The second race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series was blessed with glorious weather. Well done to Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers for showing off the delights of Sutton Bank and Lake Gormire. Click here to see the full results
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Here is the route map for the Gormire Gamble 2017. If you fancy some cracking scenary and a touch of excitment in October then get yourself upto Sutton Bank on Sunday 15th October, 11am start, entry on the day only £5. More details in an earlier blog post.
In the 20 year history of the Dave Parry Fell Race Series there has been two previous fell races held from the Sutton Bank Visitors Centre. The Sutton Bank Slither and the White Horse Wander both had to be stopped due to problems with dogs on the route or access to the land. Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers have worked hard with the land owners to put together an exciting new route that brings fell racing back to this lovely part of the North Yorkshire Moors. The Gormire Gamble is the... Read More
The first race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is the Lockton Limping on Sunday 24th September 2017. Knavesmire are the organising club. Entry is £5 on the day only. Registration/start/finish is at Lockton Village Hall, Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire (grid ref SE 845898). The route is about 7 miles long with about 1000 feet of ascent. The fun starts at 10.30 am. Grippy trail shoes would be a good choice.
The next race in the Dave Parry Summer Fell Race Series is Roseberry Topping on Wednesday 30th August at 7pm. Registration is in the car park at the bottom of Roseberry Topping just south of Newton Under Roseberry on the A173. Entry is on the day only and £4. The event is organised by the National Trust. For those who aren’t familiar with Roseberry Topping this is the sharks fin that sticks out from the side of the North Yorkshire Moors as you look to the East when you are... Read More
The next race in the Dave Parry Summer Fell Race Series is Gribdale Gallop on Wednesday 16th August. Entry is £5 on the day only and the fun begins at 7.15 pm. The start/finish/registration is at Gribdale Car Park which is just a drive up hill from Great Ayton, North Yorkshire (Grid Ref NZ59311). This years course is slightly different to the established course that has been used for the past 20 years as the race has been unable to get access to the Forestry Commision Land. The new route... Read More
It was a terrific evening of Fell racing at the latest Dave Parry/Northern Runner Summer Fell Race series event – Inclined to Madness taking its name from former railway line incline midrace. The rain cleared out well before the race replaced with a mild perfect running evening. Overall winner was Paul Lowe of Darlington Harriers, in a navigation error free run Paul eased to victory over Martin Perry of Esk Valley Fell Club. In the women’s race it was Alison Matthews claiming a double victory for Darlington Harriers from Kay... Read More
The next event in the Dave Parry Summer Fell Race Series is Inclined to Madness on Wednesday 26th July 7.15 start antry is £5 on the day only. The organisers batton has now been passed to York Acorn. The start and registration is at the lower Clay Bank car park (Grid Ref 579038) nr Stokesley, North Yorkshire. (When you get to the top of Clay Bank coming from Stocksley turn left down the hill and there is a forestry car park on the right). The route is 11km long with... Read More
The weather just held off for a great night of fell running at the third counter in the Dave Parry/Northern Runner Summer Fell Race Series, Whorlton Run. 109 starters and finishers so well done everyone and £300 to playing fields funds, much appreciated by the playing field association who manage the site. The tale of the tape, overall winner Rory Stead of Aberdeen AAC though lives locally, with second going to Michael Joyeux of Quakers. 3rd and 4th was the battle of York with Acorn’s Paul Whittaker leading homes Knavesmires... Read More
The In the second summer series event of the Dave Parry/Northern Runner Fell Series 2017, the weather did not disappoint with a mild,sunny-ish albeit breezy evening and Bryan Miller (Thirsk and Sowerby) and his team were rewarded with 114 runners, with plenty of new faces.Ultimately the result turned on the final 800m, in a race characterised by the any choice return from the radiomast. The steep descent from the radiomast has slowly but surely become repopulated with trees and is now somewhat of a maze, with a recce now a... Read More