Off Road Champs 2020-21
Here we are again folks, it's happening :mountain: :muscle:
Sharpen your studs, another season is upon us :champagne: :trophy: :tada:
News this year are:
• ON - The whole of the Wirral MT series
• OFF - Some races not worth it (Dream trail, Bollington, Roddlesworth)
• ON - A mixture of old and new favourites (Hotfoot, Moel Siabod, Llangollen, etc.)
I believe this will cater for the large array of runners we currently have and will keep the competition more balanced than ever.
See calendar attached for details
NOTE: the sheet is interactive :iphone:
Happy OFF ROAD running
Simo (Off Road manager)
While I'm waiting for technology to catch up with me :sleeping: :massage: here's the extract from the calendar...
OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP 2020/21
Each year Penny Lane Striders puts together a programme of off-road races, which include fell, trail and multi-terrain events.
This is a bespoke competition designed for all abilities, focused on the adventure and freedom of off road running.
RULES: To be in with a shout of a medal, at least 5 races will need to be completed; best 5 scores will count towards the final results; there are four categories: Overall men/ women, veteran men over 40 and veteran women over 35, trophies will be awarded to winner and runner up in each categories.
Refer to the PLS constitution for further details.
NOTE: Some fell races will require you to carry a mandatory safety kit, please check this before entering and refer to FRA Requirements.
During the spring/summer months, I will lead introductory fellrunning training sessions, open to all members. Please check the usual social media for details.
Please find the calendar of events below and click on the name for the event’s page/further details.
No Date Time Name Cat. Dist. Region Comments
01 Sat 04.04 14:00 Pendle AS 7.7k Lancashire EOD
02 Sat 11.04 15:00 Rivington Pike BS 5k Great M’cr EOD
03 Sun 19.04 09:00 Llangollen Fell Race BL 27.5k N Wales PEO
04 Sun 10.05 09:00 Excalibur 10k/Half/Full BM/BL 42.2k N Wales PEO
05 Tue 19.05 19:15 Thurstaston MT Challenge CS 9.8k Wirral EOD
06 Wed 27.05 19:30 Harrock Hill BS 8k Lancashire EOD
07 Wed 03.06 19:00 Trail Up the Beast AS 8k N Wales EOD
08 Wed 10.06 19:00 Hotfoot Up Famau AS 5.6K N Wales EOD
09 Thu 11.06 19:30 Walsh Two Lads BS 8.4k Great M’cr EOD
10 Wed 17.06 19:15 Robbie Webster Wobbler BS 10k Cheshire EOD
11 Sat 20.06 09:00 Clwydian 10/20 BM/BL 32.1k N Wales EOD
12 Sat 04.07 14:00 Moel Siabod AS 8.7k N Wales EOD
13 Tue 28.07 19:00 Midweek Series-Moel y Gaer BS 8k N Wales EOD
14 Sun 16.08 13:00 Two Hillforts CM 14.8k N Wales EOD
15 Mon 31.08 13:00 Cilcain Show AS 7.7k N Wales EOD
16 Tue 01.09 19:00 Royden Park CS 8k Wirral EOD
17 Tue 08.09 19:00 Thurstaston CS 8k Wirral EOD
18 Sun 13.09 10:00 Sandstone Trail A/B CM/CL 27k Cheshire PEO
19 Tue 15.09 18:30 Harrison Drive CS 8k Wirral EOD
20 Tue 22.09 18:30 Arrowe Park CS 8k Wirral EOD
21 Sat 24.10 14:30 Standish Hall Trail CS 10k Lancashire EOD
22 Sun 25.10 11:00 Clwydian Hills AM 14.4k N Wales EOD
23 Sat 21.11 10:30 Tour of Pendle AL 27k Lancashire EOD
24 Sat 28.11 13:00 Trail Betws 10k/Half CM/CL 21k N Wales PEO
25 Sat 12.12 09:00 Sutton Manor Parkrun CS 5k Merseyside PEO
26 Sat 11.01 12:30 Ashurst Beacon BS 10k Lancashire EOD
27 Sat 15.02 14:00 Parbold Hill BM 10.8k Lancashire PEO
“A” - Should average not less than 50 meters climb per kilometer.
“B” - Should average not less than 25 meters climb per kilometer.
“C” - Should have some genuine challenging terrain.
“L” (long) 20 kilometers or over
“M” (medium) over 10 kilometers but less than 20 kilometers
“S” (short) 10 kilometers or less
EOD – Entry On the Day
PEO – Pre Entry Only
NOTE: dates and times are subjected to change, please check via the usual PLS social media Forum/Facebook/WhatsApp.
Happy OFF ROAD running
Simo (Off Road manager)
Some of these events, i.e. Excalibur, Sandstone, Standish, Bewts, Parbold, have either become very popular over the years or have restricted Pre Entry Only (PEO) approach, therefore entry on the day will be limited or non existent.
Please BE PREPARED to act quickly or be disappointed.
I hear you ask: but what about the champs Simo?
I have and will keep reviewing the calendar on an annual basis and if at any point I predict that several of the ORC regulars could miss their chance to participate, I will revisit.
Saying that, a trick I've learned...keep the date free and wait for the last week before the actual race...there's always someone who drops out and pass you their number. Just make sure you do the swap within the RO's rules.
Happy off road running