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Although the Bradley Show is cancelled the fell race will still go ahead. See website www.bradleyfellrace.org.uk for details
Please note - The Falstone Falcon is on the 24th August 2019.
Groovy Kinder Love on 14th September 2019 has been cancelled
Manx Wilderness Challenge is now 31st August; Narradale is now 14 September; Glen Mona has alreday taken place
The FRA have been considering how we can better educate all runners about the absolute no-no rules of fell running. Massive thanks to Jim Tyson from Ambleside who has come up with this poster which will be displayed at all fell races in the near future. Please take a moment to read and comply and help to keep this great sport safe and enjoyable for everone.
All information for the 2019 British Fell Relays can be found at https://britishfellrelays2019.org.uk. Entries open at 00:01 on Monday 5th August
The Shittern Santa Saunter on 8th December 2019 has been cancelled
FRA Junior Championship- the hoody and t shirt shop is now open for business! Free t shirts for at least 4 races done, hoody for 6. Please note that because of the gap between the last race and the junior do, we're on a tight deadline for the hoodies orders. I'm discussing extending that but for now please proceed on the basis that you get your orders in immediately after the last race. Link to the shop
The date of the Fell Trail CiRF 15 course in August has changed from 17/18th to 3/4th - same venue (Mytholmroyd, near Hebden Bridge) and that is it is weekend 1 with participants then choosing to attend a weekend 2 on either the 7/8th Sept or 21/22nd September and an assessment day of either 26th or 27th October.
The RPMRT Boulsworth Hill race has had to be postponed to 23rd October due to access issues. Other details unchanged
Alistair Kent (unattached) of Hindhead, Surrey has been given a 6-month ban for providing false information (previous race experience) to a race organiser.
The ban will run from 1st April to 30th September 2019 inclusive.
The BOFRA Charity Relays are moving to Sunday 22nd September 2019 to avoid clashing with the Up the Nab junior champs. race. All other details will remain the same.
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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)