This race is a English Championship counter in 2019. Also incorporating the 2019 Yorkshire Senior & U23 Championship race.
Usually run over the first Saturday of July, the Blackfell Race starts and finishes in the village of Kettlewell, North Yorkshire. The race is classed as a AM race under FRA rules so it requires some experience of fell or mountain running and navigation experience is recommended.
Please note that FRA mandatory kit applies to this AM race please see link above if unsure. NO KIT, NO RUN!
The route choice is somewhat up to the runner but the following checkpoints must be visited and in order:
Start – SD 97500 72607
CP1 – SD 98600 75689
CP2 – SE 01189 75367
CP3 – SE 00390 74740
CP4 – SE 00210 73910
CP5 – SE 00342 71959
CP6 – SD 98970 73299
Finish – SD 97515 72627
6th July 2019
Registration in Kettlewell Village Hall
Entry fee £14 pre-entry only via SI Entries
Entries will open on the 27th April 2019
Maps available on day £1.00
15KM / 777M
Over 18 only.
Male: Alasdair McLeod 1:18:53 – 2018
Female: Helen Berry 1:44:00 – 2018
This race is the 2019 Yorkshire Senior & U23 Championship race.
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
Qualification for the Yorkshire County Championships:
- by birth
- or residence (for 9 months) in the County.
- An athlete can only compete in the Championships for one County only during the season.
For 2019 we have event parking available, the cost will be £3.00 with 50% of this going to Fell Rescue and the rest to the landowner. Directions to the parking will be signed on entry to the village. Please use this parking as it frees up the village parking for other visitors. Parking is limited so please car share were possible.
New Race Map now available.
Ordnance Survey OL30 map also covers this area.
For those wishing to make a weekend of it, or just to stop over for one night, camping is available at Kettlewell Camping http://www.kettlewellcamping.co.uk/