Round four of the Wi Manx Fell League takes place on Sunday 16th March. The Narradale is the first long race of 2014 covering a 20km course with the start and finish at Sulby Claddaghs. There will be an early start at 9.00am for anyone expecting to take more than three hours. The main race starts at 10.00am. Full safety gear is mandatory for all competitors. This will be inspected at registration which will be from 8.30am until 8.50am for the early start and 9.10am until 9.50am for the main race. All competitors must have completed a medium or long fell race or taken part in the organised recce to gain entry.
Many thanks to Dixie for the use of Ballawylln Beg, and to the neighbouring farmers and property owners. Thanks also to the marshals and helpers, who were hopefully repaid for their efforts with some lovely slices of cake - possibly the best spread yet!
Manx Fell Runners would like to show their support for the Easter Festival of Running by encouraging as many teams as possible to enter for this years event. As reigning local team champions we would be looking to have our strongest possible line up in our A team. Any runner who would like to be considered for the top team should contact me firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Selection will be based on current form. For those who would prefer a more leisurely and sociable weekend we will help to make up MFR teams, same contact if you wish to be part of a team. As last year we put a big emphasis on the post race refreshments!
Unfortunately we will not be able to subsidise the entry fees for MFR runners.
Please put your name down for a marshalling spot by 31st March to count in the league.
Anyone who does not have a nominated marshal by this time will not be eligible for completion and therefore not receive the highly prized MFR sweater or hoodie!
The marshals chart will be available for placing your name on a marshal position at Baldwins Valley registration, please only use this chart until the web chart is updated with these details following the race.
Aston International Sponsored RD 3, Of The Wi-Manx Manx Fell Running League
The 3rd round of the Wi Manx Fell League takes place on Saturday 22nd February. Sponsored by Aston International, the Baldwin Valleys race covers a 14km roughly circular route with the start and finish at Ballawylin Beg in East Baldwin.
Start time is 12.30pm for any runners expecting to take more than 2hrs 30mins with the main race starting at 1.00pm. Registration will be from 12.00pm until 12.20pm for the early and 12.35pm until 12.55pm for the main start. Full safety gear is mandatory for all runners and this will be checked at registration.
Route maps and route descriptions can be downloaded by clicking on the Races and Results pull down on the Website or by looking on the "Files" section of the MFR Facebook page. All runners must have a copy of the race map in their safety gear.
The Baldwin race is also known as the “cake race”. Competitors are invited to bring along a home baked cake for everyone to enjoy in the post race refreshments.
Minimal parking is available at Ballawyllin Beg, please park sensibly and respectfully, please keep off the grass.
Any runner who has not completed a medium or long fell race before must have taken part in one of the course recces.
Please read CHECKPOINTS & SAFETY INFO applicable to all our Wi-Manx league races.
The British Champs races this year are:
Sat March 29th Donard Challenge, N. Ireland (short)
Sat June 7th Ennerdale Horeshoe, Lake District (long)
Sat June 28th Dollar, Scotland (medium)
Sat Aug 30th Maesgwm Muddle, Llanberis (medium)
Club away weekends are:
Travel out Fri 16th, return Sun 18th May (Cader Idris or Fairfield)
Sat 19th July Snowdon International (possibility of uphill only race as well).
Note: It is also intended to send an IOM team to Snowdon, consisting of 3 to 4 men, and 2 to 3 ladies. Selection will be based on form prior to July. Interested runners should inform the committee, and also provide details of none league races that demonstrate current form.
It would be great to get as many MFRs as possible to travel to these events to promote the club, plus there will be some great racing (and socialising!)
Runners are requested to make their own travel arrangements.
Small grants are available from IOMAA to assist with travel.
MFR will further assist runners with accommodation costs up to £25 per race for attendance at any 2 championship races per year.
Well done to all 64 finishers, and many thanks to all the helpers and marshals.
Unfortunately one runner has been disqualified for missing a safety check point.
Race distance is 12.5km with 750m of ascent.
Any runner who has not completed a medium or long fell race or has not attended one of the two recent recces of the course will not have their entries accepted. The only exception will be if an experienced runner agrees to run the full race distance with a novice.
Please do not park at the Outdoor Pursuit Centre as there is limited parking. There is plenty of space on the road outside and the Colden Car Park is just a few hundred metres to the north.
All competitors should note that the start and finish will be at the Outdoor Pursuit Centre. The route will go straight up through the fields from the Centre to the mountain wall, a couple of hundred metres north of the gate used last year and for the recces. This section will be fully flagged. From here the route goes to the unmanned check on Colden.
Showers and refreshments will be available in the Centre after the race.
Results from New Years Day have been compiled and are now available here.
There may well be some corrections that need to be made so please let us know via the contact form - lost and very wet numbers made things difficult! Many thanks to the finish marshals and timekeepers for an excellent job in grim conditions.
The opening round of the 2014 Wi- Manx Fell Running League takes place on New Years Day. The St Johns Race has been sponsored for a number of years by Supercards who unfortunately will have closed their doors for the final time before race day 2014. However the committee of organising club Manx Fell Runners are delighted to announce that Supercards owner David Cretney has agreed to continue the sponsorship personally in the future.
The short race is one of the highlights in the fell running calendar and usually attracts a large entry. Although the race is very competitive the organisers are keen to encourage as many novice runners as possible to have a go as the course is sporting but by no means over difficult. Most people with a reasonable standard of fitness should be able to complete the 5km course. In keeping with the festive time of year all competitors are invited to run in fancy dress.
For spectators, and there is usually a big turnout, the infamous Mullen Y Cloie water splash is the most popular spot. Every runner who takes an early bath in the freezing cold water is guaranteed a big cheer.
Start and finish is based at St Johns Football Club with registration from 12.45pm until 1.45pm. Race starts at 2.00pm.
All entry fees will be donated to local charities.
Minimum age is 12 years.
Safety gear is not compulsory for this race but the organisers recommend that all runners carry a waterproof top.
The first of the official recces of the Ard WhallIn course will be held on Sunday 22nd December. Meet by the entrance to the Ard WhallIn Outdoor Pursuits Centre (please do not park in the Centre car park) at 9.00am. It will probably take about two hours at a steady pace.
Please note that any runner who has not completed a medium or long fell race previously will only have their entry accepted for the Ard Whallin race if they take part in this recce or a further one to be held in January.
The recce is open to runners of all standards.
The final round of the Isle of Man Bank sponsored Winter Hill Running League takes place on Saturday 14th December at St Johns. The race will be held over a short testing course mostly within Slieau Whallian Plantation. The course will be fully marked.
Minimum age is school year 7.
Racing gets under way at 1.30pm with registration from 12.30pm at the car park opposite the Farmers Arms.
Following the announcement of Wi-Manx as the sponsor of the 2014 Manx Fell Runners – Fell League, the organising committee of Manx Fell Runners would like to extend their gratitude to club member David Quine and Rentokil Pest Control for their support of the fell league over the past 8 years. Without this valued financial assistance and support, finishers of the fell league would not have the myriad of coloured jerseys since 2005 to be proud of.
Manx Fell Runners.
Walter Kennaugh made a meticulous record of local fell races, all detailed in a hand written account which has now been scanned to preserve it in electronic form. It makes for a great read and covers results from 1988 all the way through to 2006.
You can view the scanned version here but bear in mind that as it is scanned in colour it is around 60Mb in size so please be patient when downloading it! Colour was the best option to preserve as much detail and feel for the original as possible but a black & white copy will be made available also. It is also planned to transfer the results to a format which can be published on the website (thanks to Roger Moughtin who is meticulously typing each race results into a spreadsheet!)
Manx Fell Runners are extremely grateful for the commitment shown by Wi-Manx and look forward to developing a long running relationship with the local company. Wi-Manx is delighted to support the Manx Fell Runners and is not surprised to see an ever-increasing number of runners being attracted to this sport and the Island’s beautiful hills.
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The second round of the Isle of Man Bank sponsored Winter Hill Running League takes place on Saturday 16th November at Glen Helen. There will be a change to the course from last year due to the majority of the glen being closed. A new course has been identified which is mainly in the Eary Beg Plantation; it just needs a final tweak to provide the usual tough and fast challenge that is ideal for newcomers. The course will be fully flagged.
Start time is 1.30pm with registration at the Glen Helen car park from 12.30pm. The youngest permitted runners will be school year 7 and the winning time is expected to be around 16 minutes.
Helpers are required on race day. If you are able to give a hand please contact Richie, email@example.com
AGM on Friday 8/11/13 as per previous post.
Next race is GLEN HELEN Sat 16th November.
Please note we are currently updating the website, and are planning to add archived race results and information from the old website as has been requested.
The AGM of Manx Fell Runners will be held on Friday 8th November at 7.30pm in St Georges AFC Clubhouse , Glencrutchery Road. Club members and non members welcome. Following the AGM there will be the presentation of awards for the 2013 Rentokil sponsored Manx Fell Running League.
Drinks in town afterwards, venue(s) to be decided!