The FRA Library


Books may be borrowed from the FRA Library by any FRA member, providing the borrower covers the cost and material needed for delivery of the book from the FRA, and back to the FRA. Requests for books should be accompanied by stamped and addressed packaging which is suitable for the size, weight and protection of the book. Dimensions and weights of the library books are given in the table below. – dimensions are in centimetres, and weights are in grams.

Note that the standard period for borrowing a book is 28 days, and it is expected that a book will be returned by the expiration of this period. Books may be renewed by email, post or telephone (see details for the FRA Secretary on the Committee page) providing the book is not subject to a request by another member.

The exception to this is the FRA copy of Stud Marks On The Summits by Bill Smith which was considered too valuable to lend in this way. Fortunately, Bill has granted us permission to hold an electronic copy of the work on the website, which is available here.


Title Author Publisher Width Length Thickness Weight
25 Years of Black Combe Runners Various Private Publication 24 17 0.1 250
42 Peaks - The Story of the BGR 1982 Edn Roger Smith Private Publication 15 21 0.5 80
42 Peaks - The Story of the BGR 1992 Edn Roger Smith Private Publication 15 21 0.5 80
42 Peaks - The Story of the BGR 2007 Edn Roger Smith Private Publication 15 21 0.5 100
An Introduction to Trail and Fell Running Keven Shevels Trailguides 15 21 0.5 90
Bingley Harriers & AC The Story So Far Mick Watson Private Publication 21 15 0.1 180
Downhill Techniques for Off-Road Runners Keven Shevels Trailguides 15 21 0.5 70
Fell and Hill Running Norman Matthews & Dennis Quinlan BAF 17 24 1.0 230
Fifty Years Running (History of LDMT) Lake District Mountain Trial Lake District Mountain Trial 15 21 0.5 150
Improve Your Running Skills Susan Peach Usborne 15 21 0.5 110
Joss Keith Richardson River Greta Writer 23 29 3.0 1400
Joss Naylor MBE was here Joss Naylor KLETs, Braithwaite 12 17 0.5 40
Judith's Run Philip Taylor Private Publication 15 21 0.5 200
Lakeland Trails Tony Wimbush Mountain Dawn 15 22 1.0 200
Long and Ultra Distance Off-Road Running Stuart Ferguson Trailguides 15 21 0.5 60
Moorland Challenge Tony Wimbush Ernest Press 16 22 1.0 230
Mountain Marathon Preparation Stuart Ferguson Trailguides 15 21 0.5 60
Navigation for Off-Road Runners Stuart Ferguson & Keven Shevels Trailguides 15 21 1.0 240
Off-Road Running Sarah Rowell Crowood Press 17 24 1.0 350
Orienteering for Fitness and Pleasure Sarah Rowell Crowood Press 17 24 1.0 350
Orienteering for Fitness and Pleasure Norman Harris World's Work/Sun Times 11 18 1.0 70
See How They Run (Holmfirth History) G.Ellis, N.Berry, J.Buckingham Private Publication 22 30 5.0 2460
Staying The Distance Rob Grillo Private Publication 15 21 1.5 260
Stud Marks On The Summits Bill Smith Private Publication Only available for viewing on FRA website
Terrain Training for Off Road Runners Stuart Ferguson Trailguides 15 21 1.0 120
The Best of the Fells Peter Hooper Lulu 11 18 2.0 230
The Round Peter Travis Private Publication 11 18 1.5 200
The Welsh Three Thousand Foot Challenges Roy Edward Clayton & Ronald Turnbull Grey Stone Books 13 19 1.0 120
Uphill Techniques for Off-Road Runners Keven Shevels Trailguides 15 21 0.5 80