Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Some recent results that you may have missed...

Well done to all the following, some great Keswick AC runs and a few pbs...

Cumbrian Run Half Marathin, Carlisle, Sun 5th October

1. Jules Hatcher (Border Harriers) - 71:19
2. James Buis (Border Harriers) - 71:54
3. Bob Hodgson (Border Harriers) - 72:13

8. Marc Brown - 75:13 (pb)
24. Adam Campion - 83:47 (pb)
232. David Rice - 99:08 (pb)
703. David Ferrier - 2:00:02
863. Allan Buckley - 2:07:38 (2nd V70)

1. Philippa Wakefield (Keswick AC) - 88:29 (pb) (1st Female)
2. Karen Bridge (u/a) - 1:29:18
3. Vanessa Strickland (Carlisle Aspatria AC) - 92:18

7. Caz Lyall-Ford - 93:29
8. Hazel Davies - 94:41
166. Emily Christmas - 1:59:43

Loch Ness Marathon, Inverness, Sun 28th September

1. Tomas Abyu (u/a) - 2:22:41
2. Patryk Gierjatowicz (Humnters Bog Trotters) - 2:24:17
3. Tarus Elly (Salford Harriers) - 2:25:35

11. Russell Maddams - 2:40:29

184. Suzanne Smith - 3:22:52 (pb)


A message from Noel Hakeman...

About Team North Cumbria
'TNC2' is a 'composite team' registered with England Athletics and put together to enter the Mid Lancs XC League to help provide access to the League, and raise standards in Cumbrian distance running. The Mid Lancs XC League hosts annually some of the best quality xc races in the North of England.

The clubs registered in 'TNC2' are: -
Carlisle Aspatria AC
Cumberland Fell Runners,
Derwent AC
Keswick AC
Eden Runners (Seniors and Juniors )
Although Ellenborough AC are not in the composite, the MLL have stated there would be no objection to them being added.

Any member from any of the above clubs can compete for TNC2 teams in the MLL. Second claim members of these clubs can compete, but only as individuals, ie. as TNC 'non/counter'.
There is also a TNC team in the MLL summer 'track & field' league. (A different combination of clubs is involved).

The Mid Lancs XC League
Further details of the Mid Lancs League can be found on their website here:

There are races for all ages. Although there are no u11 events in the League structure, there are races for u11 at all fixtures.

The entry fee for TNC2 members is financed by the Cumbria XC Series, and there is nothing further to pay for members. In order to run for TNC2, you will need to get a number at your first event, and keep this for the season.

Oct 25th Hyndburn - Wilson playing Fields (Clayton-le-Moors)
Nov 15th Barrow (Thorncliffe School)
Nov 29th Liverpool - Sefton Park
Jan 10th Burnley - Townley Park
Feb 14th Blackpool (near Zoo)
March 7th Lancaster (Ryelands Park Torrisholme)

For comprehensive details and directions to all venues see the MLL website

TNC2 runs in the same colours as the TNC track & field team.
Vests are £16 and can be obtained from Carlisle Aspatria AC. If anyone wants one I will try and get one for you before the event.
I have some Senior vests on order if you want to order one. Mens size 38 and Ladies 34.
(A sky blue T-shirt will also be adequate if you can not obtain a vest in time).

Noel Hakeman
01434 321385

Monday, October 13, 2014

FRA Relays vet men Team

Leg1 - J Nicoll
L2  - S Angus & N Ogden
L3 (nav) - C Valentine & D Troman
L4 - D Birch

Mascot A Slattery

Good luck gents.

Monday, October 6, 2014


Race details for the 2014 series (courtesy of Noel Hakeman) are as follows:

October 11th Cockermouth (Just Past School - on Embleton Road)

November 8th Keswick (Fitz Park)

November 22nd Date now confirmed. Maryport (Netherhall School)

December 6th Penrith (Frenchfields - follow signs from road to Alston)

Dec 14th (Sunday) Carlisle (Sheepmount - behind Castle)*

(*Carlisle fixture will incorporate the 2014 Cumbria Vets Champs)

All meetings start 12 noon (senior race 1310 approx)
Events u11 B&G approx 1500m

u13 B&G 2300m Age groups are as at midnight Aug 31st 2014

u15 B&G 3000m

u17 M&W 4000m

SM/SL 8000m

Note: Distances may vary - The senior race at Penrith is 6400m

u11 should be 8 on day

u17/Senior and some u15 races are handicaps (a 3 pack system applies)

Entry on day only - £3 per race or £10 for all five.  An unnatached levy (for those not belonging to an England Athletics affiliated club) is applicable (£2 per series).

Club Membership not necessary, suitable for beginners and all abilities.

Prizes determined on best of 3 races.

Medal to all Juniors who complete 3 races.

Medals presentation at Cumbria County XC Championships at Penrith on Jan 3rd.

Entry form here.

Further details phone Noel Hakeman 01434 321385, or email

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn/winter 2014-2015 fixtures

A few dates for your diaries...

Mid Lancs League XC:
Oct 25 - Hyndburn
Nov 15 - Barrow-in-Furness
Nov 29 - Liverpool
Jan 10 - Burnley
Feb 14 - Blackpool
Mar 7 - Lancaster
(link here:

Cumbria League XC:
October 11 - Cockermouth, fields just past School
Nov 8 - Keswick, Fitz Park
Nov 22
- Maryport, Netherhall School
Dec 6
- Penrith, Frenchfields School
Dec 14
(SUNDAY) - Carlisle, Sheepmount (incorporating Cumbria Vets Champs)

Regional and National Championships: 

Cumbria County XC Champs - TBC but likely to be Jan 3rd at Penrith
Northern XC Championships - 24th January 2015, Pontefract
National XC Championships - 21st February 2015, Parliament Hill Fields, London
Inter-Counties XC Champs - 7th March 2015 (selection for Cumbria teams usually based on performance at County Champs or current form).

Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay - Sun 5th October
British Fell & Hill Relay - Sun 19th October 
Northern 12 & 6 Stage Road Relays - 28th March 2015, venue TBC

Local and Club Championship races:
Buttermere Shepherds' Meet - 25th October. Final Club Fell Championship 2014 race. Details: here
Derwentwater 10 - 2nd November. Entries now being taken. Race flyer: here
Brampton-Carlisle 10 - 16th Nov. Final Club Road Championship 2014 race. Entry form: here
Kirkbymoor fell race - 29th November. Details: here

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ian Hodgson Relay - Vets Team

The provisional vets team is;

Leg 1 - Donald Ferguson & Mark McGlincy
Leg 2 - Steve Angus & Nick Ogden
Leg 3 - Dave Birch & Dave Prosser
Leg 4 - Dave Loan & Andrew Slattery

Reserve - Dave Troman
Mascot - Craig Smith

I've tried to include those who volunteered early and those who didn't get a run last year but if anybody on the team is struggling to make it please let me know ASAP as (unusually) there are more volunteers than team places available.


Andy Slattery

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ian Hodgson Relay

With the fell relay season fast approaching, and that some of the teams are planning to recce their respective legs, I've attached a link to the Horwich RMI site, who have kindly generated a set of maps that can be downloaded and printed. As far as I'm aware nothing has changed...

Press if you fancy John Nicoll.

Running order for the Open (so far) is:

Leg 1 - Steady Sam and John Nicholl

Leg 2 - Fatty Winskill and Mark Lamborghini

Leg 3 - Jonny Handsome Hulme and Leeroy Newton

Leg 4 - Pistolero Pete Berty Beef Contador (The Boy) George and '2 legs' Edis