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Bowland Fell Runners News: March 2013

News: March 2013

Unfortunately we are unable to re-run the Fiendsdale race as i had hoped. Some of the cheques were banked last week the remainder are still in my possession. I will destroy those that have not been banked and send refund to those who's cheques have already been processed. Some entrants have already asked us to donate the entry fee to the mountain rescue team, who we normally give any proceeds to when the race is held. If anyone would like me to donate their entry fee to the mountain rescue please can send me an e_mail to the address below before Monday 8th April. I will publicise the amount raised on the Bowland Fell Runners website and post it on the forum.

Andrew Farmer
Race Organiser

e-mail. - chaigley59@aol.com

Posted: Mon 25th Mar 2013

FRIDAY 7pm The race organiser and another club member have been on the course today and conditions were extreme.

After taking advice from Bowland MRT this evening the decision has been made that the RACE WILL NOW BE CANCELLED.

The organiser will attempt to negociate access to the course for a date later in the year.

Posted: Fri 22nd Mar 2013

From the organiser;



Posted: Fri 22nd Mar 2013

Black Combe never disappoints and this year was no exception. Despite leaving Lancashire in glorious sunshine and finding the south lakes under a veil of high cloud (and Black Combe itself in cloud), the race itself was run in near perfect conditions. Ricky Lightfoot won the race, a full minute ahead of Rob Jebb (and his 52 minute 10 mile road race on Monday confirms the leg speed he has!!!). For Bowland Mike J shot off up the hill as usual but seemed to pay the price of his early speed towards the top allowing Chris to close the gap, but never by enough to trouble him. Leigh continued his fine form and powered through the field on the final climb, overtaking Mark Chip on the descent too. After an initial burst up the hill Rich was struggling and Graham steadily picked him off up the last climb before a strong finish through the cloud to the finish. For the ladies, Rowena saw off all the LV40s  too to take the honours for both LV40 and LV50. Pie, peas, gravy and unlimited tea in the village hall is always the best way to finish off a race and this one in no exception before the long drive back to the Lancashire sun. Full results HERE but from the club;

14  Mike Johnson  MV50  1:21:05
21  Chris Reade  MV40  1:23:03
31  Leigh Warberton  MV50  1:25:59
33  Mark Chippendale  MV40  1:26:21
44  Graham Lund  M  1:30:43
46  Richard Mellon  MV40  1:32:31
64  Rowena Browne  LV50  1:36:26
75  Mark Irving  M  1:41:57
82  Colin Whitaker  MV50  1:42:23
95  Sarah Massey  LV40  1:45:12
130  Paul Coope  MV40  1:56:09

Posted: Tue 12th Mar 2013