The Wainwrights Relay

On Thursday 26th August at 8am Durham Fell Runners began their attempt at a continuous relay of the 214 Wainwright fells. Our aim is to run, in pairs,  non-stop, following the route pioneered by Steve Birkinshaw in 2014.

We successfully completed the relay on Monday 30th August at 2:50 pm in a time of 4 days 6 hours 50 minutes 15 seconds.

Despite the battery on the tracker failing you can still see the route taken and Wainwrights visited on the opentracking page: https://live.opentracking.co.uk/dfrw21/

There are notes and photos below but we’ll put together a tidier summary of the challenge once we’ve all had a bit of sleep.

Stanhope 6 Trigs

Two new members to the ever expanding Stanhope 6 Trigs club. Yesterday (21 Aug 2021) saw Dan Hoyle complete it in 3.55.18 and today (22 Aug 2021) by Aaron Dobrianski in 3.58.23.

Stanhope 6 Trigs Completions

NameDateTimeComments
Meghan McCarthy + Rory Woods01.08.204.43.50
Michael Sturla03.02.223.33.06
Martin Wilson04.08.184.29.00
Adam Bridges04.10.214.18.24
Stu Ferguson05.09.205.10.00
Mark Marchant09.05.214.41.17
Paul Brunger09.05.214.41.17
Peter Storey09.05.214.41.17
Paul Hodgson09.06.174.34.55
Fran Blackett09.10.215.03.43
Matt Santo10.04.213.34.36
Kate Fogelberg10.04.214.24.34
Stan Gibson10.05.214.56.35
Steve Lumb12.08.184.15.57solo
Adam Bridges14.08.214.36.32
Fran Blackett14.11.205.35.49
Ian Hutchinson + Liz Gray15.09.195.27.47
Graham Bradshaw15.10.183.49.00
P Hodgson + Max Wilkinson15.12.174.54.00Winter + evening/night
Stan Gibson16.05.214.44.46
Andrew Foster16.05.214.44.46
Mike and Steve Lumb16.10.113.58.00
Andy Blackett17.04.213.11.43
Owen Carter17.12.203.52.00
Andy Blackett18.06.204.57.48solo
Ian Hutchinson, Alison Hardy, Lorraine Collier19.11.195.07.38
Chris Bird20.08.183.51.00
George Cooper20.08.183.51.00
Paul Hodgson20.11.204.49.22Clockwise, semi-solo,winter + night
James Ridley21.04.194.05.00
Dan Hoyle21.08.213.55.18anti-clockwise. very wet
Aaron Dobrianski22.08.213.58.23
Duncan Archer22.12.173.09.11
Tom Carter22.12.203.07.11
Will Carter22.12.202.56.24
Mark Bevan23.03.194.06.00
Michael Sturla23.10.214.00.19anti-clockwise
Andy Blackett + James Osborn25.06.204.17.18
Ron Brown25.08.185.08.00
Colin William26.06.213.39.14
Dougie Nisbet26.11.206.11.00Clockwise + solo
Chris Dale27.09.174.03.00
David Catterick and Mark Gayer31.01.225.10.00anti-clockwise (Mark: 5.09.57; David 5.10.13). Part assisted (nav) by Steve Lumb
Marie-Louise Ridley31.05.204.20.00?Suzy Cramb also
Shane Harris26.02.226.16.47solo, anti-clockwise (and coffee/sausage bap stop at Parkhead)
Graeme Watt (Elvet Striders)27.03.223.36.28
Stuart Scott (Elvet Striders)21.03.224.31.00
Stuart Scott (Elvet Striders)06.04.224.27.16
Tom Chapman18.06.224.45.56
Martyn Farnsworth10.06.224.47.08
Chris Alborough03.09.222.55.20solo, clockwise
Start and Finish in Stanhope. Visit the 6 trigs. Submissions/Comments/Edits to website@durhamfellrunners.org

Stanhope 6 Trigs

The results table for the Stanhope 6 Trigs has been updated.

Stanhope 6 Trigs Completions

NameDateTimeComments
Meghan McCarthy + Rory Woods01.08.204.43.50
Michael Sturla03.02.223.33.06
Martin Wilson04.08.184.29.00
Adam Bridges04.10.214.18.24
Stu Ferguson05.09.205.10.00
Mark Marchant09.05.214.41.17
Paul Brunger09.05.214.41.17
Peter Storey09.05.214.41.17
Paul Hodgson09.06.174.34.55
Fran Blackett09.10.215.03.43
Matt Santo10.04.213.34.36
Kate Fogelberg10.04.214.24.34
Stan Gibson10.05.214.56.35
Steve Lumb12.08.184.15.57solo
Adam Bridges14.08.214.36.32
Fran Blackett14.11.205.35.49
Ian Hutchinson + Liz Gray15.09.195.27.47
Graham Bradshaw15.10.183.49.00
P Hodgson + Max Wilkinson15.12.174.54.00Winter + evening/night
Stan Gibson16.05.214.44.46
Andrew Foster16.05.214.44.46
Mike and Steve Lumb16.10.113.58.00
Andy Blackett17.04.213.11.43
Owen Carter17.12.203.52.00
Andy Blackett18.06.204.57.48solo
Ian Hutchinson, Alison Hardy, Lorraine Collier19.11.195.07.38
Chris Bird20.08.183.51.00
George Cooper20.08.183.51.00
Paul Hodgson20.11.204.49.22Clockwise, semi-solo,winter + night
James Ridley21.04.194.05.00
Dan Hoyle21.08.213.55.18anti-clockwise. very wet
Aaron Dobrianski22.08.213.58.23
Duncan Archer22.12.173.09.11
Tom Carter22.12.203.07.11
Will Carter22.12.202.56.24
Mark Bevan23.03.194.06.00
Michael Sturla23.10.214.00.19anti-clockwise
Andy Blackett + James Osborn25.06.204.17.18
Ron Brown25.08.185.08.00
Colin William26.06.213.39.14
Dougie Nisbet26.11.206.11.00Clockwise + solo
Chris Dale27.09.174.03.00
David Catterick and Mark Gayer31.01.225.10.00anti-clockwise (Mark: 5.09.57; David 5.10.13). Part assisted (nav) by Steve Lumb
Marie-Louise Ridley31.05.204.20.00?Suzy Cramb also
Shane Harris26.02.226.16.47solo, anti-clockwise (and coffee/sausage bap stop at Parkhead)
Graeme Watt (Elvet Striders)27.03.223.36.28
Stuart Scott (Elvet Striders)21.03.224.31.00
Stuart Scott (Elvet Striders)06.04.224.27.16
Tom Chapman18.06.224.45.56
Martyn Farnsworth10.06.224.47.08
Chris Alborough03.09.222.55.20solo, clockwise
Start and Finish in Stanhope. Visit the 6 trigs. Submissions/Comments/Edits to website@durhamfellrunners.org

Harnisha Hill summer time trial

Thanks to Rory and Meghan for organising last night’s time trial. The midges were well-behaved for a while then decided to make up for lost time and attacked with overwhelming force.

I was 6 minutes slower than last year – all lost on a poor descent of Harnisha Hill.

Results

Harnisha Hill Summer Time Trial - 10 Aug 2021

runnertime
Max Wilkinson00:50:40
Martin Wilson00:55:10
Martyn Farnsworth00:57:14
Andrew Stimson00:57:39
Jon West00:59:41
Meghan McCarthy01:04:48
Dougie Nisbet01:09:56
Candlesieve Sike; Long Man; Harnisha Hill; Eggleshope Beck

My route

  • red: 2021
  • blue: 2020

A few photos

TURNER LANDSCAPE CANCELLED

Tomorrow’s Turner Landscape fell race is cancelled. From Facebook:

Unfortunately, after a ring round for advice, I’m reluctantly going to cancel tomorrow’s race due to the increased threat of lightning and the threat to the safety of competitors, marshall’s and spectators.It’s increased to a steady 5hr block around midday and I would prefer to call off now and minimise disruption.Apologies to everyone for spoiling your plans, if you know anyone not on FB who’s going, please let them now.I’ll issue refunds sometime next week and try and get my head round an alternate date.

Club Champs Update

A good turnout at the Old Crown Round on Saturday. Here are the DFR results:

Old Crown Round [L2] - 24 Jul 2021

posnamecategorytime
1Ian HutchinsonM4005:13:21
2Paul HodgsonM4005:15:16
3Dawn HoskingW4505:32:10
4Stephen LumbM6005:32:36
5Max WilkinsonMSEN05:42:33
6Meghan McCarthyWSEN06:17:23
7Denise TunstallW5506:44:20
8Dougie NisbetM5507:04:32
Full Results on FRA website
Club Champs 2021 - Fixtures and Details

and here’s how it affects the overall standings:

Club Champs 2021 - Results Men

NAMES1S2S3M1M2M3L1L2L3BEST-SBEST-MBEST-LBONUSTOTAL
Dougie Nisbet383336383336107
Andy Blackett40404040404040120
Paul Hodgson39393939393939117
Max Wilkinson3837003838
Ian Hutchinson40004040
Stephen Lumb38003838
Tom Carter40400404080
Rory Woods39039039
Matt Walker38038038
Aaron Dobrianski37037037
Owen Carter36036036
Andrew Stimson35035035
Martyn Farnsworth34034034
Andrew Charles32032032
Club Champs 2021 - Fixtures and Details

Club Champs 2021 - Results Ladies

NAMES1S2S3M1M2M3L1L2L3BEST-SBEST-MBEST-LBONUSTOTAL
Dawn Hosking4040004040
Denise Tunstall404038404004080
Kathleen Fogelberg39003939
Meghan McCarthy40390403979
Club Champs 2021 - Fixtures and Details

For more information visit the Club Champs Page.

DFR Navigation Event

Results

DFR Navigation Event - 18 Jul 2021

posnamescorepenaltytotal
1Rory Woods3800380
2Andrew Stimson3600360
3Martyn Farnsworth2300230
4Adam Bridges19020170
5Andrew Foster
Jenny Arthur
1500150
6Megan McCarthy1400140
7Dan Rhodes16055105
8Ewan Campbell19010585
9Andrew Charles19012575
10Rob Thorne60060
11Stan Gibby5055-5

Photos

More photos here …

https://www.dougienisbet.uk/dfr-nav-jul2021