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posted by DaveT on 22nd Sep 2013

FRA Link.

Senior Men: Lloyd - 4th - winner is Rob Jebb.

MV40:- Lloyd - 2nd, winner is Morgan.
MV50:- Keith - 10th, winner is Mark Roberts
MV60:- DT - 5th, winner is Ben Grant.

Senior Ladies.Judith - 3rd.winner is joint equal, Victoria Wilkinson and Helen Fines
LV40:- Judith - 1st. : Nicky - 10th,

Teams. In recent years medals have been awarded to all those who have scored counting points in the three counting races.
Senior Men:- 2nd (2nd at Peris) : winners were Borrowdale, we're ahead of Ambleside on countback : counting races - Yetholm : Blisco : Peris.
MV40:- 2nd -  (2nd at Peris) :Winners were Borrowdale, we're ahead of Carnethy on countback : counting races - Yetholm : Blisco : Peris.
MV50:-3rd -  (2nd at Peris) :counting races - Yetholm : Blisco : Peris.
Senior Ladies:- 4th ( 1st at Peris) ; winners were Ambleside - we only had two counting races.
LV40:- 3rd( 1st at Peris) , only having completed two races, though both wins.counting races - Blisco and Peris.


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posted by DaveT on 24th Sep 2013

English Schools Fell Championships:- around Benson Knott, Kendal. results.
       "Bradfield School are the ESFRC Champions for 2013.", Congratulations to the runners, and to their esteemed coach.

Edale Skyline:-
 Results with splits. So very dry, just not the same Skyline which rolls up in March. So a lot of running, with less heavy stuff through the bogs.  Senior Men - 1st : V50's  2nd, which gives 3rd overall. Any help with other anythings most welcome.
 Organisation? As good as it gets. I just can't think of any othe race which is so well organised. Standing out, beside the work of the organiser - both times - is the committment of non-runners to marshalling, the completely excellent food afterwards, and the boxes of Wirral Plums.
   How good is it to have a comprehensive kit check. Waterproof was laid down in advance, under new safety rules it's compulsory, and everyone should comply. Also the manning of the CP's, enough marshals to help out should the need arise, and to take decisions on the condition of tired runners.
   The efficiency of the results system - on-line for when we got home.
  In every way a standard for any other race to look up to.

Route changes:- there have been many over the years. We originally started up Grindslow Knoll, which was also the last CP, from where it was all downhill and get that can of Wards. At one time Edale Cross was the CP after Brown Knoll. We now have paving slabs where it used to be heavy bogs. This year the avoidance of Twitchill. Times and records are hard to define.

The slowing down of being old. Not for Michael Crook, 1st V65 winner. His was much the same time as in 1992, 21 years back. That's impressive, to say the least.
 
FRA Forum - is back again.

FRA Presentation Evening. Details.  Saturday 23rd November. Just round the corner from Pendle Hill, and to be hoped we can have a good turn-out. Carshare will expect the usual tirade of abuse from knoll-wishers at a yet to be disclosed secret knoll reputed to be near CP9.

Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross. results. Another win for Rob Jebb, not sure who was there for us?

RAB Mountain Marathon -
Newlands Valley. results.

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posted by DaveT on 16th Sep 2013

Three Shires:- results.
Scafell Pike:- results
Lantern Pike:- results.
Good Shepherd:
results.
Stanage Struggle:-
Viking Chase

North York Moors Summer Series. A scrutiny of the final standings reveals that Dan Middlemas is 3rd Senior, and 1st V40, no doubt having accumulated umpteen of Dave Parry's bottles of wine.

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posted by WillyK on 17th Sep 2013

With just two fixtures left in the Carshare League, Mr. Rimmer has eked out a slender leader from @DPCalendar and Carshare respectively.  Still time to pre-enter at Langdale, with 27 brown vests already signed up, and always a great race.  Carshare's notes here.  As for Guisborough 3 Tops, well Carshare's notes make it sound like a case of 'if you go down to the woods today' - and are well worth a read even if, like me, you'll be at the OMM and thus missing the league's climax.  Better be sure to put clear blue water between myself and Carshare at Langdale then ... which I fear may be a tall order.  More to the point though, will our Greg pop up to improve upon his leading score in the clubhouse, or might Messrs Holmes, Kay or Lund make a late bid to complete five counters?  More importantly still, will Ms Jepson or Mr Taggart catch on to the fact that English and British Championship medals might look good on the mantlepiece, but there's nothing quite to compare with victory in the inaugural Carshare League?  You could cut the atmosphere with a knife.
 Carshare adds:- more details for Guisborough 3 Tops are here , a map and route description. If you've not been to Roseberry Topping and such, well worth the trip up, on good roads. Starting from the Rugby Club, a good place to gather afterwards.

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posted by DaveT on 10th Sep 2013

FRA website - it seems this has been hacked into, or something, and is under repair....

Peris Horseshoe - Results. Lots of us there, and right good conditions. Little wind, mainly clear and not too hot. Oli - 4th,  Lloyd - 5th were high up, Judith, as ever, very high up. Don't know about teams, Ladies must be very strong, and the V50's delivered,  behind Carnethy and Borrowdale, but hopefully enough for overall 3d place.
   Until the FRA website returns, I can't sort out overall standings.
   As for the Half Peris, I was joined by Richard Hopkinson, who similarly remembered Lliwedd and Snowdon, and was happy to cease at Pen y Pass. There's much to be said for just doing the Half : I was tired but not drained silly, so had a rest and carried on over Crib Goch and Crib y Disgyl. Couldn't face the masses on Snowdon mind, so dropped down to the railway and plodded down.
  A day later's weather would have caused major problems, in the wind and the wet.
(A most timely reminder at the start from the Carshare League Organiser that there's no chance of Half Points.I need to look at Terms and Conditions...)

Great North Run:- results. Keith had a right good run at Peris, but this might have been heavy going as a follow-up.. Any others up there?
Burnsall BOFRA - a glance through the results (none of us there) shows runners doubling up after Peris....

The news of John Blair-Fish comes as some big shock, he was running well at Blisco, in his own strange shuffling style, but so strongly effective. He was a Dark Peak member for many years - indeed still on our current membership list - and on the Peris start list.


Nine Edges Endurance:- results.

Mountain Trial:-
all around Borrowdale...race cancelled just as we were due to start, owing to the inclement nature of the weather. A few of us had a run in the wind and rain and there's no doubt the decision was correct, a real shame for the organisers.
Dale Head:-
Fit as a Butcher's Dog:-

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posted by DaveT on 1st Sep 2013

Carshare  is now away returned - but without that expensive handbag....

Next Year's World Masters.is in Austria,  same time of year, in the Stubai Alps....

Logshaw Sheepdog Trials:-
Ben Nevis:- results
Grisedale Horseshoe:-
All these "Raid" events:-
Padfield Plum Fair:-
Yorkshireman  Full Marathon - results.
Trunce . Final Results. Congratulations indeed to David Lund - overall series winner!
Roseberry Topping - for them that lives up there...results.
  

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posted by DaveT on 26th Aug 2013

Czech Republic - World Masters -   Lots to sift through here. Results. 3rd place (LV45) for Judith, and 2nd LV45 Team. Stephen Pyke was 10th MV45 : many other well known runners, Craig Roberts - 1st MV50 : Ben Grant - 2nd MV65 : Carol Evans - 2nd LV50. 1st MV65 Team. The lists are indeed worthy of a look through.

Peris Horseshoe - looks likely to now be full, maybe some begging to the organiser might help, but EOD seems a forlorn hope...

Dufton Show:-
Exterminator:- results.
Shelf Moor:- results. showing that the first home runner was disqualified for having no kit.....

Summer Series (11) - Broomhead Baffler.
Derbyshire Chevin:- results.
Ikley Incline - one mile, uphill and finish at the top. Not one of Carshare's startling performances, to put it mildly. Though interesting to meet up with our new Statistician, Ian Hartman, who lives just on t'other side of the hill...
Great Longstone:-

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posted by DaveT on 18th Aug 2013

Nicky's Races:- results

Burnsall Classic:- Carshare League (the Next). Results.  And classic it is. The rain stayed elsewhere, so just soft slippy going. Simon Bailey set off at a pace to demoralise anyone hoping to beat him. The descent was a matter of how much risk to take bounding down the heathery stuff, with hidden boulders. Only Jon Pemberton visiting, a shame as it's such a good race.

Arnison Crag Horseshoe -
Weasdale:- results.
Grasmere:- results.
Bradbourne:- results.
Barrell Inn:- results.
Summer Sharpener (3):-

Dark & White MM - Dovedale.
results
Inclined to Madness - results. Our distant N Y Moors brethren keep bashing away up here, with Dan Middlemas consistently churning out big results, though what happens when he lines up with Joe?
Ennerdale Show - results.
Moel Famau - results


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posted by DaveT on 11th Aug 2013

  Nant y Moch Skyline.     Report and map Another new race into DPFR visits, this, around Mid-Wales, by John Hunt, 5th and 1st V40. They seem to have endured the same Saturday storms...  results.

Taddington Lanes - "A pleasant evening run around the limestone lanes and tracks about Taddington. Low key, with 38 runners setting off from the village institute. Well organised and marshalled, with barbecue and prizes of jars of horlicks and packets of cocoa for the veteran winners.Two Dark Peakers joined in. First - Jason Bennett ( V40 ) - 24mins 22secs Fourth and first V50 Jon Batt ( Dark Peak )-26mins and 12secs First Lady Diane Lee 26mins 56 secs First lady vet K.Harvey 31mins 38secs ,Joan Waller (Dark Peak )36mins 10secs."

Long forgotten results - of course it's never too late. Simon Reed has been wandering to distant lands. Here's Bridges or Bust (Shropshire) and Dockray - Hartside, where Joe was also lined up.

Howtown, AL, 14 miles, 4600ft:- results. What some battering! Incessant rain, howling gale which was face-on all the way round (it seemed). Plenty of clag, which saw visitors to High Street, and apparently Bampton village, and no doubt other scenic places.
A right excellent course, and worth a change if you've done Sedbergh plenty.
  Wot? No team prize? With Rhys - 1st, and Joe - 4th, all that was needed was a slow weary plodder to somehow get round. But all in vain.
 Seriously, though, £3.00 entry, unlimited hot drinks and most excellent cakes - it needs putting on anyone's list for another year. As good as they come.
  Richard Snowden deserves some mention, as he gave up his race to safely get a wobbly runner down into Martindale, and safely out of potential trouble.
   The event showed the clear need for taking "personal responsibility". Having the correct equipment was essential : and no flags to follow, no point in hoping to blindly follow, as the field spread out. It comes down to looking at the map and checking that compass.
  

Sedbergh:- results.
Belper Rugby Rover:- results.
Lakeland Country Fair:- results.
Trunce (8) results.
Shipman Knottsresults.
Wednesday - the club run has moved from Strines to The Sportsman. Now to be a short race followed by a barbecue. Food will be free, buy your own drinks. Please let Mark Harvey know if you intend coming.



  

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posted by John on 21st Aug 2013

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Jura up for grabs again

Why was Tom Westgate risking frostbite in the Cairngorms? Did the goggles help him to take personal responsibility for his safety? What was he muttering through those swollen purple lips? As ever, the only limits in the new caption competition are the limits of your imagination.

Please add your best efforts as a comment...

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posted by DaveT on 15th Aug 2013

FRA Link.

Senior Men:-  Lloyd - 1st :  Rhys - 2nd.
MV40:- Lloyd - 1st : Stephen - 8th.
MV45:-  Stephen  - 4th :John Hunt - 5th :
MV55 - Mike Egner - 1st. (mustn't be forgotten, after all!) : Keith - 7th
MV65:- DT - 5th:-
MU23:- Johnny Malley - 9th :

Senior Ladies:- Judith - 2nd.
LV40:- Judith - 1st : Helen 9th.
Nicky -10th
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 7th :

Senior Men's Team:-  1st  (1st  at Turner L. ). Overall winners.
MV40:- 2nd (2nd at Turner L). 2nd overall, can't improve, can't be caught.
MV50:- 3rd. (2nd at Turner L). All to happen at Edale - us, Pennine, Bowland, Helm Hill, Penistone - going for 2nd and 3rd.
Senior Ladies:- 4th ( 2nd  at Turner L). With a good Edale, hoping for 2nd.
LV40:- 1st   ( 1st  at Turner L).
Overall winners.

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posted by DaveT on 5th Aug 2013

Turner Landscape, English Championship (5). results.
Ideal running conditions for this race, all around the Duddon fells. Dry, clear, and cloudy but no clag. All very well organised, a compliment as it's a newish event. Much strong, fast running.
As the Senior Men are confirmed as Championship winners, many congratulations are in order, to the depth of runners who have contributed and travelled, but especially to Rob Little who has successfully galvanised the troops so effectively.
 Without checking the statistics, Judith - another very high finish today - must have completed something/many things, and the Ladies will get on the results tables after Edale, hopefully. Lloyd was also very high, we just need to see whether he's got anything/everything settled.
Don't know about the MV40's, and the MV50's packed well, now hoping for a boost in numbers at Edale, as several regulars can't be there.

Well - after the triviality of the English, wot about the Holy Grail of fellrunning, the ian Hodgson - is this the year for the Men?

Arncliffe Gala - results.
Boulsworth - results.
Half and Long Tour of Bradwell:-~
Dark and White MM
- from Totley, results

Relays:- A while off, but worth thinking about. The Ian Hodgson, 4 pairs, is Sunday 8th October, and the FRA - Llanberis. Sorting out teams will be difficult, to put it mildly. Both events will involve hills probably harder than local climbs, so getting some creditable, dependable races under the belt will help selection. There will be plenty of willing runners, so wobbling around with injuries won't really be very helpful....

Ben Lomond . Looking for strange new venues for next year, Carshare ponders over the Ben Lomond race, but only a maybe...Looks like a strong up and down affair. And looking at the results, I see that DPFR were represented this year, in May, John Rocke being 8th.
 So if you've got any unpublished results, places we've hardly heard of, please send them in.

Monday - Summer Series (10) - Hurkling Howler.
Eccles Pike - results.

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posted by DaveT on 28th Jul 2013

FRA Link
British Championships:-

Senior Men: Lloyd - 4th.
MV40:- Lloyd - 1st=  (level with Morgan)
MV50:- Keith - 8th, Greg - 10th.
MV60:- DT - 2nd (but will definitely drop out after Peris)

Senior Ladies.Judith - 3rd.
LV40:- Judith - 1st.

Teams.
Senior Men:- 2nd (2nd at Blisco)
MV40:- 3rd (3rd at Blisco) - an improvement on 4th at Peris may move us up a notch.
MV50:-2nd  ( 3rd at Blisco) - see who travels to Peris....
Senior Ladies:- 7th ( 2nd at Blisco)
LV40:- 5th( 1st  at Blisco)

English Championships .

Senior Men:-  Lloyd - 1st :  Rhys - 8th. : Oli - 9th.
MV40:- Lloyd - 1st :
MV45:-   Stephen Pyke - 4th :
John Hunt - 7th :
MV55 - Mike Egner - 1st. (mustn't be forgotten, after all!) : Keith - 6th
MV65:- DT - 5th:-
MU23:- Johnny Malley - 9th :

Senior Ladies:- Judith - 2nd.
LV40:- Judith - 1st :  Nicky - 6th : 
Helen 7th.
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 5th :

Senior Men's Team:-  1st  ( 3rd  at Blisco, after Borrowdale and Pudsey). DT - it seems correct, needing to wipe off the un-English counters?
MV40:- 2nd (2nd at Blisco)
MV50:- 4th (2nd at Blisco)
Senior Ladies:- 4th ( 2nd  at Blisco)
LV40:- 1st   ( 1st  at Blisco)

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posted by DaveT on 28th Jul 2013

Peris Horseshoe - Entry Form. The final British event this year, entries now going, and also the Half Peris for them that's can't get all the way round...(or is Carshare saving himself for Edale...)

Next Year's British Championships. John Blair-Fish was at Blisco, and he's put this on the Carnethy website. "The Fell Runner's Assocation AGM following the race was also interesting for its brevity at 30 minutes and revelations that the British championship next year will be dictated by British Athletics with one race at Dollar with prizes only for Seniors. "
DT - implying there will be no Vets categories?  There are plenty of good events in Wales, Scotland and Ireland, maybe this is where Willy's Carshare League can come into strength, choosing a good travelling holiday event?

Borrowdale:- results.  "It was nearly ideal conditions, if a bit blustery now and then. Lots of good runs by Dark Peak. Nicky- first woman
Lloyd - third Man. Second women's team - Nicky, Clare & Steph, Second mens team- Lloyd, Joe Blackett & Jon Morgan."
Tegg's Nose:- results.
Osmotherley Show:- for poor Carshare, who completely revelled in the delights of not having to slog up Gable and Dale Head...
Round Hill - a pleasant trip round the moors above Otley. No other travellers enticed by the attractions of Otley moorlands....
Farleton Knott - BOFRA. Results.
Creag Dhubh - results
  
Monday - Summer Series (9) - Washington Wasp, from Langsett
Bradwell - results.
Steel Fell - results.
Cracken Edge:- results.
Ricky's Race:- results.
Bransdale  - results.

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posted by DaveT on 22nd Jul 2013

English and British Championship AS - Blisco Dash. results
   Hot and dry, but thankfully we only had the one hill to get up and down. Senior Men were 2nd, behind Borrowdale - out in depth. Two races left in the English, and everything to go for. Ambleside Ladies were first, hopeful of a good result for our Ladies. No clue as to the V40, and most hopeful of decent points for the V50's. Next is Turner Landscape, AM, entry form , needed before 4th August. 
   The results were out most efficiently, no doubt soon on the Ambleside website. Lloyd very high up, Rhys soon after, Judith 4th.
Clear conditions, but it seems that Blea Tarn still had visitors, and several extra-long variations on the descent.
  Please ask if any help is needed on getting the Turner Landscape route sorted... Well

Durness Highland Games 
Well may you ponder where this is, but a look in the World Atlas shows it as top left coast of Scotland. I find it strange that John Hunt's family holiday conveniently had a race nearby - wot a coincidence. "

Guess what there was a highland gathering today (just where we’re camped) with a hill race. Just your normal thing until the thunder and lightning passed directly overhead, AWESOME now we’re all home safe and alive. Dark Peak had one runner there, but there wasn’t a team prize, he drifted off the front following a quad bike. I’ve never followed the lead “car” by listening for the engine before. Usually they stay in sight, this guy had no intention of going at a runners pace he just kept blasting off into the hag (clag) and then waiting and then blasting off. It only added to a fun trot of a 4 mile race, that broke into a raging thunder storm after 2 miles, where life literally hung in the balance. It was brilliant, he was the annoyed one because none of us could run up gentle inclines at 30+MPH. DPFR can now add the Durness games hill running winner to their list. I won the open and the open mens over 35 category, which after warming up by coming 3rd last in the 440yds track race 15 minutes before the start was not in the bag on the start line. These highland games are awesome, my kids did the 100yds, 50 yds sprint, sac races, egg and spoon races and pillow fight."

Lingmell Dash:-
results. An extremely high 3rd place for Ashley! Has he beaten the might of Borrowdale? or were there only 14 runners....

Lakeland Classics updated - yes, three wins, but  Borrowdale and Ambleside are also in the points, and I can't hear that fat lady singing even a note...

Monday - Trunce 7:- results.
Dark and White MM - from Teggs Nose. results.
Derbyshire Chevin:- results
Salt Cellar - results

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posted by DaveT on 15th Jul 2013

Coniston Country Fair - resultsI only saw Trevor Milner lurking intently around, with Fliss on camera duties. An excellent AS race, from a typically busy Country Fair. The venue was Coniston Hall, beside the Lake, so giving most pleasureablenatural washing facilities afterwards. A simple race, CP1 was the trig point, next was the finish. Getting up was alright, plenty of people to follow. Coming down there were lines all over the hillside, a different part from the usual Coniston Race, over the Walna Scar road, and hope to land at the correct fell gate.
Crowden:-
 results.

Cracoe - BOFRA - (Wharfedale) -results.
Snowdon:- results.
Great Hucklow:- results.

Monday - Summer Series (8) - from Cutthroat Bridge.
Goyt's Moss
Stoney Middleton:-
Rydal Round: results.

Whilst waiting for the Wasdale results, I looked at 1997, also Championships. 101 finished, 35 retirements, hot - but not as bad as this year. Two DPFR finishers, Mark Hayman was 19th, me - 27th. Though lurking around are Joe - 4th, LizBatt and Jim Bell. Retired are Bob Berzins, Barry Thackery. Only one LV50 + finisher, last placed, and only one MV60+ finisher. How things have changed. I should also have mentioned that the Lakeland Classics must now be nailed for this year?

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posted by John on 24th Jul 2013

It's very late appearing, some sort of mixup twixt the webmaster and the newsletter editor, but better late than never. It does mean that you need to get your captions in asap to stand a chance of winning the bottle of whisky.

Anyway, here's the picture of Messrs. Collier and Phipps to conjure with:

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posted by DaveT on 20th Jul 2013

Senior Men:-  Lloyd - 1st : Stuart - 9th : Rhys - 10th..
MV40:- Lloyd - 1st : John Hunt - 10th.
MV45:-  John Hunt - 3rd : Stephen Pyke - 4th=
MV55 - Keith - 8th
MV65:- DT - 5th:-
MU23:- Johnny Malley - 7th : Tom Saville - 9th=.

Senior Ladies:- Judith - 2nd.
LV40:- Judith - 1st : Helen and Nicky - 8th=
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 6th : Pippa - 7th.

Senior Men's Team:-  1st  (1st at Wasdale)
MV40:- 2nd (2nd at Wasdale)
MV50:- 4th (3rd at Wasdale)

Senior Ladies:- 4th.
LV40 :-2nd.

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posted by DaveT on 8th Jul 2013

Wasdale -  Results.
This was extremely hot, no respite from the burning sun. Many retirements. Congratulations to all those who got round. Not seen the results yet, but Judith was an extremely strong 3rd. The Senior Men packed well and were  1st Team, with five to count. (Oli, Rhys, John Hunt, Lloyd and Joe). That's three wins, still more needed. Vets are 2nd, after Borrowdale of course, and 3rd for the V50's, led home by an ever-youthful Keith. I baled out at Black Sail, disappointed but most definitely the right thing to do, knowing what is ahead.

V50 Team at Turner Landscape - a blatant call to arms! We raised our game at Wasdale with a 3rd place, and 3 races to go. Edale on home ground needs to be a banker (hoping that Borrowdale are settled by then?) , Blisco entries are closed. So that leaves Turner Landscape. An excellent course, from just above the Duddon venue. Up to Seathwaite Tarn, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Old Man, Dow, White Pike.

The Druid. Carshare's Welsh correspondent wonders whether our man tried hard enough at Wasdale, as this report   mentions that "The experienced John Hunt (Dark Peak) proved too strong for the opposition in the Druids fell-race."

Moel y Gamelin - near Llangollen (from ages since) . Lloyd home first, and John Hunt close after.Results.

FRA Relays. Entry List.   We have the five teams entered, Two Senior Men, Two Ladies, V40 Men, V50 Men. Likely runners won't do any harm by having a word with Team Captains, and the regular mention that it doesn't help anyone by last-minuting whether you're fit and able. Sadly for Carshare, I fall into the category of unfit and unable...

Alva Games - BOFRA. results. A long way for Mike to be travelling....
Thurlstone:- results.
Charleswoth Carnival:-
Whirlow Farm events
- on both days...All the results. "Mike Sprot won the 30 mile Intro Ultra Tour of the Peak District in Saturday's heat. Female winner was Totley's Pat Goodall."
Broomhead:- results.
Holme Moss:-
results
Bollington:-
Peak Forest:- results.
Trunce 6 - results.
 Bamford:-
 Sheldon:- results.

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posted by WillyK on 13th Jul 2013

Following #6 at Yetholm six weeks ago, the ageless Mr Rimmer has snuck into top slot in the league, with Carshare lurking in third place.  Young Mr Holmes (Keith) has been at repeated pains, ever since, to point out that he won the team prize on the day, hosting Messrs Morgan and Little (and possibly a.n. other?) in his one-stroke vehicle.  Final confirmation of the full detail would be appreciated.

Next up on Sunday 21st July is #7 Coniston Country Fair, 6 miles and 2400ft, plus all manner of other distractions to keep all the family entertained. Full details and checkpoints here.

Good luck, one and all.  Sadly I'll be missing this one (and probably #8 too), on this occasion due to the venerable Paxman and disreputable Holmes's joint Ramsey shindig in Bonnie Scotland.

A reminder also that #8, the Burnsall Classic, will be going ahead as originally trailed on Saturday 24th August; notwithstanding an unfortunate clash with Thornbridge.  As DT would no doubt attest, it's just too good a race to ditch.

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posted by DaveT on 1st Jul 2013

FRA Relays - Llanberis, Sunday 20th October. Details.
Entry List.  is showing Senior Men, MV40 and MV50, but only Senior Ladies.....
There's maybe from us Senior Men's "A" and "B" team, 2 Ladies Teams, V40 Men, V50 Men, but as I'm not right involved, this will need confirmation. The Relays have been held here before, and they do a very good job of it all. Maps show three Legs going around Moel Eilio and etc. Never mind if, like me, you'll not be in a team, all encouragement will be great, and it's so easy for anyone to have that good day out in the hills.
   When I know about what's been entered , etc, I'll put it out.....
Ian Hodgson Relays - Sunday 6th October. Teams will be the same as last year - entries are understandably limited. Senior Men, Senior Ladies, V40 Men.

Wharfedale TTT:-  Sadly a very small field, for a high-class event. At least that means no blind following, and having to get that pointy thing out. Very hot, maybe an aperatif for next Saturday?
Kirkby Gala - results.
Heptonstall:-
Saunders LMM
-  Corney Fell. results. (but far, far too complicated for me to interpret...)
Skiddaw:-
results.

Hathersage.
Summer Series (7) - from Woodhead Tunnel
Black Rocks.
-results.

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posted by DaveT on 24th Jun 2013

Mont Blanc Marathon - "Oli finished 10th in his first ever marathon yesterday. Here is a report on his training log"

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Buttermere Horseshoe. - results.
Chrome Hill:-
Whaley Waltz:- results
Langley Fete:-
Arnison Crag
(Patterdale)
Hawkswick Fingers - (Wharfedale) - was a major AS event, incorporating the Junior FRA Championship races. The Seniors set of with loads of young Over 16 whippersnappers, who shot out of the field and then disappeared from view, including Tom Saville, finishing a very high 7th? Simon Reed visited with his daughters, and being brought up on the Nottingham plains found it a bit different. The race started in the valley, went high up one side, back down and then high up the other side. Of flat seemed there nil. results.
Bakewell Pudding Race:-

Monday - Summer Series (6) - Wicken Whizz:-


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posted by DaveT on 17th Jun 2013

Lost phone:- Neil Northrop sends:- "On Monday 17th somewhere between leaving Birchens Clough, going to the Ladybower Inn and getting back to Sheffield I lost my mobile phone. Any news greatly received by email"

BG Weekend.

Kinder Trog:- results.
Windy Gyle:-
up in the Cheviots. Dark Peak whooshed out from the start, never to be overtaken. Has Carshare been rejuvenated, you may well wonder? Not at all, but Johnny Malley did the honours. A very good course indeed, but a lot of a long trek up this remote valley if trying to do it on the day. But if you can fiddle a stay around Newcastle, highly recommended. Strong grassy running, nip over to a CP in Scotland at the top, and a flying final run-in. results. and photos.


Trunce 5. - results.
Riber Run.- results.
Hope - results.
Tideswell.
"The weather was surprisingly warm considering the amount of wind and rain for Tideswell on Friday night. There was a motley selection sporting the hoops of gold and purple and a fair few others incognito. Any hopes that were harboured about the usual good league points for this race were dashed at registration; when Lloyd Taggart signed in. Lloyd and Jackie Lee took the male and female honours. Richard Hunt took the first local prize." results.



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posted by DaveT on 10th Jun 2013

Carshare is off to The Cheviots on Saturday, back Sunday.

Can you please help? Pete Hodges asks:- "Is anyone definitely going to Peak Forest fell race (Sunday 14th July) and/or the Bamford Carnival race (Wednesday 17th July)? I’m away on holiday that week and need a willing club mate to take the trophies back for me. I can either drop them off to a Sheffield address or see you at the Sportsman Wednesday 3rd July. Any help would be much appreciated. email ."

Many congratulations to everyone involved in the most impressive Billy Bland Challenge record!

Lakeland Classics Positions - after two races, but a long, long way to go just yet...
Hawkswick Dash - BOFRA - results.

Buckden Pike.
Ladies Results. Looks to me like 2nd Senior Team, after Ambleside, and 1st LV40 Team.
Men's Results.  And also 1st Senior Men : V40, likely 2nd behind Borrowdale, and V50's - likely 3rd, behind Borrowdale and Ellenborough.

A very good, well organised race. The weather was dry and clear, much better than down the valley at Otley where the Carnival was ruined by a downpour. Some will remember that when it was last Championship, there was "confusion" about staying on the flags around the lead mine. All this had been effectively sorted out, and also marshals at the two top turns to avoid cutting the corner. Some mad hurtle down that last slippy steep hillside indeed.
Photos -  once again Dave and Eileen Woodhead providing some excellent service to the rank and file of fellrunning,
    Judith was 3rd overall, and leading Vet, Helen 3rd LV40. Lloyd was 4th,  2nd V40, but also many brown vests and new faces. Big thanks to all for representing.
First Lady was Victoria Wilkinson, and Simon Bailey for the Men.
   The Yorksire Team Championships seems to be a notable double!
Next is Wasdale. Are we hoping for 110% clag down? And don't forget to put the Turner Landscape entry in the post....

Cwm Pennant Horseshoe - 17miles, 5500ft - a right classic in the making??? ....results.
Great Lakes Run - results.
Sutton Pinnacles
- is a good event, just past Keighley. Some tired legs around, especially those who had run Cononley after Buckden, and then Hawkswick before this. Not hard, plenty of scenic running.
 
Summer Series (5). Birchin Surprise.
Calton - results.
Crookstone Crashout.
Blackamoor - results.
Beamsley Beacon - is a popular BOFRA race just past Ilkley, though longer and more runnable than a usual BOFRA affair. Nettle Alley had thankfully been mostly cleared. The pub emptied in some mad crush afterwards when "free chocolate cake outside" was announced.

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posted by DaveT on 18th Jun 2013

Senior Men:-  Lloyd - 4= : Stuart - 4=.
MV40:- Lloyd - 2nd : Tom - 8th.
MV45:- Stephen Pyke - 5th : John Hunt - 9th.
MV60:- DT - 6th=.
MV65:- DT - 3rd.:-
MU23:- Johnny Malley - 7th : Tom Saville - 9th=.

Senior Ladies:- Judith - 3rd.
LV40:- Judith - 1st : Helen and Nicky - 4th= : Pippa - 8th.
LV45:- Judith - 1st : Nicky - 4th : Pippa - 5th.

Senior Men's Team:-  1st  (1st at Buckden)
MV40:- 2nd (2nd at Buckden)
MV50:- 6th ( 5th at Buckden)

Senior Ladies:- 2nd ( 2nd at Buckden)
LV40 :-1st ( 1st at Buckden)

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