Well done to John Tollitt who completes his ‘Big Five’ series of races to mark his 50th birthday. Here’s the final report of the series:
Chapter 5 Scafell Pike Fell Race.
photo: Vicki Deritis
As I’m sure you’re all aware, as I’ve been boring you over the last few months, I have been marking my 50th year by doing fell races on the highest peaks in the British Isles. Having already done Slieve Donard, Carantouhil, Snowdon and Ben Nevis (highest mountains in Northern Ireland, Irish Republic, Wales and Scotland respectively) Saturday was the turn of the Scafell Pike race. It was also my 50th birthday. Continue reading
Report from John Tollitt. 7th September (re-done)
Chapter 4 Ben Nevis Race
photo: Vicki Deritis
Just to recap, as I am turning 50 this year, I decided to mark the occasion by doing races up the highest hills in the component parts of the British Isles. Having already completed the Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland), Carrauntoohil (Irish Republic) and Snowdon (Wales) races, this weekend was the turn of the big yin, Ben Nevis; the highest point in Scotland and, indeed, the British Isles. Continue reading
Apologies for the NFR website being down for the last few days. For some reason – which is not yet clear – access to the database on the server was lost. Anyhow, after much anguish, I’ve created a new database, re-installed WordPress and reconstructed the site to more or less how it was before with the help of backups (and a failing memory!). Everything should still be there; all reports, results etc should be intact.
I enjoyed another very enjoyable run across the hills of West Allendale at the Whitfield Village Fair Fell Race. Early morning sunshine brought out seven runners for the Whitfield Village Fair Fell Race. This year’s route of 4.7 miles & 650ft involved less running on roads than in previous years and included some nice woodland sections. James Carradice won the race followed by Phil Johnston in second place and Jim Clapp (DFR) in 3rd place. Barbara Ingman (NSP) & Laura Owens jointly won the prize for first lady. Thanks to the race organiser Katherine Halliday and her army of helpers and marshals for putting on another great race.
1. James Carradice 39:50 (Winner & 1st M Senior)
2. Phil Johnston 40:24 (2nd M Senior)
3. Jim Clapp 40:55 (1st MV)
4. Paul Jordan 44:24 (2nd MV)
5. Andrew Russell 45:32 (3rd MV)
6. Barbara Ingman 51:07 (1st FV)
6. Laura Owens 51:07 (1st Female Senior)
Some pictures of the race here
photo: Alan Robertson
Nick Swinburn and Nicola Roper (Heaton) take the honours in the revival of this Northumberland Show race.
A double win for NFR from Andrew Higgins and Karen Robertson.
Here are the full results from organiser Bill Burlton (thanks, Bill)
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.” –
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
Here are the Championship scores after Sedbergh from Paul