The Merseyside County Fell Championships were held at the Pendle Fell Race at Barley in Lancashire on the 1st April 2017 with no club managing to field a whole team. There were representatives from Wirral AC, Pensby Runners, Southport Waterloo and Penny Lane Striders.
Results from Merseyside Athletes who were eligible to run and entered the county championships are as follows:
Position Merseyside Name cat Club
20 1 John Hunt M50 Wirral AC
59 2 Simon Fox M50 Wirral AC
70 3 John Sprackland M50 Southport Waterloo AC
82 4 Simone Capponi M40 Penny Lane Striders
142 5 Andie Gow M60 Pensby Runners
Position Merseyside Name cat
12 1 Lisa Grantham F40 Pensby Runners
27 2 Sarah Jackson F Penny Lane Striders
Two courses are coming up at Wavertree shortly.
Level 1 Track & Field Official; Sunday 19th February. This is the course for new Track and Field officials, ie Field Judges, Track Judges, Timekeepers, Starter / Marksmen. Attending the course and officiating at 4 or 5 meetings is enough to get a basic Level 1 qualification. There is also a Health and Safety element, mandatory for all officials.
Level 1 Endurance Official; Saturday 4th March . This is the course for new endurance officials, ie working at Road, Cross Country and Fell Running. The course covers Risk Assessment and all the varied duties of an endurance official. Again, completing the course and working at 4 events will gain a Level 1 qualification.
Brief course details Application Form. It will be another 12 months at least before another T&F course will be available locally. For the new endurance official, this is one of only two course in the country and it could be a long time before another opportunity arises locally.
The 2017 Merseyside County Fell Championships will be held at the Pendle Fell Race in Barley (nr Burnley) on the 1st April 2017 (NOT Llantysilio as previously stated due to a clash with the English Fell Championship race at Long Mynd). The race is 4.5 miles with 1499 ft of ascent. Entry is £4 on the day plus £3 to enter the county championships. After registering at the main race athletes must bring their number to the Merseyside County desk to declare themselves for the county champs.
n.b. This is a departure from previous years at Rivington Pike and the decision to change is based on finding a race, reasonably nearby, that is better representative of the type of race that will be encountered at Inter Counties.