Championships announced

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Mon 17 Dec '12

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Runners at the 1984 Blisco Dash, a Brit champs race in 2013

The English and British Fell Running Championships have been announced for 2013, with some classic races for contenders to feast their eyes and legs on between March and September next year…

2012 men’s champ Joe Symonds could well be quite happy with the selections as the rugged terrain and steep climbs of the likes of Silent Valley and Peris Horsehoe should suit the Hunters Bog Trotter’s strengths. Still, we’re sure that Morgan will be just as keen and look to bounce back after his 2011 Championship win and runner-up position this year.

Of course there will be many others who will have something to say about it, and the two other shorter races at Yetholm and Blisco Dash will be stern tests of runners speed and technical ability.

Equally, Lauren Jeska will be the woman to beat once again, if she decides to target the British races.

In England there are some familiar races such as Edale and Wasdale, and the Blisco Dash doubles as a British and English counter. 2012 men’s champ Simon Bailey should like the look of the series, as should Jeska, who could be looking to ‘do the double’ once again – we will see.

Look out for full details over at the FRA Champs page soon:

British Fell Running Championships
13th April 2013 – Silent Valley
2nd June 2013 – Yetholm
27th July 2013 – Blisco Dash Fell Race
14th Sept 2013 – Peris Horseshoe

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Andrea Rowlands at the Peris Horseshoe race

English Fell Running Championships
24th March 2013 – Edale Skyline Fell Race
11th May 2013 – Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race
15th June 2013 – Buckden Pike Fell Race
13th July 2013 – Wasdale Fell Race
27th July 2013 – Blisco Dash Fell Race
10th Aug 2013 – Turner Landscape Fell Race

Inter-Counties Fell Running Championship
19th May 2013 – Settle Hills Fell Race

Previews on the Welsh and the Scottish series to follow soon on MST


Great Gable and Wasdale

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  1. Malky Dec 18, 04:46 PM

    Good preview, but isnt that photo more like “Wasdale and Scafells from Great Gable” ??

  2. Matt MST Dec 18, 11:12 PM

    Cheers Malcolm. That was the description on the image from Stewart Smith?

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