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when they become out of date.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: 10 Aug 2022
Free to good home - Fellrunner magazines
- I have around
70 copies of the FRA Fellrunner magazine available (Autumn 1998
to Autumn 2021 - 'buyer' collects from near Hayfield...). Drop
me an email
Groovy Kinder Love - Sat, 10 Sep
- the race organiser is
looking for volunteers to help with this race. There is a list
and if you would like to help out, please email
Cracken Edge - Wed, 3 Aug
- another warm summer evening
for this race around the Ollersett Moors, organised by Kinder
MRT. Thanks to new organiser Karl and his colleagues at KMRT for
getting this race going again. Here are the
- thanks to Karl for these. Here are
from Mark Fermer - cheers Mark! ... and
from Nick Ham - thanks Nick!
Congratulations (again) to Beryl Buckley who set the F70
record for this race.
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.
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.
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 the current list.
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
- 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 route.
- 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 around Hayfield.
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,