NECAA / NEHRA Championships: final results and 2014 race selection

Well done to all competitors, I hope you enjoyed your racing. I would like to make a special mention to Denise Tunstall (DFR) and Chris Jamieson (Esk Valley) who completed all seven races. A brief report will hopefully appear in the Fellrunner magazine in due course. Medals will be presented after the Gisborough Moors race on 13th April.” – Will Horsley


Simonside Cairns

photo: Andy

Another great turnout with a record 120 runners taking part. Conditions were mainly good being mild, a little blustery on the ridge and a bit soft underfoot over the back of Simonside. Great soup and atmosphere in a packed Newcastle House afterwards proved to be a fine end to the race.” – Paul

Angus Tait Memorial Hexhamshire Hobble (updated)


photo: Andy


Well done Emma and the NFR men’s team!

Had a great time at todays’ hobble having managed to shave nearly 4 minutes off my best time for this race.  There was a good NFR turnout with folks getting some great times with good conditions underfoot and unseasonably mild weather!  Emma Bain won prizes for first female and also came first in her age class.  NFR men (John Butters, Mark Clarkson, Ben Rowley & Chris Winter) won the team championship.  The appropriately named Ricky Lightfoot of Ellenborough set a new course record by several minutes completing the race in 1:02:31.Many thanks to the organisers, marshalls and helpers at Allen Valley Striders for putting on such an well organised
and enjoyable race” – Andy Russell

Chris W, Dexter, Emma, John B, Nick, Francis and Andy – photo: Andy

Tour of Pendle

Report and photos from Andy Russell:

Tour of Pendle: Saturday 23rd November 2013

Having been off the fells for a month or two I decided it was time to get back out for a good leg stretch.  I decided to register for the Tour of Pendle in Lancashire, a 27km/16.8 mile AL race across Pendle Hill and its surrounding moors. Despite Pendle Hill being a modest 558m in elevation the ‘tour’ takes in an impressive 1473m / 4833ft of climb arranged in five progressively sharper climbs separated by easier gradient boggy tracks. Checking through the list of pre-entries it seems that I was only NFR in this race this year.


The weather on the day at the race start in Barley was ‘crisp’ and sunny, with little or no wind.  The overnight sub-zero temperatures were certainly welcome in freezing-up sections of otherwise very clarty terrain.  Continue reading

Clay Bank West

Dave Johnson writes: “4 club members took part, David Johnson, Steph Scott, Jason Taylor and Lisa Taylor. The first two managed top half finishes. Steph was 4th lady (2nd V40), which I think was enough to make a winner in the NorthEast championships.” Results here