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Club Championship 2020

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.

Jim Ev

Stybarrow Dodd Feb 1st
Blackcombe March 7th
Loughrigg Orienteering April
Teenager with Altitude April 18th
Coniston May 2nd
Wetherlam Chase or IYC Course TT May TBC
Loughrigg Silverhowe June 21st
Club Uphill July? TBC
Borrowdale August 1st
Club Downhill Sept? TBC
Ambleside Parkrun October TBC
Dunnerdale Nov 14th

Navigation Course for members

AAC members have the opportunity to attend a one-day course led by Charlie Sproson of Mountain Run.
Date: Saturday 22nd February
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Ambleside Parish Centre & Loughrigg
Cost: £20 per person, which has been subsidised by AAC
There is availability for 24 members to attend the course on a first-come basis. Please register your name below, including an email address, or email me I will put a waiting list together if interest exceeds 24.
There will be four qualified mountain guides and the course will specifically be aimed at navigation for fell running, racing and mountain marathons. The course will be tailored to the needs and abilities of the group and split between an explanation of the theory of using a compass and reading a map, followed by a practical session on the fell.


‘April In Ambleside’ 4th April 2020

“April in Ambleside” event 4 April 2020

(previously “Spring in Lakeland”)

Brilliant 23 mile running event starting from Parish Centre, Ambleside!

Several Ambleside runners did this event last year, as in previous years, when it had the title of “Spring in Lakeland.”

The 2020 event will happen on 4 April and is now called “April in Ambleside” to differentiate it from the (entirely different and new) “Spring in Lakeland 50 miles” event on 18 April which starts from Staveley.

Confused? Don’t be! All you need to know is that if you enjoyed running “Spring in Lakeland” or thought about doing it in the past you should enter “April in Ambleside” next April 4th.

It’s a great training course for fell runners and trail runners alike, as well as an amazing day out. Last year’s winner was Jose Juan-Colas of Spain in a time of 3hrs 14.

The event follows a scenic route, with 4400ft of ascent, via Loughrigg Tarn, Skelwith Bridge, High Tilberthwaite, Coniston and Tarn Hows then Cumbria Way back to Ambleside. There are three checkpoints, all providing refreshments, one self-clip checkpoint, and we also provide a light meal at the end. Start time is 08.00 and the entry fee is set this year at £15, entries are limited to 250.


AAC members Richard Tait and Karen Goodyear are event organisers for the third year and all the detail is on


An especially warm welcome to Ambleside runners!

Subs for 2020 – payment due now!

Subs for 2020 are now due

Thanks to everyone who paid their 2020 subs last week. Much appreciated.

If you haven’t yet paid they are now due so please transfer your £10 into the club account asap. Thanks

Don’t forget to include your name in the transfer, otherwise we don’t know who is paying us.


Any issues please contact:

Chris Giles

Club Treasurer

07393 956533

Wansfell results

2019 results here

Can you help Lucy with physio research?

Hi fellow Ambleside fell runners! Are you a fell runner who has experienced an ankle sprain, then you’re the person I am looking for!
I’m a physiotherapy student and a fell runner and I’m looking into rehab methods for ankle sprains in fell runners. To do this I need some information from you. If you follow the link below and fill out my questionnaire, I would be very grateful.
I promise it won’t take long, and the information gained may help our fell running community in the future!
Thanks in advance,
Lucy Downham😊

Kirkstone Handicap results and report 2019

Here they are

Big thanks to Paul Knowles for organising

Wansfell helpers update

Thanks for all the offers of help :-)

Helpers list here

Marshals briefing notes (please read!) here

See you there, Michelle

Important for 2020 – changes to subs

Subs for 2020 are due on 1st January

It was agreed at the recent AGM to standardise our subscription renewal date to 1st January. Please ensure that your 2020 subs are paid promptly. For those with existing standing orders please make sure that the date is set to 1st January. If you don’t have standing order please consider setting one up or, if you don’t want to do this, simply transfer your £10 promptly. Thanks.

Either way don’t forget to include your name in the transfer, otherwise we don’t know who is paying us.


Any issues please contact:

Chris Giles

Club Treasurer

07393 956533

Xmas Do – pay up!

From Helen H…

Please can everyone pay up for Xmas do. £18 each. 48 paid so far….74 coming 😳😳. We’ll name and shame on Thursday 😂