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British Police Fell Race Championships 2012




The 2012 British Police Fell Race Championships will be hosted by Greater Manchester on Wednesday 16 May 2012 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 2012 event has been kindly hosted and assisted by members of Greater Manchester Police Athletics Section.


2012 Entries


2012 Event Entry Form - Word Document

Final Results



Race Course

The course is over the annual 'Turnslack Fell Race' covering 8 miles and 2,500 ft of ascent. The route is a hard, slog up, some paths, many bogs, lots of moor, slippery descents and the infamous bottomless bog before the stream. 

Race Venue, Race Registration and Presentation Venue


Littleborough Cricket Club, Denehurst Road, Littlebrough, Greater Manchester. OL15 9LD.


The Mill Inn, Mungrisedale, Cumbria, The Lake District

Local Host/Contact


PS Dave Wood - Greater Manchester Police




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.


Some suggestions only 1m from venue:


1. Hollingworth Lake B&B 01706 376583

2. Swing Cottage B&B 01706 379074

3. Leighton House B&B 01706 378113


Some good restaurants close to these B&B's.




Most competitors have Sat Nav systems. Enter post code: OL15 9LD.


No Sat Nav? Most directions Exit Junction 21 M62 and take A640 then B6225 into Littleborough. PSUK Fell Race signs should take you to the Cricket Club.





At the Littleborough Cricket Club.


Shower and Changing Facilities


Blencathra from Bowscale Fell



The start and finish will be close to the race registration point on Clough Road.


Map and Checkpoints


Map: South Pennines Explorer OL 21

  1. Turnslack Hill: 923190
  2. Path Junction: 916198
  3. Rough Hill: 914204
  4. Trough Edge End: 906219
  5. Reservoir inlet: 913212
  6. Path junction: 920201
  7. Shore Moor: 930201
  8. Allenden Hill: 934193
  9. Path Junction: 938184

Course Map


Download Map pdf file (2mb)




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
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. 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 Mixed Force Teams (First three to count including ladies)

1st - Veteran 40+ Mixed 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 12.00. This fee covers the cost of the presentation buffet and the awards and prizes. The official entry form accompanies this document.


2012 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 early May 2012 - 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. 


SC 9785 Steve Broadbent

Police Sport UK Athletics Section British Police Fell Race Coordinator


Work Tel: 01524 596424

Mobile Tel: 07974 795466


Email: Steve Broadbent


Local Host/Contact


For information about the race course and venue contact: PS Dave Wood, GMP -  Email


Blackstone Edge Fell Race (5.6km)


This event takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 May 2012 only 1m from the start of the Police Fell race. Perhaps the 'tougher; PSUK

competitors may wish t consider taking part in this event on the same day? EOD is not a problem.


2012 Event Entry Form - Word Document


2011 Event


Final Results and Pictures


2012 Event


Final Results




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