Our Races

Allithwaite-8 (2021)

Details to follow when we’re able to give them! We DO have plans.  Our provisional date is the 6th November.

Allithwaite-8 (2020) 


We WERE planning for Saturday the 7th of November, having been super organised and getting our permit in place well before March and lockdown. Sadly, whilst we’re aware of a handful of races organised, we don’t feel able to offer a race this year under the circumstances.  We hope you’ll understand that this isn’t what we wanted, but the safety of everyone is of utmost importance. WE WILL BE BACK!

We regret that we’re not able to support our usual sponsors via the race – but if you can, please support Pete Bland in Kendal for any equipment (available online!)  https://www.peteblandsports.co.uk/ Our medal suppliers in Grange Choc O Lori, and our beer suppliers Unsworths https://www.unsworthsyard.co.uk/brewery/ .


Past Races


The Sands Chase challenge 2020

The Sands Chase 2020 was on Sunday the 12th of January 2020.  Thank you to all those club members, friends and visitors who turned out to run it (please see the page News).  It goes by the name of  ‘challenge’ as it’s not won by the fastest person, but by whoever can judge a pace (without a timing device) to cross the finish line at midday.  This year Sally Mapstone won it.

The Allithwaite-8, 2019

An amazing day!  We had a great turnout, with 80 runners toeing the line on Saturday 2nd November.  Good conditions for the race despite some ‘damp’ ground had some speedy runners fighting for the podium places with less than 2 minutes separating the first 4 men across the line.  The women’s race was no less fought over, again with just over 2 minutes separating the first 3 ladies across the finish.

Many thanks to all competitors who came to the race – from local runners to athletes from right across the North of England.  We look forward to seeing you again – our marshals loved cheering you on and we promise more local goodies for the prizes!  Full results are here:A8_(2019)_full-results.

All the podium places are on our results page.

A few items left behind were found during clearing up … water bottles and a towel.  Please get in touch with the club to claim them.


The Sands Chase challenge 2019

This took place on Sunday the 13th of January 2019.  Thank you to all those club members, friends and visitors who turned out to run it (please see the page News). It goes by the name of  ‘challenge’ as it’s not won by the fastest person, but by whoever can judge a pace to cross the finish line at midday.  This year Jim Robson won it, crossing the line about 20 s after midday.


The Allithwaite-8  (3rd edition) 2018

This took place on Sat. the 3rd of November, held under A.R.C. permit 18/398.  It was fantastic to see 102 runners on the start line, in only the 3rd year we’ve held the race.  Sincere thanks to all of you for coming.  The results are published on the results page of the website.  There are various photographs on the club’s facebook site too, so we hope you enjoy looking at them.

We did find a couple of items in the race h.q. hall as we cleared up.  If you’ve lost something please get in touch.


The Sands Chase challenge 2018

Sands Chase in 2018 took place on Sunday the 7th of January 2018.  The winner was John Douglas who came back to the start just before midday.


The Allithwaite-8 (mkII) 2017

It was held on Saturday 4th November 2017.  The start time was 11 a.m.  This was the 2nd running of the race, over a modified from the first one in 2016.  The distance was just over 8 miles, 63% of it being off-road, the other 37% was on short stretches of road.  A map of it is here (2017 route).  Race results are available from the results section.


The Allithwaite charity half-marathon

This took place on the 9th of September 2017, to raise funds for St. Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston. It was a hilly half-marathon on road, based on the former South Lakes Half-marathon (last run in 2012).

The start was at Cartmel Priory School. The course headed along the Cartmel valley, climbed up to Allithwaite and contoured along a flank of Hampsfell, before dropping down to Grange. From there, another climb took runners up to Lindale, followed by a descent to Field Broughton and back to finish at Cartmel school.  Photos and results are on our Facebook site.  In total, the race raised £369.60 for St. Mary’s!