Lowgill Sports Update.

Lowgill Sports is on Saturday commencing at 3pm. The BOFRA programme shows that there is only an Under 12, Under17 and Seniors race. The Lowgill Sports organisers have extended the fell race to include all the junior race categories.

This format of the event is very much like Killington Sports pay on entry, then entry to any competition is free.

This is a great afternoon out for families.

For further details please see the WEB site Lowgill Sports. or their Facebook Page

Hawkswick Car Parking, Registration and Start.

Car Parking, Registration and the Finish are all in the same field. The start will be just out on the road.

The cost of parking will be £2 per car a bargain!

The committee has provided a toilet at Hawkswick, please make a donation by the door when you use it to cover the cost of providing the next one at another race.

There are a number of the committee and helpers who are unable to attend this race to help, and there is a requirement for a number of road marshals. If you are going to the race and are able to help, please talk to Lee or someone on registration.

The photograph below shows a field with a building in the center. This is the location of car parking and registration.

Kettlewell Car Parking Proceeds

Car Parking at Kettlewell raised around £200. £100 was donated to Kettlewell Primary School. The rest will fund the provision of loos at Hawkswick and other races.

Kettlewell Car Parking, Registration and Start.

Parking will be in the field below the registration field.

Registration and the start have also been moved into this field
The cost of parking will be £2 per car a bargain compared to the main car park in Kettlewell.
Access to the car park is along the track on the left just before the bridge as you come into Kettlewell from Skipton.

The photograph below shows access to the car park through the gate.

Coniston Gullies Parking

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 will now be through the stile at the beginning of the original race route and along the wall.

Also there will be a German Film Crew filming the race, so if you missed your opportunity with BGT, then here is your chance to get on German TV.

Alva Games pre-entry and Trophies

Please could all trophy winners from last year's Alva Games please ensure their trophy is returned, before or on the day of the games. If you have a trophy and are not going to Alva please arrange for someone how is attending the games this year to return it for you.

Entry on the day is possible (you pay to enter the Games - £6 for adults £4 for youths but thereafter entry to the race is free) but for your name to appear in programme please pre-enter by supplying name, age group and home town not later than 30th June to BOFRA either through their Facebook page or by email to the BOFRA Secretary ( OR by email to the Games Secretary Telephone

Kirkby Gala Camping

Kirkby Gala Welcomes BOFRA Members – Saturday 24 June

BOFRA members will be made very welcome once again at Kirkby-in-Furness Gala weekend on the sports field (post code LA17 7TG).

Any members wishing to camp on the field may do so; there is no need to book in advance. This year we are charging £10 per family per night.

If you are staying the weekend and would like to play tennis, netball or basketball, you can do so free of charge if you bring your own equipment. (Book a slot as soon as you arrive in the box by the court gate – only book one hour at a time, please, to give everyone a chance.) (Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead or in your car throughout the time they are on the field.)

All the usual attractions will be available outside and in the marquee, including games of skill and strength, with prizes for the winners; children’s entertainer, bouncy castle, donkey rides etc. Something for all ages. Sunday 25th June (Gala Sunday): OPEN GARDENS: an opportunity to visit private gardens in three areas of Kirkby. Admission by programme (including map) from the Community Centre.

New this year: Gala Sunday, 10.15am in the marquee: “Community Praise” – an hour of non-denominational thanksgiving for the community - songs, prayers and readings – ALL WELCOME. Why not put the date in your diary now – we look forward to seeing you!

Final Race Details for Sedbergh

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

Please do not park on Busk Lane this is a condition set by the school who have given us permission to use the sports field.

All runners please ensure that you take on plenty of water and bring a drink for afterwards.
The nearest to 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 entry forms must be signed by a parent on the day.

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

Under 9s Race at Sedbergh

There have been a number of parents who have asked if there will be an under 9s race at Sedbergh Fell Race. With Sedbergh Gala not being held this year, and the race being organised by BOFRA. BOFRA will run an Under 9s race. This will be the first race of the day starting at 12 noon.

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.

Membership Applications

Please can you send in your applications to join BOFRA the fees are the same as last year.
Family £30
Senior £15
Junior £7

Application forms can be found here

Please do it NOW to ensure you are registered before the first race. Race numbers for member applications will not be posted out this year. They will be bought to the races where they can be collected on the day of your first race, and before you register for the race.

Changes to the 2017 Race Programme

There a a number of changes to the Race Programme which are listed below, but please always check the WEB site before you depart for a race to check for any last minute changes.

Due to none of the Senior Races starting at 1:00pm during the 2016 season, because of the juniors races taking longer and over running the 1:00pm senior race start time. The start time for Senior Races will change to 1:30pm. The will allow senior runners go through their pre-race routines closer to the start of their race. Senior Registration will now close at 1:15pm.

If the juniors races overrun the senior start time then the Senior Race will start 10 minutes following the completion of the last junior race. This is only applies races that are held by BOFRA and commence with Junior races at 12 Noon. The only exception to this is the Helm Hill race where junior race commences at 2pm and the Seniors Race will commence at 3:30pm

Sedbergh Gala has been cancelled for 2017 it may be held in 2018. For this year Sedbergh will revert to a BOFRA Championship Race starting at 12 Noon. The start will be in the Gala Show field but to secure this location the committee has had to bring the race forward to the 7th May.

Malham Charity Relays has been moved to Sunday 21st May starting at 11:30am.

Farleton Knott has been move to a week later to the 6th August. This race used to be on the Sunday following Amble side Sports. By moving it a week later it allows more time for preparing the route.

BOFRA Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting was held on the 26th February at Ingleton Ex-Servicemens Club

The minutes from the meeting can be found here