Fell Racing

Fell Race Championship 2020

So another year another bunch of exciting Fell races to look forward to! I decided to join the Fell Runners Association (thanks Mum for the Christmas present) recently and thought this might make compiling the list a tad quicker and easier but it just proved harder to choose between so many great races listed in the book. I’d highly recommend joining if you enjoy the fells – their handbook is useful and their quality textured magazine is  joy to read (and great to see some of our own club members in the results section). A bargain membership at £16 a year…put in on your birthday list 🙂

Onto the races. The first event at the end of March needs your attention NOW as it is by online advance entry and is the first of the 3 county champs races. All details including rules and race info can be found on the Notts AAA website. Entry for race one is open and can be found at www.fabian4.co.uk. Great to see so many HPRC entries already! Details of the other races will follow in Running Free the month before they occur but I hope you will try and make it to some of them as the more the merrier! Opportunities for a camping and pub trip can be made around the Castleton Fell race where a few of us have stayed up in Castleton after the race at a nearby campsite. There’s also another Lakeland short race in the summer holidays –  perfect for a weekend away and chance to explore the Lakes.

The observant of you will be wondering what the significance of the two ** are in the below list. These are a couple of the races which the FRA have chosen in their 50@50 races in 2020 to celebrate the FRA’s 50th anniversary. There is a whole separate competition being run by the FRA with points similar to the Parkrun challenge for people wishing to partake in their own challenge. It doesn’t affect our own club champs. Here’s how our club champs work:

There is a separate championship for men and women.
The first club finisher in each race will receive 4 points, the second finisher 3 points and the third finisher 2 points. All other finishers will receive 1 point.
The best 8 races for each member will count towards the total score.
In the event of a points tie the longer races will score higher.

Finally thanks to Keith Jamieson for uploading the previous years’ Fell results winners. These can be found on the club website under the Fell section along with details of FRA mandatory kit requirements and the rules of the club champs.

Happy Fell running!
Ruth
Take a look at the Fell Runners Association site calendar for full details of each race.

Race name Date & time Category & distance Location
Wolfspit (first county champs) Sun 29 March 11am PRE-ENTRY AS. 9km/450m Bamford
Burbage Skyline ** Tues 12 May PRE-ENTRY 7.30pm BS. 9.1km/300m Longshaw Estate
Calver Peak Wed 3 June 7.30pm £5 BS. 8km/275m Calver
Castleton Fri 5 June 7.30pm £5 BM. 10.8km/458m Castleton
Tansley Hills Thursday 18 June 18.40 BS. 9.1km/360m DE4 5FH
Chrome Hill (2nd county champs) Saturday 27 June 2pm BS. 6.4km/213m Hollinsclough
Chevvy Chase** Saturday 4 July 10.30am PRE-ENTRY BL. 32.2km/1220m Wooler
Lakeland Country Fair Sunday 16 August 2.30pm AS. 9km/705m Torver, Lakes
Longshaw Sheepdog  (3rd county ch race) Sat 5 September 10.30am £5 BS. 8.6km/320m Longshaw
Groovy Kinder Love Saturday 12 11amSeptember £8 AL. 25km/1350m Hayfield
Curbar Commotion ** Saturday 3 October 10am £8 PRE ENTRY/£10 on day BM. 16km/415m Curbar Primary school
Baslow Bolt Saturday 28 November 10am £7 PRE ENTRY/£8 on day BM. 12km/400m Baslow

You should also be prepared to carry the full mandatory kit if required.

  • Full Body Cover; waterproof cagoule with hood, FULL length waterproof bottoms, with taped seams
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Map of the course
  • Compass
  • Whistle

Scoring

There is a separate championship for men and women.

The first club finisher in each race will receive 4 points, the second finisher 3 points and the third finisher 2 points. All other finishers will receive 1 point.

The best 8 races for each member will count towards the total score.

In the event of a points tie the longer races will score higher.

Past winners

Notts Fell Champs 2020

Information awaited.

See the Notts AAA Fell Running page for more details.