About Fran

Head haggis, Fran Blackett; mum, fell runner, lover of maps, hills and mountains. I am based in County Durham and I am a member of Durham Fell Runners. In 2022, I gained my LiRF and set up a weekly ladies night club session. I hold an ITC Outdoor First Aid certificate and in April 2024, I my EA CiRF (coach in running fitness) qualification.

I have had a lifelong passion for the outdoors and have been fell running and competing in navigation events for the past ten years. Navigation events are my favourite discipline and I am keen to share the skills needed to participate in these competitions and give people the confidence to participate in traditional fell races.

April-24NAV4 organised Lakes Mountain 40
Mar-24England’s Longest Line
Feb-24The Lunar Round
Dec-23Ullswater Way
Oct-2354th OMM, Snowdonia, Long Score
Sept-23Lake District Mountain Trial (LDMT), Eskdale (DNF)
Jul-23Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon (SLMM), Coniston, Carrock Fell course
Jun-23OMM Lite Festival, Grasmere, Short Score
April-23Harvey Howgills Tops round
Oct-2253rd OMM, Langdale, A Class (DNF)
Sept-22LDMT, St John’s in the Vale, Medium course
Aug-22Kong Scottish Mountain Marathon, Arran, B course
Jul-22SLMM, Eskdale, Kirk Fell class
Aug-21Durham Fell Runners continuous relay of The Wainwrights
Jul-21SLMM, Honister, Kirk Fell class
May-2140@40, a self designed route to celebrate turning 40.
Jan-20Marmot Dark Mountains, Snowdonia, Short Score
Sept-19ROC Mountain Marathon, Lowther hills, Short Score
Sept-19LDMT, Langdale, Short course
2016-2019Maternity leave!
Sept-15RAB Mountain Marathon, Snowdonia, Short Score
Sept-15LDMT, Borrowdale, Short course
Aug-15GR20, Corsica
Jul-15SLMM, Torver, Harter Fell class
Sept-14RAB Mountain Marathon, Eastern Lakes, Short Score
Sept-14LDMT, Patterdale, Short course
Jul-14SLMM, Deepdale, Harter Fell class