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 organize 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.

Phil Hobbs

Phil Hobbs
Fell Secretary

Phil Hobbs

Fell Secretary
Phil Hobbs

Fell Events coming up:

Currently no events with confirmed dates.

Championships in the Fell Section >>

Junior Fell Championship

Club Fell Championship

Fell News

All Fell Events >>

British Fell Relay Championship
Teams from fell running clubs race it off! This event moves around different locations each year.
Cross Keys Road and Fell Relay
Road and fell sections combine to compete in this club vs club event.
Denis Stitt Memorial Fell Race
A steep and short two lap fell race. A mix of bridleway, fields, woodland paths and a little tarmac here and there.
Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay
Team relay on the high Lakeland fells.
Holme Moss Fell Race
July 25, 2021
An AL category fell race for experienced fell runners. Experience rough running off footpaths on the West Yorkshire / Peak District border.
James Blakely / Harden Moss Fell Race
A 5k fell race held at the Harden Moss Sheepdog Trials. Entry free – does pay to spectate at the trials.
Lee Mill Relays
Fell relays, normally held in July
Little Tinker
Finish by:
March 31, 2021
A new ‘virtual’ trail race for HHAC members, taking place in the rough area of the legendary Tinker Cup. You can complete any time up to the end of March 2021.
The Calderdale Way Relay
This is a team relay event in the Calder Valley, usually happening in May.
West Nab Fell Race
May 29, 2021