“Another good turnout of 49 runners for this year’s race on a wonderful warm summers night, with conditions extremely dry underfoot – a complete contrast to last years boggy conditions. At the sharp end Duncan Archer and David Beech were never far apart finishing in that order with Duncan’s better descending skills prevailing towards the finish. Bruce Crombie and Mark Clarkson were next home, both beating their times of last year by a good 3 minutes.
David Lowe ran well to claim first local and Garry Owens was back on form after injuries. Karen Robertson again led the ladies home followed by Hannah Shillitoe and Sue Mitchell. NFR ladies retained the Ruth Fletcher memorial ladies team trophy with Karen, Sue and Louise Wilkinson making up the team” – Paul Appleby
photo: Sarah Kevan
Saunders Mountain Marathon 2013
This years event was in the far south-west Lakes: Dunnerdale to the east, Eskdale to the north, and the start/finish below Black Combe. Four NFRs lined up in the solo Klets class: Andrew Burton, Andrew Higgins, Ben Rowley and myself. Continue reading
Osmotherley Phoenix 17 mile
I ran this race in 2010 and a few years of injuries made me think I’d never run this kind of distance again. But Saturday 6th July found me on the start line ready to run it again. A super hot day was forecast and the weather Gods didn’t disappoint. Continue reading
Some excellent running from NFRs, with John Butters running an astounding race to come in third, Mark Clarkson and Phil Green also have top ten placings. Read blogs from John and Phil below.
“Clear skies and high temperatures made for an enjoyable but hot day on the hill” – Andy Russell
- results and report on Wooler RC website here
- blog reports from John Butters and Phil Green
- Lots of photos of facebook (you may need to join facebook – groups: Chevy Chase, NFR and friends)
- photos by Andy Russell
Results now on Saltwell Harriers website here. Andy Blackett (DFR) wins with Karen first lady home and Phil Green first in for NFR.
After a good few months of testing, Dexter reviews More Mile’s “Cheviot 2” fell shoes here
Record turnout. Jonny Malley (Dark Peak) and Miriam Bennett (UA) take the honours.
photo: Keith Cooper
Looks like a great turnout at Humbleton Fell. David Beech (Tyne Bridge) sets a new record with previous holder Steve Birkinshaw just behind. Karen keeps her title of first lady.
A few NFRs have fun at this urban hill race: Phil Green’s blog here
This is the new-look NFR website Continue reading