Simonside Cairns Race, Sunday December 8th. A great race.
update :”If the weather is not too bad between now and then there will be a slight route change. When you get to Selby’s Cove do not cross over the stile but turn right and follow the fence round and straight up towards the back side of Simonside (23 degrees) before contouring round left to the summit. There will be marshals at Selby’s Cove directing runners and recording their numbers, and a marshal on Simonside summit.” – Paul
(This is the alternative route many runners will remember). See route map
Please note guidelines regarding full waterproof gear. Kit checks will be carried out > more info
Well done Emma and the NFR men’s team!
“Had a great time at todays’ hobble having managed to shave nearly 4 minutes off my best time for this race. There was a good NFR turnout with folks getting some great times with good conditions underfoot and unseasonably mild weather! Emma Bain won prizes for first female and also came first in her age class. NFR men (John Butters, Mark Clarkson, Ben Rowley & Chris Winter) won the team championship. The appropriately named Ricky Lightfoot of Ellenborough set a new course record by several minutes completing the race in 1:02:31.Many thanks to the organisers, marshalls and helpers at Allen Valley Striders for putting on such an well organised
and enjoyable race” – Andy Russell
Chris W, Dexter, Emma, John B, Nick, Francis and Andy – photo: Andy
Dexter’s Christmas Roman Ramble Sunday 15th December
It’s back! Dexter’s Roman Ramble … but this time with festive cheer and perhaps a little more running too!
- here are the details
Photos from 2010 Ramble by Rob | Graham B
Report and photos from Andy Russell:
Tour of Pendle: Saturday 23rd November 2013
Having been off the fells for a month or two I decided it was time to get back out for a good leg stretch. I decided to register for the Tour of Pendle in Lancashire, a 27km/16.8 mile AL race across Pendle Hill and its surrounding moors. Despite Pendle Hill being a modest 558m in elevation the ‘tour’ takes in an impressive 1473m / 4833ft of climb arranged in five progressively sharper climbs separated by easier gradient boggy tracks. Checking through the list of pre-entries it seems that I was only NFR in this race this year.
The weather on the day at the race start in Barley was ‘crisp’ and sunny, with little or no wind. The overnight sub-zero temperatures were certainly welcome in freezing-up sections of otherwise very clarty terrain. Continue reading
Charlie Stead and Mark Clarkson in the top ten runners
results on Esk Valley Fell Club website
photos courtesy of Dave Aspin
Results are here (fellrunner.org) and some photos (racingsnakes.com). Thanks to DJ for spotting these.
Dave Johnson writes: “4 club members took part, David Johnson, Steph Scott, Jason Taylor and Lisa Taylor. The first two managed top half finishes. Steph was 4th lady (2nd V40), which I think was enough to make a winner in the NorthEast championships.” Results here
Wooler Golf Club Festive run / walk, December 14th 11.30am start. Organised by Claire Bagness. Here’s the flyer
“Only one winner declared with one race to go (Lee Bennett has won the MV40 NEHRA title, well done Lee). All other categories are still open and it looks like the Men’s open title in particular could be a tasty contest with just one point separating 1st & 2nd place runners, with them also being 2-all on head-to-head contest, and the ever improving Bruce Crombie could still help decide standings. Last race of the 2013 NECAA & NEHRA championship is this Sunday at Clay Bank West.
scores after six races