Fell race

The fell race was started in 2002 by Malcolm Sowerby with the help of David Eyre who planned the route.

The Fell Runners Association asked for a long stretch to spread the runners out. There is a serious climb along Paddy line and up Parkin Clough then they run out onto the open moorland before the final ascent to the trig post at the top of Win Hill. The return is down the front of Win hill through Thornhill and back to the starting point at Bamford recreation ground (GR 205829)

The fell race is run each Bank holiday Monday in conjunction with the Sheepdog trials and is started off by the Lady President at 1pm. The entry fee is included in the admission charge to the trials. Family and friends of runners are welcome to enjoy the activities of the trials on the recreation field.

Since the race began, the numbers of runners has risen steadily. In 2015 there were 183 runners, one of our winners coming from as far away as Aberdeen. The field record is 29 minutes and 59 seconds! We are noted for giving a large selection of prizes including locally home baked cakes plus various spot prizes.