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: 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 if interested.
Groovy Kinder Love - Sat, 10 Sep - the race organiser is looking for volunteers to help with this race. There is a list of jobs here and if you would like to help out, please email Pat Barry - thanks!
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 results - thanks to Karl for these. Here are photos from Mark Fermer - cheers Mark! ... and photos 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.
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

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.
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).
Long Results 2022
Short Results 2022
Results 2019
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Organiser: Elizabeth Land - 07787 530 029.
Email: elizabethstearsland@yahoo.co.uk
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KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sunday, 17th Apr 2022 - 11:30am
Registration at the Scout Hut, GR SK035871. Over 18. Online entries only - via www.fabian4.co.uk (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 note regarding the route near Kinder Low.

Results 2022
Results 2019
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Organiser: Will Meredith - 07847 393 457.
Email: willmered@gmail.com
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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 here.

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

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Organiser: Mary Edgerton - 01663 742367.
Email: rowanho@dircon.co.uk
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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 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: Joanne Ellis
Email: joanneellis06@gmail.com
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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).
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Organiser: Ron Rees - 07814 908 411
Email: ronaldrees@btinternet.com
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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).

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Organiser: Tim Ruck - 07826 098 745.
Email: tcruck@yahoo.co.uk.
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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 site here

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Organiser: Karl Tiffany - 07771 890771
Email: karl.tiffany@kmrt.org.uk
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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 here.
Records: Joe Oldfield - 02:14:40 (2021), Eleanor Wainwright - 02:51:03 (2021)
Results 2021
Results 2018
Organiser: Patrick Barry - 07770 149 757
Email: GroovyKinderLove@penninefellrunners.co.uk

Local clubs
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
Kinder webkam
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