The Gravy Pud Fell Race is taking place this weekend from the usual venue of the Bulls Head Pub, Tintwistle. Early entries have been positive and it’s looking like a good field will be assembled for the race. The proceeds from this years race are to be donated to the Sea Shell Trust and further details can be found here. http://cads.seashelltrust.org.uk/ The charity works with children, able and disabled bodied to help them participate in sport together therefore making sporting experiences fully inclusive.
Race start time is 11am and the race will follow the usual route which wasn’t used last year due to the bad snow which fell during the week. Hopefully this year we wont have such challenging circumstances and everyone will be able to enjoy the nice run up Lees Hill!
Please park respectfully of local residents and in order not to block the main road through Tintwistle village. And don’t forget the cake competition!!!
Entry is now open for the Gravy Pud Fell Race which is to take place on Sunday 4th December 2011, 11am. The race this year is accepting pre-entries on the official entry form or the FRA entry form. Entry is £5 either in advance or on the day.
If you’re looking for something to do after the Gravy Pud race, local fellrunner and artist Rod Holt is hosting an open house exhibition from 10am to 5pm. Details at,
Rod’s own website detailing his work – much of it inspired by the Peak District hills is at,
Results are now up for today’s race. Thanks to everyone for turning up and making the race a success.
Online entry for the Gravy 6 proved popular but entry on the day is still goiong to be accepted. Those who have entered online or by mail please collect numbers on the morning from registration. Please allow time for this. Entry on the day opens at 9.45 at Hadfield hall, Station Road. On the day entry fee is £6 attached and £7 unattached. Please try to have correct money to help speed the process up. Cheques payable to Northernboyslovegravy. This race is strictly limited to 250 runners.
Race starts at 11am prompt.
Gravy 6 2011 Entry Form
Due to several requests for an entry form, above is a link to a paper entry form which can be printed off and posted. It works out cheaper to enter online if you can as it will save you a postage stamp and an envelope! But please feel free to print off the form and send it in. Numbers for all entries, be it postal or online, to be collected on the day. To date entries have been good and if all 250 numbers are not sold prior to the day entry on the day will be accepted.
Online entry for the Gravy 6 on Sunday 17th July 2011 is now open. Online entires are being taken on www.race-results.co.uk and close on Wednesday 13th July or earlier if the race limit of 200 is met prior to 13th July. Entry on the day wil be possible if the race limit is not met. Early entry in advisable looking at the demand for numbers at last years event.
Prize structure for the race is very strong with the first three male and female athletes home winning cash prizes and vouchers for winners of vets age groups. Vets age group prizes will be done in 5 year intervals. Ie, V40, V45, V50 etc.
Teams are free and must consist of three athletes registered with the same athletics club.
Northernboyslovegravy are pleased to announce that the date of this years race is set for Sunday 17th July 2011. The race will follow the established route which has been used in the previous years races. Online entry will soon open on www.race-results.co.uk Please note that entries will be accepted on the day if the entry limit is not met prior to the day. I will keep you posted on entries made when the limit is nearing.
Race t-shirts will be available to buy on the day. The event has a good prize structure and spot prizes.
On a cold snowy day, 60 hardy souls did battle on the revised running of the Gravy Pud, which for one day only was known as the Gravy Round the Resers Pud Race. The race measured at 5.59 miles was a great success. Ice on route made sections challenging but most seemed to miss having to struggle up Lees Hill on the normal course. Mens winner was Sale Harriers Gareth Raven who recently spent 4 weeks in Kenya on the edge of the Rift Valley altitude training with UKA. First lady was Donna Jones also from Sale Harriers who also won the Manchester league cross country the day before. Many thanks to all who turned up this morning to race, help with the race or just to donate to Jades Wheels which was this years charity chosen for the race proceeds. Full results available from the results listed on the right of the page.
It’s not good news for the Gravy Pud fell race as the course is too dangerous with parts of the route covered in very deep snow. Therefore this makes the Gravy Pud off, but a race will be held tomorrow morning, same venue and time 11am, on the Round the Resers Race course. I have run this route this morning and it is safe for a race to be held on. Please come along and support this event where proceeds from the race are for ‘Jades Wheels’. Registration will be at the Bulls Head, Tintwistle. Registration opens at 9.45am. (Please come with correct money if possible, or even pay £5 instead of £4 as it is for a very good cause!) If possible please print a standard entry form off the Fellrunners website and complete at home to speed up the registration process. Entry forms are available at race HQ if you do not have access to a printer. Even though the village is passable by cars, please park mindfully of other village users and respect residents parking. There is lots of parking around Tintwistle the other side of the village.
If anyone has any questiuons I will be at the Manchester League Cross Country this afternioon (Saturday 4th December) and contactable by e-mail on email@example.com Any questions just send us an e-mail.
Obviously, if more snow arrives over night I will have to reassess the situation early tomorrow.
Thank you very much for eveyones support in making this a successful event.