Championships 2021

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For the English Championship races and standings, click here.

For full details of the English Championship format, click here.

For the Junior Championships, click here.

For the British Championships and other non-FRA events, click here.

English Fell Running Championships

The Senior English Fell Running Championship is the National Championship for fell running, comprising a season-long series of fell races spread over, primarily, the north of England running approximately from March to October each year. It aims to find the best individual fell runner of the season in a range of age categories. There is also a very competitive team competition.

The Championships are organised by the FRA under UKA/IAAF Rules for Competition. There are both individual and team championships. To participate in the Championships you must be either registered with England Athletics or a member of the FRA, and to contribute to a club team you must be a member of a club affiliated to England Athletics.

There are six Championship races annually: two short, two medium and two long. All selected races will be category 'A' races (the most challenging category) as defined in our Requirements for Race Organisers (available here).

For most age groups the Championship format is "four races to count", and these four must include a short, a medium and a long, plus any one other race. This applies to both individual and team competition. The format for Under-23 and older age categories is slightly different; see our Championship Format page.

For further details of categories, eligibility, scoring, ranking etc please see our Championship Format page.

Further questions

Please see our dedicated page for FAQ about the Championships.

For further information about the English Championships please contact the FRA Championship Co-ordinator, Lesley Malarkey, on [email protected].

English Fell Running Championships 2021


Date Category Race   Results
12-06-21 AL Ennerdale Horseshoe   Results
03-07-21 AM Blencathra   Results
17-07-21 AS Alderman's Ascent Results Female Results Male
01-08-21 AM Pete Bland Kentmere Horseshoe   Results
28-08-21 AS Black Combe Dash   Results
19-09-21 AL South Mynd Tour   Results

English Championship Results

After South Mynd Tour

50 @50 competition

Latest results from the 50@50 competition are posted here - Restarted series - Standings at 14th December 2021  

With just the Auld Lang Syne on Penistone Hill on New Years Eve left to complete, Darren Fishwick now has an unassailable position at the top of the table but has been out-Fishwicked by Wendy Dodds who has completed an amazing 32 races.  Don't forget to order your commemorative T-shirts (for 12 races) and Hoodies (for 18 races) at:
Fell Runners Association - 50@50 Garments Bespoke Shop (

The awards are cumulative so if you have done 18 races you are eligible for both the T-shirt and the Hoodie. The online shop will remain open until 14th January.

British Fell Running Championships

The British Championships are no longer administered by the FRA. These are now under the jurisdiction of the Mountain Running Advisory Group of UK Athletics.

More information can be found in our FAQ about the Championships or on the UK Athletics website here.

2021 races:

Date Category Race Results
04-09-21 AM HB21 Results  

British Athletics Fell and Hill Relay 2021

The British Athletics Fell and Hill Relay (or "British Fell Relay[s]") is no longer administered by the FRA. This event is now under the jurisdiction of the Mountain Running Advisory Group of UK Athletics.

More information can be found in our FAQ about the Relays or on the UK Athletics website here.

Date Organised by    
16-10-21 Helm Hill Details  

Inter-Counties Championships

Date Race  
Date TBC Llanberis – Eilio Ridge Website

Lakeland Classics Championships

The Lakeland Classics Trophies recognise performance in a series of six Lakeland races. Perpetual mounted slate trophies are presented to First Male, Female and Team and ten limited edition Bentham Pottery Mugs are awarded to category winners.

More details and results to be found on the Lakeland Classics website

Details from:

FRA Long Distance Award

Each Autumn a panel of "long-distance enthusiasts" examines details of outstanding long distance performances and chooses a suitable recipient for the award.

Details from:

Other Championships

Date Event Venue Details
Date TBC British Athletics Mountain Running Championships Venue TBC Details TBC
Date TBC British Athletics Mountain Running Challenge Venue TBC Details TBC
  Welsh Fell Running Championships   For further information see WFRA.
  Welsh Mountain Running Championships   Organised by the Welsh Mountain Running Committee of Welsh Athletics. For further information see Welsh Athletics.
  Scottish Hill Runners (SHR) Championships   See SHR for more details.
  Scottish Athletics Championships   See Scottish Athletics for more details.
  Northern Ireland Championships   See NIMRA for more details.
25-09-21 Yorkshire Championships Great Whernside</a< href="" target="_blank"> Awards -
Championship medals Gold, Silver, Bronze to the first 3 senior men & the first 3 senior women
Championship Gold medals to first Men's & first Women's teams only, 3 to score
Championship medals Gold, Silver, Bronze to the first 3 MU23 & the first 3 WU23
Date TBC Greater Manchester Championships Venue TBC Details TBC.
  British Open Fell Runners Association   For further information see BOFRA.