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    Novice Races 20/12-03/01

    Could anyone recommend any fell races suitable for an enthusiastic, (wobbly), novice fell runner between 20/12/17 and 03/01/18 please?

    During the school holidays I'm looking to get over to the hilly bits of the country.

    Thanks

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    Giants Tooth on New Years Day is a perfect novice race.
    The start line tends to smell like a brewery with some hungover looking runners though!

    http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5739
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    Devil's Chair Dash/Dawdle on 26th in Shropshire:
    http://www.merciafellrunners.org.uk/node/303

    Morning After, also in Shropshire, New Year's Day:
    http://www.merciafellrunners.org.uk/node/205

    Jubilee Plunge if you fancy NE Wales on 30th Dec:
    http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm
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    Nine standards, from Kirkby Stephen, on new years day is a nice out and back.

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    Rossendale's "Whinberry Naze Dash" - usually on Boxing Day morning - have a look at the fixture lists on the FRA website.

    I remember going down to run it in 1986. I changed at the Marl Pits Sports Centre and walked down to the start in the town centre. There was an oldish guy maybe V55, with a '3 lap / hide my bald patch' haircut hanging down one side of his face, a well worn & faded Rossie vest, a Walsh PB on one foot, a Compass Rose 'o' shoes on the other, spewing up in a shop doorway:-
    Me, "Are you OK pal?"
    Him, "A sight better than I will be in a couple of hours, when I get home to the missus."
    Me, "How's that?"
    Him, "Went out with my mate for a quiet drink at teatime on Christmas eve; not made it home yet!"

    Some fair sights to be seen in Rossie on Boxing Day morning, not to mention the runners in fancy dress!
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    Cracking story :-)

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    You could do worse than a trip to Glossop for Wormstones. One of Des Gibbons' many races. Nice and low-key.

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    Or this in the Lakes http://www.amblesideac.org.uk/races/our-races/wansfell/
    Have fun whatever you choose
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    Or this in the Lakes http://www.amblesideac.org.uk/races/our-races/wansfell/
    Have fun whatever you choose
    Wansfell is full kit, so don't forget. It's also always very slippery, studs are a must.
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