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    Which Club?

    I realise that this thread may instigate all kinds of inter-club rivalry, but would be interested in people's views.

    I am new to fell running (Lothersdale last night was my 4th proper one), do loads of other things (orienteering, adventure racing, some tri's etc) and also started to get a couple of my boys (I have 4) interested. I live in Harrogate, but obviously the hills and most of the races are further West.

    So which club (if any) should I join? I know that Harrogate Harriers have a few representatives running in races (I think I saw 3 vests last night, but they all seemed to disappear pretty sharpish as I was going to try and have a chat with them). I am not really concerned (or able) to meet up for club training runs as I tend to train in the mornings, so from that perspective geography isn't really the issue.

    Appreciate any thoughts forumites might have.

    Andy

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    Re: Which Club?

    Calder Valley

    http://www.cvfr.co.uk/

    A great bunch of runners all with a drink problem
    A quote,

    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Re: Which Club?

    Keighley and Craven, Ilkley Harriers or Wharfedale are all good options. I've got a friend who moved to similar area to you recently and he went out for social runs with all these plus others before deciding on one of them to join
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    Re: Which Club?

    Thanks, that sounds like a good idea

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    Re: Which Club?

    Or you can join a 'virtual' fell club. PM me if you want to know more!
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    Re: Which Club?

    Wheeze, presumably I can then partake in virtual fell running, me thinks that running up virtual hills might be a lot easier than real ones! Will be in touch. A
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    Re: Which Club?

    Fell Ponies
    A quote,

    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Re: Which Club?

    Otley are an option as well.

    Local to you though probably Bingley will give you the most options in terms of competitve team events in different disciplines.

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    Re: Which Club?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Fell Ponies
    Virtually the best club in the world
    Hills and Guinness!

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    Re: Which Club?

    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    Keighley and Craven, Ilkley Harriers or Wharfedale are all good options...
    Agreed DT...but if tha wants to call thissen a "reet fellrunner" then it 'as to be t'Wharfees

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