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Many of you will know that the Fell Runners Association are the governing body of the fellrunning and do invaluable work on behalf of fell runners and race organisers. Their committee and its support structure are made up of volunteers, many of whom come from Ambleside AC (Neil Talbott, Scout Adkin, Ben Abdelnoor, Tori Miller, Britta Sendlehoffer, Chris Hodgson, Chris Evans).
If you are not a member of the FRA, the club strongly recommends joining up (£16 a year for seniors and you get 3 excellent quality magazines, a calendar and that ‘rosy glow’ feeling of supporting the body that supports the sport!).
More details of the benefits of membership are here:
We get regular updates from them that we share with members. Here is the latest:
The FRA Website
As you may have noticed we have recently unveiled the new FRA website. As you can imagine this involves a huge migration exercise so if you spot anything that may appear to be out of place please can you contact Andy Watts at We must also extend our thanks to Andy for spearheading the new website’s development and also to Brett Weeden for his tireless efforts as the custodian of the old website.
FRA Coaching Courses
The FRA has been working closely with UK Athletics to develop new coaching modules as part of the ‘Leadership in Running Fitness’ (LiRF) course. Development of modules to support the ‘Coach in Running Fitness’ (CiRF) is ongoing with details to follow. Upcoming pilot sessions for the new LiRF module are being held on the 5th and 6th March. For details or to express interest in future courses please encourage your club members to contact Nicky Spinks at
FRA Navigation Courses
The FRA organises Navigation courses to support members in gaining key skills for accessing the mountains safely. The next course is on the 5th/6th March and places may still be available. To express interest in this or future courses please encourage your club members to contact Pauline May at
FRA First Aid Courses
As you are probably aware the FRA also organises Outdoor First Aid courses to support Race Organisers, marshals and runners. If any club has 12 members interested in a dedicated course please contact Ian Winterburn at