Fell Race Championship 2022
After two years away, the Fell Race Championship was back! In 2022 the Fell Race Championship returned for the first time since 2019 and saw some fantastic racing.
For the 2022 season, we chose 12 local races, including a mix of steep and not steep, long and short, and even an English Championships counter (Bradwell). So there was something for everyone.
We had lots of runners take part, from those who had been running the fells for years to those taking their first steps off the tarmac.
2022 Championship Races
|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|
How it was scored
The overall winning times in each race for both males and females were noted, and then each runner’s finishing time was compared to that. The best 5 race scores through the season counted. For example:
- The 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 women’s times are compared against the fastest women’s winning time.
Your top 5 results count towards your championship score. There were no bonus points for attendance this year, so it’s purely based on race performances.
Points were gained according to finishing time. Scores throughout the season were kept and updated after each race. Members competed in the usual gender and age categories; M, F, senior, V40, V50, and V60.
Senior Women: 1st – Sally Twigg
Senior Men: 1st – Seth Kirby; 2nd – Jim Rangeley
V40 women: 1st – Rachel Rea
V40 men: 1st – Paul Middlemas; 2nd – Louis Wood
V50 women: no winner
V50 men: 1st – Al Cook; 2nd – Mark Platton
V60 women: 1st – Jo Gleig
V60 men: 1st – Kevin Haighton
V70 women: no winner
V70 men: 1st – Paul Shelton