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.
Snowy weather has hit the Gravy Pud route, but currently the race is on. The course, parking and general conditions will be assessed on Friday evening and Saturday morning when a final decission will be made about the running of the race. Weather reports are talking about rain and thawing of snow come late Friday, but obviously this will be assessed in a few days.
Details of the race will be posted on this site and on the Fellrunner Forum. Please pass this update on to others who you think might be planning on coming along to support the race.
The safety of the athletes and marshalls is our main concern and we will not knowingly comprimise the safety of anyone. More details to follow. Please check back in the next few days.
With only 14 days left till the eagerly awaited Gravy Pud Fell Race the race organisers have decided that this years proceeds from the race will be donated to ‘Jade’s Wheels’. Jade’s Wheels is raining funds to help buy Jade a much needed sports wheel chair so she can continue to participate in sporting events and to realise her draem of aiming for the paraolympic games. Jade was born with spina bifida, but hasn’t stopped her achieving all this!
2009 DSE Junior Nationals:
Gold for Wheelchair Slalom, Bronze for Javelin
2010 DSE Junior Nationals:
Gold for Wheelchair Slalom, Silver for Javelin ( Wrong Group for new Paralympic System, Should have been Gold)
2010 Tameside Best Disabled Sports Achiever Award.
So, the more people that run and race the Gravy Pud, the more money we will be able to raise between us all for Jades Wheels!
Race day is Sunday 5th December, 5 mile Fell Race from Bulls Head, Tintwistle. Registration opens at 9.45am. Please car share where at all possible and park mindfully of locals.
A new thread for this year’s Gravy Pud Fell race has been started on the Fellrunners Forum. To see what people are saying about the race or to ask others a question about the race visit this link.
5m/1000′ Category BS, PM
£4 pre-entry or entry on the day. Teams of 3. Over 16 on day of race. Entry opens at 10am from The Bulls Head Pub.
Race HQ – The Bulls Head. Old Rd, Tintwistle, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 1JY. GR024973
Records, Gareth Raven 33:59 – Christine Howard 41:08.
Details, Andi Jones, 9 Calico Crescent, Staylbridge, SK15 3FL. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome back to the new home for northernboyslovegravy. Details of our next events will be up soon as well as results of our past races.