Shires 2018 results here
Club champs results up to Black Combe Country Fair here
Thanks Jim T for sorting
A beautiful September evening saw 39 Amblesiders take a mass start from the summit before dashing down Red Screes all the way to The Rule last night. Well done to all who raced and thanks to those who made it happen.
Changed from Kentmere to Hartsop on account of decent(ish) forecast with loads more route possibilities.
Meet 6.30pm at Hartsop sheepfold.
Drink at Brotherswater afterwards.
Red Screes Downhill Club Champs Race
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Ever wondered who the best descender in the club is? Well wonder no longer, the race you have been waiting for is here. The second running of this Kamikaze Downhill promises to be a corker and is part of the club champs in 2018. The concept is simple. We all start together at the summit of Red Screes and descend the long broad ridge to the south. The first to the door of the Golden Rule pub on Kirkstone Road in Ambleside wins.
Meet on summit at 6.50pm for a 7.00pm mass start. To encourage people not to skimp on kit to save weight, there will be a clear kit requirement, dependent on the weather, posted on club Facebook and website that day. If the weather is inclement please don’t give yourself too long to hang around on the summit as we need to start bang on 7pm due to timing consistency.
Please do not climb any walls or deviate too wildly from the path down the shoulder of Red Screes. This being fellrunning, cunning fast lines are absolutely encouraged, of which there are a few. Those of you familiar with the descent might recognise the points marked on the image below. In the interests of fairness, everyone needs to know that the wall gap at the northern most point and the low gate at the southern one are IN as crossing points. There is a decent trod joining the two. The gate requires a little step over or ‘shimmy’ through! Still time for a recce!
Can I please appeal to everyone to be super careful on the 700m of road at the end? If anyone racing can help by synching watches with me at 6.00pm at the Rule then please let me know. Someone to take times at the finish from 7.10pm would be useful as well. No-one except the runners are needed at the summit. Finally, there is no charge for this race as it comes free as part of your membership of the Greatest Fellrunning Club on Earth.
Beers and Prizes in the Rule afterwards. See you there, Dan
Last years results here
The Stickle Uphill Race – Tuesday 3rd July 2018
The Man With The Hammer Awaits!
In a late change of plan, the eagerly awaited return of the club uphill champs race is upon us…
An uphill only, set course ‘time trial’ format for Club Championship points. Runners will set off in 1 minute intervals and race to the top of Pavey Ark via the Langdale race route (almost). Tricky parts of the route will be flagged
Starts at the Stickle Barn, Langdale
Arrive whenever suits, start times from 6.45pm to 7.30pm
Please bring full FRA kit. In the interests of fairness, everyone will be required to carry the same, dependent on the weather on the night. There will be a check before you set off
Club members or friends of the club aged 16 or over
Free as part of your membership of The Greatest Fell Running Club in the World
Queries or offers of help?
email@example.com or 07540807775
I do need at least 1 person to walk up at 6ish and put a few flags out, then do times on the summit. Alternatively this job could be split between 2 (or more!) people. Any other volunteers could be based around the tarn as a halfway marshal.
Here are the Loughrigg results – thanks to Ben, Britta and all the helpers