Wednesday, 15 February 2012

2012 race schedule with some gaps filled in

Running friends and work colleagues think I have more weekends free than I have. On the one hand I'm being offered suggestions for more races to fill my spare time, while on the other I'm being invited abroad for customer visits when I've got nothing on (how very thoughtful that they should consult my personal diary when planning business travel, though ;-)

I think it's time to post an update. Red means Runfurther series. Blue means Hayfield fell race series. There will be plenty of LDWA events to fill later gaps, depending on mental and physical health.

Sun 08/01/2012 Belle Vue Racers - HIT THE TRAIL 5mi. Reddish Vale 0:38:59

Sat 14/01/2012 Woodbank Parkrun 5k 3.125mi. Woodbank Park 0:23:10
Sun 15/01/2012 Lamb's Longer Leg fell race 3.125mi. Hayfield 0:39:50

Sat 21/01/2012 The Hebden 22mi. Mytholmroyd 4:30

Sat 28/01/2012 Kinder Trial fell race >11mi. Hayfield 4:25
Sat 04/02/2012 Rombald's Stride 22mi. Guiseley 4:04 PB1
Sun 05/02/2012 Pennine Bridleway Relay leg 4 5.5mi. Rossendale CANCELLED due to ice

Sat 11/02/2012 Anglezarke Amble 25mi. Rivington 5:55 PW thanks to ICE

Sun 04/03/2012 The Peelers' Hike 22mi. Bury

Sat 10/03/2012 Wuthering Hike 32mi. Haworth 1 of 12

Sun 25/03/2012 27th Two Crosses Circuit 25mi. Tottington (if I get back in time from USA business travel)

Sat 31/03/2012 The Three Shires 29mi.

Sat 14/04/2012 34th Calderdale Hike 37mi. Sowerby Bridge 2 of 12

Wed 18/04/2012 Herod Farm fell race 3mi.

Sun 22/04/2012 Kinder Downfall fell race 9.6mi. Hayfield

Sat 28/04/2012 50th Fellsman 61mi. Ingleton 3 of 12

Wed 02/05/2012 Buxworth 5 road race 5mi. Buxworth

Wed 09/05/2012 Rainow 5 fell race 5mi. Rainow

Sat 12/05/2012 Might Contain Nuts Brecon 40 40mi. Talybont on Usk 4 of 12

Sat 19/05/2012 Shining Tor fell race 6mi.

Wed 23/05/2012 Vanessa Chappell fell race 5.6mi.

Sun 27/05/2012 Shires and Spires Northants Ultra 35mi. Lamport Hall, Northants 5 of 12

Sat 02/06/2012 The Games 100 100mi. Hackney - Windsor

Wed 13/06/2012 Kettleshulme fell race 6mi.

Sun 17/06/2012 Edale Country Day fell race 5mi.

Sat 23/06/2012 Classic Quarter 44mi. Lizard Point - Land's End 6 of 12

Sat 30/06/2012 Whaley Waltz fell race 5.5mi. Whaley Bridge (shame I hate water)

Sat 07/07/2012 Osmotherley Phoenix 33mi. Osmotherley 7 of 12

Sat 14/07/2012 White Peak Walk 26mi. Monyash

Sun 22/07/2012 Great Hucklow fell race 6.1mi.

Sat 28/07/2012 Lakeland 50 50mi. Coniston

Wed 01/08/2012 Cracken Edge fell race 7mi. Hayfield

Sun 05/08/2012 Dovedale Dipper 26mi. Hartington

Sat 11/08/2012 Long Tour of Bradwell 33mi. Bradwell 8 of 12

Wed 15/08/2012 Eccles Pike fell race 3mi.

Sat 01/09/2012 Bullock Smithy Hike 56mi. Hazel Grove 9 of 12

Sun 09/09/2012 Coombs Tor fell race 6.8mi.

Sat 15/09/2012 High Peak 40 40mi. Buxton 10 of 12

Sat 29/09/2012 Hardmoors 60 60mi. Saltburn - Filey 11 of 12

Sun 14/10/2012 Windgather fell race 14mi.

Sat 20/10/2012 International Round Rotherham 50mi. Wath upon Dearne 12 of 12

Sat 27/10/2012 Snowdonia Marathon 26.2mi. Llanberis

Sun 25/11/2012 Famous Grouse fell race 5.2mi.

Sun 02/12/2012 Gravy Pud fell race 5mi. Tintwistle

Sat 22/12/2012 Tour de Helvellyn 38mi. Askham

Sun 30/12/2012 Peak 'O' Trial fell race 8mi.


  1. Busy as ever I see Nick.
    Thought you were laying off the computer time a bit. Your reports seem better than ever.
    I see a few more Fell races on there than usual. You'll be getting some speed yourself with those. I may venture up and run a few.

  2. Not forgetting the Grin `n Bear it early October!!!

  3. Wow that's some list! Didn't realise it was the 50th Fellsman!! An extra special year in that case and very pleased I'm gonna be part of it. Just 2 weeks until my first 100m of the year!!! Excited and apprehensive about what awaits. Gonna love every second ;-)

  4. Hi Nick, I don't know how you manage it! An amazing race calendar. I'll see you at the Classic Quarter and at Coniston in July. All the best with the year.


  5. Simon you're right and I'm naughty. Trouble is there've been too many amazing winter outings and new experiences and I can't resist it. The post-race pictures and blog are all part of the pleasure.

    You've got a point there Mike. I'll have to slot that one in somehow when I know the date.

    Stu you're getting a head start with that early 100. I wish you success.

    Thanks Stuart. I'll see you at both of those (at least).

    Coniston, UC? Sunday evening in the pub again?

  6. Big miles again Nick. I dont know how you do it.

    Have fun!