Fell Race Championship 2020

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the 2020 Championship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Striders Fell Race Championships is a series of 10 nominated races through the year in which club members are competing against others from within the club.

Points are gained according to finishing time (see below). Scores throughout the season are kept and updated after each race.  Members compete in the usual gender and age categories; M, F, 40, 50 and 60.

Presentations are made to the leading runner in each category at the A.G.M. following the competition. In addition medals are presented to the leading and second placed runner in each of the various categories.

Races for 2020

Number Race Cat Date
1 Mickleden Straddle BL 2nd February
2 Lads Leap AS 15th March
3 Kinder Downfall BM Sun 17 Apr
4 Burbage Skyline BS Tue 12 May
5 Totley Moor BM Tue 19 May
6 Calver Peak BS 3rd June
7 Hope Wakes BS 1st July
8 Holme Moss AL 19th July
9 Great Longstone BS Fri 4 Sep
10 Go Big Moor BL 10th October

More details on the fell race categories above can be found in our introduction to fell running here. All dates have been compiled on a best endeavours basis and will be confirmed nearer the time once the respective organisers have released the details.


The overall winning times in each race for both males and females are noted, then your finishing time is compared to that. Bonus points as also awarded for running, the bonus points are 10pts per race. Best 5 race scores through season count (excluding bonus points), ie, ‘half’ the races in the championship.

  • Winning man runs in 1hr dead….. 1:00:00 (this is classed as 100%)
  • Winning Time / Striders Time * 100 gives the Strider’s time as a percentage against the winning time.
  • Strider A runs 1:05:00 (92.31%, so 92.31 pts)
    Strider B runs 1:10:00 (85.71%, so 85.71 pts)
    Strider C runs 1:15:00 (80.00%, so 80.00 pts)
    Strider D runs 1:20:00 (75.00%, so 75.00 pts)
  • A great thing about this system is that the ladies’ times are compared against the ladies’ winning time.
  • We then add bonus points for running each race at 10pts per race to encourage participation

Get Involved

We hope the fell championship will be hugely popular this year and very competitive. If you’ve never tried a fell race, then the ones in the championship can be perfect starters as there are usually quite a few Striders at these who can show you the ropes.

Be sure to keep an eye out on the website and the club’s Facebook page closer to each race in the championship for more details.