Members

Meet some of our members

James Osborn

James Osborn

I've been a member of Durham Fell Runners since the beginning of 2015. I don't like to do much training but do enjoy a good race, especially a gnarly ultra. I particularly favours boggy conditions. DFR provides some great support with no end of people willing to head out into the hills, come rain, shine or blizzard.

Highlights from 2015 include 2nd in the Dales Trail series, 3rd in the North East Fell Running Champs, 8th in the Lakes in a Day and 31st in the Lakeland 50.

Gwynn Stokes

Gwynn Stokes

I joined DFR 2013 thought I was fit (not) but was made welcome, i don't race a lot but try to fit in a couple of long ones now and then.

Latest runs include the Marathon des Sable, the Bob Graham Round, U.T.L.D 100, Cape Wrath and the Spine Race

Andy Blackett

Andy Blackett Chairman and captain

I joined DFR as a novice fell runner at the end of 2010, with the support of members of the club I completed a Bob Graham Round in 2012 and became NE champion in 2013.

I regularly race in fell races both locally and in the Lake District. I come along to training most weeks.

Frances Berry

Frances Berry

I joined DFR in 2014 with zero fell running experience. I have always been made to feel welcome and included despite being at the sociable end of the field. Last year I entered a fell race most months and am always happy if I finish in the top half!

My favourite events are those that involve a bit of navigation so the Lake District Mountain Trial and mountain based orienteering events like the Capricorn in the Howgills. I also always really enjoy the weekend mountain marathon events like the Saunders and the RAB.

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