Cannonball Events Three Day Event

Basic info

Friday 12th
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th

Race HQ
The Cannonball Marque in the Start/Finish Field near:
King William IV (aka king Bill), Shore Rd, Littleborough, Lancashire. OL15 9LW
(10 minutes from M62 junction 21)

Start Times:
Friday 12th: 7:15PM
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th: 1:00PM


All races suitable for those aged 14 years plus!!

FRA form must be completed for Fell Race    


Shore is a runner’s paradise

Cannonball Events presents a 3-day running event in three disciplines across each day.
It has excellent trails, fells and roads that many people from close and far simply don't know about. The event takes you on the roads of Calderbrook and shore, around Wardle reservoir and the fells above both.


Free Parking, Drinks (soft & alcoholic) and Homemade food (courtesy of Alfresco Mobile Catering) are available. Free camping in the field for those who would like it!
All pre & post race activities are now based in the field.  
We have lots of shelter and a great location right at the start and finish lines of all the races.




3 day event Entry:
Club runners - £17
Unattached - £20
For each individual race:
Club runners - £7
Unattached - £8
Fell Race - £6



3 day event Entry:
Club runners - £20
Unattached - £23
For each individual race:
Club runners - £8
Unattached - £9
Fell Race - £6


Includes all booking fees, chip timing with results available literally as you finish.



All events are short and sweet. It makes for a really sociable fun event with some challenge and that's the idea. The pub is set in an amazing location; serves proper home cooked food and great real ales. On the Sunday after we have the prize giving we are planning on having free food, so why not bring the family
and friends?


Individual Races

  • First 3 men and women in each race
  • Usual Age Cat prizes
  • Several spot prizes

Series Prizes

  • Top 3 men and women in overall standings.
  • Several achievement prizes for those who complete all 3 events.


**Overall standing are based on cumulative times from the 3 events.

Races description

Shore Road Race
OFFICIALLY measured 7km (the new 5k....)

Friday 12th August
Registration Time: 5:30pm
Start Time: 7:15pm

7km (4.35 miles) / 322 ft (98 meters) climbing

Route Description: The race starts outside the pub and runs down shore road, it takes a left onto Kirkstall Avenue and moves down onto a pathed path. Moving through a quiet housing estate to the main road it moves onto Calderbrook road for a short climb. At the top of the road there is a nice flat stage on a quiet farm country road. It then turns right after the church and then a left down a steep short road to Todmorden Road. Keeping to the right there is a long slightly declined road into the centre of Littleborough (approx. 1 mile). Turning right at the Choclate box shop and heading towards the park, running past Littleborough CC and across the road up Whalley Avenue, left turn and returning on the start route.  Great route, 7km runnable road race.

maps - Shore Road Race GPX / Route


Watergrove Reservoir Trail Race

Saturday 13th August
Registration Time: 11:30am
Start Time: 1:00pm

4.55 miles / 411 ft (125 meters) climbing

Route Description: Starting from the pub we go straight onto the trails on Pedler Brow Lane taking in a good steady climb. Moving along Wardle fold and up another steady climb to Watergrove Reservoir. This then takes you round a fast flat path around the reservoir, moving onto a steady climb on a great track in the middle of the fells. This then turns into a fast downhill finish on a track that eventually turns into the cobbled path to the finish.

MAPS -  Watergrove Trail Race GPX / Elevation


Sheep Fell Over (Fell Race)

Sunday 14th August
Registration Time: 11:30am
Start Time: 1:00pm

3 mile / 635 ft (194 meters) climbing straight up and down  

Route Description: Starting from outside the pub you run up the cobbles past the farms and onto the fell track. This winding visible path takes you through the gate and onto a tough steady climb to the sheep fold. Go around the sheepfold and then hurtle down the amazing 1.5 mile descent.

Ideal first fell race!

*Standard FRA regulations apply regarding kit. Waterproof jacket, whistle, map, compass must be carried unless the weather is fine. The race organiser will let runners know on the day. Assume that it must be carried to avoid disappointment.

*FRA entry form must be completed and handed in before the race, some will be made available at the race, but save time and complete it beforehand if you can.

Maps - Sheep Fell Over GPX / Elevation