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Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Tuesday 28th May 2013
posted by DaveT on August 26, 2014

Carshare is now away to sunny Caernarfon, while Sunday. Please use Comments, or contact the webmaster for anything that needs to go out.

Saturday:-
Maesgwm - Llanberis
. Saturday 30th August. 11.00am start, not that 1.00pm in the Calendar...Entry List.

Entry on day is being accepted. There are cars going, see Comments, and those extra runners may well be completely decisive...

Map.
A look at the Team Positions show:-
MV50 - done and dusted, won it.
MV40 - are 2nd, winning could level up with Borrowdale, but countback looks a major problem.
Senior Men - are 2nd. Quite simply, win at Llanberis and we might well be first overall.
I can't yet see any Entry List.
Any help needed with travelling?  see Comments...for an Ashopton meet-up....

Peak District Challenge - various long distance courses. Anyone doing any of these?
Longshaw Sheepdog Trials:-

Sunday:- Crowden Horseshoe:-
Monday - Summer Series 11 - "Ultra Tour de Mont Bamford"

Wednesday:-
Burbage Summer Sharpener 3.
Derbyshire Chevin 2:-
Ilkley Incline - One mile pure grind up the hillside...

Friday - Gt Longstone:-

Permalink | Comments (3) | Last updated on Friday 29th August 2014
posted by DaveT on August 18, 2014

FRA Relay Maps  are now available.
Legs 1 and 4 are the same, just alternating the direction. About 5 miles?, but a 2000ft climb - not far off? (that is two Grindslow Knolls...)
Leg 2 - Long pairs, looks to be a hard, strong effort.
Leg 3 - navigation, could be anything.
As for Team selection, some unenviable task indeed. Not that long, now, and getting a similar "AL" or "AS" result would help enormously. And there are two Championship races left, what better way to show current capabilities?
For us poor souls who won't make any team, it must make a marvellous place to be running. And handing out Jaffa Cakes..,.

BOFR A Malham Show:- results. A most recommended event. Typical BOFRA, listed as 2.5miles, and at least 4 miles. Out of the show field, wade the stream/river, a long 2 miles up - round the top and hammer back down. Turn round was some hill just to the side of Malham Cove. The announcer called me in as "Dark Peak - wherever that is..." . We need some missionaries to venture up another year, it seems.

Thornbridge - Ashford race:-
Arnison Crag Horseshoe:- Rhys "ran Arnison Crag Horseshoe on Saturday.  and won in 22.30 knocking 27 seconds off Phil Davies' record. A nice course, well worth a visit for the Dog Day and show attached. Dan Middlemas also in attendance, sorry don't know his result!"
DT - if Dan could send his time through?

Burnsall Classic - results.
Chipping Show:-

Pendleton:- results.   Judith and Spyke travelling, no doubt upsetting the locals who were thinking of prizes...
Cnicht - results.

Nicky's - David Bell Memorial. Carshare League Counter - results. David Lund romped home with maximum points. Considering the work and effort that goes into this event, we shouid be giving it the support it deserves. A good, hard enough course, good place to be running, and very hard to get away without a prize. What more could be asked for? So next year, put it (them?) on the list.
Bradbourne:- results
Cnicht:- results.
Grasmere Sports:- results
Tour of Norland Moor - results.
Barrow - part of Keswick Show - results. Nobody here ahead of Rhys..."Barrow was also a nice route, great to do the Barrow descent without having to do Grisedale and Crag Hill first! "

Hope Show:- never seems to have happened?
BOFRA Reeth Show:- results.
Hebden -  near Grassington. A stream to negotiate, two high walls to scrabble over, a wire fence - all part of another BOFRA race.
Eyam Barrel Inn:- results.
Kilnsey Show - another win for Rob Hope. results.
Ennerdale Show.
Inclined to Madness - N.Y.Moor - results

Lakeland Classics series.  Two races left, Three Shires and Langdale. Just now, John Hunt - 3rd, Tom Brunt - 4th, Joe - 5th. Many others in the placings for that prestigious mug, but all depends on who else may get their 3rd counter in. As for the Team Prize, them others had best contend 2nd place.

Championship - last two races.
Hodder Valley (Bowland) - is Entry on Day, limited to the first 400, but filling that up would be a surprise. Five races gone, a shame not to round off the Series by getting all teams out in full effort.

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This is the top part of Totridge. The lower part is on private fields, but easily looked at on the day. Then some way up this hillside, a little loop, and hammer back down the way we came up.
The venue is Dunsop Bridge, inland from Clitheroe.

Permalink | Comments (1) | Last updated on Friday 29th August 2014
posted by DaveT on August 18, 2014

English Championships – after Sedbergh .
Just one more race left, Hodder Valley, AS, in Bowland. Saturday 13th September. Up through the farmer's fields, and a sharp heathery-looking fell at the top to hammer up and blast down.
Maybe a desperate need to re-instate the End-of-Campaign Cake Party for after the race?

Senior Men:- Rhys – 4th : Oli - 10th.
MV40:-  Tom - 8th : Spyke - 9th.
MV45:- John Hunt - 3rd : Spyke - 6th= : Joe - 10th :
MV50:- Joe - 3rd=
MV55 - Keith - 8th.
MV60:- Keith – 5th.
MV65:- DT – 7th
MU23:- Johnny Malley – 3rd : Tom Saville – 6th

Senior ladies:- Judith - 6th=
LV40:- Judith – 2nd.
LV45:- Judith – 1st, and Champion.

Teams
Senior Men Team:- 1st- (1st at Sedbergh)
MV40 Team:- 1st. ( 1st at Sedbergh)
MV50 Team:- 2nd (2nd at Sedbergh)
Senior Ladies Team:- 2nd - ( 2nd at Sedbergh)
LV40 Team:-1st - (1st at Sedbergh. )

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Thursday 28th August 2014
posted by DaveT on August 10, 2014

Sedbergh. English AL Championship. - results.
Wild, windy and wet at times, but enough drier spells to make things reasonable. Lots to sort out, but meanwhile.
Ladies - 2nd Senior Team, which must help enormously. No idea where the LV40 team came, but most definitely they did enough to close 1st place in the overall Championships. Many congratulations indeed. Judith was 1st LV45, which makes her Champion, and all to play for in the other categories.
Men - 1st Senior Team, hopefully 1st MV40 Team, and 2nd MV50 team. Not that bad, really...
Keith was 3rd V60, Joe - 2nd V50. Apologies if I've missed someone off. Oops! Spyke was walking out for something important...

Team Positions. This was after Kentmere...
Men - now have 12+12+12+8= 44. My adding makes it that we can't be caught?
MV40:- now have 12+12+12+9 = 45. We need to win at Hodder Valley.
MV50:- 12+9+9+8=38. We can'tcatch Helm Hill, but should be safe as 2nd.
Ladies:- 9+9+9+6=33. Ambleside have won, close now between us and Helm Hill for 2nd/3rd.
LV40:- 12+12+12+??? = 1st overall.

 Belper Rugby Rover:- results.
Trunce 8 - results
Golf Ball - Rossendale. results
Taddington Lanes:-
Shipman Knotts:-
Guisborough Grunt - N Y Moors - results

Permalink | Comments (1) | Last updated on Saturday 23rd August 2014
posted by DaveT on August 3, 2014

Arncliffe Gala - BOFRA. Up in Wharfedale...results.
Tour of Bradwell - Half and Long:- results for both

Turner Landscape - results - as good a course as they come, with a handful of DPFR connoisseurs lining up to appreciate the tops around Dow Crag. Colder and windy up tops, but no real clag problems. Some distinct travellers worthy of our FRA "C" team, but sadly Carshare's performance didn't fit the bill...
 And a timely reminder for the Men, you need to be contacting Rob Little should you want to be considered for any team...

Summer Series (10) - Hurkling Howler - results.
Eccles Pike - results.
Denis Stitt Memorial:- results.
Tom's Bransdale Race - N.Y.Moors - results.
Ricky's Race:- results

Peak Forest - results - can't remember when this once was...

Permalink | Comments (1) | Last updated on Monday 18th August 2014
posted by DaveT on July 28, 2014

Maesgwm Muddle:- From Nicky:- "At Arenig Fawr race today the MM organisor was saying he has 200 entries for this race and a 250 limit so anyone wanting to enter best do so very quickly."

Sedbergh - in a fortnight. Completely essential that all our teams are out strong. The current standings are:-
Senior Men Team:- 1st
MV40 Team:- 1st.
MV50 Team:- 2nd
Senior Ladies Team:- 3rd
LV40 Team:-2nd
All the men's teams scored heavily at the other Long, Ennerdale,  but most definitely still need the points., whereas it is now vital that the Ladies make it count at this second Long counter. Especially the LV40 team just need points on the board, having already three wins. I'm not seeing any entry list, to see who is running? Or any news about substitutions?

Borrowdale - Lakeland Classic and Carshare League counter. results
The accident is mentioned by Andy Holden on the FRA Forum.
That must wrap up this year's Lakeland Classics?
In the absence of our esteemed Carshare League organiser, Lewis tells all:- "The attraction of the double header for points brought in throngs of Dark Peakers for this race; Lakeland Classics and the most important Carshare leagues. Some 40 club members were rumoured to be on the pre-entry list. A raft of prizes went to the Dark Peak whippets across most categories. The weather varied from foul to mediocre through the course of the race. With very blustery conditions on eastern aspects and bands of heavy rain blowing through. So, tough conditions underfoot: sloppy in the mud and slippy on the rocks. With some poor visibility across Glaramara and on top of Scafell. Conditions to favour the lakeland aficionados and the mountain goats (wherever they may actually be in the field). It was good to see Richard Hopkinson on the start line - still going strong. Fiona Fullwood is ploughing on with her campaign of long, hard races and came away with a good result in another tough outing. Kenny Turner is getting back into the swing of things after last year's enforced layoff. Glen Borrell was in the unlucky position of getting an improved result that would have put him in last year's prizes, but the prize pot shrunk this year to first 20, rather than the previous 30. Jim Twohig made an impressive return to the fray after some absence. George Yates made a solid return to competition after his successful BG five weeks ago. And the club chaplain was on hand to offer words of wisdom to competitors of all denominations.
Both men's and women's team prizes went to Dark Peak.
In the absence of League convener Kitchen, no calculations were made for Carshare team prize. A finger in the air assessment suggests less than a nose between Sykes/Caddick and Holmes/Spinks/Lund."

Osmotherley Show - is one of the better N.Y. Moors courses, though all on good tracks. An entry largely comprised of them that can't get round Borrowdale. Just down before the heavens opened.

Farleton Knott - BOFRA:- results
Tegg's Nose - results

Arenig Fawr:- Nicky sends:- "After Borrowdale - well done all Dark Peakers there! I travelled to Bala, Wales for this Yiannis classic! 8.5 miles, 1000m climb and only 400m of track to contend with. Lloyd Taggart and Jackie Lee won, 1 was 4th Lady and 1st V40. Highly recommended race.". results

Trunce 7 - results.
Bradwell:- results.
Cracken Edge:- results.
Steel Fell - results.
Gribdale Gallop - N Y Moors:- results. Our local leaves all the rest behind him....
 Derbyshire Chevin:- results

Relays.
So here we go! First is the Ian Hodgson, Sunday October 5th. Senior Men, Senior Ladies, V40 men, from Patterdale. For many, even most, this is the more important of the Relays, with Borrowdale Men looking at others from their long unbeaten run at this event.
Two weeks later is the FRA Relays, in the Howgills. Two Ladies Teams, and for the Men, two Senior teams, V40 , V50, and a strong open "C" team.
  Keith will look after the selection for MV50. As shown on the Homepage, ASAP would hopeful runners please contact Rob Little for all other teams, and don't miss out on running for the "C" team, or even? organise it?
   It really is up to runners to come forwards, and not sit waiting for a phone call.
And for runners who, like poor Carshare, won't make a "Z" team, all support on the days would be most encouraging...

As for selection of teams? The Ian Hodgson needs good pairings, a track record of being able to deal with Lakeland height, and a knowledge of the route. For the FRA, not a doubt that the Howgills will be harder than most Peak races. Potential isn't much help in picking the teams, whereas recent results really do help. The last two Championship races, Hodder Valley and Maesgwm, might well clear things up somewhat. Hodder Valley (Bowland) is E.O.D : the Welsh race needs an entry beforehand.

Le Tour de Yorkshire.

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There's always someone, isn't there? Whilst most of us were content to find a way to Blubberhouses, Buttertubs, Holme Moss, etc, someone has to go that bit further, this time to Paris.
“You wouldn’t have the Edale Skyline in Versailles, so you can’t do this in Yorkshire.”- says our Paris Correspondent, typically moaning that it cost "roughly £22.00 for 3 ice creams and 2 sorbets".
 But then John Hunt won't be getting any hill reps stuck in Paris...

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Saturday 16th August 2014
posted by DaveT on July 21, 2014

Nottinghamshire AAA County 5K Champs. Dicky Wilkinson tells us " it was run in Newstead Abbey Park. I bust a gut to get a V50 silver in 18:26 - it makes up for the initial climb to dib 1 at Kentmere when I felt right poorly!"
DT - and the Parkrun league table could be resurrected if needed?

Lingmell Dash:-
Summer Series (9). Pike Low Direct - results.
Rydal Round - results. ,
Ambleside Sports, BOFRA - results.
Salt Cellar - results.

Duddon Valley .....is mentioned in the Fellrunner as a Championship AL race next year. Not a clue as to the others, though.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Monday 4th August 2014
posted by DaveT on July 14, 2014

Kentmere - English Championship. It was sweltering hot at the start, and pouring rain at the finish, with a major struggle for cars to get out of the muddy field. Results.  
Teams - Senior Men - looks like 1st (Rhys, Oli, Neil, Rob Baker, Spyke). It needs adding up closely with Calder Valley, and, as so often, the non-counters could well have been decisive.
MV40 - 1st? (Spyke, Joe, Simon, Jon Morgan).
MV50 - 2nd, after Helm Hill . (Greg works out..) - Joe, Andy Dickenson, Keith.
Ladies - too hard for me to add up.

Don't forget that for the FRA Relays there is also a "C" team, of willing contributors to the cause, and there are plenty of candidates here staking their claim.
So Sedbergh next, and if the clag is down, a recce would be most useful, importantly for the descent off Winder.

Borrowdale - Entries are full, but substitutions are easily arranged, on the day. Any spare entries going, please, as Jon Morgan would like to take one. email

Snowdon:- results. Helen is 1st LV45. With that threat of lightning, a turn-round at Clogwyn Station.
Dark & White MM - Mungrisedale. results.
Great Hucklow:- results.
Holme Moss:- results.
Coniston Country Fair:-

FRA AGM - what's involved...is at Kendal, Saturday 26th July. Plenty of things to sift through, an increase in membership fees, nominations for next year's officers. And if there's things that concern us about the FRA, this is the place and time to speak out.
Proxy Vote - is some big consideration, to have your say if unable to get to the AGM.

Kit Checks - worth remembering that gloves are (I think?) part of the mandatory kit requirements. I'm putting a pair in with the waterproof bottoms, to go to every race, just in case...

Summer Series (8) - Wicken Whizz - results.
Cock Howe - N Y Moors - results.
Stoney Middleton:- results

Permalink | Comments (2) | Last updated on Monday 4th August 2014
posted by DaveT on July 28, 2014

English Championships – after Kentmere. FRA Link

It doesn't need much brain power to work out that the last two Championship races are crucial, so off to Sedbergh we go..... 

Senior Men:- Rhys – 3rd : Oli - 8th.
MV40:- Tom - 5th : Spyke - 9th=
MV45:- Spyke - 4th= : Joe - 7th : John Hunt - 10th
MV50:- Joe - 1st=
MV60:- Keith – 4th=
MV65:- DT – 5th
MU23:- Johnny Malley – 3rd : Tom Saville – 6th

Senior ladies:- Judith - 4th
LV40:- Judith – 2nd
LV45:- Judith – 1st:

Teams
Senior Men Team:- 1st- (1st at Kentmere)
MV40 Team:- 1st. ( 1st at Kentmere)
MV50 Team:- 2nd (2nd at Kentmere)
Senior Ladies Team:- 3rd - ( 2nd at Kentmere)
LV40 Team:-2nd  - (1st at Kentmere)

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