Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Monday, 16 January 2017
It was a very muddy 9k course but Tim once again made it look easy finishing in 36.37. Tim admitted he hadn't been taking running very serious lately and has promised to do more training this year!
Neil Hughes 39.39, Simon Ford 40.41 and Dave Sloan 41.08 were next with Gareth Jones 43.29 just pipping Gary Stevens 43.29, followed by Mark Collins 44.49 and an ever improving Phil Spencer-Grey 45.45.
Sunday, 15 January 2017
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for . . . the A&T Fell Championships fixture list for 2017! Per my earlier blog, this year we have joined the Run the Moors area fell championship, so most of this year’s races are based around that fixture list. This brings us a wider selection of races than in the previous couple of years and also adds that extra spice of competition against other clubs. I have dropped only one RTM race from the A&T Champs, the reason being that it is on 19th March and so clashes with the Gin Pit Half.
Rules are similar to last year, with a couple of small additions. Best 6 races count, with a minimum of 3 races to qualify for prizes. There is an extra bonus point for every race you complete over the 5. There will also be 1 additional bonus point for any category M race that you complete and 2 bonus points for any category L race. In the event of a tie, then I will backcount on the results, number of 1st places, 2nd places, etc.
It’s worth noting that there will definitely be kit requirements on some of these races and a couple of them will require navigation skills, however I will make sure that this is made clear in advance. If in doubt, please ask me.
More information on the Run the Moors championship is at this link http://www.felljunior.org.uk/GP/. There is also a facebook group that I’ll share.
More information on all of the races and kit requirements are to be found on the fell runners association website at this link http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/
Windy Hill, Littleborough (BM)
Pete Hartley Liver Hill, Marl Pits (BS)
Rivington Pike, Horwich (BS)
The Cake Race, Diggle (BM)
Fo(e) Edge, Rossendale (BS)
Knowl Hill, Rochdale (BS)
Eddie's Revenge, Shaw (AS)
Bull Hill, Bury (BS)
Turnslack, Littleborough (BM)
Sedbergh Hills, Yorkshire Dales (AL)
Grizedale Horshoe, Lake District (AM)
Withins Skyline, Haworth (BM)