05/07/2017

4th July 2017 results

Last night's results Link
Report to follow.

28/06/2017

2017 race information

This year's race is on Tuesday 4th July with a 7pm start.

The 20 Barriers follows a scenic route of just over 5 miles on the field paths, trails and canal towpath in the countryside to the south of Carnforth ‘Gateway to the Lake District’.
The race gets its name from the number of stiles and other field boundaries crossed en route but none of the ‘20 barriers’ should present any unusual hazards or difficulties.Trail or studded shoes advised.
Now that the Lundsfield track has been closed off to the public the race will find it's way back to Carnforth via Thwaite End Bridge number 127. Link to updated race map

Held under FRA rules and competitors must be 16 or over on day of race.

Race Entries

£5 on the night.
Part of each entry fee goes to Air Ambulance and Fix the Fells


Registration closes at 6.45 pm so that the race can start on time at 7pm sharp.


This is a no frills race with prizes for the first 3 men and first 3 women as they cross the finish line and a full set of results published a day or two afterwards.
Also some spot prizes courtesy of The Runners Centre Lancaster


Parking and Registration

Registration, Start and Finish,Carnforth High School,Kellet Road, Carnforth,LA5 9LS.
GR 503703 on OS sheet 97, Explorer OL7.
There are toilet facilities on site.

Access to race parking ,registration and the start is between the school and industrial estate on the east (motorway) side.Please don't try to use the access down School Lane on the town side of the school site as the very limited parking is restricted to swimming pool users only.

From the main car park go round to the right of the Sports Centre to find race HQ.This year registration will be in an event shelter in the corner of the playing field .
Registration opens at 6 pm.

Race Route
Link to updated race map 

While it will be partially marked and marshalled , runners are expected to have studied the race map/directions on race night and should take responsibility for finding their way round the course on the correct route.

Revised route for 2017

Now that the Lundsfield track has been closed off to the public the race goes back to the finish via Thwaite End Bridge number 127.



Please study the map and description below. The revised route goes left along a grassy track towards Thwaite House Farm and then follows the public footpath diagonally across a field ,then crosses the farm access lane through slit stiles into and steeply down the next field to meet another track which is followed down right to meet the out route at Thwaite End Bridge number 127. The out route is then reversed back along the canal to the finish.