Fell Running Championships 2022


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, Nic Barber, on [email protected].



English Fell Running Championships 2022

Date Category Race
30-04-22 AM Guisborough Three Tops
21-05-22 AM Lower Borrowdale Skyline
18-06-22 AS Buckden Pike
23-07-22 AL Old Crown Round
13-08-22 AS Bradwell Short
08-10-22 AL Langdale Horseshoe 50th Anniversary

English Championships - Guaranteed Entry List

For an explanation of the Guaranteed Entry List, please see our Championships FAQ page here.

The preliminary English Championship Guaranteed Entry List based on the 2021 Championship results is available here. Inclusion on the list is for FRA members only.

Applications for addition to the English Championships Guaranteed Entry List are now open.

For those who feel they are Championship contenders in 2022, but are not currently included based on 2021 results (for example: injury, illness, moving up an age category), applications for addition to the Guaranteed Entry List are now open.

Please send evidence supporting your application to the Guaranteed Entry List to [email protected] by 31st December 2021. Receipt by this date will ensure addition for all 2022 races (for successful applicants). Evidence can include change of age category and relevant race results. Decisions will be made by the FRA Championship coordinator, who will seek external advice where necessary.

Application for addition to the Guaranteed Entry List can be made during the season (i.e. if things are going better than expected!) In this case, please submit evidence supporting your application as above. In this case, guaranteed entry would only be for races where entries open after the date of addition to the Guaranteed Entry List.

Decisions will be made by the FRA Championship Coordinator and a sub committee if required. The FRA's decision on addition to the Guaranteed Entry List is final.

For information on the Guaranteed Entry List for the British Championships, please contact the British Championships Sub-committee of the Mountain Running Advisory Group (MRAG) of UK Athletics. (See our FAQ page linked above for contact details.)



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.


2022 races:

Date Category Race
09-04-22 AL Seven Sevens, Northern Ireland
18-06-22 AS Buckden Pike, Joint English/British counter
02-07-22 AM Druisdeer, Scotland
17-09-22 AL Black Mountains Race, Wales

British Athletics Fell and Hill Relay 2022

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.



British Inter-Counties Fell and Hill Championships

Date Category Race
07-05-22 AM SENIOR INTER-COUNTIES, Llanberis, Elio Ridge
15-05-22 AS JUNIOR INTER-COUNTIES, Great Whernside Spring Edition

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.
TBC Yorkshire Championships Awards -
Championship medals Gold, Silver, Bronze to the first 3 senior men & the first 3 senior women
Championship Gold medals to first Men's & first Women's teams only, 3 to score
Championship medals Gold, Silver, Bronze to the first 3 MU23 & the first 3 WU23
Date TBC Greater Manchester Championships Venue TBC Details TBC.
British Open Fell Runners Association For further information see BOFRA.