Fell

 

 

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.  

Kit:

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
  • Whistle
  • 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. 

Fell Championships 2021:

As we are again taking part in the Run The Moors Grand Prix for 2021, these races will for the majority of the club events, with hopefully 1 or 2 A&T special additions for extra fell racing fun! 

As per previous years, you will only need 3 races to qualify for the A&T Fell Champs, but your best 5 results will count, so the more races you do, the better! 

Run The Moors Grand Prix 2021:

As restrictions (hopefully!) ease, and races start up again, Run The Moors have agreed a shortened series of events to get us back racing again.  The following events will form this years RTM series: 

Event 

Date

Race and link

Comments

Category, Distance/Ascent

1

Saturday, 29th May

The Cake Race

BM, 16km/518m

2

Wednesday, 30th June

Eddie’s Revenge

AS, 6.1km/323m

3

Saturday, 24th July

Turnslack

BM, 12.9km/610m

4

August (TBC)

Bull Hill

BM, 11km/319m

5

Saturday, 28th August

Chipping Show

BM, 12.1km/549m

6

Saturday 11th September

Groovy Kinder Love

AL, 23km/1,200m

7

Sunday, 26th September

Waddington

BM, 10.62km/324m  

  • Pre Entry is recommended where available.
  • 4 races from the 7 will be needed to qualify in the Run The Moors series
  • A reserve race has been agreed in case of cancellation.

Final Standings 2020: 

Fell_Champs_2020_FINAL

Congratulations to our 2020 Prizewinners and thanks to all who took part this year.  

Looking forward to more fun on the fells in 2021!

A&T club championship archive:

Fell Captain: Rachel Haslam