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Bluebell Race 3, 10th September - Change Of Start Time



The start time of the third Bluebell race on Sunday 10th September has been brought forward at the request of the pub landlord.  The start time is now 10am.  Full details are here.



Buttermere Shepherds' Meet - Change of Date



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.



Crab Fair Race 12th September - Changes To Details



There are some changes to the details of the new Crab Fair Race on Tuesday 12th September.  The start time has been put back by 15 minutes to 18:00, the location of the start has moved by about 200m and there are changes to distance and ascent.  All details can be found here.



Mendip Muddle 8th October - Change of Organiser/Race Contact



The organiser and race contact for the Mendip Muddle on Sunday 8th October has changed to Carol O'Leary.  Full details can be found here.



Kate Burge From Sea To Summit - Change of Start Time



This year there will be an evening event after the Kate Burge From Sea To Summit race on Saturday 14th October, with a local band, food and beer. To transition better from race to entertainment the race start is delayed to 1:30pm. Sign-on will start at 12.30pm. More information on the FRA website and on the race website.



Sedbergh Hills 20th August - Change of Organiser/Race Contact



The organiser/race contact for the Sedbergh Hills race this coming Sunday has changed to Paul Brittleton.  All other details are unchanged and can be found here.



Lakeland Country Fair Race Sunday 20th August - Change of Location and Route



The location of the Lakeland Country Fair and therefore the start and finish, and distance of the race on Sunday 20th August have changed.  Full details here.



Whitfield Village Fair Race 10th September - Cancelled



The Whitfield Village Fair Race on Sunday 10th September has been cancelled.



Simonside 16th Sept - Change of Start Time



The start time of the Simonside race on Saturday 16th September has been brought forward by half an hour to 14:00.  Full details here.



First on the Scene



What to do if you are First on the Scene of an incident on the fells -
essential reading here.


English Championships



updated after Wasdale and also for WV60 competition, see handbook for details



Ian Roberts Memorial Race - New Date



The Ian Roberts Memorial Race originally planned for March has been rescheduled and will now take place on Sunday 24th September.  Full details here.



Killer Mile, Isle Of Man 16th Aug - Change of Race Contact/Organiser



The race contact and organiser of the Killer Mile race on the Isle of Man on Wednesday 16th August has changed to Jim Reid.  There is also a slight change in the route this year.  Full details here.



Lowther Lakeland Trial 13 Aug - Change of Start Time



The start time of the Lowther Lakeland Trial has been brought forward to 11:15am.  All other details are unchanged and can be found here.



Kirkby Moor 25th November - Change of Contact/Organiser



The contact and organiser for Kirkby Moor on Saturday 25th November has changed to Hazel Tayler.  Full details here.



Viking Chase - Change of Date and Venue



The date of the Viking Chase has changed to Sunday 3rd September, and the venue has reverted to the usual location of Lordstones Cafe.  Full details can be found here.



Welfare policy - Transgender and Anti Doping



The Committee have agreed that the FRA will be following the UKA policies on Transgender - http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/media/news/2016-news-page/august-2016/03-08-16-transgender-policy/ and Anti Doping - http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/cleanathletics/rules/
 
This replaces the item in the 2017 Handbook on P 24 Apps 3 and 4 and as previously set out in the Welfare policy - http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/documents.php The policy will be updated.


FRA English Junior Championships clarification



Please click here



Eligibility criteria for the English championships



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.

Individuals

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.



Oke Croak - Change of Date



The date of the Oke Croak has changed to Saturday 26th August.  All other details are unchanged, and can be viewed here.



2017 Coaching and Leadership courses



 Have been announced.  Locations, details and application forms are available here



Race Updates



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

Race cancelled

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

Andy Butler

Fixtures Secretary



Welfare



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 (welfare@fellrunner.org.uk)



British Fell Relays



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 sarah@srowell.co.uk – 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



2017 GB Mountain Selection



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.

Sarah Rowell



Change to the WV60 championship categories for 2017



Following the discussion at the 2016 AGM, stimulated by Wendy Dodds and the subsequent polling of women members aged 50+ it has been decided to make a change to the championship categories for 2017 as follows:
 
Ranking for the WV60 category is to be calculated on points scored in up to 4 of the 6 races to be listed but only one long race will count.
 
The situation will be reviewed at the end of 2017.Members who participated are thanked for their input.


English Championship A Long Races



Calling all ROs, Clubs and potential ROs. Could you create an AL race?
 
We are down to maybe only one or two A long races worthy of being selected outside the Lake District. This is largely due to courses and/or competitor numbers being impeded by conservation work.
 
We would like the Championships to be representative of all English hill and fell terrain. Maybe you could create a new race or adapt an existing AM or BL? Bring in extra income for your club or worthy cause maybe? Please consider:
  • A challenging course, worthy of being a Championship counter.
  • Avoiding high summer, when the Lakes ALs dominate the calendar.
  • A good “clean” course with no congestion or bottlenecks (particularly at the start).
  • Good infrastructure; venue facilities, road access, parking.
  • No severe restrictions on numbers, land access. This will mainly apply in National Parks.
Please consider giving it a go. Thank you.
Jude Jepson ,
FRA. Championships.


Race Organisers - Documents



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