We recently posted a vimeo film of Colin Donnelly’s Welsh 3,000’s record set back in 1988. If you felt inspired enough to have a go at this tough mountain event then why not enter the Vegan Welsh 3000’s which is now one of the events in the UK Skyrunner Series. Although Colin makes it look very easy as he flows over the Welsh slate don’t underestimate this very tough challenge. If your not already a seasoned fell runner and your navigation isn’t good then you will need to do some... Read More
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You have no more excuses to keep your old copies of The Fell Runner now that Ian Smith (Bolton United Harriers) has digitised all issues upto 2006. If your not familiar with this great magazine or you want to trot down memory lane click here.
A pleasant day for January dry with a biting west wind. The ground was still suffering from the previous night’s frost and proved slippery in places. The main field set off and within 200m split into two distinct trains, one up the immediate climb and one at a diagonal to the SW. Once on the top they quickly descended to the first beck jump whereby there was a strong group of men away basically amounting to the first six eventual finishers. On the ascent up to Roundhill the line soon... Read More
Thanks to Ann Brown for these great pictures of the start of Captain Cooks Fell Race 2014. Click here to view.
If you arelo oking for some inspiration to brave the wet and windy weather. Watch this film in 1988 Colin Donnelly set an astonishing record time for fifteen 3000 foot peaks in North Wales. In the quarter of a century since this feat, no runner has come close to equalling his time of 4 hours and 19 minutes
The last race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series was Captain Cooks Fell Race on New Years Day the weather was a little unkind with fairly wet and blustery conditions but a great day was had by all. This was epitomised by some of the younger participants who insisted on showing me how muddy they were from slipping over. A record turnout for both the senior and junior events meaning we raised over 1900 pounds for various charities – all of them local! In the races... Read More
The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is Clay Bank East on Sunday 5th January. The race is just over 5 miles long with about 1,000 feet of ascent. The fun starts at 10.30am from Clay Bank Car Park which is just south of Great Broughton on the B1256 near Stokesley. Entry is on the day only, registration is in the car park. Click here to see a map of the course.