“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.