Races

Summer League Races

  • Derby Runner league formerly the Booth Decorators League
  • Start 730pm (first race is normally 715pm due to daylight)
  • 4-5 miles
  • Road and trail
  • Road shoes will normally be ok but could be muddy after rain
  • Club Vests Mandatory
  • Free to club members
  • Non members cannot race sadly
  • up to 400 runners
  • Full results service
  • First 7 members from each club “count”
  • Just turn up with your club vest and race. Very simple format!
  • No registration required
  • For Dates and locations visit the club calendar
  • There is just one race with men, women and younger runners all in the same race.

** NOTE that Club vests are mandatory** Check out Club Shop


Winter League Races

  • Booth Decorators League
  • Always on Sundays
  • Cross Country, so as grippy trainers as you’ve got!
  • Club Gazebo
  • Club post race Cakes, Soup and Hot Drinks
  • Start 11am
  • 4-5 miles
  • As grippy shoes as you’ve got are recommended!
  • Muddy Fields, some stream crossings, some hills
  • Club Vests Mandatory
  • Free to club members
  • Non members cannot race sadly
  • up to 200 runners
  • Full results service
  • NEW! First 10 men and 5 ladies from each club “count”
  • Just turn up with your club vest and race. Very simple format!
  • No registration required
  • There is just one race with men, women and younger runners all in the same race
  • For Dates and locations visit the club calendar

** NOTE that Club vests are mandatory** Check out Club Shop


Fell Races

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Burbage Skyline fell race 2015,  Photo : Mick Wall

Where Do I Start??

We have a very own Fell Race Summer Series in the club so take a look at that and put some in your diary. We will advertise these on Facebook and encourage lift share. If they aren’t too far away, we’ll have a drink in the pub after. All races are in the club calendar which is on the main menu above.

Fell Race Series 2018

Fell Race Series 2019 – Belper vs Ripley!

Kit

  • Shoes – A good pair of fell shoes will be your most important piece of kit – everyday road shoes simply won’t cut it but Trail Shoes should be fine. Shoes that sport a lower heel (reducing the risk of turning an ankle), have large studs on the sole (adding grip) and a snug-fitting upper. Walsh and Inov-8 are two of the most popular brands: expect to pay between £50 and £80 for a mid-range pair.
  • Waterproofs – A lot of the non Summer races (or lakes over high fells) stipulate full waterproof kit as mandatory. That means fully waterproof jackets and trousers with taped seams. Inov8 and Montane are two great brands to start with.
  • Club Vests – Not Mandatory but recommended as it’s a good advert for the club, it’s normally hot and everyone else wears theirs!
  • Membership of the FRA – It is not mandatory that you join the Fell Runners Association, but please be aware of it’s presence. It is the body which governs the sport and often struggles with ill equipped runners biting off more than they can chew when the weather gets tough. Please be fully responsible for yourself

Difficulty & Abbreviations

  • Hillyness (yes that’s a word!)
    • Cat A – over 250ft climb per mile, and no more than 20% of total on road
    • Cat B– over 125ft climb per mile, and no more than 30% of total on road
    • Cat C – over 100ft climb per mile, and no more than 40% of total on road
  • Length
    • Short (S) Under six miles (9.6K) in length.
    • Medium (M) Between six and 12 miles (19.3K) in length.
    • Long (L) More than 12 miles in length
  • Other Abbreviations in races
    • NS (navigation skills required)
    • LK (local knowledge an advantage)
    • ER (experience required)

New Member Fell Race Testimonials

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Masson Fay
Masson Danielle
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4. Belper Harriers Club Champs

The Belper Harriers Annual Club Champs is a series of events collated into a points system to which we award the winners a trophy each year at our December Awards night. We aim to cover popular local races which the club will often be attending anyway. The emphasis in on Road and Trail. We have our own separate fell series – see menu above for info. During the year we will provide a regularly updated leader board and notify club members on when bookings open for certain (limited entrant) events.

How it works : Best 6 Results to Count!

  • All results from those races will be collated each runner’s best six scores will be counted
  • Race times will be converted into scores based on the winning time for each race, and dependent on a runner’s age and gender.
  • Races will only count when entered as a Belper Harrier, so second claim members may not be eligible.
  • We would encourage members to wear their Harriers vests in all Championship races.

Any race queries please contact helen.morley@Rolls-Royce.com

2019 Races Date Distance
Wilmont Wander January approx 30 miles
Stamford 30k Feb approx 18 miles
Ashby 20 March 20 miles
Nottingham 20 March 20 miles
BDL RR1 Trevesal April approx 5m
Derby 10k April 10k
BDL RR2 Ilkeston May approx 5m
Belper 10:20 Cliff Race May TBC
White Peak Half May 13.1
White Peak Full May 26.2
Hairy Helmet June 2m
Ramathon June 13.1m
BDL Denby June approx 5m
BDL RR4 Carsington July approx 5m
Crich Monument Race July approx 7m
Tara Kinder Memorial July 10k
BDL RR5 Shipley August approx 5m
Double or Quit August 10m
Piggs 10k August 10k
Wilne 10k Sept 10k
Nottingham Half Marathon Sept 13.1
Shelton Striders 10k Oct 10k
Worksop Half Marathon Oct 13.1
Heanor 10k Nov 10k
Derby 10m Nov 10m
Any Park Run 5k please email me the details
Any Marathon please email me the details
Any Ultra please email me the details

Latest Results

2017 Race List (only the non BDL listed)

Sinfin Classic 10k, White Peak Half Marathon, White Peak Marathon, Hairy Helmey Relays, Ramathon, Notts 10 mile, Crich Monument, Rugby Rover (postponed), Double or Quit, Wilne 10k, Nottingham Half Marathon, Nottingham Marathon, Heanor 10k.

Previous Winners

2018 Male Winner : , Runner Up : , 3rd

2018 Ladies Winner : , Runner Up : , 3rd

2017 Male Winner : Dave Horton, Runner Up : Ed James, 3rd Tom Jackson

2017 Ladies Winner : Ruth Keeley, Runner Up : Helen Morley, 3rd Rosemary Arris Pratt

2016 Male Winner : Malcolm Weir, Runner Up : Krishna Mahadevan 3rd Ed James

2016 Ladies Winner : Helen Morley, Runner Up : Ruth Keeley, 3rd Rosemary Arris Pratt

Previous year information can be found here