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Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Tuesday 28th May 2013 at 11:08am
posted by DaveT on 15th May 2018

Lad’s Leap:- Inter-Counties Championships:- results. Runners are listed by counties, so please help out if you have been missed off...
Buttermere Sailbeck:- results.

Simon’s Seat – another of those quietly excellent AS courses, up Wharfedale. The first ever race was a "chase the bride" race, and similar was this year's. The bride,(Emma Dodd), suitably attired, set off 20 mins early, leaving the groom (Sam Watson), rather too much to catch his bride, with usurpers Ian Holmes and Ted Mason also chasing hard. As ever, the compulsory pint to be drunk before crossing to the finish. As good a race as it gets....

Kong Mini Evening:- Dovedale . results.
Malham Kirkby Fell – and Juniors. All results.
Mount Famine:- results.
Old County Tops:- and a long-standing Men's record broken.
Cader Idris:-results. I can't just be seeing any clubs listed, so please let us know if youy were there...

Calderdale Relay:-
Glaramara:-
Lantern Pike Dash:- results.
Sedbergh BOFRA:-

Monday – Trunce 4:-

Tuesday – Roseberry Romp:-
Totley Moor:-
Great Orme:-

Wednesday –
Latterbarrow Loop:-



Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Monday 21st May 2018 at 6:29am
posted by DaveT on 8th May 2018

Ambleside Races:- watches are only allowed to measure distance covered, the time, etc, but not allowed as a means to follow a GPS track, or to use as a race map. Best to be bringing the traditional map, whistle and compass, methinks...

Revised Notts Fell Championships. Chrome Hill - new information from our esteemed organiser...

Samaria Gorge - details, etc. If, unsurprisingly, you don't know what this is, it looks a scenic national park in Crete, somewhere. Steve Matthews managed to run through it, or round it, or over it, finishing 11th in 2:26:20 (I think..)
Results- in Greek...


Fairfield – the next Lakes Grand Prix event. Please let me know should anyone find any scores for this, or even from last year...Results.
Cressbrook Crawl:- results,
Slieve Donard - results.

Pendle Cloughs – dry, warm, even sunny, something unheard of for Pendle races. A race I can't recommend highly enough. Starting from the scenic village of Downham, a wander all around Pendle, and needing something called navigation. With determined efforts from the organiser, a more respectable number of runners this year. Just as hard as The Tour, but having to find the way. On next year's list? results.

Summer Series 3 – Bamford.

Kildwick – Skipton. A most welcome trend? Only £2.00 entry fee, and cut right back on any prizes. A short and sharp burst around the local village and hillside. Results,

Shining Tor:- results.
Hayfield May Queen:- results.


Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Saturday 19th May 2018 at 2:22pm
posted by DaveT on 16th May 2018

FRA Link.
For the MV60 and W50 teams, the tables have been filled in, but it is clearly stated that there must be 4 teams completing enough counting races. The MV60have only 3, the WV50 have only 2, so somehow we need some more teams getting round the other AL race, Buttermere.

Senior Women:- Megan Wilson – 7th :
WU23:- Ellie – 7th.
WV40:- Helen – 3rd : Nicky – 6th=
WV45:_Helen – 2nd : Nicky – 5th .
WV50:-Nicky – 2nd= : Jane – 6th=.
WV55:- Jane – 3rd.

MU23:- Max – 2nd.
MV40:- Spyke – 10th= .
MV45:- Spyke – 5th.
MV50:- Spyke – 2nd : John Hunt – 7th .
MV60:- Keith – 612th= .
MV65:- DT – 6th.
MV70- DT – 3rd.

Teams.
Senior Women – 3rd (5th at Clough Head)
WV40:- 2nd (4th at Clough Head)
WV50 – 1st.
Senior Men:- 4th= (6th at Clough Head)
MV40:- 3rd (6th at Clough Head)
MV50:- 1st (3rd at Clough Head)
MV60:- 1st. (3rd at Clough Head)


Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Thursday 17th May 2018 at 2:38am
posted by DaveT on 30th Apr 2018

Sunday - Clough Head - English Championship 2 . results.
Full credit to Keswick for a well-organised, hard, classic AS race. Clear, hot, and dry underfoot.

Bollington:- results.
Coniston:- results.
South Mynd Tour:- results.
Peat Pits Wood 2:- results.
Coiners:- results.

Burbage:- results.
Jack Bloor - over Ilkley Moor:- the hot weather hadn't reached the swamps of Ilkley Moor, in places as sinkable as ever. But we were serenaded by the clear call of the cuckoo...results.


Rainow 5:- results.
Tansley - results.


Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Saturday 12th May 2018 at 2:22am
posted by DaveT on 24th Apr 2018

Notts Fell Championships - details After Wolf's Pit was cancelled, it will now be at Chrome Hill on Saturday 30th June.

Three Peaks:- results.
Kinder Springs:-

The Fellsman - results. But you'll need to be searching these out yourselves...
Trunce 3:- results.
Tigers Todger:- results.



Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 10:48am
posted by DaveT on 30th Apr 2018

FRA Link.

Senior Women:- Megan – 13th.

Senior Men:- Rhys – 2nd.
MV50:- Dave Taylor – 3rd : Spyke – 5th.
MV60:- Keith – 7th.

Teams.
Men – 5th.
MV40 – 6th.
MV50 – 2nd.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Tuesday 1st May 2018 at 2:49pm
posted by DaveT on 17th Apr 2018


Anniversary Waltz – the second race in this Lakes Grand Prix:- results for both races in due course. A most memorable finale for the race organisers, with expressed hopes that the race will continue next year. The first hot day, so plenty of thirsty runners , especially on the longer Teenager...results.

Teenager with Altitude – what better way to be getting ready for Buttermere Horseshoe…results.

Kinder Downfall:- results.

Wirksworth Incline:- results.
Arant Haw:-
London Marathon....

Monday – Summer Series 2 – Broomhead Bash:-
Wednesday – Cakes of Bread:-


Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Tuesday 1st May 2018 at 2:49pm
posted by DaveT on 9th Apr 2018

Saturday:-
Mourne Highline – British Championship – and Carshare League. No results as yet on Sportident, but this seems correct. Looks to have been "challenging" conditions? Rhys is second overall, Dave Taylor is 3rd MV50, and for our travels to Ireland , a marvellous big support...

Blacko Hill – Junior Championships - results.
Eskdale Elevation:- results.
Chicken Run:- results.
Chunal:- results.

Trunce 2:- results.
Bunny Run Relay:- results.
Herod Farm - results.
Hartcliff Hill:- results.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 12:12pm
posted by DaveT on 2nd Apr 2018

Mourne Highline - next weekend. Please let me know if anyone needs a map sending through...

Coledale Horseshoe – Carshare League counter, and some classic Lakeland AM course. Also the first event of this year's Lakes Grand Prix - details are on the inside back cover of the Calendar. The rain just about held off, a bit cold and damp on the tops. As expected, more wet, slippy rocks and slippy muddy drops off Barrow.
Results - and a most welcome big turnout for the attractions of the Carshare League...

Pendle - results , incorporating the Lancashire Championships.
Kong Mini MM – Round 2:- Glenridding:- results.
Mow Cop:- results.
Elterwater Common:- results,
Blubberhouses 25 - results. a long scenic trip around to Wharfedale, and looking at the results, Carshare should have gone along to meet up with familiar runners on those last bits....

Summer Series 1 - Back Tor and Beyond...results.
Foel Lus - results. somewhere up around Conwy...
Loughrigg:- results.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 12:07pm
posted by DaveT on 26th Mar 2018

Dungeon Ghyll:- one of the more serious AS races, where them not expecting full kit checks seem to have been caught short. Simply get up Harrison Stickle, then find the way down. But finding the pathless descent in the mist isn't easy and a good few missed out one of the checkpoints. A classic Lakeland race, only £4.00, and hopefully a bit warmer with no snow flurries for Coledale next week...Results.

Peat Pits Woods – 1 - results.

Bunny Run 2:- results.
Grisedale Grind:- results. Due to bad weather the course was shortened, and no times were able to be recorded.

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posted by DaveT on 19th Mar 2018

Boulsworth Bog:- the clue was in the name - "Boulsworth Bog". If you've not heard of it, sometime try calling in at Wycoller, a hamlet not far from Colne, with a class café and a series of heritage bridges over the stream. The crossing along the top was like Brown Knoll without the slabs, classic stuff indeed. With the mist down, several might still be up there.....Results.

Causey Pike:- results.
Carding Mill Canter:- results.
Doctor’s Gate:- results.
Todd Crag – English Junior Championship Counter:- results.
Heptonstall - results.
Carrock Fell - results.
Trunce 1:- results.
Bunny Run 1:- results.
Friday – yes, Friday – Howgills:- that long, long Sedbergh race. Results.

Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Monday 9th April 2018 at 8:14am
posted by DaveT on 21st Mar 2018

FRA Link.
For the MV60 and W50 teams, the tables have been filled in, but it is clearly stated that there must be 4 teams completing enough counting races. The MV60 have only 3, the WV50 have only 1, so somehow we need some more teams getting round the other AL race, Buttermere.

Senior Women:- Megan Wilson – 10th : Nicky – 11th.
WU23:- don't need a long race...
WV40:-Nicky – 3rd : Helen – 6th.
WV45:_Nicky – 2nd : Helen – 4th : Jane Crowson – 10th.
WV50:-Nicky – 1st : Jane – 3rd.
WV55:- Jane – 3rd.

Senior Men:-Duncan – 3rd.
MU23:- don't need a long race...
MV40:- Spyke – 8th : Tom Pape – 11th.
MV45:- Spyke – 4th : John Hunt – 8th.
MV50:- Spyke – 1st : John Hunt – 5th : Mike Nolan – 8th.
MV55:- Keith – 11th.
MV60:- Keith – 6th : Dave Holmes – 11th.
MV65:- DT – 6th.
MV70- only comes along after Clough Head…

Teams.
Senior Women – 2nd.
WV40:- 1st.
WV50 – 1st.
Senior Men:- 4th
MV40:- 2nd
MV50:- 1st .
MV60:- 1st

Next English Championship race is Clough Head - May 6th. a different thing from Edale, and one for having some Lakeland hills in the legs, i.e Coledale and Anniversary Waltz/Teenager...

Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 7:11am
posted by StevenJones on 18th Mar 2018

Applications to enter the Spine Races (full Spine Race and the shorter Spine Challenger) are already open for January 2019. It is likely that places will fill up quickly so for those interested it is best to apply early and if accepted a place can be booked. The 2018 even can be re-played (http://live.thespinerace.com/) to see the course, map and the race in progress (top left buttons fourth one along) and entries can be found at https://thespinerace.com/application/ at least one Dark Peaker has already signed up and I suspect that others have already done so or are about to.

Steven Jones

Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Sunday 18th March 2018 at 1:59pm
posted by DaveT on 13th Mar 2018

Triple Crossing…
Middle Fell:-
Blakey Blitz – one of the better N.Y.Moors courses…but it's cancelled. Little surprise, as it starts high up on the moors...
Wolf’s Pit:- cancelled.
Carrock Fell – cancelled.
Heptonstall:- cancelled.
Ian Roberts Memorial:- cancelled
Cautley – Kendal Winter League.

Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Sunday 18th March 2018 at 3:57am
posted by DaveT on 13th Mar 2018

Saturday:-
Triple Crossing…
Middle Fell:-
Blakey Blitz – one of the better N.Y.Moors courses…
Yr Aran:-

Sunday.
Wolf’s Pit:-
Carrock Fell – looks interesting, top end of the Lakes…
Heptonstall:-
Ian Roberts Memorial:-
Cautley – Kendal Winter League.

Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 5:30am
posted by DaveT on 5th Mar 2018

Edale:- results. Most favourable conditions, not that cold , clear and little wind. Had it been rough it would have been a hard leg back from Win Hill. It was tiring enough anyhow. The first running in reverse, and with the slabs across from Brown Knoll, we were spared those sinking bogs. But still a most demanding second half race...

Haworth Hobble:-
Odin Mine Juniors:-
Wrekin:-
Muncaster Luck – a shame about the clash of races, this looks a cracker…

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posted by DaveT on 26th Feb 2018

Ski Mountaineering in Scotland.
Not that I knows much about all this, but this link shows pictures of what Jon Morgan has been up to, roaming around Glencoe....

High Peak Marathon:- cancelled.
Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round:- Carshare didn't get there....

Cloud Nine:- Results.
Loopy Latrigg:- results.


Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 2:20am
posted by DaveT on 19th Feb 2018

Entries for Buttermere Horseshoe have been put back a while...

High Cup Nick:- results.
National Cross-Country Championships:- results. Should anyone be wading through them...

Hoppits Hill:- bathed in warm sunshine, hidden from this bitter easterly wind. Competition was indeed fierce for the culinary delights of Nicky's renowned home-baked cakes, one wonders why anyone would be racing elsewhere...If her running was as good as these cakes, wot might she be achieving? Results.

Hope Winter:- results.
Sedbergh School:-

Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 1:27pm
posted by DaveT on 12th Feb 2018

V60 Team. Our good friends in Pennine mention:-"In addition to Dark Peak, Pennine and Cheshire we need a 4th team to commit so that we get the required 4 teams competing. It. would be beneficial to all of us old guys if any one could gee along other teams to commit to the English Championships. Of particular note is that only 3 teams have secured teams on the Edale Skyline so we need a 4th team to register on Buttermere as the 4th competitive team on the required Long Race. Registration opens on March 1st, so if we can ask people in the other Clubs we would all be in for a mutually very satisfying special year - Rn Rees"

Bleasdale Circle – around the Bowland fells…Results. A most rare occasion, a team of three at this race, Dicky and Kieran Davis. Another gem of fell running, swampy fields before and after, with a steep climb and mad hurtle somewhere in between.

Parbold Hill - results. John Hunt is 1st V50, in 48mins 22secs.

Stybarrow Dodd – the second Carshare League event…Results.
Litton Post-Christmas Cracker:- results. just a bit of searching....
Ilkley Moor:- results. This was also the Yorkshire Championship race, and congratulations to Nathan Lawson, 1st MU23, and Ellie Crownshaw - 3rd WU23, not to ignore Rob Little, in 6th place. For some reason the recorded times don't seem to show seconds, only minutes.

New Chew:-results.

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posted by DaveT on 6th Feb 2018

Saturday:-
Winter Half Tour of Bradwell:- did someone mention:- "If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind.." We seem to be stuck in winter. Nastily icy down Cave Dale, nastily windy on Lose Hill, and plenty of frozen grass to slip on. One of those events where the organisation needs to be spot on, and indeed it was. More excellent food and warm drinks after. A larger field, with Edale looming up. And for Edale, it could be a long, long way home from Win Hill.....Results.

Sunday.
Longshaw Junior Run:-
Mercia Hill Trial:-

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posted by DaveT on 29th Jan 2018

English Championships V60 Team?
P46 of the FRA Calendar has:-“For Teams – English Championships – additional team vet categories will be created if the number of runners in the category reaches the following levels.
- the category must have had teams from at least 4 clubs, scoring points in each of the 4 or more Championship races, including one from each distance.”
It may be that on the Edale entry list, there are possibly teams from Dark Peak, Pennine, and Cheshire. so there needs to be a bit more participation if the "meaningful competition" is to be achieved...

Margery Hill:-
Wadsworth Trog:- results.

Mickleden Straddle – results. Out very quickly indeed. The usual mixture of slosh, bogs, ice, and anything else you care to name. But no wind, no snow, and higher up the beaten track through the ice eased things off a good bit. As expected, the most excellent cakes, sandwiches and soup.

Long Mynd Valleys:- results.
Birkrigg Common:-
Kong Mini MM – Round 1 :- from Bethesda, all around the Carneddau… results.

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posted by DaveT on 22nd Jan 2018

Wolf's Pit - Notts Fell Championships. Details. As regular, Dicky Wilkinson has sent the stuff through, all incorporated into Wolf's Pit race, Sunday 18th March. All the attachment is needing to be read...

Mickleden Straddle - is now full. Yet another reminder that entries for important races need to be sorted out immediately...
Blakes Heaven – the first counter in this year’s Carshare League. Results.

Hoofstones – this is a complete fell classic, above Todmorden. For once, a proper fell race, where following the person in front is liable to disaster. It is flagged up out of the valley, tracks onto the fell, and then you're on your own. Getting back from the summit trig point is totally reliant on the compass, all misted and featureless heather bashing. Superb! Results.

Northern Cross Country Championships – just down the lane at Harewood….results.

Tigger Tor - results.


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posted by DaveT on 16th Jan 2018

As The Spine runners gradually finish. congratulations to anyone who manages to complete, in demanding conditions, it appears...Might it be warmer come this summer?

Big thanks to Mike and Jim for continuing the Carshare League, just be asking around to share transport. As ever there is a mix of various events, starting soon with Blake's Heaven, in the Lakes. (one of Mike's regulars..) And as with any needed race, get pre-entries listed on the calendars and diaries....set the alarm if necessary.

Kinder Trial:- results.
The Hebden - One of those races to be getting miles in the legs pre-Edale....
Mytholmroyd - re-arranged from before Christmas.
Peak Raid 3 – Round 4 – Castleton :- results.
Giggleswick School – Kendal Winter League:-
Lamb's Longer Leg:- results.


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posted by DaveT on 8th Jan 2018

The Spine – sets off, and us lesser mortals will be following in awe…..either to Hawes, or all the full Pennine Way. It looks a bit chilly out there, congratulations to anyone who managed The Challenger, and hope everyone stays safe on the longer course.

Upper Burbage Bridge – Juniors.
Ashurst Beacon:- results. , with a bit of searching...
Clough Head – this could be an important chance to be looking over the similar Championship course in May. Results.
Trigger:- results.
Cannock Chase Trig Points:- Results.

Stanbury Splash:- some things change, as Wharfedale are now organising these races, and successfully done. Sadly we missed the familiar shouts of "Get Back!" at the start. Some things will never change, the usual cold and heavy going. Results.



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