See map. This is a challenging fell race with steep descents.
The course will be fully marshalled and flagged on the day.
The race starts at the small White Wells car park.
The track climbs gradually to the buildings at White Wells.
At the first stone building (formerly toilets) stay on the main track, the track turns sharp right between the first building and the main White Wells buildings, then narrows and becomes steeper initially.
The track is now rougher and muddy in places but mainly wide. Stay on the main track as directed to the West end of Rocky Valley.
Follow the path up Rocky Valley for 200m, then turn sharp right as directed straight up the steep valley side. Continue to pick up a path, and follow the path South after the next junction.
Continue towards Gill Head, then take a sharp left down and past the ruins.
Follow this path down for 500m, before turning sharp left up the valley side.
Continue on this path, crossing your earlier route, then uphill past the large cairn and over the brow.
Follow 2nd path to the right as directed back down past the woods. Take the left fork then follow the gulley path on the right as it curves down to the finish on the flat grass above White Wells.
The race was used by the FRA selector Steve Fletcher to help determine which U17 athletes were invited to run at the 6th Marco Germanetto Memorial International Mountain Race, at Susa (near Turin).
For the girls, this was the first 6 across the line:
Laura Park, Blue Heywood, and Alex Wheatman for the A team;
Amy McGivern, Rosie Stuart, and Melanie Hyder for the B team.
For the boys, Alec Duffield and Nick Swinburn, with Alistair Brownlee who was selected on known form,
make the A team;
Adam Peers, Jonathan Hare, and Ben Lindsay make the B team.
Well done to all of them and good luck at Susa - see the atletica susa web site for details of the event.
England Team Manager Steve Fletcher described the team and individual performances as "stunning".