Social runs

The club has a different social run every week. In the summer they're always on the fells. In the winter there are more hilly road runs, but we'll still take any excuse (if it's a full moon, or nice weather, or interestingly nasty weather) to go up on the fells instead.

We usually run 6 or 7 miles at an easy pace with frequent regrouping. Sometimes a fast group will decide to go further or a slow group to stay lower: it varies each week with the terrain and the turnout.

November 2018

Tue 27

Tilberthwaite something

06:30pm on 27 November at Tilberthwaite

The moon should still be bright so Pete will take you up the Wetherlam edges somewhere. Crown in Coniston afterwards.

December 2018

Tue 04

Black or White Combe from Ralliss

06:30pm on 04 December at Ralliss

Led by Tim, Punchbowl afterwards if Parmy says that’s ok. Get your pie orders in.

Tue 11

Birkrigg and Baycliff

06:30pm on 11 December at Ice Cream Hut

Led by Sue from Bardsea beach: grass and tracks over Birkrigg then down to Baycliff and back along the beach. Or maybe something else, but trail shoes probably best. Start might move to Baycliff if the pub will have us: details TBC.

Sun 16

Caw Downhill Race

11am on 16 December at Newfield Inn

Yes, it’s the 10th anniversary Caw Downhill race. Fancy dress is required, not a bikini is recommended, snow and ice entirely possible. Chasing start with handicaps by Sue based on age, speed, costume and whether you have been good girls and boys this year. We meet at the Newfield at 11, walk up the hill and run down. The winner is the first person to finish the course and down a pint of beer or, for extra suffering, soda water.

Tue 18

Old Man

07:30pm on 18 December at Behind the Sun Inn

Last run before Christmas treat, led by Josh. Crown Inn afterwards with proper festive jumpers, I expect.

January 2019

Sat 05

Appletreeworth Winterleague

10:30am on 05 January at The Hawk

From the Hawk as usual. Organised by Pete and if you like a proper warmup or want to lengthen your run, he’ll need help with flags.

Tue 08

Giggle Alley

06:30pm on 08 January at Giggle Alley

Led by Beth. Could be the old route along the river and back via Blea Tarn, or something local and Ripperish. George IV afterwards.

Sat 12

Birkrigg Winterleague

10:30am on 12 January at Birkrigg Quarry

Starts at the bottom of the sledge ramp, near the Birkrigg crossroads. Two laps of the hill and the woods as usual, flagged all the way and finishing down the hill. Organised by Will and Sue and all are invited back to ours for tea and bacon buns after.

Tue 15

Blawith recce

06:30pm on 15 January at Crake Valley Layby

Led by Pete and Hazel because they have invented a shorter and more entertaining (and more easily flagged) route for the winter league. The race will be two laps so I guess they’ll add something else here too. Farmer’s in Spark Bridge afterwards.

Tue 22

White Pike or Dow

06:30pm on 22 January at Newfield Inn

Led by Sue from the Newfield, who by this stage will be quicker than Josh on a climb. Route will depend on weather but it’s a full moon so worth going up Dow if you can see it. Newfield afterwards.

Sat 26

Roanhead Winterleague

10:30am on 26 January at Roanhead Car Park

Organised by Matt R so we might all go the right way this time. Sand dunes, long grass, strange marshy bits and the long run back up the beach to finish.

February 2019

Tue 05

Oxen Park mud bash

06:30pm on 05 February at Oxen Park Village Hall

Led by Julian round the trails and fields of Crake. Lots of lovely gates. Starting at the Manor in Oxen Park and going there afterwards so let’s hope they’ve forgotten the incident.

Sat 09

Scissors Winterleague

10:30am on 09 February at Blacksmith's Arms, Broughton Mills, LA20 6AX

There has to be a road race in the winter league and this is it: just over six nice hilly road miles, starting and finishing at the Blacksmiths. The route goes anticlockwise (unless Ian has other plans) so you head up the hill then turn left to take the top road back to the scissors crossroads. Straight over, down to the Hawk, up to Stephenson’s ground and back to Broughton Mills.

Sat 16

Tottlebank Winterleague

10:30am on 16 February at Giant's Grave

Organised by Julian: two laps of Tottlebank and Blawith Knott, starting and finishing at the Giant’s Grave. Always misty.

Sat 23

Black Combe Winterleague

10:30am on 23 February at Whicham Church

A straight race up and down the Combe from the road next to Whicham Church, then off to the Square Cafe for prize-giving. Organised by Will and I’m wondering about going to the South Summit too so that people can check their line for the fell race two weeks later. What do you think?

Every couple of months we have a semi-formal meeting that deals briefly with any club business before getting onto the important subject of where we should run next. If this list is quite short, that means we're about to make a new one. To stay up to date, you can get either the whole BCR calendar or just the social runs as an automatically-updated calendar feed.

Click on a location link in the list or the map to see a more detailed OS map with a marker where we'll meet.