Starts this Tuesday September 4th with a fanfare of trumpets!
The committee have asked Dave Troman (ultra runner extraordinaire and local running coach) to take a lead in planning our Tuesday and Thursday sessions supported, as ever, by Steve Hebblethwaite.
Usual time 6 for a 6.15 start from the Fitz Park pavilion.
This week Dave will outline his plan of action and lead the session.  He will also lead regular sessions throughout the winter.  We will still need some of us/you to lead as Dave and Steve cannot commit to every session.  As all sessions will be planned well in advance, we will be asking some of you to commit to leading those session you are confident with.  This will give us much better continuity so do please help with this where you can.
And do come along on Tuesday to get us off to a great start!
This famous Keswick race needs a makeover!
We do need a new Race Organiser for the race and we are concerned about the safety aspects of it.  So the committee has it on their agenda for general discussion at the next meeting, Tuesday September 11th at 7.45 in the pavilion.  Any club member interested in contributing to the discussion is most welcome to come along so we can decide the best way forward.  It is important, in our view, to keep the race on our calendar but it needs some serious amendments.
Do please come and offer ideas for this.
We will have two places available for this and you are asked, as usual, to submit a written application for a place stating reasons etc to Sam
Also the Calvert Trust have acquired places this year and are looking for runners to run to raise money for them.  If you would be interested in that please email directly back to me
Ladies: I know most of you know about the relays coming up in the next couple of months but if you don’t and you fancy some really great days out please contact
Gentlemen:  message from Steve
There are a number of relays, on road and fell, this autumn and opportunities to get involved for Club runners of all standards. If you’d like to be involved, and have a run in a relay team then please check out the dates below.

Northern 6 & 4 Stage Road Relays -Sun 23rd Sept

Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay -Sun 7rd Oct

British Fell Relay Championships -Sat 20th Oct

Lee Mill Fell Relays -Sun 25th Nov

While entries to the Hodgson Relay, and British Fell Relays are restricted to just one team in each category per club, we can enter any number of teams to the Northern 6 & 4 Stage Road Relays, and the Lee Mill Fell Relays. It is our aim to enable everyone who wishes to be involved in a team to take part at these events so please get in touch with Steve Hebblethwaite if you would like to run. Email to

I have been asked to promote these races and so I am doing that….

Peter Lowton (Phone Number: 07870510884, Email: wrote:

We are organising the following events this year: Yorkshire 3 Peaks Ultra, 70Km on 20th to 21st October 2018 Yorkshire Pen-Y-Ghent Ultra, 50Km on 20th October 2018 Peak District South 2 North Ultra with a choice of 50Km/ 43Km / 93Km on 24th and 25th November 2018. Further information about the events can be found on out web page or on the Ranger Ultras Facebook page. Kindest Regards, Peter Lowton Race organiser.

That’s it!
Thanks very much,
KAC Committee