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

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.