Thursday, 9 November 2017

November Results December Races



Event name  Allithwaite 8 Multi terrain
Date  21.10.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Paul Stocks 47 MV50 1.14.08 78  A8MT

Event name  Dunnerdale Fell Race 4.9miles 
Date  11.11.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
David Griffin 54 MV50 0.52.09
214
DFR
Paul Stocks 116 MV50 1.00.49
John Leech 134 MV50 1.03.26
Vicky Kirkwood 165 WV40 1.07.34

Dunnerdale Fell Race
It is only 4.9 (8K) miles long and 1800’ (550m) climb but if you can have a short classic race, this is a contender and one I can wholeheartedly recommend.
After a long wait to set off on our way to Dunnerdale, Paul finally turns up full off beans and grins! Texting who’d have it!
 We have a fantastic drive to Broughton in Furness, the sun is shining!! I think it’s the first time I will have run this race in such glorious weather and be able to see the whole route!! I then I start to worry that I’ll get lost! It’s easy to take the wrong line when concentrating on moving fast and not watching where you are going!
Parking is a bit of a pain for this race as it uses the access lane to the Hamlet but the marshals guide us into a spot easily enough, it’s then a short walk to registration in the hall.
After we register it’s time to check out the competition. Familiar faces are all about, the ever smiling John Leech and the ever enthusiastic Vicky Kirkwood, but, I want to see if my main rivals are here, to my dismay and delight (honest) they are, Sean Robinson, Howgill and Shaun Addison, Helm Hill, looks like it’ll be a race then.
After we have been set off I see the 2 Sean’s are behind me, have I set off too fast? The first two thirds of a mile are on the road, its fast and after an initial downhill, it’s up, up ,up at a pace that doesn’t suit many fell runners, me especially. Then it’s on to the fells, a lung busting leg burning first ascent, I can ‘feel’ the 2 Sean’s breathing down my neck, mind games take over and I push harder.
The top of the Knott passes in a blur and the fast section to Ravens crag is over in what feels like seconds, it’s then another slightly less steep ascent and again a fast descent to the road crossing and up to Stickle Pike, legs burning and chest heaving I risk a  quick look behind, no Sean’s!! I feel invigorated and this adds momentum to my ascent, for a least 30 seconds!!.
Coming off Stickle Pike is steep, for only a short way, then it’s fast to Great Stickle, choosing the right route here will be important as you can easily loose places and time, fortunately I choose the easier (slightly longer) route and extend my lead over the runner behind.
The descent off Great Stickle is fast, very fast, you need to keep your wits about you on this section with slippery bracken and boulders lying in wait to catch out the over confident. From the bottom it is along a track down though a woods back onto the road up to the finish.
It’s nice to beat your rivals (however it happens) and joke about it afterwards, this is the essence of fell running, great competition, great camaraderie and a great pub!!!

Event name  Fellfoot Park Run 
Date  11.11.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Ray Gill
1
MV50 20.23 217  FPR
Dawn Gill 118 WV50 26.15
Event name   York Park Run 
Date  18.11.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Alice Steel 154 W18/19 1 23.22 617  YPR

Event name   Kendal M Fest 10k trail 839'climb
Date  18.11.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
David Griffin 87 MV50 50.03 608  KMF10K


December Races; FELL
Wansfell Fell Race
  • Date & time: Wed 27th Dec 2017 at 12:00
  • Country: England
  • Region: Lake District
  • Category: AS
  • Website: www.amblesideac.org.uk
  • Distance: 4km / 2.5m
  • Climb: 405m / 1329ft
  • Venue: Ambleside Rugby Club
  • Grid ref: 377044
  • Skills & experience: n/a
  • Minimum age: 14
A cracking race to get rid of your Christmas excess's, it may be short but it's a little toughie!






December Races; ROAD
Any suggestions ?

Sunday, 1 October 2017

October Results-November Races


Hodgson Brothers Relay 01.10.2017
Leg 1  time/pos Leg 2 time/pos Leg 3 time/pos
Vicky Kirkwood 00.58.26 Ray Gill 01.16.12 Tyrone Lewis 01.02.31
Grace Leedham 62 Andrew Stores 68 Andy Bryon 53
Leg 4 time/pos
Dave Nichols 00.59.31
Steve Jeffs 63
Great effort from team Dallam in rather unpleasant conditions!
Event name  Lancaster Park Run
Date  07.10.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Grace Leedham56VW4524.59
Colin Hewitt100MV5528.10
Isabella Benson164JW1031.28
Marian DeSilver170VW5531.45













Langdale Horseshoe;.
Tough conditions for todays race which was won by Carl Bell in 2.12.00. Quite a few runners decided to add a few miles to the route although, I suspect, not by choice!!  Well done to Andy Bryon, Paul Stocks, John Leech and Wendy Dodds, finishing in that order
Event name  Langdale Horseshoe 12.5miles 4600 climb
Date  07.10.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Andy Byran 104 MV40 3.33.01 366  LHFR
Paul Stocks 291 MV50 3.53.39
John Leech 295 MV50 3.56.32
Wendy Dodds 305 W60 3.59.02

Race Report by Paul Stocks

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Quite deservedly a Lakeland classic, this race has everything -quad busting climbs, fast grassy descents, rock climbing and bogs.......lots of bogs ! 
The first ascent to Stickle tarn and checkpoint 1 is brutal but once you wade across the ghyll it is a quick canter to the rear of Pavey Ark and another climb to checkpoint 2, Thunacar Knott. This is where it gets interesting because before you lies Martcrag Moor, a god-forsaken place at the best of times but today it is diabolical. An ill judged manoeuvre by this competitor earned him a plunge into an infinity pool which thankfully failed to suck me under - blind panic is a wonderful motivator !
Running faster to try and warm up and Black Crags are soon upon us I pointed out the fact to those around me that this is the view seen on the closing credits of Countryfile but no-one seemed impressed. The climb up to Esk Hause is impeded now by a strong wind and very icy rain but as soon as you leave this Checkpoint, runner's trod takes you under Esk Pike to Ore gap. This so far was the most precarious part of the race, a narrow path interspersed with slippy rocks, gushing streams and deep muddy puddles. Fortunately the weather was now on our backs and Bow Fell, Checkpoint 4, soon appears. A slippy descent to 3 Tarns and a nifty racing line takes you to Long Top, Checkpoint 5. The decision now is which route to take, fortunately having marshaled this many times I knew the little trod around Bad Step so onwards and down to Red Tarn trying not to look at Pike of Blisco  looming up in the distance. The unrelenting misery of a climb to Checkpoint 6 and what then I thought would be the easy descent back - how wrong was I ? Tired legs and incredibly slippy, muddy ground are not good bedfellows, I was entertained by the pirouettes, somersaults and quite frankly awesome displays of windmilling I have ever seen. One competitor decided to slide down a substantial slope on his back a la luge style. Checkpoint 7 and the relative sanity of a quick jog back down a path to the finish. 
If you haven't done this race I implore you to give it a go, excellently organised and marshalled and it will leave you grinning from ear to ear for days afterwards

Event name  Four Passes 19ish miles ???climb
Date  14.10.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Mike McKenna73.46.00
4PASS
Andy Bryan204.13.00


Martin Gardiner 24 4.15.00
Pedro 'Top Dog' Gardiner 24 4.15.00
Tyron Lewis 47 4.37.00
Kel Richardson 170 5.13.00
Pedro comes in 1st, after finishing controversy!!!










Sunday 15th October 2017 - Llanberis
Well Done Teams Dallam!!!
A great result from both teams at the FRA relays. Both the men's and women's teams turned in great performances at this prestigious national event. At one point it looked as though the women's team may just beat the men, but in the final leg Mark Bell turned in a super run to bring victory for the men. 
Provisional results (probably final)
Men
Tom Harkes 1.57.33 (93rd)
John Wallbank. Ray Gill 1.56.15 (127)
Steve Jeffs, John Leech 2.32.12 (144)
Mark Bell 0.58.31 (109)
Overall finish place 125
Women
Marian DeSilver 1.36.04 (177th)
Jenny Lyon, Sue Goodfellow 2.12.58 (160)
Grace Leedham, Debby Copley 2.25.07 (130)
Vicky Kirkwood 1.05.13 (145)
Overall finish place 162

Event name  Manchester half Marathon 13.2 miles
Date  15.10.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Richard Jarvis 2784 2.00.14  7580  MHM

Event name  Berlin Marathon
Date  .10.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Greg Tagney 10977 MV65 3.48.53
 BM

Event name  Yorkshire Storm Brian Ultra!! 50K
Date  21.10.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Mike McKenna
1
1
4.25.00 29

Event name  Snowden Marathon
Date 28 .10.2017 Overall Position Age position Time No's starting Full Results
Kel Richardson 390 W- 40
3.52.12
Chip time
3.49.18
 2220  SMAR
Dave Nichols TBC M ?    
Full results to follow

Fell Races
Sat 11th Nov Dunnerdale

Date & time: Sat 11th Nov 2017 at 12:00






  • Country: England
  • Region: Lake District
  • Category: AS
  • Website: www.bcrunners.org.uk
  • Distance: 8km / 5m
  • Climb: 550m / 1804ft
  • Venue: Blacksmiths Arms, Broughton Mills.
  • Grid ref: 223905
  • Skills & experience: ER, PM, LK, NS
  • Minimum age: 17


  • A testing but not too hard and, easy navigation. A pie at the finish and a great pub afterwards, what's not to like!!

    Sat 19th Nov Arnside Knott













  • Date & time: Sun 19th Nov 2017 at 12:15
  • Country: England
  • Region: Lake District
  • Category: BM
  • Website: arnsideknott.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Distance: 10km / 6.2m
  • Climb: 330m / 1083ft
  • Venue: Hollins Farm, Far Arnside, Cumbria, LA5 0SL
  • Grid ref: 452765
  • Skills & experience: PM, NS
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Our club race!! Help out and run. The ones that train on the Tuesday sessions will have a great advantage here!!! see above.

    Sat 25th Nov Kirkby Moor












  • Date & time: Sat 25th Nov 2017 at 11:00
  • Country: England
  • Region: Lake District
  • Category: BM
  • Website: fellrace.org.uk/races/kirkbymoor
  • Distance: 10.5km / 6.5m
  • Climb: 490m / 1608ft
  • Venue: Beckside Village Hall, Kirkby in Furness, Cumbria.
  • Grid ref: SD235823
  • Skills & experience: LK, NS
  • Minimum age: 18

  • Kirkby Moor is a fast local race over rolling moorland: a mixture of heather, sheep tracks and the access tracks for the wind Turbines. It’s not that high or steep, so a good race for beginners and road runners, but some parts are still quite hard going and navigation on the moor can be very interesting in the November fog. I've raced this a few times now and will be there again!