The Race Liaison Officer team is recruiting more people to help the race organisers!

Wed 5 Jun 2024

The Fell Runners Association licences between 500 and 600 fell races each year, including six English championship races for seniors and six for juniors. As fell runners we are blessed with being able to run and race in the high and beautiful places across England from Cornwall to Northumberland and the uplands in between. 
Fell racing is a simple sport, though a lot of effort goes into making it appear and feel that way and we need your help.
The Race Liaison Officer team has two primary functions; to support Race Organisers of local and championship fell races, especially the inexperienced, those new to race organisation or those thinking about organising a fell race and to audit FRA races and ensure race organisers follow the correct procedures contributing to the safety of volunteers and competitors.
Who are we looking for? someone with a good awareness and knowledge of fell racing's requirements and guidelines, it will be an advantage though not essential if you have experience of race organisation, you will though be able to gain knowledge and experience to grow into the role.  
The FRA has divided England and the Isle of Man in to regions: Northumberland/Durham, Lake District, North Pennines, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales, Bowland/North West Lancashire, South/West Pennines, Peak District, Shropshire/Welsh Borders, Midlands, South West, South East and Isle of Man. I am looking for RLO's, ideally so there is representation in each area to add to the existing team, and to allow multiple RLO's in the areas with the largest proportion of fell races: Lake District, South/West Pennines and the Peak District. 
The RLO role can be doubled up with competing in the event as well, so if you are interested, be great to hear from you, please drop me a line at [email protected] . 
Clive Thornton - Esk Valley Fell Club
Race Liaison Officer Lead