Pendle Fell Races

Senior Race ‘AS’ 4.5m / 1500ft

 2.00pm Saturday 7th April 2018. Minimum age 16 on race day.

Incorporating the Lancashire Fell Championships 2018 for Seniors, U23 and U19

Entries £5 on the day.

Registration at Barley Village Hall Nr Burnley GR 822402 (BB12 9JU). Car parking available in the village car park with overflow along the road. Please park with respect to residents and car share if possible.

Please note the FRA Safety Rules. Ensure that you have read the FRA requirements for Runners 2018. Race numbers must be visible at all times and must only be worn on the chest. If after collecting your number you decide not to run, or retire during the race, you must inform registration in the village hall.

You will need to bring with you full FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit and a recommendation will be given on the day taking into account the weather conditions.

Results will be published on

Prizes will be Pete Bland vouchers for Ladies and Men in senior and veteran categories. No team prizes.

As usual the village hall will have tea / coffee / cake available to purchase and Pete Bland Sports will have the van in Barley Car Park for any last minute essentials.


Pendle, ‘the Hill of the Lancashire Witches’ is the most prominent and best loved landmark in north east Lancashire and surrounding areas. The original race in 1956 was a 6.5 mile course with 1250ft of climbing and started from the Bay Horse at Roughlee.

It was after the 1970 race on 4th April that a meeting was held at nearby Whitehough Camp School…………. and the Fell Runners Association was formed!

The new course from Barley was introduced in 1974, with small changes made over the years on the lower fields to avoid a clash with farm animals during lambing season.

A map of the route is shown below.

Pendle Fell Race - MAP


Contact details: Mark Nutter  –

Results for 2018 Pendle Fell Races

Junior Races for U9s to U17s
from 12 noon Saturday 7th April 2018

Incorporating the Lancashire Fell Championships 2018 for U9 – U17

Entry £2 on the day. Registration is at the Village Hall from 11.00 am. Goody bag for all finishers. Sponsored by


12 noon U9s
12.10 pm U11s
12.25 pm U13s
1 pm U15s and U17s (different turn back points for each age catgeory).

Pendle Juniors 2016. Photo David Belshaw

Pendle Juniors 2016. Photo David Belshaw

The junior races take place on private farmland and it is lambing time. To ensure that the races can continue in future years please do not bring any dogs to the start / finish area, or the race routes as far as the stile shortly before the U13s turn point.

The courses are all out and back from the field on the right just up the lane from the village hall. The terrain is track, field and fell. The route runs up to Buttock farm and then climbs towards the trig; each age category turns back at a designated point. Parents and guardians please make sure you have read the “FRA requirements for runners 2018”.

U13, and U15/U17 runners – kit requirements apply. All runners in these age groups will be required to carry kit (jacket, hat and gloves). No kit, no run.

There will be a full prize list and all runners will get a goody bag and drink. Hot and cold refreshments in the village hall.

Contact details: Alan Dorrington 07717 543706.

Pendle Juniors race routes

The routes are the same as last year, with the exception of a flagged section around Buttock Farm.

Results for 2018 Pendle Junior Fell Races