The Wildhogs Fell Running Championship for 2017

 

Following on from last yearís successful series, the Wildhogs Grand Prix events for 2017 have now been announced. Please see the below table showing the races.

 

This is a fell running series of 26 races (long and short distances). So if you feel like giving your fell shoes a proper workout come along and let the battle begin.

 

To take part in the Championship you will compete in any of the races listed below however, one of your events must be long i.e. 10 or more miles (or 16+ Km)- (this rule doesnít apply to lady runners-i.e. ladies donít need to do any long events to qualify)- with a maximum of 8 races counting towards your final Championship score. Any Handsworth member, (first or second claim) can take part.

 

Scoring

 

The first Handsworth runner in each race will score 40 points, the second 39 and so on. The allocation of points will not be age or sex related, the points will be allocated purely on your finishing position. The Inter-club cross country races will also play a part, scoring 3 points for one race, 7 points for two races and 11 for three races.

 

An additional 3 points bonus is also available this year for anyone completing a category AL fell race in the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales

Club colours preferred but not compulsory, please let the series organizer or a committee member aware at beginning or end of race to ensure you get counted.

 

Ties

 

In the event of any runners scoring the same number of points, the runner who has scored better head to head with his or her rival will be the winner. If this fails to separate the runners then the runner who has a beard will be the winner. If neither or both runners have a beard it will be called a draw.

 

Prizes

 

Your age group will be determined by your age on the 01/01/2017.

Prizes awarded for Senior Male, Vet Male and Female.

 

Races

 

There are a few new races plus a few favorites from last year. Please check the races are still going ahead at the published date and time prior to travelling- most of the races have website links from our own site here: http://www.handsworthroadhogs.co.uk/fellevents.htm or also check for race updates on the FRA site: http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/ .Some of the Wildhogs races require a pre-entry so ensure you enter in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.Please also be mindful of safety requirements for fell racing as fell races take place in remote locations.Please take time to read through the runnerís safety information on this website: http://fellrunner.org.uk/organisers.php

 

 

 

 

DATE

EVENT

DISTANCE

ASCENT

TIME

DETAILS

29th Jan

Tigger Tor

14.5Km

514m

11:00

From Sheffield Tigers Rugby Club, Hathersage Rd, Sheffield-1st counter in the Totley /Tigers Series

Feb

Cross Country Bonus

NA

NA

NA

Bonus points added fortaking part in the Inter Club Cross Country races

19th Mar

Wolfs Pit

9km

450m

11:00

Shatton, Near Bamford, Hope Valley

02nd Apr

Ladís Leap

9.5km

518m

11:00

Crowden Campsite, nr Woodhead off A628

23rd Apr

Kinder Downfall

15.4km

600 m

11:30

Hayfield, Near Glossop- Pre-entry

23rdMay

Totley Moor

8.3km

440m

7:30

Cricket Inn, Totley (counter in the Totley Series)

30th May

Hallam Chase

3.25 Miles

800ft

8:00

Hallam Cricket Ground Ė S10 3LU

09th Jun

Castleton

10.8km

458m

7.30

Castleton Playing Fields, Castleton Hope Valley

11th Jun

Edale

7.6km

402m

11:00

Edale Village Hall

20th Jun

Blackamoor Chase

10km

440m

7:30

Cricket Inn, Totley (counter in the Totley Series)

25th Jun

Kinder Trog

25.7km

1064m

11:00

Hayfield Scout Hut, Hayfield Near Glossop

28th Jun

Hope Wakes

9.5km

451m

7:30

Hope Sportsfield, Hope nr Castleton

02nd Jul

Great Hucklow

10km

340m

11:00

Great Hucklow Primary School

08th Jul

Hunshelf Amble

7 Miles

1300ft

10:30

Oxpring

23rd Jul

Holme Moss

28.5km

1315m

1100

Cartworth Moor Cricket Club nr Holmfirth

01st Aug

Burbage Skyline

9.3km

366m

7:30

Fox House Inn nr Hathersage

02nd Aug

Cracken Edge

11.3km

442m

7:30

Kinder MRT HQ behind George Hotel, Hayfield

12th Aug

Half Tour Bradwell

25km

970m

9:30

Bradwell Sports Club

20th Aug

Crowden Horseshoe

12.9km

518m

11:00

Crowden Campsite, nr Woodhead

29th Aug

Eyam Barrel Inn

10.4km

460m

6:30

Eyam Sports Field, Hawkhill Rd, Eyam

03rd Sep

Totley Exterminator

25.7km

1290m

10:30

Cricket Inn, Totley

17th Sep

Stannage Struggle

9.9km

355m

11:00

Hathersage Primary School

07th Oct

Curbar Commotion

14.4km

403m

10:00

Curbar Primary School, Curbar

15th Oct

Windgather

21.7km

762m

11:00

Burbage Institute, Bishops Lane Buxton

29th Oct

Grin N Bear It

25.6km

591m

10:30

Langsett Barn, Langsett

12th Nov

Roaches

24.1km

1128m

1128m

Village Hall, Meerbrook nr Leek

10th Dec

Litton Christmas Cracker

12.2km

360m

11:00

Litton Village Hall, Litton