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May 2018

FGP 3/11 – Coiners Fell Race (BM)

May 7
Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre,
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Distance: 10.8km / 6.7m.  Climb: 295m / 968ft.  MONDAY, starts at 13:00.  A fast and well-marked tour of Coiner’s country on paths, tracks & moorland, taking in Erringden Moor, Stoodley Pike & Bell House Moor. The route offers spectacular views of Cragg Vale & passes by the old coiners cottages of Bell House & Keelam.  Named after the ancient criminals who shaved the edges off coins to forge new coins.  To help prevent moorland fires, smoking is not permitted on the race route, so no sneaky…

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Calderdale Way Fell Relay

May 20
Heath Rugby Club

This year’s Calderdale Way Fell Relay will be on Sunday 20th May. The club hope to enter two teams, each team is constituted of twelve runners, running six legs in pairs. The legs are between approximately five and eleven miles. All competitors will be expected to learn their leg and a number of organised recce runs will take place in the weeks before the event. In recognition of the increasing strength of our ladies section, the committee has proposed that…

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FGP 4/11 – Saddleworth Fell Race (AS)

May 27
Tanners Waterside Mill,
Greenfield, OL3 7NH
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Distance: 4.7km / 2.9m/.  Climb: 290m / 951ft.  Sunday, starts 11:30 a.m.. Starts on Tunstead Lane heading along the road to Dick Clough and through to Alderman’s. It’s steep. From Alderman’s the route follows the edge overlooking Dovestone’s Res. You then straddle Dick Hill to the opposite edge overlooking Uppermill and Greenfield heading to Pots and Pans/Monument. The running is fast unless you pushed too hard on the climb. From Pots and Pans it’s a steep descent going down on…

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June 2018

FGP 5/11 – Edenfield Fell Race (BM)

Jun 3
Edenfield Cricket Club,
Gincroft Lane BL0 0JW
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Distance: 10.3km / 6.4m.  Climb: 477m / 1565ft. Sunday, starts 10:30 a.m..  The long climb up to Cowpe Lowe is relentless, then it’s down to the Pennine Bridleway (near the final leg of the Mary Towneley loop) and up again past Waugh’s well. After the Well carry on up, then right and up yet again to Whittle Pike cross. From there it’s a tussocky descent, through some bogs and then a calf-burning scramble up to the place shown in the…

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24th Rochdale Three Day Event

Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm - Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm
Brown Cow Pub,
832 Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale, Lancashire OL12 7RB United Kingdom
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 Three Tough Races in Three Days 8th to 10th June, 2018 ONLINE RACE ENTRY TECHNICAL T-Shirt (not cotton) to those who pre-enter by 26th May and then complete all three races.  Postal pre-entry for all three races combined costs  £17 EA attached, £21 unattached for entry on or before 26th May.   On-line entry is slightly more expensive than postal entry due to booking fees.  Prices for Day 1 and Day 2 rise by £2 per race for entries received on…

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RRC 3/7 – Freckleton Half Marathon

Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bush Lane Playing Fields,
Freckleton, Preston, PR4 1SB
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The 54th Mens and 42nd Ladies Classic Freckleton Half Marathon (and 2 Mile Fun Run) Sunday 17th June 2018 START 2.00 pm (PROMPT) The oldest Half Marathon in the UK, over a rural undulating course. Race Director: Peter Bosley. Event Held under U.K.A.Rules. UKA Race License to follow. Memento to all finishers. Prizes in All Categories including Team Event Records: Men: R. Hill 64.45 (1969) Women: V. Marot 72.56 (1988) Open Race 1 Prize per Person except Team. Prizes – 1 per person. Prizes…

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FGP 6/11 – Kinder Trog Fell Race (BL)

Jun 24
Scout Hut,
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Distance: 25.7km / 16m.  Climb: 1064m / 3491ft.  Sunday, starts at 11:00 a.m..  The Trog runs an extended loop around the Kinder Reservoir along the Hayfield skyline, which I’m told is the spiritual home of dark peak fell running. There is a variety of terrain, though much of the 15 miles consists of rocky trails, but don’t be fooled as navigation can be tricky when the clag is down. FRA link: As with all fell races, note FRA rules including…

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July 2018

RRC 4/7 – Joan Rhodes & Fred Norris 5k

Jul 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cam Lane Primary School,
Cams Lane, Radcliffe, M26 3RU
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A Speedy Summer Time Treat on the trails of Radcliffe. COLLECT YOUR NUMBER ON THE DAY Entries on the day will be taken but only if the entry limit has not been reached. GET YOUR ENTRY IN SOON!

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RRC 5/7 – Sale Sizzler 5k (1/4 Race Series)

Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sale Sizzler,
140-142 Wythenshawe Road, Manchester,
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Where races are in a series, your best result counts towards your championship score. To qualify for the championship, you need to complete races on four different courses. As in previous years times are based on gun time, competing against other club members 32 points for a win, 29 for second, 28 for third, etc. Prizes awarded for men and women, plus age groups. Full rules will be posted on the website.

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FGP 7/11 – Bull Hill Fell Race (BS)

Jul 12
Red Lion,
Ramsbottom Road, Hawkshaw, BL8 4JS
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Distance: 8.8km / 5.5m.  Climb: 335m / 1099ft.  Thursday 12th July, starts 19:30 but THE START LINE IS A GOOD 15 MINUTES FROM REGISTRATION.  An ideal introduction to fell running for the fell curious! Starting from Boardman’s Farm, the route takes in a number of steep but runnable slopes, and passes the ancient Pilgrims’ Cross before a fast descent to the finish. Likely to be muddy, and lots of fun!  Wear insect repellent. FRA link: . As with all fell…

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