EYCCL Race 5

Langdale End

Host Club: Scarborough AC




EYCCL Race 5 - Langdale End

All RESULTS will be posted here EYCCL RACE RESULTS

Venue: Langdale End Village, Near Scarborough YO13 0BN

Location: Approximately 5 miles west of Scarborough.

The race will start in open fields next to the River Derwent (15-20 minutes' walk from the temporary car park at Langdale Bridge), and finish on the farm fields at Howden Farm. Please allow yourself ample time to reach the start point from the bridge.

NB - The village hall was closed two years ago, and the race organisers were unable to persuade The Village Committee to reopen for the event.

Car parking - There is a lay-by at Langdale Bridge, and otherwise on narrow lanes before and after the temporary car parl. There is no good reason to park by the hall. As is tight in the area and along the narrow lanes, please try to car share and park considerately.  

Post-race cafe - Refreshments will be available outside the Village Hall.

The route will be well marked and marshalled. The course is mainly on soft ground but there are a few rocky/stony sections, a rocky stream/river and a wooden footbridge to cross. Runners are recommended to wear studded off road shoes.

Course Description (Refer to map below)
Approx 5.7 miles.
The route will be well marked and marshaled.

The course is an 'anti-clockwise Horse shoe' that starts on open fields next to the River Derwent and proceeds North up the valley to cross the river near 'Low North Park'. It then has a steep ascent all the way up through fields to the Trig point on Langdale Rigg End before a straight run South along the ridge. It then descends sharply to open fields and finishes at the old cricket pitch at Howden Farm. Start is reached by a 400m walk (can be muddy) on a public footpath North from Langdale bridge.

Start - Open Fields near River Derwent - Head North across open grassy fields to reach an old wooden style gate. The gates will be fully opened to avoid congestion.

The track narrows down to single file in places and continues to run North following the River Derwent. Deep puddles and tree roots are common on this track.

After winding through the forest a wooden footbridge is reached, turn left to cross it and then a marshalled river crossing (with rope).

A steep ascent follows up through forest to reach a gate onto open fields.

Continue to climb following the marked course to reach a flat grassy track.

Bear right along the track to reach the next turn

Turn left to climb steadily up hill to the top of the field.

Follow the marked path and continue to climb steeply up the right hand edge of Langdale Rigg End.

The course will be marked and a marshal will guide you to the trig point at the top.

From the trig point it is a straight run South, firstly through open fields, then over a style (marshal) and onto the straight well used track through the trees.

Continue southerly to another style and then straight across the open field, aiming for the distinctive gorse bushes at the far side.

Descend carefully down the ridge (can be slippery) and into open fields.

Bear right and follow the field edge for 100 metres and through a metal farm gate (marshal)

Bear left to skirt Howden Hill and descend through the fields to the finish at the old Cricket pitch.



Course Stats:

Distance: 5.7 miles (approx)
Minimum Elevation: 218 feet
Maximum Elevation: 762 feet
Total climb: 768 feet
Total descent: 711 feet