Castle Carrock . . . a beautiful Cumbrian village in the North Pennines

Round the Reservoir Race

Reservoir Race 2014 - The best turn out yet!

Reservoir Race 2014

The Round the Reservoir Race is a running race. It’s been held every year since 2009 when it was run to celebrate the centenary of the opening of Castle Carrock reservoir.

It starts and finishes outside the Duke of Cumberland. It’s just under 2 miles long.

The route begins uphill along the road towards Geltsdale as far as Garth Foot. It then turns right and begins its journey around the reservoir in a clockwise direction.

Runners appear at the end of the (usually) muddy lonning opposite Ralph Cottage, and then return triumphantly to the Duke, to be welcomed home with refreshments, envy and a medal.

The race in 2014 was run on Saturday July 19th and it was won in a time of 13 minutes and 12 seconds by the village whippet, Paul Bassindale. That was a full 24 seconds faster than the winning time of 2012 and 9 seconds faster than 2013. That boy is getting fitter !

Round the Reservoir Race Start

The first ever Round the Reservoir Race

Results from the previous years: