If your looking for that fun race with a friendly feel then get yourself along to Dufton in February for the High Cup Nick Fell Race. You can run over the same training ground used by the current British Fell Running Champion and race organiser Morgan Donnelly and taste some of the great cakes, made by his wife Lucy, that help fuel his Championship performances. SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2012 RACE: High Cup Nick Fell Race – Dufton, Cumbria, CA16 6DB. Seniors 9 miles 2pm start. Entry on day only £5.... Read More
Clay Bank East Fell Race is the next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series and is on Sunday 15th January. Registration is in Clay Bank Car Park and the race starts at 10.30 am. The race is 6 miles long with 1,000 feet of ascent. For the last four years or so it has either been canceled or run in snow. So, come prepared. For a closer look at the course click through to a route map.
It was another fantastic day with a record entry, the warmest weather ever and possibly the wettest due to the heavy rain in the first half of the race. Going therefore was muddy or is it ‘cacky!’ It was a huge surge at the start with runners filling the narrow ‘C’ road right up to the farm where a change in footing squeezed the line. At the junction it was still anybody’s race with a good group at the front. The climb up to Captain Cook’s Monument thinned them out.... Read More
Northern Runner’s Charlie Stead (NFR) managed to scrape a win in this years Guisborough Four Seasons which is all the Fell Races that start from Guisborough over the year. The series winner is worked out on accumulated time for the four races (Gisborough Moors, Guisborough Grunt, Guisborough 3 Tops and Guisborough Woods). The ladies title was taken by Kay Neesam of New Marske Harriers.
Mild and dry conditions greeted the runners for this year’s Hillforts and Headaches Race. Another record turnout of 84 beating last years 76, indicating an upward trend in numbers for fell running. About one third of the field from NFR and other runners from as far afield as St. Albans, Woolacombe and Darlington. The start of the route was altered due to roadworks on the main bridge and instead went over the footbridge and up the road as in the Simonside Cairns race. NFR filled the first 6 places with... Read More
A wet course was turned into a swamp by the rain that started just as the runners where about to set off in the first of the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series in 2012. Jim Bulman managed to pull of a win in front of Cameron Taylor of host club Esk Valley. Taylor, a junior, has come of age this season winning two of the winter series races so far and beating Bulman, currently unattached, in both of them. But, the flat start suited the veteran and... Read More