Pre entry is now available for the upcoming Ard Whallan Fell Race on Saturday 26th January (13:30 start). The race is open to all runners aged 18+. Full safety kit (waterproof body cover with taped seams, hat, gloves, map & compass and whistle) is required and will be checked at registration.
It looking like a big entry on New Year`s Day for the Moochers on Facebook sponsored St John`s Fell Race with over 170 already pre entered. In order to keep things running smoothly on the day please bear in mind the following:
Online pre-registration will close at 2pm on New Years Eve so please use that option if it’s not too late. LINK HERE
Registration will open at 12 noon at the St John’s FC Clubhouse. Those who have pre-entered can simply pay your fee (£5) and collect a number. Juniors are free but all charity donations welcome - to the Selina Hunter Memorial Fund.
If you have not pre-entered, you should complete an entry form and then proceed to the registration desk.
All junior runners (under 18) must complete a parental consent form which can be completed in advance by downloading THIS FORM (valid for all races in 2019). If not already pre-entered, juniors must also complete a race entry form.
Race starts at 2pm on the cricket field. Runners will be counted through in numerical order. Race numbers must be clearly visible on the front.
Please park with care. There is limited space at the club house and large car parks at the old railway station car park on Station Road and behind the Tynwald Inn (accessible opposite the post office)
Current weather forecast is favourable but please dress to the conditions on the day. A waterproof top is advisable. Nothing too extreme on the fancy dress front please!
ANY RUNNER RETIRING FROM THE RACE MUST inform a marshal and/or race control. failure to do so will result in a search being organised for you!
The 2019 St John`s Fell Race will be held on its traditional New Year`s Day date. The race will be sponsored by Moochers on Facebook, which continues David Cretney`s support of the race, stretching back many years.
Note the slightly later start time of 2.00pm (to allow dippers more time to warm up!) with registration at St John`s FC club house from 12.00pm. The start and finish will be in the St John`s Cricket field which is next to the football ground. Please note that it will be a counter in the 2019 Junior Fell League but not the Senior League.
As always, fancy dress is encouraged but nothing too extreme please as the race is held under FRA rules for insurance purposes so keep it fun but nothing that may endanger the wearer or other competitors.
Weather conditions can often be hostile, particularly on the summit ridge, so please dress according to the conditions - a waterproof top is recommended.
Please use the online pre-entry option in order to speed things along on the day - ENTER HERE
All entry fees will be donated to the Selina Hunter Memorial Fund, which aims to provide specialist epilepsy support on the Island. (https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/epsaiom/epsaiom)
Congratulations to all those who competed in the Aston International Winter Hill League which concluded with the final round on Saturday at Eairy Beg. The total number of runners across the 3 rounds was just shy of 200, including an outright WHL record of 131 in the opening round at Slieau Whallian.
It was great to see many new faces across the series and some notable improvements from many, particularly amongst the junior contingent, who more than held their own against their senior counterparts. Thanks to all involved and our generous sponsors, Aston International.
The final league table, along with results from all the previous rounds, can be viewed via the RESULTS PAGE.
Next up is the extremely popular St John’s Fell Race on New Years Day - PRE ENTER HERE
The third and final round of the Aston International sponsored Winter Hill Running League will be held on Saturday 8th December at Glen Helen. The course is a little beauty covering a distance of around 4.5kms, mostly within the Eary Beg plantation but will also take in the summit of Beary Mountain. Start time is 1.30pm with registration from 12.30pm at the Glen Helen car park. Car sharing is strongly advised as there are limited parking spaces available. Please do not park on the main road. New race numbers will be allocated at registration.
Post race there will be the presentation of the league awards at the Tynwald Hill pub where there will be food available for competitors. [Richie Stevenson]
To check the current league standings have a look HERE
Round 2 of the WHL takes place this Saturday (10th November) at Cringle Plantation, registration from 12:30pm, race off at 1.30pm. Minimum age is 12 on race day. A few things to bear in mind:
If you ran the last round at Slieau Whallian you do NOT need to enter online or fill any forms on the day. Just pay your entry free (£5, juniors free) and collect a new number from the registration desk. If you did not run the last round you will need to complete an entry form on the day.
New race numbers will be issued for each race - please don’t bring your number from the previous round!
Car parking has been an issue for this race so please car share where possible. A temporary one way traffic order is in place between 11:30am and 4pm. This will be from a point 100m south west of the entrance to Yn Reash (past the junction of the B41 Grenaby Road) to a point 100m north of the entrance to Ballaglashen Farm. The order applies in a south westerly direction from the Foxdale side of the B39 Corlea Road. See map image and copy of the order for more details. Depending on the weather a field may be available for car parking. Please cooperate with the marshals.
If approaching from the west, remember there is also a small car park on the A27 Round Table road which is just a short walk from the registration area, or you can approach via Foxdale. If approaching from Port Erin or Port St Mary please use the B41 Grenaby Road or Ballamodha - please do NOT approach via Ronague as you will arrive at the wrong end of the one way system!
Thanks to the Department of Infrastructure, the residents of Corlea Road and Steve Taggart for their assistance.
Don’t forget the MFR AGM takes place later in the day - 7pm at the Embassy Room, British Hotel, Douglas. Details HERE
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)