The 2018 English Junior champs races will be:
March 25th – Todd Cragg (Ambleside AC organised)
April 14th – Blacko, Lancs (Trawden AC)
May 19th – Malham (KCAC)
May 26th – West Nab (Holmfirth AC), also Yorkshire Junior Champs race
June 16th – Clougha Pike (Bowland Fell Runners)
June 30th – Up the Nab (near Glossop), and Junior Inter Counties competition (Buxton AC)
Dates and venues for Junior do and English Schools to be confirmed.
The Stoop race on Sunday 17th December is now pre entry only and NOT entry on the day for the senior race only. Entries open Friday 24th November.
If Ordinary Members do not have a Direct Debit instruction in place then you need to renew your membership before Tuesday 5th December to get your 2018 Handbook and Calendar in time for Christmas. Anyone who renews late will NOT get their Handbook until some time in January 2018
Due to an issue over the strict eligibility of runners who took part in these events an appeal was made against the published results, and this appeal went finally to the UK Athletics Appeals Panel. The decision was that the runners were not eligible for their preferred teams, and so the team results have had to be amended by excluding these runners from the team points. This results in a change in the English Women’s Open Team Championship rankings, and also in the medal positions in the British Athletics Relays. It does not affect any individual placings in the English Championships.
It may not be the biggest hill, but we love its varied gradients which are perfect for our Wednesday night training sessions. Billy Procter has put together a selection of the best short climbs for you to enjoy at a pre FRA presentation race.
Venue: Oxenholme Station Inn Pub
Saturday 11th November
Register for 12.30pm
Entry on the day £5
Parking on the field behind the pub only please.
This is an important message for anyone planning to take part in the Leg It Round Lathkil on Sunday 12th November. Natural England have asked that all runners start the race in clean footwear as a means of protection for bio security. Please arrive with clean running shoes. There will also be a hose facility for cleaning on the day! Hopefully this will not be an issue for the runners and is only a small price to pay for the pleasure of running in one Derbyshire's most beautiful national nature reserves.
The venue for the Eskdale Eureka race on Sunday 3rd December has changed to the Eskdale Inn, Castleton, N Yorks. Full details here.
The Wormstones race that was originally due to take place in June has now been rescheduled and will take place on Sunday 31st December at 11am. Full details here.
The Hayfield Santa Dash that was to have been held on Sunday 3rd December has been cancelled.
An amazing 128 new members have signed up in the last ten days and we are delighted to welcome you all to the FRA.
We are especially pleased to announce that the 7000th member is Freda Summerfield who tells me that she entered the Arnison Crag fell race in August and enjoyed it so much that she decided to join. Freda has accepted complimentary membership for 2018 plus up to £100 to spend on race entry fees. We look forward to hearing all about her fell running journey in 2018. Congratulations Freda - your handbook and Summer Fellrunner are in the post.
FRA Membership Secretary
E – Don Morrison Edale skyline (AL) 11th March
B- The Mourne Highline. N Ireland (AM) 14th April
E- Clough Head (AS) May 6th. (new race)
B- Tal y Mignedd. Wales (AS) 9th June
B/E -Darren Holloway Memorial Buttermere Horseshoe (AL) 23rd June
E – The Kate Burge Sea-To- Summit Fell Reace (IOM) (AM) 14th July
E - Turner Landscape (AM) August 12th
B - Ben Nevis. Scotland. (AM) 1st September. (be aware. The entry system may differ from previous years. details to follow)
E- Cautley Horseshoe (AS) 15th Sept
Inter-Counties - Lads Leap (AS) 19th May
Updated here after Whernside
The Vocation Mytholmroyd race has been put back by a day to Sunday 10th December. Full details can be found here.
The Cringle Hill race on the Isle of Man has been brought forward by a week and will now take place on Saturday 11th November. Full details here.
2018 race registration information will be emailed to all 2017 race organisers next week. The deadline for submission of races to be included in the handbook will be 31st October.
If you are a new organiser or have a new race for 2018, please email Andy Butler, the Fixtures Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be included in the mailing.
The organiser/race contact for the Harriers v Cyclists race on Saturday 18th November has changed to John Parkin. Full details are here.
The Buttermere Shepherds' Meet has been put back by a day and consequently the date of the race has also changed to Sunday 29th October. All other details are unchanged and can be found here.
The contact and organiser for Kirkby Moor on Saturday 25th November has changed to Hazel Tayler. Full details here.
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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.
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:
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 (email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
Click here to use Jim Godwin's race organiser program