Yukon Arctic Ultra - starts January 30th. I knows nothing about this, "Quite simply the world's coldest and toughest ultra. 430 miles of snow, ice, temperatures as low as -40°C and relentless wilderness, the MYUA is an incredible undertaking."
There appear to be softer touches at 100mile and 300 mile.
Fresh from that triviality up the Pennine Way, Steven Jones might be needing an extra jersey up there, it seems. Might we well be watching those dots once more?
Hoofstones – by Todmorden. Perfect conditions here - wet sloshy bogs, clag, and featureless moorland. All is simple until the trig point, and despite numerous pre-race and post-race discussions, there is now't much better than getting the compass out, head off into somewhere and hope to land out at the CP on the other side. Pete Davies will have upset the locals by winning on their home patch...Results.
Tigger Tor:- next in the 50@50 Series. Results.
The Spine, and the Half Spine....and it don't look to be easy going.....For those following the dots, Stephen Jones is 177.....and thankfully safely finished
Ashurst Beacon:- Results. A timely return to action from John Hunt.....
Peak Raid – Event 4:- Calver. Results.
Stanbury Splash:- Results. three swollen streams, mud and slosh all over, and most relieved not to be heading to Kirk Yetholm....
Very best wishes from Carshare for a healthy, safe New Year.
Saturday 28th - Bradfield Boundary Run:-
Sunday - Moz's Birthday Run:-
Auld Lang Syne:- Results.
New Year's Day:-
Captain Cook's Races - the first of the 50 at 50 Series. Results. With 449 runners, the idea is clearly attractive. This year it will replace the Carshare League, and as for next year......
The next event in the Series looks to be Tigger Tor...
Nine Standards:- Results.
The Stoop:- there's wet, boggy, right boggy, sinking and after that comes The Stoop. Previous heavy rain, new overnight snow had soaked these Haworth Moors, bleak at the best of times. Never mind , we just gets on with it...Results
Peak Raid 3 – Event 3 – Grindleford. - Results.
Lakeland Classics 2019. Final Results. We had 7 runners completing the series, Pete Davies, Lova Chechik, Dave Sykes, Nicky Spinks, Ed Richardson, Jim Paxman, Alison Wainwright. Positions and etc are on the all-time list of completions, here.
Lee Mill Relay – every opportunity to get a team out for this…Results. No designated DPFR teams, but several individual appearances.
Kong Mini MM – Round 4:- from Saddleworth. Results. for this, and for the series.
Tour of Pendle:- one of the more lenient Pendle days, as the early rain faded away, even the mist cleared. Prizes were done by the time I managed to return, so not a clue as to what resulted. At least it wasn't one of us with a number on the back of a rucsac.....Results.
Harriers v Cyclists:- Results.
Litton Birks Loop – an absolute gem, up Wharfedale. And indeed a real gem. Start up the limestone slippery stuff, higher up into gritstone slippery stuff, around the top on a peaty squelching wander around somewhere, get down without crashing, and retire to the pub. Just some pity it’s a bit away from Peakland.. .Results.
Orton - Results from ages back.
Sadly, it is reported that Barry Blyth passed away last night, in hospital. I’m one of so many who will miss him enormously. Please could anyone let me know of any funeral arrangements…..
Tour of Pendle:- with the usual carpark at Barley being closed, there is now a reduced entry 0f 300. Anyone who's not entered might need a bit of a hurry, and best sort out some sharing of transport.....
Shepherd’s Skyline:- Results.
Dunnerdale – and FRA Presentation Night. Results.
Elidir Fawr - Results. , from September....
Black Lane Ends – Results. a most welcome revival of an old established race, near Skipton, and unusual for fell stuff, a three lap hard course. The venue was an excellent hostelry, high on the moors somewhere, in the cold wet and mist - back to the essence of fell-running. Tried and tested sticky labels, entry on the day, and a totally biased prize-giving, with the pub being near the Lancashire/Yorkshire border... Sadly Carshare was lapped, but managed to keep ahead of Andy Holden's "Grim Reaper" .
Lockton Limping – N.Y.Moors. Results.
Peak Raid 3 – Round 1 – Alstonefield. Results.
Results for British Relay Championships:- As an onlooker it seemed that everything came together most efficiently, and that means deserved compliments to anyone involved in the organisational side, and to the many runners who heeded advice, to help things flow so well. And even decent weather. Team results can well be decided and reported on by the main website.
Langdale- the final Lakeland Classic . Results. Not easy conditions, but it's often much worse. A bit of rain early on, enough mist to sort out them unsure of the way, the usual swamps across Martcrag Moor, and ample slippy rocks.
Go Big Moor:- Results. Another of those with no club listed, so please help us out if you've been ignored...
Pentland Skyline - Results.
Hodgson Brothers Relay:- Results. Men - 3rd, after Keswick and Ambleside : Women - 2nd , close on Helm Hill : MVets - 5th, after Bingley, Borrowdale, Helm Hill and Ambleside. A bit damp, slippy and murky?
Curbar Commotion:- Results... with no showing of clubs, so please tell us when you have been missed off....
Saltergate Gallows:- Results.
English Schools Fell Championships:- from Giggleswick School. Results.
Results for Peris Horseshoe. Yet another different start, a path through the lower quarries, joining the erstwhile zigzags, and then the usual seek of Elidir Fawr. On the early start we got a battering here, wind and rain, but that passed by, just slippy rocks and mist to Pen y Pass. For the full course Lliwedd was avoided. Another very good travelling set of runners from the club.
World Masters - details. down at the right bottom of Italy this year...I’ve not found any full results yet, but there looks to be wins for Adam Osborne, Colin Donnelly and Geoff Howard
Fell n’ Back:-
Bradfield 6 by 6 :-
Firth – a recommended event from Buckden…was cancelled, due to a lack of pre-entries.
This stuff is in no way official, so please don’t be trusting it….A medal is gained if you have scored points in a counting race...
British Championships 2019
Creag Dhubh = (CD): Great Lakes = (GL) : Ireland = (MH) : Moelwyns = (MW).
Senior Women – 3rd
Counting Races:- Creag Dhubh : Great Lakes : Ireland.
Counting Runners – Judith (CD) : Nicola (CD) : Ellen (CD) : Sarah (GL) : Sally (GL) : Megan (MH) : Grace (MH).
Senior Men – 3rd
Counting Races:- Creag Dhubh : Great Lakes : Ireland .
Counting Runners – Max (CD) : Josh (CD) : Tom (CD) : Oli (CD) : Will (CD) : Rhys (GL) : Pete Davies (GL) : Lova (MH) : Dave Taylor (MH).
MV40 – 1st
Counting Races:- Creag Dhubh : Great Lakes : – Moelwyns .
Counting Runners – Dave Taylor (CD) : Oli (CD) : Will (CD) : Spyke (CD) : Jon (GL) : John Hunt (MW) : Kris Groom (MW).
MV50 - 2nd
Counting Races:- Creag Dhubh : Great Lakes : – Ireland .
Counting Runners – Dave Taylor (CD) : Spyke (CD) : Simon (CD) :Jon (GL) :
English Championships 2019
Great Lakes = (GL) : Stretton = (SH) : Howgills = (H) : Ilam = (I) : Black Fell = (BF) : Grisedale = (GH)
Senior Women – 3rd
Counting Races:- Great Lakes : Howgills : Black Fell : Ilam.
Counting Runners – Judith (BF) : Sarah (GL) : Sally (H) : Megan (H) : Majka (H) : Sarah (GL)
W40 – 2nd
Counting Races :- Howgills : Great Lakes : Black Fell : Ilam
Helen (SH) : Nicky (SH) : Nicola (SH) : Judith (G).
Senior Men – 2nd
Counting Races:- Stretton Hills : Howgills : Black Fell : Ilam.
Counting Runners – Max (S) : Josh (S) : Tom (S) : Oli (H) : Will (S) : Rhys (S) : Nathan (BF) :
MV50 - 2nd
Counting Races:- Great Lakes : Black Fell : Grisedale : Ilam.
Counting Runners – Dave Taylor (G) : Spyke (BF) : John Hunt (BF) : Jon (BF) : Joe (G) : Mike Nolan (I)
WU23:- Ellen – 2nd : Ellie – 6th : Emily – 8th..
Senior Women:- Sally – 10th : Judith – 11th.:
W40:- Judith – 3rd= : Helen – 9th
WV45:- Judith – 4th : Helen – 7th : Nicola – 9th::
WV50:-: Judith – 1st :Nicola – 5th : Nicky – 7th.
WV55:- Jane – 4th.
MU23:-–: Nathan – 1st : Max – 2nd : Joe Law – 9th=.
SeniorMen:-: Max – 8th : Tom – 11th.
M40:- Will – 9th.
M45:- Spyke – 8th.
MV50:- Spyke – 4th= : John Hunt – 7th : Jon Morgan – 8th.:
M55:- Joe – 6th.
MV60 – Dave Allen –6th=.
M65:- Keith –4th : Stewart – 5th.
MV70- DT – 4th=
Senior Women – 3rd= ( 1st at Ilam ) .
Counting races are : Howgills : Great Lakes: Black Fell : Ilam.
WV40:- 2nd ( no score at Ilam.
Counting races are : Stretton : Howgills : Black Fell : Ilam.
Senior Men:- 2nd (2nd at Ilam ) .
Counting races are :Stretton : Howgills : Black Fell : Ilam.
MV40:- 4th ( 3rd at Ilam) . Missing out to Helm Hill on Countback.
MV50:- 2nd ( 2nd at Ilam) ..
Counting races are :Great Lakes : Black Fell : Grisedale : Ilam.
Ilam National Trust – Final English Championship:- results. At long last a Championship course in the White Peak, and an excellent course at that. Everything very well organised. There were downpours on the trip down, but it stayed fair for the Women, and some rain later on wasn't much to worry about. Three sharp climbs, with some slippery stepping stones and limestone rocks. So that ends the 2019 Championship campaigns, outcomes will soon be revealed - though a first team result from the Women won't be doing any harm. In time next year's races will emerge.
Relays here we come. and The Nav Leg at Fairholmes...bring on the clag....and trust that Abbey Brook isn't in spate, as once it was....
British Mountain Running Championships – Lanberis :- results
Lantern Pike:- and none of us there....Results. (unless we get the winner to return from Isle of Man...)
Peak District Challenge:-
Three Shires:- Results.
Chelmorton Chase:- most of the results.
Glencoe Skyline - Results.
Nine Edges Endurance:-enormous thanks to Steve Matthews for the Results.
Scafell Pike:- Carshare League Counter. Results.
Tour of Bradwell:- Results.
Elidir Fawr:- Results.
Mountain Trial:- from Langdale - Results.
Bluebell 3:- Results.
Stanage struggle:- Results.
Monday – Summer Series 12 – Simple Strines:-
Crunch time, and the last event on our doorstep. and the best possible selection trial for the forthcoming Relays? With weak races getting dropped, so many possible outcomes for individuals and teams. We can only turn out in strength and do us best.
WU23:- Ellen – 2nd: Ellie – 6th .
Senior Women:- Judith – 10th= : Sally – 13th.
W40:- Judith – 5th : Helen – 7th : Nicky- 11th : Nicola – 12th=.
WV45:- Helen – 4th= : Judith – 7th : Nicola – 8th :: Nicky – 11th.
WV50:-: Judith – 1st :Nicola – 4th : Nicky – 6th
WV55:- Jane – 4th.
MU23:-–: Nathan – 1st : Max – 2nd : Joe Law – 9th=.
Senior Men:-: Max – 6th= : Tom – 6th=.
M40:- Will – 8th
M45:- John Hunt – 11th.
MV50:- John Hunt – 5th : Spyke – 7th= : Jon – 13th.
M55:- Joe – 6th
MV60 – Dave Allen – 4th
M65:- Keith –4th=
MV70- DT – 4th : Ken – 10th.
Senior Women – 3rd= ( 3rd at Grisedale ) .
WV40:- 1st ( 3rd at Grisedale :) .
Senior Men:- 2nd ( 3rd at Grisedale) .
MV40:- 4th ( 4th at Grisedale) .
MV50:- 2nd= ( 2nd at Grisedale) ..
Grisedale Horseshoe – English Championship.Men's Results. and Women's Results.
Excellent running conditions, pleasantly warm, no wind and clear. For those of us plodding at a more sedate pace, ample time to be looking around at the full range of Lakeland Fells. A bit sloshy on some of the drops, and as for that hill......
Once again , totally marvellous club support. Nathan was first MU23, Jude - 1st W50, and apart from that, not a clue and too weary to be sorting anything out...
Ben Nevis:- Results.
Yr Eifl – on the Llyn Peninsula, and a potential Classic?
Padfield Plum Fair:- Results.
Trunce 9:- Results.
Longshaw Sheepdog Trials:-
Gladstone 9 - North Wales Coast somewhere.... Results.
Blackshaw Head:- Well might the venue be remembered with cold, hanging around fondness, as the start of Calderdale Leg 4. It is still cold, wet and windswept, for the village fete. A good little event, passing somewhere along the Pennine and Calderdale Ways. Results.
Castle Carr – Carshare League Counter:- Results.
Shelf Moor:- Results.
Loweswater Show:- was cancelled...
Stretton Skyline:- Results.
Monday – Summer Series 11– Pike Lowe Direct:-
Burbage Summer Sharpener 3 :-
Great Longstone - Results.
And then Grisedale Pike….
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