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 http://isleofman.in/p130255697 (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. 



Ellan Vannin Pre Entry

Pre Entry is now open for the Ellan Vannin race on Sunday 26th March.  The race will be run in the same direction as last time (2015) - i.e. ascending Slieau Dhoo first and returning via Slieau Curn as per the route description at http://manxfellrunners.org/ellan-vannin

Note that there is no early start for this race and all runners will start together at 10am. Additionally, there will be a cut off time of 3hrs 30mins (1:30pm) at Brandywell safety control (Grid Ref 343866) - runners who do not reach this checkpoint by this time will be timed out and asked to remove their number and return via the quickest route back to the finish.

The decision to abolish the early start option (for all races, except the Manx Mountain Marathon) was taken to bring our races in line with UK FRA races and their safety guidelines, and in the interests of the marshals and timekeepers.


Glen Mona 2017 - Pre Entry

Pre entry for the Glen Mona race is now open at www.manxfellrunners.org/glenmona2017registration

Course details can be found at http://manxfellrunners.org/glen-mona-2015. Course will be the same as last time the course was used in 2015 - i.e. including the North Barrule climb!

Minimum age for this AM race is 18. Food will be provided after the race in the Glen Mona pub who have also allowed the use of the car park opposite the pub. 

Ard Whallan Results

Congratulations to the 92 runners who completed the league opener on Saturday. Lloyd Taggart and Alice Forster recorded good wins to kick off their seasons. A full report will be published in Thursday's Manx Independent.

Thanks to all the helpers, cake and soup makers who ensured we were all safe and well fed! Thanks also to DEFA and Danny Creer for land access, and to Wayne and team at Ard Whallan for supporting us with the use of their venue.

Results are now published to the results page (http://manxfellrunners.org/s/Ard-Whallan.pdf)

Next up is Glen Mona on Saturday February 25th. Marshals are still required so please let us know via the form if you are able to assist - http://manxfellrunners.org/marshals/

Ard Whallan 2017

Checkpoint 1 - Colden Summit

Checkpoint 1 - Colden Summit

The 2017 league action kicks on Saturday 28th January with the 12km (7.5m) Ard Whallan race.

There will be an early start at 1pm for those runners expecting to take over 2hrs to complete the course. The main start will be at 1:30pm. Registration will open from 12:30 at the Ard Whallan Outdoor Pursuits Centre in West Baldwin. Please park sensibly and car share where possible. Entry fee is £5.

Full safety kit is mandatory and will be randomly inspected at registration AND the finish. Full safety kit consists of full waterproof body cover (with taped seams), hat, gloves, map, compass and whistle. Conditions in early season races can be harsh so please ensure you are suitably equipped according to the weather. Route info and a downloadable map can be found at http://manxfellrunners.org/ardwhallin. Please print a copy of the map to carry with you (waterproofed using a plastic covering or in a re-sealable food bag).

Online registration is now closed but you can still enter on the day.

Overnight accommodation is also available and we are planning a bit of a shindig in the evening for those interested but this should be pre-booked so we know how many to expect - see http://www.manxfellrunners.org/ard-whallan-mini-break for more details.

St Johns Fell Race 2017

The traditional curtain raiser to the season kicks off on New Years Day with the St Johns Fell Race. Online entry is now closed but you can still enter on the day.

In a change for 2017, the race will not form part of the MFR league so please don't hold back on the fancy dress! Anyone aged 12 or over can have a go at this tough but fun 5km course.

Registration will be from 12:15 in the St Johns FC clubhouse with the race commencing at 1:30pm.

Refreshments (tea, coffee and soup) will be served in the clubhouse after the race and the bar will be open!

Club membership forms will be available for new and renewing members and a copy of the marshal chart for any volunteers.