Well done to Lee Bennett and Karen Robertson both from Northumberland Fell Runners. Glen McWilliams report from the Chevoit Summit Fell Race is Below: Muckle Cheviot was still in no summer mood. A lazy north east wind constantly blew down the Harthope Valley for the 5th Cheviot Summit fell run. 56 hardy runners set off for the 2676 feet of climb to the summit of Cheviot & back down again. 21 NFRs easily made up the majority of the field & duly took 1st positions in the female & male... Read More
This Saturday is this years ‘3 Peaks’ Race. The classic 23 mile race over Yorkshires biggest hills growing every year with competition to get one of the 1,000 places as hot as getting to the finish line first. The event starts in Horton in Ribblesdale and goes over Pen Y Ghent, Whernside and Inglebrough before returning back to Horton. Click here to read the race preview from Mud Sweat and Tears.
The Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series will get underway with the Carlton Challenge on Wednesday 2nd May. The race starts at 7.15pm from Carlton Bank Top, near Stocksley, North Yorkshire Grid Ref 522031. The race is 5 miles long with 1100 feet of ascent. The entry fee is £6 paid on the night only. Please come prepared to carry kit due to the current summer weather we are enjoying.
When you have a big hill in your area every Fell Runner knows that you should have a race up it. Glen McWilliams is again organising the Cheviot Summit Race on Sunday 29th April. The race is 6 miles long with 2000 feet of ascent. It simply goes to the top of Cheviot and back from Langley Ford. Entry is on the day only. The start is 11am. For a map of the route etc click here.
The final event in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race is the Fox and Hounds Chase on Sunday 29th April. The event takes place from Ainthorpe Nr Danby on the North Yorkshire Moors and starts at 10.30am. The race is a typicial moorland type course with lots of single tracks. It covers about 9 miles with about 1500 feet of ascent. Registration and the presentation is in the Fox and Hounds Inn which does good food and drink to aid your recovery. The Fox and Hounds is now... Read More
After a succesful first event last year the Hadrians Wall Half Marathon is back.The race is a circular route of not less than half marathon distance* close to a section of Hadrian’s Wall with outstanding views of this World Heritage Site. The route is of mixed terrain of grass path, forest track and approx 4.8 miles of road. Suitable for road running and trail shoes. For more details and to enter online click here. There is a 300 race limit so get your entries in quickly to avoid missing out.
The battle of the day was in the women’s race with Northumberland Fell Runners Karen Robertson just beating Kay Neesam of New Marske Harriers by 8 seconds. Jim Bulman took victory in the Men’s Race. The New Marske Harriers time was quick despite the sloppy conditions even considering that the course was slightly shorter finishing at the top of the road not in the Rugby Club car park due to Rugby matches being on. The team was won by Northumberland Fell Runners. Click here for the full results.