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
Nov 8 - venue TBC
Nov 22
- venue TBC
Dec 6
- venue TBC
Dec 13
- venue TBC

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


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hawkshead 10k Race Report

Wednesday night saw the third race in the club road championships, and a hatful of great performances by club members.

The Hawkshead 10k, starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Hawkshead and consisting of a loop of Esthwaite Water, saw runners tackle the high heat and humidity as well as some nasty hills around the course.

None of this perturbed Steve Hebblethwaite, in superb form after setting a 5000m PB last week who led from start to finish, cruising to victory in a time of 34.24. Sam Stead and John Beetham soon followed to secure the men's team prize, and Julie Carter took the LV50 prize to top off a successful night for the club.


1. Steve Hebblethwaite - Keswick 34.24
2. Sam Stead - Keswick 36.20
3. Karl Lee - Wesham 36.31


1. Melanie Hyder - Helm Hill 38.26
2. Heidi Dent - Howgill 39.11
3. Catherine Farrow - Ilkley 40.22


9. John Beetham 38.22
16. Adam Campion 39.11
30. Simon Jackson 42.38
33. Julie Carter 43.12 (1st FV50)
35. Keith Hill 43.23
86. Duncan Overton 48.29
87. Annabel Holmes 48.29
88. David Rice 48.35
115. Kim Clark 51.11
123. Steve Harwood 52.11
146. Rachael Collins 55.46

The next club road champs race is the Lambfoot Loop, 1st July in Cockermouth (

Monday, June 16, 2014

Race The Train

Is anyone interested in doing "Race the Train" on Saturday 16th August. There are two main races of 10km and 15 miles. Both multi terrain and should suite fell runners. Its in Tywyn (mid Wales coast) The main race attracts around a 1000 runners and there is a big doo (hog roast usually) and prize giving on the Saturday evening. We (me and friends from all over the country) always make a camping weekend of it travelling down on The Friday evening. For more information go to If you are interested in going email me at

Keswick Midsummer Festival Races - Thursday 26th June 2014

Keswick AC is organising 2 Fun Races from the Fitz Park Pavilion as part of the Festival. 

All abilities welcome, run at your own pace. The races are free to enter! Refreshments will be available.

Junior Fun Race Around the Park: About 1.3 km, starting & finishing at the pavilion, mostly following the tarmac path around the park. Register from 5pm, START TIME 5:45pm. Organised by the Keswick AC Junior section.

5K Fun Race: An out-&-back route - see map. Start & finish at the pavilion. Flat route. Round the park path, out onto Station Road round to the railway line & back. Register from 5:30pm START TIME 6:30pm. Minimum age limit of 11years on the day.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hardmoors 110 race report

A few thoughts on how the race panned out for me - tea and biscuits time ;-)

Link to Dave's blog