Scafell Pike Fell Race

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

Ben Nevis Race

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

Website problems

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.

Whitfield Village Fair Fell Race


photo: Andy

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

Andy Russell

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