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2017 Bosley Fell Race was held on Saturday 17th June 2017

A REGISTERED FRA RACE

COURSE RECORDS 

(since the race 'relaunched' after 20 years in 2012)

 

Men   Simon Bailey             27.51              (2013)

 

Ladies   Olivia Walwyn       33.44              (2015)

The race route follows some footpaths but a lot of the race route is only open for the day of the race, but  come and run the local footpaths if you want to  recce the course, and enjoy the good local footpath network of challenging hills! and get a feel for the area and the challenges on the day. there are some great longer routes over to Wincle via Shell brook valley and over Croker hill to the north and back via the reservoir which has  a circular route around it with just a short section of road. Bosley also links well to the canal towpath for a flatter route if desired.

 

 The race start is Bosley school and runs from the school east towards the reservoir where it joins the footpath running round Bosley reservoir ( A Macclesfield canal feeder reservoir and not a drinking water reservoir) it crosses Smithy lane and runs across farmland towards the footpath running from Stiles meadow farm eastwards towards Bosley/Wincle MInn, eventually joining Minn End lane, where it descends briefly into Shell brook valley soon leaving the drive to Kisswood farm and looping back round a short sharp climb back up to Minn End lane and the highest point on the run. Good views can be had for those wanting a breather in all compass directions towards Shutlingsloe to the north and the Roaches to the east (in case any of you need any reminding of these well known run routes and local high points!) . You will also see good views to the west , the finish a few miles off and some metres lower too! and wider views right out to the Mersey and the Welsh hills if your vision isn't too blurred and you have the time to take the views in!  Its not quite all a welcome descent from here but mostly so, and the going will be wet and rough underfoot in a few places to keep your mind on your footing rather than the views at least some of the time! The return leg rejoins the route out just east of Stiles Meadow farm and then retraces the route back over the fields and alongside the reservoir back to school. the route will be marshalled and signed clearly at all points where needed and most gates will be open with no obstructions at all for the first two miles

Race Map 2012 Race Video (YouTube)

Any queries please email: fellrun@bosleyvillage.org.uk

Senior Race

7.5km, 250m ascent

Minimum age 16 (on race day)

Race limit 350

Entry on the day £5 per person

3:15pm start

 

Junior Race

3km

Age 10-15 (on race day)

Race limit 150

Entry on the day £1 per person

3:05pm start

 

 

Archive Results 2017 Senior Results 2017 Junior Results