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.
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
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when they become out of date.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.
Photo Gallery - A collection of local race
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: 27 Jun 2022
Kinder Trog - Sun, 26 Jun
- good conditions for
this long race today. Dry underfoot and not too hot though
the strong wind was not always helpful. Thanks to organiser Tim
and his helpers both at base and out on the course, Thanks also
to KMRT for keeping an eye out for us all. Ed Hyland (CVFR) was
first back and Imogen Jones (Pennine) was first female.
Here are the
results - thanks to Tim for sending these over. There
were a few typos - please let me know of any I've
missed... Congratulations to Beryl Buckley who set the F70
record for this race.
Mount Famine - Donations in memory of Mark Boulton - I'm
very happy to report that between her cakes and fundraising
pages, Jo Boulton raised £625.34 for KMRT in Mark’s memory. The
race organisers will be making a further donation from race
Cracken Edge - Wed, 3 Aug
- I was pleased to hear that
this race will run again in 2022.
Three Days in May - Fri-Sun, 20-22 May
- Back again after
a couple of years off ... three days, three races (and less than
10 miles in total!). As before, prizes (after the Dash) for top
scoring M/F in the three race series and some spot prizes for the
also-rans (so don't dash off if you finish all 3).
16 runners managed to complete all three races this
time. Congratulations to Ben Tetler and Rachel Evatt who were
first M and F. Here is the final
- Hayfield May Queen - Fri, 20 May - 7:30pm - a three
mile trot up Lantern Pike from the Scout Hut. Juniors (12 and
Slightly damp conditions for the return of the May Queen
race and 72 turned out for the first of three days of
racing. Youngsters Lucas Parker and Amy Whelan took the top
spots with considerable margins over their more senior
chasers. Thanks to Mary and her team for putting this race
on again. Here are the
results and Nick Ham's
photos - thanks Nick.
Congratulations to Barbara Haigh who set the F70
record for this race. The M70
record awaits an M70 entrant...
- Mount Famine - Sat, 21 May - 11:00am - five miles
and some steep climbs up and around Mount Famine and South
Head. The race is being run in memory of Mark Boulton, former
organiser. Here's a note from the current organiser...
The Mark Boulton Memorial Fell Race celebrates the life of
the previous race organiser and local fell runner, who sadly
died doing the sport he loved in 2020. This race will be
supported by Mark’s family, who will be presenting trophies to
the male and female winners and serving free cake at the Scout
Hut at the end of the race.
Nice and cool for the 122 runners who started today's Mount
Famine race and I understand the post-race cakes were
particularly delicious. David Hadden and Aritri Mandal were
first M and F - well done to them. Thanks to new organisers
Jo and Imogen for putting the race on again (and to all
their helpers...). Here are the
Here are some excellent
photos from Mark Fermer - thanks! ... and Nick Ham's en-route
- Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 22 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.
Nice and warm for today's stomp up Lantern Pike and 44 set
off (and returned). Ben Tetler was first back and Amy Whelan
first lady. The junior race was a little more eventful than
usual... Thanks to organiser Ron and all of his
helpers. Here are the
results. Please let me know of any corrections that may be
needed to these. And here be Nick Ham's
Congratulations to Frank Fielding who set the M70
record for this race. The F70
record awaits an F70 entrant...
Kinder Downfall - 17 Apr
- perfect conditions for this
classic race today - clear, sunny and a nice cool breeze on the
top. Thanks to Will, his team and KMRT for making it all
happen. Here are the
- thanks to Will & Events 360 for these.
Nick Ham had his camera with him as usual - here are his
- thanks Nick. Some more
from Steve Taylor - thanks!
Chicken Run - 2 Apr
- congratulations to Liz and her team for
resurrecting this race (or rather, races) after a difficult couple of years.
Here is her
and here are results for the
races - thanks Liz. There are photos, etc on the Chicken Run
and Nick Ham's photos are
- thanks (again) Nick.
Races in 2022
- this site has not been updated much since
Covid arrived back in 2020. However, it looks like some things
will be returning to normal in 2022 and a number of races have
publicised dates. Here is a short list and I will try to bring
the rest of the site online and up to date in due course.
HAYFIELD FELL RACES - 2022
CHICKEN RUN (8.3m/1421') - Saturday, 2nd Apr 2022 - 11:00am
From Hayfield Primary School (SK22 2HB, SK031873). Entry fee
£8 on the day, £6 pre-entry (18 years and over). New
route this year - further and higher than ever before, with the
option to ‘chicken out’ once more! Part of the school’s Easter
Extravaganza with homemade cakes and refreshments galore.
Records (old route) - Simon Coldrick 38:40 (2014), Judith Jepson 47:33 (2015).
KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sunday, 17th Apr 2022 - 11:30am
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
organiser's notes, a
race assessment matrix, a
route map and a
the route near Kinder Low.
MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Friday, 20th May 2022 - 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. Juniors of 12 and over may
run the senior race under FRA rules. There is no separate junior
(under 12) race.
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 £5, juniors (12-18) £1. Entry on the
day only, please!
MOUNT FAMINE (5m/1850') - Saturday, 21st May 2022 - 11:00am -
THREE DAYS IN MAY
Registration at the Scout Hut, GR SK035871. Pre-entry only - Fee
£8 (FRA members), £9 (non-members). Entries open 1st March at
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, 22nd May 2022 - 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, 26th Jun 2022 - 11:00am
Registration and start at the Scout Hut, Swallow House Lane (GR SK035871).
Entry on the day only - fee £8 (FRA members), £10
(non-members). Over 18. Full body cover to be carried.
Please note - this race has a limit of 160 runners. It
is entry on the day so first come, first
served. Registration opens at 9:00am. (2022 race map)
Records (old route): Lloyd Taggart 1:46:45 (2006), Jasmin Paris 2:10:27 (2014).
CRACKEN EDGE (7m/1450') - Wednesday, 3rd Aug 2022 - 7:30pm
Register at Kinder Mountain Rescue Team HQ, behind George Hotel,
Hayfield (SK036869). £6 on night only. Teams free. Over
18. Please use main bus station car park.
Records: Steve Vernon 40:14 (2008, 2018), Olivia Walwyn 48:28 (2013).
More info on the KMRT web
GROOVY KINDER LOVE (15.2m/4232') - Saturday, 10th Sep 2022 - 11:00am
Registration at the Scout Hut (GR SK035871). Start on Valley Road
(SK038867) Entry fee £8 (pre-entry), £9 (on the
day). Over 18. There are some notes on Pat Barry's site
Records: Joe Oldfield - 02:14:40 (2021), Eleanor Wainwright - 02:51:03 (2021)
- 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 £16 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
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