Fell racing weekend on the Isle of Wight - 16th & 17th September

Sign up for the weekend trip to the 2016 Southern Fell Racing Championships on the Isle of Wight will close on Thursday 31 August.  

About the championship

Don't be put off by Championship in the title. This is a fun weekend away with fantastic off road running, beaches, paddling, awesome views and (obviously) large quantities of baked goods! The races are challenging (in terrain and gradient) but the ability is hugely varied so please don’t be put off. This is a fun weekend away and an opportunity to get to know your fellow Serpie running buddies a lot better.

The annual Isle of Wight Fell Running Championships, organised by Ryde Harriers take place each September and incorporate the SEAA Fell Running Championships. For a number of years Serpies have travelled down as a group for the weekend and we've had some success in bringing home a selection of trophies.

The races

  • Race 1 – St Boniface Fell (AS) – 3.8km, 235m ascent @ 11.00am on Saturday
  • Race 2 – Ventnor Horseshoe (BM) – 12km, 443m ascent @ 3.00pm on Saturday
  • Race 3 – Wroxall Round (CL) – 21km, 487m ascent @ 10.30am on Sunday

You have to enter all / any of the events in advance to qualify for the championship. The closing date for SEAA entries is 9th September (remember this!) but you can even just enter on the day. Again, don't worry about the FRA details - they know who we are!

All runners should register themselves (the club will not be doing this). Races are £7 each or £18 for all 3. You can register on the day but will not be eligible to count towards the SEAA competition.

Entries can be made online

Or the old fashioned way using the linked form

The Serpentine trip

Please note that sign up for the Serpie trip will close 31st August and you can enter via this link.

We travel from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour by train on Friday (~4pm, ~5pm and ~6pm trains), then catch the ferry to Ryde and taxis onward to Ventnor where we stay. Accommodation is on a B&B basis and will cost approx £32-£55 per person per night. This figure is based on two people sharing a twin bed room and will vary slightly based on which hotels we end up staying at or if you are in a room of more than 2 people. All the travel and accommodation is organised for you. All you have to do is remember to enter the races!

We will require a payment of £75 which is made up of a £60 deposit for your accommodation (the balance of which to be paid on arrival) and a £15 contribution towards transport costs (the remainder of which is generously subsidised by Serpentine). Note that, unfortunately, this deposit is non-refundable as we have to book & pay for the accommodation in advance.

Contact Nicola and Tash at iow_fellraces@serpentine.org.uk for more information.

Submitted: 31 July 2017