can be found at: English Schools Fell Running Championships (racetecresults.com)
The English Schools Fell Running Championship
The English Schools Fell Running Championship is held as a single event, normally in September. It is sponsored by Pete Bland Sports and Bridgedale Socks.
The 2023 event will be hosted by Giggleswick School near Settle on Sunday 24th September. Details of the event can be found here
and there is a great video of the courses at: English Schools Fell Running Championship Course - YouTube
Online entries are now live at English Schools Fell Running Championships - niftyEntries.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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)