All competitors in the Laxey Horseshoe are advised
that as it is classified an A category race it will be compulsory to carry
minimum safety equipment consisting of a whistle and a waterproof jacket. This
applies irrespective of the prevailing conditions on the day. I know this rule
seems a bit over the top when the sun is beating down but we have no choice in
the matter as we are governed by FRA rules and if we did not enforce them we
would not be covered by their insurance.
Competitors should also be sure of the route from
the checkpoint on Cronk Y Vaare ( checkpoint 5 ) to the final
checkpoint situated on the mountain wall at the top of Ballacowin
Farm. COMPETITORS ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO CROSS THE MOUNTAIN WALL AT THE
CHECKPOINT. Last year some runners cut across private land by crossing the
mountain wall shortly after leaving Cronk Y Vaare. This is not permitted and
will be monitored.