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Haworth Hobble 2018

The results are out for the Haworth Hobble.  Ken Sutor, last year’s Runfurther men’s champion, came in first in 4:33:18 – well run Ken!  Second was Chris Cope in 4:39:07, and 3rd was another Runfurther 2017 prizewinner, David Chetta, in 4:42:28.  First woman was Lorraine Slater of Barlick FR in 5:07:02, second was Amy Freeman of Darwen Dashers in 5:17:53, and 3rd was Melissa Venables (Spa Striders) in 5:19:51.  The full results are available on the Keighley and Craven website here.

I’ve started the 2018 leaderboard, and you can find that here.  For now it only includes Runfurther members and Lorraine Slater (first woman at Haworth).  After the second race it’ll be back to normal, with all runners who’ve run at least two races being on the leaderboard, member or not.

Karen’s race report is on her blog here.  Sport Sunday were taking photos & you can find them on their website here.  I’ll post a link to Nick’s photos once he’s told me they’re up.  If anyone else has photos or race reports, just let me have them, or links to them.

And, Karen:  I have been trying to reply to your emails but they’re not getting through.


Ultra Calendar update

I’ve finally found the time to update the Ultra Calendar – it’s a lot of work each time searching so many websites. All the UK and Ireland Ultras I could fine are in there, with a bit of info and a link to the race website. Please check it out, & let me know if you spot anything wrong or missing! I hope people find it useful.  I don’t include races that are mainly on road or that go round in little circles.  I couldn’t bring myself to…

The 2018 races

At the AGM the 2018 races were announced.  I’ll be updating the website properly soon, but in the meantime here’s the list of races.  They have all featured in Runfurther in previous years, so for now I’ve linked them to the web pages we’ve already got for them.  Those pages tell you something about the races but they haven’t been updated for 2018, so still have dates for previous years in them.  The links to the races’ own websites probably still work, but I haven’t checked them yet.  I imagine the Hardmoors 60 will fill very quickly.

  1. Sat 10 March: Haworth Hobble, 32 miles, Short
  2. Sat 31 March: Lakes Mountain 42, 42 miles, Medium
  3. Sat 14 April: Calderdale Hike, 40 miles, Medium (nb I think this will be a new route for 2018)
  4. Sat 28 April: The Fellsman, 61 miles, Long
  5. Sun 6 May: Marlborough Downs Challenge, 33 miles, Short
  6. Sun 20 May: Northants Ultra, 35 miles, Short
  7. Fri/Sat 22/23 June: South Wales 50 & 100, 50 or 100 miles, Long
  8. Sat 7 July: Pennine 39, 39 miles, Medium
  9. Sat 11 August: Long Tour of Bradwell, 33 miles, Short
  10. Sat 1 September: Grand Tour of Skiddaw, 44 miles, Medium
  11. Sat 15 September: Hardmoors 60, 62 miles, Long
  12. Sat 20 October: Round Rotherham, 50 miles, Long