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Race Report: Chapel Fell Top Fell Race

The Chapel Fell Top: Roof of England Fell Race St John’s Chapel, North Penines Tuesday 17th July 2018 Report by George Stainsby   Lots of runners have goals. I set some for myself every year. Some are to run a bit faster over specific race distances; some are to improve on previous races; but until …

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Race Report: Fairfield Horseshow Fell Race

Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race (14.5Km) Ambleside, Lake District Saturday, 12th May 2018 Report by Matt Walker Can you consider yourself a “fell runner” if you haven’t done a race in the Lake District? Probably, but the beating heart of fell running certainly lives in Cumbria and I thought I was overdue a trip west to …

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2017 TBH parkrun Challenge

Well done the 14 Tyne Bridge Harriers who completed the 2017 TBH parkrun Challenge. The winner was John Tollitt who had the highest total age grading for the 11 parkruns with 839.01. George Stainsby finished 2nd and Phil Scott 3rd. Here’s the full table of completists together with their details (updated 5th January 2018).   Everyone who …

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Jedburgh Running Festival: October 2017

Vicki Deritis reports on a terrific weekend of running at Jedburgh.   Jedburgh Running Festival: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 2017   We took the recently acquired campervan out for it’s maiden voyage north of the border to the Jedburgh Running Festival. The Scottish border town hosts an annual weekend of running events on …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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