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 - 2020 - Details of races
held in or near Hayfield with dates and times for 2020
Local Race Diary - 2020 - 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when they become out of date.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
Site updated: 25 May 2020
May Queen F(un)run - week ending 22 May
- the first
Hayfield virtual race attracted a good number of entrants who
ran their own not-the-May-Queen route. Many thanks to Mary for
organising the race and then hosting the post-race Zoom call.
Here are the
Kinder Downfall 2020
- no race this year but this just
received from RO Will...
Hi all - it was a shame to have to cancel the Downfall this
year. But the good news is that many people chose to donate
their entry fees and we've been able to give £220 to Kinder
Mountain Rescue, and also £50 to the upkeep of the Scout
Hut. Thanks very much for your generosity and here's to seeing
you all fit and well for the Downfall in 2021.
- the latest update from the FRA
is that all fell races should be cancelled or postponed until
further notice. You should therefore assume that none of the
races listed here will go ahead, pending further updates.
That said, the hills are not closed and are an ideal venue
for social distancing - so get out there! Look after
yourselves, be kind to others and I hope to see you at a race
in the not too distant future.
HAYFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP - 2020
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 and this must include at least one in
each length category (short, medium and long).
- Lamb's Longer Leg - Sun, 19th Jan (Short)
- Chicken Run - Sat, 28th Mar (Medium)
- Kinder Downfall - Sun, 26th Apr (Medium)
- May Queen - Fri, 22nd May (Short)
- Mount Famine - Sat, 23rd May (Short)
- Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 24th May (Short)
- Kinder Trog - Sun, 28th Jun (Long)
- Cracken Edge - Wed, 5th Aug (Medium)
- Groovy Kinder Love - Sat, 12th Sep (Long)
- Lantern Pike - Sat, 19th 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 - 2020
LAMB'S LONGER LEG (3.1m/950') - Sunday, 19th Jan 2020 - 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') - Not being run in 2020
CHICKEN RUN (8.3m/1421') - Saturday, 28th Mar 2020 - 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.
Medium counter in Hayfield Championship.
Records (old route) - Simon Coldrick 38:40 (2014), Judith Jepson 47:33 (2015).
KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sunday, 26th Apr 2020 - 11:30am
Medium counter in Hayfield Championship. Registration at the Scout
Hut, GR SK035871. Over 18. Online entries only - via
(from 1 Mar). 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
and a note regarding
the route near Kinder Low.
MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Friday, 22nd May 2020 - 7:30pm
- this race is
cancelled for now. In the event that the May Queen festival takes
place later in the year, Mary will try to reschedule the race to
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. Short counter in Hayfield
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, 23rd May 2020 - 11:00am
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, 24th May 2020 - 11:00am
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.
Short counter in Hayfield Championship.
Records - Simon Bailey 10:37 (2016), Caitlin Rice 13:06 (2016).
KINDER TROG (15m/3050') - Sunday, 28th Jun 2020 - 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, 5th Aug 2020 - 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. 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 (14.3m/3937') - Saturday, 12th Sep 2020 - 11:00am
The newest local race - first run in 2018, skipped 2019 and now back with
a new route. Registration at the Scout Hut
(GR SK035871). Entry fee £8 (on the day only). Over
18. There are some notes on Pat Barry's site
Long counter in Hayfield Championship.
Records (old route): Jack Wood 2:22:24 (2018), Chloe Haines 2:58:48 (2018).
LANTERN PIKE (5m/1050') - Saturday, 19th Sep 2020 - 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 - 2020
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,