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
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.
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.
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.
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...