Welcome to the Tim Watkins Blodslitet 2019
This mass start, long distance race was renamed the Tim Watkins
Trophy in memory of Tim who died following a car accident in March
2005. Tim was instrumental in introducing this demanding race to the
UK and had already organised the first two races.
In Norway, each autumn since 1977, Fredrikstad Skiklubb
has staged the original Blodslitet. During this period it has been
raised to an almost cult event, recent years have seen around 2000 competitors from all over
Scandinavia and elsewhere. The nearest literal translation to
"Blodslitet" is "Blood letter". The
Tim Watkins Blodslitet may not produce blood, but is designed to
challenge at each and every entry category.
This event will challenge an individual’s endurance and mental
agility to the extreme over some of the Lake District’s finest
For 2019 the event returns to Silver How. Classes are slightly
different from previous races. You may choose between Men and Women
Open, Men and Women Vet 50+ and "Others". Fees are £10 adult (£2
surcharge non BOF members), £5 junior. More details will be added to
this web page as they become available.
are now open.
Organiser: Dave Hargreaves