Hayfield Fell Races

This site contains information about fell races held in the Hayfield area - dates of coming races, results of past races, photos and other resources. Most of the information is accessible from this page - scroll down or follow the links below.

  • The Hayfield Championship - Information about the Hayfield Championship series.
  • Hayfield Fell Races - 2014 - Details of races held in or near Hayfield with dates and times for 2014.
  • Local Race Diary - 2014 - A list of races held within a 10 mile radius of Hayfield.
  • Links - Links to related resources, running clubs and organisations.
  • About the results pages - Information on how to make the best use of the results pages generated by this site.
  • Feedback - How to contact the maintainer of this site.

  • Photo Gallery - A collection of local race photos.
  • The Archive - Where bits of this page go when they become out of date. Try here if what you're looking for appears to have vanished.
  • Race entry stats of entries by age and gender for all the races I have data for. Interesting if you like looking at masses of numbers!

  • Find race results - here's the INDEX
  • Search for a runner - enter a surname here

... and fetch my Walshes, Wilson, there's a good chap ...

Latest news:
Site updated: 15 Apr 2014
Shining Tor - Wed, 14 May - please note that this race has been cancelled this year due to a permit issue. The organisers hope to run it again next year.

Kinder Downfall - Sun, 27 Apr - RACE FULL - no more entries, please. Here's the final entry list. Withdrawals, queries, etc to the organiser - Dave Soles.

Chicken Run - Sat, 5 Apr - this new race was an excellent addition to the Hayfield race calendar - let's hope it happens again next year. Thanks to organiser Sue and all her helpers for putting this on. Very well organised and great cakes afterwards too.

Here are the results and a race report from the organiser - thanks Sue! - and here are some pics from Nick Ham - thanks Nick!

New safety rules - The FRA has implemented stricter safety rules from 1st Jan 2014 and you will find race organisers being rather more picky about having the correct kit amongst other things. Please make sure that you are aware of the new safety requirements - they are listed in the 2014 FRA Handbook - and do your best to make sure that everyone stays within the rules.

HAYFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

The Hayfield Championship is based around fell races held near Hayfield. There are no specific compulsory races but you must complete at least four of the nine races and complete at least one race in each length category (short, medium and long).

  1. Lamb's Longer Leg - Sun, 19th Jan (Short)
  2. Kinder Trial - Sat, 25th Jan (Long)
  3. Kinder Downfall - Sun, 27th Apr (Medium)
  4. May Queen - Fri, 16th May (Short)
  5. Mount Famine - Sat, 17th May (Short)
  6. Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 18th May (Short)
  7. Kinder Trog - Sun, 22nd Jun (Long)
  8. Cracken Edge - Wed, 6th Aug (Medium)
  9. Lantern Pike - Sat, 20th Sep (Short)
Entry to the championship costs £6 and you can enter at any race up to and including Cracken Edge. All successful finishers receive a championship T-shirt. Championship scoring is based on the position in each race where the first championship runner scores one point, the second scores two, etc. The winner is the runner with the lowest number of points in their four best races which includes at least one of each length. Prizegiving is at the Lantern Pike race.

Once again, there will also be a Grand Slam award, presented at the Famous Grouse race (on Sun, 30 Nov) to anyone who completes all ten local races.

All you need to know about entering is on the entry form or for more information contact Andy Howie (see Kinder Trial details below).

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HAYFIELD FELL RACES - 2014

LAMB'S LONGER LEG (3.1m/950') - Sunday, 19th Jan 2014 - 11:00am PROFILE
From the Lamb Inn on Hayfield/Chinley road (GR SK 049 843). No entry on the day. Pre-entry only on FRA entry form. Entry fee £4. Please email organiser for details of where to send entry form. Teams free. ER/LK/NS/PM. Over 18. Records: 23.27 S. Bailey 2006; f. 30.24 J. Lee 2006. Limited car parking. Public carpark behind Kinder Lodge pub in Hayfield (GR SK 037 868) convenient place to meet to share cars. Short counter in the Hayfield Championship. No toilets. Organiser: Brian Shelmerdine - Tel: 07817 662825 or 01457 865905.
Email: brianshelmerdine5@gmail.com
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KINDER TRIAL (approx 11m/2000') - Saturday, 25th Jan 2014 - Interval Starts 10am-11am
Long counter in Hayfield Championship. Low Key Fell Orienteering Event from Hayfield Scout Hut, GR SK 035 873. Entry Fee £6 (cheque payable to A L Howie), includes Map extract & Super Soup/Terrific Tea/KFR Cake. Registration 9.15am - 10.30am; interval starts 10am-11am. Over 18. Limit of 150 runners. Pre-entry by 17 Jan essential due to limit on entries, on FRA entry form, include SAE or email address for confirmation of entry. Organiser Andy Howie, The Chalet, Tunstead Clough, Edale Road, Hayfield, SK22 2LL. Tel 01663 742138
Email: andyhowie@talktalk.net
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CHICKEN RUN (5m) - Saturday, 5th Apr 2014 - 11:00am
From Hayfield Primary School (SK22 2HB, SK 031 873). Entry fee £3 on the day. Children's races at 10:00pm.
Organiser: Sue Brooks. 07747 868749 Email: ss.aj@hotmail.co.uk
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KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sunday, 27th Apr 2014 - 11:30am PROFILE
Medium counter in Hayfield Championship. Registration at the Scout Hut, GR SK 035 873. Entry Fee £5, pre-entry on FRA entry form to organiser by 6th April - cheques payable to "Kinder Downfall Fell Race". Please post or deliver your entry form to The Race Organiser, 2 Cote Lane, Hayfield, High Peak, SK22 2HL. Over 18. No entries on the day. No substitutions. Limit of 300 runners. Start From Hayfield Village Centre bridge crossing GR SK 037 870 - 11.30am. Records: Men 1.01.46 M Kinch 1995, Women 1.14.46 S Rowell 1995. Please read the organiser's notes before entering the race.
Organiser's email: soles.kingsway@hotmail.com
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MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Friday, 16th May 2014- 7:30pm - THREE DAYS IN MAY PROFILE
The May Queen race takes place in mid-May as part of the Hayfield May Queen festivities. Registration and start are at the Scout Hut (GR SK 035 873) and the course takes in the summit of Lantern Pike, covering 3 miles with 700ft of climb. There is also a junior race. Entry fees: seniors £3, juniors £1. Entry on the day only, please!
Organiser: Mary Edgerton. Tel 01663 742367 Email: rowanho@dircon.co.uk
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MOUNT FAMINE (5m/1850') - Saturday, 17th May 2014 - 11:00am - THREE DAYS IN MAY PROFILE
Short counter in Hayfield Championship. Registration at the Scout Hut, GR SK 035 873. Entry Fee £4, on day only. Start at foot of Elle Bank (SK 045 866) approx 0.5m from Scout Hut. Over 18. Records (new course): Men 40:33 Simon Bailey 2010, Women 50:13 Jackie Lee 2009. Organiser: Mark Boulton, 10 Highgate Road, Hayfield, High Peak, SK22 2JL. Tel 01663 749253, 07873 115685
Email: bouncyb64@gmail.com
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LANTERN PIKE DASH (1.2m/630')- Sunday, 18th May 2014- 11:00am - THREE DAYS IN MAY PROFILE
Starts in the field next to the Lantern Pike pub in Little Hayfield (GR SK 034 882) and goes (straight!) up Lantern Pike and back down again. Entry Fee £3, on day only. There is a separate junior race over a shorter course after the senior race.
Organiser: Richard and Debbie Scottney (07769 902658) Email: debscottney@talktalk.net
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FUN ON THE FELLS (3.2m/630') - Friday, 20th Jun 2014 - 7:00pm
From Hayfield Primary School (SK22 2HB, SK 031 873). Entry fee £3 on the day. Junior races (not under FRA rules) at 6:00pm. Part of School PTA village BBQ.
Organiser: Sue Brooks. 07747 868749 Email: ss.aj@hotmail.co.uk
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KINDER TROG (16m/3490') - Sunday, 22nd Jun 2014 - 11:00am PROFILE
Registration at the Scout Hut, Swallow House Lane (GR SK 035 873). Entry fee £5 on the day. Start at Scout Hut. Over 18. Records: Men 1:46:45 Lloyd Taggart 2006, Women 2:11:14 Jackie Lee 2006. Long counter in Hayfield Championship. Full body cover to be carried. Organiser: Carl Moriarty. 07432 299998 Results 2013
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CRACKEN EDGE (7m/1450') - Wednesday, 6th Aug 2014 - 7:30pm PROFILE
Register at Kinder Mountain Rescue Team HQ, behind George Hotel, Hayfield (SK 036 869). £4 on night only. Teams free. Over 18. Records: Men 40:14 Steve Vernon 2008, Women 48:28 Olivia Walwyn 2013. Please use main bus station car park. Medium counter in Hayfield Championship. Organiser: Angharad Jackson.
Email: kinderaj@gmail.com - more info on the KMRT web site here
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LANTERN PIKE (5m/1050') - Saturday, 20th Sep 2014 - 2:00pm PROFILE
Final (short) Counter in Hayfield Championship. From Spray House Farm, Little Hayfield (GR SK 035 886). Pay £7 entry to Sheepdog Trials & Show - race entry free. Over 16. Records: Men 29.12 R Wilde 1977 (possibly the oldest unbroken fell race record in the UK), Women 34.50 C Greenwood 1984. Junior races U8(over 6)/U10 - 0.5mi, 12 noon. U12 - 1mi, 1:00pm. U14/U16 - 2mi, 1:00pm. Organiser Jim Trueman, Ivy Farm. Slack Lane, Little Hayfield, High Peak, SK22 2NQ. Tel 01663 743179
Email truemanjim.trueman@gmail.com
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FAMOUS GROUSE (5m/1250') - Sunday, 30th Nov 2014 - 11:00am PROFILE
The final local race for the year, from the Grouse Inn (GR SK 023 868). A Grand Slam award will be presented at this race to all finishers of all ten local races. Results 2013
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LOCAL RACE DIARY - 2014

The list below shows races which are held within a 10 mile (-ish) radius of Hayfield. Most of these are fell races which are listed in the Fell Runners Association fixture list. Join the FRA for more details of these races or visit the FRA web site for race updates. Some of the longer races are organised by the Long Distance Walking Association (LDWA) principally for walkers but runners are welcome at the races listed here. Visit the LDWA web site for more details.

I attempt to keep this list correct and up to date but if you spot an error or know of a race I have omitted please let me know.

DayDateRaceDist (mi)Asc (ft)ProfileType
Sun12 Jan 2014The Trigger20.34757
FRA
Sun19 Jan 2014Lamb's Longer Leg3.1950 PROFILEFRA
Sat25 Jan 2014Kinder Trial~11~2000
FRA
Fri28 Feb 2014High Peak Marathon425400
FRA
Sun16 Mar 2014Wolf's Pit5.51400
FRA
Sun23 Mar 2014Edale Skyline214500 PROFILEFRA
Sun30 Mar 2014Lad's Leap5.91700
FRA
Sat5 Apr 2014Chicken Run61050
FRA
Wed16 Apr 2014Herod Farm31100 PROFILEFRA
Sun27 Apr 2014Kinder Downfall102500 PROFILEFRA
Sun27 Apr 2014Gritstone Tryal141800
FRA
Sat3 May 2014Chunal4950
FRA
Mon5 May 2014James's Thorn51610
FRA
Wed7 May 2014Rainow Five5750
FRA
Thu8 May 2014Buxworth 55988
Road
Sat10 May 2014Bollington Festival 3 Peaks5.41200
FRA
Wed14 May 2014Shining Tor - CANCELLED61250
FRA
Fri16 May 2014Hayfield May Queen3700 PROFILEFRA
Sat17 May 2014Cressbrook Crawl6.51100
FRA
Sat17 May 2014Mount Famine51700 PROFILEFRA
Sun18 May 2014Lantern Pike Dash1.2630 PROFILEFell
Wed21 May 2014Coombs Tor71500
FRA
Sun25 May 2014Buxton Half Marathon131500 PROFILERoad
Mon26 May 2014Bamford Sheepdog Trials4.51000
FRA
Mon26 May 2014Shutlingsloe1.9900
FRA
????????Kettleshulme61100
FRA
Sat31 May 2014Wincle Trout5.6500
FRA
Wed4 Jun 2014Boar's Head Hill Race81200
FRA
????????Castleton61500
FRA
Sun8 Jun 2014Accelerate Edale Race51400
FRA
Fri20 Jun 2014Fun on the Fells3.1630
FRA
Sun22 Jun 2014Kinder Trog163490 PROFILEFRA
Fri27 Jun 2104Tideswell4.4850
FRA
Sat28 Jun 2014Whaley Waltz5.51050
FRA
Sat28 Jun 2014Chrome Hill4700
FRA
Wed2 Jul 2014Hope Wakes61500
FRA
????????Cat & Fiddle Down and Up Relay1.8800
FRA
Sun6 Jul 2014Peakers' Stroll254000 PROFILELDWA
Wed9 Jul 2014Wormstones5650
FRA
????????Buxton Carnival 4 Mile4

Road
Sat12 Jul 2014Charlesworth Carnival3500
FRA
Sun13 Jul 2014Bollington Nostalgia Run71200
FRA
Sun13 Jul 2014Peak Forest6650
FRA
Sun20 Jul 2014Great Hucklow6.11110
FRA
Sat2 Aug 2014Tegg's Nose6.51100
FRA
Wed6 Aug 2014Cracken Edge71450 PROFILEFRA
Sat9 Aug 2014Long (and Half) Tour of Bradwell316300
FRA
Wed13 Aug 2014Eccles Pike3817
FRA
Sun31 Aug 2014Crowden Horseshoe81700
FRA
Sun7 Sep 2014Shelf Moor5.91500
FRA
Sat6 Sep 2014Bullock Smithy Hike568000 PROFILELDWA
Sun14 Sep 2014Padfield Plum Fair Scamper5.51050
FRA
Sat13 Sep 2014Nine Edges Endurance Event202900
FRA
Sat20 Sep 2014Lantern Pike51050 PROFILEFRA
Sat20 Sep 2014High Peak 40 Challenge405400 PROFILETrail
????????Hope Moors & Tors Challenge20/8.53700/1500 PROFILEFRA
Sun12 Oct 2014Windgather13.52500
FRA
Sun2 Nov 2014Peak Raid 3 - Round 1Score O3 hrs
FRA
Sun16 Nov 2014Peak Raid 3 - Round 2Score O3 hrs
FRA
Sun30 Nov 2014Peak Raid 3 - Round 3Score O3 hrs
FRA
Sun30 Nov 2014Famous Grouse5.21200 PROFILEFell
Sun7 Dec 2014Gravy Pud 5 Mile51000
FRA
Sun14 Dec 2014Peak Raid 3 - Round 4Score O3 hrs
FRA

LINKS

  • Hayfield - if you can avoid being mown down by fell runners charging about all over the place it's actually not a bad place to live...
  • FRA - the Fell Runners Association is the governing body for fell running in England. Individual membership costs £12 per year and amongst the many good reasons for joining are the Fellrunner magazine which is sent to members three times per year and the annual fixture list which provides details of around 500 fell races throughout the UK.
    Here is a downloadable copy (Word format) of the standard FRA entry form.
  • LDWA - the Long Distance Walking Association organises walks of various distances up to 100 miles. Many of these walks allow runners to take part and they make excellent training runs, quite often with tea and biscuits en route.
  • Bullock Smithy Hike - if you find yourself at the finish of the Kinder Trog thinking "that wasn't too bad - maybe I'll run round a couple more times" then it may be that the Bullock Smithy is your sort of race (and it has an excellent results site!)
  • Kinder Mountain Rescue - there's a good chance that these chaps will come to your assistance should you find yourself in difficulty while running on the hills around Hayfield.
Local clubs
Buxton & District AC
Dark Peak Fell Runners
Glossopdale Harriers
Goyt Valley Striders
Macclesfield Harriers
Pennine Fell Runners
Cheshire Hill Racers
Stockport Harriers & AC
Not quite so local clubs
Altrincham & District AC
Calder Valley Fell Runners
Holmfirth Harriers AC
Matlock AC
Saddleworth RC
Totley AC
Fell running & other sites
Dave Tait's page
Rhinog Fell Race Series
Peakers Stroll
High Peak 40
Fell Race Records
Goyt Valley Series
Chris Smith's Hayfield Photos
Richard Seipp Photography
Helen Spiegl Photography

ABOUT THE RESULTS PAGES

Index All of the race results are listed on an index page. From there you can click on a race to see the results for that race. Click here for the INDEX
Sorting On each results page (and also on the index page) you can click on the column headings to redisplay the page sorted on the column. For example, clicking on the Cat link will show relative placings in each age category. You can also use the SORT M/F link to display male and female results separately. Sorting by Pos or Time will show the results in their usual form.
Searching The names of the runners on the results pages are also links which you can click to display that person's results for all the races on this site. Where there are more runners with the same surname you will find another link which will list results for all runners with that surname.
You can also search by entering a runner's surname here
Printing To get a 'clean' copy of a page without any links use the PRINTABLE link.
Statistics Use the STATISTICS link to get some simple statistics about a race.
Site info The site was created on 6 Jun, 2003.

FEEDBACK

I welcome comments, corrections or suggestions for improvements to this site. Please email me, Steve Temple