Results 2023

can be found at: English Schools Fell Running Championships (

and the Overall School Team Trophy results here:  /images/icons/doc.png

The English Schools Fell Running Championship

The English Schools Fell Running Championship is held as a single event, often in September.  It is sponsored by Pete Bland Sports and Bridgedale Socks.

The 2024 event will be hosted by Giggleswick School near Settle on Sunday 6th October.

and there is a great video of the courses at: English Schools Fell Running Championship Course - YouTube

and photos can be viewed at:  /images/icons/doc.png

For a map of Giggleswick and parking locations:   /images/icons/doc.png

Online entries are now live at English Schools Fell Running Championships -

Estimated Timetable

Race order (See map for details of the courses): - All races start and finish in the same place and use a well-marked and marshalled course. 

1045:  Y7 (Min. age 11) Distance 2.7km, 130m ascent – Meet and brief 

1100 – Race starts


1120:  Y8-9 (Min. age 12) Distance 4.2km, 206m ascent – Meet and brief 

1130  – Race starts


1205: Y10-11 (Min. age 14) Distance 5.5km, 247m ascent – Meet and brief 

1215 – Race starts

1305:  Y12-13 (Min. age 16) Distance 6.0km, 251m ascent – Meet and brief  

1315:  – Race starts

1430 Presentation of prizes: 

The Races

Year 7 - limited to those under the age of 13 on 31st August at the end of the current school year.  2.83km with 130m ascent. 

Records Will McNally 13:36 (2019) and Maisey Bellwood 14:42 (2019)        Map  /images/icons/doc.png


Years 8 & 9 - limited to those under the age of 15 on 31st August at the end of the current school year.  3.96km with 206m ascent. 

Records Charlie Allmond 20:15 (2019) and Eve Whitaker 22:20 (2018)        Map /images/icons/doc.png


Years 10 & 11 - limited to those under the age of 17 on 31st August at the end of the current school year.  5.59km with 247m ascent. 

Records Jack Sanderson 23:37 (2022) and Georgia Bell 27:17 (2022)                    Map /images/icons/doc.png


Year 12 & 13 - limited to those under the age of 19 on 31st August at the end of the current school year.  5.95km with 251m ascent. 

Records Freddie Roden 25:50 (2022) and Jess Bailey 28:25 (2022)              Map /images/icons/doc.png


All competitors are required to carry FRA kit comprising of a good pair of fell/trail shoes, a waterproof top, hat and gloves.  NO KIT - NO RUN

Pre-entry for the 2023 event will be via Nifty Entries and will be £8 per runner to cover additional costs relating to a full road closure in order to ensure the safety of all competitors and spectators.  We have been able to keep the increase to a minimum due to very generous support from  one of our headline sponsors, Bridgedale Outdoor.

The Courses

The courses for all age groups are varied throughout and made up of lower and higher fell with twists and turns, a stream crossing, and a mix of short, sharp and more sustained climbs and descents in stunning countryside.

Race registration, briefings and all race starts and finishes will be at Giggleswick School - Papes Field BD24 0DG

Overall School Prize

Points are awarded according to the position in each category being 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd = 3 points etc.  For each race there is a Boys and a Girls category (so eight categories in total).

To qualify for the overall school prize a school must start runners in at least 3 different age categories (allowing comprehensives, prep. schools, sixth form colleges, single sex schools to be included in the competition).  Each school's best four positions are determined regardless of category and are added together with the lowest total being declared the winner.  In the event of a tie, then the school with the highest number of first places, then second places etc. wins.  So, if Team A has (1, 2, 2, 4) = 9 and Team B has (2, 2, 2, 3) = 9 then Team A will win by virtue of the first place. 

The overall school trophy is the FRA Cup which was first presented in 2008 to Ermystead (an all boys school).  In 2022 the victors were The Queen Katherine School at Kendal with (1, 3, 3, 4) = 11 points.  It's all to run for in 2023.

Please check this website and the FRA Juniors Facebook page for the latest information.

This is a competition for Year 7 and above.  Most schools will enter pupils (but in some cases Parent or Guardian must make the entry) - please check with your school.  If making an entry on behalf of a pupil please ensure that the name of the school is correctly stated.  If your child is joining a new school in September and wishes to run then please make sure the school is aware of the competition.


We look forward to welcoming you to Giggleswick on 24th September.

Jez Wilkinson (Race Organiser)

Fergus Ogilvie (Giggleswick School)