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Permalink | Closed to new comments | Last updated on Tuesday 28th May 2013
posted by DaveT on July 28, 2014

Saturday:-
Borrowdale - Lakeland Classic and Carshare League counter.
Spare entry going:- Anton, from Handsworth Roadhogs, most kindly sends:- "I have an entry in Borrowdale race which I'm unable to run as have bad back injury. As this race allows exchanges on the day any of your members are welcome to my entry. My email or mob 07734351958. "
DT - please let me know if this gets taken, to avoid unnecessary intrusions, bother, etc...

Osmotherley Show.
Tegg's Nose

Sunday:-
A good set of distant races...

Monday - Trunce 7
Tuesday -
 Bradwell:-
Parwich:-

Wednesday:-
Cracken Edge:-
Gribdale Gallop - N Y Moors:-

Thursday - Derbyshire Chevin:-

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Monday 28th July 2014
posted by DaveT on July 21, 2014

Nottinghamshire AAA County 5K Champs. Dicky Wilkinson tells us " it was run in Newstead Abbey Park. I bust a gut to get a V50 silver in 18:26 - it makes up for the initial climb to dib 1 at Kentmere when I felt right poorly!"
DT - and the Parkrun league table could be resurrected if needed?
Lingmell Dash:-

Monday - Summer Series (9). Pike Low Direct.
Thursday - Rydal Round, and double up with Ambleside Sports, BOFRA.
Friday - Salt Cellar.

Duddon Valley .....is mentioned in the Fellrunner as a Championship AL race next year. Not a clue as to the others, though.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Sunday 27th July 2014
posted by WillyK on July 24, 2014

With seven races down and five to go, there's a rather familiar flavour to the current top four, with Keith the only newbie, and Dave Lund looking good for top slot if he can just turn up and run consistently in the right direction for one more race.  I'm hoping that Dr Dave can persuade his significant other to turn up another three times, failing which I may be in danger of retaining the Jordanthorpe 1st Year Rounders trophy for first honorary woman (though Keith may very well be a more deserving recipient this year) ... and more generally it'd be good to see a few more contenders of any gender completing the requisite five counting races.

Next up is Borrowdale (entries already closed) on Sat 2nd Aug, then Nicky's Hoppit's Hill short (Sun 24th Aug), the final Brit Champs counter in Llanberis (Maesgwm Muddle, Sat 30th Aug; pre-entries filling up very fast so get onto this one now), the Lake District Mountain Trial (another pre-entry job, Sun 14th Sept), and finally The Screes from Nether Wasdale on Sat 18th October.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Friday 25th July 2014
posted by DaveT on July 14, 2014

Kentmere - English Championship. It was sweltering hot at the start, and pouring rain at the finish, with a major struggle for cars to get out of the muddy field. Results.  
Teams - Senior Men - looks like 1st (Rhys, Oli, Neil, Rob Baker, Spyke). It needs adding up closely with Calder Valley, and, as so often, the non-counters could well have been decisive.
MV40 - 1st? (Spyke, Joe, Simon, Jon Morgan).
MV50 - 2nd, after Helm Hill . (Greg works out..) - Joe, Andy Dickenson, Keith.
Ladies - too hard for me to add up.

Don't forget that for the FRA Relays there is also a "C" team, of willing contributors to the cause, and there are plenty of candidates here staking their claim.
So Sedbergh next, and if the clag is down, a recce would be most useful, importantly for the descent off Winder.

Borrowdale - Entries are full, but substitutions are easily arranged, on the day. Any spare entries going, please, as Jon Morgan would like to take one. email

Snowdon:- results. Helen is 1st LV45. With that threat of lightning, a turn-round at Clogwyn Station.
Dark & White MM - Mungrisedale. results.
Great Hucklow:- results.
Holme Moss:- results.
Coniston Country Fair:-

FRA AGM - what's involved...is at Kendal, Saturday 26th July. Plenty of things to sift through, an increase in membership fees, nominations for next year's officers. And if there's things that concern us about the FRA, this is the place and time to speak out.
Proxy Vote - is some big consideration, to have your say if unable to get to the AGM.

Kit Checks - worth remembering that gloves are (I think?) part of the mandatory kit requirements. I'm putting a pair in with the waterproof bottoms, to go to every race, just in case...

Summer Series (8) - Wicken Whizz - results.
Cock Howe - N Y Moors - results.
Stoney Middleton:-

Permalink | Comments (2) | Last updated on Friday 25th July 2014
posted by DaveT on July 7, 2014

Langdale entries. details. Carshare League - the last? and always popular. No form needed, that comes on the day, just put some stuff in the post to the organiser...

Wasdale:- results. 5th (John Hunt). 6th (Joe) , 8th (Johnny Malley), gives first team, and must just about settle the Lakeland Classics?. Nicky 15th - second Lady, and Keith is 1st V60.
This is the 3rd Lakeland Classics race, placings so far. Tom is 3rd, John Hunt - 4th, Joe - 7th.

Saunders MM - from Patterdale. results. Dicky Wilkinson sends:- "Andy Dickenson and me were in the Bowfell class and on both days and overall were the first vet men's team but on the age handicap they use we were second behind a team of 127 years to our 104.First MM for me and don't know why I've never done one before. Great event, excellent organisation and atmosphere. Weather was good both days for running and rained after tents and food prep was done. Navigation on both days went well but on checking optimum routes on the organisers maps for day 2 there were options we didn't consider - I've learned a lot from that. Interestingly, few if any chose these 'optimum routes'. If nothing else, Andy and me covered about 30 miles & 11000 feet over the weekend so a bit of prep for Kentmere!

Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival:
Alva - BOFRA:- results.
Wharfedale TTT  - results. Kettlewell was still basking in the decorations from Le Tour, and like everywhere, had made a resplendent effort. Some variations to the usual route this year, plenty more rough, and every opportunity for some to wander afar should the compass stay in the bag. The yellow sheep all around. The finish changed to the same finish used in the Relays - some desperate sting in the tail.

Loxley Lunge:-
Broomhead Chase:- results.
Peak Forest:-
Trunce 6 - results.
Bamford:-
Blisco Dash:- results
Sheldon:- results.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Tuesday 22nd July 2014
posted by DaveT on June 29, 2014

Cromford Killer - was ages back, in June, but here are the results...
Heptonstall Festival:- results.
Thurlstone:- results.
Skiddaw:- results.
Langdale Gala:-
Hathersage:- results.
Summer Series (7)- results.
Black Rocks:- results.
Stirton - results. a pleasant race near Skipton:- what finer sight can there be, than seeing the red-spotted Sumo suit at Sharp Haw trip point - or a bottle of beer, Wensleydale cheese and fruit cake at the finish...
Wormstones:-
Carlton - N.Y. Moors - results
Sedbergh Sports - results.

FRA Relay Entries. Looks like we need a charabanc to be hired, 5 Men's teams - (Senior Men (A) : Senior Men (B), MV40, MV50, and the other, most likely a composite team of runners committed to the cause throughout the year.) - and two Ladies teams. Things will hot up nearer selection days, but there's no substitute for a proven, recent, track record of being good enough for selection. Wishful thinking doesn't really help.

Ian Hodgson Relay:- "we are only allowed the same number of teams as usual so Men's , Vets and Ladies."
DT - glad I'm not having to select the teams, but having learnt the Leg beforehand seems to be some major priority.

Le Tour. Leeds, up Wharfedale, over to Wensleydale and finish in Harrogate. Massive crowds, great atmosphere, Yorkshire at it's very best. Carshare is now the proud possessor of a packet of Haribos, a yoghurt, a packet of "Yorkshire The" - yes, "The" - and a Sheffield Hallam University wristband. Hoping for more tomorrow on Blubberhouses Moor...

Permalink | Comments (1) | Last updated on Saturday 12th July 2014
posted by DaveT on June 23, 2014

Dollar. British Championship AM. results. A most welcome return from Mick Stenton, which looks to have given 1st MV50 Team. This stuffs Carshare's hopes of standing as FRA Statistician, as Carnethy are clearly first V50 team....The other teams, someone with brains will need to work them out. But most likely we all need to be at full power at the last event in Wales - entries need to be in....should by now be in the post...

Buttermere Horseshoe:-results

Maesgwm Muddle - is the last British Championship, reminiscent of the Relay course. Map. And it looks a cracker. Entry form. (thanks, Neil..)and with a 250 limit best be getting an entry in soonish. Also the start is 11.00am, so if you turn up at the calendar time of 1pm, even I may have finished...

Kentmere:- Carshare had a guided tour just now, so if anyone wants a map, or notes, or anything, just ask....
Spare entries? Substitutions are allowed, Jenny Caddick and Dave Sykes would like an entry, so if you're sitting on an unused entry, please get in touch.

100 Lakes Extremes in a day:- that's another impressive day out, a touch more spread out than Ron's similar wander along Stanage....

Upper Wharfedale Races:- two trips from Kettlewell, which may be of interest? 22mile and also 13 mile. Mine was the softies shorter race, up Buckden Pike and along to Great Whernside. A good pleasant event.
Foel Fras:- results.
Whaley Waltz:- results.
Chrome Hill:-
Arnison Dash:-
Bakewell Pudding Race:- results.
Maybeck 3 Crosses - N.Y.Moors. results.
Cronkley - results. appears to be somewhere in Teesdale, where only Joe knows, it seems...
Summer Series (6) - results.
Saltwell - is far distant somewhere, Weardale. results

 Danefield Relays -Otley Chevin.results. A right pleasant event, loads of runners,83 teams of three, all abilities. Just hope the Relay selectors weren't watching...
Hope - results
Burbage Summer Sharpener 2.
Winster:- results.

Permalink | Comments (2) | Last updated on Monday 7th July 2014
posted by DaveT on July 3, 2014

British Championships – after Dollar. FRA link. As ever, these may be needing alterations...
A look at the Senior Men and MV40 Team shows the absolute need for full effort in Wales. If we win there, things could happen. If you can contribute to the Team, just as important are the non-counters, as Countback may be called on, please get that entry in the post ASAP.
Race details and Entry Form.

Senior Men:-Neil – 5th : Rhys – 8th.
MV50:- Joe – 6th : Ashley – 7th
MV60:- Keith – 3rd.
MU23:- Johnny Malley – 3rd= : Jon Crickmore – 3rd=

LV40:- Jenny – 8th=.

Teams

Senior Men Team:- 2nd - ( 2nd at Dollar). One point behind Carnethy....(who could score decisively if they get to Wales...)
MV40 Team:- 2nd - ( 2nd at Dollar) – one point behind Borrowdale....
MV50 Team:- 1st - (2nd at Dollar). This gives 1st overall. Big congratulations indeed!
Senior Ladies Team:-– no team at Dollar.
LV40 Team:-– no team at Dollar.

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Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Friday 4th July 2014
posted by DaveT on June 17, 2014

As ever, so many races all over the place, but here are some of them....

Clougha Pike. Senior Results.
Buckden Pike:- results.
Whirlow Long Ultra(s):-
James Blakeley:- results.
Bosley Fete:- results
Reservoir Bogs - results.
Windy Gyle - (Cheviots) - results.
Kinder Trog:- results.
Another Whirlow:-
Trunce 5 :- results.
Riber Run:- results.
Dockray - Great Dodd - results.
Blackamoor:- results.
Tideswell:- results.

Permalink | Comments (0) | Last updated on Tuesday 1st July 2014