from Ian Holland: “…the Allendale Challenge is filling up .Entries are going really well 150 runners so far. Suggest anyone thinking of entering does so sooner rather than later. Enter via Si Entries.“
Chilly exploits from the intrepid Mark Clarkson:
NE Fell Running fixtures for 2019 can be found on the NECAA website:
News from Ian Holland at the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team:
“…entries are going well for the Allendale Challenge. We are up to 60 runners, entries before 31st January qualify for a free buff celebrating “30th Allendale Challenge”.
Entries have also opened on SI Entries for the 4th Alwinton 3 Tops race which is on the 15th June. I am also persevering with the 10k Kidlandlee short course which is open to under 18 runners and encouraging people to get into fell running.“
Here is a link to the final 2018 N.E. Fell Running Championship tables from John:
Jon Heaney (North Shields Poly) and Nina Cameron (NFR), were the Open men’s and women’s champions.
“Clear blue skies, sunshine and no wind greeted the runners on the 24th running of the Simonside Cairns Fell Race. Course conditions were as good as they get and 109 runners started and finished the race.
Current course record holder Nick Swinburn ran an incredible time of 1.12.51, knocking almost 2 mins off the record he set in 2006.
Gemma Bradley of Saltwell ran well to win the ladies race followed By 8 times previous winner Karen Robertson of NFR. Good packing by the youngsters of Durham Uni in 3rd, 4th and 5th gave them the mens team prize with NFR picking up the ladies team prize.” – Paul
Congratulations to all category winners! – from Mark:
From John Butters:
Two NFR’s journeyed over to the Dunnerdale fell race today. A cracking little route of 5m with 2k of ascent. There were around two hundred entrants.
Weather was kind and quite mild. The race was won by Ricky Lightfoot. JB 22nd overall (3rd v40). Katherine Davis 49th (1st v50). Choice of savoury pie at the end with a “pie guide” to identify the different flavours. Thanks to all who organised, volunteered and marshalled. Highly recommended.
Here’s a report on the OMM from Mark Clarkson: