Why run on boring, hard roads when you can run on the beautiful fells and mountains? Fell running is increasingly popular in the club – and recently members have taken part in races in the Moors, Dales, Lake District and sometimes Skyraces in the Alpes.


As a club we only do occasional  Fell training , Tom Ratcliffe and Becky Penty organise hill reps on some Thursday nights ( see Calendar below or Facebook posts for details ) and there is usually a group of us out training or racing most weekends.
This is usually on the North Yorkshire Moors covering 8-10 miles.

For more details on fell running generally look at the Fell Runner website.

To find out about races in the North York Moors ( best for beginners ) check out the Esk Valley Fell Club website. They run two main series throughout the year which many members compete in with races every few weeks. We usually car share so transport to races is not a problem.

If you have any questions or are new to fell running and fancy giving it a go please contact  Tom Ratcliffe at t.m.ratcliffe@gmail.com , join the fell/offroad club whatsapp group or just message the club facebook page.

Fell Running Kit and Mandatory Race Requirements.

Fell running takes place in remote areas, possibly in adverse weather conditions and over terrain that can result in trips, slips and falls. Getting lost, hyperthermia and serious injury are rare but potential outcomes, the risk of which is minimised as much as possible, but there is an ethos of personal responsibilty.

Most races have a mandatory kit list, YKH has two spare sets of the kit should any club member wish to borrow them try out fell running.

Typical kit list is hat, gloves, whistle, compass, map, waterproof jacket and leggings.

The list can vary by race depending on the location, length, difficulty of the race and the time of year or weather conditions.
Always check the race’s kit list, bring the right gear and never run without the required kit, you will endanger yourself and others, be banned from racing and bring our club into disrepute.

Requests for the club’s loan kit can be made via the fell/offroad whatsapp group or email t.m.ratcliffe@gmail.com.

Many of the club’s fell runners have a wealth of knowledge and are happy to advise anyone new to the fells.

The official kit rules of the Fell Runners Association.

Upcoming Fell Races :

Upcoming Fell Training, Fell hill reps or Group Run :

Another successful summer night on the fells.

Another successful summer night on the fells.