More to follow but the dates for most races have now been published. I know that many people want to work out their diaries, which isn’t easy with so many races to chose from.
The most popular race series with club members is Bofra. All of these races are family friendly and most are in reach of Pendle. There have been some changes this year details on www.bofra.co.uk. The Bofra championship season starts on Saturday 12th May at Sedbergh Gala – seniors run first!. Bofra races are open to everyone but only members can compete in the championship.
In addition to the Bofra championships the site lists some other traditional races that aren’t in the FRA calendar. Some of these are great low key races for juniors and parents to start their fell running careers.
Details of the junior FRA championship are on http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/. These races are open to anyone but some of the races tend to attract the stronger runners. There are also a number of FRA races that have junior sections – however many don’t. See the FRA calendar for details.
There is also another running of the Pennine junior inter club series – details to follow.
To develop some speed for the summer season there is nothing better than the bunny runs. These are short and not very steep races where juniors and seniors run together every Tuesday evening in April. Registration is at the Sun Inn in Haworth – start times vary depending on daylight. The minimum age is 12 years old. Given the FRA clampdown on under age runners please do not enter your child if they are younger than 12 years old! Even if they are OK with the distance there is a danger that they might get bumped accidentally by a senior and come off worst. Details on www.woodentops.org.uk.
Further details from Paul.