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.

Aston International WHL League Standings

164 runners completed at least one race in the series

164 runners completed at least one race in the series

A great end to the WHL for 2016 with nearly 60 runners completing the 3 race series. Some fantastic performances from some of the junior runners with James Strickett (Yr11) of Northern AC claiming the top spot and a very commendable 5th overall. Joshua O'Neill (Yr8) put in some outstanding performances, especially considering his age, to finish 12th overall. Kate Cashin (Northern AC, Yr9) was clear pick of the girls finishing 21st overall and outright second of the female runners.

Some new faces made very promising debuts too, none more so than Western AC's Orran Smith who just edged out veteran Ian Gale over the series to take 2nd place to league winner Ben Corkill who comfortably took outright victory by nearly 5 minutes on cumulative time. Andy Corrie progressed through the series 

The final league table can be viewed here

Race results from today will follow when available. Thanks to all involved over the series which proved to be the most popular so far. 

Next up is the season curtain raiser at St Johns - 1:30pm on New Years Day. Note that this race will not form part of the MFR league so no excuses not to go a bit crazier with the fancy dress and indulge in a few more drinks on New Years Eve!

Aston International Winter Hill League Round 3

The third and final round of the Aston International sponsored Winter Hill League will be held on Saturday 3rd December at Eary Beg plantation, Glen Helen. Start time will be 1.30pm with registration from 12.30pm at the Glen Helen car park.

There will be no online pre entry for this race - new runners should just turn up and complete the form on the day.

Runners are reminded to bring the race numbers they were issued with at either of the previous two rounds. The presentation of awards will be held at the Tynwald Inn, St Johns after the race. Chip baps will be available for all competitors.

Hopefully we will end the league with another bumper entry. So far there have been over 140 individual runners taking part. Dixie has promised a challenging course!

(Richie Stevenson)

Aston International WHL 2 (Cringle) - Results

Big thank you to Alan Brew and Svetlin Krastev for escorting the injured Harry to the finish line. (Photo credit: murray lambden/vincent campbell)

Big thank you to Alan Brew and Svetlin Krastev for escorting the injured Harry to the finish line. (Photo credit: murray lambden/vincent campbell)

An excellent turnout of 105 runners tackled the revised course through Cringle plantation with Lloyd Taggart claiming a narrow victory over Ben Corkill by just 2 seconds. 

Keri Parry took the honours in the ladies category and there were several notable performances amongst the junior categories, headed by Alex Bell and Rhys Owen who both recorded top 10 finishes.

Results in full can be viewed here - RESULTS

Many thanks to all the helpers, timekeepers, Tom Cringle for designing the revised course, DEFA and sponsors Aston International. An extra word of thanks also to Alan Brew and Svetlin Krastev for sacrificing their own races to come to the aid of junior runner Harry Read and escorting him to the finish line. We wish him a speedy recovery.

The next and final round will be held at Glen Helen on Saturday December 3rd, 1.30pm. This will be followed by the presentation at the Tynwald Inn (including chip baps).


Winter Hill League Round 2 - Cringle

The second round of the Aston International sponsored Winter Hill Running League takes place on Saturday 12th November at the Cringle Plantation with a start time of 1.30pm. Registration, which is from 12.30pm, will be at the new start and finish area which will be close to the main Cringle Reservoir Car Park on Corlea Road.
Race distance will be approximately 4km on a slightly revised route from previous years. Minimum age is 12 years on race day.

All runners who competed in the opening round at Slieau Whallian are reminded they will be using the same race numbers at Cringle - online pre entry is not required. Runners who did NOT compete in the opening round can use the online pre entry HERE - this is just to save time filling forms - you can still register on the day.

Please park with great care. There are spaces for parking at the main car park, the plantation entrance near to the old start and finish area plus spaces at the over flow park a short distance further along the Corlea Road. Car sharing is strongly advised.
Please be aware that the main Foxdale Road is closed. At the moment the Corlea Road is also closed but is due to reopen in the next couple of days.