Red Rose 50 2018

After much effort, East Lancs LDWA have fine-tuned the updated route for this year's Red Rose 50. We listened to the feedback from 2017 entrants and have made significant route adjustments which reduces the distance from 54+ miles to a few hundred yards above 50 miles. We have taken out the hard slog across Wet Moss and around Bull Hill. The route has now been tested and gpx file available for those who would like to recce.
The event offers magnificent value for money. Just think - you could enter the Manchester 10k for £38 and get a t-shirt and a medal. In the Red Rose 50, you get 8 times the enjoyment in the beautiful countryside of the West Pennine Moors, feeding stations at the checkpoints (typically in Village Halls) and a meal at the end for £33 (£28 for LDWA members + SI booking fee). You also have a choice of running or walking.
More info at (including gpx) or enter through SI Entries at
Now that the route is final (subject to any last minute changes such as footpath closures), I will also be looking into getting the event ratified as a UTMB counter.
I plan to get out on some recce runs in the next couple of weeks. If you wish to join me, please contact me.


  • Andy B6Andy B6 ✭✭✭
    50miles?  Wtf?  Who wants to run 50miles?  I’m fucking knackered after a 5k Parkrun.  Hahaha.  Don’t you get proper bored?  
  • That was my answer when it was suggested someone needed a partner for the 33 mile Haworth Hobble. How far? Not likely. Then you get hooked. I am also often knackered after a parkrun but only an idiot would think of running 50 miles at parkrun pace. Be a man! Challenge yourself. As for bored, far from it.
  • roebyroeby ✭✭✭
    really enjoyed this last year especially Bull Hill and Wet Moss , guess Ill have to get out and recce now the course has changed .I was looking forward to not getting lost this year as i knew the route .
  • Finbarr65Finbarr65 ✭✭✭
    Gordon,  I would not have thought a walking event would be valid as a UTMB qualifier.
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