2019 RUN THE MOORS FELL RACE SERIES
This well-established Fell Race Grand Prix involves several local running clubs - including Middleton Harriers, Rochdale Harriers & Saddleworth Runners - with Royton Road Runners joining for the first time in 2012.
RRR Rob James, competing for the first time, was the overall champion in 2018.
He retained the title in 2019.
The 2019 series was made up of 12 mainly local fell races - see the full list below & click on the links to each race for more details.
Just like in the RRR (road race) championship, points are allocated for each race completed, with the best 5 scores counting for each individual.
If you want any more information about this race series, please let me know!
RUN THE MOORS RACE SERIES 2019
[showing distance in miles, amount of climb in feet]
Sunday 17th March - Wolf's Pit, Hope Valley, Peak District (5.6m, 1476ft)
Tuesday 2nd April - Liver Hill, Rawtenstall (4.3m, 820ft)
Saturday 20th April - Rivington Pike, Horwich (3.2m, 699ft)
Sunday 28th April - Kinder Downfall, Hayfield, Peak District (9.6m, 1968ft)
Saturday 11th May - Pendle Cloughs, Downham, near Clitheroe (14m, 4101ft)
Wednesday 19th June - Brown Wardle, Whitworth (3.3m, 1181ft)
Wednesday 26th June - Eddie's Revenge, Shaw (3.8m, 1060ft)
Tuesday 2nd July - Stoodley Pike, Todmorden (3.1m, 699ft)
Saturday 27th July - Turnslack, Littleborough (8m, 2001ft)
Sunday 4th August - Saddleworth Round, Uppermill (16.5m, 3281ft)
Saturday 24th August - Chipping Show, Chipping, Forest of Bowland (7.5m, 1801ft)
Saturday 21st September - Lost Shepherd, Mytholmroyd (14.9m, 2690ft)
Click here for the full current FRA Safety Requirements & Rules for Competition. If you are planning to take part in an FRA-registered race you should plan to arrive at the start with (as a minimum) waterproof full body cover (with taped seams & integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route, compass, whistle & emergency food, with a bumbag/pack to carry them in. These may not all be compulsory for every race (although they are considered best practice), but you won't know this until you arrive at the start. Race organisers are obliged to carry out random kit checks before the race & can refuse to allow runners to participate if they do not have the required kit. Please check the FRA website for details of each race you plan to run & contact the organiser if you need any further information.