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 - 2019 - Details of races
held in or near Hayfield with dates and times for 2019
Local Race Diary - 2019 - 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when they become out of date.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: 15 Aug 2019
Cracken Edge - Wed, 7 Aug
- Good conditions for this race which
attracted 206 runners. Thanks to Kinder MRT for organising, marshaling, etc.
Steve Vernon repeated his win of last year and Lauren McNeil was first F. Here
- thanks to Jim for these and also for the
Mark Fermer has taken some nice
- thanks! As has Nick Ham -
- thanks Nick.
Congratulations to Rob Tayor who took over 4 minutes off Jeff
Norman's V70 record for this race (and who now has V60 and
Hayfield Champs 2019
- a certain amount of chaos with the
Champs this year as two of the three long races have been
cancelled. This being so, the rules are being amended for this
year so that your best four races of any length will score (as
some entrants will not be able to do a long race). The latest
table, updated after Cracken Edge is
(updated 15 Aug). There is now only one more race to
go - Lantern Pike on Sat, 21 Sep. The closing date for entries
is extended to the end of August. As usual, Andy Howie would be
delighted to have your entry - details
Groovy Kinder Love - Sat, 14 Sep -
CANCELLED - unfortunately this race has been cancelled for
this year (access permissions, again). Noel is hoping for a
resurrection in 2020.
Kinder Trog - Sun, 23 Jun
- thanks to
new race organiser Tim for taking over this race - all seemed to
go smoothly. Thanks also to helpers, marshals and KMRT who
were dotted around the route. Billy Cartwright was first back and
Bridget Lancashire was first F. Here are the
- thanks Tim!
Finally, here is a massage from the race organiser -
"Thanks to all runners, marshals, time keepers and busy
kitchen team for making the Kinder Trog 2019 a great
success. See you all again next year. Cheers Tim".
Three Days in May - 17-19 May
- Good weather for
the annual 3 days of madness and 20 managed to drag themselves round all
three races. Luke Cook was first amongst the men and Rachel Evatt led
the women - well done to them and to everyone who ran or supported the
races. Here is the final
Hayfield May Queen - Fri, 17 May - 7:30pm - a three
mile trot up Lantern Pike from the Scout Hut. Juniors (12 and
A record turnout for this race (122 ran) and a good showing of juniors,
including Sam Soles who was first back. Caitlin Rice was
first woman (and broke the women's record, I believe). Thanks
to organiser Mary and all of her team. Here are the
results and here is Mary's report...
We had an excellent turnout this time with 122 runners
including 18 juniors.
Records were broken too with Sam Soles, Buxton AC (MU17)
winning the race in 20.45 (I think the first time a junior
has won) and Caitlin Rice, Ribble Valley Harriers, setting a
new woman’s record of 23.10 taking 5 seconds off Jackie Lee’s
2009 record. Congratulations to both of them.
Michael Cooke was second man in 21.09 with another junior
Edward Corden (MU17) third in 21.25. Lee Ashwood was first
MV40. Second woman was Faye Johnson and third woman was
also a junior - Amy Whelan (FU15) in 27.03. Clare Griffin
was first FV40.
Juniors really stole the show taking 8 of the first 20
places. As well as the juniors placed in the first three
positions there were also excellent runs from Lucas Parker,
first MU19 in 21.51, Sarah Warhurst first FU19 in 33.14,
Stuart Diamond third MU17 in 22.30, Caleb Winfield first
MU15 in 24.43 and Jake O’Donnell first MU13 in 23.28 (15th
Thank you also to all the landowners and marshals who help
to make the race happen and to Hayfield May Queen Jazmine
who started the race.
Mount Famine - Sat, 18 May - 11:00am - five miles
and some steep climbs up and around Mount Famine and South
Another record turnout for this race (142 ran) and Max Wainwright
took the top spot. Eleanor Johnson was first F. Thanks to Mark
for organising again and to all of his helpers. Here are the
Some excellent photos from Frank Golden -
Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 19 May - 11:00am - 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.
Thanks to Ron Rees for standing in as caretaker manager for Richard
and Debbie and to everyone who helped at senior and junior races.
Bailey Snr. won the senior race and Bailey Jnr. won the juniors. Lucy
Bednall was first woman back in the senior race and Lucy Whelan was
first junior girl. Here are the
senior results and here are the
More excellent photos from Frank Golden -
Race Route Map
- I've been playing with OpenStreetMap a
bit lately and have made a route
showing all of the local races. There is a menu at top
right which lets you control what is displayed. Please be aware
that some of these routes cross private land and no right of way
Hayfield Weather Site
- Local runners may be interested in a
weather web site I've cobbled together. Latest
conditions and historical data (no forecasts!) can be found
HAYFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP - 2019
The Hayfield Championship is based around fell races held near
Hayfield. There are no specific compulsory races but you must
complete at least four races. Normally this must include at least one in
each length category (short, medium and long) but for 2019 only
any four races will count (owing to the cancellation of two
of the long races).
- Lamb's Longer Leg - Sun, 13th Jan (Short)
- Chicken Run - Sat, 6th Apr (Medium)
- Kinder Downfall - Sun, 28th Apr (Medium)
- May Queen - Fri, 17th May (Short)
- Mount Famine - Sat, 18th May (Short)
- Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 19th May (Short)
- Kinder Trog - Sun, 23rd Jun (Long)
- Cracken Edge - Wed, 7th Aug (Medium)
- Lantern Pike - Sat, 21st Sep (Short)
Entry to the championship costs £10 and all successful
finishers receive a championship T-shirt. Entries will close
after the Cracken Edge race. 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. 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
HAYFIELD FELL RACES - 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 form
). Entry fee
£5. Please email organiser for details of where to send
entry form. Teams free. ER/LK/NS/PM. Over 18. 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.
Records - Simon Bailey 23:27 (2006), Jackie Lee 30:24 (2006).
KINDER TRIAL (approx 11m/2000') - CANCELLED for 2019 (
Sat, 19 Jan) - Interval Starts 10am-11am
Long counter in Hayfield Championship. Low Key Fell Orienteering Event
from Hayfield Scout Hut, GR SK035871. 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, 6th Apr 2019 - 11:00am
From Hayfield Primary School (SK22 2HB, SK031873). 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).
KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sunday, 28th Apr 2019 - 11:30am
Medium counter in Hayfield Championship. Registration at the Scout
Hut, GR SK035871. Over 18. Online entries only - via
(from 1 Feb). No entries on the day.
Entry fee £6. Limit of 300 runners. Start From Hayfield
Village Centre bridge crossing GR SK037870 - 11.30am.
Records - Mark Kinch 1:01:46 (1995), Sarah Rowell 1:14:46 (1995).
Here are the
for 2019 and a note regarding
the route near Kinder Low.
MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Friday, 17th May 2019 - 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 SK035871) 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 - Andi Jones 18:51 (2006), Caitlin Rice 23:10 (2019).
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!
MOUNT FAMINE (5m/1850') - Saturday, 18th May 2019 - 11:00am
- THREE DAYS IN MAY
Short counter in Hayfield Championship. Registration at the Scout Hut,
GR SK035871. Entry Fee £4, on day only. Start at foot of Elle
Bank (SK045866) approx 0.5m from Scout Hut. Over 18.
Records (new course) - Simon Bailey 40:33 (2010), Jackie Lee 50:13 (2009).
LANTERN PIKE DASH (1.2m/630')- Sunday, 19th May 2019 - 11:00am
- THREE DAYS IN MAY
Starts in the field next to the Lantern Pike pub in Little Hayfield
(GR SK034882) 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).
KINDER TROG (15m/3050') - Sunday, 23rd Jun 2019 - 11:00am
Registration at the Scout Hut, Swallow House Lane (GR SK035871).
Entry fee £8 on the day. Start at Scout Hut. Over
18. Long counter in Hayfield Championship. Full body
cover to be carried.
Records: Lloyd Taggart 1:46:45 (2006), Jasmin Paris 2:10:27 (2014).
CRACKEN EDGE (7m/1450') - Wednesday, 7th Aug 2019 - 7:30pm
Register at Kinder Mountain Rescue Team HQ, behind George Hotel,
Hayfield (SK036869). £5 on night only. Teams free. Over
18. Please use main bus station car park. Medium counter in Hayfield
Records: Steve Vernon 40:14 (2008, 2018), Olivia Walwyn 48:28 (2013).
More info on the KMRT web
GROOVY KINDER LOVE (15.5m/4265') - CANCELLED for 2019
Saturday, 14th Sep 2019 - 11:00am
The newest (and longest) local race. Registration at the Scout Hut
(GR SK035871). Entry fee £8 (on the day only). Over
18. Here are some notes from the 2018 race
Records: Jack Wood 2:22:24 (2018), Chloe Haines 2:58:48 (2018).
LANTERN PIKE (5m/1050') - Saturday, 21st Sep 2019 - 2:00pm
Final (short) Counter in Hayfield Championship. From Spray House
Farm, Little Hayfield (GR SK 035 886). Pay £10 entry to
Sheepdog Trials & Show - race entry free. Over 16. Junior
races U9(over 6)/U11 - 0.5mi, 12 noon. U13 - 1mi, 1:00pm. U15/U17
- 2mi, 1:00pm.
Records: Ricky Wilde 29:12 (1977) (possibly the oldest unbroken fell race
record in the UK), Carol Greenwood 34:50 (1984).
LOCAL RACE DIARY - 2019
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,