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posted by DaveT on October 27, 2014

Here is Steve Matthews Mystery Photo....and any more distractions from these dark nights most welcome. I've a Mystery Crag lined up for Christmas, any other Ideas?
Hall of Fame:- - is entered by Dave Sykes, correctly naming the mountain. (That's plenty to be getting right..)
Clue 1 - it's a Lakeland hill, but not on any of the Lakeland Classic races...much harder than the photo suggests..
Clue 2:- "It's a stile post. It WAS at the stile at ............, adjacent to the old ........ road on the approach to ..........."
But - on the approach to Where?.

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1. What is this 6' timber post?
2. Where is it from? (pictured about a mile away from its original location)
3. What is its significance to dozens, if not hundreds, of Dark Peakers?
4. Why has it had to be 'rescued'?

DT - of course it was totally beyond me, but there is some logic to it all. Clues will, of course, gradually be forthcoming. Please send any answers to me, email or to Steve, rather than give the game away by using Comments.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Thursday 30th October 2014
posted by DaveT on October 27, 2014

Saturday:-
Grin and Bear It:-
Shepherd's Skyline - up by Todmorden.
Really Wild Boar:- another AS Classic, starts in the middle of nowhere, and finds Wild Boar Fell.
English Cross Country Relays is at Mansfield. Might it all be a touch flat for those seeking to emulate Middleton Fell success?

Sunday:-
Guisborough Three Tops.:-it could be a useful time to meet up with our resident runners up there for.  Expected to be Championship next year, so a good opportunity to get used to the area. It was Carshare League last year. Plenty of lay-bys up the A1 for sharing.  Carshare will be on his way up there...
Clwydian Hills:-
Cop Hill:-
Peak Raid 3 - from Edale, 3 hrs score thingy.

Mystery Photo Competition:- With these dark nights looming in, wot better enlightenment could there possibly be than the return of the Mystery Photo, kindly supplied by Steve Matthews. Coming right soon...

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Thursday 30th October 2014
posted by DaveT on October 20, 2014

Snowdonia Marathon - results. John Hunt - 10th, Austin - 58th, and John Armistead - 1170.
OMM - is in The Cheviots.
Bronte Way.- results

Lakeland Classics 2014:- These now seem to be sorted.
John Hunt (5th and 2nd V40) : Tom Brunt (6th and 3rd V40) : Joe Blackett (7th and 1st V50) : Stephen Pyke (12th) : Richard Guillaume (16th) : Dave Sykes (25th) : Matt Hulley (27th ) : Nicky Spinks (31st, 2nd Lady and 1st LV40) : Richard Hunt (35th) :Judith Jepson (36th , 3rd Lady and 2nd Lv40) : David Lund (38th) : Ashley Kay (53rd): Keith Holmes (54th, 2nd V60) : Adam Clarke (62nd) : Lewis Ashton (90th) : Fiona Fulwood (94th).
!st Team, and a record 17 completions. Congratulations to you all!

All Those Wainwrights Lecture:-  Details.  Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm - An Evening with Steve Birkinshaw. Only just over to Stockport, £4.00 or £6.00, and a completely outstanding achievement.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Monday 27th October 2014
posted by DaveT on October 13, 2014

FRA Relays - around Middleton Fell, near Sedbergh. Results
Senior Men - 1st :
Men (B) team - 17th, and 1st (B) Team :
MV40 - 3rd (20th overall) :
MV50 - 1st (30th overall) :
Men (C) Team - 65th and likely first (C) team :
Ladies (A) Team - 8th , 92nd overall :
Ladies (B) Team - 14th , 114th overall, likely first Ladies (B) Team.

Many thanks to the race organisers for all their considerable efforts and achievements in putting on the event, the long suffering marshals.
And to all our runners and supporters, most especially to the Team Captains for all the hassle of organising teams.
Rather surprisingly the forecast rain held off until many of the runners were down of the hill, but still enormously wild and windy anywhere up high. The two short legs, 1 and 4, were the expected very hard AS courses. A very long Leg 2, maybe the decisive leg, and apparently not too much of a demanding navigational leg 3, shorter in time than the long Leg 2.
More detailed reports should rightly come from Team runners, and no doubt our illustrious webmaster will put them out with due prominence.
 Over to Clayton next year, the delights of Barley and Pendle Hill. Whether we will be allowed 7 teams might well be another matter?

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon - for those who didn't study geography, the Rocky Mountains are somewhere in Canada. 
"For 19 years, CAUSE Canada’s Rocky Mountain Half Marathon has raised funds for impoverished populations in Sierra Leone and Guatemala, focusing on public health and poverty reduction.But this year, with the African country in the grips of a deadly Ebola virus outbreak, the run will fund a public education campaign aimed to reach 500,000 Sierra Leone citizens in an attempt to halt the spread of the disease. More than 1,800 participants took part in the run on Sunday (Sept. 7), raising about $90,000 for Ebola aid."
"As for the run, Robert Little of Great Britain was the winner of the half marathon, finishing the route in 1:14:14."

The Screes. - Carshare League - final event. Steve Matthews has kindly sent the results, going out on DPFR Results. And no doubt our esteemed Carshare League Organiser will be declaring the League Results and Trophy winners. Likely that all suggestions for next year's events would be most welcome. Really we await dates and full details of Championship races - any confirmed help would be most welcome.
The final League Positions have been calculated, the glistening Trophies ready to be presented. 7 people have completed the required 5 races, David Lund (1st) and Keith managed 8 races. Dave Sykes is 2nd and Matt Hulley 3rd.

Wirksworth Undulator:- results.
Round Rotherham:-

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Thursday 23rd October 2014
posted by DaveT on October 6, 2014

FRA Relay Information:-
"We have had feedback from the Ian Hodgson Relay to say that some teams had a considerable gap between their pairs of runners. The rule stating that pairs of runners on legs 2 and 3 must stay together and be in comforable communication with each other will be strictly enforced by marshals on all manned checkpoints - both must reach controls together."
"Despite a polite notice about only accessing Barbon and Middleton Fell via access points and established footpaths there have been several incidents of runners off path trespassing and with dogs not on leads. This has upset local tenant farmers and they have threatened cancelling the event. In light of these issues we have agreed with the Roger and Pauline Bainbridge that anyone recceing the courses may park in the event parking field at grid ref 632858 and access the courses from there."

Langdale - results.  reports have it as a tad slippy, but that hasn't prevented a double first for Rhys and Judith, and that becomes a treble if you add on the Ladies Team, Nicky being second home.

Withins Skyline:- results. Mr Woodhead is losing his reputation as that dour Yorkshireman. For once we all seemed to line up in some correct place, and no traditional shouts of "Get Back!". Instead of his usual cold, misty, wuthering clag, the sun was shining, almost hot, and easy to sit around the finish afterwards. David Lund must have anticipated the conditions, joining in with the Penistone Hill sunshine.

Wasdale Show - BOFRA - results.
Wingerworth Wobble - results
T'Owd Man - results. .

All gearing up for next weekend, the culmination of this year's campaign. That naturally refers to The Screes, the final event of Carshare League 2014. Others may be interested in the FRA Relays, on Middleton Fell, just below Sedbergh.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Wednesday 15th October 2014
posted by DaveT on September 29, 2014

Ian Hodgson Relay:- results . Splits.
Senior Men - 3rd : Borrowdale 1st, Calder Valley - 2nd.
MV40 - 1st  - and well clear.
Ladies - 2nd, behind Ambleside.
Plenty of damp around , with plenty of clag, which would have enabled strong competition for the I H Pertex award, from notable teams, had it been available. Thankfully that didn't apply to our teams, safely round. Nicky and Pippa were fastest leg runners on Leg 4.
Mention was made by the organisers of runners not staying in pairs, a ten minute difference in one instance. It is a pairs race...
And no need at all for the MVets to infiltrate the Senior Men's Team...

The Cuillins on a bike..... Danny MacAskill is back.......
Curbar Commotion:- results.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Thursday 9th October 2014
posted by DaveT on September 23, 2014

English Schools Fell Championships -  around Mytholmroyd. results.

Three Peaks Bike Race:-  results. Rob Jebb finished first, and a veritable list of fell runners not that long after...Far too complicated for Carshare to sift through, but anyone want a mention?

Sandstone Trail - results. Not that many behind John Hunt, in fact nobody.....
Royal Dungworth:-
RAB Mountain Marathon -  results.
Eskdale Show:-
T'Owd Man Race:- 

Crowden Horseshoe - results.
Shipman Knotts - results. Another one from ages since...
Grisedale Horseshoe 2014 - results.
Buttermere Triathlon - seems totally bonkers to me, swimming across the lake, the bike over Honister and Whinlatter, and then do some running. Fitting that totally bonkers category is Ben Robson, 129th, 00:29:11 for the swim, 01:53:53 on the bike and 01:26:45 running, a finish in 03:49:49.
 Of course, we put out results of anything and anywhere, maybe even the Bog Snorkelling Championships - or (as Willy suggests..) the triathlons that Mr Robson may be doing.

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posted by DaveT on September 14, 2014

Final English Championships – . FRA Website link.
Many thanks to everyone who has been involved and travelled throughout the year.Just looking through these names, so many people have supported the club, and just as important are those who have slogged hard around races without getting listed recognition. 

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

Senior ladies:- Judith - 5th
LV40:- Judith – 3rd.
LV45:- Judith – 1st.

Teams
Senior Men Team:- 1st - counting races are Pendle, Kentmere, Ennerdale, Sedbergh.
MV40 Team:- 2nd - counting races are Pendle, Kentmere, Ennerdale, Sedbergh.
MV50 Team:- 2nd - counting races are Hodder Valley, Kentmere, Ennerdale, Sedbergh.
Senior Ladies Team:- 3rd. - counting races are Pendle, Kentmere, Coniston, Sedbergh.
LV40 Team:-1st- counting races are Pendle, Kentmere, Coniston, Sedbergh.

Medals will be awarded to anyone who has counted in these races.  These are from from the FRA Statistician, who will in time forward a list to Jon Broxap to sort it all out.
Pendle (P) : Kentmere (K) : Ennerdale (E) : Sedbergh (S) : Coniston (C) : Hodder Valley (H).
Senior Men:- Rhys (P), Rob Little (P), Mark Tuckett (P), Neil (P), Tom (P), Oli (K), Rob Baker (K), Spyke (K), John Hunt (E). Jon Morgan (S).
MV40:- Tom (P), Dave Taylor (P), John Hunt (P), Mike Robinson (H), Spyke (K), Joe (K), Simon (K), Jon Morgan (K), John Hunt (E).
MV50:- Joe (K), Andy Dickenson (K), Keith (K), Greg (E), Mick (H), Steve Bell (H).
Senior Ladies:- Judith (P), Pippa (P), Clare (P), Heather (C), Nicola (S). Kirsty (S)
LV40:- Judith (P), Pippa (P), Kirsty (P), Jenny (K), Nicola (S).

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Sunday 28th September 2014
posted by DaveT on September 1, 2014

Final Placings:-

Senior Men:-Neil – 7th : Rob Little  – 10th.
MV50:- Joe –8th : Keith - 9th : Ashley – 10th : Andy Dickenson - 11th.
MV60:- Keith -  2nd .
MU23:- Johnny Malley - 4th= : Jon Crickmore -  4th=

LV40:- Jenny  - 12th.

Teams
Senior Men Team:- 2nd - (4th at Maesgwm).   Counting races are -  Ennerdale : Dollar : Donard.
MV40 Team:- 2nd -  (5th at Maesgwm) .  Counting races are - Ennerdale : Dollar : Donard.
MV50 Team:- 1st - (2nd at Maesgwm).  Counting races are - Ennerdale :  Donard and Dollar

The FRA Statistician has most efficiently provided the official list of medal recipients, and medals are awarded to these people, having counted in any of these races.
E = Ennerdale : Don = Donard : Dol = Dollar
Senior Men -Oli (E) : Rhys (E) : Neil (E) : Tom (E) :  John Hunt (E) : Dave Taylor (Don) : Simon (Don) : Mike Robinson (Don) : Johnny Crickmore (Dol) : Rob (Dol) : Pete Hodges (Dol) : Joe (Dol).
MV40:- Tom (E) ; John Hunt (E) : Jon Morgan (E) : Spyke (E) : Dave Taylor (Don) : Simon (Don) : Mike (Don) : Dave Sykes (Don). Joe (Dol) : Greg (Dol) : Mick Stenton (Dol).
MV50:- Joe (E) : Greg (E) : Andy Dickenson (E) : Ashley (Don) : Keith (Don) : Mick (Dol)
 

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