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.

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

Latest news:
Site updated: 24 Feb 2017
Kinder Downfall - Sun, 23 Apr 2017 - this race now uses online entry (only). Entries opened on Feb 1st at the Fabian4 web site. The race is now close to full so get your entry done soon if you want to run! Here are some race notes from the organiser - thanks Will.
Hayfield Champs 2017 - entries are now open for this year's champs and four have taken the bait so far... Here is the table after the first two races. Next race - Kinder Downfall on Sun, 23 Apr.
Kinder Trial - Sat, 21 Jan - good conditions for this O-style event taking the lucky entrants to familiar and unfamiliar nooks and crannies on Kinder. Close finishes for both men and women with Simon Harding just pipping Nic Barber and Sue Richmond in just ahead of Kirsty Bryan-Jones. Everyone returned safely to find the usual copious refreshments at the Scout Hut. Thanks, as ever, to Andy Howie and his team for putting on this now-classic event. Here are the results. ( KT17 start list)

Lost property - one or two things got left behind as usual. Please contact Andy to retrieve. This year we have gloves, shoes (now claimed), compass, assorted kit and a waterproof top.

Lamb's Longer Leg - Sun, 15 Jan - not quite as wet as predicted but pretty soggy all the same. 75 set off on the first local race of 2017. Simon Bailey was first again, 4 minutes clear of the field and Caitlin Rice had a similar margin over second lady - well done to them and to everyone who braved the conditions. Thanks to Brian for organising and here are the provisional results.

Three people didn't get their times recorded (NG, RR and JB) - apologies, probably not your fault! - if you get in touch I will insert as appropriate. This was due, in part, to roughly 50% of the field arriving at the finish with their numbers under their jackets and the finish marshals having to chase around to get numbers. Please don't do this, it makes counting everyone in safely very difficult.

HAYFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP - 2017
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, 15th Jan (Short)
  2. Kinder Trial - Sat, 21st Jan (Long)
  3. Kinder Downfall - Sun, 23rd Apr (Medium)
  4. May Queen - Fri, 19th May (Short)
  5. Mount Famine - Sat, 20th May (Short)
  6. Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 21st May (Short)
  7. Kinder Trog - Sun, 25th Jun (Long)
  8. Cracken Edge - Wed, 2nd Aug (Medium)
  9. Lantern Pike - Sat, 16th Sep (Short)
Entry to the championship costs £8 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.

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

Entry Form 2017

Interim Results 2017

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HAYFIELD FELL RACES - 2017
LAMB'S LONGER LEG (3.1m/950') - Sunday, 15th Jan 2017 - 10:30am
PROFILE
From the Lamb Inn on Hayfield/Chinley road (GR SK 049 843). No entry on the day. Pre-entry only on this entry form. Entry fee £5. 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, 21st Jan 2017 - 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 14 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 (5.8m/1056') - Saturday, 1st Apr 2017 - 11:30am
PROFILE
From Hayfield Primary School (SK22 2HB, SK 031 873). Entry fee £5 on the day (16 years and over). Children's races (U16, over 12) at 10:30am (entry fee £1). Part of family fun day - home made cakes and refreshments available. Records - Simon Coldrick 38:40 (2014), Judith Jepson 47:33 (2015).

Organiser: Sue Brooks. 07747 868749. Email: ss.aj@hotmail.co.uk

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KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sunday, 23rd Apr 2017 - 11:30am
PROFILE
Please note - 2017 race entries will be done online - please don't try to use the 2016 postal address!

Medium counter in Hayfield Championship. Registration at the Scout Hut, GR SK 035 873. Over 18. Online entries only - via www.fabian4.co.uk. No entries on the day. No substitutions. Entry fee £5. 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 the race.

Organiser: Will Meredith. Email: willmered@gmail.com

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MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Friday, 19th May 2017 - 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. Sorry - there is no separate junior (under 12) race this year. Juniors of 12 and over may run the senior race under FRA rules.

This is a village fell race but it is run under FRA rules. Therefore, all runners under age of 18 on the day of the race must either be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or produce a completed FRA parental consent form which can be found at the end of the FRA webpage here.

Entry fees: seniors £4, juniors (12-17) £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, 20th May 2017 - 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, 21st May 2017 - 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 (over 14 years). There is a separate junior race over a shorter course after the senior race. Records - Lloyd Taggart 10:38 (2009), Jackie Lee 13:14 (2009).

Organiser: Richard and Debbie Scottney - 07769 902658. Email: debscottney@talktalk.net

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KINDER TROG (16m/3490') - Sunday, 25th Jun 2017 - 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 2:10:27 Jasmin Paris 2014. Long counter in Hayfield Championship. Full body cover to be carried.

Here is the route map

Organiser: Carl Moriarty. 07432 299998

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CRACKEN EDGE (7m/1450') - Wednesday, 2nd Aug 2017 - 7:30pm
PROFILE
Register at Kinder Mountain Rescue Team HQ, behind George Hotel, Hayfield (SK 036 869). £5 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: Jim Harries. Email: cracken-edge@kmrt.org.uk - more info on the KMRT web site here

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LANTERN PIKE (5m/1050') - Saturday, 16th Sep 2017 - 2:00pm
PROFILE
Final (short) Counter in Hayfield Championship and counter in National Trust Peak District Fell Series. From Spray House Farm, Little Hayfield (GR SK 035 886). Pay £8 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 U9(over 6)/U11 - 0.5mi, 12 noon. U13 - 1mi, 1:00pm. U15/U17 - 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, 26th Nov 2017 - 11:00am
PROFILE
The penultimate local race for the year, from the Grouse Inn (GR SK 023 868).
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HAYFIELD SANTA DASH (4m/525') - Sunday, 3rd Dec 2017 - 11:00am

The final local race of the year, run by Kinder MRT as a fundraiser.
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LOCAL RACE DIARY - 2017
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.

DayDateRace Dist (mi)Asc (ft) ProfileType
Sun15 Jan 2017 Lamb's Longer Leg 3.1950 PROFILEFell
Sun15 Jan 2017 Trigger 19.95410
FRA
Sat21 Jan 2017 'the Rucksack Club' Kinder Trial 11.22130
FRA
Sun26 Feb 2017 Hoppits Hill 3.5820
FRA
Fri3 Mar 2017 High Peak Marathon 41.65400
FRA
Sun5 Mar 2017 Hope Winter 5.91480
FRA
Sun19 Mar 2017 Wolf's Pit 5.61480
FRA
Sun26 Mar 2017 Don Morrison Memorial Edale Skyline 21.14510 PROFILEFRA
Sat1 Apr 2017 Chicken Run 5.81060
FRA
Sun2 Apr 2017 Lad's Leap 5.91700
FRA
Wed19 Apr 2017 Herod Farm 3.01100 PROFILEFell
Sun23 Apr 2017 Kinder Downfall 9.61970 PROFILEFRA
Wed3 May 2017 Rainow 5 5.0750
FRA
Thu4 May 2017 Buxworth 5 5.0988
Road
Sat6 May 2017 Bollington Festival 3 Peaks 5.61210
FRA
Sat13 May 2017 Cressbrook Crawl 6.51150
FRA
Wed17 May 2017 Shining Tor 6.21020
FRA
Fri19 May 2017 Hayfield May Queen 2.9660 PROFILEFRA
Sat20 May 2017 Mount Famine 5.01850 PROFILEFRA
Sun21 May 2017 Lantern Pike Dash 1.2660 PROFILEFRA
Sun28 May 2017 James' Thorn 5.01610
FRA
Sun28 May 2017 (?) Buxton Half Marathon 13.11500 PROFILERoad
Mon29 May 2017 Bamford Sheepdog Trials 4.51000
FRA
Mon29 May 2017 Shutlingsloe 1.9890
FRA
Sat3 Jun 2017 Wincle Trout 5.91050
FRA
Sun4 Jun 2017 Wormstones 4.01350
FRA
Wed7 Jun 2017 Boar's Head 8.11310 PROFILEFell
Fri9 Jun 2017 Castleton 6.71500
FRA
Sun11 Jun 2017 Accelerate Edale Race 4.71320
FRA
Fri23 Jun 2017 Tideswell 4.4850
FRA
Sat24 Jun 2017 Chrome Hill 4.0700
FRA
Sat24 Jun 2017 Whaley Waltz 5.8900
FRA
Sun25 Jun 2017 Kinder Trog 16.03490 PROFILEFRA
Sun25 Jun 2017 Langley Fete 2.8650
FRA
Wed28 Jun 2017 Hope Wakes 5.91480
FRA
Sun2 Jul 2017 Great Hucklow 6.21120
FRA
Sun9 Jul 2017 Bollington Nostalgia 7.11220
FRA
Sat8 Jul 2017 (?) Buxton Carnival 4 Mile 4.0

Road
Sun9 Jul 2017 Peak Forest 6.0650
FRA
Sun16 Jul 2017 Up The Nab 4.01200
FRA
Sun30 Jul 2017 Chunal 3.01000
FRA
Wed2 Aug 2017 Cracken Edge 7.01450 PROFILEFRA
Sat5 Aug 2017 Tegg's Nose 8.01720
FRA
Wed9 Aug 2017 Eccles Pike 3.41000
FRA
Sat12 Aug 2017 Half Tour Of Bradwell 15.53180
FRA
Sat12 Aug 2017 Long Tour Of Bradwell 32.77220
FRA
Sun20 Aug 2017 Crowden Horseshoe 8.01700
FRA
Sat2 Sep 2017 Bullock Smithy Hike 56.08000 PROFILELDWA
Sun3 Sep 2017 Shelf Moor 5.71500
FRA
Sun10 Sep 2017 Padfield Plum Fair Scamper 5.51050
FRA
Sat16 Sep 2017 (?) High Peak 40 405400 PROFILELDWA
Sat16 Sep 2017 Lantern Pike 5.01050 PROFILEFRA
Sat23 Sep 2017 Nine Edges Endurance 20.42930
FRA
Sun8 Oct 2017 Goyt Valley Challenge 24.5/13.3

LDWA
Sun15 Oct 2017 Andrew Heywood Memorial Windgather 13.52500
FRA
Sun26 Nov 2017 Famous Grouse 5.21200 PROFILEFell
Sun3 Dec 2017 Bill Fox Gravy Pud Race 5.01000
FRA
Sun3 Dec 2017 Hayfield Santa Dash 4.0530
FRA
Sun10 Dec 2017 Litton Christmas Cracker 7.61180
FRA
Sun10 Dec 2017 (?) Shittern Santa Saunter 5.01148
EHR
Sun31 Dec 2017 Bowstones 6.81070
FRA
Local clubs
Buxton & District AC
Cheshire Hill Racers
Dark Peak Fell Runners
Glossopdale Harriers
Goyt Valley Striders
Macclesfield Harriers
Pennine Fell Runners
Stockport Harriers & AC
Not quite so local clubs
Altrincham & District AC
Calder Valley Fell Runners
Cheshire Tally Ho Hare and Hounds Club
Holmfirth Harriers AC
Matlock AC
Saddleworth RC
Totley AC
Fell running & other sites
Kinder webkam
High Peak 40
Goyt Valley Series
Chris Smith's Hayfield Photos
Helen Spiegl Photography
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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
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