2023 Fell Races Programme

2023 Fell Races Programme

The historic Fell, or Guides Races have been part of Grasmere Sports from the very beginning.

Entries for the races are all made on the day, and close 15 minutes before the start of each race. Full details of all the races are laid out below.

Locals are residents of Grasmere, Rydal, Chapel Stile, Skelwith, Elterwater, Wythburn & Loughrigg, and proof of residency may be required on the day.

All ages groups are ‘age on the day’ – evidence of age may be required on the day,.

From 12:50 Onwards

12:50 Under 9’s Guides Race (lower age limit 6 years) – To first wall on fell and return

1st Boy £20 & medal     2nd £15 & medal             3rd £10 & medal

1st Girl   £20 & medal     2nd £15 & medal             3rd £10 & medal

1st Local £10

Sponsored by: LAKELOVERS, WINDERMERE

Records to date:

Boys, James Bowen, 4min 20s (2013)

Girls, Isla Jebb, 4min 52s (2019)

F11: Jack Payne Tray to the winner of the Under 9's Guides Race

13:40   Under 12’s Guides Race – To flags just over the wall and return

1st Boy £25 & medal     2nd £20 & medal             3rd £15 & medal

1st Girl   £25 & medal     2nd £20 & medal             3rd £15 & medal             

1st Local £15

Sponsored by: LEVENS HALL

1st local sponsored by: TAYLOR & KEELING FAMILIES

Records to date:

Boys, Frazer Sproul 4min 45s (2015)

Girls, Hannah Bethwaite 5min 17s (2007)

14:30   Under 14’s Guides Race – To 2nd flag halfway up the fell and return

1st Boy £30 & medal     2nd £25 & medal             3rd £20 & medal

1st Girl   £30 & medal     2nd £25 & medal             3rd £20 & medal             

1st Local £20

Sponsored by: ULLSWATER STEAMERS

Records to date:

Boys, Frazer Sproul 6min 33s (2017)

Girls, Charlotte Rawstron 7min 26s (2019)

15:10   Under 17’s Guides Race

The English Hill Championship Event 2022 - Height of fell at turning point 208.78 m.

1st Boy £60 & medal     2nd £40 & medal             3rd £25 & medal

1st Girl   £60 & medal     2nd £40 & medal             3rd £25 & medal

1st Local £25

Sponsored by: RAVENGLASS & ESKDALE RAILWAY

Records to date:

Boys, G Moffat 9min 03s (1975)

Girls, Eve Whittaker 11min 02s (2019)

F12:      J & ME Batchelor Cup to the winner

F13:      Tom Sedgwick Challenge Cup to the first girl

16:10   SENIOR GUIDES RACE

The World Famous English Hill Championship Event 2022 - Height of fell at turning point 294.437 m.

1st Man £175 and English Hill Championship Medal         2nd £120 & medal             3rd £90 & medal

4th £70          5th £60          6th £45          7th £35          8th£25          9th £20          10th £15

Sponsored by: GILBERT, GILKES & GORDON, KENDAL

F16: ASAO "100 Champions Rosette" to the winner


1st Lady £175 & medal   2nd £120 & medal           3rd £90 & medal             4th £70       5th £60 6th £45

Sponsored by: GILBERT, GILKES & GORDON, KENDAL

F14: Wakefield Rose Bowl to the first lady


Records to date:

Men, Fred Reeves 12min 21s (1978)

Lady, Victoria Wilkinson 15min 05s (2017)

£500 cash prize offered by PETE BLAND SPORTS to the first person to break the record set by Fred Reeves in 1978

£500 cash prize offered by THOMSON, HAYTON & WINKLEY to the lady who breaks the lady's record

1st Veteran £50 & medal 2nd £25 & medal 3rd £10 & medal

F15: E B Hart-Jackson Memorial Trophy to the first veteran

1st Lady Veteran £50 & medal 2nd £25 & medal 3rd £10 & medal

1st Local £50 & medal

F16: Bill Teasdale, King of the Fells, Trophy to the first local

Updated: 8th August 2023

Entries for the races are all made on the day, and close 15 minutes before the start of each race. 

All ages groups are ‘age on the day’ – evidence of age may be required.

Entries for local categories, to state parish of residence - proof may be required.

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