Race Info

  3 day Cannonball Event. (Shore - Littleborough) 14th, 15th  & 16th August 2014
King William IV (aka king Bill), Shore Rd, Littleborough, Lancashire. OL15 9LW

Cannonball Events presents a 3-day event to fire you into the bank holiday weekend..
Shore is a runner’s paradise, 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.

Friday 14th  August 7:15 pm start (Reg from 6pm) - Shore Road Race 4.3 mile 322 ft climbing

Saturday 15th August – 1pm start (reg from 11:45) - Watergrove Reservoir Trail Race. 4.55 miles 411ft climbing

Sunday 16th August – 1pm start (reg from 11:45) - Sheep fell over (fell race) 3 mile 635 ft of climbing straight up and down.



Race Entries

Individual Race Entry
Club Runner £5 pre-entry or £6 on the day
Unattached £6 pre-entry or £7 on the day

3 day Event Entry
Club Runner £13pre entry or £15.50 on the day
Unattached £15.50 pre entry or £18 on the day

*There is a small handling fee for online entry, yet both online and pre entry by cheque saves you hassle on the day.

*Pre entry online at bookitzone or by cheque to Cannonball Events Ltd, 14 Jubilee Way, Todmorden, OL147EX.

Online entry:

Road Race:click the link to enter online

Trail Race: click the link to enter online

Fell Race:  click the link to enter online

All 3 Races - Series entry click link to enter online

Route Descriptions.

Shore Road Race -
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 left at the Choclate box shop and heading towards the park, running past Littleborough CC and across the road up Whalley Avenue before returning on the start route.  Great route, a challenging but fully runnable road race.

Click on the GPX of the route to show the elevation and distances etc,etc,
Shore Road Race GPX / Route

Watergrove Reservoir Trail Race - 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.

Click on the GPX of the route to show the elevation and distances etc,etc,

Sheep Fell Over ….. (Fell Race) - 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.

Great little fell race.
Ideal first fell race.
Great training and challenge for those hardened fell runners.

*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.

Click on the GPX of the route to show the elevation and distances etc,etc,

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 and 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.
Charity information link

Each year I will donate a percentage of my profits to a different charity.  This year in honour of my Grandma (Joan Mary Lloyd) I am donating to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.  This is a very worthy charity and offers amazing facilities and respite for both patients and families dealing with Cancer and the effects of the illness. 

Collection buckets may also be placed at the different events to ask for further loose change to help with their funds.



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Company Registration Number: 08403989
Address: 14 Jubilee Way,Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7EX
UK Athletics registration/insurance reference : 7692346
John Lloyd
BA Hons Sports Science
Mobile: 07583 997329
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