Hexhamshire Hobble

The Angus Tait Memorial Hexhamshire Hobble ("the Hobble") is an annual multi-terrain race of about 10 miles across Hexhamshire Common.


26th Hexhamshire Hobble, Sunday 1st December 2019

Registration: Allendale Primary School Sports Hall from 9:30am.

Start: 11am, Shilburn Road

Finish: Allendale Primary School field.

Conditions can be severe on the fells, particularly this time of year. The organisers reserve the right to cancel the race in the event of exceptionally inclement weather which could prejudice the safety of the competitors.


  • Open Male,
  • Open Female,
  • Veteran Male,
  • Veteran Female

(no runner may claim more than one individual prize)

  • First local man & woman (i.e. resident in the Allen Valley)
  • Team (4 for men/3 for women) – based on finish time


Parking: Ample parking at Allendale Primary School and in the Village.

Facilities: Toilets and limited changing facilities

Conditions of Entry

FRA safety conditions will apply. Over 18 only. All competitors must carry whistle, compass and map suitable for navigating the course (OS 1:25,000 Explorer OL43 or 1:50,000 Landranger 87), full body waterproof cover and emergency food. MP3 players, ipods and the like are strictly forbidden and will result in immediate removal from the race and disqualification. Kit checks will be carried out. Failure to comply with kit can result in disqualification and a ban from FRA permitted races. Competitors must be prepared to accept these requirements as a condition of race entry. No dogs allowed.

Route and profile

NB: The 2019 Hobble will be run anti-clockwise.

Hexhamshire Hobble route

NB: In the profile below corresponds left-to-right corresponds to the anticlockwise route.

Hexhamshire Hobble course profile