Recently over hearing (seeing comments) about some Striders wanting to try out multi-terrain, I decided to have a look about for some upcoming events in the North West which may be of interest to those who are looking to start out and those who just like traversing the terrain (Simo!)
Sat 31/05/14 - Wincle Trout Run (9km, 2.45pm, Macclesfield)...Every runner gets a trout! http://bookitzone.com/julian_brown/tf2FFX
Sun 01/06/14 - Wigan Trail Race (10km, 10.30am)...Free pie and peas to all pre-entries! http://www.ukresults.net/forms/140601wigan.pdf
Thurs 05/06/14 - Cuerden Valley Badger 10k Trail Race (Preston, 7.30pm)... "Take in the scenery as you run through meadows and woods and across and along the River Lostock"
Thurs 12/06/14 - Walsh Two Lads Fell Race (5.2miles, Horwich nr Bolton, 7.30pm)... http://www.horwichrmiharriers.co.uk/events/
Wed 18/06/14 - Coppice Fell Race, 5miles (Peel Park Hotel, Turkey Street Accrington, 7.15pm, £5.00)
Sat 21/06/14 - 46th Great Hill Fell Race (Chorley, £6.00, 3pm) "Free can of alcohol to all finishers"!!... http://www.ukresults.net/forms/140621brinscall.pdf
Wed 25/06/14 - Harrock Hill Race 2/4, 5.3miles (Chorley Road, L40 3SL, £3.50, 7.30pm). Similar to Parbold Hill Race though shorter. See earlier post for race details.
By the looks at the goodies at the end of these races you'll either be running for your dinner or starting your night out early!
Thanks ever so much Neil for posting all the attached links and information. As one of the people who would like to try out MT more regularly I really appreciate the effort you have made to encourage more striders to participate in off road races.
I know Keith Boyle has been a regular at the Cuerden Valley Badger 10k for some years, and he has finally convinced me to give it a go ...........gutted (no pun intended) I have missed out on Winkle trout !
but looking forward to doing to some of the others you mention.
Walsh Two Lads Fell Race 12th June
I'm doing this race tomorrow, if anyone fancied giving it a go you're more than welcome to catch a lift up with me, I'll be leaving roughly about 5.45pm. Race isn't too far from the Rivington Pike (if you've been to that area before).
If Striders are doing it and making their own way, it's been advised that parking is limited.
Carrying on with the theme I thought I might as well do July fixtures as well! There are 2 MTCT races in this month; Bollington Nostalgia, and Harrock Hill.
Wed 02/07 - Astley Park Trail Race (2/3) (Chorley). 4.6 miles, 7.30pm, £5.00, http://www.ukresults.net/forms/140806astleysen.pdf
Thurs 03/07 - Cuerden Valley Badger 10k Trail Race (2/3) (Preston). 7.30pm, http://bookitzone.com/lesley_cryer/H92FFX
Thurs 03/07 - Tockholes Evening (Darwen BB3 0LU). 5.8 miles, 7.15pm, £4.00, http://dashers.org.uk/events/TockholesEvening
Sat 05/07 - Moel Siabod (Betws-Y-Coed). 5.4 miles, 2pm, £5.00, http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=2902
Sun 06/07 - Lymm Festival Trail Races. 5km / 10km, £8/£10, 11am, http://lymmrunners.org.uk/?page_id=798
Tues 08/07 - Stoodley Pike (Todmorden OL14 6JB). 5km, 7.30pm, £4.00, http://www.todharriers.co.uk/stoodley-pike-fell-race/
Wed 09/07 - The 8th Royton Trail (Middleton Manchester). 5.5 miles, 7.30pm, £5.00, http://www.ukresults.net/forms/140709royton.pdf
Sat 12/07 - VLA Events 5 Mile Trail Race (Radcliffe Manchester). 1pm, £6.20, http://bookitzone.com/chemane_thomas/3W2FFX
** Sun 13/07 - Bollington Nostalgia. MTCT race 5, see links on PLS site for details.
Sat 19/07 - Warton Crag (Carnforth). 5.8 miles, £4.00, 2pm, http://wartonfellrace.blogspot.co.uk/
** Wed 23/07 - Harrock Hill Race (3/4). MTCT race 6, see links on PLS site for details.
Sat 26/07 - Push-up-the-Pincyn (Clawddnewydd LL15 2NA, nr Ruthin, N.Wales). 6.2 miles, £4.00, 2pm. Apparently there's a hay bale to traverse! http://www.clawddnewydd.org.uk/pushuppincyn.html
Wed 30/07 - Millbrook Monster 10km Trail Race (Stalybridge). £8.00, 7.30pm, http://www.ukresults.net/forms/140730millbrook.pdf
Resurfacing this thread, considering we have no club races until the end of November now and the tarmac becomes more slippery and dog poo filled! A bit of multi-terrain racing to keep us sharp for the cross-country
Sat 1/11; Shepherds Skyline, 10km (BS), Todmorden (East Lancs.), £6.00, 1pm, http://www.todharriers.co.uk/shepherds-skyline-fell-race/
Sat 1/11; Really Wild Boar, 5 miles (AS), Kirby Stephen (Cumbria), £4.00, 12pm, http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=3469
Sun 2/11; Clwydian Hills, 8.9 miles (AM), Mold, £6.00, 11am, http://newsar.org.uk/fundraising/newsar-clwydian-fell-race/
Sat 8/11; Betws-y-Coed Trail Challenge, 5km/10km/10km Canicross (race with your dog!), Betws-y-Coed, £12 / £15.00, 1pm, http://www.trailbetws.com/
I'm racing this one if anyone wanted a lift
Sun 9/11; Leg It Round Lathkil, 11.5km (BM), Bakewell (Derbyshire), £5.00, 11.30am, http://www.lathkil.co.uk/leg-it-round-lathkill-race-details-information/
Sun 16/11; Fell Hell, 10km, Moel Famau, £16.00, 9am, http://www.eventswithadventure.com/events/fell-hell/
Sun 16/11; Arnside Knott, 5.5 miles (BS), North Lancs, £7.00, 12.15pm, http://www.arnsideknott.blogspot.co.uk/
Sat 22/11; Penmaenmawr Fell Race, 10 miles (BM), Dwygyfylchi (nr Bangor / Conwy), £10.00, 10.30am, http://www.eryriharriers.org.uk/th_event/penmaenmawr-fell-race/
Sun 23/11; Wrekin Wrecker, 8 miles (AM), Wellington (nr Telford), £8.00, 11am, http://www.newportrunningclub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Wrecker-Entry-Form-2014.pdf
Another one not to miss:
Mortimer Forest Trail - 14/12/2014
The course has changed a little this year making it an 8 mile race (from 10 that it was...still pretty good if you ask me!)
If you go and at the start of the race they tell you it's not muddy...
...Don't believe them!!!!