Latest - updated 7 August 2022
Update for the Fell champs after Parwich Panoramic.
Current standings (remember lowest score is best)
Full details here:
Email your finish time or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rules below.
The Fell Running Championship is open to all members (subject to minimum age limits on certain races). However, all who plan to take part should be aware that fell running is significantly more hazardous than road running, and some of the races in the championship will require specific equipment (waterproof full body cover, hat, gloves, map, whistle, compass) to be carried, and the ability to use a map and compass to navigate will be important should a race be held in poor weather/visibility. This is particularly the case on the longer races where the field can take different routes between checkpoints, and you may not have a line of other runners to follow.
See Requirements for Runners for more guidance.
That said, there are plenty of runners in the club who regularly take part in fell races, and we will be more than happy to offer advice on kit and/or navigation.
The races have been selected to give as many runners a possible the chance to compete. There are races in every category which are easier and more suitable for fell running novices, and I will be happy to advise on the suitability of races if asked.
Further details of all races, can be found on the excellent Fell Runners Association (FRA) website http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races
Fell races are all categorised by severity of the terrain and the amount of height gain (A, B or C) and by length (S, M or L), with AL generally being the hardest, longest races, and CS the shortest, easiest. See the FRA Safety Rules (link above) for a full explanation.
Some races require Pre-Entry (PE), and some are traditional Enter on the Day events (EOD). If there is an option it is usually a bit cheaper to pre-enter, and it guarantees you a place. Keep an eye on the FRA website, as pre-entry is becoming more and more common.
2022 Championship Races - Short
|Wednesday||04/05/22||Rainow 5 – BS||PE/EOD||5.0m||751ft|
|Saturday||21/05/22||Mount Famine – AS||PE||5.0m||1850ft|
|Thursday||02/06/22||Bamford Sheepdog Trials – BS||EOD||4.5m||1001ft|
|Saturday||11/06/22||Wincle Trout Run – BS||PE||5.9m||1050ft|
|Tuesday||21/06/22||Riber Run – BS||EOD||4.2m||1001ft|
|Wednesday||29/06/22||DCRO Dash – BS||PE||5.3m||1263ft|
|Wednesday||13/07/22||Black Rocks – BS||PE||5.6m||820ft|
|Thursday||21/07/22||Sheldon – BS||EOD||4.0m||531ft|
|Thursday||28/07/22||Brassington – BS||PE||5.6m||1050ft|
|Tuesday||02/08/22||Parwich Panoramic 5 – CS||EOD||5.3m||656ft|
|Thursday||11/08/22||Ricky’s Race - BS||PE||4.5m||787ft|
|Friday||26/08/22||Date Change Weaver Hills Race – AS||PE||2.2m||659ft|
|Saturday||02/04/22||Chicken Run – BM||PE/EOD||8.3m||1421ft|
|Sunday||19/06/22||Date Change Passing Clouds – BM||EOD||9.8m||1854ft|
|Sunday||26/06/22||Bakewell Pudding Race – CM||EOD||6.5m||656ft|
|Sunday||21/08/22||Crowden Horseshoe – BM||PE||8.0m||1699ft|
|Tuesday||30/08/22||Eyam - Barrel Inn – BM (or BS?)||PE||6.5m||1509ft|
|Saturday||01/10/22||Curbar Commotion – BM||PE/EOD||9.9m||1362ft|
|Sunday||TBC||Wirksworth Undulator – BM||PE||8.4m||1260ft|
|Sunday||13/11/20||Leg it Round Lathkil – BM||PE/EOD||7.1m||951ft|
|Sunday||27/03/22||Edale Skyline - AL||PE||21.1m||4505ft|
|Sunday||26/06/22||Kinder Trog – BL||EOD||15.5m||3050ft|
|Sunday||24/07/22||Holme Moss – AL||PE/EOD||17.7m||4314ft|
|Saturday||10/09/22||Groovy Kinder Love – AL||PE/EOD||15.2m||4232ft|
|Sunday||23/10/22||Windgather – BL||PE/EOD||13.5m||2500ft|
|Sunday||13/11/22||Roaches – BL||EOD||15.0m||3701ft|
All runners in the main championship must complete a minimum number of races in all 3 length categories as below:
- Short best 4 races from 12
- Medium best 2 races from 8
- Long best 1 race from 6
The Novices Championship will be decided on results in Short and Medium races only.
- Points are awarded based on overall finishing position in the race. i.e. if you come in 47th place in a field of 120 starters, then you score (47/120) x100 = 39 points.
- You can do as many of the races as you like, so long as the minimum requirements are met, and your best scores in each category (S,M,L) will count.
- The winner will be the runner with the lowest total from their best 4 Short, 2 Medium, and 1 Long race. (4 Short, 2 Medium for novices)
- There will be a Male & Female category in both the main championship and the novices championship.
- Runners must enter races as Ashbourne RC runners.
- Dave Patrick will administer the Championship but may not be at all races. It is the members own responsibility to inform the administrator that they have taken part in races and provide information on the results if required.
- I have done my best to make sure that all the details are correct, but I’m not infallible. Please make sure you check at least the FRA website when planning your events.
- The ‘Novices Championship’ will be decided, for both Male and Female runners, based on Short and Medium races only.
- The idea of this is to encourage more club runners to participate in fell races and the fell race championship without the need to be able to complete a challenging long race to qualify for a championship position.
- Separate trophies will be awarded for the Novices Championship.
- For the purposes of the Fell Championship, a ‘Novice’ is defined as a runner who has not completed more than 8 fell races previously. Experienced road runners may be excluded if the Championship Organiser feels that they are not novices in the spirit of the meaning.
- Previous winners of the novice championship will not be eligible for the award the following year.
- Eligibility is at the discretion of the Championship Organiser.