Fell Championships


This year the FRA is 50 years old!  To celebrate, the FRA has selected a set of 50 races, 17 of which were in existence in 1970, to form an FRA 50@50 championship.  One of those 17 was our very own Eldwick Gala Fell Race. See the FRA web site for more details.  To join in with their celebrations, we have chosen this year’s Bingley Fell Championship races from that list so you can earn credits in both championships.

As usual, there are 10 fell races in the list and your best five scores will count.  Prizes will be awarded to the top runners overall, the top female runners and in each of the veteran categories.


Best of up to 5 scores, from the 10 Championship races, to count; the 5 races must include races at two lengths of the Fell Runners Association (FRA) categories Short (S, <10km), Medium (M, 10-20km) and Long (L, >20km).   50 points are awarded to the first Bingley runner down to 1 point for the 50th runner.  It would be  great to see 1 point awarded in at least one of the races – it is possible, we had 56 runners out in the December 2018 Gathering Winter Fools relay!

To get points you must be entered as a Bingley Harrier and club vests must be worn

There will be one results category for each of these groups:

1) The whole club
2) Women
3) Women Vet 40
4) Men Vet 40
5) Women V50
6) Men Vet 50
7) Women Vet 60
8) Men Vet 60

Championship Events

We recently reduced the number of races and qualifiers in the Club championships to limit fixture clashes for athletes and help the club focus on priority events.   We want as many runners as possible to take part in the fell championship, and have chosen a mix of Short, Medium and Long races to encourage new runners to take part but also provide challenge to experienced fell runners.

Date Time Event Dist(km) Ascent(m) Category
Mar 1 Sun 11:30am Ilkley Fell Race 8 401 AS
Apr 11 Sat 3:00pm Rivington Pike 5.2 213 BS
Apr 25 Sat 10:30am 3 Peaks Race 37.4 1608 AL
May 16 Sat 11:00am Alderman’s Ascent 8.5 400 AS
May 23 Sat 12:00pm Fairfield Horseshoe 15 914 AM
Jun 6 Sat 3:00pm Pen-y-Ghent 10.5 564 AM
Jun 27 Sat 3.15pm Eldwick Gala 4.8 168 BS
Jul 18 Sat 3:00pm Ingleborough 11 600 AM
Aug 23 Sun 11:00am Crowden Horseshoe 13 518 BM
Sep 26 Sat 11:00am Thieveley Pike 7 400 AS

Details of minimum age, locations and more can be found in this downloadable document.

View Current standings here.


If you are interested in other fell races or the national (English or British) Championships see the Fell Runners Association website – https://fellrunner.org.uk.   Alternatively if you have any queries or want to know more about fell running then ask your Fell Team Managers:

Ladies:         Becky Weight  / 01274 510920  / beckyweight@btinternet.com
Men:            Andy Jebb / andrewjebb2@gmail.com

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