Fell Race Championship 2022

After two years away, the Fell Race Championship is back!

The 2022 Fell Race Championship is open to all 1st-claim members of Steel City Striders.

This year, we will be following the format of the road and trail championships. We’ve chosen 12 races throughout the year, including shorter summer evening races suitable for newcomers, longer events with lots of ascent and even an English Championships counter (Bradwell). So there’s something for everyone.

You can do as few or as many as you like, but only your top 5 results count towards your championship score. There will be no bonus points for attendance this year, so it’s purely based on race performances.

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, senior, V40, V50 and V60.

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.

2022 Championship races

Number Race Cat Date
1 Kinder Downfall BM Sun 17 Apr
2 Tiger’s Trail BS Wed 27 Apr
3 Totley Moor BM Tue 24 May
4 Bamford Sheepdog Trials BS Thu 2 Jun
5 Burbage Skyline BS Tue 7 Jun
6 Grindleford BS Thu 16 Jun
7 Tideswell BS Fri 24 Jun
8 Holme Moss AL Sun 24 Jul
9 Bradwell AS Sat 13 Aug
10 Great Longstone BS Fri 2 Sep
11 Curbar Commotion BM Sat 1 Oct
12 Roaches BL Sun 13 Nov

 

Scoring

The overall winning times in each race for both male and females are noted, then your finishing time is compared to that. Best 5 race scores through season count.

  • Winning man runs in 1hr dead….. 1:00:00 (this is classed as 100%)
  • Winning Time / Striders Time * 100 gives the Striders 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.

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 clubs Facebook page closer to each race in the championship for more details.