29 October 2008

Run in our Pennine Bridleway Relay 2009 team

Garry Dowthwaite is in charge of our relay team(s) entry for this event.
Please contact him on 01524 822216 as soon as possible to put your name forward for selection.More details below.

Rossendale Harriers and Athletic Club.

Pennine Bridleway Relay 2009.

Sunday 1st February 2009.

Start time 8.30am. 47 miles.
Start/finish venue : Fearns Community Sports
College,Booth Road,Waterfoot Rossendale

Grid ref 8242220.

The MaryTowneleyLoop is part of the new Pennine Bridleway in the South Pennines area and was opened in May 2002.The route is 47 miles in length with 6300ft of ascent,is fully waymarked with mainly off road running on paths and tracks,some of them newly created and resurfaced .The Mary Towneley Loop takes in some of the best scenery the South Pennines have to offer,traversing the hillsides and crossing the valleys between Rossendale,Burnley,Hebden Bridge,Todmorden and Rochdale and crosses at least 13 Fell Race routes.

The Pennine Bridleway Relay will consist of 5 legs run in pairs in a clockwise circuit around the Mary Towneley Loop.Leg changeover points ,with leg distances and amount of climb per leg along with details of the race rules, maps of each leg and final instructions can be found on the relay website.