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34th British Police Fell Race
Championships 2024

Wednesday 8 May 2024 - Starting at 1.30pm

Kindly assisted by North Yorkshire Police Athletics Club

Reeth, North Yorkshire

News Update - 11/05/2024

Check out these great photos kindly taken by a local photographer, Gray Walker, Scenicview Gallery & Studio, in Reeth.
117 in hi-res available for purchase.

Final Results and Race Report

Download Results - MSExcel - Click Here

Final Results - Team Results and Race Report
Thank you again to everyone who took part in the 2024 race in Arkengarthdale. It was a memorable event complimented with tremendous weather and an excellent turn-out.

We had 81 runners on the day representing 24 UK Police Forces

The course was a 10.2 mile route over Fremington Edge and Calver Hill with a total ascent of 2130 feet. The route traversed a real mixture of testing terrain through some magnificent scenery.

Rob Sparkes (Humberside) was the overall winner in a time of 1.17.40 with Jack Pilkington (Cheshire) 2nd by some seven minutes, and Simon Barnett (Thames Valley) 3rd place in a sprint finish with Jack.
Lancashire Ladies Nikki Marshall and Janine Fallon were 1st and 2nd ladies. Nikki finished in 16th position in a terrific time of 1.35.
The Men's teams were pretty closely contested. Cumbria were first by just two points to Cheshire with Derbyshire 3rd place.
Lancashire took 1st Women's team with Humberside ladies runners up.
Thank you to Kate Aspey and Simon Fricke for assisting with the event in North Yorkshire and providing us with an excellent course in the lovely Dales.
Thank you also to Dan Preston, Anna Sykes, Phil Corris, Martyn Staveley (Providing the Police Federation support van) Martyn Scott, Pete Boddy and Jim O'Donnell for their marshal support.
I must also not forget to mention my lovely wife, Catherine who provided me with valued support!
2025 British Police Fell Race
The 2025 event will take place on Wednesday 7 May 2025 in Cumbria. The venue and course will be announced later in the year.
May I wish everyone an excellent, injury free year ahead and look forward to seeing you at future races. 😊

PosB

PosM

PosF

BIB

Forename

Surname

Sex

Age

Force

Vet

Time

Prize

1

1

 

42

Robert

Sparkes

Male

29

Humberside Police

Open Male

1:17:40

1st Male

2

2

 

11

Jack

Pilkington

Male

28

Cheshire Constabulary

Open Male

1:24:39

2nd Male

3

3

 

74

Simon

Barnett

Male

45

Thames Valley Police

MV45

1:24:46

3rd Male

4

4

 

4

Jeffrey

Capper

Male

51

Cheshire Constabulary

MV50

1:25:26

1st Male 40+

5

5

 

20

Shaun

Bott

Male

40

Derbyshire Constabulary

MV40

1:28:12

2nd Male 40+

6

6

 

18

Chris

Newman

Male

43

Cumbria Constabulary

MV40

1:29:03

3rd Male 40+

7

7

 

64

Craig

Jones

Male

54

North Wales Police

MV50

1:29:30

1st MV50-54

8

8

 

15

Graham

Chadwick

Male

38

Cumbria Constabulary

Open Male

1:31:27

1st Male U40

9

9

 

90

David

Wilson

Male

43

West Midlands Police

MV40

1:31:49

1st MV40-45

10

10

 

27

Neil

Robinson

Male

53

Durham Constabulary

MV50

1:31:50

 

11

11

 

32

Andy

Harris

Male

44

Greater Manchester Police

MV40

1:32:58

 

12

12

 

12

Joseph

Bull

Male

29

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Open Male

1:33:36

2nd Male U40

13

13

 

14

Tony

Bolton

Male

61

Cumbria Constabulary

MV60

1:34:49

1st MV60-64

14

14

 

89

Nicholas

Tipper

Male

42

West Midlands Police

MV40

1:35:30

 

15

15

 

26

Paul

Harbisher

Male

38

Durham Constabulary

Open Male

1:35:42

3rd Male U40

16

 

1

49

Nikki

Marshall

Female

39

Lancashire Constabulary

Open Female

1:35:43

1st Lady

17

16

 

25

Karl

Webster

Male

54

Derbyshire Constabulary

MV50

1:36:13

 

18

17

 

24

Tony

Rhodes

Male

46

Derbyshire Constabulary

MV45

1:37:37

1st MV45-49

19

18

 

56

Phil

Swindells

Male

58

Lancashire Constabulary

MV55

1:39:39

1st MV55-59

20

19

 

71

Jamie

Walsh

Male

28

North Yorkshire Police

Open Male

1:41:42

 

21

20

 

46

Steve

Harry

Male

48

Lancashire Constabulary

MV45

1:43:18

 

22

21

 

70

Luke

Salmons

Male

44

North Yorkshire Police

MV40

1:43:26

 

23

22

 

73

Rob

Williams

Male

31

Staffordshire Police

Open Male

1:44:10

 

24

23

 

9

Andrew

Manson

Male

48

Cheshire Constabulary

MV45

1:44:20

 

25

24

 

1

Ian

Mawdesley

Male

45

Bedfordshire Police

MV45

1:46:22

 

26

25

 

2

Robert

Balfour

Male

52

Cheshire Constabulary

MV50

1:46:56

 

27

26

 

58

Ian

Parker

Male

58

Leicestershire Police

MV55

1:47:11

 

28

27

 

77

Paul

Baker

Male

46

West Midlands Police

MV45

1:47:29

 

29

28

 

17

Richard

Mavin

Male

60

Cumbria Constabulary

MV60

1:47:49

 

30

29

 

93

Bob

Salter

Male

66

Wiltshire Police

MV65

1:49:15

1st MV65-69

31

 

2

44

Janine

Fallon

Female

48

Lancashire Constabulary

FV45

1:50:00

2nd Lady

32

 

3

39

Rose

Greenfield

Female

29

Humberside Police

Open Female

1:51:48

3rd Lady

33

30

 

10

Sam

Needham

Male

28

Cheshire Constabulary

Open Male

1:52:22

 

34

 

4

62

Michelle

Farrell

Female

42

North Wales Police

FV40

1:53:30

1st FV40+

35

31

 

60

Tim

Wright

Male

54

National Crime Agency

MV50

1:53:32

 

36

32

 

85

Rhys

McDowell

Male

31

West Midlands Police

Open Male

1:54:15

 

37

33

 

34

Stephen

Hague

Male

55

Hertfordshire Constabulary

MV55

1:55:40

 

38

 

5

37

Rachel

Darling Love

Female

55

Humberside Police

FV55

1:55:42

2nd FV40+

39

34

 

3

Martin

Caldwell

Male

49

Cheshire Constabulary

MV45

1:55:43

 

40

35

 

28

Martin

Slevin

Male

60

Dyfed-Powys Police

MV60

1:56:22

 

41

36

 

63

Bob

Hind

Male

70

North Wales Police

MV70

1:56:23

1st MV70-74

42

37

 

5

David

Edon

Male

58

Cheshire Constabulary

MV55

1:57:29

 

43

38

 

72

Peter

Gilbert

Male

66

Nottinghamshire Police

MV65

1:58:08

 

44

39

 

16

Brian

Horn

Male

69

Cumbria Constabulary

MV65

1:58:33

 

45

 

6

13

Jen

Milsom

Female

50

Cleveland Police

FV50

1:59:40

3rd FV40+

46

78

 

7

J

H

Male A

36

Cheshire Constabulary

Open Male

1:59:41

 

47

 

7

23

Annie

Morton

Female

41

Derbyshire Constabulary

FV40

2:00:00

1st FV40-44

48

40

 

48

Jonathan

Longhorn

Male

41

Lancashire Constabulary

MV40

2:02:30

 

49

41

 

50

John

Marshall

Male

39

Lancashire Constabulary

Open Male

2:02:31

 

50

 

8

68

Helen

Nicholson

Female

61

North Yorkshire Police

FV60

2:02:32

1st FV60-64

51

42

 

57

Thomas

Carter

Male

26

Leicestershire Police

Open Male

2:03:10

 

52

43

 

52

Arran

Sayle

Male

48

Lancashire Constabulary

MV45

2:03:30

 

53

44

 

65

Iwan P G

Jones

Male

71

North Wales Police

MV70

2:03:31

 

54

45

 

86

Simon

Pestel

Male

40

West Midlands Police

MV40

2:04:15

 

55

46

 

40

Andrew

Guest

Male

51

Humberside Police

MV50

2:05:03

 

56

47

 

83

Andrew

Higgins

Male

41

West Midlands Police

MV40

2:05:04

 

57

48

 

81

Ian

Davis

Male

43

West Midlands Police

MV40

2:05:05

 

58

49

 

88

Andrew

Smith

Male

48

West Midlands Police

MV45

2:05:06

 

59

 

9

8

Vicky

Kehoe

Female

51

Cheshire Constabulary

FV50

2:05:29

1st FV50-54

60

 

10

45

Blundell

Hannah

Female

31

Lancashire Constabulary

Open Female

2:05:41

1st FU40

61

 

11

6

Lisa

Grantham

Female

49

Cheshire Constabulary

FV45

2:06:30

1st FV45-49

62

50

 

79

Andy

Carnall

Male

55

West Midlands Police

MV55

2:09:19

 

63

51

 

30

Gary

Corns

Male

45

Greater Manchester Police

MV45

2:09:38

 

64

52

 

76

Michael

Morland

Male

42

Thames Valley Police

MV40

2:11:03

 

65

53

 

94

Chris

Hanson

Male

51

Wiltshire Police

MV50

2:15:52

 

66

 

12

47

Laura

Lawler

Female

55

Lancashire Constabulary

FV55

2:17:08

1st FV55-59

67

54

 

35

John

Luck

Male

62

Hertfordshire Constabulary

MV60

2:19:58

 

68

55

 

75

John

Ellis

Male

50

Thames Valley Police

MV50

2:21:37

 

69

56

 

59

Andy

Collings

Male

57

Metropolitan Police Service

MV55

2:22:22

 

70

57

 

78

Jonathan

Beard

Male

47

West Midlands Police

MV45

2:25:18

 

71

 

13

22

Claire

Croll

Female

47

Derbyshire Constabulary

FV45

2:27:24

 

72

58

 

21

Steve

Bruce

Male

39

Derbyshire Constabulary

Open Male

2:27:25

 

73

59

 

41

Carl

Horth

Male

42

Humberside Police

MV40

2:29:40

 

74

 

14

36

Martina

Akrill

Female

44

Humberside Police

FV40

2:37:38

 

75

60

 

54

Mark

Porter

Male

60

Lancashire Constabulary

MV60

2:41:30

 

76

 

15

55

Vivienne

Sherry

Female

40

Lancashire Constabulary

FV40

3:20:03

 

77

 

16

29

Tandi

Pearce

Female

48

Gloucestershire Constabulary

FV45

3:20:04

 

78

 

17

31

Shannon

Davies

Female

47

Greater Manchester Police

FV45

3:20:05

 

79

61

 

67

Simon

Fricke

Male

43

North Yorkshire Police

MV40

Sweep

 

80

62

 

69

Daniel

Preston

Male

47

North Yorkshire Police

MV45

Sweep

 

81

 

18

38

Amanda

Greaves-Owers

Female

37

Humberside Police

Open Female

Retired

 

82

 

20

95

Kate

Aspey

Female

40

North Yorkshire Police

FV40

MAR

 

83

 

19

91

Anna

Sykes

Female

49

West Yorkshire Police

FV45

MAR

 

84

65

 

97

Jim

O'Donnell

Male

80

Civil Service

MV80

MAR

 

85

63

 

96

Phil

Corris

Male

60

Lancashire Constabulary

MV65

MAR

 

86

66

 

100

Martyn

Scott

Male

40

North Yorkshire Police

MV40

MAR

 

87

67

 

101

Martyn

Staveley

Male

40

North Yorkshire Police

MV40

MAR

 

88

64

 

98

Peter

Boddy

Male

55

Nottinghamshire Police

MV50

MAR

 

89

 

21

99

Catherine

Broadbent

Female

64

Lancashire Constabulary

FV60

TIME

 

90

68

 

43

Steve

Broadbent

Male

64

Lancashire Constabulary

MV60

TIME

 

91

 

22

82

Victoria

Gaunt

Female

35

West Midlands Police

Open Female

DNS

 

92

 

23

87

Nicola

Pestel

Female

39

West Midlands Police

Open Female

DNS

 

93

69

 

19

Andrew

Watson

Male

50

Cumbria Constabulary

MV50

DNS

 

94

70

 

33

David

Wood

Male

62

Greater Manchester Police

MV60

DNS

 

95

71

 

51

Dennis

Nelson

Male

60

Lancashire Constabulary

MV60

DNS

 

96

72

 

53

Dave

Pearson

Male

54

Lancashire Constabulary

MV50

DNS

 

97

73

 

61

Nicholas

Brown

Male

63

North Wales Police

MV60

DNS

 

98

74

 

66

James

Wan

Male

34

North Wales Police

Open Male

DNS

 

99

75

 

80

Matthew

Clark

Male

44

West Midlands Police

MV40

DNS

 

100

76

 

84

Jason

Hill

Male

49

West Midlands Police

MV45

DNS

 

101

77

 

92

Lee

Kuklinski

Male

43

Wiltshire Police

MV40

DNS

 

 


Team Results

Pos
M

Force Teams - Men

Men

Prizes Men

Pos
W

Force Teams - Women

Women

Prizes Women

1

2

3

Points

1

2

3

Points

1

Cumbria Constabulary

6

8

13

27

1st Men's Team

1

Lancashire Constabulary

1

2

10

13

1st Women's Team

2

Cheshire Constabulary

2

4

23

29

2nd Men's Team

2

Humberside Police

3

5

14

22

2nd Women's Team

3

Derbyshire Constabulary

5

16

17

38

3rd Men's Team

3

Cheshire Constabulary

9

11

19

39

3rd Women's Team

4

West Midlands Police

9

14

27

50

 

4

Derbyshire Constabulary

7

13

19

39

 

5

Lancashire Constabulary

18

20

40

78

 

5

North Wales Police

4

19

19

42

 

6

North Wales Police

7

36

44

87

 

6

Cleveland Police

6

19

19

44

 

7

North Yorkshire Police

19

21

61

101

 

7

North Yorkshire Police

8

20

19

47

 

8

Humberside Police

1

46

59

106

 

8

West Midlands Police

19

19

19

57

 

9

Thames Valley Police

3

52

55

110

 

9

West Yorkshire Police

19

19

19

57

 

10

Greater Manchester Police

11

51

70

132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Wiltshire Police

29

53

77

159

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Durham Constabulary

10

15

63

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Leicestershire Police

26

42

63

131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

12

63

63

138

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Staffordshire Police

22

63

63

148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Bedfordshire Police

24

63

63

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Hertfordshire Constabulary

33

54

63

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

National Crime Agency

31

63

63

157

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Dyfed-Powys Police

35

63

63

161

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Nottinghamshire Police

38

64

63

165

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Metropolitan Police Service

56

63

63

182

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Race History and Status

This is the 34th annual British Police Fell Race. The event is not an official Police Sport UK event. However, it is approved by PSUK Athletics as an additional calendar fixture and liability insurance cover is also provided under the PSUK policy.

Race Course

The distance will be 10.2 miles and 2130 feet ascent. It will traverse the Arkengarthdale Valley  passing over the very scenic Fremington Edge and Reeth Low Moor Fells.

This area is very much 'off the beaten track' offering an exciting, undiscovered area of the Yorkshire Dales that will appeal to any fell runners.

  Race Venue, Race Registration and Presentation Venue

From the Black Bull Hotel, High Row, Reeth, North Yorkshire DL11 6SZ

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 by visiting on-line tourist information.

The Black Bull Hotel has 9 rooms and also a large room that can accommodate up to 9 individuals. 01748 884213

Directions

Sat Nav: DL11 6SZ

Parking

Ample parking in Reeth Village Square. There is a modest 2 charge to park all day!

Shower and Changing Facilities

There are toilets provided at the Black Bull and in the square. There are no competitor changing or showers provided.

Start List

See Results

 

Start

At 1.30pm.

Map and Course

Distance - 10.2 Miles

Ascent circa 2130ft

This map shows a proposed route. There may be some changes once we have fully recced the area.There will be two road crossing points that will be marshalled.We will also provide drinks at these crossing points.

Fell Race Map - 2024

Route Description

The course is 10.2 miles and 2130 feet ascent. It traverses much of the Fremington Ridge and Reeth Low Moor. Fairly easy to navigate in good weather but in poor conditions be prepared to navigate! It is a very scenic course but has over 2000 feet ascent so it is a fairly tough, demanding ten-mile course.

2024 Course Elevation

Maps, Check-Points and Waymarks

A printed map will be provided. The course is considered as a fairly tough, rugged fell terrain. It will be fully way-marked with flags. 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.


Checkpoints - 2024




Portable Sat Nav Devices

Sat Nav devices /mobile phones are permitted and may be used as a back-up to your given map but not relied upon to navigate.. Hard copy map provided should be carried throughout the race.

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 together as a pair or even a 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. Waterproof top and bottom body cover

2. Copy Map (Provided)

3. Compass and Whistle

4. Hat and Gloves

5. Suitable footwear for fell running

6. 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 or disqualification from competing.

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 outside the Black Bull Hotel - Pre-Race briefing on the village green at 1.15pm. The start is a short walk down hill and over the river bridge.

Post Race Meal and Presentation of Trophies

Soup and a roll will be provided at the Black Bull from 3.00pm at the finish. This will be followed by a formal presentation of trophies and prizes at approximately at 4pm. You may opt out of the post-race food option when you enter.

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

Trophies/Prizes

Overall Championship Prizes - Special Engraved Glassware

Men and Women - 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Open

Other Championship Prizes - Bottle of wine

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

Men and Women - 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Under 40

Age Category Prizes - Bottle of wine

1st - Male and Female

Veteran 40 - 44, 45-49, Vet 50-54, Vet 55-59, Vet 60-64, Vet 65-69, Vet 70-75

Team Prizes

1st, 2nd and 3rd Open Force Male (3 to count) - Small Case of Beer/Cider

1st, 2nd and 3rd Ladies Teams (3 to count) - Small Case of Beer/Cider

Notes:

  • Under FRA Rules the Veteran age is 40+ for both men and women.
  • A competitor will only take 'one' prize - the most superior - If he/she qualifies for another prize or prizes then this will go to the next competiror in line. This allows a fair distribution of prizes overall. This rule has always been applied in these races. (Rule excludes 'Team' prizes)
  • Guest/Family Runners: Are not eligible for individual or team qualification or contend for any prizes. They will show in the results

British Police Fell Race Entry

Early Bird Entry - to 31/12/2023
  • Including Post-Race Food - 20
  • Excluding Post-Race Food - 15
Standard Entry from 1/1/24 - 1/5/2024
  • Including Post-Race Food - 22
  • Excluding Post-Race Food - 17
Late Entry or EOD - 1/5/2024 to event day - May not receive Pre-Ordered Memento
  • Including Post-Race Food - 25
  • Excluding Post-Race Food - 20
Additional Guests
  • Additional Food for Guests - 5.00
The entry fee covers the cost of:

    * Awards and prizes

    * Individual Race memento

    * Local Craft Beer memento

    * Post-Race water and snack-food

    * Post-Race Presentation Soup and Roll (Pre-Booked)

    * General organising costs

    * All event Booking Fees

This event is run by members of the police service on a voluntary basis and does not make any profit from the event entries.

How to Enter

BookItZone Link

Event Entry URL: https://bookitzone.com/steve_broadbent/37jFFX

We are using our usual BookitZone portal. The company are a reputable, secure, on-line booking service and the entry costs include any booking fees.

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.

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' 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 standard entry closing date is 1 May 2024  - From this date, late entry, EOD and substitutions are acceptable on request to forces who have already pre-entered some runners. However, entrants may not receive a Race Mememnto. Please email me to discuss. Sorry, there are no entry fee refunds but named substitutions to pre-paid entries will be allowed.

Entry Confirmation

All competitors will receive a confirmation of their entry from BookitZone and ongoing briefing information will be by email and on the event webpage right through to the event.

   Further Event Information

British Police Fell Race Website and Social Media

Facebook - Closed Private Group

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

Web - PSUK Athletics - Public Page:

http://www.policesport.uk

What'sApp Group - Private Group

Your mobile will be added to a 2024 Fell Race WhatsApp Group where we can communicate and update on event information. If you wish to opt outof the Grroup simply do this on WhatsApp.

Finally....

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

Further information from the Organisers

Overall Coordinator: Steven Broadbent - steve@policesport.uk

North Yorkshire Police AC Contact - Kate Aspey and Simon Fricke

  Information about the Overall coordinator:

Secretary of the Lancashire Constabulary Athletics Club 1991 - 2023

Experienced road, trail, XC and fell runner.

Organiser of the Lakeland Slateman Triathlon 1993, 1994, 1995
Lakeland Slateman Three Peaks 1997, 1998

1993 - 2023 Organiser of NPCCL
2000 - 2023 Organiser of the British Police Fell Races

Entry Point

BookItZone Link

Event Entry URL: https://bookitzone.com/steve_broadbent/37jFFX

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