Please complete the MFR Universal Race Entry Form and bring to registration when FULL KIT checks will be carried out.

 

Wi Manx Fell Running League Rd 6 - Snaefell.

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.

 

Glen Mona Race

Round 5 of the 2014 Wi Manx  Fell Running League takes place on Saturday 5th April. The Glen Mona Race will be held over a testing 14 km course that starts and finishes on the public footpath at the northern side of the Glen Mona Hotel. There will be an early start at 12.30pm for those expecting to finish in over 1hr 45 mins. The main race will start at 1.00pm. Registration will be from 11.45pm until 12.15pm for the early start and 12.15pm until 12.45pm for the main race. Full safety gear is mandatory and there will be a kit check at registration.

Car parking will be available at the Dhoon School where registration will take place. The car park opposite the Glen Mona pub will also be available as an overflow.

Minimum age is 18 years on day of race.

There has been a change of route after control (4) - please check the updated map for details.

Chip butties will be available at the Glen Mona Hotel post race.

Race route and description cound be found HERE.

 

Snowdon, Orienteering, Beer, Cleaning and Marshals

The Isle of Man are intending to send a representative team to take part in the Snowdon International Mountain Race on July 19th. A team of four runners will be selected with the first three to finish the race the team counters. Team selection will be based on current form. The Snaefell race will be used as a selection race if there are more than four runners who qualify for the team.

All members of MFR who wish to be included in teams for the Easter Festival of running should get their entries in as soon as possible. When we know who are running we will select teams based on form. Anyone interested in the Beer Race on the Sunday evening should let Nigel Maddocks know.

We hope to have an Orienteering Training event in the near future. Chris Kirk has a course planned but it can`t be used for a few weeks yet. Full info shortly.

Another MFR event planned for the Summer is a Beach Buddies style clean up on the hills. Possibly after the TT on the Snaefell section. If anyone knows of another area, preferably where we run, that could do with a clean up then please contact us.  

Any runner who plans on completing the 2014 Wi Manx fell league who has not put their name down to marshal should note that Monday 31st March is the last chance to do so. If you have not volunteered by then you will not be included in the league. Details on Marshals chart

Narradale Fell Race - updated 17-3-14

RESULTS

Low cloud resulted in a number of navigation issues, including 3 runners having a great race to the finish, but in the heat of it they unfortunately missed the final safety check point resulting in disqualification!

Thanks again to all the marshals.

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.   

Slieu Managh plantation is again out of bounds, as is running on and/or crossing the TT course. CPs 4 & 5 may be visited in any order.

Easter festival 2014

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 rstevenson@manx.net 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.

League marshals

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.

 

Baldwin Valleys race updated 18/2/14

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.

Wi-Manx league races, and 2014 off Island races (updated)

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)

http://www.nimra.org.uk/index.php/events/event/donard-challenge/

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.

 

 

Ard Whallan Fell Race 2014 - results now published on the results page.

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.

St John's 2014

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.

Ard Whallin Recce

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.

Winter Hill League Round 3 - Slieau Whallian

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.

Rentokil 2005-2013

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.

With Thanks,

Manx Fell Runners.

Walter's Book

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!)