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Stretton Six Summits



There are entries available for the Stretton Six Summits race. English Championship counter.

For a map and joining instructions please click here



Burbage Skyline 12th May - Limit on Numbers



Please note that due to increasing numbers over recent years, there is a limit of 400 runners in the Burbage Skyline race on Tuesday 12th May.



Coaching



For details on coaching courses please click here



Blencathra, 3rd June - Change of Organiser



The organiser of this race has changed to Dave Sargent. Updated details here.



Inter Counties Fell Running Championships 16th May



There is a smart new website for the British Inter Counties Fell Running Championships 2015 here.  Inter Counties teams must be pre-entered, but entries will be available on the day for the open categories.  This is a great opportunity to race in the area that is being used for the World Masters and World Mountain Running Championships in September.  Full details of the event can be found on the event website.



Long Mynd Fell Race 8.2.15



The FRA Disciplinary, Appeals and Review sub-Committee have received a complaint that Sam Burgess, ARCC, retired from the Long Mynd Fell race and then failed to report to the race organiser, as required under the rules. It has been decided to effect a 6 month ban on him entered races registered with the FRA, expiring on 5 Sept. 2015
 
The decision has been added to the data base of banned runners which is being sent to all race organisers.
 
Nick Harris
 
Secretary


Tigger Tor fell race 25.2.15



The FRA Disciplinary, Appeals and Review sub-Committee has upheld a complaint in relation to the Tigger Tor fell race 25.1.15. that a runner did not enter the race but was on the course and acting in such a way that he potentially impeded the effective organisation and safety of the race.
 
We have decided to impose a 3 month ban on Clive Fitzpatrick, Stockport AC, from competing in any races registered with the FRA, expiring on 13 June 2015. Race organisers will also be informed and be sent two photographs of the runner.
 
Nick Harris
Secretary


Last Drop Loop - Change of Date



The date of the Last Drop Loop has been brought forward by a week to Saturday 20th June.  All other details are unchanged.



Fell Runner editor



The Fell Runner editor, Richard Reeve, is unable to continue in post due to other pressures. The FRA Committee is therefore looking for a new Editor with immediate effect.  The post mainly involves ensuring that three copies of the FR are produced each year. The Editor is supported by a small team of FRA members who help gather photographs; collate the results etc. Typesetting and printing is done commercially.

The Editor is a member of the FRA Committee, which meets about 4 times a year and the Communication sub-Committee. You will need to be co-opted onto the Committee until the AGM.

If you are interested in applying you are welcome to contact Richard Reeve…… and you can obtain a copy of the application form for the post from Nick Harris, Secretary on secretary@fellrunner.org.uk 07956344174

Nick Harris



Durisdeer Hill Race



Entries for Durisdeer Hill Race, a counter in the British Champs are now open online and accessible via http://www.scottishhillracing.co.uk/RaceDetails.aspx?RaceID=RA-0060

Entries will stay open till 6th June, there is no upper limit. Please note, NO entries will be accepted on the day this year.



Wharmton Dash Cancelled - 28th June 2015



Unfortunately the Wharmton Dash which was scheduled for Sunday 28th June, has been cancelled as date of the Saddleworth Show has been changed.



FRA Emergency Wilderness First Aid Course



For more information, please click here



Lowther Lakeland Trail Race - Change of Date



The date of this race has been changed to Sunday 16th August and is part of the Lowther Show.  All other details are unchanged.



Eligibility qualifications for the English Championships



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. Member of a club outside England which is registered with the appropriate home country athletics federation but born in England or resident in England for a minimum of twelve months prior to the date of the first Championship race.
 
3. Unattached members of the FRA born in England or resident in England for a minimum of twelve months prior to the date of the first Championship race. 
 
* Runners qualifying under2. or 3. above must notify the FRA Statistician either in writing or by e-mail prior to the date of the first Championship race. 


Tigger Tor fell race 25-1-2015



The FRA Disciplinary, appeals and review sub-Committee has upheld a complaint in relation to the Tigger Tor fell race 25.1.15.that a runner was not carrying the requisite kit.
 
We have decided to impose a 6 month ban on William (Billy) Cartwright, Matlock AC from competing in any races registered with the FRA, expiring on 20 August 2015. Race organisers will also be informed.


FRA England Fell & Mountain 14-16 Development Squad



More information here



Fell LiRF



Application forms available here.



FRA - AGM





Darren Holloway Memorial Race (Buttermere Horseshoe) 13th June



Two additional races have been included in this event for 2015.  There is a short route (20.8km/1520m ascent) and a relay for three runners that takes in the full Buttermere Horseshoe route.  See http://www.c-f-r.org.uk/node/3563 for more details.



Grasmere Senior Guides - Change of Date



The Grasmere Senior Guides Race is on the August bank holiday weekend and the date is Sunday 30th August, not as previously published.



Hairy Dog - Change of Date



The date of the Hairy Dog race has been changed to Monday 31st August.



Environment and Access Officer



Chris Jones (Wharfedale) has been agreed as the new FRA Environment and Access Officer. Contact details. 2 RaygillLothersdale BD20HH 07753799386 access@fellrunner.org.uk


Auld Lang Syne race 31-12-14



The FRA committee has upheld a complaint that a runner ran at ALS in the place of another runner and in contravention of the rules. We have decided to impose a 3 month ban on James Bancroft, Marsh Harriers from competing in any races registered with the FRA, expiring on 5 May 2015. Race organisers will also be informed.
 
Nick Harris - Secretary


Race Organisers - Documents



Click here to use Jim Godwin's race organiser program



FRA Hypothermia Leaflet



Can be downloaded here



FRA Radios



Monitoring runners is a vital aspect of the safe conduct of fell races and so the FRA has long had a set (6) of Motorola radios available for free loan to race organisers.
 
The FRA has now purchased three further sets (of 6) of a more powerful Motorola model which have much improved radio coverage.
 
These are available on free loan from Jon Broxap via Pete Bland Sports where they are stored.
 
Race organisers are urged to make use of this facility.
 
The FRA is committed to do all it can to ensure safety in fell races and if future demand for radios from race organisers exceeds supply then the FRA will purchase additional sets to safeguard the future of the sport.