The address and phone number of the race contact for Causey Pike on Saturday 25th March has changed. Details can be found here.
The date of the Bull Hill race has changed to Thursday 6th July. Pre-entry is no longer available, full details here.
The organiser/race contact for the Glen Mona race on the Isle of Man on Saturday 25th February has changed to Matt McSevney. Full details are here.
The 2017 Senior Intercounties event will take place at the Broughton Heights Hill Race on Saturday 13th May at 13:00. Race details can be found here and registration information will be via www.sientries.co.uk from later this month.
Please note that there will be no junior races at the Weets English Championships event on Sat 27th May contrary to the information in the handbook, and previously on this website. Junior races will take place as usual at the non-championship Weets event on Sat 10th June.
Eligibility criteria for the English championships including seniors; U21 and juniors. Members are asked to note that the following criteria applies to all championships as in P48 of the handbook.
1. First claim member of an English club and registered with England athletics Runners must be a member of the FRA if they are not registered with England athletics.
2. First claim member of a club outside England which is registered with the appropriate home country athletics federation and either born in England or have been resident in England for a minimum of twelve months prior to the date of the first championship race.
3. Members of the FRA who are not members of a club registered with England athletics but either born in England or have been resident in England for a minimum of twelve months prior to the date of the first championship race.
Runners qualifying under 2 or 3 above must notify the FRA statistician either in writing or by e mail prior to the date of the first championship race
Clubs must be affiliated to England Athletics.
The race contact and organiser of the Wincle Trout race on Saturday 3rd June has changed to Rob Gittins. Full details can be found here.
The date of the Manx Mountain Marathon and Half Mountain Marathon has changed to Saturday 8th July. All other details are unchanged.
Please note the change of date of the Blacka Moor Chase to Tuesday 20th June 2017. Full details here.
The date of the Oke Croak has changed to Saturday 26th August. All other details are unchanged, and can be viewed here.
Have been announced. Locations, details and application forms are available here
The following changes have been made to races since the handbook went to press. The details on the website always show the most up to date information we have:
Sun 5th Feb. Kong Mini MM
Change of venue to Lake District
Sat 11th Feb. Wild Night Run
Change of date (was 28th Jan)
Sat 15th April. Fron Four
This is a N Wales Championship counter, not Moelwyn as indicated on page 55 of the handbook
Sun 14th May. Gt Whernside Juniors.
Change of start time to 12 noon (NOT 14:00)
Sun 18th June. Great Lakes
Change of date (was 17th June)
Sun 2nd July. Fountains
Sun 10th Dec. Litton Christmas Cracker
Change of organiser tel no. to 01298 605092. No entries on day.
In addition to these races. There are about a dozen races that were registered after the handbook went to press, and these can be found by searching here, or reading the updates section in future Fellrunners
Following the FRA committee meeting on 4/12/16 and in light of recent publicity surrounding historical sexual abuse at football clubs, the committee clarified that any allegations of a similar nature within the sport of fell running will be taken extremely seriously and investigated appropriately.
We have already liaised with UKA and an update and explanation of his role will be provided by the newly appointed Welfare Officer in the Spring Fellrunner.
Any enquiries should be directed to Ed Gamble (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After the success of the 2016 British Fell relays in Scotland, 2017 will see the relays return to North Wales, hosted once again by Eryri Harriers, on 15th October.
To ensure the continued success of the event as a truly British championship we are keen to have an English venue for 2018. I am aware there are a couple of clubs who are looking into the feasibility of acting as the host, but at this stage nothing has been confirmed. If any individuals or clubs are interested in being involved in putting on this great event, please do get in touch with me email@example.com – either to discuss what is required or to get hold of the event guidelines.
I am sure I am not alone in hoping we can find an English host to continue to great tradition of the event
The 2017 GB mountain running selection criteria can now be found under the international page. Due to the World Championships being held much earlier (end of July) in 2017, the selection policy is different to previous years. We envisage this being a one off.
All 2016 race organisers have been sent information on how to apply for a 2017 race license (previously known as a permit). If you are a new organiser, or haven't received this information, please contact me. The closing date for applications for races to be included in the 2017 FRA Handbook is Monday 31st October.
Andy Butler (Fixtures Secretary)
Remember folks if you move house and you want to continue to get your Fellrunner magazines and annual handbook and fixtures calendar, you also need to update your address in SiEntries by clicking on the Edit/Renew button on the left.
I am also getting several queries from members who have noticed payments leaving their accounts and then being returned. These are invariably old Standing Orders which will no longer work as subs are now collected by Direct Debit. If this applies to you then you just need tp cancel the old Standing Order with your bank.
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