Hayfield Fell Races - Archive
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|Kinder Trial - 26 Jan 2013||9 Apr 2013|
Quite a snowy run out today. Tom Brunt was first back and Kirsty
Bryan-Jones was first woman. Thanks to Andy and his team for putting
it all together in trying conditions. Here are the (preliminary!)
|Lamb's Longer Leg - 13 Jan 2013||3 Apr 2013|
|Thanks to Brian and helpers for staging this post-holiday lung-buster. Excellent conditions this time - frosty but sunny and with no wind. Simon Bailey was first back, a second outside his record, and Helen Berry was first woman.|
|Logan's Run - 17 Nov 2012||17 Feb 2013|
|Pretty good conditions for this one-off race - cool and dry overhead if a little damp underfoot. Thanks to Andy and crew for putting this on - count yourself lucky if you were there as it probably won't happen again. Chris Leigh was first back and Helen Fines was first woman. Post-race soup and cakes were excellent, as usual. Here are the results - thanks Andy!|
|Lantern Pike FR - 15 Sep 2012||27 Nov 2012|
|Lantern Pike Dash - 5 Jun 2012||3 Sep 2012|
|Thanks to Richard and Debbie Scottney and the marshals for putting on this short and painful micro-race. Twenty-odd seniors ran, walked and staggered from the Lantern Pike Inn to Lantern Pike and back. Only one managed to get lost somewhere in the 1.2 miles. Runners in the junior race that followed looked considerably fresher at the finish.|
|Kinder Trial - 28 Jan 2012||8 May 2012|
After a snowy Friday, Saturday started sunny and stayed that
way. Kinder had a few inches of snow everywhere so for all but the
early starters there were plenty of tracks to follow, some of them
leading to controls. Tom Brunt was first back (again) and Kirsty
Bryan-Jones was first woman. Thanks, as usual, to Andy Howie and his
small army of helpers. Andy says "VERY BIG THANK-YOU TO A FANTASTIC
TEAM OF FOLK WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN TODAY....".
Here are some nice pics from Nick "100-Mile" Ham who seems to be getting into this short-distance stuff.
|Lamb's Longer Leg - 15 Jan 2012||23 Apr 2012|
Thanks to Brian and crew for putting on this race again. A bit of a
chilly wind but dry and sunny with frozen ground underfoot. Jack Ross
was first man back and Naomi Greaves first woman - 82 ran. Here are
results - thanks to Brian for sorting these out quickly.
Here are some
pics from Mark Fermer - thanks! ... and a very good
from Richard Seipp - nice!
Here is a race report from the organiser. Next year's race will be on Sun, 13 Jan 2013 at 11am.
|Lantern Pike FR - 17 Sep 2011||1 Nov 2011|
|Wormstones FR - 27 Jul 2011||23 Aug 2011|
|Here are the results (in PDF format) - thanks to Andy Howie for these.|
|Mellor Show - 16 Jul 2011||23 Aug 2011|
|Here are the results (in PDF format) - thanks to Andy Howie for these.|
|Charlesworth and Chisworth Challenge - 9 Jul 2011||23 Aug 2011|
|Here are the results (in PDF format) - thanks Dominic!.|
|Lantern Pike Dash - 22 May 2011||23 Aug 2011|
|Lantern Pike FR - 18 Sep 2010||27 Oct 2010|
|Charlesworth and Chisworth Challenge - 10 Jul 2010||21 Aug 2010|
|Lantern Pike Dash - 16 May 2010||11 Jul 2010|
|Kinder Trial - 31 Jan 2010||15 Mar 2010|
Thanks to Andy Howie and his legions of helpers for another Trial. A
bit snowy and icy in places and some early mist made for a more
challenging race than usual. Tom Brunt and Helene Whitaker were first
male and female back.
Here are the
results. Andy says (in his inimitable style) . . .
Here are some photos - thanks (again) Neil.
|Famous Grouse - 29 Nov 2009||10 Jan 2010|
|Rather wet overhead and very wet underfoot - so fairly normal conditions for this nice little race. Thanks to Wayne, Rose and helpers - not great weather for standing around in.|
|Lantern Pike FR - 19 Sep 2009||9 Nov 2009|
|Excellent conditions for this race though Ricky Wilde's record from 1977 remained intact yet again. Simon Coldrick was first home and Sandra Lewis was first lady - there were 246 finishers. Thanks to organiser Jim Trueman and his host of helpers. Here are the senior results and the juniors - thanks Jim!|
|Padfield Plum Fair Scamper - 13 Sep 2009||9 Nov 2009|
|I've just received this year's senior results and the juniors - thanks Stella.|
|Charlesworth and Chisworth - 11 Jul 2009||25 Aug 2009|
|Here are the senior and junior results (PDF format). Thanks to Dominic and Andy for getting these to me. Some nice (nay, excellent) pics from Richard Seipp here.|
|Three Days in May - 15-17 May||23 Jun 2009|
|Thanks to the race organisers and all their helpers for a bumper weekend of races. Lloyd Taggart and Jackie Lee took the honours in the three race series. Here are the results May Queen, Mount Famine and Lantern Pike Dash - thanks Rich.|
|Kinder Downfall - Route Change (now cancelled)||1 Apr 2009|
This year's race is being diverted to avoid building works on the
route. The National Trust will shortly start work on a visitor centre
at the Downfall. This will be open every day except Christmas Day and
as well as providing toilet facilities and information for visitors,
will be retailing a range of snacks and gifts.
The race will bypass the Downfall by bearing right off the main path at SK073892 and will descend to Mermaid's Pool where competitors will wade the pool (don't panic - it's only 4ft deep!). Marshals will be on hand should you get stuck. The race then continues down to cross the Kinder at SK079887 where your number will be taken. This is followed by a rocky scramble back up onto the plateau and main path at SK081885. The last 50m is quite steep and a number of fixed ropes will be in place for less confident climbers. Mountain Rescue will be in attendance in the vicinity.
Here's a map showing the diversion - old route in blue, diversion in red. Please do not recce this new section of route, access has been granted for race day only and it will be well marked. Next year this diversion will be unnecessary and you'll be able to stop off at the visitor centre to spend a penny!
|Kinder Trial - 1 Feb 2009||31 Mar 2009|
Excellent visibility made this rather less of a navigational challenge
than the organiser might have liked and most people seemed to be well
wrapped up so the cold wind didn't present too much of a problem. As
usual, masses of soup and cake at the finish. Simon Coldrick was
fastest round with Nick Craig only a minute behind. Jackie Lee was
first woman. Thanks, of course, to Andy Howie for organising and for
swiftly providing the
I took a GPS - here's the trace (a shade over 11 miles).
Kinder Trial Start list
|Peak "O" Trial - 28 Dec 2008||02 Feb 2009|
A brilliant clear day
for this excellent O-style race which took us over the frozen tundra
of Chunal Moor. Make a note to try this one next year, it could cope
with a few more hardy souls. Thanks to Des Gibbons for organising.
Glossopdale took the top places with Julien Minshull and Lindsay
Palmer first back. I took a GPS to see what a mess I made of it
(as you can see!) - the trace is
- controls appear as red circles.
Results (on FRA web site) here.
|Famous Grouse - 30 Nov 2008||12 Jan 2009|
|A lovely clear frosty morning for this great little race. Thanks to Wayne and his team for organising. Here are the results - thanks to Andy Howie for these.|
|Lantern Pike FR - 20 Sep 2008||11 Nov 2008|
|Here are the junior results and some rather good photos by Richard Seipp - thanks!|
|Padfield Plum Fair Scamper - 14 Sep 2008||11 Nov 2008|
|Here are the senior and junior results. Thanks to Stella and Ted for these.|
|Orienteering - Buxton - 27 Sep 2008||30 Sep 2008|
Received from Dan Riley...
|Charlesworth & Chisworth Challenge - 12 Jul 2008||26 Aug 2008|
|Here are the senior results and also the junior results for ages 6 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11 to 13. Thanks to Dominic Oughton for all of these.|
|James's Thorn - 18 Jun 2008||26 Aug 2008|
|Here are the results - thanks to the usual suspects for these.|
|Kinder Trog - 15 Jun 2008||26 Aug 2008|
Good conditions for this long race
round Kinder and other local delights. 196 started, 193 finished -
here are the
results - thanks to Andrea & Andy for providing these so
|Boar's Head - 11 Jun 2008||07 Jul 2008|
|Here are the results - thanks to Dave Jones for these. Dave has also provided this race report.|
|Five Years - 6 Jun 2008||07 Jul 2008|
|It's been five years since this web site first saw the light of day. I'd like to say thanks to all the race organisers and runners who have provided results, corrections, reports, photos, etc and made the site a useful part of the local fell running scene. Thanks also to those who have mailed me to say that the site is useful or interesting - it does help!|
|Rainow 5 - 4 Jun 2008||07 Jul 2008|
|Results of the Rainow 5 race here (Excel file - thanks to Colin Fray for these).|
|Three Days in May - 16-18 May||12 Jun 2008|
Hope you all had fun at one or (hopefully) more of these races.
Here are the May Queen
- thanks to Andy Howie for these,
|Kinder Downfall - 13 Apr 2008||19 May 2008|
Hope everyone had an enjoyable run this year. Thanks to Dave
Soles and his team for coping with the massive turnout in the main
race and the twists and turns of the junior races!
Here are the preliminary
results - thanks to Dave (& Matt) for getting these
together quickly. Here are the junior results for the
U8 and U10 races and the
U12, U14 and U16 races.
|Edale Skyline 2008||5 May 2008|
|Lads Leap 2007 photos||5 May 2008|
Courtesy of the Lad himself -
here - thanks Andy.
|Kinder Trial 2007 photos||21 Feb 2008|
Better late than ... Andy has just passed on a set of
taken by John Beatty
at last year's KT and there are some outstanding compositions there.
If these don't make you want to get out there, get help now!
Some of these would take a caption - let me know if you can think of one.
|Lamb's Longer Leg - 13 Jan 2008||21 Feb 2008|
|Here are the results. Thanks to Brian and his team for another good race. There is likely to be a change in the start time next year - expect to have to get out of bed a bit earlier! Not content with (only) coming third in the race, Andy Howie was also out on the course taking photos - what a star...|
|Tanky's Trog - 2 Dec 2007||22 Dec 2007|
|Many thanks to the tireless Andy Howie for a bumper collection of photos, more photos and yet more photos.|
|Famous Grouse - 25 Nov 2007||22 Dec 2007|
|Thanks to Wayne, Rose & helpers for this splendid low-key race - here are the results (thanks to Andy Howie for getting these together promptly). Andy has also kindly provided some photos. (Andy's originals are much higher resolution (3888x2592) than these - suggest you contact Andy if you would like to get hold of any of them).|
|Ricky Wilde article||22 Dec 2007|
|I've been sent a short article by Neil Shuttleworth on Ricky Wilde, Lantern Pike record holder since 1977. Thanks, Neil.|
|Lantern Pike - 15 Sep 2007||17 Oct 2007|
Here are the senior
results and here are the
juniors. Thanks are due to Jim
Trueman and his helpers for taking on and organising a massive senior
race and to Mel Cranmer for all the Lantern Pikes past. Mel went out
in style by putting together the five junior championship races.
Chris Smith was also at the Sheepdog Trials with his camera - photos here.
|3 Days in May - 18-20 May 2007||02 Jul 2007|
3 days of excellent racing in fine
conditions despite the absence of many regulars due to Fairfield.
Thanks to all the organisers and especially to Nick and Mark who have
taken over the May Queen and Mount Famine races without a hitch.
May Queen results here (thanks Nick & Yvonne) and Mount Famine results here (thanks Mark) and Dash results here (thanks Andy, Richard and Debbie). Here is the overall table for the 3 Days in May races. Oh, and here are the Dash junior results ...
|Lad's Leap - 15 Apr 2007||21 May 2007|
Andy Howie has sent me the results for this
almost local race -> here (Word doc).
|Kinder Downfall - 1 Apr 2007||15 May 2007|
|Here are the photos from 2007.|
|Edale Skyline - 18 Mar 2007||30 Apr 2007|
|Quite a day! Superb organisation and marshalling from DPFR in very challenging conditions. For your amusement, here's a table which shows when everyone reached the various checkpoints. Enter the surnames of up to 7 runners in the box and click Display.|
|Lads Leap - 2 Sep 2006||18 Sep 2006|
|Here are some rough and ready results courtesy of Andy Howie ...|
|Charlesworth & Chisworth Challenge - 8 Jul 2006||27 Jul 2006|
|I've been sent results of both senior and junior races. Thanks!|
|Three Days in May - 5-7 May 2006||30 May 2006|
Hope you all enjoyed your 3 days of
madness. All results are now in - many thanks to organisers
Phil Wheatcroft, John McCall, Richard Scottney and their legions of
helpers for three excellent races. Here are the May Queen
results, Mount Famine
results and the Lantern Pike Dash
results (and the Dash junior race).
18 runners braved all three races - here is the overall table. Congratulations to Andy Trigg and Jackie Lee who took the top places.
|Mel Cranmer's photos (Jan 2006)||23 Feb 2006|
|Cran Melmer, the Kinder paparazzi, has sent me some photos taken at Lamb's Leg and the Trial. Thanks!|
|Padfield Plum Fair Scamper - 11 Sep 2005||10 Oct 2005|
|Here are the results (thanks, Stella) - seniors and juniors.|
|Three Days in May - 13-15 May 2005||1 Jun 2005|
|Vanessa Chappell - 11 May 2005||1 Jun 2005|
|Not really a Hayfield race but I've got the results again (thanks, Alison)|
|Kinder Downfall - 10 Apr 2005||3 May 2005|
Photos - thanks to Dave Soles for providing over 150 pics of
happy smiling faces at the top of William Clough. Four pages of
thumbnails, each around 250k - here's the
If you want to put names to faces and you can see the race number in
the pic, here's the
Report - Local wordsmith Andy Howie relates -
"Fairly ideal conditions saw a big turn out this year; 258 runners
were greeted by the new organiser at the start on the bridge in the
centre of Hayfield, causing the usual friendly chaos, which is one of
the defining features of this classic local race. Following the normal
insults & banter the happy runners whizzed up Kinder Road and took the
sharp left up Snake Path; plenty of stumbling, wheezing & coughing up
to 20 Trees, where the field began to spread beguilingly across the
landscape. I could just about glimpse the front-runners, disappearing
over Ashop Head onto Kinder plateau, as we lesser mortals topped out
of William Clough ...
|Edale Skyline - 20 Mar 2005||3 May 2005|
|This year's Edale Skyline was something of a navigational challenge! For your amusement, I have prepared a table which shows when everyone reached the various checkpoints. Enter the surnames of up to 7 runners in the box and click Display.|
|The Forum||11 Apr 2005|
|After nearly 9 months, the forum on this site has attracted less than a dozen contributions. I think it's time for it to go! There is a rather more active forum over on the FRA web site which I recommend to you.|
|Andy Howie's Photos||20 Jan 2005|
|Andy has sent me a few photos for you to look at (including a rare shot of the man himself finishing a race with his vest on!). View them here. If you have similar pics and would like me to put them on this site please email them to me.|
|Tanky's Trog - 5 Dec 2004||10 Jan 2005|
|Andy Howie has sent me an excellent write-up of this year's event - thanks, Andy!|
|Famous Grouse FR - 28 Nov 2004||10 Dec 2004|
Here are the
results and edited highlights of the race report . . .
. . . What a cracking race (again), seamless organisation, well marked & marshalled course, probably the wettest & muddiest underfoot conditions ever for this event, some fierce competition in the aged ranks. Good tussle between the Under 12's & the Over 60's! With a warm welcome & roaring fire in the Grouse Inn after the finish, rounded off with (free stand up) entertaining prize giving and an ace pint or two of well kept Robbies Beer - what more would you want? (Chip Butties? - next year, apparently!)
|High Peak 40 - 18 Sep 2004||11 Oct 2004|
I've written a report on this race -
|Torside Scamper - 12 Sep 2004||4 Oct 2004|
I've been sent results of this race (thank you, Stella). Here are
|Lantern Pike 1977||5 Aug 2004|
Mel Cranmer sent me this a while ago . . . results of the very first Lantern Pike race in 1977 (where the course record was set!). It's a scan which has been converted to PDF - click here to download (100k).
|Peakers Stroll - 4 Jul 2004||5 Jul 2004|
A quick plug for one of my favourite events - the Peakers' Stroll is a laid-back but well organised long distance walk which welcomes runners. The full course is fairly demanding (think Edale Skyline but with summer heat) but there are 3 shorter courses available (or you can walk it). Registration and start is at the Reading Rooms in Peak Forest (GR SK113793) and runners go off at 11:30 (walkers 9:30).
The full route has 6 checkpoints (with drinks at all and food at CP3). From Peak Forest you head north over Windy Knoll to CP1 below Mam Tor. Then it's up Mam Tor, east to Lose Hill, down to Killhill Bridge in Hope (CP2) and up Win Hill. From Win Hill drop down to the side of Ladbybower Res. and CP3 then it's NW along the side of the reservoir to CP4 at the reservoir inlet. A short drag up through the woods brings you out near Crookstone Barn and from there you cross Jaggers Clough as you head SW towards CP5 in Edale. Leaving Edale it's up and over Hollins Cross then down into Castleton and CP6. The final climb is up though Cave Dale (nice!) before the descent down Oxlow Rake to the finish at Peak Forest and a late lunch served at your table in the Reading Room.
All this for £6.50 (you can enter on the day) and this year it's on Sunday the 4th of July.
The Peakers Stroll web site has all the information you need and there are more details on the LDWA web site. Here is my profile of the full route (the shorter routes use a subset of the checkpoints and are 9, 13 and 17 miles)
|Vanessa Chappell Race - 12 May 2004||5 Jul 2004|
|Vanessa Chappell - 12 May 2004 - I've been sent the results of this race (thanks, Alan) - click here to see them.|
|Kinder Trial - 18 Jan 2004||5 Jul 2004|
|Trial 2004 - Did you improve on last year? - click here to compare the two races (experimental!). A page showing the order in which some entrants visited controls is here.|
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