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 older age categories is slightly different; see 'Ranking' below.

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
28-08-21 AS Arnison Crag Horseshoe
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
27-03-21 M Aran Race, Wales
24-04-21 L Seven Sevens, NI
07-08-21 L Glenshee, Scotland
28-08-21 S Arnison Crag Horseshoe


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
tbc Llanberis – Eilio Ridge Website


BA Mountain Running Championships

Details to follow



British Athletics Mountain Running Challenge

Details to follow



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



Northern Ireland Championships

Click here for more details



Welsh Mountain Running Championships

Organised by the Welsh Mountain Running Committee of Welsh Athletics

For further information see Welsh Athletics



Welsh Fell Runners Association

For further information see W F R A or email Ross Powell.



Scottish Athletics Championships

Click here for more details



Scottish Hill Runners Championships

Click here for more details



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:



Yorkshire Championships

Senior and Under 23

04-04-20

Guisborough 3 Tops

For more details see FRA Handbook and Fixtures Calendar

Greater Manchester Championships

Senior and Under 23

11-04-20

Rivington Pike



British Open Fell Runners Association

For further information see BOFRA