Peel to Douglas Trail Race 2014.

Having been missing form the 2013 calendar due to a lack of organiser the Peel to Douglas Trail Run returns in 2014 thanks to Chris Cale of Up and Running, this takes place on Sunday 14th September at 9.30am starting by the Transport Museum on Mill Road in Peel. Runners will then follow the route of the former Peel to Douglas railway line to Douglas. The race finishes on the TT Access Road, a short distance before its junction with the New Castletown Road. Trail shoes are recommended for this event.

Refreshments will be served in the Manx Harriers clubhouse, followed by the prize presentation at approximately 11.15am.

The majority of gates along the old railway line will be manned and opened for runners by marshals with the exception of several locked gates which will require runners to use the adjacent kissing gates. Road crossings will also be marshalled.

See Manx Harriers website for more information or call into Up and Running on Bucks Road.

2014 Isle of Man Mountain Ultra.

With just over 30 days to go until the 2014 Isle of Man Mountain Ultra and the shorter Mountain Race it's time get those entries in and get some final training miles done, remember entries will close 7 days before the event due to administration which will be required and entries can not be taken on the day.

Please see www.isleofmanmountainultra.com for entry details. 

Due to demand from local runners the shorter Isle of Man Mountain Race is now being held over the southern half of the course as per the previous Half Mountain Marathon. 

This will alternate in up coming years with the Northern half route ran last year, so don't miss this opportunity.

Kate Burge

It goes without saying that the tragic death of club member Kate Burge has stunned and saddened not only the whole of the fell running community, but athletics and local sport in general.

The many tributes posted on Facebook both on Manx Fell Runners and her first club Stafford Harriers are testament to her popularity and the respect that her fellow competitors and race organisers had for her.

The tributes are not confined to her sporting prowess either as Kate was obviously a top notch physiotherapist who was very highly regarded by her work mates.

Tragically we will never see Kate on the Manx fells again.  The thoughts of everyone involved in Manx fell running are with Kate`s family and friends at this very difficult time.
 

Manx Fell Runners

Manx Fell Runners @ Snowdon

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.

North Barrule 2014

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.

Minimum age for entry is 16 years on race day.

Route description here.

 

 

Orienteering and navigation training 15th July.

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.

Pier to Pier Race 2014- 13th July.

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)

Over 16.

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 roadrunner@manx.net

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

Laxey Fell Race - Reminder.

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.

Thanks.   

Important Notice RE James Coulson, Laxey Fell Race.

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.

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James Coulson Laxey Fell Race

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.

Arthur Jones Bradda Fell Race

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.