Frank Shillitoe first in for this NFR Championship race on Sunday. Excellent conditions for this excellent run.
“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
A sunny and bright day greeted the runners for the 4th Powburn Show hill race. A classic out and back 3.8 mile course. Last year’s winner, Phil Sanderson returned to defend his title. An in-form Bruce Crombie offered perhaps the most likely challenge. Continue reading
Lakeland 50: Ben Rowley in the top ten, John Butters 21st and Frank Shillitoe 29th. Here’s John’s blog report
Having already completed races up the biggest mountains in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, next on my list was the Ras Ryngwladol Yr Wyddfa or the International Snowdon Race to non Welsh speakers. Continue reading
John Tollitt, Frank Shillitoe and myself enjoyed a great afternoon out at the Coniston Country Fair Fell race yesterday. Continue reading
“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
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
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