The Black Combe winter league is a series of 8 races intended to support winter training. There’s always a 10k road race in there and the finale is a dash up and down the Combe but most of the races follow low or mid-level off-road routes.
Sun 24

Black Combe Winterleague

10:30am on 24 February at Whicham Church

A straight race up and down the Combe from the road next to Whicham Church, then off to the Square Cafe for prize-giving. Organised by Will and I’m wondering about going to the South Summit too so that people can check their line for the fell race two weeks later. What do you think? This one's on the Sunday and we all go to the Square Cafe afterwards for prize giving and breakfast.

There is a competition for all with trophies being awarded to best man and best lady overall. It is four races to qualify. 1st person back scores 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd = 3 points and so on. Overall scores will be the sum of the lowest (best) 4.

Results are announced straight away in the forum and then eventually summarised here. The winners will be worked out over breakfast after the last race up Black Combe and the trophies given out at the club's Christmas dinner.

The league is handicapped and the races all have a chasing start, so anyone can win and everyone has to try. The handicaps are (loosely) based on your expected best performance at the start of the season.