The Old Crown Round is a 24 mile round of the Caldbeck Fells
The round crosses the tops of all the local fells which currently lend their name to a beer made by Hesket Newmarket Brewery and served in the Old Crown pub
The 2009 Old Crown Round fell race was won by Philip Pearson in 4hours 31min.
The winner in the 'walkers' category
was Stepen Pottinger in 9 hours 11 minutes.
A total of £1200 was raised for mountain rescue services with donations of £400 given to each of Keswick and Penrith MR teams and SARDA, the dog search and rescue team.
The 2009 event was highly successful thanks to the magnificent efforts of all the volunteer marshals and timekeepers, and the local farmers who took on the logistics of getting a barrel of the right beer on the right fell at the right time. We also had great weather and although that can never be guaranteed, I am sure that the 2013 Old Crown Round will also be a great fun event (with a serious fell race attached).
As with the previous event, we do have to limit the number of people on the route so get your entry in now. You can enter online via the link at the top left of the page. See you there
2013 event organisation
Participants may walk or run the Old Crown Round. The event start for walkers is between 6.00am. and 8.00am and for competitive runners is between 9.00 am. and 10.00am. All participants must complete the round by 10.00pm (i.e. a maximum of 16 hours) to qualify. The route will be marshalled but participants are responsible for their own route finding and good navigation skills with map and compass or with a GPS are essential. Key point grid references and waypoints for GPS will be provided.
As with the previous event, it is intended that a tipple of the appropriate beer will be available on each of the five summits.
The entry fee is £15 per person. This fee is to cover the cost of staging the event only and any surplus funds raised from the entry fee will be donated to the Great North Air Ambulance.
The event is being organised by Wandering Aengus Treks in conjunction with the Old Crown and the Hesket New Market Brewery. Entry to the Old Crown Round is strictly limited to the first 150 applicants.
Important note: Due to objections raised by the Uldale Commons Committee, the route in 2013 will differ from the 2009 route, avoiding the farms below Dash Falls which give access to Great Cockup. The beer, 'Great Cockup Porter' is no longer brewed at Hesket so this fell has been replaced in the 2013 round with Great Calva, using the route of the Bob Graham between Skiddaw and this fell.