Black Combe Runners

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Black Combe is the most southern and western fell in the Lake District and Black Combe Runners is a small friendly fell running club based in that area. We come from around Ulverston, Broughton, Barrow and Millom and we run all over the South Lakes. Guests are always welcome at our Tuesday evening social runs and membership is open to all. You can also find us on Facebook and someone will usually be there to respond.
Bethecar Moor

Various Black Combe runners on Bethecar Moor on a sunny tuesday social in 2011

In a good year we organise a few fell races:

and we help out with the Duddon Valley races in late May. Follow the links for details and results.

In the winter our social runs come a little lower down the fell – mostly – and someone will usually organise a longer run at the weekend. Fell shoes do very well in deep snow. We also organise a winter training league of Sunday morning fell, trail and cross-country chases.

From spring to autumn our social runs range across the southern fells from Eskdale to Windermere, and each year we pick a different set of local races for our road and fell championships. Every summer the club sets its members a challenge: this year we are planning to recreate Coleridge’s circumcursion in a hilly sort of way and finish with a big barbecue by Coniston water.

We have runners of all ages, abilities and interests, from GB team members to the old donkey who is writing this page, and roughly equal numbers of men and women. Most of us don’t get near the prizes but we all love to run on the fells. New members are always welcome and membership is very cheap, but you don’t have to join the club to come out for a run. Check the calendar, get some fell shoes and join us any time.

Get in touch

By writing to someone at Black Combe Runners or asking on Facebook.

Next social runs

Social runs are back! But you have to put your details in the track and trace list before you come out. Coming up:

  • Old Man or Dow from Torver on Tuesday 8th December
  • Black Combe from Ralliss on Tuesday 15th December

There are still some rules for those taking part: please see the social runs page for details.

Newsletters

The newsletter page is a bit out of date but there is good stuff in there. More recent editions will be added very soon.

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