Category Archives: Aaron Gourley

Pen-Y-Ghent Ultra

Pen-Y-Ghent, Saturday, October 19, 2019


Aaron Gourley

The growth of ultra marathon running has been nothing short of spectacular in the last few years. If you’ve not tried one, I would encourage you to give it a go – don’t be scared!  But this growth has meant, and this includes races of all distances in general, that they are getting bigger, often … Continue reading Pen-Y-Ghent Ultra

Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race

Lake District, Saturday, May 18, 2019


Aaron Gourley

I’ve wanted to run Fairfield Horseshoe for many years but just never got around to doing it but a very last-minute decision to go camping in the Lake District meant I might have a chance this year. However, unlike many of the other fell races, although many are going the same way, this was pre-entry … Continue reading Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race

Newlands Memorial Fell Race

Stair, Newlands Valley, Lake District, Saturday, April 20, 2019

AM / 18.5km / 1100 m

Aaron Gourley

Formally known as the Anniversary Waltz, this race is now hosted by Cumberland Fell Runners following the sad passing of former organiser, Steve Cliff in 2018 who set up the race to commemorate his wedding to wife Wynn at Newlands Church in 1996. This race, along with its angry sibling, Teenager With Altitude (TWA) is … Continue reading Newlands Memorial Fell Race

Tour de Helvellyn

Askham, Lake District, Saturday, December 15, 2018

38 miles (shortened route 27 miles)

Aaron Gourley

The warmth of the village hall was soon forgotten as I headed out the door and into the morning darkness for the start of the Tour de Helvellyn. The weather forecast had been the subject of much debate the previous day on Facebook between the small group of Striders that were due to take part … Continue reading Tour de Helvellyn

Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon

Jedburgh, Saturday, October 27, 2018

38 miles

Aaron Gourley

This is a race I’d had my eye on for a number of years but never seemed to get round to entering. This year, with me being home alone as the family went away on holiday, it fell perfectly for me to run the race then have time to get home, changed and be back … Continue reading Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon

Steel Fell Race 2018

Lake District, Wednesday, August 8, 2018

AS / 3 miles / 400 metres

Aaron Gourley

So the previous Saturday I’d timed out at Borrowdale Fell Race. On Tuesday, after a few days of rest (I was on holiday after all) and cursing my: a) navigation mistake; and, b) my climbing ability, I decided to go out for a run-up and down Skiddaw – as you do. On Wednesday evening, after … Continue reading Steel Fell Race 2018

Skiddaw Fell Race 2018

Keswick, Sunday, July 1, 2018

15.4km/961.6m (9.6miles/2700ft)

Aaron Gourley

It was hot when I arrived at Keswick football club on Sunday morning – the type of heat you expect when you step off the plane upon arriving at your summer holiday destination. Stepping out of the air-conditioned car made it feel even more intense. I’d arrived with the family in tow so they set … Continue reading Skiddaw Fell Race 2018