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:

Howtown Fell Race
June 9, 2024
An AL fell race which includes cut off times. Downham, Lancashire.
Rossendale
June 9, 2024
Weaver Hills (Ashbourne, Peak District)
June 15, 2024
James Blakely / Harden Moss Fell Race
June 22, 2024
A 5k fell race held at the Harden Moss Sheepdog Trials. Entry free – does pay to spectate at the trials.
Bakewell Pudding Fell Race
June 30, 2024
Alderman's Ascent (Greenfield) - To Be Confirmed
July 4, 2024

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 8, 2024
A steep and short two lap fell race. A mix of bridleway, fields, woodland paths and a little tarmac here and there.
James Blakely / Harden Moss Fell Race
June 22, 2024
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 28, 2024
A category AL fell race featuring 4315ft of ascent over 17.8 miles of beautiful, rugged Pennine moorland on the edge of the Peak District.
Cross Keys Road and Fell Relay
September 14, 2024
Road and fell sections combine to compete in this club vs club event.
Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay
October 5, 2024
Team relay on the high Lakeland fells.
Lee Mill Relay
November 24, 2024
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.
YVAA Fell Championships / Cop Hill fell Race
November 3, 2024
A race that any Vet that tackles our GP Series should be able to cope with. No navigation needed.
Burnsall Classic
August 24, 2024
Part of the 2024 Club Junior Fell Championship
Withins Skyline Rat Run
October 13, 2024
Shepherds Skyline
November 2, 2024
UKA/FRA British Fell Relay Championships
October 19, 2024
Alderman's Ascent (Greenfield) - To Be Confirmed
July 4, 2024
Clwydian (Cilcain, nr Mold, North Wales)
July 7, 2024
Howtown Fell Race
June 9, 2024
An AL fell race which includes cut off times. Downham, Lancashire.
Bakewell Pudding Fell Race
June 30, 2024
Blackshaw Head Fete Fell Race
August 31, 2024
Great Whernside Fell Race
September 21, 2024
A 4 Mile AS fell race in the lovely Wharfedale.
Great Whernside Fell Race
November 10, 2024
Out and back category BL fell race 15miles with 3,700 feet of ascent.
Mytholmroyd Fell Race
December 1, 2024
Flagged course, suitable for those new to fell running. Free beer after!
Rossendale
June 9, 2024
Weaver Hills (Ashbourne, Peak District)
June 15, 2024