Race Route Maps

I’ve put all race route file versions (jpg,pdf,gpx,kml) into one downloadable zip file (which now includes a jpg of the Pendulum race).There was a problem downloading individual gpx and kml files of race routes from the site.

Download the updated map zip file here (10Mb)

NE Fell Running Champs update

From Steph:As many of you are aware, it is the second race in the NE Champs – the Allendale Challenge- on Sat. For those of you who are running, please ensure that you have full bog-trotting kit as the ground will certainly be wet !!

I am currently in the process of finalising the NE teams for the Inter-Counties fell race, conveniently (?!?) to be held in Wales for the second successive year! Many thanks to those of you who nominated athletes for the teams – I have contacted them and managed to recruit some excellent runners on to the teams. Once the details are finalised, I will announce the teams publicly, as I am sure you will be keen to support them all in their lovely yellow vests! Continue reading

Alwinton 3 Tops and Kidlandlee Fell races

race_tape-e1371633698511Alwinton 3 Tops and Kidlandlee Fell races June 11th

Entries for Alwinton 3 Tops Fell Race  24 km, 750 m climbing, are now open at SiEntries.
There will also be a shorter course, Kidlandlee Short course race 11:00 start, 10km ,400m height gained for novices, U18’s and more sensible fell runners!
There will be entries on day.” – Ian Holland NotMRT

Carrock Fell Race

report from John:

Carrock Fell Race 20th March 2016

Carrock Fell from the start – photo: John

It was a crisp spring day for the Carrock Fell Race on Sunday. This race was being held for the first time on the fells to the north of Blencathra, and was organised by the newly formed Northern Fells Running Club. The race forded the Carrock Burn then took a steep line up to the high point of Carrock Fell. There was a quick grassy/peaty run along the ridge over Milton Hill, before (if you could manage it) a short run to the top of High Pike. From there a fast grassy descent led back over West Fell to the finish at Calebreck. Continue reading

NE Champs news update

As you will be aware, it is the first race of the 2016 Champs on Sun 20 March, kindly hosted by Esk Valley at Blakey Blitz. Good luck to anyone doing that!

Unfortunately, I have had notice this week that the Allendale Fair fell race, scheduled for 4 June, has had to be cancelled due to issues with permission from the landowner. They hope to organise something next year in June, but there is no Allendale Fair nor any race ( road or fell) on this date for this year. The Hexhamshire Hobble is not affected by this, even though it goes over the same land – it was a problem with the time of year! Clearly this means that there is one less race in the Champs. It will be replaced in due course – sorry, but it was unavoidable. Continue reading