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With Championship race Stretton Hills drawing near, some good races are around the weekend after this (23rd/24th), High Cup Nick, Hoppits Hill, and Ilkley Moor..….just have a check of pre-entry needs....
New Chew – is cancelled.
Stretton Hills - Championship. No sign of entries just yet, but here is a route description, and a map. All the more reason to be partaking of the Carshare League this weekend....
"An Organisers plea to all of you" - this link , within the report from Mercia's Cannock Chase Trig Points Race, is worth a read, and the crunch importance of filling in the registration entry form accurately, and of making your number, pinned on where required, easily readable to any marshals.
Winter Half Tour of Bradwell:- Results. A most welcome report from Greg...”Storm force winds on the tops and heavy rain were promised but didn’t really materialise for the race but the short course was never really a consideration with the high points on the course being visited only briefly. A slight change to the finish of the route meant that this ‘not to be under-estimated 16 miler’ was in fact just short of 18 miles with an extra big climb just before the finish. The route change went down well, certainly with the Dark Peak contingent, first 3 men (well done Adam, Craig and Tom), Helen clocking in for a prize along with Mike Nolan (first V50) and Jane Crowson (first LV50). The consensus after the event was the last climb was a worthy addition to an already fine route and that the rolls and soups were mighty good. Same second Saturday in Feb next year, thanks.
Long Mynd Valleys:- the next Carshare league counter….Results. a most impressive turnout here, Carshare League points being a decisive factor, no doubt. Tom just missing out by six seconds, closely followed by a most strong pack, and Dave Allen enters the ancient's category with success....
Rogaine 2 – Cutthroat Bridge:-
Stybarrow Dodd:- Results.
Wadsworth Trog:- Results.
Runners and Riders – a new Wharfedale race, for Ted Mason’s 40th birthday. Bikes and runners set off together. Hopefully a return for Carshare….but not yet driving....And it was a gem of a race. Bikes and runners set off up the hillside, rolled around the top lands in the lying snow, to find a ravine, and then back down the hillside to finish. Results.
Rombalds Stride – the traditional first long event up here, around Ilkley Moor….
Mickleden Straddle:- Results.
Kong Mini MM – from Capel Curig - Results.
The Spine. Lots to be following here, Jasmin has done well, , and Steven Jones has safely finished. Enormous respect to everyone out there.
Hoofstones – Carshare League. News eagerly awaited, and is now on DPFR results. Results.
The Spine sets off on Sunday, up to Kirk Yetholme, and the Spine Challenger, to Hawes, on the Saturday. Us lesser mortals can be following it all with stuff on the website, and our DPFR participants
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.
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