FRA Junior English fell Championships Todd Crag
Saturday 20th June 2020
The Junior Todd Crag fell races this year are part of an exciting weekend of mountain running in Ambleside. (amblesidemountaincup.com)
The Junior English Fell Champs have an early start but we hope that you will all stay to cheer the England teams on in the International U18 Mountain Running Cup races in the afternoon.
The revamped routes, all with a brutal start, stretch out over Loughrigg Fell to varying degrees depending on the age group and end with a breakneck descent back to the crowds at the finish in the park.
Opens at 8:30am (no earlier please) at the Parish Centre, Ambleside, LA22 9DH (beside Ambleside Primary School & Rothay Park). It will close at 11.30am.
There is no parking at the Parish centre, please find your own local parking – Ambleside has several large carparks.To walk to the Parish Centre, walk down Vicarage Road beside The Walnut Tree fish & chip shop, near Zeffirelli’s restaurant. The races start 2 min walk from registration in the park.
There will be Portaloos in the park
Ambleside AC juniors will have a cake stall in the park and Coffee Bug will be selling hot drinks
|Age Categories||Years of birth for 2020 competition|
|U9||2012, 2013, 2014 (from day of 6th birthday)|
Entries on the day £2 for U9, £3 for other age groups
Top 3 in each category (male & female). Prize giving will be after the U17/19 race finishes in the Parish Centre
All routes are fully flagged and marshalled
U9 – 1km/ 80m (yellow flags) START 10am
Note that all runners must be counted in the park, the U9s will then be walked together to their start at the foot of the Loughrigg track. The race will finish back in the park, (this is necessary due to u9 race length restrictions).
U11 -2 km/ 120m (green flags) START 10.15am
U13 -3 km/ 180m (orange flags) START 10.40am
U15 -4 km/ 190m (blue flags) START 11.15am
U17 + U19 -5km/240 m (red & white flags) START 11.50am
The U17 & U19 will race together over the same route as the international athletes in the afternoon. A fantastic chance to compare your times!
NO race will start before the estimated start times, all runners must be counted before racing
The routes cover open fell and exposed terrain and all runners must come prepared to carry kit that complies with the FRA guidelines (u9 waterproof jacket, hat, gloves u11,13,15,17,19 waterproof jacket + trousers, hat, gloves). The RO on the day will make a decision as to exactly what kit should be carried on the day – this will info will be available at registration. Suitable shoes for fell running are expected to be worn. Kit will be checked and Anyone found trying to cheat these safety rules will be disqualified and/or prevented from running and the FRA will be informed
Organisers: Eleanor Knowles email@example.com
Niki Rylance firstname.lastname@example.org
Results and pics 2019
Results and pics 2018
Results and pics 2017
Results and pics 2016
Photos courtesy of Woodentops here.
Results and pics 2015
2015 Race report
What a great night of running for the Todd Crag Race! The organisation was fantastic with a super-slick registration process and marshalls all over the fell to ensure none of our runners strayed from the course.
Thank you Eleanor for all your hard work and to all the marshalls who gave up their time to ensure the race ran safely and smoothly.
As usual, fantastic weather was pre-ordered and the evening run in the sunshine was set against the backdrop of the Fairfield Horseshoe behind the start at Rothay Park in the centre of Ambleside.
We had runners from all round the country taking advantage of a great midweek race in the Easter holidays with the cake stall proving as popular as the fell race. Thanks to all who donated cakes or volunteered to man the stalls.
Tom N stormed to his first victory and Sam T wasn’t far behind to take 3rd place in the U8 boys’ race. For the girls, Jessica Edmondson romped home to win for our sister club Broughton Runners with her team-mate Olivia Swarbrick coming in 3rd. In the U12 race it was girl-power all the way as the first 3 Ambleside runners home were Chloe R (Winner of the girls’ race and 4th overall), Sophie R and Bethan R. Well done for giving the boys a lesson in how to run like a girl! In the U14 race Jessica’s brother Ben Edmondson was a convincing winner for Broughton and our U17 runners had a big step up as they ran (very successfully) in the adults’ race.