Fell Races 2023-’24


We advise that you double check race dates and transfer policies before booking, and look out for any changes to races included in the championship in our roundup emails.

Page Updated: Feb ’23
Pendle Fell1st April ’23Race Website
Jack Bloor9th May ’23Race website
Otley Chevin7th Jun ’23Racebest
Beamsley Beacon15th Jun ’23Race website
Baildon Canter8th July ’23Race Website
Round Hill Fell Race6th August ’23Race Website
Burnsall Classic Fell Race19th August ’23Race Website
Rombalds Romp23rd Sep ’23Race website
Yorkshireman Half10th Sep ’23Race website
Ilkley MoorMar ’24Race website

Information and rules for the 2023/24 championship year:

The series takes place between May 2023 and Feb 2024, and consists of ten designated races with varying distances and grades of difficulty. The competition is open to all first claim members who compete in these designated races and who have paid their membership fees in full. There will be separate identical competitions for men and for women.

  • Each championship has 10 races of varying distances.
  • Participant’s best 5 results will count towards their total.
  • Points will be awarded from 100 (for 1st place within a league) to 1 (for 99th place and below).
  • The highest total score will win.
  • If two or more members have scored an equal number of points at the end of the season, final positions will be determined on all head-to-head race results (not just best 5). If these are equal, positions will be tied for the overall result.
  • Only participants who are members at the end of the year (31st March) will be eligible for awards. With this as with all other matters the decision of the committee will be final.
About the Scoring

We have one division for the Fell Championship. The fastest member at each designated race receives 100 points, decreasing by one point for subsequent finishers. Where 99 plus runners compete then one point will be awarded for 99th and each subsequent placing.

The Championship Guidelines

Fell races are categorised as A (hardest) to C (milder) on the basis of the amount of climb, and short (S), medium (M) or long (L) based on distance.

A majority of the races chosen are suitable for beginners to fell running, and the aim is to keep the Championship as inclusive as possible.  However, fell running can be both fun and challenging, with some inherent hazards. Senior runners at any event are responsible for their own safety.

Any member intentionally failing to meet the rules of the race e.g. not taking FRA minimum kit when instructed by race organisers will be disqualified from all future HPH fell competitions. Use appropriate kit for the course and conditions. Members do not need to wear their club vest to get points, because all kit worn and used must be suitable to the conditions of the course on the day. 

The FRA strongly recommend that all runners are aware of the basics of hypothermia, the symptoms, treatments, and how to avoid it. Participants are expected to adhere to the club and fell running ethos of showing consideration for other runners and safety instructions or guidance should be followed, even if it means losing vital Fell Championship points!

Personal Conduct: The FRA also advise that all runners taking part in races should behave respectfully to other competitors, race officials and members of the public sharing the same area of countryside.  Adhering to the Countryside Code is important for ALL Fell Races. Members should register as a Hyde Park Harrier when entering.