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Todd Crag Juniors 25th March - Confirmation of Details

Registration at Ambleside Parish Centre, beside St Mary's Church, from 11am (no earlier please, because the hall is in use by Church groups before this).  Please find parking in Ambleside public carparks - no parking at the Parish Centre.  To walk to registration, turn into Vicarage Road off Compston Road, beside the Walnut Fish and Chip Shop (near Zeffirellis Restaurant).

U9 race 1pm:  U11 approx 1.15pm; U13 approx 1.40pm; U15 approx 2.10pm; U17s / U19s staggered start approx 2.40pm and 2.50pm.  Prize giving 3.45pm in the Parish Centre.

Toilets and somewhere to stash kit, all in the Parish Centre.  Hot drinks, cakes, hot soup all available for sale in the Parish Centre.  Starts are all in Rothay Park, just 2 minutes from registration.  

Heptonstall Race Rescheduled - Now On 25th March

The Heptonstall race that was postponed last weekend will now take place this coming Sunday, 25th March.  Full details here.

English Championships Tables After Edale Skyline

Results here.

Please note as follows.   

Eligibility:   Results include eligible runners as defined on page 45 of the FRA Handbook & Fixture Calendar 2018.   Any runner who may consider themselves eligible yet has not appeared in the results, are invited to contact the statistician.   

Creation  of Team Veteran Categories.   The category must have had teams from at least 4 clubs scoring points in each of 4 or more English Championship races, including one from each distance.   Team points are displayed for the MV60 category which presently contains 3 teams and will require ongoing at least 1 further competing team to participate, including at Buttermere Horseshoe.   Team points are displayed for the WV50 category which presently contains 1 team and will require ongoing at least 3 further competing teams to participate, including at Buttermere Horseshoe. 

Bunny Runs - Change of Organiser/Race Contact

The organiser and race contact for the three Bunny Runs (27th March, 3rd April and 10th April) and the Bunny Run Relay on 17th April has changed to Lynda Hargreaves.  Full details in the individual race listings.

Carrock Fell - Change of Date

The Carrock Fell race has been put back by a week and will now take place on Sunday 25th March.  All other details unchanged.

Trial for the WMRA International Youth Cup – Monday 7 May 2018

The junior Coiners fell race on Monday 7 May 2018 will incorporate the trial for the WMRA IYC to be held in Lanzada, Italy on 16 June 2018. 
Athletes born within the years 2001/2002 are eligible for selection. Younger athletes are not eligible. The first 3 junior men and 3 junior women will gain selection from the trial race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors. The IYC teams will consist of up to 4 junior men and 4 junior women.

Winster 28th June - Change of Organiser/Race Contact

The organiser/race contact for the Winster race on Thursday 28th June has changed to Amanda Marsden.  Full details here.

Salcombe Coastal Marathons 5th May and 20th October - Cancelled

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.

Saddleworth 27th May - No Juniors

There will be no junior races at Saddleworth on Sunday 27th May contrary to the listing in the FRA Handbook.  Full details here.

Blakey Blitz Postponed

The Blakey Blitz race has been postponed due to the predicted inclement weather.

English championship table after Edale Skyline

This will be published during week commencing 19th March. 

Howgills Race 30th March - Entry Condition

Please note that potential entrants to the Howgills race on Friday 30th March must prove their recent experience by having completed a category AL race since the beginning of 2016.  Any questions, contact the race organiser.  Full details of the race can be found here.

Axnfell - Change of Date and Earlier Start

The Axnfell race will now take place on Saturday 15th September and will start at 8am.  Full details here.

Carding Mill Canter - New Date 24th March

The Carding Mill Canter that was postponed from earlier this month will now take place on Saturday 24th March.  Other details unchanged.

Chevy Chase 7th July - Change of Organiser Address

The address of the organiser of the Chevy Chase on Saturday 7th July has changed.  Full details here.

Causey Pike 24th March - Change of Organiser/Race Contact

The organiser/race contact for the Causey Pike race on Saturday 24th March has changed to Steve Harwood.  Full details here.

The big Coiners Carry

CROWS will put in several boardwalks across some currently impassable paths across Bell House and Erringden Moors above Cragg Vale. 
CROWS needs walkers and runners to help them get the timber on to the boardwalk sites. CROWS has fixed Wednesday 9th and Saturday 12th May for this exercise. For more details, look at the CROWS website

Darren Holloway Memorial Race (Buttermere Horseshoe)

After listening to members concerns and consulting with the Race Organiser, the Buttermere Horseshoe Entry date will be pushed back to April 20th at 6pm.

Dunnerdale 10th November - Change of Race Contact/Organiser and Venue

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.

2018 England Mountain Running U17 Development Camp

More details here

5 Tors Cancelled

The 5 Tors race scheduled for 15th April has been cancelled.

Blacka Moor Chase - Change of Date

The date of the Blacka Moor Chase has been changed to Thursday 14th June at 19:30 (from 27th March).  Full details here.

Membership matters

Each year club membership secretaries complete and submit a return to England Athletics - read more

Championship eligibility clarification.

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.


FRA Leadership and Coaching Courses 2018

New courses announced  - here

Steve Cliff. Fundraising for the MNDA.

I am sure that some FRA members would want to make a donation to support Steve's amazing fundraising efforts for the MNDA. 

Steve Cliff. Bowland

Members may have heard the sad news that Steve Cliff, until recently our Secretary,  has died after a long illness with Motor Neurone Disease.
Steve will be known to many of us as a friend, runner, instigator, with his wife Wynn, of the Anniversary Waltz races which came from a run on their wedding day and, latterly, his work for the FRA since 2015 as Race Liaison Officer and then Secretary.
He will be missed and our thoughts are with his family and others close to him.
Steve was an amazing fundraiser for the MNDA. On the basis that members would want the opportunity to make a donation in Steve's memory I am in contact with the family and will make a further statement on this.
We will arrange to have a more detailed statement in the next FR. If you have any anecdotes about Steve that should be included please send them to me or the Fellrunner Editor.
Nick Harris Chair.

Hawkswick Dash - Change of Date

The Hawkswick Dash will be held on Sunday 24th June not as previously published (1st July).  Full details here.

Committee vacancies 2018

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 or on 07956344174

Race Changes Since Handbook Went To Press

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

2018 English Junior Championship Races

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.

2018 Subscription Renewal Notices

2018 Renewal Notices have now been sent to all existing 2017 members.
If you are a Life/Honorary Member or if you have an active Direct Debit instruction in place then you don't need to do anything.  Your membership will be rolled over for you on Tuesday 5th December.  Thank you all.
NB - If you received two emails please don't worry as the DD message was also sent to Life/ Honorary members by mistake - sincere apologies for any confusion.

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


First on the Scene

What to do if you are First on the Scene of an incident on the fells -
essential reading here.

Welfare policy - Transgender and Anti Doping

The Committee have agreed that the FRA will be following the UKA policies on Transgender - and Anti Doping -
This replaces the item in the 2017 Handbook on P 24 Apps 3 and 4 and as previously set out in the Welfare policy - The policy will be updated.


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 (

Race Organisers - Documents

Click here to use Jim Godwin's race organiser program