Welcome to the HHAC Fell Section

Where we're going, we don't need roads!

Welcome to the fell running section. If you have an aversion to tarmac and the prospect of scrambling up steep-sided hills and careering down the other side on paths mainly populated by nimble-footed sheep, come rain, shine or snow sounds like fun, then fell running is for you.

Holmfirth Harriers has a long and glorious history of running on the fells, with recent individual achievements including England international call-ups for Katie Walshaw, British & English V40 Championship wins for Helen Haigh (nee Berry), along with Yorkshire County call-ups for Katie, Helen, Ruby Sykes & Chris Law, whilst in this pandemic-affected year, we also had a successful Bob Graham Round completion, with Clark Hind comfortably breaking the 24 hour cut-off.

On the team front we enter the British/FRA relays and the Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay, whilst at the Calderdale Way Relay, the Ladies won in 2019 and are regularly in the top 3.

As a club, we organise a number of races throughout the year – the Ian Roberts Memorial in early March is often held in wintry conditions which adds to the enjoyment (apparently), whilst West Nab in late spring has regularly been selected as an English Junior Championship event, so is incredibly busy. The super-tough Holme Moss race in July has been selected as an English Senior Championship counter on a couple of occasions, bringing the best in the country to the Holme Valley, whilst the short, sharp Denis Stitt Memorial is a cracking evening race held in early August, with prizes, beer & chilli galore!

So, if that’s whetted your appetite or just if you’ve anything of interest for this section of the site e-mail it in to Phil.

 

Relays this year have dates listed below:

Phil Hobbs

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Fell Secretary

Phil Hobbs

Fell Secretary
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Fell Events coming up:

Flower Scar
February 18, 2023
This is a gem with steep climbs, rough moor and fast paths, typifying all that’s best about South Pennine fell running. This race will take you to the parts of Tod that other races don’t reach.
Hoppits Hill
February 26, 2023
Starting from Lower Hopton Cricket Club, Woodbottom, Mirfield
Ian Roberts Memorial Fell Race
March 5, 2023
This race is a 6.5 mile fell race on boggy, rough moorland on the edge of the Pennines. Be prepared for the weather – whatever time of the year it is!!
Lads Leap
March 26, 2023
The route starts and finishes at Crowden Campsite, Woodhead Road, Crowden, Glossop
Herod Farm
April 19, 2023
Two hills for the price of one!! A lot of ascent for such a short distance!!
Black Combe Dash
April 23, 2023
A day of fell races including senior and junior races

Championships in the Fell Section >>

Junior Fell Championship

Club Fell Championship

YVAA Fell Championship / Cop Hill Fell Race

British Fell Relay Championship

Fell News

All Future Fell Events >>

Denis Stitt Memorial Fell Race
August 10, 2023
A steep and short two lap fell race. A mix of bridleway, fields, woodland paths and a little tarmac here and there.
Ian Roberts Memorial Fell Race
March 5, 2023
This race is a 6.5 mile fell race on boggy, rough moorland on the edge of the Pennines. Be prepared for the weather – whatever time of the year it is!!
The Calderdale Way Relay
May 21, 2023
This is a team relay event in the Calder Valley and, in 2023, forms part of the Senior Club Fell Championship
James Blakely / Harden Moss Fell Race
June 24, 2023
A 5k fell race held at the Harden Moss Sheepdog Trials. Entry free – does pay to spectate at the trials.
Holme Moss Fell Race
July 23, 2023
An AL category fell race for experienced fell runners. Experience rough running off footpaths on the West Yorkshire / Peak District border.
Cross Keys Road and Fell Relay
September 16, 2023
Road and fell sections combine to compete in this club vs club event.
Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay
October 1, 2023
Team relay on the high Lakeland fells.
Lee Mill Relay
November 26, 2023
A relay event set in the Lee Mill Quarry site, for teams of four runners. All four runners will run individual over a 10.7k flagged course.
Burnsall Classic
August 19, 2023
Hoppits Hill
February 26, 2023
Starting from Lower Hopton Cricket Club, Woodbottom, Mirfield
Black Combe Dash
April 23, 2023
A day of fell races including senior and junior races
Todd Crag
May 6, 2023
Withins Skyline Rat Run
October 8, 2023
Shepherds Skyline
November 4, 2023
Flower Scar
February 18, 2023
This is a gem with steep climbs, rough moor and fast paths, typifying all that’s best about South Pennine fell running. This race will take you to the parts of Tod that other races don’t reach.
Lads Leap
March 26, 2023
The route starts and finishes at Crowden Campsite, Woodhead Road, Crowden, Glossop
Herod Farm
April 19, 2023
Two hills for the price of one!! A lot of ascent for such a short distance!!
Three Peaks
April 29, 2023
The Three Peaks Fell Race traverses the famous Yorkshire Dales mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and is one of the oldest, most famous and best organised fell races in Britain
Fairfield Horseshoe
May 13, 2023
One of the oldest courses in the calendar – a clockwise route which means you go up the steep approach, via Nab Scar, and down the steady side over High & Low Pikes – An English Championship counter
Heptonstall Festival
July 1, 2023
A right mix of terrain. Cobbles to start with, then some grassy fields, muddy slopes, rocky bridleway and open moorland, some of it pathless. Look up occasionally and you’ll get some great views!!
Sedbergh Hills
August 20, 2023
The Sedbergh Hills Fell Race is an annual fell running race in Cumbria, England. The race starts and finishes in Sedbergh and has a distance of approximately 22.5km and contains 1830m of ascent.
Duddon Valley
June 3, 2023
The Long Duddon is a classic fell race covering 18 miles around the head of the Duddon Valley with 6,000ft of climb over Harter, Hardknott, Little Stand, Swirl How, Dow Crag, White Pike and Caw.
Lost Shepherd
September 10, 2023
A 15 mile fell race that makes the climb up to Stoodley Pike – twice!!!
Shelf Moor
September 27, 2023
Shelf Moor is a 9.1km, 457m ascent fell race from Old Glossop to the Higher Shelf Stones trig point, back across the moor on narrow rough paths before a steep grassy descent and a fast 800m finish
Leg It Round Lathkil
November 12, 2023
The race takes you through one of the most beautiful dales of the White Peak, Lathkil Dale, starting and finishing at the Lathkil Hotel – no better place to refresh yourself with great beer and food.
UKA/FRA British Fell Relay Championships
October 21, 2023
Coiners Junior Race (Mytholmroyd)
May 1, 2023
Testing routes each with a tough uphill start, the older the age group the wilder the route
Storth Stampede (Milnthorpe, Lancaster)
May 20, 2023
Alderman's Ascent (Greenfield)
May 25, 2023
Hope Bowdler (Church Stretton, Shropshire)
June 24, 2023
Clwydian (Cilcain, nr Mold, North Wales)
July 9, 2023
Big Stone (Hayfield, near Glossop)
July 16, 2023