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Scottish Highlands club trip April 2019

Fancy a weekend of running in Scotland……..? Look no further. Beresford’s Highland Tours is green for go! I have booked out Newtonmore hostel:

for Friday 12th April and Saturday 13th April 2019. There is space for 10-12 people and also loads of accommodation in the village if you feel you need an more intimate night(s). If we get enough people we can hire a minibus to get us up there – its about 4:15 hour drive.

There are lots of opportunities for long runs, easier trails or whiskey tours and all abilities are welcome. If you can let me know by commenting on the Facebook thread about it or contact me (Matt Beresford) directly.



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Newsletter January 2019


The daylight evenings with those legendary AAC Tues night runs are not far away now. But until they arrive, there’s a sparkly new training schedule for your perusal in the “Training > Tues” section of the website. This includes details of the structured hill reps/Kenyan loops sessions. So now you get to leap about in anticipation of your favourites, or just use it to plan your week. You’ll also find details of Thursday’s senior track session at the Phoenix Track, Windermere.

Club Champs 2018 Final Results

Final club champs results for 2018 are here

Well done to all winners!

Thanks to Jim Tyson for organising for the last few years

Information about the 2019 series is here

Thanks to Jim Evans for taking on the organisation for the coming year

Spring in Lakeland LDWA event

Details from club member Richard Tait:

This event is held under LDWA rules and whilst that implies long distance walking rather than running, the trend nowadays is that we’re getting about two thirds runners on these events. Phil Pearson of Northern Fells won this year in 3.30ish. Good training runs.

There’s a few Ambleside runners turn out for the very similar “That’s Lyth” event which goes from Kendal in January.

Because Spring in Lakeland didn’t happen in 2017 and has had a patchy record, so our numbers were a bit down for 2018, but I’m expecting it to fill up ok to the 250 limit in 2019.

It would be great to see some more Ambleside members there and they’d be most welcome, it couldn’t be handier either starting from the Parish Centre.

My partner Karen Goodyear and myself are organising it, Karen has just joined AAC and she was marshalling with me at the Relays.

Here’s the links:

Let me know if you need any more info

Club Champs 2019

Go on… you know you want to!

CLUB CHAMPS 2019 – Dates for your diary
13 Races, 5 to count including at least 1 Medium or Long

Jan 12 Clough Head S
Feb 9 Carnethy S
March 9 Blackcomb M
April 10 Loughrigg S
April TBC Orienteering S
May 4 Coniston M
June 1 Grasmere Gallop 10km M
June 9 Howtown L
July TBC Up Hill S
Sept 7 Grizedale Horseshoe L
Sept TBC Downhill S
Nov 16 Two Riggs S
Dec TBC Kirkstone Handicap S

Inform & encourage your AAC competitors. Get out there, get them out there!

Jim E


A record 155 runners set off up the mist covered slopes of Wansfell today, marking the final race of 2018 for our club. We are a relatively small club and it’s been quite a ride this year, with AAC hosting the UK hill running relays in October in addition to all of our usual, iconic Lakes fell races. It’s been a year that’s asked a lot in terms of marshalling and organisational duties from a small group of people and has, as a result, brought a tight group of friends even closer and different generations of the club together. Many thanks to all of you who came out to play today and to all of you AAC who made it happen. So much truth in the adage, “Be part of something bigger than yourself.” Here’s to 2019!


Wansfell 2018 Results

WANSFELL RACE 27th Dec Help still needed please

Thank you to those people who have signed up to help; it’s very much appreciated by me and all of the runners.

I still have some “Situations Vacant”:

  •  marshal for the road/fell gate to point folk in the right direction
  • cattle grid marshal, especially for descent as runners may encounter traffic with their “race heads” on and traffic sensors off!
  • 2 people in the kitchen to keep the tea flowing (no need to worry about soup as Vince and his Crafty team are on it:-)
  • 2 or 3 for the finish line writing down times and numbers and then running back to the rugby club with the sheets once most of the runners are in


I know it’s been a big year for asking AAC to turn out and volunteer and the races we put on are massively appreciated and enjoyed by the fell running community. So it’s one last ask for 2018. Obviously, I’ve booked glorious sunshine! Whatever the weather, it’ll be a brill day out with the best people on the planet so just let me know which of the above glamorous jobs you’d like for the day:-)

07956 040211


Michelle x

2019 Inter Counties selection info

Sh** hot runner?

Want to run for Cumbria?

Then read  this

AGM 2018: Badger Bar 8pm, Tuesday 4th December

AGM: Badger Bar 8pm, Tuesday 4th December

The Tuesday night runs will run from the lane at Rydal. Bring a head torch for some fell and trail fun. People are most welcome to still meet at the Rugby Club and run from there but it will not be open for showers/kit storage!


Committee Positions: Re-election & Vacant Positions


As part of the AGM, to which everyone is encouraged to attend, there are opportunities to be elected onto the committee. In particular there are three positions being vacated: Chairman, Treasurer and Membership Secretary.


The current committee members will be re-elected unless they wish to stand down or Club Secretary Paul Knowles has been informed of anyone interested in a position. You can inform Paul Knowles of your interest or put your hand up on the night. If there is more than one nomination for a post then there will be a vote among those present.


The current committee:


Chairman (Ben Abdelnoor – standing down)

Secretary (Paul Knowles)

Treasurer (Roger Bell – standing down)

Membership Secretary (Roger Bell – standing down)

Social Media Secretary (Jim Tyson)

Social Secretary (Helen Holcroft)

Mens Captain (Jack Wright)

Ladies Captain (Lou Roberts).


Please contact Paul Knowles ( for further details or to put yourself forward for a position.


AGM: Badger Bar 8pm, Tuesday 4th December



Ben Abdelnoor

Club Chairman