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Bowland Fell Runners News: October 2011

News: October 2011

I had an email from Gavin Burt, an osteopath from London, who has devised a way to accurately diagnose injuries and give some professional advice as well as recovery plans. If you click on the image above you will be taken to the website where you will find a whole list of possible explanations for your own personal injury! Give it a go....it's pretty self-explanatory but if you need further help then click here for more info on how to use the site. It didn't explain my injury by the way!


Posted: Tue 18th Oct 2011

Knowing that several club members have problems with their feet, the following may interest you;

On Saturday, October 22; The Foot Centre are offering free consultations all day, to people who are concerned about poor posture, blisters, cold or sore feet or frequent and persistent injuries or for people who are on their feet all day or need to improve mobility!




Fell shoes and trainers can now be custom fitted to the individual. They offer support for the endurance/fell runner or those held back via injury. The tailor-made insoles are available for multi-sport and cycle shoes, and, as they are custom fit are low profile for all sports use, keeping you on your feet for longer and could help improve performance over time.
Using ‘state of the art’ equipment, the Foot Centre can build a 3D map of your feet, leading to the creation of high quality, thermo-moulded insoles 100% specifically tailored to each individual foot, on site, within the hour. £5 off, for all club members.
Also, in-store on the day will be Stuart Reynolds, resident Sports Physiotherapist to offer muscular, neurological or skeletal advice and Louise Goddard, Nutritional Advisor to discuss any weight, digestive or performance concerns; also Tracey Benson, Massage Therapist; offering a free taster session.  
No appointment is necessary, come in and see us on the day, The Foot Centre is within the Runners Centre, 10 King’s Arcade, Lancaster LA1 1JZ. Please call 07766 856543 for more information.
‘The Foot Centre; reconnecting you with your feet, your shoes and your body’
Posted: Mon 17th Oct 2011

A flurry of activity throughout the week culminated with a few late applications for exemptions from running in the relay, most as usual rejected but Leigh Warburton pulled out due to illness and was replaced by the ever keen Yiannis Tridimas. Those discussions at Bill’s funeral on the Friday were cemented and the open team was reformed.


The journey to Kettlewell was most scenic travelling through the picturesque Yorkshire villages such as Kilnsey – fab places, book a holiday. At Kettlewell the whole place was bathed in glorious sunshine and made for a fabulous setting. The relay was well organised and appeared to involve an inordinate number of marshals and helpers.


Once the Sean’s were located we were set for the off. Mild panic at a few late arrivals was soon allayed and the teams were all in place. Great runs were had by all and all 3 teams coped with the difficult terrain, tussocks, bogs, rough tracks and came home in good order. The navigation leg was excellent and the controls well hidden necessitating careful and accurate navigation over hard terrain. Well done Quentin for taking on all the nav responsibility for our leg – makes my life a bit easier not having to think about that map reading business.


The race was won by Dark Peak 3.5 mins ahead of Borrowdale.

26th Bowland Vets, Shaun Livesey, Ali Welsh & Dave Wilson, Chris Reade & Quentin Harding, Mike Johnson.   5th Vet team

47th Sean Bolland, Richard Mellon & Oliver Wilde, Mark Saunders & Martin Hurst, Yiannis Tridimas.

126th – Jen Hutton, Rowena Brown & Sophie Fosker, Sue Harding & Sarah Sarginson, Emma Gregory. 18th Ladies team, (I think).

182 teams finished. Results and splits on Sportident website.

Chris Reade


Posted: Sun 16th Oct 2011

Bowland has 3 teams entered for this years relay on Saturday 15th October based in Kettlewell;


Leg 1: Sean Bolland

Leg 2: Richard Mellon & Oliver Wild

Leg 3: Mark Saunders & Martin Hurst

Leg 4: Leigh Warburton

Reserve - Paddy Walsh


Leg 1: Jenn Hutton

Leg 2: Rowena Browne & Sophie Fosker

Leg 3: Sue Harding & Sarah Sarginson

Leg 4: Emma Gregory


Leg 1: Shaun Livesey

Leg 2: Dave Wilson & Ali Welsh

Leg 3: Quentin Harding & Chris Reade

Leg 4: Mike Johnson

More details can be found at http://www.relay.bingleyharriers.org.uk/index.html if you want to come along and support.


Posted: Thu 13th Oct 2011

October 2nd 2011

A fantastic performance by both Open and Mixed teams in the IHMR - with the clag down, the compass was out on legs 2, 3 and 4 and no major errors were made, unlike Dark Peak and Clayton to mention a few. The Open team were 8th overall and the Mixed team were 4th in category. See the new BOWLAND BLOG for some first hand accounts.
















Mike, Mark, Richard, Chris and Quentin

For the Open Team:
Leg 1  Sean Bolland  Shaun Livesey 00:40:20
Leg 2  Richard Mellon  Mark Chippendale 01:15:17
Leg 3  Mike Johnson  Steve Swarbrick 00:56:03
Leg 4  Chris Reade  Quentin Harding 01:16:45

Total 04:08:25 (8th overall)

Sophie, Rowena, Alan, Ali and Emma

Sophie, Rowena, Alan, Ali and Emma

For the Mixed Team
Leg 1  Sophie Fosker   Sarah Sarginson  00:48:47
Leg 2  Clive Davis  Leigh Warburton  01:20:44 27
Leg 3  Emma Gregory  Rowena Browne  01:15:50 36
Leg 4  Alan Lucker  Ali Welsh  01:27:28

Total 04:52:49  (4th Mixed Team and 30th overall)


Posted: Mon 3rd Oct 2011