We don’t need to explain that it’s been a strange year. The situation regarding our sport has been unclear, at best, over summer, and since the initial lockdown restrictions began being lifted, then new restrictions came along, the situation has not helped our race organising at all. Ultimately, as you will have guessed, there have been cancellations, delays, postponements, and all manner of complication in between.
The current situation is that we have decided to cancel all Fell races races for 2020 and also the Dash in the Dark series 2020 / 2021.
We are meeting on a Tuesday eve, occasionally on a Thursday, following the all the local and Welsh COVID-19 lockdown rules and guidance.
Fingers crossed that we can get back to some normality for 2021.
Advice/plea to Fell Runners: tread carefully. April 2020
There has been a lot of speculation about what is allowed (or not) under the current Government regulations and there are no definitive answers. There will always be folk who try to bend the rules to suit themselves but I urge you all to limit your activities to minimise even socially distanced contact with other people and to avoid any physical contact with gates, stiles etc.
October 19th 2019
We were fortunate enough to get two teams for the 2019 Fell Relay champs, held at Fairholmes in the Peak District National Park.
Here is the latest news from CRR.
– see races page for up and coming races in the area.
***DASH IN THE DARK 3 IS ON TONIGHT – 25 JAN 2019 ***
***DASH IN THE DARK 3 POSTPONED ***
Due to ice and snow at Coed Llandegla we have had to postpone Dash 3 until 25 Jan 2019.
The car park and access road is too dangerous and OPA have closed the centre.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Hopefully see you all next week !
There is now a Defibrillator at Coed Moel Famau – Thank you to the Clwydian Range Runners and Achub Calon Y Dyffryn for helping to bring this potentially life saving equipment to Moel Famau.
CRR donated £800 for the defibrillator that was raised by out races during 2017/18.
We had a very successful Emergency first aid course for Mountain runners, delivered by Conwy Training, on 20th March 2016.
This was a bespoke course aimed at mountain runners / cyclists and was provided for all members and for those who have helped marshal at our races over the last few months.
Hopefully the skills learned will never have to be used, but it will perhaps come in useful if caught out on a mountain or in a race marshaling situation.
The course was paid for by the Clwydian Range Runners club. Thanks to all who attended and to Pilar for the fantastic training. Thank you also to Denbighshire Countryside Services for the use of the Loggerheads conference room.
Thanks to Jenny for the Autum 2015 edition.
Manchester Velodrome – 15th April 2015.
Two CRR members had the chance to ‘ride the boards’ in the Manchester Velodrome on Wed 15th April. Following a nervous few laps the confidence grew and the laps were getting faster and faster with the riders getting up to the top of the circuit. After a couple of hours of fantastic tuition from British Cycling coaches it was time to race…… against the clock. Neil Coppack almost beat the 20 second lap time that seemed to be set as the benchmark on the night.
Paris – Roubaix Sportive 11 April 2015.
Jim and Trevor made the trip over to Paris for the Pasix-roubaix sportive. “The ride was fine on the legs (100 miles of mostly flat), but brutal on the arms. I had pins and needles in my hands for the best part of a week afterwards, despite 28mm tyres and double bar tape. Great experience though and you really get a feel for the history of the race. Only fell off once, although unfortunately it was 100m into the Arenberg in front of a small crowd. Have attached photos of Trev and I in the Arenberg (after the fall thankfully)”
Welsh Athletics Annual Report 2014