THE FELL RACE
The annual fell race for the club starts at the Royal Hotel at Dockray at 12.00 am on the day of the Club Dinner.
The Race runs round Gowbarrow, passing over the summit and starting and finishing at the Royal. The route can be done in either direction. Food and drink is, needless to say, available afterwards in the Hotel.
EVMC Fell Race 2020
1 Ross Bell 44.48
2 Steve Hartley 45.34
3 Alex Heron 45.59
The 2019 Race
Views from Gowbarrow – WOW !!!
Fell Race – 20th January 2018
Possibly the most snow for many years was lying on the Lakeland fells – however the start line was reached by 10 keen individuals champing to get going !! Interesting conditions watched by a faithfully collection of spectators along the route. Well do to new members and first timer Jim, who beat the well honed Duncan to first place. Belinda stormed along to be first (and only) lady.
The results of the Fell Race are as follows…
2017 Race – 14th January 2017
A rather frosty day but great for being on the fells – with 11 running and 18 cheering on the sidelines and felltops.
2016 Race – 7th February 2016
2015 Race – 10th January 2015
Britain was being buffeting by winds this day and there was the odd “flurry” of white passing by. 11 lined up for the race with a number of cheer leaders along the course. The white stuff came in near the end to help with the “enjoyment”. Andrew Blenshard lead the way and came home to win in 44.00 – followed by father Phil in 46.45. The Baums had a close battle with Jane (47.10) just beating Gary (47.11). The new clockwise route was taken and most went the right way though Steve Tinworth went over a bridge and presumably back over one somewhere ! Well done to all
2014 RACE – 8th February
Probably the wettest run ever. Not many people seen on the route – no idea what they must have thought of the five battling round. Well done to Gary, Alex, Al, Ron and John – and thanks to the support teams of Jane, Linda and Margery