Our Fell Race Secretary is Dave Bish
Beeston AC take part in Fell Races in the Peak District between March and October on weekday evenings with some weekend races.
Fellrunning is sociable, fun way to run in beautiful places. Races tend to start on a village playing field or pub car park, up a big hill, along a bit, before speeding back down again. An ideal way to spend a summer evening. Your race entry (usually about £5) raises money for local schools, pays for village defibrillators and supports mountain rescue.
You’ll need some fell or trail shoes – something with a bit of grip. Runners can be required to carry: full waterproof body cover with taped seams (incl. hood), hat, gloves. Longer/non-summer races may also require a whistle, compass, survival bag, emergency food, water. A small rucksack or bumbag is the best way to carry your kit. This at the discretion of race organisers on the day, depending on the weather – details on FRA Event page and usually on social media. You can put the basics of this kit together fairly cheaply from Decathlon or other retailers.
Most races are governed by the FRA (Fell Runners Association). You can join the FRA for £16 a year which supports their work and gets you their magazine three times a year. You don’t need to join to run fell races.
Most races on our calendar are about 5 miles, and within an hours drive. Lift-sharing can usually be arranged. Remember to wear your Beeston AC Vest to get points…Women/Men 30 Points for the First one back, decrementing for the Second etc. Your best 8 results count.
The Nottinghamshire AAA Fell Championship takes your best two results from three races – Wolf’s Pit (March), Chrome Hill (June) and Longshaw Sheepdog Trials (September). In 2019 Beeston AC’s Greg Hopkinson won the Overall Men’s title, with V35-44 Women’s Silver for Em Bish.
We entered the British Fell Relays for the first time in October 2019.