Manx Fell Runners club car stickers available. 70x70mm vinyl window stickers, £1.00 each. (Plus 50p p&p or collect at races) To place an order contact Chris Kirk.
Much to the disappointment of the runners, the Snowdon international mountain race was a shorter affair for 2014, weather conditions on the day meant due to safety concerns the race was shortened and climbed only to the Clogwyn Bridge just above the half-way point of the mountain, the shortened race itself was won by the Italian Cesare Maestiri.
As per the past few years Snowdon has proved a popular and successful race for Manx Fell Runners, 2014 proving no different with the top performance again coming from an injured Lloyd Taggart in 15th place, next up was Ben Corkill in 33rd, David Griffin at 198th and Paul Killey coming home in 475th.
The Sean Craig sponsored North Barrule Fell Race will take place on Friday 1st August, starting at 7.00pm. It is the 10th and penultimate round of the 2014 WiManx Fell League. Start and finish is at Ballure Reservoir and the course will cover a very tough 6km course to the summit of North Barrule and back. Registration is from 6.15pm until 6.45pm at the start area.
All competitors may be required to carry full safety equipment.
There is little parking space in the start and finish area and therefore competitors are asked to use the public car park situated on the Ramsey side of the Gooseneck on the TT course.
Manx Fell Runners, members and committee, would like to pass on their congratulations to Jackie Taggart (nee – Lee) on winning the Ladies British Fell Running title for 2014, a fantastic ambassador for Ladies Fell Running on the Isle of Man.
Dust off your compass for an orienteering/score event training session… please see the attached flyer.
If you are confident at navigating, this will be a great chance to share your skill as the course is set for teams of two: advertise yourself on here!
The distances covered will not be huge, but it will involve navigating over rough, open countryside - a compass (and the ability to use it) will be necessary.
As well as an orienteering course, there will be the chance for complete beginners to have some input into map and compass work followed by a practice session. If you don't have a partner, ask on here.
See you on Tuesday the 15th July, 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
Raad Ny Foillan Pier to Pier race (R). BS. 17:00hrs 9.5Km 460m.
Start: Alfred Pier, Port St Mary, I.O.M.
Registration from 16:15hrs
£5 on the day or pre-entry at www.manxtreme.com (for online entries please bring completed FRA entry form and hand in at registration)
Part of Port Erin Beach Festival weekend.
Point to point race following Raad Ny Foillan blue & white coastal footpath signs, with some minor marked deviations, finishing at Raglan Pier, Port Erin.
Be prepared to carry full kit. No dogs.
Details: Graham Davies, Thistledo, Ballafesson Road, Port Erin Isle of Man IM9 6BT. Telephone 07624 413389 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: R indicates FRA insurance
BS indicates short race with 25-50m climb/km.
Entry form must be the official FRA one from the website, and we need to provide these forms at registration (even for those who have pre-entered to complete and sign)
For 16 to 18 year olds, we need to provide FRA parental consent forms as well to be completed by guardian for runners under 18
Please see attached link for results -
All competitors must use the footbridge at the Bungalow on their way out and back, please take care over the bridge, make allowances for other users who may not be party to the race, be courteous to other racers who may be coming the other way and take care if wet. Any runner/s found to have crossed without using the bridge will be excluded form the results.
A Marshal will be in position at the Tholty-WIll Road Crossing, this is for your safety, please listen to the Marshal and take appropriate action, vehicles will not be stopped to allow you to pass, you as the runner must give way to the vehicles and cross when safe to do so.
Important notice -
Due to access restrictions in the Laxey valley area it has been necessary to re route part of the up coming James Coulson, Laxey Fell Race.
The race will start as usual at the farm following the previous route through to Checkpoint 4/6 at Mullagh Ouyr, from here the race route will head to Checkpoint 5 at the summit of Snaefell, (via the Bungalow footbridge) then back to Checkpoint 4/6 Mullagh Ouyr (via the Bungalow footbridge), from here runners will head to the Mountain Wall before following the flagged return section through the fields.
The race retains its 13km length with approx 750m ascent.Read More
Round 9 of the 2014 WiManx Fell League will take place on Saturday 5th July. The James Coulson Laxey race will be held over a testing 13km course in the Glen Roy area.
There will be an early start at 12.30pm for any runner expecting to take more than 2 hours. Registration is from 11.45pm. The main race starts at 1.00pm with registration from 12.30pm. Start and finish will be at Glen Roy Farm.
As the race is classified as a medium A category event full safety gear will be mandatory for all competitors and will be inspected at registration.
Minimum age is 18 years on the day of the race.
Anyone wishing to recce the course are reminded that a large part of the course is on private land. The fell section from the unmanned control (2) GR 394826 to the safety control (8) at the mountain wall above Ballacowin Farm GR 399854 is open to recce. The sections on private land will be flagged on race day only.
Round 8 of the WiManx Fell Running league takes place on Sunday 15th June. The Arthur Jones Bradda Fell Race starts and finishes at Bradda Glen in Port Erin and covers a 24km course to South Barrule and back. Start time is 10.00am for the main race with an earlier start time of 9.00am for those expecting to finish in over 3hrs 30 mins. Registration will be from 8.15am until 8.45am for the early runners and 9.15am until 9.45am for the main race.
Full safety gear is compulsory for everyone.
We do not wish to inconvenience any customers at the Bradda Glen restaurant by taking up too many car parking spaces. If possible please car share or park on the road outside the glen.
The Bradda is a very tough race but is mostly on well worn public footpaths and is by far the easiest of our courses to navigate. Any roadie with reasonable fitness would find this race an ideal taster to fell running.
Route description and map here.
Have you decided on your challenge for 2014 - Why not raise the bar whilst raising money for The Children's Centre?
The Millennium Way Relay Race is a perfect opportunity for you and your team mates to be part of a fantastic event and raise funds for an amazing charity.
The race is over a 28 mile, multi terrain course on the historic Millennium Way. The route consists of four legs each of which is very different and has it's own challenges. The first leg (11 miles approx) starting in Ramsey is the longest across open fell, the second (6 miles approx) is trail and mostly downhill, whilst the third (4.5 miles approx) is all on the road but predominantly uphill. The final stage (6.5 miles approx) of the course is mainly flat and across country. So there should be a leg that appeals to everyone.
The relay event is open to teams of up to four people and there will also be an option for individual runners to run the entire distance of approx 26 miles!
The race finishes in Castletown Poulson Park. There will be a post race buffet and presentation not forgetting your free running vest. Family, friends and supporters are welcome to come along to the presentation.
We will include in your race pack a sponsorship form to help you and your supporters raise some additional funds for The Children's Centre. The Children’s Centre develops, manages and pioneers a variety of community initiatives and services aimed at enabling children, young people and families to realise their full potential. Please go to http://www.thechildrenscentre.org.im/ for more information.
To sign up for this amazing event please follow the below link and register today. I promise it will be the best event for you this year!
See you on the day!
(via Lisa at The Childrens Centre)
Thanks to all helpers, marshalls, timekeepers, landowners and chefs in yesterdays unique running of the Carraghan Race. The weather held up nicely to allow us to enjoy a few post race beers and burgers.
Results can be viewed here
A reminder for those who may not have seen the Facebook post that there will be a BBQ at Dixie's house (start of Baldwin Race at Ballawyllin Beg) after tonights race (Tuesday 13th). Food is provided (including a few vegetarian burgers) but if you have any special dietary requirements please bring your own!
Updated route information:
When ascending the Millennium Way the gates at the fields may be shut if there are sheep in them. Please make sure you re-close them. At the first field it is ok to run in the field itself rather than following the exact Millennium path. Please stay as close to the path as possible. The second field is fenced of and is out of bounds which means everyone will have to stick to the Millennium Way path. The top gate leading on to the fells must be used out and back although once on the fells any route can be taken to the summit and back to the gate.
Thanks to Phillip Caley and Graham Crowe for their cooperation.
The Buchanan and Pitts sponsored Carraghan Fell Race that is to be held on Tuesday 13th May will now start and finish at Ballawyllin Beg in East Baldwin. This is due to the Injebreck Plantation being closed at present due to the problems with diseased larch trees.
The revised course will follow the route of the Baldwin Valleys race from the start at Ballawyllin Beg to the summit of Carraghan, returning the same way in reverse. Start time is 6.30pm with registration from 5.30pm. All competitors must carry full safety gear that will be checked at registration. The seventh round of the 2014 WiManx fell league will now be over a distance of 5.8km with 346m of ascent. Minimum age to enter is 15 years on race day.
Anyone wishing to recce the course can do so by gaining access via the Millenium Way from St Lukes church.
It is hoped to organise a BBQ after the race. Please car share where possible as parking will be limited.
Manx Fell Runners would like to thank the various landowners and DEFRA for all their help and support.
2014 Results are now in the results section.
Round 6 of the Wi Manx Fell Running League takes place on Saturday the 26th of April. The Sean Craig sponsored Snaefell Race covers an 8km route which starts and finishes at the Bungalow and with over 550m of ascent is one of the toughest races on the local calendar.
Start time is 1.00pm with registration from 12.00pm.
Minimum age is 16yrs on race day.
All competitors must carry full safety gear which will be checked at registration.
Please note that the Mountain Road will be closed from Ramsey to the Bungalow for the car hill climb.
Route description and PDF route map can be found on the Snaefell race page.