Axnfell Fell Race - Sat 15th September

 The race will be dedicated to Matt McSevney with all entry fees being donated to CruzeKids part of Cruse Bereavement Care IOM, a local charity that have helped and supported the family.

The race will be dedicated to Matt McSevney with all entry fees being donated to CruzeKids part of Cruse Bereavement Care IOM, a local charity that have helped and supported the family.

The final counter in the Callin Wild Fell Running League takes place on Saturday 15th September with the re-introduction of the eagerly anticipated Axnfell Race. 

This race will be dedicated to our late treasurer, Matt McSevney, who would have relished the opportunity to tackle this very long and arduous fell race, last ran 21 years ago and considered by many to be the hardest fell race on the Island. All entry fees will be donated to CruzKids, part of Cruse Bereavement Care IOM, who have provided support to Matt's family (http://www.cruseisleofman.org/)

In recognition of the difficulty of this race and to make it more inclusive for those who may not have had the opportunity to put in the necessary training, we are running a shorter "Short Ax" race in conjunction. This AS category race will start alongside the long race but take a shorter 10km route to the Bungalow and back. Start time will also be 8am from the same location. Minimum age is 16 on the day of the race. Note that this shorter race DOES NOT COUNT toward the Callin Wild Manx Fell Running league.

Online pre-entry is available at the link below along with the route descriptions and maps.

ENTRY ON DAY ONLY NOW

ROUTE INFORMATION HERE

Killer Mile Results 2018

(Thanks to Philip Crowe for the excellent photographs - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1873513762735749&type=3)

Despite the now typical weather for the Killer Mile, there was an excellent turnout of 98 runners on Wednesday evening. Chris Reynolds excels over these short, sharp courses and took the win over NRFTW half marathon series leader Orran Smith with Matt Callister having a great run to take 3rd. Eleanor Miklos finished high up the field to finish top lady, followed by Northern AC's junior, Catherine Perry and NRFTW marathon series leader, Kirsty Arnold.

It was pleasing to see a large number of younger runners tackling the course with Northern AC once again providing a strong contingent of well placed competitors.

Thanks to all the helpers, timekeepers, marshals and to Silly Moos for the use of their land for parking and registration. All entry fees will be donated to the Ramsey Ladies Lifeboat Guild, as nominated by Silly Moos.

RESULTS HERE
 

North Barrule Fell Race 2018

 2018 sees a new route which covers the south eastern slope of North Barrule. Penultimate race in the Callin Wild MFR League

2018 sees a new route which covers the south eastern slope of North Barrule. Penultimate race in the Callin Wild MFR League

WEDNESDAY 25th JULY 2018, 7pm. 

2018 sees a new route for the race, taking in the southern section of the fell. This will be a short, but challenging route, akin to the guides races that started our sport. It will involve navigation and there is the potential for a short, technical section through the scree and boulders, with a fast descent to the finish. This is also the last race in the junior series. Due to the cancellation of the junior Snaefell race, only 2 races are needed to qualify for the junior championship.

The route starts at the gate on the Hibernia road. There is a short flagged section from/to the start and finish to take you diagonally back and forth across the field to a kiss gate. This is a compulsory out and back section. From the kissing gate, it is any route to CP1, which is the flag pole at the crash site memorial. Then on to CP2 which is the trig point on North Barrule. From CP2 it is any route back to the kiss gate, before following the flagged section to the finish by the gate. 

The route is just over 2 miles, with about 1100 feet of climbing.

Pleas note that parking and signing on for the race will be just down the road from the start on the right (as you come from the coast road). We have permission to use this as a car park and marshals will be on hand to supervise parking. It is a narrow road, so please take care and avoid parking on the verges.

I have also been asked by the farmer to remind people not to climb fences or walls. There is no need to do either on this route. Also, the area is heavily used for sheep farming, so if you choose to bring dogs on a recce, please keep them on leads. No dogs on race day. 

RACE INFORMATION & MAP HERE

PRE ENTRY CLOSED - ENTRY ON DAY AVAILABLE

 

Snaefell Fell Race 2018

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

James Coulson Laxey Fell Race 2018

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

Carraghan Fell Race Results 2018

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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