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Fell Running

Fell Running

Fell Running

Shrewsbury AC members compete in Fell races locally and further afield. If you are a member of another club it may be possible to compete for Shrewsbury AC. Use the enquiry form to get more information

Shropshire has some good hills to train and race on and is close enough to Wales for day visits. Many of the Senior non-track athletes combine fell running with cross country and road racing.

Kit, Equipment and Safety Requirements.

Fell running has mandatory kit and equipment requirements. Race organisers will carry out kit checks. Competitors without the necessary equipment will not be allowed to compete. The rules about the use of GPS devices during races have been changed for races as from 2021. To make sure you know what you need to carry and what you need to navigate check out the rules and requirements here 

Age restrictions.

Race organisers will stipulate age limits for their race. Check the minimum age before you travel

Shropshire has both a Summer and Winter Fell Race series.

For information about the races in the series use this link. These races make a good introduction to this branch of athletics. The link also gets you to information about other fell and trail races in Shropshire and neighbouring areas.

Shropshire Fell Race Series Results:

2020 - cancelled by covid!

2019 Summer Series Results

2018/19 Winter Series: Series results

2018 Summer Series: Series Results

2017/18 Winter Series: Series Results

2017 Summer Series: Series Results

2016/17 Winter Series: Series Results

2016 Summer Series: Series Results

2015/16 Winter series: Roll of Honour; Full Results

Information about other fell races

For races in England and some in Wales and Scotland visit the FRA website. For more races in Wales visit the Welsh Fell Runners Association website  For races in Scotland visit the Scottish Hill Racing website and if you fancy racing in Ireland have a look at the Irish Mountain Running Association website

The highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales have their own race. For more information follow these links:

Snowdon – http://www.snowdonrace.co.uk/

Ben Nevis – http://www.bennevisrace.co.uk/ 

Scafell – go to the Cumberland Fellrunners Association site http://www.cfra.co.uk/index.php

For Ultra Runners there are plenty of options to spend long days in the hills. There are 4 classic Rounds.

In England – the Bob Graham – http://bobwightman.co.uk/run/bob_graham.php . For the over 50′s, the Joss Naylor Challenge (a bit tricky to find information about this one but try this link – http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showthread.php?11733-Joss-Naylor-Round-Route or contact Andy Lewis using the enquiry form on the right of this page.

In Wales – the Paddy Buckley – http://bobwightman.co.uk/run_pb/paddy_buckley_round.php

In Scotland – the Ramsay’s Round – http://www.ramsaysround.com/

Shropshire has it’s own ultra race – the Long Mynd Hike – http://www.longmyndhike.org.uk/

For a website that documents long distance routes go to http://www.gofar.org.uk/index.html

Mountain Marathons usually take place over 2 days. Competitors have to carry all the necessary food and equipment for the duration of the eve

The OMM https://www.theomm.com/  is the original mountain marathon.

The Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon http://www.slmm.org.uk/ takes place in the Lake District

The Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon http://www.lamm.co.uk/ take place in Scotland

Championships

Each constituent country of the UK holds its own National Championships. Information about the British and English Championships can be found on the FRA website

The World Mountain Running Championships returned to the UK in 2015. First seen in the UK in 2005 in Keswick, in 2015 it came to Betws y Coed. Use this link for more information http://www.wmra.info/.

Our Races

Shrewsbury AC promote two fell races. Rodney’s Pillar and Pontesbury. Both are included in the Shropshire Summer Series. Visit the Our Races pages for more information.

Joining Shrewsbury AC.

Go to the Join Us page for membership information. You can also get more information by using the enquiry form.

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