Category: A/S 6.1km/323m, 3.8 miles/1050' (GPS permitted).
Date: 26th June 2019.
Start Time: 7:30 pm.
Entry: £5.00 entry on the day.
Registration: Opens 6:30pm in St Saviours (C of E) Church, Buckstones Road, Shaw Oldham, OL2 8DF.
Start: The start of the race is 200m away at Shore Edge Methodist Church (GR 951097), Buckstones Rd, Shaw, Oldham OL2 8LX.
Minimum age: 16 years old, and U18 year old runners only accepted with signed parental consent form available at registration.
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female and 1st in Age Category, Male and Female and Team awards.
The route is a mixture of moorland trail, forest trail and rough moorland paths, and although the course is generally well drained by old mine workings there are some areas where the mud can be found, particularly in inclement weather.
This course is tougher than a cursory glance at the map will lead you to expect. There are numerous ascents and descents as the course loops and threads its way through forest and moorland before releasing you into a steep shale covered descent towards the end of the first lap.
At 3.8 miles the route is fairly short with a total ascent 1080ft, but because it is mostly runnable there is no let up and it can best be described as a 'lung buster'.
Course record: John Brown (Salford) 23:05 (2007)
The race is to be run under Fell Running Association Rules for Competition. Should you be unclear in any way as to what these are please visit www.fellrunner.org.uk
We would emphasise that this is NOT a trail/parkland race as it DOES cross rough, exposed open moorland.
Whilst the course is partially marked, it is possible some navigational experience will be required. Do not rely upon following the person in front. Have a map & compass and know how to use it.
You must be prepared to carry, wear or use the following kit (at the discretion of the Race Organiser):
1. Full Body Cover must be carried by all competitors; waterproof cagoule with hood, full length waterproof bottoms.
4. Map of the course.
A spot check may be undertaken prior to the race starting (at the discretion of the Race Organiser). Any competitor retiring MUST report both to the nearest marshal & to the Race Organiser.
Parking is available at the Brushes Clough Quarry off Buckstones Road GR952412 and people are asked to avoid parking on the road particularly outside the houses of residents.
Toilet facilities will be available at the Registration in St Saviours Church.
Training on the course and land access issues
The course is run on Brushes Clough Country Park by kind permission of Oldham Council and is fully accessible to the public.
1st male was Rob James Royton Road Runners 25:52
2nd Shaun Godsman from Calder Valley harriers, 3rd was Ben Coop, Bury AC
1st lady was Fiona Williams from Rochdale 33:88, followed by Claire Conley Saddleworth RR, 3rd was Dianne Winterburn also from Rochdale .
Full Results : Eddies 2018
1st place male was Rob James Royton Road Runners 24:34, followed by
2nd Andy Fleet from Holmfirth harriers, 3rd was Tim Campbell.
1st lady was Kay Welsby from Rochdale 31:21, followed by Leah Williams LUOC , 3rd was Jill Butterworth from Rochdale .
Results 2017: click here. Full pictures : https: https://www.flickr.com/photos/139784872@N04/albums/72157669407930010