“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
Summer Fell League 2017 consists of the following races:
Wed 14th June Hotfoot up Famau AS 3.5 miles / 1,201 ft
Wed 21st June Up the Beast AS 4.5 miles / 1,500 ft
Sun 25th June Moel Y Gamelin 9.5 miles / 2380 ft
Wed 12th July The Druid AS 5 miles / 1,100 ft
Sat 15th July Snowdon AM 10 miles / 3,300 ft
Wed 26th July Green, green grass AS 4.5 miles / 1,499 ft
Wed 2nd August Ponderosa BS 4 miles / 948 ft
Sun 6th August Arenig Fawr AM 8.1 miles / 3,281 ft
Sun 20th August Sedburgh Hills AL 14 miles / 6,004 ft
Mon 28th August Moel Famau AS 4 miles / 1,286 ft
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.