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Three Shires 19/09/2015

The Race Report in the current Fellrunner has unfortunately come out with old information re the date of the race.
We decided not to change from the World Champs weekend and the race will take place as per the Calendar; ie on Saturday Sept 19th.
The Calendar is right and the FellRunner is wrong.

Last drop Fell Race 2015

Ian Joslin - Astley and Tyldesley
Following an allegation that the above runner failed to enter the race, ran the course and then went home without paying we have decided to impose a ban on him entering races registered by the FRA for 3 months expiring on 15 Nov. 2015. A copy of this decision is being sent to all race organisers.

Rules for Race Organisers

It has been drawn to the attention of the FRA that there has been a violation of race rules in relation to the enforcement of mandatory kit rules at a race in 2015 and a failure to complete the FRA required checklist.  The FRA will be appointing a Race Liaison Officer to work with the Race Organiser in 2016 to avoid further problems. The FRA wishes to remind all race organisers of the importance of keeping to the Rules for Race Organisers.
Nick Harris

Causey Pike Race- cancelled

Due to the continued closure of the humpback bridge in Stair village this race will unfortunately NOT be going ahead this year as provisionally planned for the 12th of September. It will however be on as usual at the end of March 2016.

Executive Committee meeting.

The next meeting is on 6 Sept 2015. starting at 13.00 and will be held after the Guisborough race, Guisborough Rugby club, Guisborough.  
Members wishing to attend are asked to let the me know and I will send you an agenda, which will come out about 1 week before the meeting.
Nick Harris, Secretary 07956344174

Wrekin Wrecker - Change of Date

Please note that the Wrekin Wrecker, originally scheduled for 22nd November has been moved to Sunday 15th November to avoid a clash with another event.

World Masters Mountain Running Championships

September 2015  - Brochure     Programme


The FRA has held it's 2015 AGM.
We thanked retiring members for their services to the FRA: Madeleine Watson, Chair for the past 3 years but previously Treasurer, Statistician and Junior Co-ordinator; Graham Breeze, also a previous Chair and Chair of the International selection committee etc. and Duncan Richards, Junior Co-ordinator.
A list of the new Committee is set out on the FRA Committee page including how you can contact the members.  Details of a further  25 + FRA members on the various sub-Committees will be posted in the Fellrunner.
Some changes were made at the AGM to the Articles and the revised version have been posted here as have the Executive Committee report and the Annual Accounts 2014 - 15 here

Derbyshire Chevin 2 Sun 6th Sept - Race Cancelled and Replaced

The Derbyshire Chevin 2 race on Sunday 6th September has been cancelled and will be replaced with a new event on the same date - details to follow.

Andrew Heywood Memorial Windgather Race 11th October - Change of Organiser

The Windgather race has been renamed in memory of the previous organiser of the event, Andrew Heywood, who sadly died earlier this year. The race has been taken on by Julian Brown whose contact information appears in the race details here .

Orton 26th September - Change of Organiser

Please note that the organiser of the Orton race on Saturday 26th September has changed to Simon Mounsey.  Full details can be found in the race listing here.

Disciplinary Decisions

Clive Fitzpatrick aka Clive Gurzhii
This unattached runner is currently serving a ban from entering FRA registered races which was due to expire on 6 June.  Further violations of the rules have been drawn to our attention, including entering Lads Leap and Pendle Fell races under a false name and so potentially hindering the safe organisation of the race. A further ban has been imposed expiring on 13 June 2016.  A copy of this decision is being sent to all race organisers.

Long Mynd Fell Race 8.2.15

The FRA Disciplinary, Appeals and Review sub-Committee have received a complaint that Sam Burgess, ARCC, retired from the Long Mynd Fell race and then failed to report to the race organiser, as required under the rules. It has been decided to effect a 6 month ban on him entered races registered with the FRA, expiring on 5 Sept. 2015
The decision has been added to the data base of banned runners which is being sent to all race organisers.
Nick Harris

FRA Emergency Wilderness First Aid Course

For more information, please click here

Eligibility qualifications for the English Championships

1. First claim member of an English club and registered with England Athletics. Runners must be members of the FRA if they are not registered with England Athletics.
2. Member of a club outside England which is registered with the appropriate home country athletics federation but born in England or resident in England for a minimum of twelve months prior to the date of the first Championship race.
3. Unattached members of the FRA born in England or resident in England for a minimum of twelve months prior to the date of the first Championship race. 
* Runners qualifying under2. or 3. above must notify the FRA Statistician either in writing or by e-mail prior to the date of the first Championship race. 

Grasmere Senior Guides - Change of Date

The Grasmere Senior Guides Race is on the August bank holiday weekend and the date is Sunday 30th August, not as previously published.

Race Organisers - Documents

Click here to use Jim Godwin's race organiser program

FRA Hypothermia Leaflet

Can be downloaded here

FRA Radios

Monitoring runners is a vital aspect of the safe conduct of fell races and so the FRA has long had a set (6) of Motorola radios available for free loan to race organisers.
The FRA has now purchased three further sets (of 6) of a more powerful Motorola model which have much improved radio coverage.
These are available on free loan from Jon Broxap via Pete Bland Sports where they are stored.
Race organisers are urged to make use of this facility.
The FRA is committed to do all it can to ensure safety in fell races and if future demand for radios from race organisers exceeds supply then the FRA will purchase additional sets to safeguard the future of the sport.