The Wolfs Pit Fell Race at almost 6 miles and 1500 ft of ascent (9.2Km / 467m) is a Short category A race which packs a punchy 600 ft climb almost from the off. The climb on well cropped runnable (for the strong) grass takes you onto the open moor for some single track and open moorland running, a final sting in the tail ascent leads you back to the head of the original climb, where strength permitting you can extend your legs for a final race down to the finish field. The Wolfs Pit gets its name from a feature high on the Shatton / Abney Moors; “The Wolfs Pit” which the race route passes.
The race is the brain child of local farmer & turf grower Malcolm Sowerby, from whose field the race starts. Malcolm, a then member of Bradda Dads – a fund raising group from the village of Bradwell, put the idea to the “Dads” back in 2008. The race has been hosted by the Bradda Dads on or around the 3rd weekend of March ever since. The course has varied over the years to respect landowners requests, but the philosophy has remained very much the same; to climb up & over the Moor, take in the views to South, East, West & finally North before plummeting back to the field for a well-earned brew – what more could a runner wish for
Clive & Jenny