The location of the Ravenstonedale Show, venue for the Weasdale Horseshoe race, has changed location to GR NY699058. The route has therefore changed, and will be run clockwise this year. Full details here.
The organiser/race contact for the North Barrule race on Wednesday 25th July has changed to Steve Taggart. Full details here.
The James' Thorn race has been put back by a week to Sunday 5th August. Full details here.
The dunnerdale race on Saturday 10th November is now pre-entry only, and the race contact/organiser has changed to John Millen. Full details here.
The Crow Hill Reverse race sheduled for Tuesday 7th August has been cancelled.
The Stanhope Show race is on Sunday 9th September, not on 16th as previously published. Full details here.
Updated after Buttermere Hosrseshoe - details here
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Anyone who has completed 4 races in the FRA English Junior Championship can claim a series T-shirt, and anyone who has completed 6 races can also get a hoodie. Before Clougha there are already 78 juniors who have completed all 4 races, and a further 174 who can complete 4 races before the end of the series. Don’t miss out – claim your reward!
When you have completed 4 or 6 races please go to the FRA Shop on the Coniston Corporate website and order the garment and the size you want.
Don’t forget – please put the competitors name in the ‘first name/last name’ boxes. Your order will be checked to verify the number of races and FRA membership before being processed. Orders cost a £1 handling charge only. All T-shirts and hoodies ordered before Wednesday 4th July can be collected at the FRA Junior Do (Saturday 14th July). If you won’t be at the Do, or would prefer to receive your order at home, you can pay for postage on the site. After 4th July you can still order garments up to 15th August, but you will need to pay postage. Contact Charmian for any queries.
A new sub committee is being formed to support The Fell Runners Association’s Junior Co-ordinator. The Junior Co-ordinator’s role covers a number of things, including choosing the Championship races each year and organisation of the English Schools Fell Running Championship. Up to 5 members drawn from parents, coaches and supporters of the junior sport are sought, ideally with no two being from the same geographical area. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organiser/race contact for Ricky's Race on Thursday 9th August has changed to Andy Mellor and the venue has changed to the Square and Compass in Darley Dale. Full details here. Note that the limit is 200 runners, and entry on the day will only be available if the race isn't full.
The organiser/race contact for the Dufton Show race on Saturday 25th August has changed to Susanna Foot. Full details here.
In order that the FRA complies with the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th May 2018, the FRA Senior and Junior Race Entry Requirements and Forms and the FRA Race Organiser Guidelines have been amended. The amended forms may be viewed under the FRA Documentation tab.
The organiser/race contact for the Not Round Latrigg race on Wednesday 15th August has changed to Julie Carter. Full details here.
The organiser and race contact of the Lydford Dash on Saturday 14th July has changed to Ruth MacIntyre. Full details here.
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It is with regret that the organiser has cancelled the Salcombe Coastal Marathons scheduled for Saturday 5th May and Saturday 20th October due to ill health.
The Axnfell race will now take place on Saturday 15th September and will start at 8am. Full details here.
The organiser/race contact for the Dunnerdale race on Saturday 10th November has changed to Jamie Baron and registration will now be at the Broughton Mills Village Hall. Full details of the race here.
Each year club membership secretaries complete and submit a return to England Athletics - read more
In response to a question raised by one club other clubs may want to note the following statement.
- Eligibility for English Juniors over U13 is the same as for English Senior Champs. Younger age groups in the Challenge only have to be members of the club they run for.
- Individuals must be registered with EA or members of the FRA. Some clubs only register (i.e. pay for) members who request it – it is not necessary for a club to pay EA for a member who is has already joined the FRA. If a runner is registered with EA eligibility is the same no matter which club paid the registration fee.
- Runners can only count for their first claim fell club, but the inflexibility in the EA/UKA system of administering first/first claim other can cause problems. The FRA Rules (Handbook page 14) has been amended for 2018 to read
“d. Team eligibility. Runners may count for a team for their first claim fell running Club only. This Club must be affiliated to England Athletics or other National Association. For runners who are simultaneously members of two clubs, in the event of ambiguity over which club has ‘first claim’ status an appeal should be made to the Membership Secretary at the start of the season”
The FRA has made a request for a rule change on this issue which is going through the EA/UKA process at the moment, but with no certainty that our proposals will be accepted.
New courses announced - here
The Hawkswick Dash will be held on Sunday 24th June not as previously published (1st July). Full details here.
The AGM to be held in Sept. 2018 will be looking to fill a number of vacancies.
The ones we know of at present are:
Secretary - immediate vacancy due to Steve Cliff resigning on the grounds of ill health. Replacement of the Secretary and offers of administrative support to the new Secretary urgently sought.
Chair, Treasurer and Fixtures Secretary - these vacancies will be due for election at the AGM.
If you might be interested please contact me, or the post holders for the latter two posts.
If you are interested you would be able to shadow those post holders still in post, including attending the next two Committee meetings.
Nick Harris Chair email@example.com or on 07956344174
The following changes have taken place to races listed in the 2018 handbook. Go to the Races page for full details. In addition to these changes, you can find races that missed the handbook deadline by going to the Races page and using the Race updates filter on the left side of the page.
Sun 21st Jan, Peak Raid 4, change of date from Dec 2017
Sun 18th Feb, Litton (Post) Christmas Cracker, change of date from Dec 2017
Sat 7th April, Pendle, change of contact/organiser
Sun 6th May, Clough Head, change to web address, entry fee, distance, ascent
Thurs 21st June, Grindleford, updated entry details
Fri 22nd June, Snowdon Twilight, change of date from 8th June
Sat 14th July, Wasdale, change of pre-entry dates
Sun 5th Aug, Saddleworth Round, change of date from 15th July
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)
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