Tuesday 29 August 2017

Gill Pimblott race 2017 (race the train driver) - by Mark Riches

The earlier post HERE refers

We raised £375, which is a fantastic effort

Big thank you to everyone who took part / donated especially Shaun who not only organised the event but played the part of the train driver!

2017/18 X-Country fixtures – by Mark Riches

I think that the dates and venues might already be on FB, but here is a complete list of races made up of 3 different leagues

·         Red Rose
·         Mid Lancs
·         South East Lancs
Red Rose
Mid Lancs
Cuerden Valley Park
Red Rose
Red Rose
Leverhulme Park, Bolton
Heaton Park
Mid Lancs
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Red Rose
Mid Lancs
Tandle Hill
Mid Lancs
Towneley Park, Burnley
Mid Lancs
Rylands Park, Lancaster
Mid Lancs

Some of the Mid Lancs races involve quite a lot of travel and this year we have 2 or 3 clashes

My intention is to go with best 7 from 11 races and include the following races where there are clashes

·         14th October - Red Rose LSV
·         18th November - Red Rose Bolton
·         17th February - SEL Chorley

Monday 28 August 2017

Grizedale Horseshoe fell race Sat 2nd Sep 11:00
This little beauty begins at the lovely setting of Glenridding on Ullswater (CA11 0PA), entry £5 on the day only.
Covering 9.9 miles and 5003 ft of climb, the race takes in Catstye Cam followed by Helvellyn, Dollywaggon, down to Grisedale Tarn and then back up to St Sunday Crag. The return journey is via Grisedale Beck to Hole in the Wall and back to Glenridding Village Hall for a welcome cup of tea, soup and a butty.
Please be prepared to carry full kit, including map and compass.  This is another one where in good conditions you'll be fine to follow people (and take in some of the best views the Lake district has to offer), but if the clag is down, you could need to navigate.  
As always, any questions, give me a shout.  Cheers, Tim

Sunday 20 August 2017

Sedbergh Hills fell race report:

Feck, that was hard!

Well done and thanks to Brendan and Phil for joining me in taking part.  The A&T fell champs have been updated and race results can be found at the website below.

Only 2 more races to go now, the next one is the slightly easier and shorter Grizedale Horseshoe on Sat 2nd Sep at 11:00.

Friday 18 August 2017

Track Time Trial Results - 14/08/2017

Firstly, congratulations to everyone who took part on Monday, there were some really strong times and some really great efforts by all.

Secondly I want to apologise for this going out so late. I'll try to be more organised next week after Monday's 3K and 5K time trials.


1500m 800m 400m 200m
Rob 04:48.73
Rob 02:22.59
Rob 01:02.17
Matt T 28.92
Tim 05:12.83
Tim 02:35.18
Matt T 01:06.73
Gareth 30.05
Matt T 05:39.92
Matt T 02:41.35
Gareth 01:08.81
Oli 31.95
Gareth 05:46.08
Gareth 02:51.11
Oli 01:12.65
James 34.15
Oli 05:46.64
Oli 02:47.42
James L 01:14.17
Vanessa 34.21
James L 05:49.64
James L 02:49.95
Claire M 01:19.14
Matthew 34.51
Claire M 06:07.20
Claire M 02:56.40
Matthew 01:21.60
Claire M 35.41
Vanessa 06:45.47
Vanessa 03:27.79
Vanessa 01:23.83
Dave B 37.91
Matthew 06:47.57
Nicola 03:32.78
Nicola 01:37.65
Nicola 41.40
Nicola 06:56.36
Matthew 04:01.12
Dave B 01:44.41
Carmel 07:39.30
Carmel 04:09.27
Carmel 01:48.18
Dave B 09:23.65
Dave B 04:31.31

Tuesday 15 August 2017

18th North West Counties Road Relays. (Blackpool)

I've  been asked to look into this event which is to be held in Stanley Park , Blackpool.  On Saturday 9th September.

Ladies is teams of 3 - running 5.2km each £15 per team. Start 13:20hrs

Men is teams of 4 - running 6.6km each £20 per team.  Start 14:30 hrs

If you are in interested in taking part please let me know so I can register the teams. Once I have numbers I can put people into teams.

There maybe some scope for beers afterwards in Blackpool !



Monday 14 August 2017

Gin Pit 5 Volunteers Required

 Race Update 06/09

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far.  We are still looking to fill some vacancies.  If you are free to help out please let me know so i can add you to the list.

It's fast approaching that time of the year where your club needs a couple of hours of your time to help with our annual Gin Pit 5 which is on Sunday 1st October.

There are a number of roles that need filling, some of which you are free to race.

If anyone can help please email or contact a committee member via email or facebook.

10 course marshals - Craig Bradbury (team leader), Chris Scholes, Mike Carter, Suzanne Gregory, Clare Unsworth, Joan Cooke

3 x Car Park (can race) - Tim Campbell (team leader),  Barry Allman, Phil Griffiths

2 x Course set and clean up (can race)  - Brendan Loughrey,

3 x Registration (can race) - Gary Stevens (team leader),  Louise Simpson, Rachel Haslam

3 x Time Keepers - Mark Riches (team leader), Gary Stevens, Jo Riches

1x Water Station - Jon Hall & Cath Worsley

1 x presentation - Chris Bennett

1 x race starter - Chris Bennett

3 or 4 x handing out t-shirts -Emma Stevens, Annabel Stevens,

Sedbergh Hills fell race Sun 20th Aug 11am

This Sunday at 11am sees the next club fell race at Sedbergh Hills (parking at Sedbergh School, LA10 5HG) .  I’m not going to lie, this one will be a toughie at 14 miles and 6,000 ft of climb, so it’d be best if you were fairly confident on the hills.  Also worth noting is that the course won’t be marked / marshalled all the way and so, whilst it’s a popular race and you should be able to follow people, if you did lose contact with the pack due to poor visibility, then you may need to navigate out of it.  I expect that the organisers will therefore expect you to carry map and compass, plus probably most of the full FRA kit, so waterproofs (taped seams), whistle, water, emergency food, etc.  Details of full kit requirements are on the FRA website. 
There is an option to pre-register, which is slightly cheaper, and you can find this and other details of the race at the official race website below.  As always, please get in contact if you have any questions and I'll be happy to help.

Monday 7 August 2017

A&T Wednesday Efforts Session

Wednesday Efforts Night

A few changes are happening for the rest of the summer nights i am planning on doing one Wednesday session from LSV once a month

So this Wednesday will be from LSV, the web site has been updated with the sessions and the locations

we are doing this to help others attend the session who cannot make GinPit in time.

Winter efforts will be always East Lancs.

Any question please get in contact with me