TT may be over but racing returns to the mountain on Wednesday 13th June with the Snaefell Fell Race.
This race will incorporate both a senior and junior race. Those aged 18 and over will compete over the usual 8km (5 mile) course which covers Cronk y Vaare, Snaefell Mines, Clagh Ouyr and Snaefell summit before returning to the start finish area at the Bungalow. SENIOR RACE DETAILS HERE
Under 18's will compete over a new route which starts at the Bungalow and traverses over to Black Hut before heading up and down Snaefell. JUNIOR RACE DETAILS HERE.
Junior runners who haven't yet completed a parental consent form must do so on the day but can still pre enter using the link below and selecting the "Junior" course in the options.
Registration for the junior race from 6pm - 6.20pm. Race Start at 6.30pm
Registration for the senior race from 6pm - 6.50pm. Race Start at 7pm.
KIT REQUIREMENTS - Seniors must bring full kit and a decision on what to carry will be made on the day. Juniors must carry a waterproof jacket and whistle.
Online Entry Closed - Enter on Day
The 6th round of the Callin/Wild Manx Fell Running League takes place on Wednesday 23rd May. Start and finish of the James Coulson Laxey Race will be at Glen Ruy Farm with a 7.00pm start. Registration will be from 6.00pm and the minimum age to compete is 18 years on race day. Full safety gear is mandatory and will be checked at registration.
A good part of the 13km course goes over Glen Ruy and Ballacowin Farms and is therefore on private land. Most of these farm sections will be clearly flagged on race day. Please no recce`s over these sections. The route can be inspected from the unnamed summit checkpoint 2 GR. 394826 through to the final checkpoint (8) on the mountain wall above Ballacowin Farm. Access to this section is easiest from Windy Corner.
To get to Glen Ruy Farm go along the Creg Ny Baa back road past Conrhenny Plantation and take the first on the left past 5 ½ Corner (Begoade Rd). Follow the Glen Ruy road to the farm. There will be a sign at the farm entrance. Please be careful on this road as it is very narrow. (Richie Stevenson)
ENTER ON DAY
An excellent field of 85 runners tackled a misty Carraghan race, all of whom managed to get home, some despite minor route deviations! It was great to see some new faces who braved the less than seasonal conditions nonetheless and record some excellent performances.
Thanks as ever to all the marshals, landowners, timekeepers and helpers for their assistance.
Provisional results HERE
A few reminders for Thursdays Buchanan and Pitts sponsored Carraghan Fell Race, the first short race in this years Callin Wild Manx Fell League. Please do not park near the start and finish area as this will be required for the officials. The Colden car park can be used and also on the road at the side of the reservoir but please park carefully. We would advise as many as possible to car share. Registration is from 6.00pm until 6.45pm at the Colden car park. If you have pre entered you will only have to sign the disclaimer, pay the entry fee of £5 and collect your race number. If you have not pre entered you will have to fill in an entry form. Race starts at 7.00pm. Minimum age 12yo on race day. This race also forms round 2 of the Junior Championship.
At the moment the weather forecast is not too bad but it is not going to be very warm. Please turn up with you full safety gear. A decision as to what has to be carried will be made at registration depending on conditions. The course will be flagged from the start to the top of the plantation which is a compulsory route out and back. Once over the stile runners can take any route to the summit. Any spectators who are planning on taking their dogs to the race please keep them on a lead and within the confines of the plantation. On no account take dogs out on to the open fells as there are many sheep with young lambs in this area. It would be helpful if everyone could recycle old safety pins (Richie Stevenson)
Ian Young from Civil Defence wishes to pass on his thanks to the large MFR contingent who volunteered to pose as casualties during the recent "Operation Sea Lion" at Groudle Glen. The exercise simulated a train derailment and the response from the emergency services - all of it very interesting to observe! Civil Defence have been fantastic supporters of our events, particularly the Manx Mountain Marathon, and it is always pleasing to return the favour when we can.
Anyone requiring transport to Ramsey for the start of the Manx Mountain Marathon please use the form below to book your seat. Spaces are limited so book early but anyone coming in from Douglas, Onchan or Laxey have the option of using the public bus if more convenient. The public bus (service 3) departs Douglas Lord Street at 06:45, Manx Arms (Onchan) at 06:58 and Laxey at 07:10, arriving in Ramsey at 7:30.
There is no transport provided to the start of the half in St Johns, or return transport from the finish.
Bags can be transported from Ramsey and St Johns to the finish. Just ask at registration.
With less than 6 weeks to go now we need to fill the marshal positions for this race. The list of available positions is available to view at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wtOYWfoDq5esmm1BkxiqprwZpi27vjg3csSVgOYu7CQ/edit?usp=sharing
If you can help out on the day please get in touch via the CONTACT FORM or let a committee member know. We'll need your email address and contact phone number(s).
The third counter in the 2018 Callin Wild Manx Fell Running league takes place on Saturday 10th March with the inaugural running of the Slooby Dhoo race.
This AS category race is a shortened version of the Ellan Vannin fell race, taking runners from Ballaugh Plantation, through Glen Dhoo reserve before climbing Slieau Curn. Runners then descend south into the valley before tackling what is probably the most daunting climb in Manx fell running - Slieau Freoaghane! This beast of a slope often requires the use of all four limbs as it climbs to the 488m summit.
From this point though it is largely all down hill as you traverse over to Slieau Dhoo and then drop down into the Ballaugh valley once more before returning to the start/finish area.
Registration is from 12:30 at Ballaugh Plantation car park. Minimum age on race day is 16. Any runners under 18 must complete a parental consent form and bring it to the race.
Please car share where possible as parking is limited.
Everyone welcome for a post race refreshment in the Raven afterwards.
Marshals are still required for this race - please get in touch if you are available to help out.