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posted by DaveT on November 24, 2014

Carshare is now off again to Zurich, laden with Christmas presents and the like. From Wednesday while late Monday. Please use Comments, or contact the webmaster for anything which needs to go out.

Saturday:-
Dark and White Mini-MM 3 : from Edale.

Sunday:-
Peak Raid 3 - Round 3. from Totley.
Levisham Limping - North York Moors.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Wednesday 26th November 2014
posted by WillyK on November 21, 2014

With apologies to Carshare for invading his blog, it only seems fair that the whole club (and not just the Facebook cognoscenti) should get to comment on this one.  

We are deeply indebted to both Adi Davis and Jim Fulton for providing the tracks that allow us to pose the questions:

2014-11-21--image.jpg1. which track is Ashley's?

2. is this finally the proof we needed that great fell running minds (Jim and Ashley's) think entirely alike?

3. if 2. is conceded, then how can genetics account for the occasionally inspired variations upon variations upon a route which these two magnificent tracks reveal?

No cheating now; only answers backed up with a plausible explanation can be accepted - so don't just refer to the tracks on the website for your answer. A pint for the best set of answers, in the Carshare comments section below (comments on Facebook also welcome, though these will not qualify for beer).

Permalink | Comments (6) | Last updated on Monday 24th November 2014
posted by DaveT on November 17, 2014

"Three Tops" :-
FRA Presentation Night:- Congratulations to all our medal recipients, and hope that you had a successful, most deserved, evening.
Wrekin Wrecker:- results.
Clowne Half Marathon:- results. Some familiar names lurking within...

Permalink | Comments (2) | Last updated on Monday 24th November 2014
posted by DaveT on November 9, 2014

Club Championships:-

Tour of Pendle:- results. Most pleasant to meet up with some of our runners today. Rather benign conditions, no wind, though plenty of mist around. But how I missed the expected abuse from Willy and Lewis, such a shame to return home disappointed. Them two must try harder next year.
 But more seriously, just about everyone passing CP9 had words of thanks, and what a nuisance are numbers not immediately readable, Still we have numbers on legs, numbers with a strap across the middle, numbers folded tight. (The bottom part of the FRA Calendar, page 11, makes it all clear, and really does apply.) Just about everyone with a top on easily lifted it to show the number, that isn't any issue.

2015 FRA Relays. Are also at Barley, somewhere no doubt involving Pendle Hill. Everything was crammed enough for The Tour, never mind the Relays. The open field space of Middleton was fine for over 200 teams, and our seven entries. Having seven teams next year seems highly unlikely. But then if Qatar can hold the World Cup, maybe some deposits of Rolex Watches might help our cause?

Commondale Beacon - N.Y.Moors.- results
Peak Raid 3 - round 2. - Old Glossop. - results

Permalink | Comments (2) | Last updated on Wednesday 19th November 2014
posted by DaveT on November 3, 2014

Dunnerdale:- results.
Burley Moor:- was a pleasant enough wander around Ilkley Moor, plenty to slosh around and get dirty - as usual.
Leg it Round Lathkil:- results
Roaches:- results

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Tuesday 18th November 2014
posted by DaveT on October 27, 2014

Grin and Bear It:-
Shepherd's Skyline - results
English Cross Country Relays - results.

Guisborough Three Tops.- results.  many concerns need to registered over the flagging of the course. We were given grave warnings of this impassable tree somewhere in the woods, which needed a wide diversion. And was there an impassable tree? Not a sign of it. Should this standard of flagging take place at the Championship course next September, runners could be forever lost in't woods.
( No doubt Dan will have the more reliable truth of it all.)
Indeed he does, in Comments. For finding the route, I thought the markings were  fine, much more than expected. If, as was suggested, there is an earlier (5th April) running of the race next year - before Championship date (6th September), then having a look at the course will be most helpful. 
A good course, fast running at times, linked with slithery drops, steep climbs. Dan was 4th, Joe 11th and 1st V50, Carshare hardly troubled the scorers.
Cop Hill:- results.
Peak Raid 3 - from Edale, results.

Permalink | Comments (2) | Last updated on Sunday 9th November 2014
posted by DaveT on November 6, 2014

These have appeared on the FRA Forum, so by no means confirmed as definite

British Fell Champs
18/04/2015 Y Moelwyn (10.5 miles/2799ft)
13/06/2015 Durisdeer (9.1 miles/4068ft) -
25/07/2015 Lingmell Dash (4.5 miles/2500ft)
15/08/2015 Seven Sevens (18.9 miles/8776ft). To do with this thingy, possibly. 

English Fell Champs
07/03/2015 Flower Scar (5.6 miles/1542ft)
09/05/2015 Stretton Six Summits (6.3 miles/3248ft) - not sure on this one, although the entry process and limit suggests a champs race,
30/05/2015 Duddon Valley (18 miles/6004ft)
11/07/2015 Bradda Niarbyl (14.9 miles/5905ft). Isle of Man.
25/07/2015 Lingmell Dash (4.5 miles/2500ft)
06/09/2015 Guisborough 3 Tops (8.1 miles/2149ft)

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Thursday 6th November 2014
posted by DaveT on October 27, 2014

Here is Steve Matthews Mystery Photo.
Hall of Fame:- - Dave Sykes, Ian Winterburn, Willy.....
"It's a stile post. It was at the stile at Hausewell Brow, adjacent to the old coach road on the approach to Clough Head. Grid NY335235 for the pedantic (of which we have plenty). The stile is on the club BG route and has been there for many years so loads of us have 'shaken hands' with it. The fence has been replaced and the old stile demolished. There's no stile there now so recent BG attempts have had to divert around the new barbed wire fence or attempt to climb it. I saw it lying forlornly on the fellside and couldn't resist bringing it in."

2014-10-27--SM-Mystery.jpg

Any more such things of interest are always most welcome...

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Tuesday 4th November 2014
posted by DaveT on October 20, 2014

Snowdonia Marathon - results. John Hunt - 10th, Austin - 58th, and John Armistead - 1170.
OMM - is in The Cheviots.
Bronte Way.- results

Lakeland Classics 2014:- These now seem to be sorted.
John Hunt (5th and 2nd V40) : Tom Brunt (6th and 3rd V40) : Joe Blackett (7th and 1st V50) : Stephen Pyke (12th) : Richard Guillaume (16th) : Dave Sykes (25th) : Matt Hulley (27th ) : Nicky Spinks (31st, 2nd Lady and 1st LV40) : Richard Hunt (35th) :Judith Jepson (36th , 3rd Lady and 2nd Lv40) : David Lund (38th) : Ashley Kay (53rd): Keith Holmes (54th, 2nd V60) : Adam Clarke (62nd) : Lewis Ashton (90th) : Fiona Fulwood (94th).
!st Team, and a record 17 completions. Congratulations to you all!

All Those Wainwrights Lecture:-  Details.  Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm - An Evening with Steve Birkinshaw. Only just over to Stockport, £4.00 or £6.00, and a completely outstanding achievement.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Monday 27th October 2014