Over the years Sport has become a very important part of The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds Meet and comprises of the following
Hound Trails kindly sponsored by:
Andrew & Heather Naylor-Lopez, Anthony & Steph Steele, Ian Telford and Gill Unsworth (Gosforth Bakery)
- THE MARLENE EDWARDS COMMEMORATIVE CHALLENGE TANKARD AND REPLICA WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNER OF THE SENIOR HOUND TRAIL
The Fell Race
What was once a competition between farmers and their families and farmhands has grown over the years and is now one of the main sporting attractions of the Show.
4 classes to suit all ages.
The Fell race is overseen by BOFRA and starts in the Show-Field and the route takes the runners up to the top of Kirk Fell (Elevation, 802m/2,631 ft) and then back down to the starting line .
The record currently stands at just over 30 minutes – If you would like to have a go or think you can beat the current record then please feel free to enter – Entries taken on the day from BOFRA members on the field, please listen to the public address for details.
- T PURDHAM WILL DONATE A TANKARD FOR THE SENIOR FELL RACE
- ROLAND BAINBRIDGE MEMORIAL CHALLENGE TROPHY, AWARDED TO THE WINNER OF THE JUNIOR FELL RACE (UNDER 12)
- SPONSORED BY LAKELAND SPORTS PROMOTERS ASSOCIATION
Again, what was originally put on to entertain the children of the local farmers has grown over the years to become a popular Show attraction, traditional races with prizes for the children and open to everyone. We believe this adds to making The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds Meet a Real Family Day Out - Entries are FREE, taken on the day and are open to all children on the Show-Field, please listen to the public address for details
Cumberland and Westmorland style Wrestling
Classes - BOYS U11, U12, U13, U15, U18, 10.5 STONE, 12 STONE, ALL WEIGHT
- THE KENNEDY CHALLENGE CUP FOR 10.5 STONE WRESTLING
If you have never seen a Terrier Race then here’s your chance, the terriers are placed in miniature starting traps and a lure on a long cable and reel is laid out. The reel is wound in, the terriers are let loose and then usually Pandemonium – See it to believe it
There are no restrictions on the areas the dogs come from and entries are on the day.
This is now a very popular Show attraction; please listen to the public address for details.
- THE RORY CHALLENGE TROPHY WILL BE AWARDED FOR TERRIER RACING