So into a New Year, with very best wishes from Carshare, for whatever our hopes should be.
Jubilee Plunge - report and results. Looks to be a mad downhill hurtle in the Clwydian Hills.
Grindleford Café Run:-
Boxing Day Bogtrot:-
Totley Two Turtle Doves - Results.
Wansfell:- a simple race, start in Ambleside, round the top and get back down. Short, sharp and hard effort indeed. Although only AS, full kit was required, understandably, and so a reminder that we takes the lot to each and every race. Results.
Guisborough Woods:- Results.
Bradfield Christmas Score:-
Stile End – Kong Winter Series:- Results.
Tour de Helvellyn:-
The Stoop - relatively benign conditions today above Haworth, not too cold and little wind. Plenty of sinking bogs around, though nowhere near as wet as sometimes it is...Results.
Kirkby Moor:- results.
David Staff Memorial -results...with a bit of fiddling around...
Kong Mini MM – Round 4:- from Hathersage. Provisional Results.
Lee Mill Relay:- can't just be seeing any official teams there, Results, but some familiar club names lining up...
Please would anyone use the new e-mail address, which is email , (if it actually gets to be working...)
Club Championships, and Club Dinner.
Harriers v Cyclists.- results.
Two Riggs – Kong Winter Series 1. Results. and a most welcome return from Joe, after injury.
Penmaenmawr - results.
Tour of Pendle. Relatively benign conditions on Pendle, apparently a bit colder up the tops. Clear, quite dry underfoot. A nasty foot injury when someone trod on some kind of metal spike high up on the hillside. Some regular familiar faces passing through the CP, all but some few with the number pinned helpfully...Results.
Arnside Knott:- results.
Peak Raid Round 3 – from Glossop. Results.
Litton Birks Loop – an appealing new race from Litton, the Litton up in Wharfedale. And it was some excellent new race, starting up a relentless slog, into a flat moorland boggy loop around the trig and a moorland tarn, and back down again. A long way to come from the Peak, but surely the organiser's B&B would suit perfectly...Results.
Wrekin Wrecker:- results.
FRA Presentation Night – in Ilkley, hosted by Pudsey. Well, everything was collected, so a little bit of asking around should make sure that everyone gets their medals.....
A host venue needed for next year, it seems.
Ilkley Afternoon Race – a suitable, sharp course here, effectively two laps of the long-established Badger Stone Relays. These Relays are named after the tragic death of Will Ramsbottom, a while back, who was a talented Pudsey runner.
Leg it Round Lathkil - results.
Lee Mill Relay - 25th November. This is a good event, from Rossendale. 4 individual legs, all the same, not high powered like the traditional autumn relays, and over a strong fell course . It might? be well worth putting out a strong set of Seniors Teams, but after that there may be a case for anyone else who wants to run getting themselves sorted into teams of matching abilities...Might someone be taking on a role of sorting out?
Grisedale Horseshoe - results.
Friday - Really Wild Boar Night Race.
OMM - Around the Black Mountains. Results. And some good ones in there...
Snowdonia Marathon - regular visitor is John Hunt, 34th and 2nd M50. Anyone else there? Results.
Grin and Bear It:- results are lurking somewhere within Facebook...
Bronte Way – a scenic linear route to Keighley. Results.
Gormire Gamble – N.Y.Moors from Sutton Bank. A pleasant enough wander around the muddy woods and pond below Sutton Bank, with a strong climb at the end from the bottom to the top....
Results - and a good first place for Chris Vanderhoven.
British Relay Championships – hosted by Ambleside, all from Grasmere. Results. On a quick look, Senior Women - 7th : WV40 - 1st : Senior Men - 5th : Senior Men "B" - need help to count it out... : MV40 - 5th : MV50 - 1st :
Leg 3 Nav Leg Map - not for the faint-hearted...
A big , most deserved thanks to Ambleside for excellent effort and organisation , and to team organisers, getting it all sorted out, and to everyone prepared to commit to running.
Rather nasty conditions at times, drizzle throughout, with very slippy rocks and grass, and a good dose of clag, which saw the demise of certain hopeful clubs.
And so to, as ever, next year, and get the date in the diary with red letters...
There is, of course, the Lee Mill Relay, in Rossendale, November 25th, which is more open to anyone getting a team together.
Wirksworth Undulator:- results.
Those completing the Lakeland Classics Series this year are:-
Rhys – 1st : Pete Davies – 2nd : John Hunt – 11th (2nd V50) : Dave Lund – 14th : Dave Sykes – 24th : Nicky – 29th (5th W and 1st W40, W50).
Team – 2nd – a distinctly closeable gap of 0.6 points on Borrowdale.
All-time list of completions.
Langdale- final Carshare League Counter, and also the final event in this Lakes Grand Prix. Remembering that Great Lakes Run, Carshare kept well clear, as for me it was potential trouble. Conditions appear to have been rough, needing to go around Stickle Tarn, as the outlet stream was in spate. Cut-off times were tightened, as a safety valve for the marshals. Results.
A lot of strong, safe (we hope...) trips round here, and a notable Classic win for Rhys.
Go Big Moor:- Results. No clubs are listed, so please let us know if you've been missed off...
Rombalds Romp – should anyone want a trip around Ilkley Moor….A decent enough wander around the Moor, forever raining, and for some of us bit more wandering than was needed...results.
Full credit to Judith for all this, no easy task...
"A few dates for next years calendar. Not completely official until they appear in next years Handbook.
Championship Races 2019
17th March – E – AS Stretton Hills (2).
6th April – E- AL Howgills race.
27th April – B- AM The Mourn Highline. Ireland.
11th May – Inter-Counties. (TBC)
25th May – B- AM Ras Y Moelwyn. Wales.
15th June –B&E- AL Great Lakes Race.
6th July – E- AM . Black Fell - (Kettlewell, and a right masterpiece...)
1st August –B- AS Creag Dhubh. Scotland.
7th September – E – AM - Derek Prince Memorial Grisedale Horseshoe.
21st Sept – E- AS Ilam.
Is on Saturday 10th November, in Ilkley.
For once, all the individual and team medallists are listed on the main FRA website, , so well worth a check to avoid any mistakes.
Hopefully plenty will be along, and get all the medals correctly collected. Once again, if anyone is holding John Hunt's medals from last year, please have a look for them...
Hodgson Brothers Relay. From Patterdale. Results. Senior Men - 5th : MVets - 2nd : Women - 4th. Deceptively warm lower down in Patterdale, but very windy up high, cold and a bit of mist lingering around. At least it was dry, the weather setting in later in the day. A dominant Keswick men's team, having the fastest pair on each Leg
Curbar Commotion - Results.
ROC Mountain Marathon - Results. Northern Lakes, above Keswick. Plenty to be sifting through here..
Results for Peris Horseshoe. A bit chilly up high, but dry and likely as good as it gets. Clear, but my intricate line off Glyder Fawr wandered all over the hillside. A very good club turnout for this classic course, and not to ignore the excellent Half Peris. No doubt Jim will elucidate further.
Fell 'n Back - results.
FRA Night -details. Saturday 10th November, in Ilkley, organised by Pusey and Bramley. With plenty of things to be awarded, to be hoped we can be well represented. Earlier we have the treat of a race around Ilkley Moor, and earlier still is the doubling up, with the Burley Moor Run
Groovy Kinder Love – another new race, and a strong AL Hayfield course. And with a 10.15am early start for anyone worried about the cut-off times. Results.
Lockton Limping – N.Y.Moors. - Results.
Fallfest – might get a visit for a newish Keighley venue.. And it was a most pleasant trip along the top of Earl Crag, above Cowling. Results.
Peak District Challenge events:-
Grindsbrook Circle runs:-
Chelmorton Chase:- Results.
English Schools Championships – from Giggleswick. Results.
Final English Championships. Please help out if I’ve got stuff wrong!
For the MV60 and W50 teams, the tables have been filled in, but it is clearly stated that there must be 4 teams completing enough counting races.
Senior Women:- Majicka – 11th :
WU23:- Ellie – 3rd=.
WV40:- Helen – 4th=
WV45:- Helen – 3rd= : Alison – 10th=
WV55:- Jane – 7th..
MU23:-– Max – 1st= : Nathan 4th :
MV45:- Spyke – 7th.
MV50:- Spyke – 4th: John Hunt – 9th .
MV65:- DT – 8th.
MV70- DT – 3rd.
Senior Women – 4th.
WV50 – 4th=
Edale – ( E ) , Buttermere – (B) , Turner Landscape (T), Cautley – (C) , Kates Race – (K)
Senior Men:- 2nd. Counting races are Edale, Buttermere, Turner Landscape, Cautley.
Counting runners are Duncan (E) , Tom (E) , Nathan (E) , Pete Davies ( E ) , Ben ( E ), Rhys (B), Josh (B) , John Hunt (B), Rob – (T)
MV50:- 2nd . Counting races are Edale, Buttermere. Kates Race, Cautley. Counting runners are Spyke – (E) , John Hunt ( E ), Mike Nolan ( E ), Dave Taylor – (B), Andy Dickenson (B), Jon Morgan (K), Steve Bell (C)
MV60 – 2nd.
British Championships. – final results. (Unlike the English, ” runners must finish in at least three races to be ranked in the Championship”. ) So all DPFR finishers are listed…
Runners who have gained scoring points in the three counting races will be awarded medals.
Senior Men:- Rhys – 2nd : Tom Saville – 25th : Josh Williams/Pete Davies – 30th= : Rob Little – 36th : Dave Taylor – 41st
MV40:- Dave Taylor – 10th : Spyke – 15th : John Hunt – 20th.
MV50:- Dave Taylor – 2nd= : Spyke – 5th : John Hunt – 9th.
Teams.– W = Tal y Mignedd , Wales: B = Buttermere Horseshoe :
Men – 3rd. ( 4th at Ben Nevis) . Counting races are Wales. Ben Nevis, Buttermere. Counting runners are Rhys (W), Josh (W) , Tom (W), Dave Taylor (W), Pete Davies (B), Max (B), John Hunt (B). Rob Little (W)
MV40 – 4th. ( 7th at Ben Nevis).
MV50 – 1st. ( 1stat Ben Nevis). Counting races are Wales. Ben Nevis, Buttermere. Counting runners are Dave Taylor (W) : Spyke (W) : John Hunt (W) : Andy Dickenson (B)
Cautley Horseshoe –final English Championship race. Results, .Thanks to so many people for representing, and team/individual positions, etc won't be that long coming. A very good, hard course, and most of the lines had been sorted out. Clear for the Women, a bit damp and misty for the men.
Just a thought, whether AS races need a cut-off time, i.e. at Yarlside summit?
There's going to be some interesting photos of the river crossing...
Relays - Hodgson Brothers and UKA Fell Relays (or whatever it's correct title is..)
No doubt thoughts must be mulling around inside heads, but as ever, please get in touch with team captains if you want to be considered, it's not their task to be messing around with things...
Lantern Pike:- results.
Peak Raid Round 1 :- 3hr and 6hr - Results.
Scafell Pike:- Results.
Three Shires:- results.
Bluebell 3 :- results.
Ian Roberts - results.
Dale Head:- results.
Stanage Struggle:- results.
Hodder Valley Show:- another Bowland show, a pity for them all that it was all a lot wet. Once the tractor enthusiasts had gone, we set off. Lots of just runnable fields, some heavy rough stuff to the top of some fell, and back the same way. Results.
Nine Edges Endurance:- Steve Matthews has kindly sent me a copy of the results, but no clubs are listed. Please let us know if you're not on DPFR results...And now official results.
Mountain Trial:- Results. for Classic, Medium - where the Women took first team prize, and Short and on this, as Lewis points out, Emily Barnett ran with Dad, Andy for a really good result; taking a big step up in distance for a great young racer.
Padfield Plum Fair:- results.
Bradley – near Skipton. Results. A pleasant enough trip up fields, tracks, stiles and a last sharp hill. And then all the way home....
Wednesday – Crab Fair – over in Western Lakeland. .Results.
Ben Nevis – the final British Championship race. Results. As to who has done what, all can await news from our Statistician….Looks a bit grim in the photos, mind. A few accidents, I fear...
Firth – from Buckden, up the opposite side to the usual Buckden Pike races. Some sensible tweaks to last year's course, to avoid some nasty, slippy limestone rocks in the wet woods. Now run in reverse, and a genuine AS course, excellent cakes at the finish. One to be looking out for....and a course worthy of Championship status. Results. (The first 20+ runners wandered, and were not listed on the results..)
Longshaw Sheepdog Trials:-
Shelf Moor:- results.
Stretton Skyline:- results.
Arnison Crag:- Mike has kindly sent the results, if anyone wants a set...
Burnsall - results.
Chipping Show:- a good agricultural show in Bowland. with access, etc, the route has changed over the years. From the showground it's a fair trip out to the fells, but once that is done, a cracking, rough at times, hard course. Results.
Dufton Show:- results.
Kong Mini MM – Round 3:- results.
Hebden Sports – near Grassington. The typical BOFRA race. Blast out of the field get up the hill, negotiate some walls and blast back down... Most unlikely that any results may emerge..
Black Combe Country Fair:- results.
Kilnsey :- the one and only......but Dark Peak runners were there none..
Barrel Inn:- results.
Pendle 3 Peaks:- results. All a good bit damp and cloudy, but nothing got worse, which meant decent running. With the route taking the same last hills as the Tour, it's getting very pathed and eroded up there....
Lakeland Country Fair:- results.
Monday – Summer
Series 11 – Pike Lowe Direct.
Harrock Hill - results.
Tryfan Downhill Dash – Carshare League Counter.
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