Lost Lad Fell Race

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Lost Lad is a 8.5 mile midweek fell race with 1981ft of elevation. Starting from the iconic dam wall at Fairholmes, the course is fully marked and marshalled and is set to become one of the classics in the Peak District.
8.5 miles
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Wed 15th Sep 2021
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Bamford, United Kingdom
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Serious Climbs

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Fairholmes, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AQ, UK
Start times
8.5 miles:
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Route information
Starting from the iconic dam wall at Fairholmes, the route will lead you out onto the shores of the Derwent reservoirs. After the first mile you will face your first climb up Abbey Bank, a lung busting accent which will lead you to the highest part of the course BACK TOR!!!!!
From here you will traverse the upper edges of the Derwent valley passing some fantastic rock formations on route. The best is yet to come with an exhilarating decent back to the finish!!!
What's included
  • Marked & marshalled course
  • Fully supported by Trail2Summit, ChiaCharge, Ultimate Direction & Injinni
How to get there
Fairholmes Visitor Centre, Fairholmes, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AQ, UK
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By Car
The event is not very accessible by public transport so it is recommended entrants drive. The event site is accessible via the A617.
Event day logistics
17:30 Registration opens
19:00 Lost Lad Fell Race starts
More information will be sent to participants after they have entered.
Kit List
It is recommended that entrants bring the following kit list:
  • Full waterproof cover with taped seams
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Foil blanket
  • Spare thermal top
  • Compass
  • Map which we will supply
  • Enough fluid and energy snacks to get you round the course.
  • Fully charged headtorch
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Peak Runners
Hello, I'm David the founder of Peakrunners. Along with my wife Amanda we organise running events throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond. I originally started out in martial arts, where I trained intensively to get myself up to a high competitive level. I competed in full contact kickboxing / mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jujitsu. After gaining my 5th degree blackbelt and successfully running my own mixed martial arts academy, I decided to make the hard choice and close my academy, and follow my dreams of becoming an endurance athlete. My journey began in 2011 when I entered my first endurance race; The Hell on the Humber, a 12hr night run up and down the Humber Bridge. I shortly followed this up with many more 12hr and 24hr events and soon turned my focus into the world of ultrarunning. I've since gone on to compete in many more ultras here in the UK as well as in Europe, including an 8th place finish in the Spine. My focus is to become the best I can be in trail running. And to be honest, my life doesn't have a finish line, as my goals in my life are set very high.
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Will I have to navigate my way around the Lost Lad Fell Race?
No, the course if fully marked and well staffed by marshals.
What kit do you recommend carrying for the Lost Lad Fell Race?
The race organisers provide you with a map but you should expect to bring anything else you may need. A full kit list is available here: http://www.peakrunners.co.uk/phone/lost-lad.html
Is the Lost Lad Fell Race hard?
Yes, the event will be difficult so please ensure you are prepared before attending.
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