54th Fellsman - 23th and 24th April 2016
F.F.S., Tallies, certificates and all things blog!
Well, it’s been a few weeks. Hopefully the aching limbs and sore feet are a dim and distant memory and you have already bagged another few peaks under your belts. In Fellsman land the acronym F.F.S. is highly regarded. Apart from the obvious and unbroadcastable meaning, it also stands for … Continue reading
Preliminary results posted
Well, we made it. The 53rd Fellsman is complete and 374 brave souls turned up bright and early on a wet Saturday to take on the 61 miles and 11,000 feet of Yorkshire moors and peat bogs. Despite the sudden reemergence of winter on Saturday with wind, rain, sleet and … Continue reading
24/04 Update: The Mike Wooding Memorial Award & Places Still Available
It’s Fellsman Friday! I know you are all very busy putting the final preparations to your kit (if you are not already en route to the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales) but as a final post before the big day we wanted to remind you of a special trophy that … Continue reading
23/04 Update: Whernside Addendum Clarification, Runfurther Spot Prizes & Kit Check
A couple of updates for you… Firstly, judging by some of the emails we’ve received, and some of the discussions taking place on various forums, there seems to be some confusion over the new amendments to the route around Whernside, so we’ll try and clarify what we’re asking you to … Continue reading
53rd Fellsman This Weekend! Last minute updates…
Incredibly the 53rd Fellsman is almost upon us. As I write this the countdown is reading 2 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes, and the seconds and minutes are ticking down with almost obscene rapidity. The various members of the Fellsman Committee and staff are frantically putting final preparations into … Continue reading
One Week to Go Update – Help needed at Redshaw, Fleet Moss to Middle Tongue Stiles
Just a week to go. The kit is being laid out to assess the most economical way of packing, the long range forecast is changing on an almost hourly basis (currently forecasting mild and wet, although yesterday it said mild and sunny so suncream might still need to be included), … Continue reading
Shop orders now on hold…
With just 10 days before Fellsman weekend the preparations have now shifted into high gear and all the committee and staff are now busy putting the final preparations in place. For this reason (and because we can’t guarantee we could dispatch even small orders of in stock items in time … Continue reading
Running Away from 40
Jonathan Carter, our Fellsman Organiser is running 40 marathons between now and his 40th birthday in June 2016 to raise money for the Brathay Children’s Trust.
The Fellsman is a high level traverse covering more than 60 miles over very hard rugged moorland. The event climbs over 11,000 feet in its path from Ingleton to Threshfield in the Yorkshire Dales.
Most of the route is over privately owned land, the use of which is secured by the organisers for the weekend only. This being the case, the route does not follow well defined footpaths, so the entrants’ navigational skills with a map and compass are tested as well as their physical fitness. Because of this, only fit and experienced walkers or runners should enter.