Registration for 2019 races has started - if any organiser hasn't received an email with the link to the form please let me know at email@example.com
Entries are now open at www.esfrc.org for the English Schools Fell Running Champs at Giggleswick School on 23 Sept. Entries can be made by schools and parents (if the school isn't making an entry). Each runner will receive a branded shoe bag this year rather than t shirt (it's easier to resource and administer and will be something different). Please ensure that the school name is accurately entered for the team competition
Robert Simpson of Shettlestone Harriers has received a two month ban for retiring from a race (Darren Holloway Memorial Race) and failing to inform the race organiser. This is a contravention of Rule 5.
The dunnerdale race on Saturday 10th November is now pre-entry only, and the race contact/organiser has changed to John Millen. Full details here.
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It is with regret that the organiser has cancelled the Salcombe Coastal Marathons scheduled for Saturday 5th May and Saturday 20th October due to ill health.
The organiser/race contact for the Dunnerdale race on Saturday 10th November has changed to Jamie Baron and registration will now be at the Broughton Mills Village Hall. Full details of the race here.
Each year club membership secretaries complete and submit a return to England Athletics - read more
In response to a question raised by one club other clubs may want to note the following statement.
- Eligibility for English Juniors over U13 is the same as for English Senior Champs. Younger age groups in the Challenge only have to be members of the club they run for.
- Individuals must be registered with EA or members of the FRA. Some clubs only register (i.e. pay for) members who request it – it is not necessary for a club to pay EA for a member who is has already joined the FRA. If a runner is registered with EA eligibility is the same no matter which club paid the registration fee.
- Runners can only count for their first claim fell club, but the inflexibility in the EA/UKA system of administering first/first claim other can cause problems. The FRA Rules (Handbook page 14) has been amended for 2018 to read
“d. Team eligibility. Runners may count for a team for their first claim fell running Club only. This Club must be affiliated to England Athletics or other National Association. For runners who are simultaneously members of two clubs, in the event of ambiguity over which club has ‘first claim’ status an appeal should be made to the Membership Secretary at the start of the season”
The FRA has made a request for a rule change on this issue which is going through the EA/UKA process at the moment, but with no certainty that our proposals will be accepted.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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