Tag Archive: John Tollitt

Mar 30 2017

Dark Skies Kielder 14 Race Report

Vicki Deritis recounts the delights of Kielder Water during the Dark Skies 14M.   Dark Skies Kielder 14M: Sunday, 26th March 2017   Described by the organisers, Trail Outlaws, thus ‘At nearly 580sq miles, this dark sky zone, known as Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe. …

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May 16 2016

UK Inter-Counties Fell Race Champs: Race Report

Dave Moir reports from the UK Inter-counties Fell Race Championships   Ras Moel Eilio (Snowdonia – Wales) – 14th May 2016   One flew over the cuckoo’s nest   I’m definitely getting one of those fear lobotomies that most fell runners have had before my next fell race. I think this was one of the …

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Jan 03 2016

NE Fell Running Championships 2016

Bored of traipsing along the same old pavements? Feel let-down running around a farmer’s field masquerading as a cross-country course? What you need is a good dose of Fell Running!   The list of races for the 2016 North East Fell Running Championship has just been announced.     There is one more race “in …

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Nov 09 2015

Heaton Memorial 10K: Race Report

Christmas has come early with a cracker of a race report from Keith Rooney. “Pocket to socket, Rooney, pocket to socket!” I looked up, and could’ve sworn, I could make out, amidst all the murk, Coinneach Mor‘s loomingly lean frame, repleat with admonishing finger, that same look of quiet intensity, always unruffled, even when dealing …

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May 26 2015

Jura Fell Race 2015: Race Report

John (Badger) Tollitt reports from his weekend away in the Scottish Isles.   In an attempt to avoid the Eurovision Song Contest and the finale of the most depressing football season ever, I decided to spend the weekend of the 24 & 25th May on a remote island with severely limited connections with the outside …

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Dec 08 2014

2014 Hexhamshire Hobble: Race Report

Ian Pickett writes this race report.   Hexhamshire Hobble Fell Race: Sunday, 7th December 2014   Heading to the Christmas Party on Saturday night, I was explaining to Nick Varley and Rachel Griffiths that I was going to have a sensible night as I was taking part in the Hexhamshire Hobble on Sunday.  Rachel was not …

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Dec 08 2014

Kielder Duathlon race report

Hot on the heels of our very first video race report (see Polar Ice-cap Marathon article), we now have our first French race report, courtesy of Arnaud Albertini.   Kielder Duathlon: Sunday, 7th December 2014   Le voici le voilà, the first French race report For a better feeling, I advise you to read it …

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Sep 10 2014

Ko-Lauf 10k Race Report

John Tollitt reports from overseas.   Ko-Lauf 10k (Dusseldorf): Sunday, 7th September 2014   This year Vicki (Deritis) and I are spending our summer holidays cycling around Northern Europe. Having spent last summer following the Rhine on our bicycles from Basel to Cologne, we decided to cycle from Cologne to Rotterdam this year again along the …

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Jun 12 2014

2014 Penshaw Hill Race

For most runners, the challenge comes whilst taking part in a race. Simon Pryde’s challenge, however, is actually making it to the race in the first place.   Penshaw Hill Race: Wednesday, 4th June, 2014 “You’ll have to write it. I’ve got decorating to do”. The words of the Badger induced panic. I already have two …

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Nov 25 2013

Commondale Beacon Fell Race: Report

We’re being spoilt at the moment with an abundance of great race reports, the latest coming from David Beech.   Commondale Beacon Fell Race (8.8miles / 1200 ft ascent): Sunday 24 November 2013 The new Commondale Fell race is a mix of the old Danby Beacon and Castleton Fell Races, situated in the North York Moors …

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Sep 23 2013

Scafell Pike Fell Race: 21st September 2013

Chapter 5. Scafell Pike Fell Race by John Tollitt. As I’m sure you’re all aware, as I’ve been boring you over the last few months, I have been marking my 50th year by doing fell races on the highest  peaks in the British Isles. Having already done Slieve Donard, Carantouhil, Snowdon and Ben Nevis (highest mountains in …

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Sep 09 2013

Ben Nevis Race: 7th September 2013

To celebrate his 50th Birthday later this year, club member John Tollitt is tackling five ‘big’ races in 2013. Here is his latest race report. Chapter 4:  Ben Nevis Race. Just to recap, as I am turning 50 this year, I decided to mark the occasion by doing races up the highest hills in the component …

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Jul 21 2013

Snowdon Race Report: Saturday 20th July 2013

Many congratulations to David Beech and John Tollitt for completing the 2013 Snowdon Race. The event, now it’s 38th year, is considered as one of the greatest in the world of mountain running, and attracts some of the best racers in Europe. However, the event has grown over the last four decades to be one …

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Jun 04 2013

Carauntoonhil Mountain Race Report: 2nd June 2013

To celebrate his 50th Birthday later this year, club member John Tollitt is tackling five ‘big’ races in 2013.   Here is his latest race report.   Chapter 2. Carauntoohil Mountain Race Having ticked off Slieve Donard ( the highest  mountain in Northern Ireland ) last month, the second of my big 5 at 50 …

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May 14 2013

Slieve Donard Mountain Race: 11th May 2013 pt 2

There’s always two sides to the story & following on from John Tollitts excellent race report & not to be outdone, Tony Carter sends in the equally brilliant update & account of the days events in Northern Ireland last weekend.

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May 13 2013

Slieve Donard Mountain Race: 11th May 2013

Grab a drink, sit back and enjoy John Tollitt’s latest race report.   CHAPTER 1.     SLIEVE DONARD MOUNTAIN RACE Before Christmas, I was having a think about how I might mark my 50th birthday this year. After toying around with various ideas (a Bob Graham Round, running 50 miles…), I came up with a cunning …

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