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
Paul Appleby reports on this marathon in Austria.
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
Frank Shillitoe first in for this NFR Championship race on Sunday. Excellent conditions for this excellent run.
- report from Dave Johnson
- en route photos by Andy Russell
- video by John Marsh on YouTube
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
Part of Hethpool Show on Sunday.
photo: Thomas Russell
- results from photo
- screenshot of organiser’s report posted on Facebook ‘NFR and Friends’ group (thanks to Andy Russell)
- a few more photos by Thomas Russell
photo: Thomas Russell
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
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