We are proud to announce the 12 races that will make up the 2014 Runfurther series. Or rather 13 this time, as you have a choice of distance for one of them. If you click on the “2014 Series” tab above it will take you to the list of races, or the drop-down list will take you to a page for each race, and a link to the race’s own website.
We hope we’ve included something for everyone this time. We’ve got two events in Cumbria, one in Snowdonia, two further south (Northants and the Cotswolds), and what should be a brilliant race in Scotland, which is actually the one I’m looking forward to the most. No idea whether I’ll finish it though. We’ve got mountain tops, seaside, and just about everything in between. Most of them are already open for entries: book now before they fill up!
Runfurther Ultra Series – getting the show back on the road
There will a presentation ceremony, cakes and a meeting in Calderdale on Saturday 18 January after the Hebden challenge event. The venue is the Dusty Miller and Coiners pub/restaurant in Mytholmroyd, This is situated across the main road from the church hall where the Hebden is based. Start time will be 2:30pm (changed from 3pm). The Runfurther presentation isn’t connected with the Hebden in any way, but since a number of us will be running in it, it seemed the best occasion to get together. The presentations will be to celebrate the winners of the 2013 series. The meeting will be to relaunch Runfurther under the control of the active runners in the series, so we can deliver a successful series for 2014 and beyond. We are grateful to Mark Hartell for his advisory / consultative services in making this possible. If you took part in the series this year, or want to next year, please come. We are still working out the details, but the plan is for all runners who completed at least 2 of the 2013 races to be voting members for the 2014 season – the meeting will elect the initial committee.
More details to follow – we’re working hard getting Runfurther back on the rails. This website is a bit basic at the moment, but we’re working on that too.
The acting Runfurther committee
P.S. We’re well advanced with working on which races to include in the 2014 series, and we’ll announce those shortly too.