Mountain Running News

WFRA Fell Navigation Course

Navigation Course for Fell Runners


The WFRA has organised a one day, highly practical navigation course on Saturday 15 March 2014 in Llangynidr, near Crickhowell (South Wales).  Navigation poster V4

 Course Fee: WFRA MEMBERS – £20, NON MEMBERS – £40

 To book your place, please send your details (name, address, e-mail, telephone contact number – in the event of course cancellation, and WFRA membership number) together with a cheque payable to

 Andrew Blackmore, to: 23 Cowleaze, Magor, Monmouthshire NP26 3LE

For General Enquiries, please e-mail me:


Please note: you will need to have some fell running experience, a basic understanding as to how to use a compass and, as there will be a series of practical sessions in the hills, suitable kit/ equipment for fell running (including a compass!).

It is hoped that a North Wales Course will be arranged in the future.


Hutton Roof Crags

For those who don’t fancy the local Y Garn race on the same day organised by our very own Trefor Jones.


Hi there!

I am writing to let you know the details of the Hutton Roof Crags fell

race for 2014.

The event is taking place on Saturday 24th May 2014 and, as usual there

will be the adult race (£6) and junior races (£3) for

under 8s, U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s & U18s on specially designed courses.


I’ve attached a poster with all the details

(a better version for printing can be downloaded from


Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested.


The contact email address is


Hope to see you on 24th May 2014 at the race famous for cakes!


Best Regards

Eve Simpson


Two places going on N.Ireland DAYTRIP ONLY

Two places are available on the DAYTRIP to Northern Ireland trip on the 29th March. 

There and back same day on minibus with all the girls.  At a push a man might be accepted, as long as he’s well behaved!

If interested contact Mike Blake asap, 07778 145144.


SMR Sun 9th Feb

SMR Sunday 9th February:

1.5-2 hour run round Tal Y Fan & Moel Lus with Ellie Salisbury, exact route dependent on the weather.

Meet at 10.30 am where we park for the “Pen 3 Hills” evening race, i.e. by the drive to Graiglwyd Farm, Pen y Coed, Penmaenmawr, SH 720 759.

Tea’n’cake chez Ellie afterwards.

SMR – Sun 2nd Feb

Owing to the challenging weather this week’s run will hopefully be sheltered from the elements, but still be interesting. 
The Gwydyr Forest will be the playground for this weekend’s Sunday Morning trot. 
Meet at 10.30am at the Marin Trail Carpark just up the hill from Gwydir Castle, Llanrwst (GR790609). 
A hilly route of just over 8 miles, but this can easily be extended with no hassle, or cut short without getting lost for those not after something so long.
Cafe in Llanrwst for tea and cake afterwards.

Sunday Morning Run, 26th January

SMR, 26th January 2014, Llanberis.

Meet in car park opposite Surf Lines in Llanberis (Padarn Lake lagoons car parking area) at 1030. Run will most likely take in some nice loops through Glyn Rhonwy quarries and around Cefn Du. Thanks to DWT for hosting.

32nd Welsh Castles Relay

The club committee have agreed to submit an entry into the prestigious Welsh Castles Relay, this year taking place on the 7th and 8th June.

The Relay is a 20 stage relay event travelling between Caernarfon and Cardiff Castle.  There are open, ladies and veteran categories.

So we need 20 runners for 20 stages.  It would also be fantastic if we could put together a ladies team, after all we are a big enough club and should be able to do it.

The stages involve hilly road and mountain sections.

Anyone interested please get in touch with Arwel Lewis on 07772 671202 or or see the below details and website.

Welsh Castles Relay – FAQS