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The 2011 British Police Fell Race Championships took place in the Bryntysilio Mountain Region, nr. Llangollen, Eastern North Wales on Thursday 19 May 2011 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 2011 event was kindly hosted and assisted by members of North Wales Constabulary Athletics Section.




Final Results and Report


Report by Graham Dyson - West Yorkshire Police


The organisers of the 2011 event were therefore up against it to again give the competitors another challenge – They didn’t disappoint! We had 68 confirmed entries with 57 runners on the day.


2011 Race Route.


The course was a 8.5 miles route with 2700 ft of ascent traversing the Bryntysilio Mountain eastern fells of North Wales, nr Llangollen.

Start: Ponderosa Cafe - Horseshoe Pass

CP 1: Cairn - Moel Y Gamelyn - GR176465

CP 2: Track 'T' Junction - East of Cymmo - GR172450

CP 3: Metalled Road Junction - GR150450

CP 4: Cairn - Moel Y Gamelyn - GR176465

Finish: Ponderosa Cafe - Horseshoe Pass

The race set off from the Ponderosa Café heading up a steep grass banking, before taking to a rough track which lead to Moel y Faen. The leaders could be seen all the way up the initial climb, and even at that point the 57 entrants were starting to spread out into groups. At the summit the route continued across the fell taking a sharp descent down a rocky track before climbing up to CP1 at Moel y Gamelin. The pre race briefer having told us that you can see Snowdonia from the top. However, a descent off the top soon put paid to any lingering views, as everyone enjoyed the relief of a downhill. This section then went off the main fell dropping down a narrow path to CP2 at Cymmo.

The race route then took us around the far end of Moel Morfydd, before taking a sharp climb to the summit. This was where the pain started, and in effect the race. The weather also started to warm up, but the slight breeze kept it just pleasant.

Once reaching the summit the route took a “rollercoaster” rocky track down then up Moel Gaer before climbing back up to the cairn at Moel y Gamelin. At this point the less than observant runner might have thought the route was now all downhill, and I’m sure I heard a marshall shout, “It’s all downhill from here” and “Not far now!” (I’d like a £1 for every time I’ve heard that one!)

The race was however far from over and followed the outward route back up some short sharp climbs to Moel y Faen, before the descent back to the Ponderosa. This last section really took the last of any strength out of the legs, and made the final stretch particularly testing, having to negotiate rocky climbs before the fast descent to the finish.

The winner, Malcolm Fowler (Cheshire) took  the race win in 66min 15 secs, followed two minutes later by his colleague Rob Grantham, and a further 3 minutes elapsed before Ian Phillips (Derbyshire) finished.

The ladies race was dominated by Christine Howard (Derbyshire) who raced home in 79mins 44 secs (6th overall !). She was followed home by Karen Sinkinson (West Yorkshire) and Ciara Murphy (Cheshire).

The vets were brought home by Karl Webster (Derbyshire) in 73mins 40 secs. This enabled Derbyshire to take the team prize by just 1 placing from Cheshire.

All runners completed the course, and were rewarded with a post race meal at the Ponderosa.

The 2012 race is to be hosted by Greater Manchester Police. This was to everyone's amusement as there were some questions as to where the fells were in Greater Manchester, but I’m sure they will find a hill or two for us to run up! 

Photo Gallery and Video Clip


Individual Results


Pos.Pos.FPos.V40Race No.NameSurnameForceGenderAgeTimePrize
1 11Malcolm     FowlerCheshireMV4566.151st Male Open
2  2RobertGranthamCheshireM 68.092nd Male Open
3  21IanPhillipsDerbyshireM 71.443rd Male Open
4 222KarlWebsterDerbyshireMV4073.401st Male Veteran 40+
5  12ChrisNewmanCumbriaM 74.37 
61 17ChristineHowardDerbyshireF 79.441st Female Open
7 328DarrenJonesGloucestershireMV4080.002nd Male Veteran 40+
8 414CraigSmithCumbriaMV4081.153rd Male Veteran 40+
9 525CarwynPhillipsDyfed-PowysMV4081.43 
10  59TomSmithSouth YorkshireM 81.54 
11  65NeilPattieCheshireM 82.08 
12 65Myles  RobertsonCheshireMV4582.25 
13 713AndrewSlatteryCumbriaMV4083.00 
14  29DanielApplebyGMPM 84.45 
15 89Tony                  WhiteCheshireMV4084.47 
16  6VinceVan WoerkomCheshireM 84.59 
17 938MikeRileyLancashireMV4086.02 
18  57PeterHagueSouth YorkshireM 86.15 
19 107Rupert  Venables CheshireMV4586.30 
20  117AndyLakelandSouth YorkshireM 87.51 
21  120JamesAtkinsonNottinghamshireM 90.20 
22 1137DaveCrollLancashireMV4090.49 
23 1230JimBentleyGMPMV5090.551st Male Veteran 50+
24 1315RichardUnwinCumbriaMV5591.15 
25  66Tony                  HarveyNorth WalesM 91.42 
26  3Philip                MonksCheshireM 91.53 
27 148Iain            WedgeCheshireMV4091.58 
28  118AndyCleworthGMPM 92.28 
29 1526JonathanTattonDyfed-PowysMV4593.15 
30 1661GrahamDysonWest YorkshireMV4093.35 
31  50Huw TrainorNorth WalesM 94.07 
32 1711RichardMavinCumbriaMV4594.08 
33  55JonMarshallNottinghamshireM 95.03 
34  67SimonWilliamsNorth WalesM 95.51 
35 1854JulianBramleyNottinghamshireMV4096.22 
3621963KarenSinkinsonWest YorkshireFV4599.481st Female Veteran 40+
37 2042NickBrownNorth WalesMV45100.17 
38  33GaryCornsGMPM 100.33 
393 4CiaraMurphyCheshireF 101.032nd Female Open
40 2147IwanJonesNorth WalesMV55103.29 
41 2262PeterMerrifieldWest YorkshireMV50103.41 
4242343CarolCooleNorth WalesFV45105.373rd Female Open
43 2436AndyWrightGMPMV50106.05 
44  34SteveQuinnGMPM 110.01 
466 45YvieJohnsonNorth WalesF 111.25 
47 2619KevinLoftusDerbyshireMV50111.54 
48  64TimChandlerWiltshireM 113.56 
508 23JacquiLovettDyfed-PowysF 115.34 
51  44GarethJaggardNorth WalesM 116.00 
52 2846GaryJonesNorth WalesMV40118.00 
5392941PetraAshtonNorth WalesFV40118.28 
54103051MelanieWilliamsNorth WalesFV45120.15 
55 3135DaveWoodGMPMV45122.00 
56 3253PeterBoddyNottinghamshireMV40128.50 
5711 27NatalieWareingDyfed-PowysF 130.25 
   10Tony                  LabramCumbriaMV40DNS 
   31Michael BurgessGMPMV45DNS 
   40IanMawdesleyMetropolitanM DNS 
   48DavidOwensNorth WalesMV40DNS 
   68StephenRobertsNorth WalesMV40DNS 
   56GrahamWhittNottinghamshireM DNS 
   60IanTaggSouth YorkshireMV45DNS 


Team Results


Mixed Open Teams
1Derbyshire346131st Mixed Team
2Cheshire1211142nd Mixed Team
3Cumbria5813263rd Mixed Team
4South Yorkshire10182048 
8North Wales25313490 
9West Yorkshire303641107 
 LincolnshireDNS  0 
 MetropolitanDNS  0 
Mixed Veteran Teams
1Cheshire168151st Mixed Veteran Team
2Cumbria4713242nd Mixed Veteran Team
5West Yorkshire16192257 
6North Wales20212364 
 LincolnshireDNS  0 
 MetropolitanDNS  0 
 South Yorkshire   0 
 Wiltshire   0 



2011 Event Details


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


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