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 - 2018 - Details of races
held in or near Hayfield with dates and times for 2018
Local Race Diary - 2018 - 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
photos (currently in need of updating...)
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when they become out of date.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.
Statistics - Here are some tables gathered from the race data
on this site. Please let me know of any errors, possible
improvements or ideas for other stats.
- Race Statistics - entries broken
down by age and gender for all races on this site.
- Category Records - fastest times in
all the vet categories for the local races.
Find race results - here's the
... and fetch my Walshes, Wilson, there's a good chap ...
Site updated: 6 Dec 2018
2019 Race Dates
Lamb's Leg - 13 Jan,
Kinder Trial - 19 Jan,
Chicken Run - 6 Apr,
Kinder Downfall - 28 Apr,
Three Days in May - 17-19 May,
Kinder Trog - 23 Jun,
Cracken Edge - 7 Aug,
Groovy Kinder Love - 14 Sep,
Lantern Pike- 21 Sep.
The first two races are pre-entry only - details
Famous Grouse FR - Sun, 25 Nov
- over 60 turned out for what
may be the last running of this splendid little race (after 27
years...). Lloyd Taggart returned to these parts take the top spot
and Steph Curtis was first female. Andy Howie brought up the rear
again (as sweeper, of course). Thanks to Wayne and Rose for keeping
this race on track for nearly three decades and to all of their
marshals and helpers for turning out in all the weathers that
Results are now
here - thanks to Andy for these and here are Mark Fermer's
photos - thanks Mark!
Groovy Kinder Love - Sun, 30 Sep
- ouch! - and the award for
the toughest local race goes to... 70+ turned out for the first
running of this race on a dry but windy day. It was generally good
underfoot and Jack Wood was first back in 2:22:24 with Chloe Haines
first woman in 2:58:48. Despite being only 16 miles, quite a few
climbs over rough terrain made for hard going (for most of us).
Thanks to Noel and Pennine FR for putting this on and finding marshals
for checkpoints in some of the less hospitable places (hi Tim!).
Race info page here
Here are the
results - thanks to Mark & Noel for sorting these out.
There are some nice photos, taken at Harry Hut Trig, by Beau Dog
HAYFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP - 2018
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).
- Kinder Trial - Sat, 20th Jan (Long)
- Lamb's Longer Leg - Sun, 21st Jan (Short)
- Kinder Downfall - Sun, 22nd Apr (Medium)
- May Queen - Fri, 18th May (Short)
- Mount Famine - Sat, 19th May (Short)
- Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 20th May (Short)
- Kinder Trog - Sun, 24th Jun (Long)
- Cracken Edge - Wed, 1st Aug (Medium)
- Lantern Pike - Sat, 15th 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 - 2018 / 2019
LAMB'S LONGER LEG (3.1m/950') - Sunday, 13th Jan 2019 - 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.
KINDER TRIAL (approx 11m/2000') - Saturday, 19th Jan 2019 - 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 12 Jan
essential due to limit on entries, on
FRA entry form
, include SAE or email address for confirmation of
Organiser: Andy Howie, The Chalet, Tunstead Clough, Edale Road,
Hayfield, SK22 2LL. Tel 01663 742138.
CHICKEN RUN (5.8m/1056') - Saturday, 14th Apr 2018 - 11:00am
From Hayfield Primary School (SK22 2HB, SK 031 873). Entry fee
£5 on the day (16 years and over). There is also a
'mini-mudder' assault course for children (not FRA-licensed). Part of
family fun day - home made cakes and refreshments available. Records -
Simon Coldrick 38:40 (2014), Judith Jepson 47:33 (2015).
Organiser: Elizabeth Land, Tel: 07787 530 029
KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sunday, 22nd Apr 2018 - 11:30am
Medium counter in Hayfield Championship. Registration at the Scout
Hut, GR SK 035 873. Over 18. Online entries only - via
. No entries on the day.
Entry fee £6. 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
route notes before the race.
Organiser: Will Meredith. Email:
MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Friday, 18th May 2018 - 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 (12-18) £1. Entry on the
day only, please!
Organiser: Mary Edgerton. Tel 01663 742367
MOUNT FAMINE (5m/1850') - Saturday, 19th May 2018 - 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, 6 Cote Lane, Hayfield, High Peak, SK22 2HL.
Tel 07928 236 582.
LANTERN PIKE DASH (1.2m/630')- Sunday, 20th May 2018 - 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 902 658.
KINDER TROG (16m/3490') - Sunday, 24th Jun 2018 - 11:00am
Registration at the Scout Hut, Swallow House Lane (GR SK 035
873). Entry fee £6 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 299 998. Email:
CRACKEN EDGE (7m/1450') - Wednesday, 1st Aug 2018 - 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, 15th Sep 2018 - 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 £10 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. Tel 07769 263 804.
FAMOUS GROUSE (5m/1250') - Sunday, 25th Nov 2018 - 11:00am
The final local race for the year. Registration, start and finish at
the Grouse Inn (GR SK 023 868). The entry fee was £2 last year
so unlikely to be much different this time. Weather can be as expected
for late-Nov, so come prepared... Mud - frequent, rain - often,
snow/ice - occasionally, sun - sometimes!
LOCAL RACE DIARY - 2018
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 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
- 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,