Phil’s blog report here
News from Steph: NE Fell Running Update – May 2016 – Intercounties report and sponsorship news
- Well done to all of the athletes who made the long journey to Wales to represent the NE in the Inter-counties fell race on 14 May. It was a ‘proper’ fell race this time, as opposed to the glorified trail race held in Blackburn two years ago! Many thanks to Dave Moir for organising everyone on the day and for sorting out a couple of last minute replacements. Congratulations to Harry Coates on his top ten placing – an excellent result!
Dave Moir has kindly written a report on the event
- Stu Ferguson at Hangar18 has kindly offered to sponsor the NE Fell Running Champs and provide medals for the veterans categories and engraving, as well as offering support at races. This is fantastic news as NECAA are only able to provide medals for the Open categories. Please check out Stu’s website
Durham Fell Runners have a new website you might want to check out. There you’ll find details (inc. map) of the new Chapel Fell Top race in Weardale (19th July) which is included in the NE Champs. “… It’s a cracking route, with a bit of everything – including some proper fell terrain and an outstanding quick descent” – Andy Blackett DFR
update: Andy is organising a recce of the race from the Chatterbox Café, (St John’s Chapel) next Thursday, 26th May, 19:15 start. The café will be open for drinks and cake afterwards. Details here. Everyone welcome.
Phil’s blog report (with results)
Results thanks to Frank (who was first NFR back), well done to Steph who was first lady
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)
A reminder from Phil and Glen:
“No dogs in fell races unless on a race that is entirely on rights of way. Then and only then on a lead.
Any breeches will be reported to the FRA and the runner Dq’ed
Phil Green and Glen McWilliams”
See the FRA Guidelines for Race Organisers (top of page 5)
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