Cardington Cracker Hill Race


Update: The latest Cracker will take place on Sunday 5th December!

No entries on the day, entries will only be taken via the following link Online Entries


2021 Entry Form Information

Route Map

Roll of Honour

Mens Best Times sub 1.20

Womens Best Times sub 1.40

2019 Results


The Race Headquarters this year will be at the Boultons Coaches Yard, SY6 7JZ accommodation is limited so please come changed, unfortunately there are no showers this year. Parking is limited please car share where possible. Please park as directed and do not use the Royal Oak Pub Car Park.

The Course
The route can be found on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 217 Map 1:25,000. Some of the course is on private land, which we gain permission to use on race day. Please ensure that any training overthe course is restricted to public areas. Please do not bring dogs, as several areas contain livestock. Not suitable for inexperienced runners. Most of the course is marked or obvious.

The race starts in Cardington, crossing open pasture leading gradually leading to Enchmarsh, it then follows a dirt track before dropping steeply through a narrow section of woodland called Hoar Edge. The route then climbs the side of The Lawley (1236 feet), the first checkpoint. The fast, grassy descent is down the ridge to Comley Farm and through the fields towards Caer Caradoc. The route up Caer Caradoc follows the green lane along the base of the hill to the sheep pens, then takes a diagonal line directly to the summit (1506 feet),the second checkpoint. The descent follows the high ground to Three Fingers Rock, then a steep descent to the stream before climbing up the side of Helmeth Hill to Gaerstones Farm, the third checkpoint. The route climbs to The Gaerstones Hill then follows the Hope Bowdler ridge to Willstone Hill, the final checkpoint. After descending past the Battlestones the course climbs again to the Wilderness, before dropping down through a series of fields and stiles to the finish field in Cardington.

Ordnance Survey Explorer 217
Start SO 505953
Lawley SO 495975
Comley farm road SO 485968
Caer Caradoc SO 478954
Gaerstone farm SO 469935
Willstone Hill SO 485943
Wilderness SO 486952
Folly Bank road SO 496959
Finish SO 505953


No entries on the day, entries will only be taken via the following link Online Entries

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