30th Allendale Challenge and Alwinton 3 Tops

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.

Simonside Cairns

“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



From John Butters:

John and Katherine at Dunnerdale

John and Katherine at Dunnerdale

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.