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Red Screes Downhill Club Champs Race

Red Screes Downhill Club Champs Race

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Ever wondered who the best descender in the club is? Well wonder no longer, the race you have been waiting for is here. This one-off Kamikaze Downhill affair is part of the club champs in 2017. 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.

The plan

Meet on summit at 7.40pm for a 7.45pm 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.

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 can help by synching watches with me at 6.30pm then taking times at the end from about 8pm then please let me know. 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

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Wasdale recce this Sunday 25th

Wasdale recce this Sunday. 9am Brackenclose. Possible car shuffles to save the road back to the cars at the end.

Great Lakes Race – HELP NEEDED

Once again Ben and I are in search for helpers and hill marshalls for the Great Lakes Race (Sunday, June 18, 2017), Taking place on the Sunday after the Tebay race.
For those who are not familiar with this race ( ), the 21km/13 miles may be a bit decieving, as this is a monster of a route!
The checkpoints are on some of the iconic summits of the area – Bow Fell, Esk Pike, Great End, Scafell Pike, Foxes Tarn Gully, Sca Fell, Slight Side and Pike of Blisco – so not just the runners but also the marshalls are guaranteed a big day out!
We need at least two marshalls per checkpoint to count through and record runners. Due to the nature of the terrain, that makes communication challenging, we may need marshalls to stay on at their checkpoint until after the last runner has gone through…
We yet again have Raynet on site and on Bowfell to help with communications, but our marshalls will be in charge of radios on the other checkpoints.

With a bit of luck you’ll get to enjoy a warm and sunny mid-summer’s day on the hills, but we all know it could also be a very cold day… This race is an adventure, not just for the runners, but also for the helpers.
Non club members are very welcome too. If you can not help yourself but know others who might be interested, please forward this message. Or see whether you can rope in a friend to keep you company…
We will also need helpers ‘on the ground’ to help with car parking, registration, kit checks and results, so those who can’t make a summit are welcome too!
This is a tough race to staff, especially in bad weather it’s a big ask, but it’s a classic route. We don’t get a big field, but it’s certainly a case of quality not quantity. (As shown by the fact that yet again we already had Nicky Spinks’ entry though the post!).
The sooner you let Ben or me know, the easier you will make our lives and the less sleep we need to loose, so please get in touch if you can spare the day!

Jobs available (First volunteers get the first pick):
Checkpoint marshalls:
• 2 x Bow Fell
• 2 x Esk Pike
• 2 x Great End
• 2 x Scafell Pike
• 2 x Foxes Tarn Gully
• 2 x Sca Fell
• 2 x Slight Side
• 4 x Pike of Blisco (2 shifts)
At base:
• 1-2 x Car Parking
• 2 x Registration
• 2 x Finish
• Take part in the race – pre-entries available
Contact Britta on / 07826113011 or Ben on / 07896151179

Tebay recce Wed 31st May

There are a few of us planning a recce of Tebay next Wednesday evening (31st). Thinking a start time of around 6.30pm but can do what works best for people. 40 of us entered. Who’s in?

Club Champs results

Club Championship results up to Stickle Uphill here

Thanks to Jim

Stickle Uphil Results

What a brilliant evening! Here are the fruits of your labour:

Stickle Uphill Race Results 2017

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Stickle Uphill – FINAL REMINDER

Final information

See full info including map elsewhere on here.

Please bring full FRA kit (including hat and gloves).

Final start time will be 7.15pm (not 7.30pm) so marshals are not on the summit for as long.

Prizes in the Stickle Barn pub after.


Stickle Uphill Race – this Tuesday!

The Stickle Uphill Race – Tuesday 25th April 2017


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?   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.

The route:

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Loughrigg Fell Race Fatality: 19th April 2017


It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that a competitor collapsed and died whilst competing in the Loughrigg fell race on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends during these terrible circumstances.

I would like to thank all those people that did the best they could and attended at the scene.

Ben Abdelnoor

(Race Organiser)

Todd Crag Junior Race Results: 19th April 2017

Many thanks to all who raced.

Todd Crag 2017 results