Borrowdale Fell Race

Saturday 3 August 2019.

The final race of my Summer of Fell Running project - My task for the day is to get through what is possibly one of the toughest English fell races on burnt out legs, lack of sleep and an unusual illness from the start of the week. Small disclaimer - this video may contain unnecessary details of personal health that non runners may find disgusting, but has been left in for context.

The Borrowdale Fell Race is an annual fell race held in August, starting and finishing in Rosthwaite. It is considered to be one of the "classic" Lakeland races and the route initially heads over Bessyboot before climbing England’s highest summit, Scafell Pike. Great Gable is then scaled before a descent to Honister Pass and the final climb up Dale Head. The distance is approximately 27km / 17 miles and the route has around 2000 metres / 6,500 feet of ascent.