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32nd British Police Fell Race
Championships 2022

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Hosted by Cumbria Police Athletics Club

From Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria

News Latest - Friday 12 November 2021

Entries are now officially open.

Click here to enter:

Date/Start Time

1.30pm, Wednesday 11 May 2022

 Race Course

The distance will be circa 8 miles and 3500 feet ascent. It will traverse the Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite in Cumbria, the heart of the English Lake District.

 Race Venue, Race Registration and Presentation Venue

Coledale Inn Venue

Registration and the race start and finish will take place from the Coledale Inn, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TN

CP1 Grizedale Pike in the distance!

Accommodation

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 (including the Coledale Inn) by going to the local tourist information on-line.

 Directions

Venue Directions

Sat Nav: CA12 5TN

 Parking

At the Coledale Inn and surrounding area.

 Shower and Changing Facilities

There are toilets provided at the Coledale Inn. There are no competitor changing or showers provided.

 Start List

A start List will appear here once entries start to come in..

 Start

At 1.30pm. 

 Map and Course

Distance - 8 Miles

Ascent 3500ft

Checkpoints:

1. Grizedasle Pike - 791m

2. Crag Hill - 832m

3. Outerside - 568m

Course Map - Provisional

The course will be way-marked with pink and yellow flags left at intervals. This is to ensure everyone runs the same course and does not get lost. This said, all competitors must still carry the map provided and be prepared to navigate themselves should flags go missing.

All Checkpoints will be identified with an Orienteering Kite that will have a punch code that competitors need to punch their race number in sequence.

All three checkpoints will be also manned with a race marshal.

Portable Sat Nav Devices 

Sat Nav devices are permitted in this event but maps should still be carried.

Route Description

The course is 8 miles and 3500 feet ascent. It traverses much of the 'Coledale Horseshoe' course.Fairly easy to navigate in good weather but in poor conditions be prepared to navigate! It is a very scenic course but has circa 3500 feet ascent so it is a tough, demanding eight-mile course.

Maps, Check-Points and Waymarks

The course is considered as tough, rugged fell terrain. It will be way-marked with pink and yellow flags left at intervals. This is to ensure everyone runs the same course and does not get lost. This said, all competitors must still carry the map provided and be prepared to navigate themselves should flags go missing or in bad weather.

There will be check point markers at each of the three points and some or all will be manned. Navigation skills are still required and all competitors must carry a map and compass. Copy maps will be provided to every competitor but we suggest you purchase a detailed 1:25000 OS Map OL4.

Novice Runners or Walking Challenge

We would like to encourage novice runners or walkers to take part in these races. Though the event is traditionally a 'race' it can also be titled as a 'Challenge' and can be run/walked at a progressive pace.

The cut-off time is 4 hours or 5.30pm. This would make it attractive to athletes wishing to complete the course at a steady but progressive walking pace.

Note: The Prize presentation will take place around 4.00pm so likely that walkers will miss the presentation but refreshments and finishing memento will be still available when you finish.

Competing in Pairs or a Group

There is no objection to competitors completing the course togeter as a pair or group. Each member would enter individually and receive a race number and carry the same kit.

 Compulsory Kit Requirement

Competitors will need to carry the following equipment:-

1. Windproof top body cover 

2. Copy Map (Provided) 

3. Compass and Whistle 

4. Suitable footwear for fell running 

5. Waterproof full body cover - Top and Trousers All competitors must bring these to the event. - Only if poor weather conditions are forecast we will as they be carried  - This will be announce at Registration.

Each competitor should have navigational skills and be able to use a map and compass if required. Random kit checks will be carried out so please ensure you carry the required kit for the conditions. Any kit found missing will incur a time penalty. Those at the start without the required kit will not be allowed to compete.

 Entry Field

Entry limit is circa 100. Pre-entry is required, though late, EOD or substitution is still an option for forces who have already entered a team before the closing date.

 Registration and Pre-Race Briefing

Registration from 11am at the Coledale Inn - Pre-Race briefing at 1.20pm.

 Post Race Meal and Presentation of Trophies

Light refreshments will be provided from 3.00pm at the Coledale Inn. This will be followed by a formal presentation of trophies and prizes at approximately at 4pm.

Note:

Cut-off time is 5pm so runners/walkers who do not finish by 3.30pm will still receive a finishing memento and the light refreshments will still be available.

Runners who wish to invite a family member or guest to the presentation may purchase an additional meal ticket costing 5. This can be done through the entry portal.

 Trophies/Prizes

Men and Women

1st, 2nd and 3rd - Open

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

1st, 2nd and 3rd - Under 40

1st and 2nd - Male and Female Veteran 45-49, Vet 50-54, Vet 55-59, Vet 60-64, Vet 65-69, Vet 70-75

1st, 2nd and 3rd Open Force Male or Mixed Teams (3 to count) (Lady may be included as the 2nd or 3rd counter)

1st, 2nd and 3rd Ladies Teams (3 to count)

NB: Under FRA Rules the Veteran age is 40+ for both men and women.

Family/Guest Runners: Are not eligible for individual or team qualification or contend for any prizes. They should have paid the lesser guest entry fee but will receive a race mementos and prentation meal is also included..

 British Police Fell Race Entry

Entry fee options are displayed below. This fee covers the cost of:

        * Awards and prizes (Not Family/Guests)

        * Individual Race memento

        * Local Craft Beer

        * Post-Race Presentation light refreshments

        * General organising costs

        * On-Line Booking Fees

      Enter

    The entry fee options are:

    • 20 Entry Fee - Includes Entry and Prize Qualification, Mementos, Presentation meal
    • 18 Family Guest Entry Fee - Includes Entry, Mementos, Presentation meal BUT NO Prize Qualification
    • 15 Main Entry Fee - Excludes Presentation meal
    • 25 Main Entry Fee - Plus additional meal for spectator
    • 5  Additional Spectator Meal

    We are using entry through our usual Book It Zone portal. The company  a reputable on-line booking service and the entry costs include any booking fees.

    Click here to enter:

      Facebook

    The British Police Fell Race is now on Facebook - Join here:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2237701033168743/

     Qualification to Enter

    This event is a 'Closed' Race.

    Competitors must be fully paid 'police members' of their respective UK 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.

    NB: We now permit Spouse/Partner of an above defined 'police member' to participate and compete the same as a full entrant

    Family Guests Entry

    We now permit Spouse/Partner and Siblings (over 18) of an above defined 'police member' to participate. They compete in the same race but only as a 'Guest Familiy Member' and pay the cheaper entry fee but will not qualify for individual or team prizes.

    They may be defined by a Police Sports Club as an 'Honorary Member' so could be entitled to claim their entry from the Club also.

     Pre-Race Recognizance

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

      Closing Date

    The closing date is 1 May 2022  - Entries after this date or EOD and substitutions are acceptable on request to forces who have already pre-entered some runners. Please email me to discuss. Sorry, there are no entry fee refunds but named substitutions to pre-paid entries will be allowed on the day.

     Entry Confirmation

    All competitors will receive a confirmation of their entry from Book It Zone and any late briefing information will be by email..

    This event is ONLY open to members of UK Police Force Sports Clubs and their spouse/partner.

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

     Event Contact

    Vol 20785 Steve Broadbent

    Police Sport UK Athletics Section British Police Fell Race Coordinator

    Lancashire Police HQ, Hutton Preston. PR4 5SB

    Mobile Tel: 07974 795466

    Email: steve@policesport.net

    Cumbria Police AC Host Contact (Concerning Venue or Course)

    Contact -  Simon Gray

    Email: simon.gray@cumbria.pnn.police.uk

      Overall Coordinator

    Steve Broadbent - Lancashire Constabulary AC

    Email: steven.broadbent@lancashire.pnn.police.uk


    Past Event Links

     

    2021 Final Results

    2020 - Event Cancelled

    2019 Final Results

    2018 Final Results

    2017 Final Results

    2016 Final Results

    2015 Final Results


    Halls of Fame 1990 to 2021

    No.

    Year

    Venue

    Force

    1st Male

    Force

    Team Winners

    1st Veteran

    Force

    1st Lady

    Force

    1

    1990

    Langdale

    Cumbria

    D.Orth

    Greater Manchester

    Greater Manchester

    T.Pallister

    Warwickskire

     

     

    2

    1991

    Edale

    Derbyshire

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    West Yorkshire

    Ian Campbell

    Greater Manchester

     

     

    3

    1992

    Church Stretton

    Shropshire

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Warwickshire

    Ian Campbell

    Greater Manchester

     

     

    4

    1993

    Rivington

    Lancashire

    P.Jebb

    West Yorkshire

    West Yorkshire

    Ian Campbell

    Greater Manchester

     

     

    5

    1994

    Hebden Bridge

    West Yorkshire

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    West Yorkshire

    A.Orringe

    Gwent

     

     

    6

    1995

    Patterdale

    Cumbria

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Cheshire

    A.Orringe

    Gwent

    Christine Cresswell

    Nottinghamshire

    7

    1996

    Rhayader

    Mid-Wales

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Avon & Somerset

    S.Anning

    Avon & Somerset

    Christine Cresswell

    Nottinghamshire

    8

    1997

    Pendle Hill

    Lancashire

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Northumbria

    R.Salter

    Wiltshire

    Christine Cresswell

    Nottinghamshire

    9

    1998

    Howgills

    Cumbria

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    West Yorkshire

    Jim Bentley

    Greater Manchester

    Katrina White

    Cleveland

    10

    1999

    Llanberis

    North Wales

    Andy Brown

    West Yorkshire

    Derbyshire

    Jim Bentley

    Greater Manchester

    Christine Cresswell

    Nottinghamshire

    11

    2000

    Goyt Valley

    Cheshire

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Derbyshire

    Tony Caulton

    Derbyshire

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    12

    2001

    Isle of Arran

    Isle of Arran

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Derbyshire

    M.Wood

    Lincolnshire

    Lisa Knights

    Derbyshire

    13

    2002

    Ribblehead

    North Yorkshire

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Derbyshire

    Tony Caulton

    Derbyshire

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    14

    2003

    Dark Peak

    Derbyshire

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    West Yorkshire

    D.Hall

    Northumbria

    Lisa Knights

    Derbyshire

    15

    2004

    Snowdonia

    North Wales

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Cheshire

    Andrew Beaty

    Cumbria

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    16

    2005

    Howgills

    Cumbria

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Cheshire

    Andrew Beaty

    Cumbria

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    17

    2006

    Rothbury

    Northumbria

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Northumbria

    J.Ross

    Northumbria

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    18

    2007

    Loggerheads

    North Wales

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    North Wales

    C.Smith

    Cumbria

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    19

    2008

    Mungrisedale

    Cumbria

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Cheshire

    Andrew Beaty

    Cumbria

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    20

    2009

    Carlton Moor

    Cleveland

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Derbyshire

    C.Smith

    Cumbria

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    21

    2010

    Castleton

    Derbyshire

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Cheshire

    Karl Webster

    Derbyshire

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    22

    2011

    Bryntysilio

    North Wales

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Derbyshire

    Karl Webster

    Derbyshire

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    23

    2012

    Turnslack

    GMP

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Cheshire

    Karl Webster

    Derbyshire

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    24

    2013

    Askham Fells

    Cumbria

    Ian Phillips

    Derbyshire

    Cumbria

    Rob Grantham

    Cheshire

    Kathleen Aubrey

    Cumbria

    25

    2014

    Abergwyngregyn

    North Wales

    Ian Phillips

    Derbyshire

    Derbyshire

    Craig Jones

    North Wales

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    26

    2015

    Dovedale

    Derbyshire

    Ian Phillips

    Derbyshire

    Cumbria

    Andrew Slattery

    Cumbria

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    27

    2016

    Osmotherley

    North Yorkshire

    Simon Gray

    Cumbria

    Cumbria

    Andrew Dobby

    North Yorkshire

    Shelly Gordon

    Cleveland

    28

    2017

    Howgills

    Cumbria

    Rob Grantham

    Cheshire

    Cumbria

    Andrew Dobby

    North Yorkshire

    Nina Walkingshaw

    Cumbria

    29

    2018

    Goyt Valley

    Cheshire

    Ian Phillips

    Derbyshire

    Cheshire

    Andrew Dobby

    North Yorkshire

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    30

    2019

    Llanberis

    North Wales

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Cheshire

    Rob Grantham

    Cheshire

    Christine Howard

    Derbyshire

    29

    2020

    Cancelled

    Cancelled

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    29

    2021

    Winchcombe

    Gloucestershire

    Shaun Bott

    Derbyshire

    Derbyshire

    Malcolm Fowler

    Cheshire

    Amelia Tearle

    Metropolitan

    29

    2022

    Braithwaite

    Cumbria

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     


     

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