Pennine Soaring Club Awards 2023

By Carl Fairhurst on  February 14, 2024 14:55

The awards for the 2023 season were awarded at the well attended AGM. The winners are as follows:

Paraglider Pilot Improvement Award

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Ed Knowles


Matt Baird

(not present)

First 25km XC Flight

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Ed Knowles

33km flight from Parlick on 9th July 2023

First 50km XC Flight

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Scott O’Neil

53.9km flight from Parlick on 9th July 2023 

PSC League Overall

PSC League Sport

Best XC Flight from Pennine Site

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Phil Wallbank

124km flight from Parlick on 16th June 2023

Loop League

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Paul Winterbottom

Best Local Flight

PSC League Fun Class

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John Murphy

29.84km FAI triangle on the 7th April 2023

Representing the Club – National

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Elliot Brown

1st place in Buttermere Bash Lakeland Charity Open B comp. and 1st place in LCC B comp.

Representing the club – International


John Oliver

British sports, St-Jean-Montclar: 1st in Reynolds, 4th overall

British champs: 1st in Reynolds, 3rd in Sports,16th Brit, 52th overall.

Most chuffed about been first sports on one of the task's and been in sight of the leaders.

World Civl rank 1318, UK Civl rank 48

Retrieve Award

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Brian Stewart

Retrieve from Tebay for Jim and John

Club Award

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Neil Charles

Creating the Wind at Altitude app

Club Award

Paul Redman on behalf of MRT (not present)

For their assistance involving an incident at Parlick

Bent Upright

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Andrew Clegg

For best tent landing!

William Marshall Trophy for Services to the Club

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Simon Scott

For services as chairman

Special Lifetime Achievement Award

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John Murphy

For 27 years dedicated service to the club committee

X - Dales '21 Challenge

By Carl Fairhurst on  August 13, 2021 10:17

The X - Dales '21 Challenge will run over the extended weekend of the 10,11,12th September to coincide with the DHPC social event.  All the relevant details relating to entry, format, rules, safety, task, and scoring etc are available via the link below. New information may be added as necessary.

For more details, go to

Club Awards 2021

By Carl Fairhurst on  February 21, 2021 15:08

Congratulations to the following award winners for 2021.

Pilot Improvement Award

PG Pilot Improvement Award: Tamas Merk

PG Pilot Improvement Award: Emma Wrathall

HG Pilot Improvement Award: Doug Neill

Newcomer Award PG

Newcomer Award: Hannah Price
Newcomer Award: John Pomfret

Local Flight Award

Best Local Flight Jim Ashley

Best Flight

Best XC Flight from a Pennine Site: Jacob

Loop League Winner

Loop League: Brian Stewart

Fun Class League Winner

PSC Fun Class: Jacob Cleverley

Sport Class and Overall League Winner

PSC League Overall: Phil Wallbank

Retrieve Award

Retrieve Award: Lynda Baillie

Representing the Club

Representing the Club: Barry John Sayer

The William Marshall Trophy

William Marshall Trophy for Services to the Club: Paul Redman

Bent Upright Award

Bent Upright: Graham Jones

Congratulations to all award winners.

Northern Challenge Series 2021

By Carl Fairhurst on  February 9, 2021 11:39

All 2021 tasks for the Northern Series (Main and Hike & Fly) now available at

To save you looking for the changes. They are

* A new Stags task

* A changed Murton task

* A new, later start date 1st March due to Covid. ALL BHPA or Club directives over-ride this.

* A new EN C and below award. Glider rating required when you enter a flight and displayed.

* Scoring algorithm and rules remain the same. ALL individual club rules apply to all sites on which a task is based.

For more information see