TDS (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie)

More NFR success abroad:

John Telfer has completed the TDS in the Alps in 26hrs 46mins.  The route covers 75 mile and 24000ft ascent.  Conditions were near perfect and a complete contrast to last year.

John finished 374th out of approx. 1500.  Chris Eggert was also nearing completion of this event.

A pretty good week for NFR and more inspiration for others to step up to the mark.” –

Paul Appleby

Grand Raid Des Pyrenees

Congratulations to Peter Moralee!

Paul Appleby writes: “Just heard the amazing news that Peter Moralee has completed the Grand Raid des Pyrenees in about 42.5 hrs.  This is a 100 mile route with brutal ascents and descents totalling 32000ft.  YES THAT IS 32000FT. Continue reading

Sedbergh Hills: report

Sedbergh Hills: report from Dave Johnson

14 miles 6000 feet

L-R Andy Russell, Peter Reed, Allon Welsh, Francis Shillitoe, Paul Appleby, Dave Johnson, Graham Wilkinson and John Tollitt (Steven Minnikin was also there). Photo: Andy

I travelled over with John Tollitt along with Trevor Wakenshaw of NS Poly who slept all the way there and all the way back! The weather was fine on Tyneside but some heavy rain and low cloud on the Pennines seemed to confound the good forecast for the race. Fortunately the forecasters were proven right and by the time we reached Sedbergh the sun was shining and it was to stay dry but cloudy for the duration of the race. Continue reading

Forestburn Fell Race

photo: Andy

Well done to Bruce Crombie (Alnwick) and Hannah Shillitoe (Heaton) who win the men’s and women’s. A few photos from Andy Russell. Here are the full results from and report from Will:

“A new show field brought yet another course change so it is likely that the rescheduled 2011 Boxing Day fixture will be the last over the original 1995 course. The new course has about as much ascent but is about 800 m (1/2 mile) shorter, so perhaps 4.5km. Continue reading