The Screes race, due to take place tomorrow (Saturday 21st October) has been cancelled due to the very bad weather that has been forecast. Please help to pass the word around runners who might have been intending to travel to the race.
The Hayfield Santa Dash that was to have been held on Sunday 3rd December has been cancelled.
An amazing 128 new members have signed up in the last ten days and we are delighted to welcome you all to the FRA.
We are especially pleased to announce that the 7000th member is Freda Summerfield who tells me that she entered the Arnison Crag fell race in August and enjoyed it so much that she decided to join. Freda has accepted complimentary membership for 2018 plus up to £100 to spend on race entry fees. We look forward to hearing all about her fell running journey in 2018. Congratulations Freda - your handbook and Summer Fellrunner are in the post.
FRA Membership Secretary
Race details in the handbook and on the FRA website incorrectly stated that the Gormire Gamble on Sunday 15th October is pre-entry only. This is to clarify that entry is only available on the day of the race. The organiser is looking forward to a good turnout.
E – Don Morrison Edale skyline (AL) 11th March
B- The Mourne Highline. N Ireland (AM) 14th April
E- Clough Head (AS) May 6th. (new race)
B- Tal y Mignedd. Wales (AS) 9th June
B/E -Darren Holloway Memorial Buttermere Horseshoe (AL) 23rd June
E – The Kate Burge Sea-To- Summit Fell Reace (IOM) (AM) 14th July
E - Turner Landscape (AM) August 12th
B - Ben Nevis. Scotland. (AM) 1st September. (be aware. The entry system may differ from previous years. details to follow)
E- Cautley Horseshoe (AS) 15th Sept
Inter-Counties - Lads Leap (AS) 19th May
Updated here after Whernside
The Vocation Mytholmroyd race has been put back by a day to Sunday 10th December. Full details can be found here.
The Cringle Hill race on the Isle of Man has been brought forward by a week and will now take place on Saturday 11th November. Full details here.
2018 race registration information will be emailed to all 2017 race organisers next week. The deadline for submission of races to be included in the handbook will be 31st October.
If you are a new organiser or have a new race for 2018, please email Andy Butler, the Fixtures Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be included in the mailing.
The organiser/race contact for the Harriers v Cyclists race on Saturday 18th November has changed to John Parkin. Full details are here.
The Buttermere Shepherds' Meet has been put back by a day and consequently the date of the race has also changed to Sunday 29th October. All other details are unchanged and can be found here.
The contact and organiser for Kirkby Moor on Saturday 25th November has changed to Hazel Tayler. Full details here.
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Eligibility criteria for the English championships including seniors; U21 and juniors. Members are asked to note that the following criteria applies to all championships as in P48 of the handbook.
1. First claim member of an English club and registered with England athletics Runners must be a member of the FRA if they are not registered with England athletics.
2. First claim member of a club outside England which is registered with the appropriate home country athletics federation and either born in England or have been resident in England for a minimum of twelve months prior to the date of the first championship race.
3. Members of the FRA who are not members of a club registered with England athletics but either born in England or have been resident in England for a minimum of twelve months prior to the date of the first championship race.
Runners qualifying under 2 or 3 above must notify the FRA statistician either in writing or by e mail prior to the date of the first championship race
Clubs must be affiliated to England Athletics.
Have been announced. Locations, details and application forms are available here
The following changes have been made to races since the handbook went to press. The details on the website always show the most up to date information we have:
Sat 15th April. Fron Four
This is a N Wales Championship counter, not Moelwyn as indicated on page 55 of the handbook
Sun 14th May. Gt Whernside Juniors.
Change of start time to 12 noon (NOT 14:00)
Sun 18th June. Great Lakes
Change of date (was 17th June)
Sun 2nd July. Fountains
Sun 10th Dec. Litton Christmas Cracker
Change of organiser tel no. to 01298 605092. No entries on day.
In addition to these races. There are about a dozen races that were registered after the handbook went to press, and these can be found by searching here, or reading the updates section in future Fellrunners
Following the FRA committee meeting on 4/12/16 and in light of recent publicity surrounding historical sexual abuse at football clubs, the committee clarified that any allegations of a similar nature within the sport of fell running will be taken extremely seriously and investigated appropriately.
We have already liaised with UKA and an update and explanation of his role will be provided by the newly appointed Welfare Officer in the Spring Fellrunner.
Any enquiries should be directed to Ed Gamble (email@example.com)
After the success of the 2016 British Fell relays in Scotland, 2017 will see the relays return to North Wales, hosted once again by Eryri Harriers, on 15th October.
To ensure the continued success of the event as a truly British championship we are keen to have an English venue for 2018. I am aware there are a couple of clubs who are looking into the feasibility of acting as the host, but at this stage nothing has been confirmed. If any individuals or clubs are interested in being involved in putting on this great event, please do get in touch with me firstname.lastname@example.org – either to discuss what is required or to get hold of the event guidelines.
I am sure I am not alone in hoping we can find an English host to continue to great tradition of the event
The 2017 GB mountain running selection criteria can now be found under the international page. Due to the World Championships being held much earlier (end of July) in 2017, the selection policy is different to previous years. We envisage this being a one off.
Click here to use Jim Godwin's race organiser program