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.

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Latest news:
Site updated: 20 May 2024
Three Days in May - 17-19 May - It's that May-time madness again ... 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).

Well done to the 21 who turned out for all three races in some splendid weather. Nat Winfield and Anna Wildman took the top spots. I'll post the final standings here shortly.

  • Hayfield May Queen - Fri, 17 May - 7:30pm - a three mile trot up Lantern Pike from the Scout Hut. Juniors (12 and up) welcome.

    Here are the results - thanks to Neil & Ann for these.

  • Mount Famine - Sat, 18 May - 11:00am - five miles and some steep climbs up and around Mount Famine and South Head. This race is once again being run in memory of Mark Boulton who was race organiser for many years.

    Here are the results - thanks to Laura & Ann for these.

  • 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.

    Here are the senior and junior results - thanks to Andy & Ann for these.

Kinder Trog - Sun, 30 Jun - a minor route change for this year's race - CP4 moves from Edale Cross to gate at top of Jacob's Ladder. Here's the new route map. Race organiser Tim says...

The new location of CP4 is at the gate east (grid ref SK081861) of Edale Cross (The old location of CP4 grid ref SK076861). From Kinder Low trig point DO NOT head towards Kinder Low End, taking the left path of flagstones on the west side of Swines Back. Instead, head south to Edale rocks, keep to the east side of Swines Back then drop down to CP4.
Kinder Downfall - Sun, 21 Apr - very good conditions for this race which saw 283 set off from the village bound for Kinder. Thanks to RO Will and all of his helpers and to Kinder MRT who were out in good numbers at the three checkpoints. Cakes and drinks at the finish were much appreciated. Here are the preliminary results - thanks to events360 for these.

Many thanks to Kinder MRT for assisting with two injured runners in the course of the race. And finally ... congratulations to Mike Whyatt who chipped 2 minutes off the M60 record for this race (last set in 2009).

Chicken Run - Sat, 23 Mar 2024 - thanks to new organiser Jo for picking up this popular race and to all of her helpers, particularly those out on the course in some wintry conditions. Over 200 set off and most were well wrapped up for the cold wind and hailstones that also turned out, interspersed with sunny intervals. The route was very slippery in places and there were a few tumbles. Back at the finish the cakes were excellent, as usual. Here are the long race results and the short race results.
Cost of Living Racing Crisis - we seem to be living in inflationary times and so I've taken a look at entry fees for local races going back around 20 years. You can find some graphs here.
Lamb's Longer Leg - Sun, 7 Jan - here are the results - thanks to Brian for sending these over.
Hayfield Championship - I'm pleased to be able to report that the Hayfield Champs is back for 2024 and the first few entries are in. Details below.
Races in 2024 - Here is a list of the local races for 2024. There are more details in the FRA links in each entry and further down this page...
National Trust - Peak District Appeal - many of the local races cross land maintained by the National Trust and we race there with their permission. You may wish to consider donating to the Peak District Appeal to support their work in this area.
Two runner search - If you want to know how you've fared against another runner in the Hayfield races you may like this. It needs the names of two runners who have done races listed on this site. Fill in the 4 boxes then click Search.
Runner 1 First name Can be partial (eg S, Ste, Steve, Steven)

Last name Full last name (surname)
Runner 2 First name (as above)

Last name

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).

  1. Lamb's Longer Leg - Sun, 7th Jan (Short)
  2. Chicken Run - Sat, 23rd Mar (Medium)
  3. Kinder Downfall - Sun, 21st Apr (Medium)
  4. May Queen - Fri, 17th May (Short)
  5. Mount Famine - Sat, 18th May (Short)
  6. Lantern Pike Dash - Sun, 19th May (Short)
  7. Kinder Trog - Sun, 30th Jun (Long)
  8. Cracken Edge - Wed, 7th Aug (Medium)
  9. Groovy Kinder Love - Sat, 14th Sep (Long)
  10. Groovy Baby Love - Sat 14th Sep (Medium)
Entry to the championship costs £12 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 which includes at least one of each length. Prizegiving is at the Groovy Kinder Love race.

All you need to know about entering is on the entry form or for more information contact Andy McMurdo - hayfieldchampionship@gmail.com

Entry Form 2024

Interim Results 2024

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LAMB'S LONGER LEG (3.1m/950') - Sunday, 7th Jan 2024 - 10:30am
From the Lamb Inn on Hayfield/Chinley road (GR SK 049 843). Pre-entry only on the appropriate FRA entry form. Entry fee - FRA members £5, non-members £6. Please email organiser for details of where to send entry form. Teams free. ER, PM. Over 18 only. Limited car parking. Public carpark behind Kinder Lodge pub in Hayfield (GR SK 037 868) convenient place to meet to share cars.
Records - Simon Bailey 23:27 (2006), Jackie Lee 30:24 (2006).
Results 2024
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Organiser: Brian Shelmerdine - 07817 662825.
Email: brianshelmerdine5@gmail.com
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CHICKEN RUN (8.3m/1421') - Sat, 23 Mar 2024 - 11:00am

From Hayfield Primary School (SK22 2HB, SK 0311 8730). Entry fee £10 on the day, £9.26 pre-entry (18 years and over). Free parking nearby please car share if possible. No dogs allowed on the course or in the school grounds. Cakes, refreshments and toilets available at the school. Short 10k course available for those who want to 'chicken out'. Online entry here.
Records (new route) - Barney Nikolich 56:20 (2023), Ruth Jones 1:03:38 (2023).
Long Results 2024
Short Results 2024
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Organiser: Jo Sanchez - 07702 827319
Email: josanchez491@hotmail.com
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KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sun, 21 Apr 2024 - 11:30am
Registration at the Scout Hut, GR SK035872. Over 18. Online entries only (opening in Feb at events360). No entries on the day. Entry fee £11 (FRA), £16 (non-FRA). Limit of 300 runners. Start from Hayfield Village Centre bridge crossing (GR SK037870 - 5 mins from registration).
Records - Mark Kinch 1:01:46 (1995), Sarah Rowell 1:14:46 (1995).

Here are the organiser's notes 2024, a race assessment matrix, a route map and a note regarding the route near Kinder Low.

Results 2024
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Organiser: Will Meredith - 07847 393 457.
Email: willmered@gmail.com
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MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Fri, 17 May 2024 - 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 SK035872) 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 here.

Entry fees: seniors £5, juniors (12-18) £1. Entry on the day only, please!

Results 2024
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Organiser: Neil Birks - 07595 022881
Email: hayfieldmayqueenfr@gmail.com
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MOUNT FAMINE (5m/1850') - Sat, 18 May 2024 - 11:00am - THREE DAYS IN MAY
Registration at the Scout Hut, GR SK035872. Pre-entry only - fee £8 (FRA members), £9 (non-members). Entries open 1st Mar at Fabian4. Start at foot of Elle Bank (SK045866) approx 0.5m from Scout Hut (Race Map). Over 18.
Records (new course) - Simon Bailey 40:33 (2010), Jackie Lee 50:13 (2009).
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Organiser: Laura Iredale - 07810 826841
Email: laura_iredale@hotmail.com & laura.iredale@me.com
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LANTERN PIKE DASH (1.2m/630') - Sun, 19 May 2024 - 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. Registration and parking in the field by the pub.
Records - Simon Bailey 10:37 (2016), Caitlin Rice 13:06 (2016).
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Organiser: Andy McMurdo - 07834 912222
Email: andymcmurdo@hotmail.com
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KINDER TROG (15.5m/2950') - Sun, 30 Jun 2024 - 11:00am
Registration and start at the Scout Hut, Swallow House Lane (GR SK035872). Entry on the day only - fee £8 (FRA members), £10 (non-members). Over 18. Full FRA kit to be carried.

(2024 race map)

Records: Ed Hyland 2:04:10 (2022), Imogen Jones 2:26:32 (2022).

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Organiser: Tim Ruck - 07826 098 745.
Email: tcruck@yahoo.co.uk.
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CRACKEN EDGE (7m/1450') - Wed, 7 Aug 2024 - 7:30pm
Registration (18:00-19:15) at Kinder Mountain Rescue Team HQ, behind George Hotel, Hayfield (SK036869). Start line: Ridge Top Lane by Meadows Farm (SK035866). Entry fee £6 on the 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 site here

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Organiser: Vicki Neal - 07870 111151
Email: vicki.neal@kmrt.org.uk
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GROOVY KINDER LOVE (15.2m/4232') - Sat, 14 Sep 2024 - 11:00am
Registration at the Scout Hut (GR SK035872). Start on Valley Road by the sub-station (SK038867). Entry fee £10 (pre-entry), £12 (on the day). Over 18. There are some notes on Pat Barry's site here. You can enter on the day or online via the Fabian4 site here.

Records: Jack Scott - 02:10:19 (2023), Eleanor Wainwright - 02:51:03 (2021)

GROOVY BABY LOVE is a shorter course (11 mi, 3030 ft), missing out some checkpoints. You can decide on the day which course you wish to run.

Results 2023
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Organiser: Patrick Barry - 07770 149 757
Email: GroovyKinderLove@penninefellrunners.co.uk

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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 FRA 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 me know.

DayDateRace Dist (mi)Asc (ft) ProfileType
Sun7 Jan 2024 Lamb's Longer Leg 3.11000 PROFILEFRA
Sun14 Jan 2024 Trigger 20.55410
Sun25 Feb 2024 Doctors Gate 12.72820
Sat23 Mar 2024 Chicken Run 8.31420
Sun24 Mar 2024 Don Morrison Memorial Edale Skyline 21.14510
Sat6 Apr 2024 Alan Kirk Memorial Lad's Leap - English Championship inc Derbyshire Champs 5.91700
Wed17 Apr 2024 Herod Farm 3.01120
Sun21 Apr 2024 Kinder Downfall 9.61970 PROFILEFRA
Sun28 Apr 2024 Kettleshulme Fell Race 5.61170
Wed1 May 2024 Rainow 5 5.0760
Thu2 May 2024 Buxworth 5 5.0990
Wed8 May 2024 Shining Tor 6.21020
Sun12 May 2024 Happy Valley Trails 13.1/6.22530/1280
Fri17 May 2024 Hayfield May Queen 2.9660 PROFILEFRA
Sat18 May 2024 Mark Boulton Memorial Mount Famine 5.01850 PROFILEFRA
Sun19 May 2024 Lantern Pike Dash 1.2660 PROFILEFRA
Sun19 May 2024 Shutlingsloe 1.9890
Wed22 May 2024 Gun Run 6.2820
Sun26 May 2024 Buxton Half Marathon 13.11510
Mon27 May 2024 Bamford Sheepdog Trials 4.51000
Sun2 Jun 2024 Passing Clouds 9.81850
Wed5 Jun 2024 Boar's Head 8.01320
Fri7 Jun 2024 Castleton 5.71400
Sat8 Jun 2024 Wincle Trout 5.91050
Sun9 Jun 2024 Edale Fell Race 4.71320
Tue11 Jun 2024 Calton Crawl 5.3800
Wed12 Jun 2024 Calver Peak 5.0900
Sun16 Jun 2024 Up The Nab 4.01200
Wed19 Jun 2024 The D C R O Dash 5.31260
Fri21 Jun 2024 Tideswell Fell Race 4.5620
Sat29 Jun 2024 Whaley Waltz 5.61300
Sun30 Jun 2024 Kinder Trog 15.52950 PROFILEFRA
Sat13 Jul 2024 Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival Fell Race 3.1590
Sun14 Jul 2024 Peak Forest Fell Race 6.0810
Thu18 Jul 2024 Sheldon 4.0530
Fri2 Aug 2024 Salt cellar 6.81590
Sat3 Aug 2024 Tegg's Nose 8.01720
Wed7 Aug 2024 Cracken Edge 7.01450 PROFILEFRA
Wed14 Aug 2024 Eccles Pike 3.41000
Sun18 Aug 2024 Crowden 8.01700
Tue27 Aug 2024 Eyam 6.21510
Fri6 Sep 2024 Great Longstone Chase 4.8950
Sat7 Sep 2024 Bullock Smithy Hike 576000
Sat14 Sep 2024 Groovy Baby Love 11.23020
Sat14 Sep 2024 Groovy Kinder Love 15.24230 PROFILEFRA
Sat14 Sep 2024 Bollington 3 Peaks 5.61210
Sat21 Sep 2024 John Hewitt Memorial Shelf Moor 6.01500
Sat5 Oct 2024 Curbar Commotion 9.91360
Sun13 Oct 2024 Andrew Heywood Memorial Windgather 13.52500
Sun27 Oct 2024 Padfield 5.51050
Sun10 Nov 2024 Roaches 15.03700
Tue31 Dec 2024 Wormstones 4.01350
Local clubs
Bollington Harriers
Buxton & District AC
Cheshire Hill Racers
Dark Peak Fell Runners
Glossopdale Harriers
Goyt Valley Striders
Macclesfield Harriers
Pennine Fell Runners
Stockport Harriers & AC
Not quite so local clubs
Altrincham & District AC
Calder Valley Fell Runners
Cheshire Tally Ho Hare and Hounds Club
Holmfirth Harriers AC
Matlock AC
Saddleworth RC
Totley AC
Fell running & other sites
Hayfield Weather
High Peak 40
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 the INDEX
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 surname.
You can also search by entering a runner's surname here
To get a 'clean' copy of a page without any links use the PRINTABLE link.
Use the STATISTICS link to get some simple statistics about a race.
Site info
The site was created on 6 Jun, 2003.
I welcome comments, corrections or suggestions for improvements to this site. Please email me, Steve Temple