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January 2018 news – Mountain Fuel discount

Just a quick note to let you know that all Runfurther members can now get a 15% discount from Mountain Fuel by using the code Runfurther15.  Thanks Rupert!  Energy food and drink, and things like bottles and clothing too.

Less than 6 weeks until our first race of 2018: the Haworth Hobble.

If you’ve sent me your details to join Runfurther, you’re in!  You should appear in the results once you’ve run the races. As ever, if you think there’s a problem get in touch.


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…

Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year – updated 8 Jan

I’ve updated the website for 2018 – let me know if you spot anything that doesn’t look right.  Not sure whether I’ll get the Ultra Calendar updated though – it’s a lot of work but at least I’ve started on it this week.  The rest is done though, apart from updating the membership list.  That’ll have to wait until I’ve got time to tackle the Runfurther spreadsheet of doom…

The Lakes Mountain 42 is already full!

The Hardmoors 60 opens for entries on 17 February, and it will fill very quickly.

The Haworth Hobble opens for entries on 13 January.


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