As promised earlier this season a new event has been planned to offer an opportunity for younger runners to have a go at fell running. In this event no senior runner can enter unless they are teamed up with an Under 16 runner. ( No junior can run without a Senior either). The combined ages of the runners will be taken into account for the prizes.
It is with deep sadness that Phil Harris would like fellow members and his running friends to know of the death of his beloved wife Gill. Gill left us peacefully on Wednesday 6th August at home with her family and loved ones around her.
A celebration of Gills' life was held at St. Peters' Church, Rushbury, near Church Stretton on Tuesday 26th August, followed by a short service at the Shrewsbury Crematorium and reception at the Longville Arms at Longville. an estimated 400 mourners turned out for the service
This year the FRA Relays are to be held locally in the Clwydian Hills on Sunday the 19th October. They will be based at Llangynhafal in Denbighshire, which for most Mercians is quite accessible. There are four legs to the Relay, 2 solo legs and 2 pairs' legs, some legs are partially marked and they vary in length from 5.5 miles to 9 miles. All the routes are covered by OS map Explorer Clywdian Range.
Results from tonights fell race are now on the website, follow the link from Race Results
No running involved but thought I'd mention this as it's in Mercialand (well, Radnor anway). Anyone at a loose end and fancying a wander up a nice heathery hill, please get in touch.
Further details will be updated on the Triggers Forum: http://gagb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19
The Latest series results for are now available to view on the results page of the website
The last I hear everyone had made it up Carrantuohill, Ireland's highest peak via the Devils Ladder Route and at 11:00pm last night they where all down the pup drinking the local brew either that or fast asleep in the corner after another epic trip, we'll done everyone concerned and safe journey home today, I'm sure a full report will follow on the adventure of the weekend
The team made it to ferry and headed out across the Irish Sea for the last two peaks of the challenge, they will have driven through Belfast and down the coast to Newcastle, setting off runing at first light over Donard Bridge up a wooded glen, this is the shortest of the runs they will do over the weekend, its about 3mile but rises steeply all the way from sea level to the summit at 853m, navigation is made easy by first following the Glen River to the saddle between Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donnard, you then turn left and follow The Mourne Wall, a 2m high dry stone wall that encircles the
Sounds like our hero's had a somewhat damp experience north of the border as they scaled the highest peak of the trip, but everyone made it up and down The Ben to complete the classic 3 peaks in well under the 24 hours, last hears of they where heading for the ferry to Belfast, and while the rest of us are fast asleep they will be thrown out of the coach in Newcastle, Northern Ireland to find the way to the highest peak in The Mountains of Mournes , if they are lucky they will get to the top to spectacular views over the sea as the sun rises on the last day of their challenge
Scafell was the next peak to bagged by our intrepid Shropshire explorers, the easiest route up England highest peak is to drive round to Wasdale and approach via Brown Tongue, but with a big coach this is not really an option, so Boultons Coaches dropped the runner of under the cover of darkness at a ridiculously early time this morning at The Old Dungeon Gill, top end of Langdale, their approach was via Rossett Gill and Broad Crag with a return journey down The Corridor Route to Borrowdale where the coach was waiting for quick get away to Scotland, as the runners returned breakfast of b