Hill & Fell Running

Hill & Fell Running

Hill & Fell Running

Hill and Fell running is a traditional activity with a long history in the UK and races are held on a wide variety of courses on fell, hills and mountains.

The sport includes a variety of events, ranging from short races which are largely a test of running ability to very long races where mountain craft, route choice and navigation are key elements.

Vegan Runner UK member Clare at Hob Hurst's Fell Race. Photo credit: Mehul Vaitha Photography.Vegan Runner UK member Clare at Hob Hurst’s Fell Race. Photo credit: Mehul Vaitha Photography.

Races

There are hill & fell races for all ranges of ability and experience.

Please see the following sites for race calendars in each region of the UK:

Can I run for Vegan Runners UK in Hill/Fell Races?

You can run as an individual in the non championship/team events and be noted in results with your club as Vegan Runners UK.

Each association has their own rules for championship and team events which are available on each association’s website.

At the Vegan Runners UK AGM 2023 it was agreed that the hill and fell running secretary role would be created and that they would be consul our members on Vegan Runners UK affiliating to England Athletics (EA) for “hill and fell” (currently we only affiliate for road and cross country). If we do, members would then be able to compete in FRA championship and team events for Vegan Runners UK.

Never run a hill/fell before but are interested in giving it a go?

Please get in touch with your regional representative / the Hill and Fell secretary who can answer any of your questions and put you in touch with other hill/fell runners in your area.

Get some inspiration by reading Vegan Runners UK member Alex’s blog on the Edale Skyline Fell Race at https://www.veganrunners.org.uk/edale-skyline-fell-race-with-alex-hinchcliffe/.

Vegan Runners UK members Bob and Holly represented Nottinghamshire in the Inter-Counties Fell Running Championships at the Flower Scar fell race. Photo credit - Joseph Baxter
Vegan Runners UK members Bob and Holly represented Nottinghamshire in the Inter-Counties Fell Running Championships at the Flower Scar fell race. Photo credit – Joseph Baxter

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