Fell Race Series 2019

** New for 2019 – Inter Club Competition Belper vs Ripley **

We’re upping the ante this year, all races will not only count for our own club series but also for an inter club series with Ripley. The scoring for this inter club series will be very similar to how we score our own. The first back from both teams will get 6 points, the second 5 and so on until we get to 1, everyone after that will get a point

Counting Races, Best 5 Count, Most 10km or less
  1. 17th March – Wolf’s Pit (weekend)
  2. 14th April – Peat Pits Wood (weekend)
  3. 28th April – Wirksworth Incline (weekend)
  4. 15th May – Shining Tor (midweek)
  5. 18th May Mount Famine  (weekend)
  6. 9th June – Accelerate Edale Race (weekend & Kids)
  7. 15th June – Cromford Killer (weekend)
  8. 29th June – Chrome Hill (weekend)
  9. 10th July – Black Rocks (midweek)
  10. 25th July – Brassington (midweek)
  11. 16th August – Hob Hurst, Beeley (midweek)
  12. 27th August – Barrel Inn, Eyam (midweek)
  13. 6th September – Great Longstone (midweek, Friday)
  14. 28th September – Fell ‘n’ Back (weekend)
Race Details

Wolfs Pit – Details pending

Peat Pits Wood 1 – Sunday 14th April 4.7km/106m BS

One of David Denton’s local fell races and is right on our doorstep. If you’ve been meaning to give fell running ago but not sure which race to go for, this is the one! It’s all on paths through woodland and there will be junior races on as well.

Wirksworth Incline CS – 28th April (6.4K/208m)

A short and sharp race right on our door step! The wirksworth incline is nice little local one which is suitable for beginners, in fact if you’ve never done a fell race before then this one is perfect for you to give fell running a try. A good taster but nothing too difficult and so close to home.

Shining Tor AS – 15th May (10K/311m)

Starting and finishing at Errwood Sailing Club in the stunning Goyt Valley. This is a challenging but beautiful route. There is a bit of travelling involved as it is further out than the other races within this series, but it’s well worth the trip out. You will not be disappointed. This race is £6 pre entry and £7 entry on day so it may be worth getting entered sooner rather than later

Mount Famine AS – 18th May (8K/564m)

Registration at the Hayfield scout hut. Although one of the harder races in the series it is well worth the effort and not an experience you’re likely to forget! There is a mental start, a lovely ridge and I would definitely advice saving some energy for later on. Link

Accelerate Edale Race AS – 9th June (7.6K/402m)

Run as part of the family friendly day out which is the Country day so if sheep shearing is your thing – you’re in luck! This race starts at the bottom of Ringing Roger with a zigzag path climb before moving to peat and gritstone rocks around the flanks of Kinder Scout. The descent from Grindslow knoll offers a choice – zigzag path or the more direct (but tussocky) grass? This is a classic local fell race – up around and down and to make it better you finish in the middle of the Country Day field with a beer tent on hand! More details on the route and profile on Alans blog

Cromford Killer – Saturday 16th June 3.5 miles, 660ft

A very low key and friendly race which is just down the road. This race is part of the celebrating Cromford village fair, starting from the local primary school. A good little race for those new to fell running but also a good challenge for the more experienced.

Chrome Hill – Saturday 29th June including Village Fete

This is a realy gem tucked away in a super quiet corner of the Peak District just north of Hartington. Although short, it’s packs a small punch so don’t go underprepared!

Black Rocks – 10th July, Cromford Meadows

An innocuous start along the canal before the only climb of the race… up the incline and up to the Black Rocks Trig point. A simple out n back race retracing your steps down the incline and along the canal. Lovely and local and not too hard – ideal for newbies.

Brassington Fell Race – Thursday 25th July, 8k 200m CS (M)

The race starts and finishes in the village outside the old gate inn pub, part of the village wakes week, very suitable for beginners. The route climbs upto the high peak trail before descending through Carsington pastures down to Carsington village, and finally back over the rolling green hills back to the pretty village of Brassington, were you can enjoy a drink and something from the bbq.

Hob Hursts Fell Race BS – 16th August (8K/256m)

Hob Hurst’s Fell Race is a brand new but traditional fell race coming to the Peak District this summer. Starting and finishing at Duke’s Barn on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, the race will climb up through Hell Bank Plantation and across the high moorland to reach the historic Hob Hurst’s House. Competitors will then enjoy a long and fast descent back to the village via Beeley Hill top. Info here

Barrel Inn BM – 28th August (10.4K/460m)

Starts and finishes in the historic ‘Plague’ village of Eyam. Starts with a vicious climb out of Eyam up to Sir William Hill and over towards Abney Moor, Once there you are rewarded with arguably one of the best views of the Peak District. No time for sightseeing though as you turn right and plummet down through Abney Moor, around a marshall and back up through the lovely heather towards William Hill again. The route then takes you down through a lovely wooded section before you emerge back in Eyam.  A cracking race for all abilities. http://eyamsports.nfshost.com/Barrel_Fell_Race.htm

Great Longstone BS – 7th September (7.7K/290m)

A relatively short race which takes in the beautiful Longstone edge, the views in this race are stunning. As this is generally more runnable than some it is a good one for beginners or for testing your speed on the hills. Prices are given out by Roy Hattersley at the end

Fell n Back fell race – Saturday 28th September, 20k / 730m BL

A fantastic race that raises money for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. The route crosses over Axe Edge Moor, down to Wildboarclough, before climbing back upto the Cat & Fiddle and then a final push through the scenic Goyts Moss Valley. A tough testing but still managable race for those still new to fell running.

Rules & What you Need to Know

New to Fell Racing ? :: Well, check out our “Fell Races” page under the Race menu above – all the info you need there including a full Peak District Race Diary for the coming year.

Scoring :: The scoring for the series will be a points based system, with the first male and female harriers getting 10 points, second 9 points and so on. Should we get more than 10 male or female entries then 10th place and any placings after that will all get 1 point, so you are guaranteed a point just for turning up!

Your top 5 scores will count for your final placing in the series however you don’t need to complete 5 races to be counted, you will still be counted if you’ve only done 1 race (just limited on points). In the event of a tie the decider will be the cumulative times of the races which both runners in the tie have entered

Series Latest Results

Previous Winners

2018 Female : Ruth (followed by)

2018 Male : Ed James (followed by Andy Stubbs)

2017 Male : Ed James (followed by Dave Horton, Ian Adkin)

2017 Ladies : Ruth (followed by Helen James, Sarah Holmes)

2016 : Ed James & Ruth Keeley