Borrowdale Fell Race report

report from John Duff:

Borrowdale Fell race 2016

The Borrowdale Fell Race was an English Championship counter this year, so all the top names were there. The list of “who’s who” was swelled by myself and Gary Mason. It was warm climbing Bessyboot, but after that there was a breeze and fair bit of cloud cover. So conditions were good for running.

The top of Scafell Pike was just in cloud, but it was no problem to find the top of the scree descent. It was more of a problem descending the screes, as they are now badly eroded and several runners ended up unceremoniously dumped on to their bum(bag)s. I survived the screes intact, and headed on to the Corridor Route. Here a Keswick runner took a fall and cut his head. I stopped to check he was OK, but couldn’t see where the cut was – despite a fair amount of blood on his head. As he was “walking wounded”, I legged it down to the Styhead checkpoint and reported him injured. Continue reading

Powburn Show Race results

Powburn Show Hill race results 2016

results from Glen:

1/ carl Avery – 24.02 – Morpeth
2/ Steve rankin – 25.55- Sunderland
3/ William Robson – 26.26 NSP
4/ Ian McGrath 27.16 u.a
5/ Gary Robson 27.21 NSP
6/Stephen magrath 27.29 low fell
7/ Adam fletcher 27.35 Alnwick
8/ Bruce Crombie 27.45 u.a.
9/ Steve fletcher 28.29 Morpeth
10/ Lawrence Johnson 28.58 low fell
11/ John tollit 30.14 NFR Continue reading

Glanton Show Race

race_tape-e1371633698511Glanton Show race is on Sat 13th Aug, slightly revised time of 1.45 but register at secretary’s caravan from 1pm. 3 mile undulating, scenic course over farmland. £1 for adults, 50p for under 16s plus show entry (£4/1). Prizes for 1st 3 men, women and under 16s plus shield for 1st local.
Please come if you can and if you’re not fit to run I could do with a few more marshals.
Thanks, Pam

Beacon Hill Fell Race

Once again John Butters and Karen Robertson are first man / woman back.

  • Race results
  • “Joe Garbarino fell and knocked himself out at the Beacon Race on thursday night. Paramedics attended and he was taken to hospital by the air ambulance. – The latest from Joe’s wife is that he is in good spirits in Cramlington hospital awaiting the fitting of a pacemaker, so hopefully he is going to be ok.”