Fell running is a discipline that involves racing out on the moors and the 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 and 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 annual fell race. The Calderdale Way Relay, takes place in May and is the largest race of its kind.
In addition we run an annual Fell League for senior Halifax Harriers members regularly competing in fell running competitions.
For further information about fell running, speak to Steve Sladdin at the club