Hutton Roof and Newbiggin

2024 Fell Race

The 38th Hutton Roof Fell Race SATURDAY May 25th 2024
Hutton Roof Village Hall, LA6 2PG (GR SD 570786)near Kirkby Lonsdale




Event Description

This is the 38th running of our traditional fell race over 7 miles (11.2km) and 400 metres of ascent. The race starts at 2.15pm, you must have collected your number by 2.00pm.

The event follows the core principles of fell running such as self-sufficiency and self-navigation which are paramount (please note the use of GPS devices of any kind is strictly prohibited). Full details of all the runners requirements are included on the Fell Runners Association (FRA) web site. You must be aware of them.

Taking in the beautiful hills of Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Knott, the run generally follows established paths but with only the beginning and end of the route marked. The scree on Farleton Knott continues to be out of bounds as a result of  the ongoing erosion concerns from Natural England which we fully understand and support.

Navigation on Farleton Knott is required to follow guidance and our license through the FRA. Details of the three checkpoints and an indication of the basic route are accessible from the Hutton Roof Village website and will be displayed at registration on race day. The indication is not designed for race navigation purposes and you should provide your own physical map and compass on the day to consider your route options.

The race is categorised as a ‘B Medium’ event under FRA rules and kit requirements can be made on the day by the organiser. It is your responsibility to be aware of the potential kit requirements as listed on the FRA web pages.

 A race time limit of 2 hours 15 minutes is being applied . Appropriate checkpoint cut offs will be applied.


  • Male record: Andy Norman – 00:50:42 – 2023
  • Female record: Sarah McCormack – 00:53:35 – 2021
    Revised Course with navigation 2021

Generous prizes supported by Pete Bland Sports will be awarded for male and female open and vet categories through to Vet 80, including cups for the overall winner, second male, first lady and first team. This is the second year the overall winner will receive the Darren Kay Trophy.

We are delighted that our country fair and junior races will again be held and we are of course baking our fantastic cakes and selling refreshments, all to be served in our newly refurbished and extended Village Hall. The Fell Race has consistently supported the Village Hall for many years.  

Junior races as usual have categories of U9/U11, U13/U15, U17/U19. All are £5 on the day entry only (minimum age 6 years on the day). Junior Races start at 1.15pm and registration closes at 1pm.

Car parking, donations requested, will be on the field adjacent to the Village Hall and traffic can be busy around the country lanes and main routes with holiday traffic, so please aim to arrive in good time. The car park will open at 11am.

Best wishes and good luck!

Stuart Williams, Race Organiser