2014 Championship Races

V50 Captain Rocket Ronaldo Rees has asked me to post this…

Clarion call to all MV50’s.

Lay down your seasonal drinking horns, ease up on the dumplings, use the extra weight you’ve gained over Yuletide as training ballast, (tennis players attach lead weights to their ankles!), get into gear, and let them mercurial wings on your ankles take flight.

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A BLISCO BLOG

IMG00037-20130727-1400Featured in the photo  (taken by the mightlily encouraging Paul Hills at the summit of Blisco) is our heroic mentor Roger Ashby who’s having quite a cracking season by winning the MV70 category in the Kinder Trog and setting a new MV70 record for the course at the same time.  Also I understand being the first MV 70 at Jura earlier this year and therefore becoming  the most mature male ever  to complete the race….. and just last week end coming 2nd MV70 in the English Championship  Pike o’ Blisco race.  Just keep on truckin’ Roger !

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Ron’s Yetholm Report

YETHOLM HILL RACE 2nd June 2013 (Medium 8mls 2,900 ft or in English 12.8km 750m)

Yetholm view

Yetholm view

This must surely be the most enjoyable purely running route in the FRA Calendar. It’s straight out of a Ladybird Book on how to enjoy fell running on a sunny afternoon with fantastic and some very steep green slopes joining a sequence of amazing hill top views, just asking for a picnic to be set up, but not on this occasion !

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Silent Valley


Calling all V50+ Men and V40+ Women

Every year, around about now, I put fingertips to key board to tell Pennine runners about a race coming up in early April. I make no apology for this, because the Irish counter in the British Championship is something which everybody ought to experience at least once, not least because it is an experience which, like Jura, is different, evocative and will create great memories which will tempt you to do it again and again – as many know only too well.

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