Aston International Winter Hill League 2018

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The popular Winter Hill League, sponsored by Aston International, kicks off on Saturday 20th October with the 3km Slieau Whallian race. This fun but challenging course will be fully marked and offers an ideal introducing to fell running for anyone aged 12 or over.

Registration will be held in the old station car park from 12:30, race starts at 13:30. Cost is £5 for seniors, free for juniors. If weather conditions are particularly foul we may relocate to a bigger bus stop, or the Tynwald Inn, for registration - keep an eye on Facebook for any updates.

Please pre-enter if possible to save us time on the day - it’s still best for us if you pre enter and don’t run. Juniors can use the pre-entry but will need to complete a consent form to present at registration (download via pre entry link below)


2018 Prize Presentation & AGM


The Manx Fell Runners 2018 Prize Presentation & AGM will take place on Saturday 10th November at the Embassy Room (above the British Pub in Douglas) at 7pm.

The evening will begin with the prize presentation for the inaugural Junior Fell Running League - parents should now have been notified by email with details. After the junior presentation and AGM formalities, the eagerly anticipated hoodies will be unveiled as part of the 2018 Manx Fell Running League Presentation, sponsored by Callin Wild.


Everyone welcome!

Junior Champs Results 2018

 Fine conditions have been a welcome feature of this event over recent years!

Fine conditions have been a welcome feature of this event over recent years!

In case of any queries/typos please contact us via the CONTACT FORM

Full race report can be downloaded HERE.

Photos courtesy of Vincent Campbell at

Year 2 Boys

Year 2 Girls

Year 3 Boys

Year 3 Girls

Year 4 Boys

Year 4 Girls

Year 5 Boys

Year 5 Girls

Year 6 Boys

Year 6 Girls

Year 7 Boys

Year 7 Girls

For a summary of past performances recorded by the 2018 podium runners CLICK HERE

Axnfell 2018 Results

Many thanks to all those who made yesterday’s very special race happen . The sentiment has been summed up very nicely by a seasoned competitor over that gruelling course - our very own Richie Stevenson…

Many of us old fell campaigners have always regarded the Axenfell Race as the real job and the toughest fell race MFR have ever promoted. I think everyone who competed today now understand what we mean. Well done to all who took on the challenge today especially Tom and Eleanor. I feel pretty sure Eleanor set a new ladies course record to improve the standard set by local fell running legend Rose Hooton over 20 years ago. There was also a shorter small Ax race that ran concurrently with the main race. Both races were dedicated to the late Matt McSevny who was an extremely popular MFR competitor and club treasurer who passed away in tragic circumstances nearly 12 months ago . His close friend Chris Kirk said a few heart felt words about Matt before the race was started by Matts son Orry. Many thanks to all the helpers and marshals on the day and to everyone who helped set up the race. Thanks also to league sponsor Callin/Wild and to land owners for access. Well done also to Shaun whose persistence made the race happen. Finally a very special thank you to Becky, Finbar and Orry for their support, it meant an awful lot to MFR
— Richie Stevenson

Results for both races can be found on the results page or via the links below. The updated league standings will be published soon.

Long Course Results

Short Course (Short Ax) Results

Provisional Callin Wild MFR League Table 2018

League standings to date can be viewed at the links below. Note that for 2018 the men and women are separated into different leagues but I have included the combined league to satisfy any curiosity! Points are allocated per race (combined for men and women) as per the league rules (100pts for 1st, 98 for 2nd and so on). If you entered a new category during the season then your league category will be as of January 1st 2018.

I've included runners who have completed 4 races already and need one more race (Axnfell) to qualify. Remember that runners must have completed a long race to qualify. 

Common issues with the league include alternatively spelt names (Dave/David, Rich/Richard etc) and runners joining or switching clubs mid-season. I've tried to correct anything I've spotted but please let me know if anything seems amiss. In cases where you may have finished a race with another runner then points will only be equally allocated if the results/timekeepers indicate a dead heat. If you spot any results you think need amending then let me know.....but I'd ask that if it doesn't affect the overall rankings then it'd save me a fair amount of work to keep it as is!

MFR League 2018 - Provisional Mens

MFR League 2018 - Provisional Womens

MFR League 2018 - Provisional Combined

Axnfell Fell Race - Sat 15th September

 The race will be dedicated to Matt McSevney with all entry fees being donated to CruzeKids part of Cruse Bereavement Care IOM, a local charity that have helped and supported the family.

The race will be dedicated to Matt McSevney with all entry fees being donated to CruzeKids part of Cruse Bereavement Care IOM, a local charity that have helped and supported the family.

The final counter in the Callin Wild Fell Running League takes place on Saturday 15th September with the re-introduction of the eagerly anticipated Axnfell Race. 

This race will be dedicated to our late treasurer, Matt McSevney, who would have relished the opportunity to tackle this very long and arduous fell race, last ran 21 years ago and considered by many to be the hardest fell race on the Island. All entry fees will be donated to CruzKids, part of Cruse Bereavement Care IOM, who have provided support to Matt's family (

In recognition of the difficulty of this race and to make it more inclusive for those who may not have had the opportunity to put in the necessary training, we are running a shorter "Short Ax" race in conjunction. This AS category race will start alongside the long race but take a shorter 10km route to the Bungalow and back. Start time will also be 8am from the same location. Minimum age is 16 on the day of the race. Note that this shorter race DOES NOT COUNT toward the Callin Wild Manx Fell Running league.

Online pre-entry is available at the link below along with the route descriptions and maps.



Killer Mile Results 2018

(Thanks to Philip Crowe for the excellent photographs -

Despite the now typical weather for the Killer Mile, there was an excellent turnout of 98 runners on Wednesday evening. Chris Reynolds excels over these short, sharp courses and took the win over NRFTW half marathon series leader Orran Smith with Matt Callister having a great run to take 3rd. Eleanor Miklos finished high up the field to finish top lady, followed by Northern AC's junior, Catherine Perry and NRFTW marathon series leader, Kirsty Arnold.

It was pleasing to see a large number of younger runners tackling the course with Northern AC once again providing a strong contingent of well placed competitors.

Thanks to all the helpers, timekeepers, marshals and to Silly Moos for the use of their land for parking and registration. All entry fees will be donated to the Ramsey Ladies Lifeboat Guild, as nominated by Silly Moos.


North Barrule Fell Race 2018

 2018 sees a new route which covers the south eastern slope of North Barrule. Penultimate race in the Callin Wild MFR League

2018 sees a new route which covers the south eastern slope of North Barrule. Penultimate race in the Callin Wild MFR League

WEDNESDAY 25th JULY 2018, 7pm. 

2018 sees a new route for the race, taking in the southern section of the fell. This will be a short, but challenging route, akin to the guides races that started our sport. It will involve navigation and there is the potential for a short, technical section through the scree and boulders, with a fast descent to the finish. This is also the last race in the junior series. Due to the cancellation of the junior Snaefell race, only 2 races are needed to qualify for the junior championship.

The route starts at the gate on the Hibernia road. There is a short flagged section from/to the start and finish to take you diagonally back and forth across the field to a kiss gate. This is a compulsory out and back section. From the kissing gate, it is any route to CP1, which is the flag pole at the crash site memorial. Then on to CP2 which is the trig point on North Barrule. From CP2 it is any route back to the kiss gate, before following the flagged section to the finish by the gate. 

The route is just over 2 miles, with about 1100 feet of climbing.

Pleas note that parking and signing on for the race will be just down the road from the start on the right (as you come from the coast road). We have permission to use this as a car park and marshals will be on hand to supervise parking. It is a narrow road, so please take care and avoid parking on the verges.

I have also been asked by the farmer to remind people not to climb fences or walls. There is no need to do either on this route. Also, the area is heavily used for sheep farming, so if you choose to bring dogs on a recce, please keep them on leads. No dogs on race day. 




Snaefell Fell Race 2018

TT may be over but racing returns to the mountain on Wednesday 13th June with the Snaefell Fell Race. 

This race will incorporate both a senior and junior race. Those aged 18 and over will compete over the usual 8km (5 mile) course which covers Cronk y Vaare, Snaefell Mines, Clagh Ouyr and Snaefell summit before returning to the start finish area at the Bungalow. SENIOR RACE DETAILS HERE

Under 18's will compete over a new route which starts at the Bungalow and traverses over to Black Hut before heading up and down Snaefell. JUNIOR RACE DETAILS HERE.

Junior runners who haven't yet completed a parental consent form must do so on the day but can still pre enter using the link below and selecting the "Junior" course in the options.

Registration for the junior race from 6pm - 6.20pm. Race Start at 6.30pm
Registration for the senior race from 6pm - 6.50pm. Race Start at 7pm.

KIT REQUIREMENTS - Seniors must bring full kit and a decision on what to carry will be made on the day. Juniors must carry a waterproof jacket and whistle.

Online Entry Closed - Enter on Day

James Coulson Laxey Fell Race 2018

The 6th round of the Callin/Wild Manx Fell Running League takes place on Wednesday 23rd May. Start and finish of the James Coulson Laxey Race will be at Glen Ruy Farm with a 7.00pm start. Registration will be from 6.00pm and the minimum age to compete is 18 years on race day. Full safety gear is mandatory and will be checked at registration.
A good part of the 13km course goes over Glen Ruy and Ballacowin Farms and is therefore on private land. Most of these farm sections will be clearly flagged on race day. Please no recce`s over these sections. The route can be inspected from the unnamed summit checkpoint 2 GR. 394826 through to the final checkpoint (8) on the mountain wall above Ballacowin Farm. Access to this section is easiest from Windy Corner.

To get to Glen Ruy Farm go along the Creg Ny Baa back road past Conrhenny Plantation and take the first on the left past 5 ½ Corner (Begoade Rd). Follow the Glen Ruy road to the farm. There will be a sign at the farm entrance. Please be careful on this road as it is very narrow. (Richie Stevenson)


Carraghan Fell Race Results 2018


An excellent field of 85 runners tackled a misty Carraghan race, all of whom managed to get home, some despite minor route deviations! It was great to see some new faces who braved the less than seasonal conditions nonetheless and record some excellent performances.

Thanks as ever to all the marshals, landowners, timekeepers and helpers for their assistance.

Provisional results HERE

Carraghan Fell Race 2018

A few reminders for Thursdays Buchanan and Pitts sponsored Carraghan Fell Race, the first short race in this years Callin Wild Manx Fell League. Please do not park near the start and finish area as this will be required for the officials. The Colden car park can be used and also on the road at the side of the reservoir but please park carefully. We would advise as many as possible to car share. Registration is from 6.00pm until 6.45pm at the Colden car park. If you have pre entered you will only have to sign the disclaimer, pay the entry fee of £5 and collect your race number. If you have not pre entered you will have to fill in an entry form. Race starts at 7.00pm.  Minimum age 12yo on race day. This race also forms round 2 of the Junior Championship.

At the moment the weather forecast is not too bad but it is not going to be very warm. Please turn up with you full safety gear. A decision as to what has to be carried will be made at registration depending on conditions. The course will be flagged from the start to the top of the plantation which is a compulsory route out and back. Once over the stile runners can take any route to the summit. Any spectators who are planning on taking their dogs to the race please keep them on a lead and within the confines of the plantation. On no account take dogs out on to the open fells as there are many sheep with young lambs in this area. It would be helpful if everyone could recycle old safety pins (Richie Stevenson)

Operation Sea Lion - Civil Defence

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Ian Young from Civil Defence wishes to pass on his thanks to the large MFR contingent who volunteered to pose as casualties during the recent "Operation Sea Lion" at Groudle Glen. The exercise simulated a train derailment and the response from the emergency services - all of it very interesting to observe! Civil Defence have been fantastic supporters of our events, particularly the Manx Mountain Marathon, and it is always pleasing to return the favour when we can.

Could I personally thank you for supporting the above exercise last Wednesday evening in Groudle Glen. Could I also ask that you pass on thanks from all The Emergency Services to all who volunteered to act as casualties from your various organisations.

Without your assistance and co-operation it would be impossible to run major incident exercises of this nature. For information , there were 76 ‘casualties’ and over 40 Emergency Services personnel involved in the exercise, which will be the largest exercise to take place on the Island in 2018.


Ian Young
Emergency Planning

Manx Mountain Marathon - Transport to Start

Anyone requiring transport to Ramsey for the start of the Manx Mountain Marathon please use the form below to book your seat. Spaces are limited so book early but anyone coming in from Douglas, Onchan or Laxey have the option of using the public bus if more convenient. The public bus (service 3) departs Douglas Lord Street at 06:45, Manx Arms (Onchan) at 06:58 and Laxey at 07:10, arriving in Ramsey at 7:30.

There is no transport provided to the start of the half in St Johns, or return transport from the finish.

Bags can be transported from Ramsey and St Johns to the finish. Just ask at registration.