Run The Moors 2023
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.
This year's competition, made up of 11 mainly local fell races, started with the Ian Roberts Memorial race on Sunday 5th March.
See below for the full 2023 race list & link to the final points tables. Best 5 performances count.
Many congratulations to our fantastic squad of fell runners for the best-ever RRR results in this competition! Rob James (1st overall) & Barry Greaves (1st MV65) both successfully defended their titles, Janet Jobey won the FV50 category & finished 3rd female overall...but that was only the tip of the iceberg. We had more members taking part than ever before, with great performances over the series from Trish Callan (13th overall female, 4th SF), Gary Smith (4th MV60), Simon Howard (8th MV50), Kevin Hutchings (9th MV55) & Neil Brock (10th MV55).
Thanks to Neil Brock & Jason Keast for representing RRR at meetings for this series.
If you want any more information about these events, please let us know!
RUN THE MOORS FELL RACE SERIES 2023
Sunday 5th March - Ian Roberts Memorial, Marsden (6.4m, 853ft)
Saturday 1st April - Five Trigs, Delph (18.6m, 2953ft)
Monday 1st May - Coiners, Mytholmroyd (6.7m, 968ft)
Sunday 28th May - Shepherd's Crook, Cliviger, Burnley (8m, elevation TBC)
Thursday 8th June - Walsh Two Lads, Horwich (5.2m, 899ft)
Wednesday 28th June - Eddie's Revenge, Shaw (3.8m, 1060ft)
Sunday 16th July - Kentmere Horseshoe, Lake District (12.3m, 3301ft)
Sunday 6th August - Chip Chase, Uppermill (6.2m, 1312ft)
Wednesday 23rd August - Golf Ball, Rossendale (5.5m, 801ft)
Thursday 7th September - Hades Hill, Whitworth (5m, 1181ft)
Sunday 15th October - Withins Skyline, nr Haworth, Keighley (6.3m, 984ft) NEW DATE!
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.