… Following Strava has been very interesting, a few runners chopped significant sections of the route ( up to 0.5 of a mile shorter than the rest of the field which is a significant different on a 7 mile race)
This was a part marked route and a fell race, however the shortcuts taken were opposite direction to the (part) marked route. I open this to the floor to decide what is right.
Several runners were greedy and did extra miles to ensure maximum value for money! Next year I will check point a few places
Thanks to the Greens and Nina Cameron for the start, Paramjeet Bhogal and Lesley Ransome for help with the results .
Richard G, Billy Lawrence, Keith Cooper for marshalling the course at key points.
Also to Nicola H for the offer of help.
Without this help the race couldnt go ahead.
Here’s Mark’s report on his tremendous Bob Graham Round!
Run another section of St Cuthbert’s Way courtesy of Glen McWilliams:
The Border Trail Race
Fenwick to Wooler.
1st October 9.00.am.
Runners Will be transported from Wooler via coach to Fenwick. From here they will make their way along back to Wooler along the St Cuthbert’s Way.
Finishing at Wooler bus station.
Further details on our Facebook page “the border trail race event”
Or contact Glen McWilliams
Here’s Geoff’s account of the day along with his schedule times:
Geoff’s Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2017
“Peter Moralee has this afternoon successfully completed the UTMB in 45h
07m after setting out from Chamonix at 6.30pm on friday evening.
This is Peter’s 2nd successful completion of the UTMB, his first being in
2010. This has to rank as one of Peter’s greatest successes of his many
challenges over recent years.” – Paul
Joss, Geoff and Susan
“Congratulations to Geoff Davis who notched up another successful Joss Naylor Challenge completion on Saturday. Geoff finished in 14 hours 52 minutes, well inside his allotted V60 time. Conditions were ideal with high clouds, dry footing and a cooling breeze. Geoff made the most of
them, running strongly throughout including a quick descent from Middle Fell when a sub 15 hour finish beckoned. He was supported by a team from NFR, Elvet Striders and Durham City Harriers. Joss met him at the finish – here they are with Susan on Greendale Bridge in Wasdale.”
Bob Graham Round success for Mark Clarkson in 21:13 > more on facebook
“There was an excellent turnout of 14 folk from NFR for the championship race at Sedbergh Hills on Sunday. This tough 14 miler packs in 6,000 ft of climbing. Grassy running at the start and finish gives way to muddy contouring and climbing in the middle section. The route varied from a high-level contour with views over the M6, to a runnable path up to The Calf which is the highpoint of the Howgills. Apart from being greasy underfoot, conditions were excellent with high cloud cover and a cooling breeze.
NFR ladies stole the show, winning the team prize. The 3 counters were Karen Robertson, Joanna Smith, and Henrietta Bolton Carter. Jane Briggs was also there, finishing just behind Henrietta. For the men, Roger Sillito was first home in a creditable 13th place, with Matthew Briggs not far behind.
The tea and cake went down well in the Village Hall afterwards. Many thanks to Paul Brittleton and his team for the race. If you had pre-entered, it was only £6.50 – bargain!
Results are on the race website: http://www.sedberghhillsfellrace.org/
Here are the North East Championship scores after Sedbergh Hills from Alan
Allenheads Natural Ability Fell/Trail Race
Sunday 15 October 2017 at 11am
Entry Fee £10 (£11 online) – Entries limited to 200
Starting and finishing at Allenheads, the 5.5 mile course over footpaths, bridleways and open moorland climbs high into the Northumberland North Pennines – an area of outstanding natural beauty, affording runners and spectators stunning views. Excellent refreshments available at the Hemmel Cafe and the Allenheads Inn.
Pre enter at: http://www.racenumber.co.uk/events/natural-ability-trail-race/
Entry also possible on the day