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Tour de Yorkshire - begins on Friday : Beverley to Skipton : Saturday is Otley (the capital of Yorkshire Cycling) to Doncaster, and Sunday is Middlesborough to Scarborough.
Three Peaks - Carshare League.
Red Kite Challenge:-
Stuc a Chroin:-
Coiners and Coiners Junior.
Wray Caton Moor - if anyone is around Lancashire...
Tuesday - Burbage.
Saturday - English Championship AS - Up the Nab. Crunch time, again....
The Fellsman:- results
Moelwyns - results
Anniversary Waltz:- results, but not all the times are listed as yet.
Teenager with Altitude:- results
Todd Crag Juniors:- results , good to see that our Juniors are getting involved...
Horsehill Tor - DPFR.
Mow Cop:- results
RAB Mini MM 2 - Grasmere - results
Summer Series 2 - Broomhead Bash.
Herod Farm:- results
Hartcliff Hill:- results
Donard-Commedagh Horseshoe - results .British Championship 1.
Big apologies to ignoring Tom Saville, being 1st U23, and this being in a very strong grouping indeed!
The expected stuff from Ireland, hard, steep, plenty to be slipping on, and had the clag been down, plenty to be getting lost in. Donard/Commedagh has oft been a Championship course, but an extra loop this year stepped it up a good notch. Start at sea level, climb to nearly 3000ft, and plenty more to come. Threatened bad weather never came, so clear, cold, a bit of snow on the top.
Rhys was 3rd, right close to Rob Hope and Sam Tosh at the finish. But crucially the others packed in tight, Neil, Tom Saville, Rob and Dave Taylor. I'm presuming that gives 1st Team. Now for a special mention for Keith. Dave Taylor, 1st V50, and Spyke - 2nd V50, superb, but the Team needs three, and it's that last counter which is so important. Keith, as one would expect, delivered the goods, and I'm told it was 1st MV50 team. But the MV40 were effectively one short, Mike Nolan coming also well up. But maybe? 3rd?
So please can loads of others consider getting these entries in, to add that crunch depth to the teams.
Carshare wasn't last but not so many behind me.
An excellent weekend, and hope that many more will make plans for next year, most likely to be their AS course.
Coledale Horseshoe:- results
Wardle Skyline:- results
Lakes Mountain 42
Pendle Cloughs:- results
Summer Series 1 - Back Tor and a Little Beyond. results
Win Hill Uphill only.
Grisedale Grind:- results
Eskdale Elevation - some excellent looking event from Boot, wandering up and around Scafell.
Rhys sends:- "New race in deepest Eskdale (run by our friends across the Peak). Start and Finish in Boot, and take any line between Whin Rigg, Sca Fell summit and Eel Tarn. Excellent course, lots of rough ground. Yours truly took the honours (and a rubbish new record) in thick clag, wind and rain (or spring as we call it up here). Unfortunately the other Brown Vest in attendance had a bad fall on Whin Rigg and got Mountain Rescued - best wishes to Joe Blackett for a speedy recovery."
Northern Road Relays - 12 legs, up in Sunderland. A look at the results shows Hallamshire as finishing 7th, with Salford home first.
We seem a tad short on depth, no Ladies? , so if you want an eventful, remembered weekend of fun, please think about coming along.
I'm hoping that at Black Combe, the MV40 team also got the maximum points. It's a long, long season, and if this start is to be maintained, it needs enough runners to contribute to the cause, not just by getting the scoring points, but vitally stopping others from getting higher positions. So please keep getting them entries in!
The British Championship race is from Newcastle, County Down, on Saturday 9th April. Details , route, entry, entry list etc.
The course is a complete classic, starting in the park at sea level, over Slieve Donard and Slieve Commedagh, and all the way back down. The whole weekend can't be recommended highly enough, even if like for Carshare there won't be important points at stake. But with a decent start at Black Combe, we need to be strong over there, as the other clubs most certainly will be.
Travelling details, etc. - (car hire...) so far, Rhys, Neil, Rob, Tom Saville, Stephen Pyke, Dave Taylor, Mike Nolan, Carshare : Keith is going also..
There is Entry on Day.
Please let me know if you book flights, or car hire, or accommodation, so that people know what others are doing and booking.
This is a map of the hills, you'll be needing to get it marked up, mind.
Yr Aran - counter in the Carshare League. From Bala. DPFR results are out, and good to see the re-emergence of John Hunt.results
Chicken Run:- results
Wolf's Pit:- results. " was another great event with John Boyle and his team doing another professional job putting on the event and the conditions were perfect for an early spring race. Graham Moffatt won a Notts fell champs V40 Silver."
DPFR News - there is a most regrettable omission on Pages 4/5, of Achievements. How could we possibly ignore (I put it down to my senility..) Joe Blackett's placing of 1st MV50 in the BOFRA Championships, and especially the huge amount of travelling and committment involved.
Black Combe - English Championship 1 - results Well! The clag was down, and many runners seem to have gone badly astray. Reaching the CP after White Combe has caused problems, as also has the line off the final CP. Ben Mounsey was first, then Kris Jones and Rhys. Tom Brunt - 3rd MV40 - and Tom Saville - 2nd MU23- counted to take 1st team, ..Not a clue about the V40 team, but V50's were strong, Dave Taylor - 2nd MV50 - , Stephen Pyke - 3rd MV50 - and Joe, with Steve Bell getting in amongst any other counters.
For the Ladies, Victoria Wilkinson was far ahead, but we only seem to have Kirsty and Ellie - well up in the LU23 group - running.
Any better news most gratefully needed..
.Ultra Running Blog - those with sharp eyes will have noticed that, within the "Members" heading, is the place for any of these long, long things that people are doing. So please send any news through, whatever it may be...
Haworth Hobble:- results .Apologies for missing Peter Eccleston off the results, should be getting sorted out.
Edale Skyline, and not to be forgetting Don Morrison.
Cautley Spout - Kendal Winter League
15 Trigs:- a reminder that anything you've been doing can get a mention on Carshare.
Adam Micklethwaite "had a go yesterday. 14h20m, so not particularly fast by the look of some times, but a great day out and a fantastic route. Didn't know if I was supposed to let someone at DPFR know for the record. If not, well at least I've shared it with somebody!"
Wolf's Pit:- "The Nottinghamshire County Fell Running Championships are
on 20th March 2016, hosted by Wolf's Pit fell race. Full details from
the Notts AAA homepage
Qualification is by birth in Nottinghamshire or resident in that county for the last 9 months.
Many individual age category medals; team categories for men and women with 3 runners of any age required. Team Dark Peak usually collect individual and team medals and it would be great to continue with the success we've enjoyed in the past.
I'll (Dicky Wilkinson) be organising the champs again on behalf of Notts AAA."
Glencoe Skyline on TV:-
Dave Sykes sends:- "I'm due on the adventure show tonight, Sunday 21st Feb,18.20 BBC2 Scotland. I'm not sure if this can be seen live on iplayer or whether it will have to be seen a couple of hours after screening. I've not seen it so can't comment on the quality or quantity. It follows me round the Glencoe skyline last August and looks at the psychology of enjoyment and performance." - Search for "Adventure Show" in the iPlayer to see it, will be available for 30 days - Dave's piece starts at 17 minutes in.
If anyone going to the Sportman this Wednesday could pick up the Landmarks race results from the hut and get them to John Dalton or Willy Kitchen, either electronically or physically it would be much appreciated.
New Chew:- results
Glaisdale Rigg:- results . Four runners up there, getting popular?
Ilkley Moor - results.:- Jack Foxall "was the only brown vest braving the wind to put in a very average performance at the Ilkley Moor fell race . Although there was a lot more brown clothing following the usual mudslide to the finish. A cracking route making the most of the steep ground at the edge of the moor"
To be hoped all those early February entries are entered....
Wadsworth Trog:- results
Rombalds Stride - a long wander over Ilkley Moor.
RAB Mini MM - Round 1 ;- from Totley. results
Long Mynd Valleys:- results
Charnwood Hills:- results
Mickleden Straddle:- results
Tigger Tor - Roger Baumeister asks:- "Can the runner who collected my flask at the Tigger Tor on Sunday from Colin White please email me to arrange handover."
Monday, 1st February - entries come along for Three Peaks, Edale, and Ben Nevis....
Northern Cross Country - in Witton Park, Blackburn. results
Longshaw Orienteering . DVO are organising an orienteering event at Longshaw with challenges on Saturday 20th Feb. DPFR members may be interested. 60 minutes to be scoring as much as you can.
And also the National Trust at Longshaw do this monthly 10km run , rather like a parkrun, which seems a most commendable idea. Next looks to be Sunday 28th February.
Marmot Dark Mountains MM -
Kinder Trial:- results ,after the debacle of last year's Skyline, how apt that Tom Brunt and Kirsty reap the spoils from over there........
Tigger Tor:- results. Simon Dixon is listed as finishing 30th and 74th, likely it will get sorted out. As Willy explains, "There are indeed two DP Simon Dixons, The one with a middle initial (when he owns up to it) is the quicker of the two; when he doesn't Winter Mondays Simon D is always happy to claim his points for himself."
Birkrigg Common - Kendal Winter League.
Ashurst Beacon - somewhere in Lancashire results . The "same procedure as every year", as John Hunt finds his way there, and stuffs all the other Vet hopefuls. .
Blake's Heaven - results.
Lamb's Longer Leg:- results
Mercia Hill Trial - results
Stanbury Splash - the start of 2016 Carshare League. results
Good to welcome visitors to the many and varied delights of Penistone Hill. The course was altered to the shorter Stoop course, which provided the expected pleasures of ice, snow, sinking bogs and holes to fall in. Results coming in due course. Could Jim please inform Rose not to chortle when she comes hurtling past me next time?
Next race is High Cup Nick, 27th Feb, and if you've not done that area, above Dufton, it can't be recommended highly enough. The Nick is an impostor for Kinder Downfall, but still highly impressive. Then it's the Pennine Way to head for the finish. A right good preparation for Black Combe.
Carshare might be looking for an A1 meeting, somewhere.
Ireland - British Championships. Saturday 9th April.
Carshare is secretly plotting an assault on the Carshare League, and has booked flights for Ireland - from Leeds/Bradford. Please let me know if you book flights, etc, and I can sort out a list of who is doing what. Any ideas on booking accommodation? We've booked B/B.
Details A completely excellent course, from Donard Park in Newcastle. Muchly the long established Donard-Commedagh course, which has often been Championship, but now with a variation around the back of Commedagh. For once, no worry about entries, needed before late March, with no limit.
And being part of the Carshare League, what more incentive could there be to be joining in the excitement. A compass can sometimes help out.
Giggleswick School - Kendal Winter League
Ireland - time to be booking those flights...And it's some good weekend. I'll get round to making a list as to who is flying from where, etc, to sort out car hire.
Kinder Downfall - entries can go in. Limit of 300.
The Spine starts on Saturday at Edale, going to Hawes, or that bit further to Kirk Yetholm.
Saturday - Yorksire Cross Country - Lightwater Valley, Ripon. .results . But you'll need to be looking for yourself as to who was running..
The Trigger:- results
YHA "King of the Castle" - in Borrowdale.
It's another year, and appropriate good wishes from Carshare to everybody, for whatever may be longed for.
Ireland British Championships. Saturday 9th April.
details A completely excellent course, from Donard Park in Newcastle. Muchly the long established Donard-Commedagh course, which has often been Championship, but now with a variation around the back of Commedagh. For once, no worry about entries, needed before late March, with no limit.
And being part of the Carshare League, what more incentive could there be to be joining in the excitement. A compass can sometimes help out.
Auld Lang Syne:- results
Moz's Birthday Run:-
Hunshelf Amble:- results.
Coming along soon. Sunday 17th Jan is the start of 2016 Carshare League, and that's Stanbury Splash. If you've not done one of Dave Woodhead's (MBE, don't forget..) races, they are character building. This is the longest, best of the courses, inevitably needing the shoes to be fastened tight. There is an art to parking, just ask if any help is needed. For the prize giving, nothing is remotely like it. Plus a free Malt Loaf thrown in for good value.
Very best of wishes from Carshare, to everyone for a most enjoyable time over these next few days.
Boxing Day Bogtrot:-
Chevin Chase:- around Otley Chevin.results (maybe someone was there?). Looks to have revived memories of that Great Lakes Run, without the stream crossings. Notable runners either couldn't get, or kept well clear. Carshare wasn't even spectating. The River Wharfe was higher than a few weeks back, no doubt flowing full power through the allotment once more. But so many others have awful real concerns.
Up theNab - results .Maybe it was too short a race for John Boyle, who finished 28th as a V45, then had his birthday and ran round again, finishing 77th as a V50. Is anyone having a clarification, please?
Bradfield Christmas Trees:-
Bradfield Boundary Run:-
Star Wars in the Lake District:- this clip shows how Derwentwater, etc, have been used in the new Star Wars film, with Storm Troopers attacking the likes of Keswick....
Really Wild Boar - results
Tour de Helvellyn - results
The Stoop - results . back to those bleakest of Haworth quarries and moorland bogs. The heatwave hadn't reached Penistone Hill, windy, cold standing around, but decent enough once we got going. Extremely sludgy and sinkable, it's usually much worse.
Lakeland Classics - 2016. Details are on P61 of the Calendar .Two of the Super Long races are needed, Wasdale, Duddon, Ennerdale and Buttermere Horseshoe, and one more - the Long Races being Borrowdale and Three Shires . No Langdale this year.
Found on Twitter - a short video of Ben Abdelnoor - https://amuse-i-d.vice.com/videos/born-to-pushing-... - note the interesting comment at about 2:50 in "fell runners tend not to have a lot of body fat, and an awful lot of clothes, and, some would say, not an awful lot of common sense". How true :)
"Men's Health" - our literary correspondent reports:- "get a copy of the Jan/Feb Men's Health and look at the article "49 Best Fitness Classes For Men in 2016". Somewhere around no. 34 is "Warting with Dark Peak" with a description that makes you lads sound like the finest physical specimens in the country (which of course you are)."
In an attempt to conduct further research, Carshare had a sneaky look in W H Smiths, but alas, the magazine was sneak-proof. Can someone please enlighten us, or supply this essential document?
Thanks to Loxley for this. The Brownlees will be pleased to be recognised as Honorary Warts, methinks.
Litton Christmas Cracker;- results
Peak Raid 3 - Round 4 - results. - Crowden -
Peak Raid Overall-Results -Richard Hunt just pipped Lewis to club honours, by turning in a good result at the last event. Although Mike Sprot & Richard Guillaume are actually DPFR members , but were too shy to admit it. Debbie Smith won the FV40 trophy.
Old Fellrunner Magazines:- Clive Last has a number of old Fell Runner magazines. Rather than just putting them in recycling, would anyone be wanting them? Best be contacting Clive, or email
Christmas Competition? Any suggestions forthcoming?
Three Tops - DPFR event.
Frostbite30 . This is a long thingy, 35miles, or not far off, around Nidderdale. I've not found the full results just yet, but Sally Fawcett was first Lady back.
Cardington Cracker - results
Gravy Pud:- results
Hayfield Santa Dash:- results
Eskdale Eureka - N.Y.Moors - results