Settle Harriers Races

The annual Pen-y-ghent fell race in the first week in June is run under FRA Rules and in association with the Horton-in-Ribblesdale Gala. The race will include an under 18 category and all runners over 16 and under 18s are welcome to take part.

This is an ideal entry race for those inspiring to bigger mountain races. and a great venue for families to attend a race before midsummer Gala fatigue sets in.

The course has recently been re-measured and the distance is over 10k. To ensure that the under 18 category can be included in the race, we have moved the under 18 start to the Old Horton in Ribblesdale Primary School Building on Bracken Bottom Lane. This is around 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Gala Field.

All under 18’s must be at the school for the start of the seniors race at 3pm. They will join the race as the seniors pass the school building and their race times will be adjusted accordingly.

Rules:
The race is run under FRA rules therefore:

ALL RUNNERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE ‘REQUIREMENTS FOR RUNNERS

FULL FRA kit, ie. waterproof jacket and trousers, map, compass, whistle. There will be checks! We will make changes to this rule on the day if the weather is glorious of course. It is also strongly recommended that runners carry some water – especially if the weather is hot.

If you retire, you MUST report back to race control at the start in the gala field.  Please ensure you do this, as nobody wants to spend hours out hunting for people who are already enjoying a nice hot bath at home!

Registration:
Registration opens at 1:00pm and will be a Tent on Gala field close to start and finish area
Entry is £5 and entries will be taken on the day of the race up to 2:45pm.

Course:
One of the few ‘mountain course’ events in Yorkshire, which puts this race in the longer end of the AS category. The race leaves the gala field and follows the road through the village towards Bracken Bottom. Turn left over river bridge after the church to gain the road passing the School. Leave this road at Bracken Bottom (GR 817723) to begin the climb up through limestone pastures. On gaining the ridge a very steep scramble breaks through the southern crags to the summit of Pen-y-Ghent (GR 838734). The fast descent (note route change in 2017) to the finger post (GR 837742) is followed by a variety of possible routes to Hull Pot (GR 825745). The next objective is the summit of Whitber Hill (GR 819745) which you can approach any way that suits your stamina level at this stage. Hands on knees with tongue dragging on the ground has proved to be a popular technique on previous occasions. The remainder of the course will be flagged through Whitber pasture to the gate on the walled lane (GR812732). Follow the road retracing the start route back to the Gala field entrance. Please do NOT train on Whitber Pasture. This is private land and is only available on race day. The route is not flagged before Whitber, so anyone with serious ambitions should be doing some homework in case the weather is poor.

Prize Giving:
This will take place as soon as our competence permits on the Gala field

Facilities:
There’s lots for the family to do in the area – Settle town centre is a short drive away and for those making a weekend of it, there is plenty of accommodation locally – details of attractions and places to stay from Settle Tourist Information Centre (Tel: 01729 825192).

There are a number of campsites around Settle, and there is YHA in Ingleton, along with numerous Bed & Breakfast places locally (eg. The Willows)

Results for 2019 race.

Results for 2018 race.

Results for 2017 race.

Results for 2016 race.

Results for 2015 race.

  • Date

    Saturday 6th June 2020

  • Start Time & Location

    3.00 pm on the Gala Field

  • Distance & Climb

    AM, 10.5m/6.5m – 564m/1850ft

  • Minimum Age

    16 Years

  • Entry

    Entry is £5, on the day only

  • Records

    Ladies:
    Victoria Wilkinson
    Bingley Harriers 49:41 (2015)

    Mens:
    Darren Kay
    Calder Valley FR 49:35 (2019)

Pen-y-ghent Fell Race Route Map

The Settle Hills race is held on Father’s Day. The race  starts in Settle Market Place and finishes at the rugby club.

Please Note: No dogs are to accompany runners during the race; to do so may damage relationships with the landowners on which this race relies.

In May 2013, the Settle Hills fell race hosted the Inter Counties Championships – attracting runners/teams from all over the UK to this stunning course in the Yorkshire Dales, offering magnificent views of the limestone outcrops and caves of the Attermire Scar, after a challenging climb out the historic market town of Settle.

As in recent years, the race will also be used as a selection event for the England team members competing in the International Snowdon Race.

Rules:
The race is run under FRA rules therefore:

ALL RUNNERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE ‘REQUIREMENTS FOR RUNNERS

FULL FRA kit, ie. waterproof jacket and trousers, map, compass, whistle. There will be checks! We will make changes to this rule on the day if the weather is glorious of course. It is also strongly recommended that runners carry some water – especially if the weather is hot.

If you retire, you MUST report back to race control at the rugby club. Please, please ensure you do this, as nobody wants to spend hours out hunting for people who are already enjoying a nice hot bath at home!

Registration:
Registration opens at 9:00am and will be upstairs in the Rugby Club
Entry is £5 and entries will be taken on the day of the race up to 10:15am.

Terrain:
The race has a bit of everything – grassy paths, tarmac at the beginning and end, rocky paths, tussocky moorland and it includes some steep climbs and descents. The terrain is very uneven in places. The biggest descent is off High Hill towards the end, and there is a water and first aid station at the bottom of this hill at the road crossing.

Prize Giving:
This will take place as soon as our competence permits on the Rugby Pitch.

Car Parking:
There is a car park next to the Rugby Club, this is operated by Craven District Council and so there is a cost to park your car.

Directions:
From the south, come into Settle off the A65 roundabout, under the railway bridge, turn right at the Falcon Manor Hotel and follow the road down and round to the car park and rugby club.

From the north, come through Settle, past the Peugeot garage on the left, down the hill, turn left at the Falcon Manor Hotel and follow the road down and round to the car park and rugby club.

Facilities:
There’s lots for the family to do whilst the race is on – Settle town centre is a short walk away and for those making a weekend of it, there is plenty of accommodation locally – details of attractions and places to stay from Settle Tourist Information Centre (Tel: 01729 825192).

There are a number of campsites around Settle, and there is YHA in Ingleton, along with numerous Bed & Breakfast places locally (eg. The Willows)

Finally:
Good luck and enjoy the race!

Results for 2019 race.

Results for 2018 race.

Results for 2017 race.

Results for 2016 race.

Results for 2015 race.

  • Date

    Sunday 21st June 2020

  • Start time & Location

    10:30am from Settle Market Place, a short walk (5 mins) or quicker jog from the rugby club

  • Distance & Climb

    BM GPS, 11.3km/7m – 600m/1640ft

  • Minimum Age

    18 Years

  • Entry

    Entry is £5, on the day only

  • Records

    Ladies:
    Hatti Archer
    Hallamshire Harriers  54:19 (2019)

    Mens:
    Wegene Tafase
    Scotland West 46:06 (2013)

Settle Hills Race Route Map

The Ingleborough Mountain Race starts on the sports field next to Ingleton Community Centre (Grid Ref. 695730), passes through the main street of the village, turns left on to the Hawes road, after four hundred metres turn right off the road on to the public footpath up Ingleborough. The race then follows this path to the summit (grid ref. 742745) and returns to the village by the same route. The field is re-entered from the Back Gate car park.  As this route is along a public footpath any competitor may go around the course prior to the race.

As the race is run as part of Ingleton’s Gala day friends and family can enjoy the activities on the Gala Field while waiting for the runners to return.

Rules:
The race is run under FRA rules therefore:

ALL RUNNERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE ‘REQUIREMENTS FOR RUNNERS

FULL FRA kit, ie. waterproof jacket and trousers, map, compass, whistle. There will be checks! We will make changes to this rule on the day if the weather is glorious of course. It is also strongly recommended that runners carry some water – especially if the weather is hot.

If you retire, you MUST report back to race control at the start in the gala field.  Please ensure you do this, as nobody wants to spend hours out hunting for people who are already enjoying a nice hot bath at home!

Registration:
Registration opens at 1:00pm and will be at the Ingleton Community Center which is next to the gala field.
Entry is £5 and entries will be taken on the day of the race up to 2:45pm.

Prize Giving:
This will take place as soon as our competence permits on the Gala field.

Car Parking:
There is a car park next to the Community Center in Ingleton, this is operated by Craven District Council and so there is a cost to park your car.

Facilities:
There are a number of campsites around Ingleton and a YHA, along with numerous Bed & Breakfast places locally.

Finally:
Have a fantastic day, enjoy the gala, and good luck to all who run.

Results for 2019 race.

Results for 2018 race.

  • Date

    Saturday 20th July 2019

  • Start Time & Location

    3.00 pm on the Gala Field

  • Distance & Climb

    AM GPS, 11km / 6.8m – 600m / 1968ft

  • Minimum Age

    18 Years

  • Entry

    Entry is £5, on the day only.

  • Records

    Ladies:
    Hannah Horsburgh
    Keswick 52:49 (2015)

    Mens:
    Martin Croasdale
    Lancaster & Morecambe 44:15 (1991)

Ingleborough Mountain Race Route Map