Langdale & Ambleside Mountain Rescue have kindly agreed to put on a specific fell runners first aid course for Ambleside AC. We last had one around 7 years ago which was excellent.
The course will be held at the mountain rescue base in Ambleside on Wednesday 13th February at 7pm. It’s an informal course i.e. there is no qualification, but it will specifically cover incidents and accidents that we may come across on the fells.
Please could you put your name down below, or email me, to give an indication of numbers. No problem if you change your mind either way, it’s just to get an idea of numbers.
Please feel free to invite fell running friends from other clubs.
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.
Your January newsletter should arrive in your inbox soon but for now, it’s available here.
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.
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
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
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!
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
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:-)