See the attached spreadsheet which shows the final positions for the Fell and Road championships. Please feel free to check this s/sheet as there may be errors.
This year we have run the overall fell championship on a points basis with the best 6 race finishes as the o/all champion. If anyone has any alternative methods of determinig the o/all fell champion or wants to add any comments about the scoring systems currently used please feel free to raise these with John Smith!!!!!
This year 2013 we hope to see more runners on the fells, note that there are enough shorter races (short = approx 6 miles) to tempt more women, Roadies & Farmers onto the fells and hence be a part of the fell championship.
Well done to last years Overall Fell Champion – Mark Liptrot (the small guy who runs round with his rucksack weighted down and uses those very long words when posting on Facebook).
First race of the year for me. The weather was almost perfect. Dry, bright and sunny although the wind was bitterly cold. (more…)
Below are two important dates for you to note.
13th Feb. – Lostock 6 progress meeting – Mark and his team will update us on the Lostock 6 and fit names to jobs that need doingon the day.
6th March – Presentation Night – We will present all our various championship winners with their Trophies, and select our “Clubperson of the Year” by secret ballot. Hopefully we will have a mystery guest inattendance to present the awards.
The above will take place at the Conservative Club after our usual training sessions and commence at 9pm, supper will be provided at both.
ALL members are expected to attend on BOTH nights.
Our road captain Jo has selected the following ten races for the club road championship, they are as follows:
17th Feb - Central Lancs 5K
7th April - Blackpool 1/2 Marathon
21st April – Bolton 10K
15th May – 1st Jubilee 5m
7th June - Norden 6m
19th June - 2nd Jubilee 5m
17th July - 3rd Jubilee 5m
7th Aug - Chorley 4m
21st Aug - 4th Jubilee 5m
3rd Nov - Thro the Villages 8.4m
To qualify you must complete at least six of these races. At least one must be one of the two longer races, if you complete more than the required amount, your best six placings will count towards your championship points tally.
I will update the spreadsheet and championship pages in due course and notify you all when I do, so please bear with me because it won’t be done immediately.
This race is not in the lostock ac fell calender but is a good fast race run mainly on road and trail with a few muddy fields thrown in, usually a large field so no chance of getting lost unless your name is Checkley. Sat 12th January 12:30pm, Ashurst Beacon (near Parbold), registration at the Prince William Inn, Dalton, nr Skelmersdale, WN8 7RU, 6 miles race, details at http://fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=2514.
Membership fees are due, the Adult fee has gone up to £20 for the year.
Please follow this link for a printable membership form (word document) to accompany your fee.
Thank you for making the effort to turn up for 10 O’Clock, despite your hectic christmas schedules (i.e christmas parties and last minute parties), although there was no sign of our chairman John Smith! From a quick headcount on the pics it looks as if approx 28 of us turned out. We eventually set off from the Top Barn towards the Japenese Gardens and then onwards up to the Pike. On reaching the Pike we split into two groups, one heading to the Two Lads via Georges Lane and one heading straight over the moors, the latter being a wet and muddy experience. As we got up to the top of the Two Lads, we all partook in enjoying some Mince Pies, with Allan Jones passing out the booze, which was warmley recieved by all.
Leo recounted his journey on his own to meet us at the Two Lads, and how as he was walking up he felt a sensation in his arm and thought he was beginning to come on with a stroke or heart attack, only to find it was his daughter who had crept up behind him and grabbed his arm!!
Most of us then headed towards Winter Hill, while the others headed back down. Those heading back down had the pleasure of seeing Santa, well, three Santas in total cycling along Georges Lane!
We all met back at the Top Barn for teas and coffees where, thanks to Leo, we managed to book next year’s Christmas Do ! So, Fri, 6th December 2013 has now been confirmed as the next Lostock Christmas Do ! More details nearer the time.
The Calender for the club fell championship has been finalised. As usual there are the three Lakeland Classics, plus Seven short races, three medium and one long. The first race of the year is the White Holme Circular on the 26th of January which should kick things of nicely before the Winter Hill race just two weeks later. The year finishes with the Tour Of Pendle on the 26th November. The eleven main races will count toward the club fell championship, the Lakeland Classic races will count seperately toward the Lakeland championship. (more…)
After some delegation from our very busy Fell Captain, A few of us met after a run on Pendle Hill today to compile the calender for the coming year. The three Lakeland Classics have already been chosen prior to todays meeting. They are as follows:
Coledale Horseshoe, Saturday 6th April. Cat AM, 8.5 miles/3002ft
Helvellyn And The Dodds, Sunday 26th May. Cat AL, 14.9 miles/4386ft
Grisedale Horseshoe, Saturday 7th September. Cat AM, 9.9miles/5003ft
Ten other races have been selected, six of these are mostly local shorter races of no more than 6.5 miles. Three are medium races of between eight and eleven miles, leaving one longer race of fourteen miles. Although this is a provisional list, we would like the calender to be finalised no later than 1st January 2013. If anybody has a suggestion, improvement or request, please let either myself or Mark Shuttleworth know ASAP, giving your alternative, the reason why you think it should be included, and the race you think should be removed to accommodate it. We appreciate this is short notice but time is running out with the first race (currently) scheduled for the last weekend in January. The provisional list is as follows:
White Holme Circular, Sat 26th Jan. Cat BM, 8.1 miles/1201 ft
Winter Hill race, Sun 10th Feb. Cat BM, 11 miles/2749 ft
Y Moelwyn, Sat 20th April. Cat AM, 10.5 miles/2799 ft
Pendle Cloughs, Sat 4th May. Cat AL, 14 miles/ 4101 ft
Belmont Winter Hill, Sat 11th May. Cat BS, 4.5 miles/ 1001 ft
Wincle Trout, Sat 1st June. Cat BS, 5.3 miles/ 919 ft
Two Lads, Thurs 13th June. Cat BS, 5.2 miles/ 899 ft
Bull Hill, Thurs 11th July. Cat BS, 5.5 miles/ 1099 ft
Shepherds Skyline, Sat 2nd November. Cat BS, 6.2 miles/ 1148 ft
Dave Staff, Sun 24th November. Cat BS 5.1 miles/ 1201 ft