Arnison Crag Horseshoe Race

This race has unfortunately had to be cancelled as it is based around Patterdale Dog Day which is no longer taking place this year. As this was a component of the English Fell Running Championships, we are now looking at alternatives. We do expect to have an alternative race but it may not be on August 28th. However it will be in August.
More details to follow as soon as definite arrangements are in place.
Lesley Malarkey
Championship Coordinator.

Championships 2021


For the English Championship races and standings, click here.

For full details of the English Championship format, click here.

For the Junior Championships, click here.

For the British Championships and other non-FRA events, click here.


English Fell Running Championships

The Senior English Fell Running Championship is the National Championship for fell running, comprising a season-long series of fell races spread over, primarily, the north of England running approximately from March to October each year. It aims to find the best individual fell runner of the season in a range of age categories. There is also a very competitive team competition.

The Championships are organised by the FRA under UKA/IAAF Rules for Competition. There are both individual and team championships. To participate in the Championships you must be either registered with England Athletics or a member of the FRA, and to contribute to a club team you must be a member of a club affiliated to England Athletics.

There are six Championship races annually: two short, two medium and two long. All selected races will be category 'A' races (the most challenging category) as defined in our Requirements for Race Organisers (available here).

For most age groups the Championship format is "four races to count", and these four must include a short, a medium and a long, plus any one other race. This applies to both individual and team competition. The format for Under-23 and older age categories is slightly different; see our Championship Format page.

For further details of categories, eligibility, scoring, ranking etc please see our Championship Format page.


Further questions

Please see our dedicated page for FAQ about the Championships.

For further information about the English Championships please contact the FRA Championship Co-ordinator, Lesley Malarkey, on [email protected].



English Fell Running Championships 2021

Date Category Race Results
12-06-21 AL Ennerdale Horseshoe
03-07-21 AM Blencathra
17-07-21 AS Alderman's Ascent
01-08-21 AM Pete Bland Kentmere Horseshoe
tbc AS Black Combe Dash tbc
19-09-21 AL South Mynd Tour


British Fell Running Championships

The British Championships are no longer administered by the FRA. These are now under the jurisdiction of the Mountain Running Advisory Group of UK Athletics.

More information can be found in our FAQ about the Championships or on the UK Athletics website here.


2021 races:

Date Category Race Results
04-09-21 AM Details to follow


British Athletics Fell and Hill Relay 2021

The British Athletics Fell and Hill Relay (or "British Fell Relay[s]") is no longer administered by the FRA. This event is now under the jurisdiction of the Mountain Running Advisory Group of UK Athletics.

More information can be found in our FAQ about the Relays or on the UK Athletics website here.

Date Organised by


Inter-Counties Championships

Date Race
Date TBC Llanberis – Eilio Ridge Website


Lakeland Classics Championships

The Lakeland Classics Trophies recognise performance in a series of six Lakeland races. Perpetual mounted slate trophies are presented to First Male, Female and Team and ten limited edition Bentham Pottery Mugs are awarded to category winners.

More details and results to be found on the Lakeland Classics website

Details from:



FRA Long Distance Award

Each Autumn a panel of "long-distance enthusiasts" examines details of outstanding long distance performances and chooses a suitable recipient for the award.

Details from:

  • Martin Stone
  • Sleagill Head Farm, Sleagill, Penrith, CA10 3HD



Other Championships

Date Event Venue Details
Date TBC British Athletics Mountain Running Championships Venue TBC Details TBC
Date TBC British Athletics Mountain Running Challenge Venue TBC Details TBC
Welsh Fell Running Championships For further information see WFRA.
Welsh Mountain Running Championships Organised by the Welsh Mountain Running Committee of Welsh Athletics. For further information see Welsh Athletics.
Scottish Hill Runners (SHR) Championships See SHR for more details.
Scottish Athletics Championships See Scottish Athletics for more details.
Northern Ireland Championships See NIMRA for more details.
Date TBC Yorkshire Championships Venue TBC For more details see FRA Handbook and Fixtures Calendar.
Date TBC Greater Manchester Championships Venue TBC Details TBC.
British Open Fell Runners Association For further information see BOFRA.