March 5, 2014
There seems to be concern about runners behavior on the fells during darkness,at the moment it is just the Bowland fells but could relate to all areas.Below is an extract from a letter from some unknown committee in the Bowland area.
Another matter there are more runners running at night it would be great if on a web site there was guidance on lights. If they keep the beam on the track not on open ground to not disturb ground nesting birds.
October 19, 2013
Final results are available on Fell Championship tab.
Thanks to everyone who took part, great championship, great races.
See you all next year.
September 17, 2013
Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 6th & 7th July 2013
After promising myself I would write this the week after we completed Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon (SLMM) here I am two months later trying to remember all that happened!SLMM is a two day mountain marathon which takes place annually at different locations within the Lake District generally in the first weekend of July each year and has taken place every year since 1978, apart from 2001 when the Lakeland fells were closed due to the Foot and Mouth crisis.There are eight classes in total ranging from the Klets Class (the only solo class) for elite runners, followed by other classes which are completed as a pair and progressively decrease in the level of difficulty which are named Scafell, Bowfell, Kirkfell, Carrock, Harterfell, Wansfell and Bedafell. In summary, the event involves teams comprised of two members navigating between checkpoints and visiting them in the order given (with the exception of the solo Klets competitors). Maps for the different classes are provided at the start of the event and care is needed to ensure that grid references are plotted correctly to prevent costly mistakes. Given that this is a two day event extra equipment has to be carried besides the usual mandatory safety equipment such as cooking equipment and a tent which all adds extra weight to be carried around for two days.This y Read the rest of this entry »
September 15, 2013
You know you’re in for an interesting day on the fells when the metoffice mountain forecast issues a ‘high risk’ weather warning. On this occasion the warnings were for gales, severe chill effect, heavy persistent rain, and persistent hill fog - game on. On the way to the Lake District the weather conditions did not seem too bad, but as we gathered in the field next to the Howtown outdoor centre the weather was deteriorating as promised, and most of the 56 competitors started in waterproof gear. Read the rest of this entry »
September 9, 2013
Results for Curry Run Handicap event.Several runners were unable to start due to an accident on the M6.
Curry Run Handicap results
August 29, 2013
Many thanks to all who assisted with the Chipping Show f/r.Results can be viewed below.
August 29, 2013
No report from our runners at Howtown,but here is a report worth reading.Thanks to Jon Green for finding it.
The article covers two races. http://riinakuuselo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/mindless-madness.html