Having pored over the FRA calendar Mike Robinson has selected the twelve races that will comprise the 2018 Carshare League. There are four long, four medium and four short races. Points are scored as a percentage of the winner’s time, with your best five scores to count.
Mike won last year’s Carshare League quite convincingly and so the quite magnificent Carshare League Coffee Pot will sit on his mantlepiece for the rest of the year, or it will as soon as I get it to him. Greg Rimmer was the vets winner and, not for the first time, Keith Holmes was nominated as the honorary woman, as no real women achieved the required five race threshold.
2017 Carshare League table
Pos Name Category Races Points Per Race
1 Mike Robinson M45 5 404.35 80.87
2 Greg Rimmer M55 6 367.75 72.08
3 Jim Paxman M55 5 355.38 71.08
4 Keith Holmes M60 5 328.22 65.64
The 2018 race selections include the three non-English British Championship races, has five Lakeland races, three Welsh races, and one in each of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Howgills and the Pennines. One of the races involves no climbing what so ever.
These are the races…
27 Jan 2018 Blakes Heaven (AS) Lakes Entry on the day
18 Feb 2018 Stybarrow Dodd (AS) Lakes EOD
7 Apr 2018 Coledale Horseshoe (AM) Lakes EOD or pre-entry which is preferred (and cheaper!)
14 Apr 2018 Mourne Highline (AM) Northern Irish British Championship race – Pre-entry only which is already open
27 May 2018 Helvellyn and the Dodds (AL) Lakes – EOD
9 Jun 2018 Tal y Mignedd (AS) Welsh British Championship race – Pre-entry opens 1st March, also EOD according to the FRA calendar
21 Jul 2018 Ingleborough (AM) Pennines - EOD
19 Aug 2018 Sedbergh Hills (AL) Howgills – Pre-entry or EOD
24 Aug 2018 Tryfan Downhill Dash (AS) Wales – EOD
1 Sep 2018 Ben Nevis (AM) Scottish British Championship race – Pre-entry opens 4th February.
29 Sep 2018 Peris Horseshoe (AL) North Wales
13 Oct 2018 Langdale Horseshoe (AL) Lakes – Pre-entry opens 1st July
The newly polished Carshare League coffee pot