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.
Hayfield Fell Races - 2023 - Details of races
held in or near Hayfield with dates and times for 2023
Local Race Diary - 2023 - A list of races not
too far from 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
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when they become out of date.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 (updated 21 May 23).
- Category Records - fastest times in
all the vet categories for the local races (updated 21 May 23).
Find race results - here's the
... and fetch my Walshes, Wilson, there's a good chap ...
Site updated: 27 Nov 2023
Kinder Downfall - Sun, 21 Apr 2024 - two notes from the RO (thanks Will) ...
Entries will open in Feb 2024 (online, as usual).
"... the Downfall now has a new women's trophy
designed by Jon Trinder. It features Edale Cross with
the outline of the Downfall route with place names
added." Click the image for a better view...
Groovy Kinder Love - Sat, 16 Sep
- the final local race
of the year and it's a tough one. Sadly, I had to sit this one
out but 74 didn't as you'll see in the
. Thanks to Pat and all of his helpers for putting
this on again. Pat has written a race report
Cracken Edge FR - Wed, 2 Aug
- Squelchy! Many thanks to
Kinder MRT for putting this race on again. Here are the
Kinder Trog - Sun, 25 Jun
- a hot and sunny start for
this race and very firm under-foot. Joe Oldfield was first back,
taking 4 minutes off the record for this version of the
Trog. Emily Sanders was first lady - well done to both of
them. Thanks to organiser Tim, all of his helpers and marshals
and to Kinder MRT up on the hill and Hayfield Scouts. The
thunderstorm which was predicted for 2pm arrived around 3 hours
late so everyone was back by then. Here are the
- thanks to Ann Siepp for these.
Races in 2023
- here are some notes about entering these
local races. There are more details in the FRA links in each note
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 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.
HAYFIELD FELL RACES - 2023
CHICKEN RUN (8.3m/1421') - Sat, 25 Mar 2023 - 11:00am
From Hayfield Primary School (SK22 2HB, SK031873). Entry fee
£9 on the day, £7 pre-entry (18 years and over). As
last time, there is the option of a shorter route of 6.3
miles. Part of the school’s Easter Extravaganza with homemade
cakes and refreshments galore. Registration and parking at the
school. Online entry
Records (old route) - Steve Vernon 36:17 (2019), Kate Davies 46:53 (2019).
KINDER DOWNFALL (9.6m/1970') - Sun, 23 Apr 2023 - 11:30am
Registration at the Scout Hut, GR SK035872. Over 18. Online
entries only - via events360
No entries on the day. Entry fee £9. 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, a
race assessment matrix, a
route map and a
the route near Kinder Low.
MAY QUEEN FELL RACE (3m/700') - Fri, 19 May 2023 - 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
Entry fees: seniors £5, juniors (12-18) £1. Entry on the
day only, please!
MOUNT FAMINE (5m/1850') - Sat, 20 May 2023 - 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
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')- Sun, 21 May 2023 - 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).
KINDER TROG (15.5m/2950') - Sun, 25 Jun 2023 - 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 body cover to be carried.
(2022 race map)
Records: Ed Hyland 2:04:10 (2022), Imogen Jones 2:26:32 (2022).
CRACKEN EDGE (7m/1450') - Wed, 2 Aug 2023 - 7:30pm
Registration (18:00-19:15) at Kinder Mountain Rescue Team HQ, behind George Hotel,
Hayfield (SK036869). Entry fee £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') - Sat, 16 Sep 2023 - 11:00am
Registration at the Scout Hut (GR SK035872). Start on Valley Road by the sub-station
(SK038867). Entry fee £9 (pre-entry), £10 (on the
day). Over 18. There are some notes on Pat Barry's site
You can enter on the day or online via the Fabian4 site
Records: Jack Scott - 02:10:19 (2023), Eleanor Wainwright - 02:51:03 (2021)
LOCAL RACE DIARY - 2023
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
- 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,