Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fell Running Photos

Fell Running Photographs – Fell Race Photos

Racingsnakes has a great selection of fell running photos, pictures and images taken at Fell Races throughout the Country. Most of the big fell races have an an album of photos.  The fellrunning photos can be purchased from the website in both digital image or printed photographs.  The images and Photos of the fell runners at fell races  are contained in albums on the racingsnakes website on the photo page.    Many of the fell-running images and photos are also shared as albums on http://facebook.com/racingsnakes  Most fell races take part in the North West of England in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.  Many of the pictures of the fell runners have been taken on Mountain Tops and remote areas to capture the essence of the fell races.  Fell running races are mostly carried out in the North of England on rough mountainous areas.  Fell races are common in The Peaks District, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland  and the Lake District (Cumbria).  The term ‘fell’ is taken from Old Norse name, fjall, meaning “mountain”.  Fell running races take place throughout the year. The governing body for full running is the FRA (Fell Runners Association).

Ricky Lightfoot, 3 peaks winner 2014

Ricky Lightfoot the winner of the 2014 3 Peaks Fell Race

Each year there is a British and an English Fell running championship.  Details of the 2014 British and English races can be found on this link.

Other notable fell races are the Lake District classic fell races (a series of fell races in the Lake District National Park), which are made up of the fell races, Ennerdale Horseshoe, Duddon Valley, Wasdale, Borrowdale, Three Shires and the Langdale Horseshoe.

The Ben Nevis Fell Race – This race summits the highest mountain in Great Britain.  The Snowdon Fell Race – This race summits the highest mountain in Wales and th The Three Peaks fell race – A 26 mile races around Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Rhys Finley-Robinson at Black Comb Fell Race 2014

Most fell races are listed on the FRA website and also racingsnakes.com although there are some held locally my other running clubs that do not appear on the website.  Strict safety rules usually apply as the fell races often take place in remote and mountainous areas.  This includes carrying some mandatory kit usually including full waterproof body cover, map, whistle and compass.  Apart from the mandatory kit little else is required apart from some grippy running shoes (fell running shoes). Some races are marked out with flags and tape but most of the longer races are not and offer open route choice from control point to control point.   The fastest person to run the course wins, there are often team prizes for running and fell running clubs.