2021 RUN THE MOORS FELL RACE SERIES
The Bull Hill Fell Race, originally intended to be part of this year's series, has been postponed. The replacement race is Whittle Pike on 12th August.
This well-established Fell Race Grand Prix involves eight 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 2020 series was cancelled due to COVID-19.
The shortened 2021 series is made up of 7 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 4 scores counting for each individual.
Thanks to Neil Brock for representing RRR at the meeting to decide the 2021 race list.
If you want any more information about this race series, please let me know!
RUN THE MOORS RACE SERIES 2021
[showing distance in miles, amount of climb in feet]
Saturday 29th May - The Cake Race, Diggle, Saddleworth (10m, 1700ft)
Wednesday 30th June - Eddie's Revenge, Buckstones Road, Shaw (3.8m, 1060ft)
Saturday 24th July - Turnslack, Calderbrook Road, Littleborough (8m, 2001ft)
Thursday 12th August - Whittle Pike, Rossendale (5.1m, 1601ft)
Sunday 22nd August - Piethorne, Newhey, Rochdale (6.2m, 902ft)
Saturday 11th Sept - Groovy Kinder Love, Hayfield, Peak District (14.3m, 3937ft)
Sunday 26th Sept - Waddington, Bowland, NW Lancs (6.6m, 1063ft)
Click here for the full current FRA Safety Requirements for Runners & click here for the 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.
Click here for the FRA's current Principles of Fell Running document.