Paddy's Pole Fell Race


Race information

Paddy’s Pole Fell race is an established race in the fell running calendar. It has been held on the first Tuesday in June since 1988. In 2007 it was selected for the English Fell Running Championship.

Please note that for 2019 only, the race will be held 2 weeks later than usual.

Date Tue 18th June 2018
Time 7.15pm
Venue Fell Foot, near Chipping, Lancs, PR3 2NP
Distance 6 km
Climb 336m
FRA Category AS
Entry Fee £5 Pre-entry or On the day. Entry fee includes food
Race Limit 120
Age Over 16
Records m. R. Hope – 25:37, 2010
f. J. Lee – 32:26, 2010

  • Limited parking, please share transport
  • Presentation and food at Sun Inn, Chipping

This race has a Fell Runners Association permit, which means:

  • The race meets the FRA’s criteria for a fell race
  • The race is organised in line with the FRA’s rules and requirements
  • The race has UK Athletics public liability insurance

This is an ‘A’ (hard) category fell race, which has previously been selected as an English Championship race. As such, even though it is a short race, it is not an easy race and is not ideal for beginners to fell running. Should there be adverse weather on the night you may be expected to carry a map, compass, whistle, hat, gloves and waterproof whole body cover, which must have taped seams and an attached hood. The route is unmarked and you should have the required navigational skills to find your way round the course whatever the weather. Please do not enter if you are not sufficiently experienced to compete in this race.

Race Route
The race starts from Fell Foot and contours around Parlick to Nick’s Chair. It then continues to the summit of Fairsnape Fell and returns via the summit of Parlick to the finish.
Map of Race Route

Race Organiser
Gordon Thompson, 7 Arnott Road, Ashton, Preston, PR2 2EB
Tel: 07745 136540

Previous results

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