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Arenig Fawr



Please note that this race on Sunday 2nd August 2015 is entry on the day only.


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



Forest Burn 9th August - Race Cancelled



Please note that the Forest Burn race on Sunday 9th August has been cancelled.



FRA AGM



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


Trials for the U20 and U17 teams for the Junior Home International



Trial U20: Trial for GB team for World Mountain Running Championships, Betws-y-Coed 22 August. See: http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/mountain-running-challenge/ (World Trial)

U17: 15 August, Rothay Park, Ambleside 13:00, 5km. For further information contact Duncan Richards - duncan.richards@btconnect.com



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.



Derbyshire Chevin 1 Thurs 6th Aug - Change of Venue



The venue for the Derbyshire Chevin 1 race has moved a short distance to the Bluebell Inn, Farnah Green, Belper, DE56 2UP.  The course has changed slightly, but all other details are unchanged and can be found here.



Junior Home International



This is to confirm that the England U17 (athletes born in 1999 and 2000) trial for the Junior Home International will go ahead as planned on 15 August. Some of you will be aware that Wales have moved their U17 trial to 22 August, the same day as the GB trial (senior and U20) for the World Championships, which incorporates the U20 England and Wales trials for the Junior Home International. The England U17 trial was to be held in conjunction with the Welsh trial but we feel it important to stick to the published date as people will have planned holidays around it. In addition, holding the U17 trial on a separate weekend to the GB trial will allow athletes to contest both trials should they wish to do so (the GB U20 team is open to athletes born in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999).

We will therefore organise a separate England U17 trial on 15 August in the Lake District. We will publish details shortly. There is to be an U20 England, Scotland and Wales training camp in Betws-y-Coed from 23-25 August. Invitations will be sent out in the near future. This means that athletes doing the U20 trial on 22 August will have to find somewhere to stay on the night 22/23 August. Unfortunately the hostel accommodation was unavailable for this night.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. I would be grateful if you could pass on this information to anybody you know for whom it is relevant.

Best wishes, Anne Buckley Chair of Selectors, England Mountain Running



Eccles Pike 12th Aug - Change of Organiser



The organiser of the Eccles Pike race on 12th August has changed to Matthew Simon.  Contact information is in the race details here.



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



1. Mark Davies, Mercia Fell runners – Three Peaks Race.
Following an allegation that the above runner retired from the race and then failed to return to the start and report to the race organiser, as required under the rules, we have decided to impose a ban on him entering races registered by the FRA for 3 months expiring on 15 Aug. 2015. A copy of this decision is being sent to all race organisers.
 
2. 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
 
Secretary


Tigger Tor fell race 25.2.15



The FRA Disciplinary, Appeals and Review sub-Committee has upheld a complaint in relation to the Tigger Tor fell race 25.1.15. that a runner did not enter the race but was on the course and acting in such a way that he potentially impeded the effective organisation and safety of the race.
 
We have decided to impose a 3 month ban on Clive Fitzpatrick, Stockport AC, from competing in any races registered with the FRA, expiring on 13 June 2015. Race organisers will also be informed and be sent two photographs of the runner.
 
Nick Harris
Secretary


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.