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Coaching Course : change of date

The date for the Broxton Fell LiRF has changed to the 4th June 2016

Advance Notice of the Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Fell Runners Association Limited will take place on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 14.00 at Rossendale Harriers club room, Marl Pits Leisure, Newchurch Rd. Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 7SN.

Sun 22nd May 2016 – Glaramara

Confirmation from Scoffer, the race is definitely going ahead - details here

Coaching Courses Price Reduction

To keep in line with England Athletics pricing, the cost of the Fell LiRF course has been reduced to £140. Application forms and further details can be found under Events / Coaching.

Laxey 30th April - Change of Race Contact

The race contact for the Laxey race on Saturday 30th April has changed to David Griffin.  His details and the rest of the race information can be found here.

Bamford Carnival 17th July - Change of Race Contact

The race contact for Bamford Carnival (Sunday 17th July) has changed. Updated details can be found here.

Beacon Batch - Change of Date to 21st June

The date of the Beacon Batch race has changed to Tuesday 21st June.  Other details are unchanged and can be found here.

Notice of Executive Committee Meeting

The next FRA Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Sunday 8th May at 10 a.m. at:
The South Ribble Tennis Centre, 
Bamber Bridge, 
The meeting is primarily for the Executive, and will include progress reports from all committee members against annual plans. FRA members are welcome to attend the meeting to listen to the proceedings and to raise issues under Any Other Business.
If you wish to attend the meeting and / or raise any issues, then please inform the Secretary ( by Friday 21 April, 2016.

Flan Fell 7th July - Change of Race Contact

The race contact for Flan Fell on Thursday 7th July has changed to Louise Thompson.  All other details are unchanged and can be seen here.

Raad Ny Foillan Pier To Pier Sat 2nd April - Postponed

The Raad Ny Foillan Pier To Pier race on Saturday 2nd April has been postponed to Saturday 16th July and renamed Port Erin Beach Festival Pier to Pier.  The race contact has also changed so see details here or on the race website for more information.

Cancelled - Carlton Challenge (4th May) and Viking Chase (18th Sept)

It is with great regret we have had to cancel both the Carlton challenge (4th May) and the Viking chase (9th September).  After talks with the new land owners we failed to agree terms so we have decided that it is not in anyone's interest to try and host these events.  Both of these races were intended as fund raisers for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT).  The Viking chase has been run by CMRT for 15 years or so.

Sid Bollands (race organiser)

Bingley Show 23rd July - Change of Race Contact

Please note that the contact for the Bingley Show Race on Saturday 23rd July has changed to Phil Hawkswell.  His details can be found in the race listing here.

Secretary / Chair

At the committee meeting on 21st February 2016 the Chair / Secretary role previously held by Nick Harris was split. 

Steve Cliff has been nominated as General Secretary of the FRA and Nick Harris will continue as Chair. 
Many of you will know Steve as part of the "Steve and Wynn duo" who organise the "Anniversary Waltz", "Teenager with Altitude" and "Anniverary Wa!" Fell Races in April. 

Steve has been a fell runner for forty years, latterly focusing more on endurance challenges including his Joss Naylor Challenge last year (
Steve has been on the committee acting as Race Liaison Officer since 2015, a role he will continue with in the interim. Please welcome Steve with me in his new role.

Nick Harris

Chair, FRA

Membership Admin

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.

Thanks Charmian

Eligibility qualifications for the 2016 English Championships

Eligibility qualifications for the 2016 English Championships are as follows: 
* Individuals 
* 1. First claim member of an English club and registered with England Athletics. Runners must be members 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 a member 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 (See FRA Committee pages towards the front of the handbook for contact details) either in writing or by e-mail prior to the date of the first Championship race.  
Clubs must be affiliated to England Athletics. 

Cancelled - Tour of Norland Moor 28th August

The organiser has regretfully cancelled the Tour of Norland Moor race on Sunday 28th August because of flood damage to a bridge on the route.

Disciplinary Decisions

Clive Fitzpatrick aka Clive Gurzhii
This unattached runner is currently serving a ban from entering FRA registered races which was due to expire on 6 June.  Further violations of the rules have been drawn to our attention, including entering Lads Leap and Pendle Fell races under a false name and so potentially hindering the safe organisation of the race. A further ban has been imposed expiring on 13 June 2016.  A copy of this decision is being sent to all race organisers.

Race Organisers - Documents

Click here to use Jim Godwin's race organiser program