Fell Race Series 2018

Counting Races, Best 5 Count, Most 10km or less
  1. Wirksworth Incline CS – 22nd April 6.4k/208m
  2. Shining Tor AS – 16th May 10k/311m (M)
  3. Mount Famine AS – 19th May 8k/564m
  4. Calver Peak BS – 6th June 8k/275m (M)
  5. Accelerate Edale Race AS – 10th June 7.6k/402m (K)
  6. Kinder Trog BL – 24th June 25.7k/1064m
  7. Hope Wakes BS – 27th June 9.5k/451m (M)
  8. Great Hucklow BM – 1st July 10k/340m
  9. Stoney Middleton CS – 26th July 8.5k/200m (M)
  10. Hob Hursts Fell Race BS – 17th Aug 8k/256m (M)
  11. Barrel Inn BM – 28th August 10.4k/460m (M)
  12. Great Longstone BS – 7th September 7.7k/290m (M)

(K) denotes Kids Race also, (M) denotes Midweek

Italics = Steepness (1st letter, A=Steep, B=Less Steep, C=Quite Hilly) and Distance (2nd letter (S, M, L)

Race Details

Wirksworth Incline CS – 22nd 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 – 16th May (10K/311m) … 2016 series

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 – 19th 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

Calver Peak BS – 6th June (8K/275m)

Starting and finishing by the Derwentwater Arms in Calver, parking on roads nearby. A straight up, along a back down kind of race with great views. The climb is on a track, then through grassy fields and back down a grassy / rocky path to the village

Accelerate Edale Race AS – 10th 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

Kinder Trog BL – 24th June (25.7K/1064m)

For those wanting a bit more of a challenge. This is one of my favourites in the Peak District, a good length and in one of the most beautiful areas of the Peaks. Be aware you will need to carry a map in this one and be prepared to use it. A good and stunning introduction to the longer fell races.

Hope Wakes BS – 27th June (9.5K/451m)

One of the harder local fell races as it includes two not insignificant climbs! Starting opposite Hope College, the route contours to the bottom of Win Hill before taking the Bridleway (wide, non technical) across the ridgeline and down through the woods. It then traverses a fast woodland path for longer than you think before the wooded then heathery path to the summit of Win Hill. The views are stupendous if you get chance to look around before descending the fast and rocky then grassy path back to Hope. Link “http://www.hopefellrace.co.uk/

Great Hucklow BM – 1st July (10K/340m)

Great Hucklow may be a little further afield but is well worth the trip. This has no one major climb but instead is undulating throughout in a beautiful area. Parts of this race are on private land so can only be run on race day, make sure you don’t miss out! https://www.facebook.com/Great-Hucklow-Fell-Race-235251406506463/

Stoney Middleton CS – 26th July (8.5K/200m)

The race starts and finishes on the playing fields located a short distance beyond the Calver cross roads (left hand side when heading north). After a lap of the field the route exits to the north towards the Moon Pub before climbing steeply (on-road) along High Street for around a mile. The route then levels out following a lovely undulating track before turning for the wooded descent along Coombs Dale. Remember to save a little for the final, short climb just before the final descent to the finish. The route is well marshalled and isn’t too technical so very suitable for beginners. Prize giving and a BBQ usually takes place afterwards at the Moon afterwards

Hob Hursts Fell Race BS – 17th 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

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