Results are now up on the Hike website. Simon ADNEY (8:31) won this year's Hike very narrowly from Andy DAVIES (8:32). The second group included Mel PRICE and Virgil BARTON (both 8:56). Mel broke her own ladies record from last year and became the first lady in the 48 years of Longmynd Hikes to run quicker than nine hours. To emphasise Mel's achievement, the author knows of only seven sub-ten hour runs by female athletes.
7pm meet at the cattle grid in Carding Mill Valley this week.
This week's session is a 7pm meet at Rectory Field.
This week's session is a 7pm meet at the campsite in Little Stretton.
The Lee Mill Fell Relays was a new event last year. It's at Bacup, north of Manchester. The format is 4 identical solo legs of 10km each. We have already entered four teams of four and there's lots more interest. If you missed out on the UKA Relays due to the shortage of team entries, or you are running in the UKA event but fancy a fun day out with a party atmosphere then this is the event for you. For more details, click on the thumbnail of the event flyer.
The relays are being held on Pendle Hill at Barley on Saturday 17th October. Unfortunately the venue does not apparently have capacity to accommodate more than 150 teams. For comparison there were over 200 at all of the last three events. The politics of how this has happened are beyond us - we've asked for an explanation of the process but none has been forthcoming either from the Mountain Running Committee of UKA (which decides on the venue) or the FRA.
Sorry for the late communique
Results from last weekend's Source of the Severn can be found here:
The finishers list and brief report from the race organiser are available here.
7pm meet at the cattle grid in Carding Mill Valley this week
Loads of great news to celebrate from the English Champs. As ever, final standings will come out in a few days once the FRA's answer to Statto has had chance to collate everything, but here's how we think it's all panned out. Simon BAILEY has won the individual men's title - this is the SEVENTH time in 12 years! What an amazing achievement. Mel PRICE is second lady and wins the overall lady vet 40s prizes. The ladies team has gone one better than in the British, finishing second overall.