Welcome to the wonderful world of Fell Running!
A&T has a small, but ever growing bunch of fell runners, no doubt attracted by the opportunity to push themselves, explore some of the lovely countryside we have around us, and just do something a little bit different.
Most people who try the fells not only relish the challenge, but also love the friendly and welcoming nature of fell running. Don’t let worries about navigation and kit lists put you off, we’ve got a range of races planned throughout the year which are accessible for newer fell runners, and a great team happy to give advice and reassurance, and answer any questions you might have.
The Fell Runner’s Association (FRA) has a standard kit list that you should plan to take to any fell race you take part in. Race organisers will let you know when you register what you need to carry. Remember the weather on the fells can change very quickly, and be very different to the weather in the valley.
FRA Kit list:
- Full waterproof body cover (jacket and trousers – with taped seams)
- Hat & gloves
- Map and Compass.
You’ll also need something to carry all that in!
Most of the races we do won’t require all this, but if it is listed as essential at the start of the race, they won’t let you go without it, so its best to be prepared. Again, if you need advice on kit, just let us know.
2020 A&T Championship Races:
Due to Coronavirus restrictions affecting most of the racing season, the Fell Championship for 2020 is looking very different to the one we had planned.
As of September 2020, 3 races have been completed; 2 Run the Moors Races (Windy Hill and Midgely Moor) and the Centurion 1-Up was added to the championship. Due to ongoing restrictions and further race cancellations in Autumn, 2 more events have been planned for A&T Members only.
Event 1 – Virtual Rivington Pike Fell Race
Date – any time between 11/9/2020 and 30/9/2020
Route – The classic Rivington Pike Fell Race Route – 5k BS event. The route starts at the Centotaph on Lever Park Avenue, and it is an out and back, taking a right hand turn up a path just before the High School, heading straight up to and around the Pike and back.
Entry – Members should notify Rachel or Phil if they have completed the route. For times to be counted we need to see a strava/garmin/other recording of your route. Elapsed time will be used to record your time and positions will be scored as usual – fastest time = 30 points etc.
Please Note: Runners take part in this event at their own risk. It will not be supported or marshalled in any away. Runners will need to adhere to safe running practices when crossing roads/on the fell etc. and will be expected to close any gates on farmland etc. behind them.
Event 2 – a delightful 10 mile route is being planned around the Rivington Area to take place in October 2020. Further details to follow!
A&T club championship archive:
- Fell_Results_2016_Race_10 FINAL STANDINGS
Fell Captain: Rachel Haslam & Phil Riley