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Happy New Year!!
We are back for 2018, Saturday 9th June at Caton Gala!
This year sees a change to the route with a little jaunt around some more of the Windfarm to give you plenty of time to soak in the views! So don't forget to check out the new map
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Why?

Why, oh why? I can hear you all screaming!

Well, many, many, many moons ago when I was just a wee lad I would always attend our local Gala in Caton. Taking part on the day with all the varied things going on from the fancy dress parade, side stand attractions and of course the sports events. One event I was never able to enter, mostly due to a lack of willingness, was the annual fell run organised for the Gala. Fast forward many years (not too many) and I am now a keen trail & fell runner, but sadly, there is now no longer a fell race held at the local Gala. So a couple of like minded runners got together and here we have it - The Windmill Race - a mixed road & fell race to held once again from our local Gala.

Event Details

When?: Caton Gala, Saturday 9th June, 2018!

Where?: The Station Hotel Sports Field, Hornby Road, Caton, LA2 9QS.

Registration: Registration & number collection from Race HQ on the Gala Field from 11:30 - 12:30. After a short safety briefing at 12:50 the race will set off at 13:00 prompt.

Parking: Follow signs for Caton Gala Car Parks

Directions: From the Motorway: Exit the M6 at Junction 34 and head for Caton on the A683. Stay on this road for approximately 3 miles until you enter Caton village, at the small painted roundabout you will see the Station Hotel - the field is just behind the pub. From Kirkby Lonsdale Direction: Leave Kirkby Lonsdale following signs for Lancaster, these will then start to incorporate signs for Caton. Again, stay on this road until you enter the village, as you approach the small roundabout the Gala field is on your left.

The Race: The race will take place in around Caton-with-Littledale & Caton Moors whilst we hope for excellent weather sadly it is beyond our control so please dress appropriatley for the day as it can be very windy & cold up on the Moors. Due to the nature of the course trail shoes are recommended as some sections are soft, boggy and slippy however there is also around 3.5 miles of road running so you may want something with a little cushioning too. The course will be waymarked with fluorescent arrows and chalk markings on the road. Marshalls will also be present guiding you & supporting you - they are all volunteers so give them a smile and thankyou as you pass!

The route follows open roads, recognized footpaths and permissive paths however some of these do go through local farmers fields and whilst every effort has been made to ensure an open gate route some of these fields may still have livestock in them so please respect the route & property of the landowners. If you are carrying gels or drinks and have any litter please carry it with you or leave it with a marshall.

Presentations:Prizes for the top 3 men and women will be awarded after the race. Hopefully we will have some more goodies too for some other lucky racers!

Entry:Race entry is £10 and you can enter below in the 'How to Enter' section. Entry covers your race fee, entry for 1 adult to the Gala field for the day, race number & memento, other Gala entrants will be £4 but under 16's are free! We will also be manually timing the event. We will also have an event photographer just after 7 miles so don't forget to say cheese!. All photos and results will be available as soon as possible in the days after the event.

Course Info

The course is a mix of road, trail and fell, although quite where the line between trail & fell is drawn I'm not sure but there is definitely tarmac, stony paths and fields - I'd also expect some mud & puddles too!

Below is an image of the route but if you'd prefer a more interactive version head over here: The Windmill Race Route, or for those of you with GPS devices you can download the .gpx file in the Downloads section below.

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