Fell Race

The Hodder Valley Show
Saturday 9th September 2017



By Kind Permission of The Duchy of Lancaster and The Carr Family

Presidents: Mr  T Wells RVM & Mrs J Wells

Hodder Valley Show Fell Race

The Hodder Valley Show has a long history of working successfully with the Bowland Fell Runners Club.

Bowland Fell Runners are a dedicated fell running club with about 100 members formed initially to promote fell running in the Forest of Bowland, for those who have an affinity with the area. Most live south, west or north of the Forest of Bowland and with weekly training activities in and around the fells near Chipping, Lancaster and further afield.
For further details: bowlandfellrunners.org.uk

Each year our race is well received by the all the runners, who enjoy the new routes as well as the tried and tested routes.

Bowland Fell Runners Club thank all seniors and juniors for competing and turning the fixture into two good races, to the land owners and tenant farmers for allowing us to cross their land, to the members of Bowland Fell Runners, their friends and families who turned out to assist with the organisation and marshalling of what is a “marshal intensive” course and also to members of the Hodder Valley Show committee for hosting our race within their day’s intensive programme.


The event is open to club members and non-club members.

Start time: 13:00

Category: BM

Distance: 11km / 6.8m

Climb: 330m / 1083ft

Skills & experience: Partly marked course & local knowledge an advantage

Minimum age for full course: 18

No pre running of route apart from sections on Open Access Land


Entry information

    Entry on day fee: £10.00 (£8.00 online tickets)
    Entry Fee to show includes entry to fell race.


Mark Chippendale Bowland M40 48;53 2009
Jaqueline Shaw Darwen L40 63;22  2009


Races dependent on numbers, usually U12, U14 & U16. Maximum distances governed by FRA rules

Permit / Insurance


This race has a Permit and associated UK Athletics insurance from the FRA


Prizes for 1st: 2nd: 3rd & additional prizes according to entries.

1st Veteran 40 years & over:

1st Senior Veteran 50 years and over.

1st Lady Runner: Prize for 1st Local Non Club Runner.


2016 Race Results


A strong field of 87 senior runners set off from a sunny show field in Newton-in-Bowland. As stalwarts of the race will be aware, the race route alternates as the Hodder Valley Show moves between the villages of Dunsop Bridge, Newton and Slaidburn. Furthermore, local shoots have also forced different courses to be run on some years!
This year saw the return to a fantastic route which was last run 6 years ago and saw runners ascending steep farmland with fast running over hill and dale to reach the fell. By the fell gate onto Beatrix Fell, Philip Marsden form Bolton Harriers had a modest lead. On the climb and return to the show field this was stretched to almost a 4 minutes lead over Matthew Cordus, with Philip winning in an impressive 51:31 minutes.
The first female was Helen Buchan from Calderdale Valley who had a comfortable lead over Amie McAvoy.
All finishers received a bottle of Bowland Beer or some Mrs Kirkham’s Farmhouse Cheese….guess which was more popular!


2015 Race Results

Results 2015 (pdf)

2014 Race Results

Mens Results 2014 (pdf)

Womens Results 2014 (pdf)

Junior Results 2014 (pdf)

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