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

International Snowdon Race

Report from John Tollitt

Chapter 3    International Snowdon Race

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

Beacon Hill Fell Race

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