Is it really November?

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Thu 05 Nov '09


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Looking at this weekend’s fell programme there are no fewer than 7 fell races in England and Wales. Add to this the Tinto Race near Biggar, and classic Powerscourt Ridge race in the Wicklow hills…

…and the choice is immense, considering winter is well in the way! Whatever you are up to, stay safe and have fun…

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SAT.NOV 7. RHOBELL FAWR. AM. 12 noon. 6m/1900’ from Llanfachreth Village Hall, nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd (GR SH756225). £4. Teams (3) free. ER/NS/PM. Over 16. Records: 47.20 L. Taggart 2006; f. 57.54 J. Lee 2006. Race 1 of the Merionnydd Winter Series. Junior race, 2k, any age. Details: Tony Hodgson. Tel: 07789 915488. Email: Website:

SAT.NOV 7. SHEPHERDS SKYLINE ®. BM. 1.00 p.m. 6m/1150’ from the Shepherds Rest Inn, Lumbutts Rd, Todmorden, (GR 945232). £4. Teams men(4), ladies(3) free. PM/NS. Over 16. Records: 39.25 I. Holmes 2007; f. 48.23 J. Waites 2006. Juniors: U8/U10/U12/U14/U16 from 12.00 noon, £1. Goody bag for all juniors. Details: Phil Hodgson, Brookside, Stubbing Drive, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6LS. Tel: 01422 844936. Email: Website:

SUN.NOV 8. COP HILL ®. BM. 10.30 a.m. 7m/900’ from Meltham Community Centre. £4 pre-entry and on day. LK/PM. Over 18. Records: 40.58 D.Topham 1981; f. 46.52 C. Haigh 1986. Two lap course. Details: Martin Sturdy, 12 Weavers Court, Mill Bank Road, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 4EQ. Tel: 01484 852048. Email: Website:

SUN.NOV 8. LEG IT ROUND LATHKIL ®. BM. 11.30 a.m. 7.1m/950’ from the Lathkil Hotel, Over Haddon, nr Bakewell (GR 207655). £4. Over 18. Records: 45.33 A. Ward 2005; f. 54.32 A. Joel 2006. Also 1.8m fun run. Part of the Lathkil Hotel’s “Fun Day” with all proceeds to the “Children in Need” appeal. Details: Alan Renfree, Lea House, Church Street, Monyash, Bakewell, DE45 1JH. Tel: 01629 813849. Email: Website:

SUN.NOV 8. ROACHES ®. BL. 10.30 a.m. 15m/3700’ from the Village Hall, Meerbrook, nr Leek (GR 987608). £3.50. Teams free. ER/PM. Over 18. Records: 1.50.10 J.Taylor 1991; f. 2.20.40 K.Parker 1992. Parking and toilets at Tittesworth Reservoir, 15 mins walk to start. Details: Andrew Addis, 10 Woolliscroft Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 0NR. Tel: 01782 612838. Email:

SUN.NOV 8. THREE TOPS ®. AM. 10.30 a.m. 8m/2000’ from Guisborough RUFC (GR 616155). £6. Teams men(4), ladies(3) free. LK/NS/PM. Over 18. Records: 56.45 C. Stead 2004; f. 64.28 H. Monro 2004. No safety pins. Full body cover to be carried. Part of Northern Runner/N.E. Hill Running Assoc. Winter Series. Details: David Parry, Ravensgill Bungalow, Commondale, Whitby, YO21 2HG. Tel: 01287 660309. Email: Website:

SUN.NOV 8. TRACK N TERRAIN BLACKDON FELL ®. BM. 11.00 a.m. 10m/1350’ from Grove car park, Hamsterley Forest (GR 065299). £8 pre-entry, cheques payable to “Durham Fell Runners”, or on day. Over 18. New race over areas new to racing. No toilets. Details: Gerry Hehir, 4 Hall View Gardens, Howden-le-Wear, Crook, DL15 8HT. Tel: 07720 112500. Email: Website:

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  1. Johnny Hall Nov 6, 02:29 AM

    Tinto is near Biggar, in Lanarkshire (30 miles south of Edinburgh), not near Musselburgh (a few miles east of Edinburgh).

  2. Matt MST Nov 6, 02:41 AM

    Thanks Johnny, now amended, was going by the SHR event listing…


  3. kaizen print Dec 2, 09:51 PM

    I think this was a nice image were you can used it as your background of your web page.

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