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The WFRA Championships and Series are sponsored by Inov-8 and Cotswold Outdoor. Cotswold Outdoor offer a very good discount to WFRA members.
The Welsh Fell Runners Association (WFRA) is an independent organization providing the following services to fell / mountain runners in Wales – an annual race calendar, website, Open Championships, Public Liability insurance for members (including Race Organisers). Annual Membership is £10.The membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. If you join after 1st October your membership will last until the end of the following year. If you would like to join a membership form is available on this website (click on Join). You will need acrobat reader to download the form. Acrobat reader is available free on www.adobe.co.uk.
2017 WFRA Wales and Borders Race Calendar
This is a comprehensive Calendar, containing details of most Fell races in Wales and the Borders. It includes some races not in the FRA Calendar. The Calendar is free to paid-up members. Members, who have renewed their membership for 2017, will automatically be sent a copy. Non members can obtain a copy for £5.00 from Sandra Rowlands. Cheques payable to ‘Welsh Fell Runners Association’.
Please enclose a C5 size(162mm x 229mm) SAE with standard first or second class postage.2017 Membership renewals Now   
Fellrunning Safety  
Prospective Competitors: Before entering any WFRA race, please read our revised Safety Requirements which remind you that you, the competitor, are responsible for your own safety.
Our summarised safety requirements are shown here.
Race Organisers and Competitors: The WFRA's detailed safety requirements and rules for competition are shown here.

Any comments should be directed to Andrew Blackmore, Hon. Secretary Andrew Blackmore

Race organisers for any of the events listed on the WFRA site are invited to e.mail full results to the webmaster when they will be promptly published on our results pages. I will also feature any race reports I receive

2017 Race Calendar – Thank You!!!
Many thanks to all race organisers for providing the information for next year’s calendar. The whole process has gone really well this year. The calendar is on its way to the printers and you should all have it in time for Christmas. Should anything change with one of your races then please let me know at wfracal@gmail.com and we can announce it on the website. Alternatively if you have a good idea for a new race then please get in touch with details to discuss. You can use either WFRA 2017 Calendar Form.doc or WFRA 2017 Calendar Form.pdf to give the details of the new race. Linda
2017 Membership Form is now available.
Dash in the Dark 3 - Friday 13th January.    Results

This Friday was the last in this series for the ‘Dash in the Dark’ held at Coed Llandegla. We had a full moon, it was Friday 13th and the trails were full of snow. What could go wrong !! Thanks to Ian and the staff at OPA the roads were cleared and the car park prepared for the 110 runners to test their new Christmas gear out in the Llandegla forest. The moon shone across the lake as the snow in the trails made the whole evening more interesting. As it was the last in the series the prestigious title of ‘ fastest overall male ’ and ‘ fastest overall female’ was up for grabs. Due to the snow on the car park the start line was moved over to the forest entrance for a change, so no course records were up for grabs

First over the line and representing Ambleside AC was Karl Steinegger in a time of 24.02. 2nd on the night was Greg King u/a in 25.07. 3rd over the line and also m40 was Jez Brown from Buckley runners in 25.14. The ladies race was won by Mysteruns Lzzie Irvine in 29.36 followed by Sally Ellis, u/a, in 30.38. third lady in the night was Hayley Evans from Buckley in 31.11. In the ladies categories Jessica Brearey l40 was home in 31.55 followed by Jo Grandfield from Whitchurch Whippits in 37.52. The over all prize for the series went to Karl Steinegger from Ambleside AC who won all 3 races in the series and Kirsty Seddon from Cheater Tri who had completed all 3 races with the best overall result. A massive thank you goes out to ALL the CRR members that help out for the race series. The route markers, all the marshals and the sweepers. The time keepers and the button counters that without whom the series would not be able to go ahead. Thanks to One Planet Adventure for hosting the event and for NEWSAR for their continued support. I hope you have a fantastic year and see you all in the winter of 2017 for the next Dash in the Dark encounters.

Take care,     CRR.

Jubilee Plunge     Tue 27th December 2016     Results

This year's Jubilee Plunge was run in cold but sunny and clear weather conditions which helped attract a large turn-out for this seasonal 2 mile frantic descent from Moel Famau to the Golden Lion, Llangynhafal.
With no prescribed route for this race the field of 81 runners, including several Santas, selected a variety of different routes down causing the casual observer to suspect nobody actually knew the way. This was not the case. With the exception of a few runners who were gently herded to the finish by a very welcome sweeper, the runners all made it down in double quick time.

First home was Michael Corrales (North Wales Road Runners) in 11m11s closely followed by Jex Brown (Buckley) in 11m23s and Martin Cliffe (Eryri) 11m 38s.
Louise Beetlestone (Eryri) was first lady in 13m40s, pursued by Lisa Grantham (Pensby) in 14m19s and Ophelia Harborne in 15m05s
Many thanks to the marshals who made the race possible and to the supporters for their much appreciated cheering

Cannock Chase Trig Points Extra Information

Date Change- Tor Y Foel now takes place March 18th 14:00

Skirrid     Sat 17th December 2016     Results
Rhobell Fawr     Sat 5th November    Results

Dash in the Dark Trail Race 1     11th November 2016    Results

Last Friday we saw the return of the Dash in the Dark series at Coed Llandegla.
The wet and windy weather during the week before the first race did result in some heavy going in places along the route. The rain eventually eased giving the growing ‘super moon’ chance to show itself through the clouds and light the way for the strong field of 92 runners that set off for the trails. In the men’s race, first over the line with a super finish was Karl Steiniegger, Ambleside AC, in a time of 25.14. Second place went to Stephen Skates, Prestatyn, in a time of 26.28. Third spot on the night went to Wallasy runner Matthew Goodwin in a time of 27.34. The men’s record was rocked, but still stands at 25.08

The ladies race winner was Lizzy Irvine, representing Mysteruns, in an impressive time and new course record of 30.47. Second lady was Clwydian Range Runner Mary Gilly in 31.21, also beating the old course record ! Third lady and last year’s series winner Kirsty Seddon finished in 31.50.

In the age categories, lady v40 went to Lisa Grantham from Pensby Runners in 33.07 and lady v50 was won by Hazel Berret competing for Buckley Runners in a time of 35.00. The male V40 title went to Karl Williams, also of Buckley Runners, in 29.4, with Buckley’s Steve Toogood taking the male V50 in 28.26. Mersey Tri runner Norman Seddon took the V60 win with a time of 47.30 and Wrexham ACs Peter Norman crossing the line for the V70 win. Clwydian Range Runners had 8 runners out on the night.

A massive thanks goes to all the helpers, the marshals and time keepers, the route markers and to One Planet Adventure for the fantastic soup and hospitality. See you all on the next Dash in the Dark race on 9th December.