For details on coaching courses please click here
The organiser of this race has changed to Dave Sargent. Updated details here.
There is a smart new website for the British Inter Counties Fell Running Championships 2015 here. Inter Counties teams must be pre-entered, but entries will be available on the day for the open categories. This is a great opportunity to race in the area that is being used for the World Masters and World Mountain Running Championships in September. Full details of the event can be found on the event website.
There are some further changes to the "Not The Peat Pits Wood 2" race which replaced "The Peat Pits Wood" race on Sunday April 5th. The venue has changed again, to The Bluebell Country Inn & Restaurant, Farnah Green, and the start time has been brought forward to 10:30. See the listing here for full information. Unfortunately it won't be possible to hold any junior races.
After Flower Scar - here
Due to the closure of the humpback bridge to all vehicles and pedestrians for emergency structural repairs in Stair Village, the Causey Pike Fell Race will be unable to go ahead on Saturday the 28th March. The race will go ahead this year once the bridge is fixed and provisionally will be Saturday September 12th but this will be confirmed as soon as possible and once we have a further update from County Highways. All other details for the race remained unchanged. Please visit www.keswickac.org.uk for further details and updates.
Dan Barton and John Nichol - Race Organisers
The date of the Last Drop Loop has been brought forward by a week to Saturday 20th June. All other details are unchanged.
The Fell Runner editor, Richard Reeve, is unable to continue in post due to other pressures. The FRA Committee is therefore looking for a new Editor with immediate effect. The post mainly involves ensuring that three copies of the FR are produced each year. The Editor is supported by a small team of FRA members who help gather photographs; collate the results etc. Typesetting and printing is done commercially.
The Editor is a member of the FRA Committee, which meets about 4 times a year and the Communication sub-Committee. You will need to be co-opted onto the Committee until the AGM.
If you are interested in applying you are welcome to contact Richard Reeve…… and you can obtain a copy of the application form for the post from Nick Harris, Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org 07956344174
Unfortunately the Wharmton Dash which was scheduled for Sunday 28th June, has been cancelled as date of the Saddleworth Show has been changed.
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The date of this race has been changed to Sunday 16th August and is part of the Lowther Show. All other details are unchanged.
More information here
Application forms available here.
Two additional races have been included in this event for 2015. There is a short route (20.8km/1520m ascent) and a relay for three runners that takes in the full Buttermere Horseshoe route. See http://www.c-f-r.org.uk/node/3563 for more details.
The Grasmere Senior Guides Race is on the August bank holiday weekend and the date is Sunday 30th August, not as previously published.
The date of the Hairy Dog race has been changed to Monday 31st August.
Moel Tryfan has been brought forward to 7th March.
The date of the David Bell Memorial race has been changed to Sunday 15th March. All other details are as previously published.
If you’ve previously paid for membership by standing order PLEASE CANCEL IT if you’ve not already done so.
If your standing order is still in place the banking system will take the old subscription amount from your account come what may, and will then keep it until it sees fit to return it to you. The old FRA subscriptions account no longer exists and so the payment will definitely be returned to you, but perhaps not as quickly as you’d like.
For any issues or questions please contact the Treasurer (address as per Handbook).
A note has been produced by the FRA following issues raised by Race Organisers earlier in 2014. The production of the note involved direct consultation with both the UKA and the insurers by FRA member Graham Wadsworth, who has a lifetime of experience working in the insurance industry but who is now a retired insurance broker. It is now on the Race Organiser page of the FRA website.
Entries have opened today for the 2015 Bradda Niarbyl English and Manx Championship race on the Isle of Man on Saturday 11th July 2015. Entry is via the Manx Fell Runners website: http://manxfellrunners.org/bradda
Click here to use Jim Godwin's race organiser program
Can be downloaded here