Following numerous requests it may shortly be possible to place an order for a batch of long sleeve club running vests.
These will directly mirror the club vests currently on sale at Up and Running (Isle of Man) with deep yellow body and arms red sides with front club logo and rear three legs of man.
These will only differ in that they will have long sleeves, these will be of the same quality and material from the same manufacturer and will cost £30 (current vest £25).
In order to assess the need and to gain an idea of what sizes would be required please see the post on the club facebook page, like and comment with the size you would require.
If an order is placed these will take 4-6 weeks for delivery and so I would be looking to order asap. There will be only one batch order placed until next autumn unless demand is high.
The second round of the Callin Wild Manx Fell Running League takes place on Saturday 30 January. The Ardwhallin Race is held over a tough 12km course based at Ardwallin Outdoor Pursuits Centre in West Baldwin. Start time is 1.00pm for those who expect to finish in over 2 hours and 1.30pm for the late start.
Registration will be from 12.15pm until 12.45pm for the early start and 12.45pm until 1.15pm for the late. Minimum age is 18 years on day of race. Full safety gear is mandatory for all competitors.
Parking is restricted at Ardwhallin but there is space at the Colden Plantation car park and at the side of the road at the reservoir. Car sharing would be advisable. Please park sensibly.
Runners please note that there is no manned safety control at the Cronk Breck track. This has been moved to the summit of Slieau Ruy. All race controls must be visited in numerical order. Full route description at http://manxfellrunners.org/ardwhallin
It would be inadvisable for any novice runners to enter if they have not been able to recce the course.
Online Pre Entry Open Here
Online pre entry is now closed but you can still enter on the day.
Race details as follows (courtesy of Richie):
The opening round of the 2016 Callin Wild sponsored Manx Fell Running League will be held on New Years Day. The St Johns Fell Race will again be sponsored by long time supporter David Cretney and will start and finish at the St Johns and Peel Cricket Club ground. Registration will be held at the St Johns FC clubhouse from 12.15pm until 1.15pm. Start time will be 1.30pm.
Race distance will be approximately 5km with large sections of the course flagged. Minimum age is 12 years on the day of the race. All competitors are invited to run in fancy dress.
It will not be compulsory for competitors to carry safety gear but the organisers would strongly recommend that everyone carries a waterproof jacket.
There will be no prizes awarded as all entry fees, £5 for seniors and £1 for juniors, will be donated to charity.
The organising committee of Manx Fell Runners would like to acknowledge the assistance given by DEFA in order for the race to access the Slieauwhallian Plantation. Please do not attempt to recce this section as restrictions still apply. This section will be fully flagged on race day.
It is well known that the Island is suffering from a range of tree diseases at the moment and DEFA would be grateful if all competitors and spectators could read the following good practice guidance with regard to biosecurity:-
Practising good biosecurity is one of the key aspects of preventing the spread of tree diseases.
“Pests and disease can spread rapidly and one of the ways that they can arrive in a healthy forest is to be carried there in the mud and forest debris that gets stuck on people’s boots and car or bicycle tyres, or even on dog’s paws and horse’s hooves.
“We’re encouraging people to be aware of the importance of their role in keeping our forests and trees healthy through a Keep it Clean campaign.”
‘Keep It Clean’ asks people to take a few minutes before visiting a woodland to clean dirt and mud off boots, tyres, kit and pets - and to make it a habit to check and clean before every woodland visit.
“Everyone can do their bit to help promote biosecurity and the people who visit and work in woodlands are the best defence trees have.”
THUR 31ST DEC PIER TO PIER REAL ALE RUN
Start at the Albert, PSM, anytime between 2pm & 3pm a festive run around the coast path meeting up at the Bay, Port Erin about 4pm. Headtorch, waterproof/warm gear, and fell shoes recommended.
With the New Year and 2016 Manx Fell running league fast approaching runners and potential runners are reminded of the need to abide by the FRA's safety guidelines.
While we do all we can as organisers to keep you safe and put on challenging events, runners must take responsibility for themselves and their actions, to do this please make yourselves familiar with the attached document.
Id also suggest joining the FRA and reading their quarterly magazine which newcomers especially can learn from.
Organised recces of the more challenging courses will be organised in due course, but there is no substitute for time on your feet in the hills to gain experience and to be comfortable with the potentially ever changing environment.
Full FRA approved safety kit must be carried at all times during all races unless otherwise instructed by the Race Organiser, for this reason always bring full kit to signing on at every race.
It is good practice to carry this kit at all times whether out in the hills alone or in organised recces.
NO KIT, NO RACE.
Sunday 26th December
Informal Castle to Castle Relay followed by beers in Castletown...
For individuals or pairs of runners. Start from Fenella Beach car park whenever you want but aim to finish at the Glue Pot in Castletown at 12:30pm. You can run the whole thing (leg 1 and leg 2) individually or pair up and do leg 1 and then changeover runners for leg 2 at the Round Table... or just run leg 2!
Route - following the Bayr Ny Skeddan (Herring Way) with 2 exceptions:
1) From Peel Castle ascend Peel Hill and take coastal footpath towards Glen Maye
2) Ascend pipeline track to Round Table rather than continuing towards Eairy Cushlin
Leg 1 - approx 6 miles, mostly uphill
Leg 2 - approx 7 miles, mostly downhill (some road sections so wear hi-viz)
n.b. this is not a formally organised race and you take part at your own risk... no-one will come looking for you if you get lost!
Further details here https://www.facebook.com/groups/c2crelay/
Registration for this coming Saturdays final round of the Aston International Winter Hill League will take place in the main car park in Station Road St Johns from 12.15pm until 1.15pm. Race starts at 1.30pm. The presentation of awards will be at the Highwayman in Peel at around 3.15pm where refreshments (chip baps) will be provided. It looks like another wet week leading up to race day so expect lots of mud!
Remember that league positions are calculated from cumulative time so no easing off! It's looking very tight for some positions - interim league table.
Fantastic start to this years Aston International sponsored Winter Hill Running League. A record entry of 127 squeezed their way around the challenging but enjoyable course at Cringle. Some great performances throughout the field especially the newcomers and the juniors were outstanding. I don`t have the official results as yet but looks like a new course record for Jackie. Great atmosphere at the finish with everyone receiving acknowledgement for thier efforts.A special well done to Helen and Nigel for such a brave and positive performance. Many thanks to Eric and all those who made sure the junior lad was ok. Thanks also to sponsor Aston International and to DEFA for access. Finally thanks to everyone who helped on the day and those who set the course up and cleared up afterwards.Next stop Eary Beg. (Richie Stevenson)
I've put together a provisional league finishers table which you can view here. You may need to zoom in as it was a struggle to fit all the columns onto one page!
Remember that to qualify for the league (and hoody!) you must have completed at least 6 league races of which one must have been an AL category race and have marshalled, or provided a marshall for one race also.
If you have any queries please let us know via the contact form (http://manxfellrunners.org/club/)
Details on the AGM and prize presentation will be announced soon,
Could all league finishers as identified in the final table please email - email@example.com by Monday the 2nd November at the very latest.
Please simply include your full name and size required, emails to this address will not be answered, and colour will only be revealed at the AGM / Presentation.
10/11/2015 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, could anyone who has not yet done so send in your required sizes, so far we haver had very few responses and this order needs to be placed, without this information a best guess will be made and exchanges cannot be guaranteed!
The Aston International sponsored Winter Hill League gets underway on Saturday 24th October at the Cringle Plantation. The 4km course is held over well worn tracks and will be fully marked. It is an ideal course for any newcomers to try hill running in a controlled environment. Winning time is expected to be around 16 minutes.
The start and finish will be near the main entrance to the Cringle Plantation on the B39 Solomons Corner to Corlea road. Easy way to get there is to go up the main road at Foxdale and take the second turning on the right at Solomons Corner. Follow this road until you will see the Cringle Reservoir on your right. The start and finish is just past the reservoir on the right. If coming from the south turn off the A27 Colby Glen Road onto the B39 just past Ronague Chapel.
Registration will be at the main entrance gate to the plantation from 12.15pm until 1.15pm. The race will incorporate the first leg of the 2015 Junior Hill Runing Championships for school years 8 and upwards. Minimum age is 12 years on race day.
Parking is limited so car sharing is strongly advised. There is limited parking available at the reservoir, at a small park to the south of the start area and at the side of the road in places. Please park carefully.
Isle of Man Bank Junior Hill Running Championships 2015
*New Venue: Port Erin - above Bradda Glen
Date and Time:
Saturday, 10th October 2015. Racing to commence at 1:30pm with year 2 and then
rising up through the year groups.
Venue and Start/Finish Area:
Bradda Glen, Port Erin. The start/finish area is above the car park at
Bradda Glen. It will be signposted on the day.
Races for primary school children in years 2 through to and including year 7. If
numbers allow there will be separate races for boys and girls in each year group,
otherwise the girls and boys will be combined. Results will be declared for boys and
girls. Year 2 is the strict age limit. Children in lower year groups might be very keen
to have a go, but we must hold them back from competition until they reach year 2.
*Please note that year 7 are being included this year, as FRA regulations will
prevent young people under 12 years old competing in the Winter Hill League.
Entry Forms: Please read carefully.
Entry forms are available for a school/club block entry or by individual entry.
Teachers/Coaches may block enter children, but they MUST have an individual
entry form signed by a parent for each of the children on the block entry sheet. Only
the block entry sheet needs to be sent in, but teachers/coaches are asked to hold
onto the signed individual entries until after the race, in case of any incidents. It
would be very helpful to enter in advance to help with organisation, although
individual entries will also be taken on the day.
Advance entries can be emailed/posted to David Griffin (see below).
Race numbers and pins will be provided at Registration.
The races are free of charge for all children, thanks to the kind sponsorship
provided by the Isle of Man Bank and the Manx Fell Runners Club.
Open from 12:30pm and located at the start/finish area above Bradda Glen. If
raining on the day we may move registration to a sheltered spot in the Bradda Glen
car park. Registration will be signposted on the day.
The courses will include flat sections, hill climb and descent for all year group.
There will be some wide and narrow paths with plenty of twists and turns. The
distance for each race will increase as we progress up the year groups, the
maximum distance for each race will be as follows:
Years 2 & 3 800m Years 1000m Years 6 & 7 2000m
The courses will be clearly marked with flags and tape. Marshals wearing high-viz
vests will be positioned over the length of the courses. There is plenty of
opportunity for excellent spectating, but we do request that spectators stand back
and keep the course clear for the competitors.
You can view a map of each course here
The ground is predominantly short grass, but there is also some stony path. It is
advisable for competitors to wear running shoes with grip. The grass can become
We recommend parking on the road up from Port Erin promenade. Access by foot
will be signposted from the road. Bradda Glen Car park should be kept clear for
cafe customers and other visitors. Please take care if driving as there will be lot of
children and pedestrians along the road in and around the entrance to Bradda
There are public toilets located on Port Erin Promenade close to the Cosy Nook
First aid will be in attendance on the day. Please ask any marshal if first aid
assistance is required.
Every competitor will receive a treat for competing after finishing their race. Awards
will be issued through the schools after the event. We ask that schools complete
the certificates with the names of the children who take part. Details will be
A trophy will be awarded to the school which enters the most runners. The size of
the school will also be taken in to consideration.
Rain will not be enough to postpone the event! But should the forecast be very poor
we shall make an announcement to postpone the event on the Manx Fell Runner’s
website and via Manx Radio early in the morning.
In case of any queries, please contact David Griffin on 464411
Post to: Melvaig House, 32 The Park, Onchan, IM3 1HS
Marshalls and helpers are still required for these upcoming races. If you are available to help please get in touch via the form at http://manxfellrunners.org/club/
You can view the current list of positions and time slots here - http://www.isleofmanmountainultra.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2015-Ultra-Marshall-Chart.pdf
With only 26 days now until the Isle of Man Mountain Ultra, its final reminder time to get serious, put those entries in and commit.
Entries close at midnight on the 27th September.
Entry remains a bargain £20, with a T shirt and bottle of beer for every finisher!
The shorter Mountain Race ran over the second half of the course is also a bargain at only £15!
Don't forget this year the Ultra also forms part of the Run Further UK ultra race series, at only 67p per mile this could be bargain race of the series!
For more information and entries see -
Don't wait until next year, as next year MAY mean 2017 !
NO ENTRIES OR AMENDMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY FOR THE MOUNTAIN ULTRA OR MOUNTAIN RACE !
Final instructions and route maps will be updated and uploaded this week.
Kate's race will count towards the Callin Wild Manx Fell Runners league for 2015, all runners wishing to take part in this race MUST pre register directly with Sean Mclaughlin via - http://www.katesrace.co.uk/the-race/4587760119.
See the race entry link on the Kate's Race web page for entry and payment details, pre registration will NOT be possible via the Manx Fell Runners website.