The Black Combe fell race takes place this afternoon, covering 8.2 miles and a 3281ft ascent from Silecroft village hall.

Organised by Black Combe Runners, this year’s race is also the kick-start event to many hill runners’ season getting underway.

Entry is available on the day at £10 and includes food in the village hall after. The race starts at midday.

Parking will be very restricted in the area and runners are required to car share where possible, and may have to park some way from the village hall, where registration will take place.

Runners are asked to obey all car parking marshals' instructions.

More localised runners may find it convenient to come by train to Silecroft as the race headquarters/registration is 100 yards from the station.

A train arrives from the north at 11am, with a direct one from Lancaster, for runners coming from the south, also due in Silecroft around 10:55am.

Normal Fell Runners Association kit requirements apply and kit checks will be carried out.

There are prizes up for grabs for any new records, as well as for the final ascent and descent. This race is also the first counter for the Bob Grieve trophies, which are awarded to the fastest man and woman (combined times) across all four of BCR’s organised races of Black Combe, Caw (May), Dunnerdale and Kirkby Moor (both November).