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Castle Carr Clue Notes:- these will be of little use on the day, but might....might... help if you are having a look round beforehand. Don't forget that parts are on private land, all the details are on the race website. It's a very hard, tiring course....
Burbage Summer Sharpener 2:-
Inclined to Madness - N Y Moors.
Lakes Grand Prix - after Kentmere. The mediums have now gone - Coniston, Anniversary Waltz, Fairfield and Kentmere. Only three of these can count, the final counter needs to come from Three Shires and Langdale. Or maybe use them both?
All seems quiet, rather strangely? Don't head for Chunal, it was on 4th June.
Monday - Summer Series 9 - Rowlee Zig-zag.
Parwich Panoramic 5:-
Wednesday - Cracken Edge:-
Eshton Moor - BOFRA from Gargrave:-
Friday - Salt Cellar:-
Castle Carr recce - did anyone get there? I'll sort out some Clue Notes for anyone looking round on their own, it will be mainly a list of places where we are likely to get lost....
Snowdon:- results. - Stuart being 1st V40.
Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival:-
Evening Mini MM - from Teggs Nose - results.
Ingleborough - results.
Kentmere:- lovely and clear, just a bit warm and thirsty going round. results.
Up The Nab:-
Lakes Grand Prix - results after Fairfield. Should you be wondering what this is, have a look on the back of the FRA Calendar., or here. Anniversary Waltz, Coniston and Fairfield have gone, - Kentmere, Three Shires and Langdale to come. Up to four counting races needed. Plenty of names listed here....
Wasdale - English Championships - results.
Addingham Gala - for several who couldn't be getting round Wasdale. A little village gala, through the streets and a loop of nearby Beamsley Beacon. Good if you are local, or come from Melton Mowbray.....results.
Broomhead Chase:- results.
Baildon Canter - results.
Monday - Summer Series 7 - Bamford
Black Rocks:- results.
Golden Acre Park Relays -results. ,another right good relay in a Leeds park...A very pleasant event, warm evening,150 (maximum allowed) teams of three, open to any ability of runner.
Sedbergh Sports - results.
Lakeland Classics - after Wasdale. Down to second place, now that Ambleside have got their third counter. Yet another big mountain to climb....But there looks to be plenty of mugs on their way to individuals....
Next race is Castle Carr. I can't stress enough that trying to find the best lines on the day won't be much use, and if the clag is down, learning it will be crunch. Connoisseurs of Wadsworth Trog will remember with delight the moors between High Brown Knoll and Sheepstones Trig. Their are trods all over, most not marked on any map.
" There will be organised recces of the race route on Sunday July 16th and Aug 20th" - details on their race website.
If someone can get to one of these, and then give some guided tours to the troops, it will be really helpful. I'll have a plod round to try and remember it from last time, but will sadly be far too plodding to help the speedy runners.
WU23 - Ellie - 2nd : Anna - 3rd
W:- Judith -3rd=.
W40:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 4th :Helen - 10th=
W45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 3rd :Helen - 7th= :
W50:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 4th=.
MU23:- Matt Elkington - 1st : Max - 5th : Tom - 8th=
M40:- Spyke - 6th : John Hunt - 7th : Dave Taylor - 9th.
M45:- Spyke - 2nd. : John Hunt - 3rd : Dave Taylor - 4th.
M50:- Spyke - 2nd : John Hunt - 3rd : Dave Taylor - 4th.
M60 - Keith - 11th.
M65:- DT - 4th : Mick Cochrane - 6th=.
M70:- DT - 2nd : Mick - 3rd=.
Senior Women - 3rd.( 1st at Wasdale..)
W40 - 1st ( 1st at Wasdale..)
Senior Men - 3rd.( 4th at Wasdale..)
M40 - 4th. (2nd at Wasdale..)
M50 - 1st (1st at Wasdale..)
The delights of Langdale - entries now open on Sportident. ...and also well worth noting, is that for Castle Carr, " There will be organised recces of the race route on Sunday July 16th and Aug 20th". There is every opportunity to be going astray badly throughout the race, and a proper guided recce will be essential for anyone needing crunch Championship points.
Blackfell - Carshare League Counter. . AM, (a very strong AM..) from Kettlewell. A much larger entry this year, and although incessantly repeating myself, this is one of the very best AM courses, a right genuine fell course. Only four of us there, but then we may have the last laugh next year, if the clag is down, and there's a need to be finding the way round. Results.
Lakeland Classics - updated so far. Plenty to be looking at here. Just now the team are first, but that's with having done three races. Ambleside and Borrowdale will be getting their third race in. Wasdale next.....
Lake District Mountain Trial details, etc. "Entries are now open for this year's trial to be held on September 10th at Gatesgarth Farm at the head of Buttermere. Entry is via: http://www.ldmta.org.uk/entry.html Or via: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=3569 . Classic Trial: around 18 miles and 7500ft climb (29 km and 2300m). Estimated winning time = 4.5hrs. Minimum age for entry: 18yrs Medium Trial: around 13 miles and 5000ft climb (21 km and 1500m). Estimated winning time = 3.5hrs. Minimum age for entry: 18yrs Short Trial: around 9 miles and 3500ft climb (15 km and 1100m). Estimated winning time = 3hrs. Minimum age for entry for single runners: 18yrs. The distances shown above are as the crow flies. Actual distances covered may be up to 50% further. There is a Pairs category in the Short Trial in 2017. "
Heptonstall Festival - results.
Saunders LMM - results.
Thurlstone Chase- results.
Warslow Beer Festival- results.
Great Hucklow- results.
Trunce 6- results.
Danefield Relay. Composite teams of three, around Otley Chevin, more teams than ever, good to have a relay open to anybody and everybody. an aspect of running clearly missing around the Peak....About 3 miles each lap, three in a team, and a vicious last hill each time around. results.
Stirton , by Skipton .results. A very pleasant evening race, no prizes but a bottle of beer to us when we finished.
WU23:- Anna - 3rd : Ellie - 6th.
Senior Women:- Judith - 2nd.
W40:- Judith - 2nd : Liz - 4th=
W50:- Judith - 1st : Liz - 2nd : Nicky - 8th=
MU23:- .Matt Elkington - 3rd : .Tom - 4th : Max - 7th=
M40:- Dave Taylor - 4th.
M50:- Dave Taylor - 2nd= : Spyke -4th.
M60:- Keith - 10th.
Women - 6th (1st at Tebay)
W40 - 4th (1st at Tebay)
Men - 4th (5th at Tebay)
M40:- 2nd (6th at Tebay)
M50:- 2nd(2nd at Tebay)
BG Help needed!
Mike Robinson sends:- "Denise Mathers has contacted me asking for help on a forthcoming Bob Graham attempt by 4 Irish guys. These people are all involved with the Irish Championship Races many of us enjoy each year. Basically they need help on legs 2, 3 and 4. The downside is that it is the Wasdale race weekend 8th/9th July, when they want to make an attempt. They will be leaving Keswick at 18.30 on Friday 7th July, leg 2 approx. 22.30, leg 3 - 03.00 and leg 4 - 09.00. If any one can help out at all please contact Denise direct at email
Buttermere Horseshoe - results. Looks like Borrowdale were one point ahead for the team prize......
Chrome Hill:- results.
Whaley Waltz:- results.
Wharfedale 2 - or 3 - Peaks:- from Kettlewell, rather like Grin and Bear It . A Mountain Rescue fundraiser. A bit cold and blustery over Buckden Pike, and finally the never-ending search for the best line off Great Whernside to Hag Dyke - and still none the wiser. Only two peaks for poor Carshare....
Great Bakewell Pudding Race:- results.
Kinder Trog:- results.
Langley Fete:- results.
Cronkley - results.
Summer Series 6 - Way Out West.
Hope Wakes - results.
Very best wishes to those on the BG...
Tebay - English and British Championship. Well! A battering last weekend, and now full heat and sun. A big entry, but plenty of those entered hadn't turned out. Very well organised indeed. No trouble finding the way, and a good club turn-out. The last climb up Blease Fell seems to have sorted out many runners, with an interminably long run in at the end. Results.
Great Lakes Run:- results.
Settle Hills:- results.
Windy Gyle - results.
Summer Series 5 - Moscar Moor:-
Riber Run:- results.
Blacka Moor - results.
Beacon Batch - results. Somewhere far south, that we've not heard of...
Whorlton Run - results. Up in Joe country, but not Joe....
WU23 - Ellie - 2nd : Anna - 3rd=
W:- Judith - 6th.
W40:- Judith - 2nd : Helen - 7th : Kirsty - 8th : Nicky - 10th.
W45:- Judith - 1st : Helen - 4th : Nicky - 8th.
W50:- Judith - 1st : Liz - 8th= : Nicky - 10th=.
MU23:- Matt Elkington - 1st : Max - 5th : Tom - 8th..
M40:- Spyke - 8th : John Hunt - 11th
M45:- Spyke - 4th. : John Hunt - 5th : Dave Taylor - 11th.
M50:- Spyke - 2nd : John Hunt - 3rd : Dave Taylor - 5th.
M65:- DT - 4th : Mick Cochrane - 6th.
M70:- DT - 2nd : Mick - 3rd.
Senior Women - 3rd=.(2nd at Tebay.)
W40 - 2nd (1st at Tebay).
Senior Men - 4th.(5th at Tebay)
M40 - 6th. (6th at Tebay)
M50 - 2nd (2nd at Tebay)
Ennerdale - the next Lakeland Classic:- results. Some long days out here...
Rossendale Juniors - results
Edale Short:- results.
Howtown:- completely horrible conditions, getting out past High Raise was into a head-on gale and driving rain. Even the return leg was into the wind, blowing from any and every direction. Excellent cakes afterwards, and all for £3.00. results
Passing Clouds:- results.
Knowl Hill - results.
Trunce 5 - results.
Thursday - " Just a gentle-late-in-the-day reminder about Dave's downhill only races. It is the last one tonight - Grindslow Knoll (an infinitely better descent than Grindleford). Simply meet at the summit at 1930. Currently Dave is leading the series and I am second with Brent Lindsay in third; there is the opportunity of a podium finish and possibility of DP league points! As this is downhill only the impact on muscles is minimal and therefore a good hors d'oeuvre for the BG weekend; a gentle trot to the summit then a maximum of 10 minutes of gravity aided activity. It is received wisdom that we should work our weaknesses but how many of us practice descending when fresh? Hopefully see some of you tonight,"
Duddon - the first Lakeland Classic, and also Carshare League. a dry, even sunny day, and how much more pleasant is Caw when you're doing the shorter course...
Long course results. Short results.
LAMM - well far above Glasgow...plenty of results here.
Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon:- results.
Wincle Trout:- results.
Edenfield - results
Chunal - results.
Yetholm - results.
New Dungeon Ghyll Race - Andy Holden's latest production, here, is his filming of this year's race.
Dragon's Back - congratulations to anyone who can be finishing, especially to Marcus, the first man home, Greg Crowley, and to Carol Morgan ( Otley's finest...) , the first woman. Apologies to anyone missed off....
Weets - English Championship AS - results. With several other attractive races this year, it seemed rather a depleted field? Maybe there were other reasons? The Women had to run in oppressive heat, whereas the men, especially us slower runners, had the delights of rolling thunder, lightning and torrential rain.
Hutton Roof:- results.
Helvellyn and the Dodds:- results
James Thorn:- results.
Bamford Sheep Dog Trials:- results
Ilkley Trail:- results
Hallam Chase - results.
Otley Chevin - the best AS race going...and still as hard as ever.. results.
Ingleton Scenery - for those who know these parts, this race followed the Ingleton Waterfalls path. Slippy limestone, tree roots, concrete paths and steps, and plenty of waterfalls should you wobble off the edge. The daytime admission charge is £6.00, here we paid £3.00, for which everyone got a bottle of beer and a Mars bar. Typical of Brett's excellent events. results.
Killington Sports - results.
WU23 - Ellie - 2nd : Anna - 3rd=
W:- Judith - 10th.
W40:- Judith - 2nd.
W45:- Judith - 1st.
W50:- Judith - 1st.
MU23:- Matt Elkington - 1st : Tom - 6th..
M - Matt - 7th.
M40:- John Hunt - 6th= : Spyke - 8th.
M45:- John Hunt - 4th : Spyke - 5th.
M50:- John Hunt / Spyke - 2nd= : .Dave Taylor - 10th.
M65:- DT - 5th : Mick Cochrane - 7th.
M70:- DT - 3rd : Mick - 4th.
Senior Women - 4th=.
W40 - 4th.
Senior Men - 4th.
M40 - 6th.
M50 - 1st=
Learning from Fairfield, putting a couple of plasters in the bag takes up no room, and can be of enormous help, either to ourselves or to other runners.....
Buttermere Sailbeck - results.
Charlesworth Chase - this classic Wharfedale race up Simon's Seat:- up and down before the rain set in, one of the best short races around. Results.
Evening Mini MM - Dovedale:-results.
Mt Famine:- results.
Old County Tops:- Carshare League Counter.-results
Cader Idris:- results.
Lantern Pike Dash:-
Hathersage Hurtle:- results.
Trunce 4:- results.
Roseberry Romp:- results.
Totley Moor:- results.
Wednesday - Burbage Sharpener 1.
Jura - a while off, hopefully Jenny is sorted...
Cressbrook Crawl:- results.
Fairfield - Carshare was well in the prizes, and was contemplating blowing the lot on the way back at Pete Bland's, but honesty prevailed. Kirsty Hewitson was 1st Lady. Sorry, Kirsty, I can't just find your e-mail address, but I have your Vets prize, but wasn't alert enough to collect your winners prize. Jenny 6th, and also a Vets prize, and also I have an envelope for 3rd Mens team, (team of 3) whoever that might be applicable to.
A bit slippy on rocks going across to from Fairfield, which Carshare amply tested.....Lesson learnt - just carrying some basic stuff like a couple of plasters can be of enormous help, something I'll be putting in the bag. Results.
InterCounties - Broughton, in Scotland..
Gt Whernside - uphill only:- and Junior Uphill Championships .Results.
South Mynd Tour - a new AL race, the neglected parts of southern Long Mynd in Shropshire. Results. So what's it like? Greg helps out.. "Having missed out on getting a Fairfield entry I went down for this new race. With impressive stats I thought it would be good training forJura... Route choice from the start to the second checkpoint, then also from the top of Pole Bank back to Little Stretton meant you didn't know where you were in the race order, but happy with 1st 50. The best lines will be known within a couple of runnings. In between, lots of runnable climbs and some sharp steep downs. Great little race, would do it again, great to meet another brown vest there - Tyrell"
Summer Series 3 - Stanage.
Dark Peak Stones-
Fox and Hounds - N Y Moors-results.
Kildwick - a pleasant enough little nearby evening race, and only £3.00........results.
Shining Tor- results.
Tansley - results.
Hayfield May Queen - results.
Senior Women:- Judith - 4th : Liz - 9th..
W40:- Judith - 2nd : Liz - 4th.
W50:- Judith - 1st : Liz - 2nd.
MU23:- Tom - 3rd : .Matt Elkington - 4th.
M40:- Dave Taylor - 7th.
M50:- Dave Taylor - 2nd : Spyke -5th.
M60:- Keith - 6th.
Men - 5th
Stuc a Chroin - British Championship AL. Results.
Willy's Birthday Dozen:-
Eskdale Elevation:- results. with a safe trip around this time from Joe...
Bollington Festival:- results.
Buckden Out Moor and Back Again - a welcome new race, and a complete and utter classic indeed! The usual start in the village. but then a different route up to Buckden Pike, back down past the lead mine, and a different return to the traditional slippery stream. Excellent cakes for us afterwards, and just sit around in the scenic sunshine. Results.
Trunce 3:- results.
Tuesday - Jack Bloor, around Ilkley Moor:- results. Parts of it were dry enough to bag up, and sell as Multipurpose compost, other bits were sloshy bogs. Then get away before the midges set in....
Cakes of Bread:-
Cake Race:- results.
Coiners:- results. (not yet found the Juniors results...)
Tigers Todger:- results.
Lothersdale - near Skipton. a short, sharp blast up to Pinhaw Moor trig point, on the Pennine Way, and then hammer back down once again. Results.
Rainow 5 :- results.
Teenager with Altitude:- ...Anniversary Waltz:- both results.
A lovely clear, sunny day, a bit warm for those doing the Waltz, with that long run-out along the valley bottom. Notable that we had far more runners doing the long trip round, rather than what appears to be a group of several oldies taking the shorter option.
Summer Series 2 - Broomhead Bash:-
Dick Hudson's - the first BOFRA race of the year, simply touch a gate at the other side of Ilkley Moor, then find the correct route back again. .Results.
Senior Women:- Judith - 6th.
W40:- Judith - 3rd : Liz - 8th.
W50:- Judith - 1st : Liz - 2nd.
MU23:- Matt Elkington - 2nd : Tom - 4th.
Men:- Rhys - 7th.
M40:- Dave Taylor - 8th.
M50:- Dave Taylor - 1st : Spyke - 8th.
M60:- Keith - 8th.
Men - 5th ( Keswick, Borrowdale, Helm Hill, Shettleston)
M40:- 4th (Borrowdale, Shettleston, Calder Valley)
M50:- 2nd (Borrowdale)
FRA Link to Results.
WU23 - Ellie - 4th.
W40:- Judith - 5th : Nicky - 6th : Kirsty H - 7th : Helen - 8th..:
W45:- Judith - 2nd : Nicky - 3rd : Helen - 4th.
W50:- Judith - 1st.
MU23:- Matt Elkington - 2nd : Tom - 3rd.
M45:- Dave Taylor - 6th : John Hunt - 7th.
M50:- Dave Taylor - 2nd : John Hunt - 3rd : Spyke - 5th.
M65:- DT - 4th : Mick Cochrane - 8th.
M70:- DT - 2nd : Mick - 4th.
Senior Women - 5th.
W40 - 1st.
Senior Men - 4th.
M40 - 6th.
M50 - 1st
Donard Challenge - Newcastle County Down. The first British Championship event this year.
Perfectly clear weather, even sunny, so no real trouble finding a way round. It's a very rough descent, on the hill and back through the woods, and anyone really knowing the grassier lines would benefit.
Matt Elkington is 2nd MU23, Dave Taylor - 1st M50, Judith and Liz - 1st and 2nd W50. Team points when they have been sorted out.