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9th Annual Caw Downhill fancy dress

edited February 16 in Social Runs

Hello! It's time again. The 9th annual "running" of the Caw downhill fancy dress competition and hangover cure will be on Sunday 17th December, the day after our Christmas do. We meet at the Newfield at 11am, walk up Caw in a variety of unsuitable outfits and start running down at 12 noon.

As always it's not a race or any sort of organised event. Just people out for a run in the wrong clothes, as fast as they can.

  • Fancy dress is expected but doesn't have to be all that fancy;
  • It will be really cold, and snowy or wet or both. Harry says you
    should probably come as John Snow, not Tinkerbell;

  • The route goes from the summit of Caw to the front door of the
    Newfield by any route you can manage;

  • Usually that means taking the same way down as the Duddon races but
    we're not flagging anything or making any suggestions, and it can be
    hard to get over the ladder stile in a bear suit;

  • Chasing start with handicaps determined by speed, age, gender,
    weight of costume, ability to see out, pleading of runner and
    position on the handicapper's list of people who have offended her
    this year. Fast people can be waiting at the top for a while;

  • The winner is the first person to finish a pint. You need to finish
    the run at least a minute ahead of Pat and Pete to have any chance
    here. Soft drinks are allowed if extremely fizzy and cold;

  • This is not safe or sensible and never has been. It's a miracle that
    nobody has been seriously hurt. Please be careful, and do not
    imagine that anyone has thought this through or is looking after

  • Splendid trophies and much glory for the fastest person and the best
    fancy dress. Spectators and guests are very welcome. Tell your

This is copied from the facebook event. If you're in there, please mark yourself as going so we can start the handicaps. Feel free to share, too.

Everyone is invited to the Newfield afterwards to recover either from this or the Christmas do.


  • Unfortunately Tor's family have unsociably decided to hold Christmas that weekend so I won't be able to make it. This is a shame as I was thinking of constructing some humongous wings, possibly a hang glider. The thinking is that they would be good for holding my line on the decent and provide an advantage when downing the pint - who can down a pint with a set of wings repeatedly slapping them in the face and groin?

  • Hope you had a fun time. I guess it was a bit wet and rather confusing
    with all the costumes but I have received a message that Danny from the
    pub has lost his black Fjall Raven jacket and is rather keen to get it
    back. If anyone knows its whereabouts please ring the Newfield 716208.

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