BOFRA News

Lowgill Sports - Details

Lowgill Sports is a new event on the BOFRA calendar and a BOFRA Championship fell race for 2018. It is a traditional country sports, so as well as the fell race there are a host of other activities which make for an entertaining afternoon/evening.

Entry is £3 for adults and 50p for children, with no additional charge for the fell races, so quite a bargain compared to some shows and sports.

There is free parking in the field which is open from 3pm. There are children’s sports from 3.30pm and registration for the fell race will also open at 3,30pm, with the children’s fell races at 4.30pm. Senior fell race is 6pm. Entries for the fell races close 30 mins before each event.

For more info look at the BOFRA webpage which has maps for the fell race and also the sports own website.


Coniston Gullies - Allow plenty of journey time

Please note that Coniston Trails Marathon and Half Marathon will be taking place around Coniston Lake on Sunday. So please allow a little extra time as their may be congestion due to additional traffic and runners crossing roads, etc.

The start and finish for the trail events are at Coniston Old Hall so hopefully will not impact our parking, and they should have cleared the part of their course which overlaps with ours, by the time of our races.

However it's best to be prepared.


Coniston Gullies Parking and Registration

Parking for the Coniston Gullies Race.  Parking will be in the school grounds at the John Ruskin School, Lake Road Coniston. Cost of parking will £3 per car, a bargain considering the local car parks are charging £1.80 for an hour.

Please do not park on the road up to the Gullies, because it makes access difficult for the residents living up the road, and makes us and the association very unpopular with them and the locals.

Race registration will be in the school grounds and all competitors and spectators MUST walk to the start. Please allow 10-15 minutes to get to the start. The start is through the stile at the beginning of the original race route and along the wall.

Also if its a fine and warm day, many of us will go down to the lake afterwards for a barbecue



Race Details for Sedbergh

Please do not bring dogs onto the sports field.
If you have a dog on other parts of the course please ensure it is on a lead at all times, IT IS THE LAMBING SEASON !!!

All runners please ensure that you take on plenty of water and bring a drink for afterwards.
The nearest toilets to the sports field are in the village centre, next to the car park.

Parents must not run alongside or pace their children whilst they are racing, ignoring this may lead to your child's disqualification.

All junior entry forms must be signed by a parent on the day.

There will be a raffle, any prize donations will be gratefully received.

First race will be the Under 9s and starts at 12 noon sharp. Registration will open at approximately 11:00am.

Please note that the Senior's Race will not start before 1:30pm.




Membership Applications, Membership Packs and Race Number Collection

Race numbers for member applications have not be posted out this year. They will be bought to Sedbergh Fell Race and Coniston Gullies where they can be collected, on the day of the race.

Please get there early to collect your membership pack, also please ensure it is collected before you register for the race.

If you have still not sent in your membership application then BOFRA will accept membership applications on the day of the race. If you do apply for membership on the day of a race, you must ensure that you submit the application and receive your membership/race number before you register for the race.

You can only be awarded championship points for championship races you run after your membership application has been accepted.




Race fees and prize money

Following on from discussions at this years AGM it has been decided to increase race fees to £5 for Seniors and £2 for juniors in line with what many other races now charge. This has allowed us to increase the prize money at races BOFRA organises. Below is the currently proposed prize schedule.

Prize Money 2018 BOFRA organised races (excluding shows which set their own prizes)
Race Category 1st 2nd 3rd
Seniors £40 £25 £15
Vets, in each category £15
U17 £10 £8 £6
U14 £8 £6 £4
U12 Trophies down to 5th place
U9 Trophies down to 5th place

Prizes are equal for male and female




New Chairman

Following this years AGM at the Craven Heifer in Ingleton Su Thompson has been elected as Chairman for 2018 and Pauline Scholes as Vice Chairman. BOFRA would like to extend its thanks to Lee Marshall and Tracy Strong who both stepped down from their positions at this years meeting. Estelle Willis will be taking over the roll of Secretary for the coming year, thanks to Judith Marshall for holding this position last year. A number of others have also joined the committee for 2018, see the contact page for more details.

BOFRA AGM

The BOFRA AGM will be held on Sunday 25th February 2018, starting 3pm at the Craven Heifer, Ingleton LA6 3HG. All welcome.