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 - 2016 - Details of races
held in or near Hayfield with dates and times for 2016.
Local Race Diary - 2016 - 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when they become out of date.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: 24 May 2016
Three Days in May - 20-22 May
- 30 runners completed all three races
- congratulations to all who managed this. Here is the final
after all three races.
- Fri 20th - 7:30pm - May Queen - a three mile trot up
Lantern Pike from the Scout Hut. Juniors (12 and up) welcome.
Nicely warm and slightly damp for this race and the heavy rain
waited until everyone was back. A bumper (record?) field of over
100 enjoyed their race, thanks to Mary and her team of
helpers. Alasdair Campbell was first back and Caitlin Rice was
first female. There were notable performances from some very good
juniors too. Here are the
- Sat 21st - 11:00am - Mount Famine - five miles and some
steep climbs up and around Mount Famine and South Head.
Once again the rain stayed away for most runners and most made it back
in one piece. Commiserations to the runner who sustained a break for the
second year running! Alasdair Campbell was first back again and Steph
Curtis was first woman. Thanks, as usual, to Mark and his team for
organising. Here are the
- Sun 22nd - 11:00am - Lantern Pike Dash - just over a mile
from the Lantern Pike Inn to Lantern Pike and back. Separate junior
race (on a shorter course) for all ages after the senior race.
Unfortunately, I couldn't make LPD this year so no horse's mouth
report this time. I gather all went well so thanks to Richard and
Debbie for organising. Simon Bailey was first back and Caitlin Rice
first woman - I believe both men's and women's records were broken!
Here are the
Senior and the Junior
Kinder Downfall - Sun, 24 Apr
- 260 turned out for
this classic race to the Downfall and back. Rob Little was first
back (with Nic Barber a very close second) and Emma Gould was first
woman - congratulations to them (and to everyone who finished). Light
rain at the start turned to snow up on Kinder but conditions were
generally good. A fine selection of cakes at the finish made for a
perfect end... Thanks to new organiser Will for taking on this race
and to all of his helpers and marshals (and KMRT who turned out in
force up on the hill). Here are the
- thanks to Andy Butler for getting these out quickly.
... and here are
photos from Nick Ham (thanks!)
May Queen Lantern Pike Race 1962
- I've been sent an interesting
link to a photo and brief description of a 1962 Hayfield race (thanks to
Mark Fermer). I've put it in the archive -
Kinder Trog - Sun, 26th Jun
- a little while until this race
but I've been sent a route map
organiser should you want to recce. It's run clockwise.
National Trust Fell Running Series Trophy - 2016
At the National Trust in the Peak District we are committed to
maintaining the highest standards of conservation and access on the
land we look after so that we can keep its special qualities for
everyone to enjoy for ever. We want to support everyone to use the
land to get active, whether that be walking, cycling, geocaching,
orienteering, running, in fact anyway that you can just get outside
and feel closer to nature.
To celebrate this, in 2016, we are sponsoring the National Trust
Peak District Fell Running Series Trophy. This trophy will go to
the male and female runners that accumulate the lowest number of
points (1 point for first place, 2 for 2nd etc.) in three of the fell
races that take place on National Trust land: the Longshaw Sheepdog
Trials Fell Race (Sat, 3 Sep), Lantern Pike Fell Race (Sat, 17 Sep)
and the Dovedale Dash (Sun, 6 Nov). It is hoped that the series will
become a regular part of the running calendar and the trophy will be a
The trophy will be carved from a cedar tree that was felled at Ilam
Park (one of the National Trust properties near Ashbourne) by local
craftsman Austin Neves in Edale and will be a true work of art!
For more details on this or the work of the National Trust, please
HAYFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016
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, 24th Jan (Short)
- Kinder Trial - Sat, 30th Jan (Long)
- Kinder Downfall - Sun, 24th Apr (Medium)
- May Queen - Fri, 20th May (Short)
- Mount Famine - Sat, 21st May (Short)
- Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 22nd May (Short)
- Kinder Trog - Sun, 26th Jun (Long)
- Cracken Edge - Wed, 3rd Aug (Medium)
- Lantern Pike - Sat, 17th 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 - 2016
LAMB'S LONGER LEG (3.1m/950') - Sunday, 24th Jan 2016 - 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. Organiser: Brian Shelmerdine
- Tel: 07817 662825 or 01457 865905.
KINDER TRIAL (approx 11m/2000') - Saturday, 30th Jan
2016 - 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 23 Jan essential due to limit on entries, on FRA entry
, include SAE or email address for confirmation of
entry. Organiser Andy Howie, The Chalet, Tunstead Clough, Edale Road,
Hayfield, SK22 2LL. Tel 01663 742138
CHICKEN RUN (5m) - Saturday, 19th Mar 2016 - 11:30am
From Hayfield Primary School (SK22 2HB, SK 031 873). Entry fee
£4 on the day (16 years and over). Children's races (U16) 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, 24th Apr 2016 - 11:30am
Medium counter in Hayfield Championship. Registration at the Scout
Hut, GR SK 035 873. Entry Fee £5, pre-entry on
by 8th April - cheques payable to "Pennine Fell
Runners". Please send your entry form to
"Kinder Downfall, Rowan House, Highgate Road, Hayfield, High Peak, SK22 2JL"
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
Organiser: Will Meredith. Email:
MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Friday, 20th May 2016 - 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. Kids of 12 and over may run the senior race
under FRA rules.
Entry fees: seniors £4, juniors (12-17) £1. Entry on the
Organiser: Mary Edgerton. Tel 01663 742367
MOUNT FAMINE (5m/1850') - Saturday, 21st May 2016 - 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, 22nd May 2016 - 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 - Lloyd Taggart 10:38 (2009), Jackie Lee 13:14 (2009).
Organiser: Richard and Debbie Scottney (07769 902658)
KINDER TROG (16m/3490') - Sunday, 26th Jun 2016 - 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
carried. Organiser: Carl Moriarty. 07432 299998
CRACKEN EDGE (7m/1450') - Wednesday, 3rd Aug 2016 - 7:30pm
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: Jim Harries
- more info on the KMRT web site here
LANTERN PIKE (5m/1050') - Saturday, 17th Sep 2016 - 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 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
FAMOUS GROUSE (5m/1250') - Sunday, 27th Nov 2016 - 11:00am
The final local race for the year, from the Grouse Inn (GR SK 023 868).
LOCAL RACE DIARY - 2016
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,