Info and stuff to read. Currently waiting for a permanent home and archive on the website but March 2019 is here.
The evenings are drawing out and it’s becoming increasingly hard to ignore the siren call of the fells after five months of dark adventures. If, like me, you’ve been dreaming of beautiful evenings scampering over the fells with your mates, here’s a new training schedule for Tuesday nights to take us through to October. It’s really hard to keep everyone happy and there are a few gaps for folk to put suggestions out there – always best discussed on a Tues night after a good hard run with a glass of your favourite in a nice pub!
Thank you for coming out to play this morning on a stunning and unseasonably warm and sunny Lakeland day. 23 set out and 23 returned with the seasoned, experienced runners generally showing the youngsters clean heels…and which way to go in several cases!
It’s a great race, full of history and the outcome is always dependent upon knowing the best lines or backing a good horse for a follow.
For me, it’s just a pleasure to see friends old and new, from different clubs, enjoying themselves. Thanks to Chris Hodgson for his help on the finish, to Cath for her fantastic action pics (on the club’s FB page), to new member James H who brought cakes to share (Ambleside lad for sure!) and to everyone who supported it. Maybe in future years, I’ll put it out there again like I used to under full FRA rules as I know it’s popular. However, the purist fell runner in me quite likes the Old Skool, take responsibility for yerself, rock up and run vibe!
Next stop: Loughrigg Orienteering Event. 1 hour score on a Tues night in the Easter hols (date tbc).
Following the recent first aid course attended by many of you, here’s some useful info on how to ensure you and your mates get back alive.
Get Back Alive
There are plans for possibly two new Parkruns for the Ambleside area.
This is a global network of free 5k runs for all ages and all abilities, held every Saturday morning at 9am.
But nothing will happen without a volunteer team. The Parkrun ambassadors want to meet anyone who would like to be involved. They say, it doesn’t take a lot of your time, and it doesn’t mean YOU never get to run.
“There’s some background admin to do, course setting up, timing and barcode duties, but the more volunteers, the more everyone gets their chance to run as well.”
They are hosting a meeting at the Golden Rule in Ambleside on Wednesday March 20 at 7pm. If you can’t make it, but want to be part of the team, please email email@example.com. Everyone is welcome: runners, walkers, people who want to be part of a fun and lively community event, youngsters, retired runners.
“We have potentially two routes for the Ambleside area. It’s now up to the community to come forward and volunteer.”
Come on Ambleside, we can do it!
Tuesday 2nd April.
Wilfs Café Staveley
Food at 8pm.
Look out for details of the runs that night on the club website – it is the first Tuesday after the clocks change so we will be meeting at an exciting & different running location!
£12 per person paid on the night to Wilfs
Bring your own booze. They do sell soft drinks
I have arranged for a gf/dairy free lamb hot pot, veggie lasagne and fruit crumble with custard/cream. If these are fine no instruction necessary.
If you need gf/dairy free/veggie there is the Wilfs bean chilli available but I need to know.
Please email me on
to confirm attendance so I can give them numbers.
We’ve had a busy season last year, asking a lot of folk to help out, so this one’s an under the radar job just for our club again and mates from Kendal/Helm etc. so long as they know it’s not under any rules and is technically just a timed run! Same format: no pins, no entry fee, no numbers, no marshals, no prizes and defo no GPS. So, the race that’s not a race but everyone knows that it is really a race to the death!
Meet at the cattle grid by the park (no grid refs either!) for about 10.40 where I can write your names down and we’ll aim for an 11.00am start. Any route you like to the following CPs:
Loughrigg summit trig (you must touch the trig)
Silver Howe summit cairn (you must touch the cairn with your hand)
Loughrigg summit trig (again you must touch the trig)
Lily Tarn (there will be an orienteering kite with a label on it. There will be a picture of an animal on it – you have to look at it and tell me on the finish line what the animal was as proof you’ve been. Open to all manner of abuse I know but hey?! I can tell you that it won’t be Nessie again:-)
You must be careful and switch you brain on at Red Bank Road going out and back. I’ll try to get a Caution Runners sign up in both directions but it won’t be marshalled. Easier said than done when you’ve got your race head on but please do be smart there.
There is a high chance of home baking on the finish line.