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 2018 consists of the following races:

Wed 9th May – Ysgol Dinas Bran  4.3 mile 1150ft

Sat 26th May – Moel Eilio   8 mile 3000ft

Wed 6th June – Race up the beast   4.5 mile 1500ft

Wed 13th June – Hot foot up Famau   3.5 mile 1200ft

Sun 24th June – Moel-Y-Gamelin   10 mile 2879ft

Wed 11th July – The Druid   5 mile 1200ft

Sat 14th July – Tal Y Fan   8 mile 2580ft

Wed 25th July – The green green grass of home   5 mile 1500ft

Sun 5th Aug – Arenig Fawr   8 miles 3300 ft

Sun 12th Aug – 2 Hillforts   9.2 mile 2071ft

Mon 27th Aug – Cilcain mountain race   4.6 mile 1286ft

Sat 1st Sept – Gladstone 9    9 mile 2800ft

Sun 9th Sept – Ras Cyrn Y Brain   7 mile 1200ft

Sat 29th Sept – Peris Horseshoe   17.5 mile 8500ft

….or half horseshoe   8.2 mile 4511ft (1/2 points)

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.