Membership - Now Due
You will need to submit new membership forms for 2018, if you've not already done so.
Membership is open to runners from the age of 10, for the many and varied fell running related activities that the membership arranges, and of course the honour of wearing the coveted brown vest in local and national events.
There were a few problems with championship counters as a result of the lack a a bank account in 2017. For 2018, it would be good to get the membership renewals in early to avoid any panics.
FRA Championship rules for 2018 require:
For a club member to score individual points in the Championship and for the club, they need to be either a member of the FRA, or registered with EA (for the club). FRA membership comes with t-shirt and hoody for race completion. EA registration is required for international events.
Club events and social runs
Keep your eye on the calendar for upcoming Junior events.
We are planning to have another wild camp in the summer and hopefully there will be a navigation day.
Please let Lewis know if you'd be keen to lead a meet. We'll give you all the support you need to do so safely and effectively. Its organiser's privilege to name the date and location.
Blackamoor Chase Race. 14th June, 7:30pm. The race has been shortend to 6.7km and so is now open to 14 years and over. http://www.totleyac.org.uk/races-2/blackamoor
Junior Membership policy - What is a Junior Membership?
Trips, runs and meets Junior events only happen because someone chooses to organise one. So if you would like to see a Junior event happen, please get in contact with Lewis and we can work out a plan.
Drills and Intervals - Mam Tor 10/03/2018
Another training session led by Helen Elmore. The format lent itself very well to all abilities so there were quite a number of young aspirant members in attendance. Everyone had an enjoyable time and some fun with a series of drills to encourage good form through out a run. This was followed by short hill intervals run in relay pairs. The older juniors finished off with a run over Mam Tor. All of this exercise was followed by a cafe stop in Hope.
Longshaw in the snow 11/02/2018
The run may have started in the jaws of a blizzard, but there were a good number of juniors determined to go for a run. It looks like the future of the Warts may be assured.The location had to be changed 24 hours in advance so that people could actually get to the start!
Navigation Run - Langsett 10/12/2017
December’s Junior run was planned with something a bit different in mind to avoid an exposed morning on the high moors in the depths of winter. Ian Winterburn was immensely generous in offering a navigation session. An unfortunate clash with Sheffield Junior schools cross country meant there were a few who couldn’t attend. The weather forecast made it look a little doubtful for all on Thursday/Friday, but Saturday was clear and (very) cold. As the only Junior attendees, Eddie and Mia got personal, high quality teaching from Ian and followed a laid out course through the woods into the Little Don valley. The packhorse team followed on behind, with bags of spare gloves, clothing and hot drinks. The running was good and varied: wood land tracks, (a few) warting trods, open ground and moorland trails. The navigation challenges were excellently planned. Afterwards, we retired to the spotty café to warm up.
Drills and Intervals - Mam Tor 04/12/2017
A good sized group turned out for Helen's drills and intervals run at Mam Tor. Instead of the previous format of go for a social run. Helen planned out a set of drills the provide an introduction to good running form, followed by some short hill intervals. The drills were run on the old road, half way up Mam Tor and the intervals made good use of a sheltered little valley on the edge of the land slip debris. The format enabled everyone to work had, stay warm and keep together in a sociable group.
2018 Championship races
The FRA Junior Championships races have been announced on Fellrunner.org.
The 2018 English Junior champs races will be:
March 25th – Todd Cragg (Ambleside AC organised)
April 14th – Blacko, Lancs (Trawden AC)
May 19th – Malham (KCAC)
May 26th – West Nab (Holmfirth AC), also Yorkshire Junior Champs race
June 16th – Clougha Pike (Bowland Fell Runners)
June 30th – Up the Nab (near Glossop), and Junior Inter Counties competition (Buxton AC)
Dates and venues for Junior do and English Schools to be confirmed.It would be really good if we could get some reccy runs in, certainly for the closer events. So it would be good to plan in trips to Holmfirth and Glossop before May/June.