Fell running is a running discipline that involves racing out on the moors and mountains. Races vary in distance from short junior races, through to full off-road marathon distances. Not for the faint-hearted, the terrain can be quite harsh, but the views are usually worth the effort!
In winter, runners are usually required to carry compulsory kit, such as hat, gloves, and full waterproof body cover. In some instances you may also have to carry a map, compass and whistle. The Halifax Harriers fell league is open to junior and senior runners, and details of qualifying races can be found on the Junior and Senior fell racing pages. Details of races can be found on the FRA website, though we advise all our fell runners to join the excellent FRA, which provides you with the FRA Handbook detailing all races, and the superb ‘Fellrunner’ Magazine.
Halifax Harriers organise one fell races during the course of the year.
Calderdale Way Relay - May
As well as this we usually have an annual Fell League (see under Club Races tab)
For further information about fell running, speak to Nick Small (our fell running coach), Sally Cowton or Heath Reilly down at the club.