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Everyone who’s done it loves it.
If you’ve not done it, come and do it, you’ll love it too.
If you’ve not been to this corner of the SW Lakes before, come and have a look (it’s bloody lovely).
If you want free beer, come in a full car.
The deadline for races to be registered in time for the printed Handbook is the end of October. If you haven't registered your race yet please help me by not leaving it to the last minute. Thanks, Dave (Fixtures Sec.)
Because the Eskdale Inn has closed registration will take place in the pavilion at Castleton cricket club Grid ref NZ 68413 08211 from 9 o'clock.
The Cringle Hill race is now on Saturday 9th November not Saturday 16th. All other details unchanged
The RPMRT Boulsworth Hill Dark Dash on 23rd October will not take place
Updated after Ilam National Trust here including Championship medallists.
The FRA have been considering how we can better educate all runners about the absolute no-no rules of fell running. Massive thanks to Jim Tyson from Ambleside who has come up with this poster which will be displayed at all fell races in the near future. Please take a moment to read and comply and help to keep this great sport safe and enjoyable for everone.
The Shittern Santa Saunter on 8th December 2019 has been cancelled
FRA Junior Championship- the hoody and t shirt shop is now open for business! Free t shirts for at least 4 races done, hoody for 6. Please note that because of the gap between the last race and the junior do, we're on a tight deadline for the hoodies orders. I'm discussing extending that but for now please proceed on the basis that you get your orders in immediately after the last race. Link to the shop
The date of the Fell Trail CiRF 15 course in August has changed from 17/18th to 3/4th - same venue (Mytholmroyd, near Hebden Bridge) and that is it is weekend 1 with participants then choosing to attend a weekend 2 on either the 7/8th Sept or 21/22nd September and an assessment day of either 26th or 27th October.
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.
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)