MFR Fell Running League - Hoodies!

If you have qualified for the Callin Wild sponsored MFR Fell Running League for 2018, please use the link below to let us know your required size (5 runs to qualify and you must be a member of a local club). These will be handed out at the AGM (date/venue TBC). The final league table will be published once results from Kates Race are finalised. 



Winter Hill League Round 1 - 21st October 2017

The opening round of the very popular Aston International sponsored Winter Hill Running League will be held on Saturday 21st October. The venue will be at St Johns on a testing course mainly within the Slieau Whallian Plantation. Registration will be from 12:30 in the car park opposite the site of the old Farmers Arms. 

Online pre-entry is now open at - entry fee is payable on the day (£5 for seniors, free for juniors).


Further rounds will be held on Saturday 11th November at the Cringle Plantation and on December 9th in Eary Beg Plantation, Glen Helen. The races are open to anyone aged 12 or above and are ideal for any newcomers to running as the courses are not too difficult and will be a maximum of 5km. All races will start at 1.30. The Junior Fell Running Championships for school years 8 to 13 will be incorporated in the league.

Kates Race this Saturday


The Kate Burge Sea to Summit Fell Race takes place this Saturday (14th October) at 1:30pm.

This race will be the final counter in the Callin Wild Manx Fell Running league. Full race briefing information has been sent via email or can be viewed here  but a few key points to note are summarised below:


  • Sign on is from 12:30 at the Laxey Sailing Club (located alongside the harbour)
  • At each check point where a punch is present you must staple the edge of your race number as evidence you have passed through the required checkpoints.
  • FULL SAFETY KIT IS REQUIRED. This consists of:
    • Full waterproof body cover
    • Hat & gloves
    • Whistle
    • Map & compass
    • Emergency food
  • In the absence of the usual tram service, Civil Defence have kindly stepped in to offer a 4 vehicle shuttle service between the Bungalow and Laxey Sailing Club
  • Tea, coffee cakes & (limited!) beer will be available at the sailing club after the race. Presentations are due to occur between 4:30 and 5pm, earlier if everyone is accounted for.
  • The sailing club will remain open into the evening with Matt Kelly (guitarist and singer) getting things going before The Fecktones line up at 7pm.
  • Before the race starts a minutes silence will be held to gather thoughts for Kate and Matt McSevney

Entries will be available on the day (£10). A route map can be downloaded here - - please print a copy and bring to the race (waterproof it if possible!). 

Current weather forecast is typically grim - rain possible, windy and extensive hill fog so be prepared for the conditions. For any other information keep an eye on the event Facebook page or website

Thank you from Marie Lambden

The club received a very nice letter from Marie Lambden recently to say thank you for gift presented to the family in tribute to the late Murray Lambden.

Dear Manx Fell Runners

Robbie, Ben and I wish to thank you most sincerely for the fantastic tribute which you have given the family for Murray. We truly love it and are so touched that your group got together and gave it all so much personal thought and effort.

Whereas we would be willing to lend it to any exhibition if ever there was one, please be assured that it will always have a place in our family.

All the personal tributes within the frame are wonderful but some are simply amazing. We are considering using one or two of them to help us with what wording to put on the gravestone.

It is of huge comfort to know that Murray was held in such high regard by such wonderful, warm people such as the fell runners.

King regards,

Marie, Robbie and Ben.



Junior Champs Results

Provisional results are now available HERE. Please let us know in case of any discrepancies.

Thanks to all involved, it was a fine day and a huge entry, must be a record by some margin! A more detailed post will follow, just wanted to get the results out there!

Photos are available to view at (Vincent Campbell) or (IOM Newspapers)

Great performances at the English Schools Fell Running Champs

A talented group of runners returned from a highly successful trip to the English Schools Fell Running Championships on Sunday, held in Settle, North Yorks.  The 15 strong squad, representing our local athletics clubs and schools, finished a very impressive 6th overall position out of 32 schools.

Team Gold for the year 10/11 girls!

Team Gold for the year 10/11 girls!

There were a number of stand out individual performances but the highlight of the day must be the girls year 10/11 trio of Lorna Spiers, Lydia Morris and Phoebe Coates (all Northern AC), each finishing inside the top 15 to take team gold!  In the boys year 12/13 category, David Mullarkey took a brilliant 5th place with his teammates of Alex Bell and Luke Phair finishing high up the field to earn a team bronze.

The year 12/13 boys took team bronze

The year 12/13 boys took team bronze

Reigning IOM champions Macy Hillier and Gethin Owen both recorded top 10 finishes and attempt to defend their local titles in Saturday's Junior Hill Champs at Bradda.

Reigning IOM champions Macy Hillier and Gethin Owen both recorded top 10 finishes and attempt to defend their local titles in Saturday's Junior Hill Champs at Bradda.

In the year 7 races, reigning IOM Junior Hill Running champions Macy Hillier and Gethin Owen both notched up top 10 finishes and both should attempt to defend their titles at Bradda this Saturday.

Alex Read was part of a very sucessful Northen AC contingent

Alex Read was part of a very sucessful Northen AC contingent

Northern AC again demonstrated the strength of their junior runners in the year 8/9 race with Alex Read and Nathan Cannell both finishing well into the top 3rd with Jodie Vaughan, Ella Crowe and Catherine Perry all putting in a great team effort for the girls.

Debutant Ieuan Owen was the sole representative in the boys year 10/11 race and ran very strongly to finish well into the top half of a high quality field.

Thanks to Mark Spiers for organising the trip and big congratulations to all involved.

Full results can be found at

Photos (via at the following links:

Yrs 10/11 & 12/13 -

Yrs 8/9 -

Yrs 7 -


English Schools Fell Running Champs 2017

A strong looking squad head out to test themselves against England's best this weekend when they compete in the English Schools Champs in Settle, North Yorks on Sunday 24th Sept.

The full squad is as follows:

Year 7 - Macy Hillier, Gethin Owen

Year 8/9 - Nathan Cannell, Ella Crowe, Mairi Harrison, Catherine Perry, Alex Read, Jodie Vaughan

Year 10/11 - Phoebe Coates, Lydia Morris, Ieuan Owen, Lorna Spiers

Year 12/13 - Alex Bell, David Mullarkey, Luke Phair

Best of luck to all competing and thanks to Mark Spiers for organising. 

We'll post the results along with a report up here after the weekend.

Current League Standings

With one league race to go, you can check the current standings HERE

If you think you should be on the list but aren't, or you think you are missing points, please get in touch via the contact form. Remember that to qualify you must be a first or second claim member of MFR or a first claim member of a local club affiliated for fell running, and have completed 5 league races (noting there is still one to go). 


Killer Mile 2017

What ya worried about? It's only a mile!!

What ya worried about? It's only a mile!!

The Killer Mile returns to Sky Hill, Ramsey on Wednesday 16th August, as part of the No Rest for the Wicked series. The course has been revised slightly and in a change from previous years, runners will start in pairs. Please also note that there will be no entries accepted on the line. Entry fee is £5 (donation optional for juniors) which will go to the Hyperbaric Chamber. Minimum age is 9.

Entries closed at 8pm on Tuesday 15th August.

If you are in the NO REST FOR THE WICKED series already you DO NOT need to pre-enter - you will automatically be added to the start list. We will try to pair runners according to their NRFTW standing.

Please arrive in good time to allow for timekeepers and marshals to reach their positions.  Parking is available in field below Lezayre Church courtesy of Silly Moos.

Race number collection will close at 18:45.


James Coulson Laxey Results

Charlie Whipp offers some assistance to a bemused looking Ian Goatman on Slieau Lhost (photo: Vincent Campbell) 

Charlie Whipp offers some assistance to a bemused looking Ian Goatman on Slieau Lhost (photo: Vincent Campbell) 

Congratulations to everyone who completed the James Coulson Laxey Fell Race on Wednesday evening. It was the latest round of the Callin Wild Manx Fell League and it had a record entry of 65 runners. Many thanks to all the helpers for a great job and to DEFA for access. A big thank you to John and all the folk at Ballacowin and Glen Ruy Farms for their superb support and hospitality. A special thanks to young David who did a splendid job of starting the race.

Photos are available at (Vincent Campbell) and via Facebook (Neil Kaye). 

A pair of black Mountain Warehouse waterproof bottoms were found on the course near the start - if they are yours let us know via the contact form or Facebook.


Carraghan Fell Race 2017

The 6th round of the Callin Wild Fell Running League takes place on Wednesday 24th May. The Buchanan and Pitts sponsored Carraghan Race is the shortest counter in the league at just 4km but includes a back breaking 300m of ascent. Minimum age for entry is 12 years on race day. Registration will be from 6.00pm at the Colden Car Park. Please do not park near the start and finish area.

The race will be dedicated to Murray Lambden with all entry fee`s donated to Autism Initiatives. The usual entry fee of £5 applies (£2 for juniors) although if you wish to give more we will donate every penny to the charity. MFR are very pleased that Marie and hopefully Robbie will start the race.

All runners are advised to turn up with full safety gear. As this is a short race the organiser can decide on the day if all or any gear has to be carried depending on weather conditions. This will be decided before registration


Narradale Fell Race

The 4th round of the Callin/Wild Manx Fell Running League will take place on Sunday 30th April. Start and finish of this 20km race will be at the Sulby Claddaghs with registration from 9.00am and race start at 10.00am for all runners.
Full safety gear is mandatory and will be checked at registration. Minimum age is 18 years on race day.
There will be a cut off time at the Bungalow at 12.15pm.