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Sunday - Guisborough 3 Tops. Final English Championship event. Plenty of importance! Entries still, probably?, available.
Please note that all DPFR runners will be checked, upon arrival, for a most generous amount of cakes, to be enjoyed afterwards.End of campaign party!
Route Description .
Timing for getting there. Watch out on this. 10.30 am start. There is no parking at the Rugby Club, if you can find Westgate, there could well be free parking, but it may fill up. So at least 10 mins walk to register and the start is well up in the woods, at least another 10 mins.
I've done it a few times if there's anything you need to know. Our car is likely to be full...
(1) Sam Williams would like to share, see Comments. Plenty of M1 and A1 layby's to help out with parking.
(2) - Will Boothman is also wanting to sort out, email
Don't please forget that Dave Parry, who does so much for races up there, is ill, and others have stepped in to put the race on.
Any help needed with travelling, or anything you need to know about the course? It's an easy journey, just keep an eye on a road map, the A172 is easily missed, remember to slip off the A19 after Osmotherley. The later roundabouts can get confusing. You'll pass Roseberry Topping, a steep little climb on the race route.
Lakeland Classics. After Borrowdale. The team are first, but only just, with Ambleside, Pennine, Helm Hill far too close for complacency. Two races left, Three Shires , Saturday 19th Sptember, EOD, and Langdale, Saturday 10th October. Pre-entry, but entries still available. Hopefully these can be made some priority, and Three Shires is also Carshare Leag
Grisedale Horseshoe:- Dave Sykes intends going up for this, email, and would like some company. If you've never done this, it's the complete Lakend classic course from Patterdale, over Helvellyn.
Derbyshire Chevin (2) - cancelled.
Monday - Summer Series (12) - from Strines.
Thursday - Pilsley - a most welcome return.
Pendleton - Carshare League counter. Only Carshare in attendance. Though there are many races on just now. A shame, as this is a classic AS course, in a quiet village, start alongside the pub, and at £3.50, keeping to the best of fellrunning traditions and expectations. An impressive pre-race check to ensure that all them signed up to start actually did start. Up out of the village, fields, then a tour of those hills halfway around the Tour Of Pendle, and back down.
RAB Mini MM (3) - around Skiddaw:- results. Looks like a successful time out? Another event, not on the regular list, from which some news would be welcome?
Malham Show - BOFRA.
Hairy Dog - New Mills.
Reeth Show - BOFRA - results
Hebden Sports - almost BOFRA. near Grassington. Short and right sharp, typical of these events!
Barrel Inn, Eyam:- results
Kilnsey:- Simon Bailey is just ahead of Rob Hope - no brown vests....
Burbage Summer Sharpener (3):-
Ilkley Incline - a simple 1 mile pure uphill slog. Anyone visiting?
Muker Show - BOFRA.
Friday - Great Longstone:-
If that Glencoe Skyline seemed a tad easy, perhaps someone could be thinking next year of the Trans Atlas Marathon? It looks quite simple, just get an atlas and run for six days across the top of Africa?
Peris Horseshoe - results. a veritable set of travellers indeed. John Hunt, 1st home, "reckons we won the team prize as well as outright victory. New start (longer) new finish (longer longer). Not 30 minutes longer though, we've got the clag to thank for the times and the slippy sheep poo to thank for my 11 stitches. I also got to do 3.5 hours in Bangor A&E but I got 11 stiches and a tetanus for free, after taking a tumble "
DT - this was a mile from the finish, and some most impressive effort to re-overtake someone on that last bit...
Relay Selection:- is forever drawing nearer, and proof of current form, in the big races, is likely the best way to influence our esteemed Captain's decisions. And there have been two huge events this weekend...
Burnsall Classic - results.
Glencoe Skyline:- results. Any feedback from those who were there? Indeed there is!
"Es Tressidder, Mike Robinson, Ralph Skrimshire, Will Spain and myself lined up for this, the first race of its type in the UK (along with billions of midges). It was meant to blend mountain running and alpinism - and it was. The weather was favourable for the top runners but by the time Mike, Ralph and I crossed the Aonach Eagach it was wet. Curved ridge on the Buchaille was a great way to the top but unfortunately created some bottlenecks for those at the back, some having to wait 10-20 minutes. On top of Stob Dearg (the peak of the Buchaille) Will thought better of it and retired which was a sensible decision as looking ahead there were ascents of Buchaille Etive Beag and Bidean nam Bidean with a cruel there and back to the top of Stob Coire nan Lochain. Here I saw Mike (35mins ahead) and Ralph (7 mins ahead). The ascent onto the Aonach Eagach was huge but a large rest was then had as in the wet it was hard to push it across the pinnacles. I had caught Ralph at checkpoint 10 - the half way point (actually 3/5 point) but he had a good climb and more importantly a good run in. This was the only negative for the event; namely the 5 mile run out and therefore run in. The 150m height gain from Kingshouse to the Glencoe Ski Centre being particularly hardwork. Es battled it out at the front but tired in the second half finishing eighth.Sponsored heroes Joe Symonds and Emilie Scandawegian finished 1st and 2nd overall - Emilie is the World and European skyrunning champion. Most impressive performance though came from Jasmin Paris - 5th overall and only 10 mins behind Emilie!! I was determined to finish under 10hrs and just managed it. Ralph finished in 9h45 and Mike an impressive 9h.
The Adventure Show did a small feature on the race (you may remember the Jura coverage). This involved some performance coaching for me before the event - to improve my enjoyment and secondarily my performance - with some coverage of during and after the event. Did it help? The techniques taught were used and were easy to undertake (Mindfulness, Acceptance, Commitment; MAC) - carrying a GoPro over the Aonach Eagach on a chest harness which meant I struggled to get my cag on and then couldn't zip it up was more trying. The results will be shown in Scotalnd but will be available on the iplayer. I will post a note with a due-date when I know this for those who wish to see the extent of my grazes from a fall descending off the 1st peak (acceptance techniques used a lot here!)
Would I do it again? - probably - although this would be a different undertaking in cold driving rain."
"What I forgot to mention was a big thank you to Dave Taylor who helped at the event with flagging the route - the entire course was flagged!!! - marshalling on curved ridge and at the midway station and sweeping the course - as well as refilling my drinks bottle."
MU23 - Tom Saville - 1st
Senior Men:- Neil - 6th : Tom Saville - 10th.
MV40:- Tom Brunt - 6th : Dave Taylor - 8th.
MV50:- Dave Taylor - 2nd : Joe - 6th : Andy Dickenson - 9th.
MV60 - Keith - 6th.
LV40:- Liz - 9th.
LV50:- Liz - 2nd,
MV40:- 2nd, behind Calder Valley.
Senior Ladies -7th
For all teams, counting races are Moelwyns,(M), Durisdeer (D), and Lingmell, (L). Medals will be awarded to anyone who has scored points in these races. This is my unofficial effort. Hopefully the Statistician will send his own list in due course, and it can all get sorted out.
Senior Men: Oli Johnson (M) : Neil Northrop (M) : Tom Saville (M) : Tom Brunt (M) : Dave Taylor (M) : Jon Morgan (D) : Rhys - (L)
MV40 - Tom Brunt (M) : Dave Taylor (M) : Mike Robinson (M) : John Hunt (M) : Jon Morgan (L) : Joe Blackett (D) : Stephen Pyke (L).
MV50 - Dave Taylor (M) : Joe Blackett (M) : Steve Bell (M)
Mourne Seven Sevens:- final British Championship race .results. Shall we say that DPFR weren't out in force. 19.19 miles and 9324' ascent, or near enough. A hard day out. Rumours of next year being the Medium race, on a different theme of Donard/Commedagh, in April.
Two Hill Forts - near Ruthin. results. John Hunt "nipped in to Wales for another sharpener. Even though I broke the course record 3 others broke it by a little more. A great sharp pace and good to train through".
Summer Series 11 - Birchin.
Shipman Knotts:- results.
Sierre Zinal:- results. On a most quick glance through, Gareth Briggs is 64th, 3hrs:12m.15s. Anyone been missed off?
Turner Landscape:- results
Half and Long Tour of Bradwell:- results.
Arncliffe Gala results - that completes the required 8 counting races in the BOFRA Championships for Joe, just see eventually where that finishes him.
Teggs Nose:- results.
Round Hill:- marshalling duties for Carshare. Just one runner with a number on their shorts, and this is a right trouble for them trying to write down numbers accurately. To be hoped that DPFR runners have the manners to thank the marshals when passing, several couldn't be bothered today. That doesn't go down well.
Eccles Pike - results. - If winning the race is a necessity for Men's Relay selection, Rob Little need have no worries....
Denis Stitt Memorial:- results.
Ricky's Race:- results.
British Men U23 Championship. After Lingmell, it's looking that Tom
Saville has an unassailable lead, so very many congratulations!
And also to Judith, with 4 straight wins, English LV45 Champion!
Show - is a while off, Tuesday 26th August. With, understandably, a limit of 100, pre-entry is worth it, and with free entry to the show,far cheaper. Details. The show is massive, and the race is completely unique, nothing remotely like it.
Two races left, everything so very tight. Ireland next weekend and Guisborough on September 6th. The final results could well depend on the non-counting runners getting in the mix. Guisborough is a surprisingly easy, fast trip up. Pre-entry....
It's not a counter in the Carshare League, that honour goes to Gisborough Moors, 1st November - if it is still to be held...
MU23 - Tom Saville - 1st, and can't be caught! Excellent and big congratulations!
Senior Men:- Neil - 5th : Tom Saville - 9th : Tom Brunt - 10th.
MV40:- Tom Brunt - 5th : Dave Taylor - 6th.
MV50:- Dave Taylor - 2nd : Joe - 5th : Steve Bell - 10th.
MV60 - Keith - 5th=.
LV40:- Liz - 11th.
LV50:- Liz - 2nd,
Senior Men:- 2nd (1st at Lingmell). Could do with a win in Ireland.
MV40:- 2nd (1st at Lingmell) .Could do with a win in Ireland.
MV50:- 1st (1st at Lingmell) . Champions!
Senior Ladies:- 6th ( 4th at Lingmell). Could do with a good result in Ireland.
LV40:- 1st.( 2nd at Lingmell) . Could do with a good result in Ireland
Senior Men:- Rhys - 11th
MV40:- Tom Brunt - 7th=
MV45:- Dave Taylor - 7th : Mike Robinson - 9th : Stephen Pyke - 11th.
MV50:- . Joe - 4th : Dave Taylor - 5th : Stephen Pyke - 7th : Steve Bell - 9th.
MV55:- Keith - 7th.
MV60:- Keith - 5th.
MV65:- John Armistead - 11th
MV70:- John Armistead - 2nd=.
MU23 - Tom - 1st : Johnny Crickmore - 4th.
Judith - 5th..
LV40:- Judith - 2nd : Nicky - 4th : Nicola - 11th..
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 3rd : Nicola - 6th
LV50:-Liz - 6th
Senior Men:- 2nd (1st at Lingmell). Could do with a win at Guisborough.
MV40:- 2nd (1st at Lingmell) . Could do with a win at Guisborough.
MV50:- 1st (1st at Lingmell) . Could do with a win at Guisborough.
Senior Ladies:- 3rd= ( 3rd at Lingmell). Could do with a good result at Guisborough.
LV40:- 1st. (no team at Lingmell). Could do with a win at Guisborough.
Lingmell results? Something is here, but I can't rightly read them, so a typed up set may well be awaited...
Our esteemed webmaster must have visited that well-known opticians, as he has managed to put enough out on DPFR results...
FRA Relays - Pendle. Saturday 17th October. Details.
Four teams from each club are permitted, clearly parking and swamping the village will be issues.
So that is Senior Men, Senior Ladies, MV40, LV40. This year there will be no MV50 category, neither a "B" team. DPFR entries have been submitted for the permitted categories.
"Team members must be experienced fell runners who have run in at least 2 Category A fell races.". This seems most sensible. Likely the two shorter legs will be on the top bit of Pendle Hill somewhere, and in October, conditions could well be evil. Last year's Leg4 was run in cold, wet and clag. Didn't so many go astray in last year's Full Tour, getting off the top......
No doubt Club captains will enlighten you hopefuls about it all, and if you want to be considered, a CV of big races would help. Pendle 3 Peaks on Saturday 22nd August would be useful, especially if you don't know the area well.
Borrowdale:- Not! in the Carshare League, bide your time until Three Shires.. results.
Osmotherley Show - for them that can't get round Borrowdale...is a pleasant country show, and a good enough trail shoe course up through private grounds and then to the nearest trig point. Some removed arrows led to the leader going astray. But it's a fell race, and we are supposed to find us own way round, with any additional help being a bonus.
Farleton Knott, BOFRA - results
Trunce (7) - results
Cracken Edge:- results.
Gribdale Gallop:- cancelled. Dave Parry, who organises so many of these N.Y.Moors races, is ill, and future races have been cancelled, although the Championship race still goes ahead.
Derbyshire Chevin 1 - results.
Salt Cellar:- results.
Lingmell - English and British short. ?????
Lakeland Classics. After Wasdale. John Hunt - 2nd : Nicky - 1stL : Keith - 1stMV60 : Team is 1st, but far too close for comfort are Pennine. Is this a shift in success to the Peak, and away from Lakes clubs? With Calder Valley looking so strong in both Championships? Or will normal service be resumed?
Ultra Tour of the Lakes - 100 miles - results. and 50 miles - results.
Bingley Show -results.
Summer Series (9) - UTM Bamford.
Stoney Middleton - results.
Rydal Round - results.
Ambleside Sports - BOFRA. - results.
Ingleborough - Carshare League. results.
Regrettably, not one of DPFR's finest moments, I refer, of course, to the egg throwing. Our two representatives Willy and Clare, survived a good while, but a smashed egg proved to be their downfall.
Rather like "Spot the Egg" competition. Our sports correspondent isn't revealing who smashed that egg.
The race results were a lot better, and Tom, David, John and Gareth would have been in with a shout of the team prize had there been one. Tom was 5th, 2nd U23, and qualifying for whatever he was trying to qualify for. Carshare League points for new entrants Gareth and John Bottomley. But where was Jim?
Summer Series (8) - Wicken Whizz.
Burbage Summer Sharpener 2.
Cock Howe and Beyond - N Y Moors:- results.
Golden Acre Park Relays - in a good Leeds park. Any visitors, teams of three...Carshare staking his claim for Relay selection? As if.....
Sheldon - results.
Senior Men:- Rhys - 9th=
MV45:- Jon Morgan - 5th : Dave Taylor - 7th : John Hunt - 10th : Mike Robinson - 11th.
MV50:- Dave Taylor - 4th. Joe - 8th : Steve Bell - 9th.
MV55:- Keith - 6th.
MV60:- Keith - 5th=
MV65:- John Armistead - 10th=
MV70:- John Armistead - 2nd.
MU23 - Tom - 1st : Johnny Crickmore - 4th.
Senior Ladies:- Judith - 3rd.
LV40:- Judith - 2nd : Nicky - 5th : Nicola - 8th..
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 2nd : Nicola - 5th
LV50:-Liz - 8th
Senior Men:- 2nd (2nd at Bradda)
MV40:- 2nd (2nd at Bradda)
MV50:- 1st (1st at Bradda)
Senior Ladies:- 3rd.( 2nd at Bradda)
LV40:- 1st. (no team at Bradda)
Bradda Niarbyl - English Championship AL:- Men's results : Ladies results.
Neil was first home, 10th, with Simon Bailey winning. Dave Taylor headed Spyke by 3 seconds for 1st V50, Judith is 4th Lady, and 1st LV45, Victoria Wilkinson winning overall, Calder Valley will be clear for first Mens team, hopefully 2nd for Senior Men, V40 - wait and see : 1st MV50 team . And wait for the Ladies team.
Wasdale:- results. Nicky, 1st Lady, sends:- "a lot of people clagged out. Stories of visiting Red Pike, Esk Pike and the corridor route abound. Unfortunately we spied Pennine making off with the Team prize but well done to Tim Rippon and Ashley for their V50 prizes!"
Broomhead Chase:- results.
Peak Forest:- results.
Trunce (6) - results.
Blisco Dash - results. Nobody ahead of Rhys.
Bamford:- Ian Charlesworth has most kindly sent a copy through. Gone onto DPFR Results. A link up to them all...
BOFRA Gargrave:- results. is different than any other BOFRA race, in that it's all runnable, and no big hills at all. Carshare wasn't last, but t'was a close-run thing. Mike Egner, honorary member of Settle these days, seems to be thriving up here, 3rd home, and the boys both doing well in their races. Didn't a famous comedian oft ask "Where's me shirt?".
Langdale - is a while off, October 10th, but it's pre-entry and popular, rightly so. The final Lakeland Classic, and a good way for the non-relay participants to close out the Lakeland year. Entry Details, etcAutumn Relays; The Ian Hodgson Relay, from Patterdale, is 4th October, four paired legs. As ever, Borrowdale will be looking to maintain their stranglehold on the event, but .......We'll likely have the usual Senior Men, Ladies, and MV40.
Lakeland Classics 2015 - the table looks decent. Those having done them both so far, are John Hunt - 3rd : David Lund - 4th : Judith - 8th and 1st Lady : Dave Sykes - 9th : Nicky - 10th and 2nd Lady : Keith - 15th and 1st M60.
Team is 1st, and the unmentionable threat looming behind is Pennine...
Wasdale next, but clashing with Bradda in the Isle of Man...
World Masters Championship. In Wales this year, Bettws-y-Coed, and for those wanting a late August holiday, next year it's in Susa, Italy.
Roseberry Romp - up Roseberry Topping. results. Back in May, but only just appeared.
Saunders Lakeland MM - from Torver:- results.
Oakworth Haul - near Keighley. results. A good, sharp little course from the village gala. Shall we say that there weren't that many finishing behind poor Carshare...
Dollar - results.
Kirkby Gala - BOFRA - results.
Gt Hucklow:- results.
Summer Series (7) - from Cutthroat Bridge:-
Saltwell - results.
Black Rocks:- results.
Guisborough Grunt:- results.
Stirton - near Skipton. results. A good little trip round, up Sharp Haw should anyone be looking at a map. No prizes, but chocolate and a bottle of beer on the finish line.
Friday - Sedbergh Sports:-
Doesn't this take some beating! John Snowden's 50th Birthday Cake!
Dragon's Back 2015. Results. Five days of running from Conway to Cardiff.
Greg looks to have finished in 105hrs 52mins : big congratulations for getting through this, and to the winners, Jim Mann and Jasmin.
Wharfedale 3 Peaks/2 Peaks. - from Kettlewell, results. A big fundraiser for the Mountain Rescue. Carshare wobbled around the shorter course, visiting the many delights of Buckden Pike and Great Whernside, but having to walk at the slightest sign of anything uphill....
Whaley Waltz:- results
Cronkley - up in Teesdale. results.
Kinder Trog:- results.
Bakewell Pudding Race:- results.
Langley Fete:- Dicky Wilkinson has sent the results through, going onto DPFR Results...
Wharmton Dash - Saddleworth.
Summer Series (6) - Black Tour. (Woodhead)
Hope:- results. No clubs are listed on this improved version, so please get in touch if you're missed off DPFR Results.
Senior Men:- Neil - 9th : Tom Brunt - 11th.
MV40:- Tom Brunt - 5th= : Dave Taylor - 7th=
MV50:- Dave Taylor - 2nd : Joe - 6th: Steve Bell - 10th.
MV60 - Keith - 5th.
MU23 - Tom - 1st.
LV50:-Liz - 3rd.
Senior Men:- 2nd. (2nd at Durisdeer)
MV40:- 2nd.(2nd at Durisdeer)
MV50:- 1st.(1st at Durisdeer)
Senior Ladies:- 9th.(not at Durisdeer)
LV40:- 9th.(not at Durisdeer)
BG Weekend - Congratulations to everyone involved.
And also to Tom Brunt, "Starting from Llanberis on Friday night , I made it round in 23.11 despite some "challenging" weather conditions overnight over the Carnedds and the occasional navigational mishap trying to pinpoint minor pimples along the boundary ridge. As always with these things the support team both on and off the hills did a fantastic job. The round was a tribute to Craig Harwood (who was probably known to many Dark Peakers of a certain vintage). The Paddy Buckley was the one big round that had eluded Craig during his lifetime, but his ashes made it round this weekend - a posthumous completion of the Big Three"
Great Lakes Run - results
Cwm Pennant Hoseshoe:- results.
Chrome Hill:- results. These are within the FRA Forum, and no clubs shown, so lease get in touch if you've been missed off...
Bosley Fete:- results.
Helm Hill BOFRA - results.
Turner Uphill Junior Championships:- The final event of this year's Junior Championship series:-
U16 results. U14 Results : If/when we find any overall positions??
Humbleton - results. Well might you wonder where this may be. Research shows it as up near Hexham, somewhere. But we should know that Joe has the knack of finding races most of us have never heard of, or is it the hunt for yet another 1st V50 prize?
Killington Sports - results. Some while back, but never mind...
Windy Gyle:- far up around the Cheviots, but some very good course.
Trunce (5) :- results.
Riber Run:- results
Whorlton Run - results. (N.Y.Moors)
Blackamoor Chase:- results.
FRA Relays - some preliminary stuff. Mainly that it is based at Barley, organised by Clayton, and running around Pendle Hill. Saturday 17th October. The usual format of legs, etc, but no details yet, understandably, of teams allowed and entering. We'll be lucky to be allowed the multiple teams of last year, methinks.
Durisdeer - British Championship.results.On a quick glance through the results, our men, as usual, got their act together and strong teams made it up to Dumfries hills. Calder Valley look well clear for first team, but likely 2nd, led home by Neil in 9th place. Dave Taylor, just..., was 2nd V50, and that team should be 1st. And the V40 team is well in the mix at 2nd.
Apologies for missing off Tom Saville, a notable 1st U23.
Buttermere Horseshoe:- results.
Edale Short:- results.
Passing Clouds:- results.
Monday - Summer Series (5) - Rowleee Zigzag.
Calton:- Dicky Wilkinson (11th and 1st V50) has kindly sent the results .
Crookstone and Beyond.
Gill Garth Gallop - around Horton. results.
Grindleford - results.
Queen's Birthday Honours:- Very many congratulations to Dave and Eileen Woodhead on receiving the British Empire Medal, for "services to fellrunning". Their contribution to Penistone Hill races over many years, and countless sets of free race photographs is immense, and thoroughly deserving of recognition.
Senior Men:- Rhys - 9th=
MV40:- Tom - 7th.
MV45:- John Hunt - 5th= : Jon Morgan - 7th=
MV50:- Joe - 4th : Dave Taylor - 5th.
MV55:- Keith - 9th.
MV60:- Keith - 6th=
MV65:- John Armistead - 8th=
MV70:- John Armistead - 2nd.
MU23 - Tom - 1st : Johnny Crickmore - 4th.
Senior Ladies:- Judith - 5th.
LV40:- Judith - 2nd : Nicky - 3rd.
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 2nd :
LV50:-Liz - 5th
Senior Men:- 2nd (1st at Duddon)
MV40:- 2nd (1st at Duddon)
MV50:- 2nd (2nd at Duddon)
Senior Ladies:- 3rd.( 2nd at Duddon)
LV40:- 1st. (2nd at Duddon)
Ennerdale:- bad weather course again. results.
Pen y Ghent:- results.
Wharfedale Half Marathon:- results.
Kettlewell BOFRA. - results.
Summer Series (4) - Pike Lowe Direct.
Burbage Summer Sharpener (1).
Cross Keys Killer - results.
RAB Evening MM.Dovedale - results.
West Nab Juniors:- (ages back, apologies indeed!) : results for U16/18 : U14 :
Coiners Juniors :- results for U16 : U14 :
Pendle Juniors:- results. This has our U16, U14, and U10 runners.
Errwood Hall Juniors:- results. This has our U18, U16, and U10 runners.
Duddon - Results:- Team results need confirmation from the Statistician, but hopeful of Senior Men, MV40, and very close for whatever from MV50. Can someone help with the Ladies, please?
Of the individuals, Rhys needs to get himself sorted and beat Rob Hope, but 2nd isn't that bad, really. Dave Taylor managed first place as !st MV50. Judith is 1st LV45 and 2nd LV40, with Nicky 2nd LV45.
Superb, all of you, and thanks to everyone for running, apologies to someone who's been ignored.
For all teams, it may even go down to the last race, Guisborough. Make sure the entry is in the post, even if later it can't be used.
European Mountain Trial:- results
Malham Kirkby Fell:- Seniors Results : F16-18 results. M16-18 results : U14 results.
DT - I'm fully aware that I don't give the importance to they deserve to the younger runners, their Championships, and other races which are attended. Please, please fill me in with anyrthing which can help give them the needed prominence, or races which have sadly been igmnored.
FRA Junior Championships:- Thereare 6 races, of which 5 have gone. Just now the results from Errwood Hall, Pendle, West Nab, Coiners, have regrettably been ignored, which hardly shows encouragement to our Juniors. Very soon to be rectified. Then I'll look out for Turner (Landscape) Uphill, and give the overall finishing places some big push.
Peat Pits Woods - results.
Trunce 4 - results.
Calver Peak:- results
Otley Chevin:- by far the best AS race in existence, but Carshare, alas, will only be spectating. But he did walk the course, some decent improvement - at last.
Boars Head:- results.
Mike Robinson asks,
FRA MV40 Relay Team .
"Shaun Godsman has just phoned again. It is the Gold medals from the relays we need to return and NOT the champs medals. I think it will be the guys who shot off straight after prize giving who will have the wrong ones. Please check the writing on the back because the bronze and gold are very similar in colour. Can all gold medals be returned to Mike Robinson, I will be at the Duddon Race. If you have a gold medal in your possession please make sure that it makes it way to me at Duddon. You can contact me on 0778301640 or 07712321666. A quick response will be much appreciated, Mike."
Jura:- "After the men's record having an upgrade last year, it was time for the ladies this time around, with Jasmin improving Angela Mudge's Jura record by 1min50sec, to a new best of 3:38:43." Full results here and Dark Peak results in the usual place. Looks like a storming run from Neil, and good runs from Kirsty and Penny.
Helvellyn and the Dodds:- results.
Bamford Sheepdog Trials:- Any help from sticky labels results, etc, would be most appreciated this year: last year's sticky labels now supplied by Paul Walwyn, maybe even a copy from the organiser is on its way...
Shutlingsloe:- an almost full Barnett turnout here. results.
Hallam Chase:- results.
Ingleton Scenery:- results. Dicky Wilkinson "was the only brown vest as I was staying in Lancaster after Jura and before Duddon. Legs were still bruised from Jura so struggled a bit even though I managed 2nd V50 / 1st V55 - outward stretch along a river a lot of concrete and wooden edged steps then a trail run over tracks to a return river and more steps to a final road stretch - well organised, low key and friendly."
DT - this is the trail of Ingleton Waterfalls, a most scenic trip round, though not quite needing full studs..
Found Treasure? Steve Matthews has "found a GPS unit whilst out near Barber Booth yesterday. Looks like it had been there a while. I wouldn't bother if it was a glove or something but these things aren't cheap! I think there is a good chance it belongs to a runner as it was close to a race route but not on any of the footpaths."
DT - please email if you can claim it....
Fairfield:- results. A rare occasion that there wasn't a brown vest in sight. But then there were a good few choices around.
Inter Counties Championship - Bettws-y-Coed:- results. Ambleside Ladies and Yorkshire Men prevail. Tom Saville is 3rd MU23.
Charlesworth Chase - results.
Mount Famine:- results.
Old County Tops:- Lewis "got round the Old Counties Tops again yesterday, ably chivvied by Glen Borrell (on an easy training run).We got round in a very satisfying 9:55, over an hour faster than my last completion. The weather was kinder than the forecast; the sleet and snow held off. But there was a strong westerly blowing all day. There were some distinctly second hand looking people passing ahead of us on the out and back to Coniston Old Man. Nicky broke the women's course record. First time entrants Josh and Laurence came in 5th. We came in substantially further down the field in the 60's. Ashley and Ben Robson came in just behind us, making the most of their collective two and a half hours of training in the last six months." And also a notable 1st Team.results.
Cader Idris:- results
Sedbergh Gala - BOFRA.- results.
Calderdale Way:- never mind... results
Glaramara:- results. Wins for Rhys and Judith, but only 20 runners, for what looks to be a classic race.
Lantern Pike Dash:-
MV40:- Tom - 10th.
MV45:- John Hunt - 7th : Mike Robinson - 8th= : Jon Morgan - 8th=
MV50:- Joe - 4th : Steve Bell - 5th : Dave Taylor - 10th.
MV60:- Keith - 8th=
MV70:- John Armistead - 2nd.
MU23 - Tom - 1st : Johnny Crickmore - 4th.
Senior Ladies:- Judith - 10th.
LV40:- Judith - 2nd : Nicky - 4th
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 2nd : Liz - 9th= :
LV50:-Liz - 4th
Senior Men:- 2nd (2nd at Stretton)
MV40:- 3rd (3rd at Stretton)
MV50:- 1st (1st at Stretton
Senior Ladies:- 4th.( 7th at Stretton)
LV40:- 1st. (3rd at Stretton)
Stretton Six Summits - English Championship (2). results. Someone might tell us all about it? At a quick glance through, Judith and Nicky are 1st and 2nd LV45 : Johny Crickmore - 2nd MU23 : Spyke is 3rd MV50. Apologies if I've ignored anyone.
Teams? Senior Men 2nd, behind Calder Valley? MV40? Surely 1st MV50, with Spyke, Joe and Steve Bell.
Looks to be a very strong set of committed men lined up - thanks to all for travelling . (Wish I'd been there, but....)
Buttermere Sailbeck:- results. Our esteemed organiser's report :- "John Rocke the lead brown vest, fresh back from South Africa but with a little re-adjusting to the Lakeland hills before we can expect full steam from him, Tony Heron re-donning the brown, Matt Harmon making a welcome appearance, backed up by the unholy trinity of Dave Sykes, Ashley Kay and Matthew Hulley - true connoisseurs of the fell scene - where those 3 turn up you can guarantee it'll be a reet good route!"
Cressbrook Crawl:- results.
Bluebell Run - would be a good one if anybody is staying in Church Stretton? results.
Trunce (3):- results.
Jack Bloor Races - .results.
Shining Tor:- results
Hayfield May Queen. results.