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.
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.
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.
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].
|01-08-21||AM||Pete Bland Kentmere Horseshoe|
|tbc||AS||Black Combe Dash tbc|
|19-09-21||AL||South Mynd Tour|
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.
|04-09-21||AM||Details to follow|
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.
|Date TBC||Llanberis – Eilio Ridge||Website|
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
Each Autumn a panel of "long-distance enthusiasts" examines details of outstanding long distance performances and chooses a suitable recipient for the award.
|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.|