Sponsors for the 2019 Series:

 

Round Rotherham 2019 – revised date

Just a quick note to let you know that the Round Rotherham 50 has been set for Saturday 12th October – not the 19th as we announced initially (that was a provisional date).

2019 Sponsors, & Tent Meals discount code

Now is the winter of our discount Tent Meals

Just a quick news item to thank our sponsors for 2019:  Mountain Fuel, Injinji, Romney’s, Ultimate Direction and Tent Meals.  Please buy their products!  And to help you with that, a reminder that Runfurther members get a 25% discount on online orders from Tent Meals, if you use the code RunFurther25.

Website updated for 2019

I’ve updated the website for 2019 – let me know (Andy) if you spot any problems.  If & when I get any information or photos about the 2018 prizegiving/AGM  I’ll post those as well.  Some of the 2019 races are already open for entries, and at least one is filling up quickly.  So, the sooner you decide what you want to run in 2019 the better – get your entries in.

It looks like a great series of races are lined up for 2019, with a lot of climbing to do!  If you like your races on the flat side, the Spire and Rotherham are probably your best bets.

Runfurther 2019 races

The 2019 Runfurther race were announced at the prizegiving/AGM.  And here they are, on the website as well:

  1. Sat 9 March: Haworth Hobble.  32 miles (Short), South Pennines
  2. Sat 30 March:  Lakes Mountain 42.  42 miles (Medium), Lake District
  3. Sat 13 April:  Calderdale Hike.  37 miles (Medium), South Pennines
  4. Sat 27 April: The Fellsman.  61 miles (Long), Yorkshire Dales
  5. Sat 11 May:  Spire Ultra.  34 miles (Short), Derbyshire
  6. Sat 15 June:  Lakeland Five Passes.  32 miles (Short), Lake District
  7. Sat 22 June:  Pennine 39.  39 miles (Medium), North Pennines
  8. Fri/Sat 9/10 August:  Beacons Ultra 50/100.  52 or 100 miles (Long), South Wales
  9. Sat 7 September:  Bullock Smithy Hike.  56 miles (Long), Peak District
  10. Sat 21 September:  Peak Trails 30.  30 miles (Short), Peak District
  11. Sat 5 October:  Three Towers Ultra.  43 miles (Medium), Lancashire
  12. Sat 12 October:  Round Rotherham.  50 miles (Long), South Yorkshire – note revised date!

I think that should give everyone enough of a challenge for 2019!  The Fellsman and the Brecon Beacons ultras are very challenging events, so make sure you’re ready for that.  The Spire Ultra, Lakeland Five Passes, the Beacons 50/100, the Peak Trails 30 and the Three Towers Ultra are, I think, all new events for Runfurther.  The Bullock Smithy Hike is making a return after a long absence.  The rest are old favourites.

Some of these events will sell out quickly, so keep an eye out for that.  I’ll update the Runfurther website properly for 2019 within the next few weeks.