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British Police Fell Race Championships 2010




The 2010 British Police Fell Race Championships will take place near to the Hollowfield Centre, Castleton, Derbyshire on Wednesday 19 May 2010 starting at 1pm.


This event is sanctioned by the Police Sport UK but is not an official Police Sport UK Championship event. The race venue and course for the 2010 event has been kindly assisted by members of Derbyshire Constabulary Athletics Section.


2010 Event Entry Form - Word Document

Course Map pdf


Final Results and Pictures


Race Venue, Race Registration and Presentation Venue


The Mill Inn, Mungrisedale, Cumbria, The Lake District

Castleton Rugby Fields, Derbyshire S33 8WB


Local Host/Contact


PS Karl Webster, Derbyshire Constabulary




As usual, there is no official accommodation provided. Competitors are asked to make their own arrangements.


Bed and Breakfast and hotel accommodation can be found in the area.




As above.




Castleton Rugby Fields, Derbyshire


Shower and Changing Facilities


There are no proper changing facilities at the start. However, some shower facilities will be provided at the presentation venue, Blue Circle Cement Works.


Blencathra from Bowscale Fell



The start and finish is from the race registration point.



  • Start / finish - 148 834
  • CP1 - 143 848 (Back Tor Nook)
  • CP2 - 130 853 (junction with lane to Ollerbrook Booth)
  • CP3 - 125 875 (top of Golden Clough)
  • CP4 - 109 868 (summit of Grindslow Knoll)
  • CP5 - 123 852 ( junction with lane to Hardenclough Farm)
  • CP6 - 127 836 (summit of Mam Tor)
  • Finish at 148 834

Approx 10.5 miles/2625 ft ascent

Route follows obvious paths with a couple of short stretches of tarmac.

Mapping: The Dark Peak 1:25 scale - Copies will be available on the day.



Course Map pdf


Compulsory Kit Requirement


Competitors will need to carry the following equipment:-


1. Windproof top body cover

2. Map

3. Compass and Whistle

4. Suitable footwear for fell running

5. Waterproof full body cover (Only if poor weather conditions)


This is a serious event over difficult terrain. Each competitor should have navigational skills. Kit checks will be made prior to the start.


Entry Field


The Championships are likely to attract between 50 and 70 runners from 20 UK police forces.


Registration and Pre-Race Briefing
Castleton Rugby Fields.  Race numbers and pins will be issued. A final pre-race briefing will take place at 12.55pm at the start.


Post Race Meal and Presentation of Trophies


A hot meal will be provided from 2.30pm at the Blue Circle Cement Works in Hope. S33 6RP. This will be followed by a formal presentation of trophies and prizes at approximately 3.30pm.






1st, 2nd and 3rd - Open

1st, 2nd and 3rd - Vet 40+

1st - Vet 45, Vet 50

1st, 2nd and 3rd Open Force Teams (First three to count including ladies)

1st - Veteran 40+ Team (First three to count)




1st, 2nd and 3rd - Open

1st - Vet 40+


NB. Additional prizes may be added subject to entry volume.


British Police Fell Race Entry


The entry fee will be £14.00. This fee covers the cost of the presentation buffet and the awards and prizes. The official entry form accompanies this document.


2010 Event Entry Form - Word Document




Competitors must be fully paid members of their respective force sports clubs and be a police officer, police staff, retired police/police staff (in receipt of a police pension) or member of the special constabulary/police volunteers.  (If in doubt please refer to the www.policesportuk.com website for a detailed definition)


Pre-Race Recognisance


There are no objections to teams or individuals reconnoitring the course.


Closing Date


The closing date is Friday 8 May 2010 - There are no entry fee refunds but name substitutions to pre-paid entries will be allowed on the day.


Note: Late or on-day entries will be accepted from forces who have already submitted the bulk of their teams. Other late entries will be discretional with discussion with the event coordinator.


Entry Confirmation


Team managers will receive a confirmation of your entry and any late briefing information by email.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or require any other information. 


SS 9785 Steve Broadbent

Police Sport UK Athletics Section – British Police Fell Race Coordinator


Work Tel: 01524 596424

Mobile Tel: 07974 795466


Email: Steve Broadbent


Final Instructions


I am pleased to confirm we have 70 entries for this year’s event from 14 UK police forces. 62 men and 8 ladies, list posted below.


For details of the race go to the PSUK Athletics website at www.policesport.org


Or for a direct link - Click here


Late or substitution entries will be accepted on the day.


The start/finish venue is from the Castleton Rugby Fields. I understand Castleton is not a big place so it should not be too difficult to locate. Post code for Sat Nav is S33 8WB.


A post race meal and prize giving will take place at Blue Circle Cement Works in Hope. S33 6RP. There are some limited shower/changing facilities provided at this venue for those who need it.


Please do not hesitate to ring me on 07974 795466 if you have any questions.


I will look forward to seeing you there!


Best wishes,



British Police Fell Race Coordinator

07974 795466


2010 Event


Final Results and Pictures



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