FROM INDIA NOVEMBER 2023
1: Good morning from southern India where we are both having various treatments, and both are feeling much better. In fact, my breathing is such that I can walk up two flights of stairs without having to stop to take in oxygen…..might even try a mini fell race before my time comes.
Talking of fell races, after missing getting my races into the FRA Handbook 2023, everything has been arranged through the Association and the dates are as follows :
PEAT PIT WOODS 1 FELL RACE – SUNDAY 31 MARCH 11am
PEAT PIT WOODS 2 FELL RACE - SUNDAY 12 MAY 11.30am
BLUEBELL 1 FELL RACE - SUNDAY 17 MARCH 10am
BLUEBELL 2 FELL RACE - THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 7.30pm
BLUEBELL 3 FELL RACE - FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 6.15pm
As many of you are members of running clubs, we would ask that consideration be given to featuring one or more of the events in your club’s internal fell championships.
The races have always been friendly and enjoyable and are not too difficult with NO serious climbs as you may get in events in the Peak District, Scotland etc.
Being here in Kerala and seeing the difference that YOU, through your entry to our events, have made for countless families. Thank you and hoping to see you soon.
For the road runners amongst you, the next Derby Midweek Races will be held on Wednesday 22 November from 7pm. Details are on www.runningwithdavid.com.
2: Here are the dates for the 2024 TOUR of the DERWENT VALLEY back on the running calendar after a couple of years : FRIDAY 24 to MONDAY 27 MAY 2024. It is likely that the venues will remain unchanged but we are planning to review, and possibly change some of the courses..