Settle Harriers Races

Pen-y-ghent Fell Race

The fell race will continue as normal on Saturday, 3rd June 2023

The race is run under FRA Rules, and is an ideal entry race for those inspiring to bigger mountain races.

 

Rules:
The race is run under FRA rules, therefore:

ALL RUNNERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE ‘REQUIREMENTS FOR RUNNERS

FULL FRA kit, i.e. waterproof jacket and trousers, map, compass, whistle. There will be checks! The race organiser may change to this rule on the day if the weather is glorious,. 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 or the race in the playing 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!

Entry:
Online entries only, there is no entry on the day.

Registration:
No entries will be taken on the day.  Race registration, will be on the playing fields for you to collect your number,

Car Parking:
There is no parking on the playing field.  Parking available in both the Yorkshire Dales National Park car park and the private field next to the playing field. Please use these car parks, and please do not enter the playing field.

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 the 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).

Toilets:
These are available at the pavilion in the playing fields as well in the Yorkshire Dales National Park car park.

Accommodation:
There are a number of campsites around Settle, and there is YHA in Ingleton, along with numerous Bed & Breakfast places locally.

Finally:
Have a fantastic day, and good luck to all the runners.

Results for 2022 race.

The 2020 and 2021 races were cancelled.

Results for 2019 race.

Results for 2018 race.

Results for 2017 race.

Results for 2016 race.

Results for 2015 race.

  • Date

    Saturday 3rd June 2023

  • Start Time & Location

    3.00 pm on the Playing Fields

  • Car Parking

    There is no parking on the playing field.  Parking is available in both the Yorkshire Dales National Park car park and the private field next to the playing field. Please use these car parks, and please do not enter the playing field.

  • Distance & Climb

    AM, 10.5m/6.5m – 564m/1850ft

  • Minimum Age

    18 Years

  • Entry

    Online Entry, no entry on the day.

  • Records

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

    Mens:
    Alasdair McCloud
    Leeds City 48:10. (2018).

Pen-y-ghent Fell Race Route Map

Settle Hills Race

After a 3 year break due to Covid, the Settle Hills Race is back.  What a better way to spend Father’s Day running around the beautiful hills above Settle.

The Settle Hills race has always been held on Father’s Day, which this year is the 18th June 2023

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 of the historic market town of Settle.

Rules:
The race is run under FRA rules, therefore:

ALL RUNNERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE ‘REQUIREMENTS FOR RUNNERS

FULL FRA kit, i.e. waterproof jacket and trousers, map, compass, whistle. There will be checks! The race organiser may change 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 or the race 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!

Entry:
Online entries only, there is no entry on the day.

Registration:
N
o entries will be taken on the day.  Race registration, opens at 9:30am and will be upstairs in the Rugby Club to collect your number.

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).

Toilets:
These are available in the Rugby Club.

Accommodation:
There are a number of campsites around Settle, and there is YHA in Ingleton, along with numerous Bed & Breakfast places locally.

Finally:
Good luck and enjoy the race!

The 2020, 2021 and 2022 races were cancelled.

Results for 2019 race.

Results for 2018 race.

Results for 2017 race.

Results for 2016 race.

Results for 2015 race.

Results for 2014 race.

Results for 2013 race.

Results for 2012 race.

Results for 2011 race.

Results for 2010 race.

Results for 2009 race.

Results for 2008 race.

Results for 2007 race.

Results for 2006 race.

  • Date

    Sunday 18th June 2023 – (Father’s Day)

  • Start time & Location

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

  • Car Parking

    There is a car park next to the Rugby Club.

  • Distance & Climb

    BM GPS, 11.3km/7m – 600m/1640ft

  • Minimum Age

    18 Years

  • Online Entry, no entry on the day.

  • Records

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

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

Settle Hills Race Route Map

Ingleborough Mountain Race

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, i.e. waterproof jacket and trousers, map, compass, whistle. There will be checks! The race organiser may change 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 or the race 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!

Entry:
Online entries only, there is no entry on the day.

Registration:
No entries will be taken on the day.  Race registration, will be in the Ingleton Community Centre next to the Gala field, where race numbers can be collected.

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.

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

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

Toilets:
These are available in the car park.

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

  • Date

    Saturday, July 15th 2023

  • Start Time & Location

    3.00 pm from the Gala Field

  • Distance & Climb

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

  • Minimum Age

    18 Years

  • Entry

    Online Entry, no entry on the day.

  • Records

    Ladies:
    Hannah Horsburgh
    Keswick 52:49 (2015)

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

Ingleborough Mountain Race Route Map

Results for 2022 race.

Results for 2021 race.

2020 Race was cancelled.

Results for 2019 race.

Results for 2018 race.

Results for 2017 race.