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 - 2017 - Details of races
held in or near Hayfield with dates and times for 2017.
Local Race Diary - 2017 - A list of races held
within a 10 mile radius of Hayfield.
Links - Links to related resources, running clubs
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
Photo Gallery - A collection of local race
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when they become out of date.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 (updated Feb
2016). Interesting if you like looking at masses of numbers!
Find race results - here's the
... and fetch my Walshes, Wilson, there's a good chap ...
Site updated: 10 Dec 2017
2018 race dates
- with the new year fast approaching, here
are dates for the January local races. Kinder Trial is on Sat, 20
Jan and Lamb's Longer Leg is on Sun, 21 Jan. Both of these races are
pre-entry only and details are broadly similar to last year.
- For Kinder Trial, use a standard
FRA entry form and send it (with
cheque) to Andy Howie - details as for the 2017 race
here. Entries close on Jan 13th if not full before...
- For Lamb's Leg, use this entry
form and send it to Brian Shelmerdine. You'll
need to email
Brian for his
postal address. He will accept payment by cheque or BACS - email
for account details. Race details here.
Famous Grouse FR - Sun, 26 Nov
- after a snowy Saturday, race
day began with some sunshine but this vanished and the rain arrived
2 minutes before the start. There was much cursing and donning of
waterproofs and then we were off up Moorland Road which was dry in
parts, unlike most of the route which was gloriously muddy. Thanks
to Wayne and Rose for putting on this race yet again and thanks to
the marshals who had a chilly couple of hours out on the
course. Here are the
results - thanks to Andy (The Sweeper) Howie for putting these
Lantern Pike FR - Sat, 16 Sep
- almost 150 turned out for the
senior race which was held in good conditions. Simon Bailey was
first back and Lauren McNeil was first woman - congratulations to
them. Thanks to organiser Jim and all of his helpers. Thanks also to
Mel and Jim for organising the many junior races. Here are the senior
and the juniors
Thanks to Jim for sorting these out quickly.
It was a pleasure to see Ricky Wilde and Wade Cooper at the race - they both
ran the inaugural Lantern Pike race in 1977. Ricky's
race record from that year remained unbroken yet again (hard
luck WC, maybe next year!).
Lost property - Jim has a pair of Salomon Xcelerate shoes
waiting to be returned to their rightful owner - contact
Hayfield Champs 2017
- it's all over for another year and
30 entrants managed to complete the necessary races to earn
their T-shirts. Bryan McKenna and Ali Keates topped the table - well
done to them. Thanks, as always, to Andy Howie for organising and here
is the final
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).
- Lamb's Longer Leg - Sun, 15th Jan (Short)
- Kinder Trial - Sat, 21st Jan (Long)
- Kinder Downfall - Sun, 23rd Apr (Medium)
- May Queen - Fri, 19th May (Short)
- Mount Famine - Sat, 20th May (Short)
- Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 21st May (Short)
- Kinder Trog - Sun, 25th Jun (Long)
- Cracken Edge - Wed, 2nd Aug (Medium)
- 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).
HAYFIELD FELL RACES - 2017-18
KINDER TRIAL (approx 11m/2000') - Saturday, 20th Jan 2018
- 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 13 Jan essential due to limit on entries, on FRA entry
, include SAE or email address for confirmation of
Organiser: Andy Howie, The Chalet, Tunstead Clough, Edale Road,
Hayfield, SK22 2LL. Tel 01663 742138.
LAMB'S LONGER LEG (3.1m/950') - Sunday, 21st Jan 2018 - 10:30am
From the Lamb Inn on Hayfield/Chinley road (GR SK 049 843). No entry
on the day. Pre-entry only on this
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, no pins.
Organiser: Brian Shelmerdine - Tel: 07817 662825.
CHICKEN RUN (5.8m/1056') - Saturday, 1st Apr 2017 - 11:30am
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.
KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sunday, 23rd Apr 2017 - 11:30am
- 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.
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
Please read the organiser's
notes before the race.
Organiser: Will Meredith. Email:
MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Friday, 19th May 2017 - 7:30pm
- THREE DAYS IN MAY
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. Records - Men: Andi Jones 18:51 (2006), Women:
Jackie Lee 23:15 (2009).
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
Entry fees: seniors £4, juniors (12-17) £1. Entry on the
day only, please!
Organiser: Mary Edgerton. Tel 01663 742367
MOUNT FAMINE (5m/1850') - Saturday, 20th May 2017 - 11:00am
- THREE DAYS IN MAY
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.
LANTERN PIKE DASH (1.2m/630')- Sunday, 21st May 2017 - 11:00am
- THREE DAYS IN MAY
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 - Simon Bailey 10:37 (2016), Caitlin Rice 13:06 (2016).
Organiser: Richard and Debbie Scottney - 07769 902658.
KINDER TROG (16m/3490') - Sunday, 25th Jun 2017 - 11:00am
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
Here is the route map
Organiser: Carl Moriarty. 07432 299998
CRACKEN EDGE (7m/1450') - Wednesday, 2nd Aug 2017 - 7:30pm
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
Organiser: Jim Harries.
Email: email@example.com - more
info on the KMRT web site
LANTERN PIKE (5m/1050') - Saturday, 16th Sep 2017 - 2:00pm
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.
FAMOUS GROUSE (5m/1250') - Sunday, 26th Nov 2017 - 11:00am
The penultimate local race for the year, from the Grouse Inn (GR SK 023 868).
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.
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
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
- 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 around £15 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
ABOUT THE RESULTS PAGES
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
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.
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
To get a 'clean' copy of a page without any links use the
Use the STATISTICS link to get some simple statistics about a
- Site info
The site was created on 6 Jun, 2003.
I welcome comments, corrections or suggestions for improvements to
this site. Please email me,