I'm a very casual runner; I always have been. Previously a very awkward shift pattern and presently a very young family has and does mean I fit a spot of running in when life allows. I would like to enter some of the shorter fell races with gentler gradients to build up again. I have found since moving back to the Wirral from Cumbria that the 3 - 12 mile trail running sessions I have been doing locally just don't cut it like flinging myself up and down Dent, Heckbarley, Blengdale and Cold Fell.
I have had a good look around this excellent website along with many other sites and there is one question I just can't seem to get a solid answer on. Do I have to be a member of a running club to enter fell races? I know that for some of them you definitely do like Ben Nevis and Snowdon (I have no delusions about entering these at present); but what about the likes of Moel Fammau etc...
Work, family and evening classes would mean I would be an extremely erratic member of a running club. Despite the benefits of experience, support, advice etc..... I just couldn't really fit it in regularly enough to make it worth while; but the idea of attending the odd fell race event as my calender allows is appealing.
I hads a fantastic jaunt from Moel Eilio round to Moel Cynghorion last weekend as the final part of my training for the Three Peaks Challenge this coming weekend. I could resist breaking out into a run despite boots, gaiters and so on; I definitely need to scratch this itch but as I can no longer close my back door and run into the National Park I need something to give me a little focus.
All comments and help appreciated,