Fell Running

Fell running can easily be distinguished from other athletic events, in that it takes place not on a track or on roads but off road, over rough country and preferably with considerable amounts of ascending and descending, usually over some significant hills or mountains……….. they may also involve mountain navigation skills, since a race may involve participants finding their way from one checkpoint to the next, often over terrain that has no paths to guide the way.”

Steve Chilton. It’s A Hill, Get Over It. 2013

Have a look at this clip to get a flavour of what fell running is about, and then come along and join us.

Pensby Runners have developed a strong fell running contingent over recent years and are now well known in the fell running community, especially in North Wales. We have a summer fell league and a winter fell league each comprising of approximately 12 races.

Races can be short and only a few miles long (2 – 5 miles) and there are a number of these shorter races in North East Wales mainly around the Moel Famau area, up to the very long events which can be 20, 30, 40 miles or more.

Fell running is governed in England by the FRA (Fell Runners Association). To join the FRA click here

Please note that there are minimum kit requirements on ALL fell races.  Please abide by these otherwise face a ban from racing and, worse, damaging the reputation of the club. Full details can be found here

Winter Fell League 2017- 2018 consists of the following races:

Sun 22nd Oct           Clwydian Hill Race 9 miles 2,953 ft AM

Sat 4th Nov               Rhobell Fawr 6.4 miles 1844 ft AM

Sat 18th Nov             Penmaenmawr 10 miles 1,950 ft AM

Sun 3rd Dec              Cardington Cracker 9 miles 2600 ft AMth Dec   ?    

Sat 30th Dec            Jubilee Plunge 2 miles -1,500 ft u/c

Sun 28th Jan           Tigger Tor 9.68 miles 1540 ft BM

Sun 4th Feb              Long Mynd 11.5 miles 4,501 ft AM

Sat 3rd Mar              Pipe Dream 5.1 miles 1,699 ft AS

Sat 17th Mar             Yr Aran 10 miles 3,100 ft AM

We will meet at the club prior to each race to minimise car parking. Details will be placed on the club facebook page prior to each race.