Mike Robinson asks,
FRA MV40 Relay Team .
"Shaun Godsman has just phoned again. It is the Gold medals from the relays we need to return and NOT the champs medals. I think it will be the guys who shot off straight after prize giving who will have the wrong ones. Please check the writing on the back because the bronze and gold are very similar in colour. Can all gold medals be returned to Mike Robinson, I will be at the Duddon Race. If you have a gold medal in your possession please make sure that it makes it way to me at Duddon. You can contact me on 0778301640 or 07712321666. A quick response will be much appreciated, Mike."
Jura:- "After the men's record having an upgrade last year, it was time for the ladies this time around, with Jasmin improving Angela Mudge's Jura record by 1min50sec, to a new best of 3:38:43." Full results here and Dark Peak results in the usual place. Looks like a storming run from Neil, and good runs from Kirsty and Penny.
Helvellyn and the Dodds:- results.
Bamford Sheepdog Trials:- Any help from sticky labels results, etc, would be most appreciated this year: last year's sticky labels now supplied by Paul Walwyn, maybe even a copy from the organiser is on its way...
Shutlingsloe:- an almost full Barnett turnout here. results.
Hallam Chase:- results.
Ingleton Scenery:- results. Dicky Wilkinson "was the only brown vest as I was staying in Lancaster after Jura and before Duddon. Legs were still bruised from Jura so struggled a bit even though I managed 2nd V50 / 1st V55 - outward stretch along a river a lot of concrete and wooden edged steps then a trail run over tracks to a return river and more steps to a final road stretch - well organised, low key and friendly."
DT - this is the trail of Ingleton Waterfalls, a most scenic trip round, though not quite needing full studs..
Found Treasure? Steve Matthews has "found a GPS unit whilst out near Barber Booth yesterday. Looks like it had been there a while. I wouldn't bother if it was a glove or something but these things aren't cheap! I think there is a good chance it belongs to a runner as it was close to a race route but not on any of the footpaths."
DT - please email if you can claim it....
Fairfield:- results. A rare occasion that there wasn't a brown vest in sight. But then there were a good few choices around.
Inter Counties Championship - Bettws-y-Coed:- results. Ambleside Ladies and Yorkshire Men prevail. Tom Saville is 3rd MU23.
Charlesworth Chase - results.
Mount Famine:- results.
Old County Tops:- Lewis "got round the Old Counties Tops again yesterday, ably chivvied by Glen Borrell (on an easy training run).We got round in a very satisfying 9:55, over an hour faster than my last completion. The weather was kinder than the forecast; the sleet and snow held off. But there was a strong westerly blowing all day. There were some distinctly second hand looking people passing ahead of us on the out and back to Coniston Old Man. Nicky broke the women's course record. First time entrants Josh and Laurence came in 5th. We came in substantially further down the field in the 60's. Ashley and Ben Robson came in just behind us, making the most of their collective two and a half hours of training in the last six months." And also a notable 1st Team.results.
Cader Idris:- results
Sedbergh Gala - BOFRA.- results.
Calderdale Way:- never mind... results
Glaramara:- results. Wins for Rhys and Judith, but only 20 runners, for what looks to be a classic race.
Lantern Pike Dash:-
MV40:- Tom - 10th.
MV45:- John Hunt - 7th : Mike Robinson - 8th= : Jon Morgan - 8th=
MV50:- Joe - 4th : Steve Bell - 5th : Dave Taylor - 10th.
MV60:- Keith - 8th=
MV70:- John Armistead - 2nd.
MU23 - Tom - 1st : Johnny Crickmore - 4th.
Senior Ladies:- Judith - 10th.
LV40:- Judith - 2nd : Nicky - 4th
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 2nd : Liz - 9th= :
LV50:-Liz - 4th
Senior Men:- 2nd (2nd at Stretton)
MV40:- 3rd (3rd at Stretton)
MV50:- 1st (1st at Stretton
Senior Ladies:- 4th.( 7th at Stretton)
LV40:- 1st. (3rd at Stretton)
Stretton Six Summits - English Championship (2). results. Someone might tell us all about it? At a quick glance through, Judith and Nicky are 1st and 2nd LV45 : Johny Crickmore - 2nd MU23 : Spyke is 3rd MV50. Apologies if I've ignored anyone.
Teams? Senior Men 2nd, behind Calder Valley? MV40? Surely 1st MV50, with Spyke, Joe and Steve Bell.
Looks to be a very strong set of committed men lined up - thanks to all for travelling . (Wish I'd been there, but....)
Buttermere Sailbeck:- results. Our esteemed organiser's report :- "John Rocke the lead brown vest, fresh back from South Africa but with a little re-adjusting to the Lakeland hills before we can expect full steam from him, Tony Heron re-donning the brown, Matt Harmon making a welcome appearance, backed up by the unholy trinity of Dave Sykes, Ashley Kay and Matthew Hulley - true connoisseurs of the fell scene - where those 3 turn up you can guarantee it'll be a reet good route!"
Cressbrook Crawl:- results.
Bluebell Run - would be a good one if anybody is staying in Church Stretton? results.
Trunce (3):- results.
Jack Bloor Races - .results.
Shining Tor:- results
Hayfield May Queen. results.
All weekend - and who could possibly miss the Tour de Yorkshire...That Col de Otley Chevin sorted them out....
Pendle Cloughs:- results. Tom Brunt was 1st, Bob Johnston is 4th : but a most disappointing turn-out of only 32 runners.
Llangynhafal Loop:- (Clwydian Hills). Emulating Tom's effort at Pendle, John Hunt "got lucky and managed to get ahead and stay ahead" . Results . So everything depends on being lucky, then? (that rules me out..)
Stuc a Chroin:- results. Only one finisher, Kirsty, though Simon Patton seems to have set off...
Red Kite Challenge - mid-Wales. Someone is usually there?
Cake Race:- results.
James' Thorn:- results.
Coiners:- results. Hopefully someone can interpret the results? A first place for rejuvenated Keith! I'm still thinking that Keith has discovered the elixir of youth, beating CVFR on their home turf and storming in first overall. Hope you've left enough in the tank for a repeat performance at Stretton?
Tigers Todger:- results.
Carlton Challenge - results.
Steve Bennett most kindly sends some stuff about Bradda. Here. Please let us all know when anything gets booked, or flights, or for Ireland.
Sam Williams sends:- "I've recently affiliated to DPFR for fell and am keen to carshare for Stretton Six Summits on 9th May & possibly also for Bradda (Isle of Man) on 11th July (this might be logistically harder). I live in Nottingham, not prime Dark Peaker territory (though I know of a few locally), but I'm happy to meet folk on route to liftshare for either. Happy for my email to be shared with any interested parties - I can promise inane chat at the very least! ,
DT - please email if you can help. There will surely be cars going past Derby/Burton?
- Stretton Six Summits. English Championship. AM. Shropshire. Saturday 9th May. Entry List.
Flights, accommodation etc.
Bradda - Isle of Man. Saturday 11th July . Full. I can't help at all with getting there, or where to stay. The website has some stuff. If anyone has plans of how to go about it all, please help out.
Mourne Mountains - Saturday 15th August. Entry Details. A while off, but the cheaper flights and car hire are best booked soon. Accommodation this year?
For these, and any race you're going to, or want a map or route notes, please keep in touch , someone will be able to help out.
MV40:- Tom Brunt - 7th..
MV50:- Dave Taylor - 2nd
MV60 - Keith - 10th.
MU23 - Tom - 2nd
LV40:- Liz - 10th.
LV50:-Liz - 1st
Senior Men:- 2nd
Senior Ladies:- 6th.
Next British Championship race is the excellent Durisdeer, 13th June. As ever, if you need a map, or Race Notes, please send through. Before then is the English race, Stretton Hills, next weekend..
Stretton Six Summits - not (thanks, Will! ) next weekend, and entries are still being taken.....(I've sent to cancel mine, and even got a refund!.)
Duddon - Entry List. this must be near it's limit, if not already.
High Cup Nick - results. from some good while back...
Three Peaks:- results. 2nd Men's Team - Rhys, Oli, Will, John Hunt. Joe is, again, 2nd MV50. Any more to whet our appetites for another year?
Dale Head Dash:- Matt Hulley kindly sends:-"Only 2 brown vests present at the inaugural running of this great little 'blast' of a race, up and down Dale Head from Honister Youth Hostel. I went up it faster (very slightly!!) than during the BG or at the end of Borrowdale race and enjoyed the fantastic 'eyeballs-out' descent back to the Youth Hostel. For me, 19mins up and 6mins down! "
The Fellsman - anyone there? results.
Wirksworth Incline:- results. No clubs are listed, so if you're not within DPFR results, please let us know!
London Marathon:- results. But you'll need to be sifting through these by yourself...
Summer Series (2) - Broomhead Bash.
Masson Hill:- results.
Wednesday - Cakes of Bread:-
The Moelwyns - British Championship (1) and Carshare League 4 results. Looks like 2nd Open Men's, 3rd MV40s and 1st MV50s team, plus 2nd MU23 for Tom Saville and 2nd MV50 for Dave Taylor. Not sure I can count well enough to work out the women's team result but they've likely featured somewhere. There's a short report with the results. Full results.
DT - next Championship Race is Stretton Six Summits, Saturday 9th May. I've booked three nights in Ludlow Travelodge, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. I'll not be getting there, so please can anyone use any of these nights?
- also, the report is from Willy. If anyone can help over races you get to, please send something through, as Carshare isn't likely to be on that starting line for a while.
West Nab:- results. And a deserved special mention for Ellie Crownshaw, 1st Ladies U20, just behind Jo Buckley.
Chicken Run:- results.
Anniversary Waltz:- results.
Teenager with Altitude:- results.
RAB MM2 - from Langdale. - results.
Trunce (2) - results.
Hartcliff Hill:- results.
Dick Hudsons.- across Ilkley Moor. Not that anyone was likely to be there - - but a reminder to push the BOFRA races. 2015 Calendar. These races are highly recommended, short and sharp, but always a good day out, and class juniors races.
Coledale Horseshoe:- results
Mow Cop:- results.
Sheffield Half Marathon - results. You'll have to wade through these for yourself...
Broughton Wood Wobble - N.Y.Moors. results.
Cheviot Horseshoe:- results.
It looks right grim up the top of The Cheviot, but Johnny Malley seems to have finished with nobody ahead of him...
Monday - Summer Series (1) - Back Tor and a little Beyond.
Herod Farm:- results.
Nicky's Latest Effort - many congratulations from Carshare to Nicky on this new Ladies BG record, 18.06
Rivington Pike - results.
New Dungeon Ghyll - . results
Guisborough 3 Tops:- Apparently many, many runners went the wrong way.....even our most esteemed local knowledge "expert"....results.
Not the Peat Pits Woods (2):- results.
Bunny Run (2) - getting popular with us - relatively, that is. Graham Moffatt lined up, finishing a high 15th place.
Llantysilio - results and the distinct leader of the Carshare League, Jim Paxman, scooped the maximum points...
Don Morrison Edale Skyline:-
Lads Leap:- results.
Blubberhouses 25 - results. I see that Martin Smith was round in 4hrs 20mins - anyone I've missed off?
Elterwater - Kendal Winter League - results
Errwood Hall Juniors:- results.
Trunce (1) - results.
Bunny Run 1 - Joe must be right keen.....results.
Many will know well of Graham Revell, and his many years of competing and helping with local events.
Sadly he passed away on 23rd March after a long illness. The FRA Forum is helpful. His dog needs a good home, the specific needs are detailed within, and also the funeral arrangements, this Tuesday coming.
Middle Fell:- Mike has kindly forwarded the results, he was 10th, in an illustrious field, in 56.42.
Heptonstall:- Unusually pleasant conditions for these moors, warm and sunny, and even a drying up - (somewhat) - of the boggy bits. The runners encouraged from the start by the local Reverend. A notable First Lady for Sally Fawcett, accompanied by brown-vested Tony Heron and Simon Mills. Results
Wolf's Pit:- results.
"Nottinghamshire Fell Championships at Wolf's Pit DPFR results.
Graham Moffatt: Open Silver; V40 Gold
Dicky Wilkinson: V50 Bronze.
Fliss Milner won V50 Gold -
Team Bronze: Graham Moffatt; Dicky Wilkinson; and Simon Reed
Terrific racing conditions and the usual very well organised event by John Boyle and his team."
Blakey Blitz - results.
It's been a bit of a slow start this year, but with Jim and Olwyn possibly the only ones making the journey to Llantysilio last week - and Olwyn returning home with a prize - our Mr P sits in splendid isolation atop the CSL2015 with three events completed (or at least he will once the results are confirmed). The first British Champs of the year, and fourth CSL counter - Ras y Moelwyn on Sat 18th April - has 27 DP entrants on the start list, so the team prize should be rather more competitive this time around ... you may want to start fixing your lifts via the comments below to ensure your best shot at this prestigious honour.
Following this third of our outings to Wales this year, next up will be the Scottish Classic Stuc a Chroin on Saturday 2nd May (bank holiday weekend), which claims to be ''[r]enowned for its plentiful supply of water, jelly babies and chocolate all along its 22k, [albeit] rumours that some runners actually put on weight during the race are to be treated with caution". It is also, by all reputes, a very fine route. Your CSL organiser will be reccying Scottish Hills in the preceding week and making his way over to the race venue by public transport/foot on the Friday, so will be very glad of a lift back to Sheffield either on the evening of Saturday 2nd, or on Sunday 3rd May. If you're planning to go and can help, please do email me.
Black Combe - Carshare League (3). results. A goodly turn-out indeed. No doubt our legue Organiser will inform us all about the excitement therein...Indded he does, look within DPFR Results.
Haworth Hobble:- results. More DPFR runners than usual?
Horsehill Tor - DPFR Race.
Nicky's Hoppit's Hill - results. A right pity that this didn't get more club support. At least Penistone realised the true worth of the event. The running is good, nobody got lost, and you're hard pushed not to come away with some kind of prize. That carrot cale looks good...
Flower Scar. English Championship (1).
Ladies Results. Mens Results.
Very well organised,and the expected extremely efficient results service.
A hard enough couse with plenty of everything, just runnable hills, mud, and hard running. Later on I'll sift through the results, but meanwhile:-
Judith is 2nd LV40 and 1st LV45
Nicky - 3rd LV45
Liz - 2nd LV50.
And the two front Ambleside Ladies finished so very impressively indeed.
Simon Bailey was 1st Man, with Rhys - 4th.
Dave Taylor - 1st MV50.
Tom Saville - 2nd MU23 and Gold MU23 Yorkshire Champion.
Apologies to anyone I've missed off, too hard for me to be sorting out teams, but any help most welcome...
Thanks to everyone involved with representing, next is British - The Moelwyns, and English - Stretton Six Summits. Both need pre-entry.
Trollers Trot - results. Martin Smith found it, 24 miles of Wharfedale's best, in 4:27:09, 108th position.
DPFR - 57A "race".
Brough Law - results. Joe is obviously not that tired....
Cautley - Kendal Winter League - results - nor Mike...
Ian Roberts Memorial - results. Neither is Nicky that tired, 1st Lady here.
World Masters, etc - North Wales. This is September, there is an Open race, up Moel Siabod to the summit, Also the main event for Seniors, and then the World Masters. Entries are now being taken.
Jura Entries:- to be hoped everyone was on the ball, as it now shows "Event Full". Grateful thanks indeed to Simon for flagging this up so promptly.
"Entries for Jura are open via SIentries. They have set up a pre-selection list so if you want an entry, you need to complete this preselection list and wait for an email from the organisers once they have vetted your suitability.
Senior Men:- Rhys - 4th.
MV45:- Dave Taylor - 7th.
MV50:- Dave Taylor - 1st.
MV65:- DT - 7th
MV70:- John Armistead - 4th.
MU23 - Tom - 2nd
LV40:- Judith - 2nd : Nicky - 4th : Liz - 8th.
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 3rd : Liz - 5th : Nicola - 8th. (How impressive is that, then?)
LV50:-Liz - 2nd
Senior Men:- 3rd
Senior Ladies:- 4th.
High Peak Marathon:- Results. Plenty to sift through...With Yiannis having had his birthday, is that the first V70 to complete, and very well?
And another thing: if anyone has the energy left to write the story of their night it would be much appreciated by the editors at email
High Cup Nick -
Pie Dream - results Most of us haven't any clue where this may be, but somehow Bob Johnson found it, near Dolgarrog, somehere near Conway
Cloud Nine:- results.
Cunswick - Kendal Winter League - results
Sedbergh 3 Peaks:- was cancelled.
Not the National - DPFR Event.
The National - not a DPFR event. results. But there's no way I'm sifting through these...Anyone needing a mention?
Loughrigg - Silver Howe Chase - Rhys - 1st, and Mike 7th. results .
Ilkley Moor - results. some most welcome visitors on the Moor. Simon Bailey is looking very strong just now, and clearly running well.
New Chew:- results.
Windy Hill:- Carshare League (2). results.
A good enough course around Blackstone Edge, with a lot of everything. Wide lanes, a strong climb up the Roman Road, classic moorland stuff along the top, rather like running round the Downfall, and plenty of muddy grassy stuff coming back down.
Jim Paxman will have maintained his lead, but for how long?
Parbold Hill Race - results. Once was in the FRA Calendar, I'm thinking? But not now. John Hunt did decent, 5th place, but eclipsed by Gareth Briggs, 2nd. You'll have to sort out these raiders into your home territory, John...
Carnethy 5:- results. Can't just see anyone there?
Commondale Beacon - N.Y.Moors - results
Warts Revenge - DPFR event.
Barbondale - Kendal Winter League - results.
Wadsworth Trog:- results. 3rd Mens Team - fine : but a most encouraging 1st Lady's Team. A trend-setter for the year to come?
Titterstone Clee:- results. A guest appearance from Lloyd....
RAB Mini MM Round 1 - based at Calver. results.
Long Mynd Valleys:- results.
Fairmile - Kendal Winter League:- results.
Health Warning to all you fast runners.
This link reveals that it is only safe to run at 12 minute mile pace. And who could possibly question such scientific research? Seems to me that Edale Skyline, and other such races, need to impose a too-fast cut-off time, so all those arriving too soon at Mam Nick get booted down the road to Edale. What a most sensible suggestion, as an aid to us pathetically slow runners?
Kinder Trial. - results.
Charnwood Hills - results.
Broughton Wood Wobble - was cancelled, carparking being a skating rink.
Birkrigg Common - Kendal Winter League - results.
Mickleden Straddle:- was cancelled.
The Spine. Some completely major achievent going on here. Start in Edale and keep going, in atrocious conditions at time, until Kirk Yetholm. Anyone lasting the course deseves total acclaim, and here it's John Vernon, results, who managed to keep going for 5days 22 hours 33minutes. Roughly 50% retirements...Congratulations indeed!
Pre- entries. Time to be watching out. On Sunday, Edale Skyline entries came along, also Three Peaks.
Windy Hill , Rochdale, 14th Feb needs to be in, the next Carshare League counter - (mine is in...)
Tarren Hendre. results. ,The first event in the Carshare League, and hopefully Jim Paxman may tell us all about it?
Indeed he can:-"There is an unexpected early leader in the Carshare league after Saturday's race at Tarren Hendre, as there was the only DPFR runner in the field. Tarren Hendre is across the valley to the south of Cadair Idris in a delectable and quiet corner of Wales. The course had 2,000 feet of climbing in the first three miles to keep you honest but had a little too much fast running on Landrover tracks down through the forest than would be acceptable to some tastes."
But will he still be leading after Windy Hill, 14th Feb?
Am I the only person marking the passing away of Ronnie Ronalde, and his remarkable talents? No doubt the youth of today aren't in the know?
Wolfs Pit:- Sunday, 22nd March. As in previous years, this will incorporate the Nottis Fell Championships. details
Tour de Yorkshire Day 3, Sunday 3rd May, looks a good effort, heading to Roundhay Park, via Skipton, Cow and Calf, and Otley. Favourable rates for carparking available, again...
Anglesey Ultra Long Thing This uses the west coastal path of Anglesey - no official results just yet.
John Hunt, warming up nicely for Flower Scar , "got an entry for the CTS Anglesey Ultra Marathon last minute as someone I knew dropped out. It's 32.7 miles and 3500ft+ of climbing. I was leading or in the leading pack until about 24 miles, then a young fit Ultra runner lad showed us how to run for home, took me apart steadily from there and just cruised away. Nevertheless that's got to count as my January long run even though it was in the daylight (only just). Looks like some negotiations still to be done with the final results, "on the road" 2nd came home and failed his kit check, he was disqualified there and then but the results are still "tbc". So we'll have to see if I'm officially 2nd behind a worthy winner or something else less correct. Kits always a sticking point, no one likes to carry it, but you do, if you don't and you're coming in placed you have to call a spade a spade."
Brass Monkey - well might one wonder what this is, but Simon Dixon found it, a half-marathon in that esteemed fellrunning territory - York. results.
Stanbury Splash. Due to ice, the course changed to the shorter Stoop route. Snow in the air, plenty of lying snow, even more deep slosh to fall in, or lose a shoe. David Lund must relish such stuff, venturing forth.results.
Lambs Longer Leg - results.
Crummock Round - results.
Further distant in time: - Nicky has "rescheduled the Hoppits races as they were clashing with Wolf's Pit. So the NEW DATE is Sunday 15th March. "
For those who've not ventured along for this, get it marked down and highlighted in the Calendar....
This takes off the next weekend, with Tarren Hendre. , mid-Wales. Entry on Day, a map is on the website.
After that comes Windy Hill, Sat 14th February. , Mike Nolan was there last year, " This new race is a real cracker with lots of fast running and a big climb in the middle , 9 miles and 1300ft. Starting near Hollingsworth lake, the route took us over the M62 and onto a circuit around the Pennine Bridleway and the Pennine Way with a bit of hopping and jumping over Blackstone Edge. Austin sprinted in a few minutes back for a decent team performance .Pie and peas for £2 and decent ale at the bar finished off a good day out."
EOD , if available, is dearer, so pre-entry advised, it seems.