February Updates: Read all about it!!

Hello… Just an update from us, with just over 2 months to go until Fellsman 2017 event, wow, this year is going quickly!

We’re hoping the snow on the hills (seen here at the location of the Redshaw checkpoint) will be a distant memory before the 55th Fellsman is upon us!

Places still available…

First of all, we still have some places available for anybody who may want to experience the Fellsman for themselves.  If you are still in two minds about entering why not give it a whirl. Can you think of a better way to spend a May Day bank holiday weekend..? Don’t answer that! Go on, what’s the worse that can happen…

You can download our 2017 flyer with more information. Please pass it on to anyone who might be interested.

Handbooks coming soon…

For those who have already entered, you will be receiving your handbook and entry information in the post in the next few weeks.  Please note that there is a lot of important information in the handbook about the rules, route and kit requirements. Also this year take note of the updated points to observe and new chop times, which have been amended ahead of this year’s event: please read it carefully.

Sports Sunday in attendance…

During this year’s Fellsman we are lucky to have Sports Sunday, who will be popping up along the routes taking photographs to record the full experience of the weekend.  Photos will be available afterwards through them – more details to follow.

New parking arrangements at Threshfield…

If you have joined us on the event in previous years you will know the challenges we have with parking at the school at Threshfield HQ.  This year we have secured hard-standing parking just outside the village (approx 10 mins walk).  The aim of this is to reduce the number of cars parking on the roadside and around the school, as we have received complaints from local residents and the parish council who are concerned about access for emergency vehicles.

We would be very grateful if you could cooperate with us by not parking on the roadsides, and making use of these new parking facilities.  We will be running transport on Friday evening until approx. 10pm, then again at regular intervals from Saturday evening through to Sunday early afternoon.  However, we are currently unable to provide transport from the car park to Threshfield HQ on Saturday morning, so please ensure you have everything you need with you on Friday night before your return to HQ at the end of the event. For those arriving on Saturday morning to use the trasnport to the start, please allow yourselves time to get to the school from the car park.

More details on the new parking arrangements are given in the handbook.

And finally…

Finally please respect our request to not undertake full reccies of the routes as we only have access permission from the landowners for the weekend of the event.

Good luck with your preparation and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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