On Saturday afternoon, action moves to Peel a fishing village on the west of the island, about 11 miles from Douglas. The race starts and finishes near the quayside at the House of Manannan with start times of 14.15hrs (men) and 15.05hrs (women).
The men compete over a four mile course and the women over a three mile route. The races are held separately. With the exception of the first and last half mile the course is on grass. There are two main climbs on the route for the men and one for the women with a number of short sharp climbs as well. The descent is less steep. Therefore, the climb suits the fell/hill runners but they have less of an edge over the road and track runners on the downhill.
Tradition for many is to run back to Douglas – a distance of around 11 miles taking in a few of the local pubs on route!
Transport to and from the race can be booked when entering the festival with coaches to Peel leaving Douglas from the War Memorial, Central Promenade at 12.45hrs. The coach will leave Peel from the Creek Inn (by the start/finish area) at 16.30hrs to return to Douglas.
Please arrive ready to run. There are no official changing facilities, although there are toilets readily available at the start/finish area.
Slideshow of Peel Hill Race course – start to finish (photos by Dave Griffiths)