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Please Note: As with most outdoor activities, fell running can be a potentially hazardous activity.  Go prepared and well equipped and always take note of what the race organisers have to say!


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Yorkshire Dales Featured Fell Races

Buckden Race: This race was first run in 1981 and the course was designed by Peter Jebb, who together with his wife Anne, organised the Buckden Fell Race for 20 years. Peter was asked to organise a race by the Buckden Gala committee after winning the Fellsman Hike in 1981. In 1987, Peter altered the route to make the race more interesting and tougher. The course has remained the same ever since and this was the course on which the records were set.

Records: 1988 Colin Donnelly 30:51 / 1993 Carol Greenwood 36:32

This is a category A race and if warranted by the weather conditions, you will be required to carry full body cover. The decision will be made by the race organiser on the day and will be final. If you have no kit, you will not be allowed to race, so please come prepared.

Buckden Pike Fell Race - Saturday 13th June 2020 2.30pm


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The Kendal Winter League 2020 series begins the first Sunday in January.  

For those of you who wish to run off the Christmas excess or, would just like to build general fitness over a series of short but very interesting Fell/Cross Country runs, then this is the series for you.

Organised by Kendal based Helm Hill, this very popular competition now entering it’s 12th Year and is open to both Seniors and Juniors!

Further information can be found Here.

2019 Kendal Winter League results Here!

Sport Sunday Pictures - An excellent gallery of events with pictures taken by professionals dedicated to taking photographs of amateur sports!

Helm Hill present - The Howgills Fell Race - 2020 Dte to be announced.


The inspiration behind this Brute of a race was Adam Perry, a talented Helm Hill, Ultra Distance runner with a penchant for Hills, lots of them!


If you like hills, lots of endless climbing, steep downhill’s and yes, the possibility of bad weather then the Howgills Fell Race is definitely the one for you!


Just over 23k (14.3 miles) it has an amazing 6,791ft of climbing.  This race is certainly not for the faint hearted and requires a high level of fitness, experience and navigational skills.  


Proven experience of having completed an AL category fell race or equivalent alternative to the satisfaction of the Organisers will be needed and should be provided with your entry.


Further information can be found Here.


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Note: The inaugural race was won by Rob Jebb in a stunning time of 2.24.17  First lady home was Jude Jepson in 3.10.36.  Are you up for the challenge?


Howgills Fell Race Results 2019

The Howgills Fell Race 2017

Fell Race Results

Ultra Running in the Yorkshire Dales.

Two personal accounts by Matt Neale.

Read Here!