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posted by WillyK on September 16, 2014

Some new recruits to the league, and a particularly strong showing from the women and over 65s respectively (welcome Brother Lockwood), with some canny entries on the short and medium courses securing particularly high scores ... not least Ms Bryan-Jones whose orienteering class clearly shone through once again.  Indeed, there must be something in the air - independence perhaps? - with (methinks) Father Bryan-Jones winning outright on the Short Course, and our other double-barreled would-be Scotsman (Rhys F-R) securing second on the Classic Course this year. 

In the absence of a determination from the Cat (who may or may not have been a DNF on the Classic Course) as to the Team Prize winners, this particular award must perforce be held in abeyance.  More disappointing still, with the enforced absence of Barber Surgeon Caddick through injury, we will for the second year running not have a woman completing the requisite five qualifying races for the league - leaving your absentee correspondent with a difficult decision to make as to this year's first honorary woman.

We all have our crosses to bear, I guess, chief amongst which for your correspondent this weekend being the call away to higher duties, delivering precious cargo to Glasgow School of Art, such that I could not on this occasion join in the fun.

Last up then, as previously trailed, is The Screes, Nether Wasdale, featuring the first Carshare League Awayday Weekend.  All welcome - kids included - and the opportunity to give our (mostly) youngers and betters a good cheer at the FRA Relays on the Sunday morning.  Do let me know by email if you plan to come along.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Thursday 18th September 2014
posted by DaveT on September 14, 2014

Carshare is now away Thursday while Monday, off again to Zurich laden with birthday presents. Please use Comments, or contact the webmaster for anything which needs to go out. Any stuff from weekend events would be most helpful, as ever.

Saturday:-
Lantern Pike:-
Three Shires - Lakeland Classics counter:- parking details, etc.
Scafell Pike:-
Simonside - up faraway lands...

Sunday:-
Dale Head:-
Stanage Struggle:-
Viking Chase - up not too faraway lands...and a good course around Lordstones/Wainstones...
Embsay - BOFRA:-
Utterley Butterley - from Marsden:-
Pendle Memorial:- near Clitheroe.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Thursday 18th September 2014
posted by DaveT on September 8, 2014

Hodder Valley - final English Championship. Men's Results Ladies Results (Our most reputable Carshare League organiser is temporarily putting the results on the website..)
 An excellent course, genuine AS, a good show venue, and well organised.
The Senior Men not at full strength, but should have won the English Championships already, and many deserved congratulations to all concerned throughout the year.
A very strong MV40 group, but so had Borrowdale, and they may well have dumped us to second place. On a rough count, we may have been 2nd, so equal on 45 points. Countback could be some problem.....
As for the MV50 group, it effectively seemed like a selection race for the FRA Relays, certainly plenty for Keith to scrutinise when facing up to the huge problem of picking a team. Hopefully one/some of any unlucky ones may be selected for the "C" Team?
In due course the final Championship results will be out, and I'll try and list medal recipients...
Ladies - only Judith, and of course she was very high up, as ever. The LV40 Team are Champions.

Dan Middlemas is expecting to be flagging the route - in a manner known only to DPFR runners, we hope, - for Guisborough Three Tops, next year English Championship Medium.

Peris Horseshoe - and Half Peris Horseshoe:-
Nine Edges Race:- results. With no clubs listed, you may well have been left out of the DPFR results, so please ask our webmaster to fiddle any corrections. 

Mountain Trial -  Carshare League Race.
Classic results. 
Nicky is 2nd Lady, after Jasmin Paris. Rhys is 2nd M. after Hector Haines, but a gap of 36 mins. Long day out, seems to have been some strong course?
men are confirmed as 1st Team.
John Hunt doubled up from Hodder Valley:- "Fantastic course if you went over the tops (any combination of Helvellyn, the Dodds, and anything else nearby...) as I did. I couldn't resist them".
Medium Results. - 1st Lady for Kirsty  - and Short Results - can be fiddled from this link

Padfield Plum Fair:- any results always most welcome....
Burnsall -  BOFRA:-results

Monday - Summer Series 12 :- from Strines.
Wormstones - results, from ages since.

Permalink | Comments (2) | Last updated on Thursday 18th September 2014
posted by DaveT on August 18, 2014

English Championships – after Sedbergh . FRA Website link.

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 - ( 3rd at Sedbergh)
LV40 Team:-1st - (1st at Sedbergh. )

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Saturday 13th September 2014
posted by DaveT on September 1, 2014

2015 Championship Races:- We know of Duddon, AL, and in a break from tradition, "Manx Fell Runners are pleased and proud to announce that they will be holding a round of the English Championships on the Isle of Man in 2015. This will be a long counter and held on June 13th over a modified Bradda race route."
Other rumours will await a definite confirmation...

World Masters Mountain Race - is in the Stubai Alps, Austria. 
I've not found the results yet, but I'm told Craig Roberts was 2nd, and Ann Marie Jones - 1st. Few other medals, i suspect.
Next year it is in Wales, at Betws-y-Coed, Five-year categories, from V35.

Ben Nevis:- results  . With 2nd Lady for Judith.
Grisedale Horseshoe - any results, even from last year, most welcome...Sue Robinson has found this on Twitter, thanks!, "Won by Rhys FR then Lloyd T and Mark Roberts. Ladies: Jackie Lee then Lyn Thompson."
  Getting rather secretive are we, Rhys?

OMM Lite - Penrith -

Helvellyn Triathlon:-
Exterminator - results.
Loweswater Show -
Shelf Moor - results.
Great North Run......results. I see that Keith didn't stay with Mo Farah, but well round in 01:36:54. Anyone else need a mention?Trunce 9 - results.
Roseberry Topping -results

Coming Soon:- "The Lake District Mountain Trial, on Sunday 15th September has been announced as being from Patterdale. This is the penultimate counter in the Carshare League…and the decision is that " unless persuaded otherwise, any course counts. % of winner's time in each case."
All will be relieved to know that Carshare's navigational skills will not be unleashed upon those hills..

Permalink | Comments (2) | Last updated on Friday 12th September 2014
posted by John on September 4, 2014

The newsletter editor has been nagging me to put the latest caption competition photo online. I have avoided it as long as possible but had to give in eventually. So here it is: comments please directly to Dave Holmes or in the Comments section below.

The webmaster (and roving trig point)

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Permalink | Comments (1) | Last updated on Sunday 7th September 2014
posted by DaveT on August 26, 2014

Maesgwm - Llanberis.   results. The final British Championships race, and best put that our Team positions will remain unchanged. For the Seniors, Carnethy were out in force, and a posse of Borrowdale runners had got the team out most strong in the MV40. Hopefully a weakened MV50 team were saving themselves for Hodder Valley. Donna made up the Ladies Team.
An excellent course indeed. Moel Eilio has oft been a Championship course, but with the up-and-down of Cynghorion, and also the loop at the end to Cefn Du, this was much harder. Thankfully the weather held clear.
Performance of the day was clearly from Keith, first V60, and either 2nd or 3rd for the Championships. Deserved reward for consistency throught the year(s).
 Some notable candidates for the FRA "C" Team would have enhanced their chances of selection.
So in a fortnight it is the final English Championship race, Hodder Valley, just inland from Clitheroe. Entry on Day - just don't be late. Hopefully our Club can round it off in style?

As for final Team placings, individual medals, etc, we'd best await the findings of the FRA Statistician...

Our esteemed Carshare League Organiser was heard to claim the finish at Hoppits Hill amongst the hardest in Fell Races....little did he know about Maesgwm...or did you sprint up it? So what is the steepest finish?...(now that the original Boulsworth Hill is  no longer..)

Peak District Challenge - various long distance courses. Anyone doing any of these?

Longshaw Sheepdog Trials:- results.
Crowden Horseshoe:-
 Summer Series 11 - "Ultra Tour de Mont Bamford"
Burbage Summer Sharpener 3.
Derbyshire Chevin 2:- results. Gt Longstone:- results

Permalink | Comments (4) | Last updated on Sunday 7th September 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, 5th, 26.38"

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 Sunday 31st 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

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