The Border Trail Race

race_tape-e1371633698511From Glen:

The Border Trail Race

A 14m trail race. 19 Feb 9.30 start.
Entrants park cars at Redpath yard, South Road, Wooler. NE716NJ.

>From here you will be taken to Kirk Yetholm via a bus/coach. Here the race begins!
Following the St Cuthbert’s Way back to Wooler! Finishing at Wooler bus station, Wooler High St.

A clearly marked and beautiful route through remote parts of the Cheviots.

Entry fee £10.
Full and further details on our facebook page join our group “the border trail race”

 

photo competition

Another mystery photo from John, taken 16th Jan on a fell race route: can you name the route? Sorry no prizes other than the satisfaction of getting it right. Answers to  john@johnduff.co.uk

can you name the fell race route? - photo: John

can you name the fell race route? – photo: John

Commondale Clart

NFR members Paul Hainsworth, Tony Holland, and Mark Latham at Sunday's Commondale Clart race, along with unattached runner Edmund English - photo: Mark Latham

NFR members Paul Hainsworth, Tony Holland, and Mark Latham at Sunday’s Commondale Clart race, along with unattached runner Edmund English – photo: Mark Latham

Hillforts and Headaches

Hillforts & Headaches Fell Race  Sunday 1st January 2017. (partially amended results 04/01/17)

This was to be a testing day for all concerned. My job as race organiser is to provide as safe a race that can reasonably be achieved.  There is always a risk of injury due to the nature of the sport which is why runners sign and agree to the conditions on the entry form.

Registration went well, there were one or two late entries but this can be expected. Myself and a fellow marshal had to leave 30mins before race start time to get to our position with stopwatch on top of Beacon Hill. As usual I had race route maps and notices of kit requirements spread about at registration so everyone should have seen these.

Although conditions were good in the centre of Rothbury, I knew things would be different on Beacon Hill. Continue reading