Sadly, the Langdale Horseshoe Fell Race this year is cancelled. Despite our best efforts, it will not be possible to organise the event within the present COVID restrictions. The race will be back in 2021 all being well.
Recent guidance from England Athletics states that runners and athletes can now meet to train in groups of unlimited numbers provided that environment is COVID secure and social distancing is observed. With this in mind, the committee decided that we can make a cautious return to Tuesday evening club runs for those who wish to return.
Schedule and further guidance for keeping it safe here.
Hello all you AAC runners. Loads of us have enjoyed the orienteering events kindly put together by club members these last few weeks. Huge thank you to those people! It looks like it’ll be a while yet before we can play and train in more than twos so here’s another challenge (modelled on Helm Hill’s “Club Colours”) to keep us together. This challenge is primarily aimed at our junior runners but there’s no reason why seniors can’t join in the fun either!
Runners have the option of completing either the Full Skyline Challenge (all 20 challenges) or the Half Skyline Challenge (10 out of 20 challenges). All juniors completing either challenge will receive an award, probably in the form of a cloth badge which can be sewn onto their vest of power:-) Hopefully, we will present these at the annual junior presentation at the end of the year.
Runners can send photos, articles and completed challenge sheets to myself or Niki (contact details on the challenge sheets) and we will put them in the junior section of the website. Happy running,
Download the AAC Summer Skyline Challenge here:
AAC Coronavirus response for members
With the latest government advice to socially distance and avoid unnecessary gathering, the club has had to cancel/postpone the following club events:
Wilfs Meal on March 24th
Braemar weekend April 3/4/5th
Loughrigg Race April 8th
Fairfield Horseshoe Race May 23rd
Junior training is also cancelled for the foreseeable future. In addition to this the club will also suspend formal training for seniors on Tuesday mornings and evenings, Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. Members may still wish to run together and are free to use the club Facebook and WhatsApp groups to arrange this. Please do be mindful that government advice is to not gather unless necessary. For those wishing to run with others, Mike Troup has kindly compiled this helpful guidance:
Keep your distance
Don’t touch each other
Cough/sneeze/blow nose as far away from others as possible, down wind, and not onto hands. Use your sleeve if you need to
Decide on a running order – stay in it – stay apart
First person open gates, stands as far from the path as possible; others pass through and wait – apart – for the first person to resume their place at the front.
Ideally no cafe/pub post run
Wash hands 1/ before run 2/ as soon as you get home 3/ after putting running stuff in the washing machine
We will reassess the situation as things develop. In this difficult time, please look after your club mates, particularly those who are self isolating for whatever reason.
AAC Races 2020
Want to represent Cumbria at the Inter Counties this year?
More info here
Night Terrain 4 – Skelghyll Woods Part of 2019/2020 Night Event Series Wed 5 Feb 2020. The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls.
Club Champs 2020
Welcome to the Club Championships for 2020!
I hope you enjoy the following selection of challenging races across the range of length, speed and height. Hopefully there is something in there for everyone. Particularly as this year only 4 races are needed to qualify. Results will be posted on the AAC Facebook page in the first instance and eventually make it onto here.
I will update you on the missing dates as the organisers publish them. And if you’re curious about the Wetherlam Chase; it has been proposed by Mike Troup as an age handicap run from Tilberthwaite up Steel Edge to the top of Wetherlam and over Black Sails, south to the Coppermines valley and back over Hole Rake. Someone needs to put their hand up to organise it as a club only race (Mike?) otherwise we’ll use the Youth Cup course as a Time Trial on the day the U18’s trial on it.
Enjoy! There are lots of prizes and kudos to be had.
|Stybarrow Dodd||Feb 1st|
|Teenager with Altitude||April 18th|
|Wetherlam Chase or IYC Course TT||May TBC|
|Loughrigg Silverhowe||June 21st|
|Club Uphill||July? TBC|
|Club Downhill||Sept? TBC|
|Ambleside Parkrun||October TBC|