This year’s Cracken Edge Fell Race takes place next Wednesday 7 August. The course takes in 7 miles across Cracken Edge with tremendous views of Kinder. This fell race is run by Kinder Mountain Rescue Team. Entries are £4 and every penny goes to KMRT. The Cracken Edge Fell Race is a medium counter in the Hayfield Challenge. Visit Hayfield Fell Races for more information. Its held in the evening and starts at 7:30pm. Registration is at our base in Hayfield.
**Update Tuesday 6 August - Looks like its going to be a muddy Cracken Edge Fell Race this Wednesday. However the weather is now looking much better. Latest weather forecast for tomorrow night’s race from the Met Office http://bit.ly/1cHhDuF – mostly dry but will still be wet underfoot. One of the team who ran the race route on the weekend reported it to be very wet in places but bone dry in others and we’ve had rain since then. Because of the wet and muddy nature of the course with flowing but tricky descents everyone must wear appropriate fell and trail shoes – not flat-soled trainers. If you turn up in footwear deemed inappropriate by either the race organiser or Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, you won’t get to run. . The Cracken Edge Fell Race is run according to FRA rules so competitors will want to familiarise themselves with the equipment section of the FRA safety requirements for fell races (available here). Find out more on our Cracken Edge 2013 page and information for competitors