Mickleden Straddle Fell Race

Mickleden Straddle

Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 10.30am

A category BL fell race over 14.3miles with 2431ft ascent.

Difficult high-level moorland terrain & potential for severe weather conditions make this a serious winter challenge, requiring previous similar fell running experience. Navigation skills required – GPS allowed.

Race entries

Pre-entry ONLY.

On-line entry via Racebest from 1st December.

​Entry fee £9.

Race limit of 200 runners. Minimum age 18.

No dogs allowed with runners.


Registration from 9.00am at Langsett Barn, S36 4GY (GR 211005)

Start & finish at Langsett Barn car park.

Course Map

Car Parking

Langsett Barn car park and layby opposite on A616. Please avoid parking on main road & in Ranger’s spaces next to barn. Parking limited – please car share if possible.

Toilets / Changing

Toilets at rear of barn. Limited changing adjacent to registration. Sorry, no showers.

Equipment you MUST carry:

Waterproof full-body cover (with attached hood & taped seams), hat, gloves, map (Mickleden Straddle Race Map or OS OL1), compass, whistle, emergency food. This is the minimum requirement under FRA rules. Runners also recommended to consider carrying additional equipment (extra thermal layers, space blanket etc) in the event of severe weather conditions.

A compulsory kit check will be carried out prior to registration.


Race Cut Off Times

This year there will be a cut-off time of 1 hour (ie. 11.30am) at CP 1 – top of Cut Gate (GR 184959). This is to ensure safety of race marshalls & helpers as well as runners in the event of severe weather.

Race retirements

If you are forced to retire during the race, you MUST return to Langsett Barn and inform Race Control.

Prizes & presentation

Bottle of ‘Rescue Ale’ for all finishers. Individual prizes for first three Men & Lady finishers and U23, Vet 40, Vet 50, Vet 60 & Vet 70 age categories for each sex. Also men’s and ladies’ team prize (best 3 runners).

Race organiser – Simon Browne – 07761 555175

2018 race summary

The 2018 race took place on a calm dry day. Recent deep snow had melted so not surprisingly it was a tad wet and boggy under foot and not a day for course records.

The race was won by Steve Franklin of Totley AC in 01:46:14 and the first lady, who successfully defended her 2017 title, was Caitlin Rice of Ribble Valley Harriers in 02:02:06.

The Men’s and Ladies team prizes were won by Holmfirth Harriers.

First Denby Daler was Andrew du Feu, finishing 34th in 02:07:16 and first DDAC lady was Jo Worboys-Hodgson in 02:34:07.

Many thanks to Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team who made sure everyone returned safely off the fells.

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