Our Races

The Allithwaite-8, 2019

This is planned for Sat. the 2nd of November, to be held under A.R.C. rules.

It’ll be 8 miles in length, with marshals, signs and distance markers.  The route is about 2/3 off-road, with the rest being comprised of short sections of road linking the off-road bits. The first half is a trail/x-country race, then the 2nd half becomes more like a fell race as it ascends the steep, West flank of Hampsfell, before turning South past the tower (known as the hospice) at the summit and along the undulating top back to Allithwaite.

Please see further down the page for results from the first 3 occasions on which we held the race.  There are various photographs on the club’s facebook site too, so we hope you enjoy looking at them.

By the way, in the lead up to the race in 2019, we’re planning on creating a slide show to depict various parts of the route.  That’s for those who haven’t run it yet but are wondering about doing so and what it looks like.


Past Races


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!