Aston International Winter Hill League 2018 Results

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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

Aston International WHL Round 3 & Presentation

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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

Aston International Winter Hill League 2 - Cringle

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!

 One way order is in the direction of Foxdale to Ronague (i.e. South Westerly)

One way order is in the direction of Foxdale to Ronague (i.e. South Westerly)

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

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)

ENTER ON DAY (PRE ENTRY CLOSED)

2018 Prize Presentation & AGM

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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.

LEAGUE QUALIFIERS - PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR HOODY SIZE HERE!

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 http://isleofman.in/p20095987

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