haha no I don't run quite that far haha I did the rivington half marathon as well, that was fun. I normally do 6-8 mile fell races, it's just a bit more challenging running up big hills I think, and fun too. And also cheap, on average I pay £3-£6 a fell race, compared to say £10 for a standard 10k road race. Well I'm sure the radcliffe trail race will be a bit of fun, looking forward to it.
see you there. I have been doing fell running mainly, But I love trails too. This race isn't far from where I live so it's a bonus. Just run through Moses gate country park then down the road. I've got it all planned out, this race on 6th, parbold hill race on 12th, might do winter hill on 13th if not too tired, ovendale fell race on 19th and then bleasdale circle fell race on 26th. Ready for March.
hello guys, I entered my first fell race on saturday, It was great fun. Can't wait to enter one this weekend. Do you have to be a member of a fell running club to join the FRA? It's just I want to join to receive the benefits of the magazine and calendar, but I wouldn't be able to join a club as I work nights, and clubs usually train at nights. Also I am starting my training in the army in 3-4 months anyway so I wouldn't be a member for very long in any case. But I would still like to oin the FRA as I'd like to carry on this sport. Is it a good Idea to run with weight on your back in a fell race (not a very big fell race or lots of weight, I don't want to break my back) and if so what backpacks would you recomend? I bought some fell specific fell trainers as my road/trail running trainers probably weren't up to it. And finally, is there fell racing in the rest of europe? I go to France sometimes to gigs, I'd love to go France to do a fell race. Do you have any information on fell racing in the rest of europe?
Hello, I have been running for a couple of years and entered my first race a few months ago. It was a trail race, I thought it would be ideal as it was only a 10k and I usually run 6-8 miles around a country park near where I live so it wouldn't be too alien to me. Then as my second race, I decided to enter a fell race. The idea of running up and down hills appealed to me. It was a 10k, and although I was thinking 'what have I got my self into here?', and maybe created some of the brown stuff in my shorts as I ran down the hills (they were quite steep and I felt if I fell, something would brake). It was none the less, very enjoyable and cheap too. I have cought the bug and intend to enter a fell race every weekend. I have road/trail running trainers but decided to invest in a pair of fell specific trainers. I was wondering if it is a good idea to join the FRA. I am currently just running as a form of training whilst I wait for a date to join the army, I am joining the parachute regiment. I don't think there is any point in joining a club as I will be starting my training in the next 3-4 months anyway, and also I work nights at the moment so I wouldn't be able to go the training sessions as they are usually at night. But I feel joining the FRA would be a good thing to do as I intend to carry on this sport. Do you have to be a member of a fell running club to join the FRA, I just want the magazines and calendar. Also, are there any websites that have fell races abroad? I enjoy going to France to see gigs, and was wondering if there is a fell racing scene there. Any information on fell racing in the rest of europe would be very much appreciated.