The final counter in the 2019 Callin Wild Fell Running League takes place on Saturday 14th September at 1.30pm with registration from 12:30pm at Sulby Claddaghs. Race information HERE. If recceing the route, please stick to areas of public ramblage and avoid private land (to which access is only granted on race day).
This 20km race is open to any runner aged 18 or over & full safety kit will be required.
Marshals are still required - please get in touch with Richie via Facebook if you are able to help.
The inaugural Manx Wilderness Challenge seemed to be very well received on Saturday with 29 pairs navigating their own routes over a vast area surrounding Sulby Reservoir.
Nick Colburn and Lloyd Taggart opted for a challenging route but timed it almost impeccably to arrive just a few seconds over the allotted 4hr time. Their impressive points haul of 455 was over a hundred clear of their nearest rivals Jackie Taggart and Eleanor Gawne. Gary Christian and Dominic Murphy surprised a few with a very well executed navigational strategy to finish 3rd pair.
The rain held off for most of the afternoon but most pairs had to endure at least one short sharp shower.
Thanks to all the marshals, timekeepers, finish area hospitality (Steve!) and landowners for access. A big pat on the back for Chris Kirk who worked tirelessly in setting this event up - top job Chris!
Results (thanks to Chris) can be viewed HERE
The next event in the MFR calendar is the inaugural Manx Wilderness Challenge which takes place on Saturday 31st August in a yet to be disclosed area at 1pm. Registration from 12 noon until 12:45pm at Sulby Reservoir car park.
This is a team event with runners competing in pairs, of which at least one member should have basic navigational skills. To qualify for league points, your team must score 50% of the winning total. Pairs must be aged 18 or above, or if running with a parent/guardian over 21 then a minimum age of 14 applies.
Please review the notes for entrants HERE before entering. You can also view the risk assessment if you wish.
Full safety kit (waterproof full body cover with taped seams, hat, gloves, map, compass and whistle) is required for this event along with the following additional items:
Small first aid kit capable of treating minor cuts
Mobile phone with sufficient charge to last the duration of the race. Devices must not be used as a navigation aid - GPS navigation is forbidden and any runners using such will be disqualified! It is permitted to record your route using a GPS device (i.e. Garmin watch)
Online pre entries are now being accepted - ONLINE PRE ENTRY HERE
Name changes will be permitted on the day in case of injury/illness, or you can get in touch via our contact form to inform us of any changes..
Manx Fell Runners will be promoting the annual Killer Mile on Wednesday 14th August as a counter in the No Rest for the Wicked series. The course, last used in 2015, will start next to the Marine Drive just south of the Pigeon Stream with the finish near the radio masts at Upper Howe. The route will be fully marked but if you’re unsure of where the race goes you can check the map HERE.
All those entered for the week long series will be automatically entered for the Killer plus the race is open to anyone who wishes to compete on the day. Pre entry is available at the link below and it will also be possible to enter on the day but please be aware there is a limit of 120 runners. Minimum age is 9 years on race day. Parents/guardians of any junior runners who have not yet competed in an MFR organised event this year, and/or not already submitted a valid consent form, can download one in advance from here or fill one out at registration. Consent forms are valid for the year.
Registration will be at the start area from 6.00pm. Start times will be dependent on when you register. Runners will be set off in groups of 4 at one minute intervals from 7.00pm. Any family groups etc who wish to start together are asked to register at the same time.
There is plenty of car parking available on the Marine Drive. Please be aware there are no toilet facilities available. The nearest toilets are at the Battery Pier or Sea Terminal.
All entries fees, £5 for seniors and £1 for juniors under 18 years, will be donated to the Special Care Baby Unit at Nobles Hospital.
PRE ENTRY NOW CLOSED - LIMITED ENTRIES AVAILABLE AT REGISTRATION (CLOSES AT 6:45PM)
Entries are now open for the 2019 Glen Mona Fell Race, to be held on Saturday 13th July. Registration at Dhoon School from 12:30 until 13:15 with the race starting at 13:30. Parking will also be available at the school.
This medium distance ‘A’ race covers a challenging 14km course, starting and finishing on the green lane adjoining the Glen Mona pub (which will be open for post race refreshments). Runners must be 18 or older and full safety kit is required.
Route info and map available at https://manxfellrunners.org/glen-mona
The forecast is looking good, so hopefully we will have relaxed safety requirements. However, please always arrive ready to carry everything. Please be careful driving up to the farm, it is a narrow, single track road. Be especially careful after the race, when you have to turn left/right back onto the coast road at the Hibernia junction.
Sign on from 6:00pm, closes at 6:50pm to enable time keepers and runners to get to the start area. No late comers!
This is the penultimate counter in the Junior League, so it would be great to see the juniors competing. Open to all runners aged 12 or above.
ENTRIES AVAILABLE AT REGISTRATION - PRE ENTRY CLOSED