2017 North East Counties Fell Running Championship

The North East Counties Fell Running Championship is an annual competition open to anybody born or resident within the North East Counties (Northumberland, Durham, Tyne and Wear, Cleveland and North Yorkshire north of Whitby). You will be presumed to be eligible if you have entered any of the races as a member of a North East running/fell club.
 
The format of the championship consists of 7 races, of which your best 4 count towards the championship. 52 points are awarded to the first eligible man and woman, 49 to the 2nd, 48 to the 3rd and so on. Medals are awarded to the top 3 placed men and women with the highest total of points after the final race.
 
In addition to the open championship, the North East Hill Running Association (NEHRA) championship takes place with age categories of V40, V50, V60 and V70 for men and women contested for the same races as the open championship. Age categories can only be taken as those entered on the day. FV60, FV70 and MV70 runners only need to enter 3 races to count.
 
The profile of the Championship hasn’t been high of late, and as a result, some of the categories haven’t been very well contested. It would be terrific if there was a decent showing from TBH’ers in 2017.
 
The fixture list (shown below) includes a number of shorter races to attract more novice fell runners, who won’t be put off by having to run long or testing races.

 

2017 N.E. FELL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP (NECAA/NEHRA) FIXTURES

RaceDateCategoryDistance/AscentVenueCost
Brough LawSunday, 12 March 17AS8Km/400mBulbys Wood car park,
Ingram Valley, Powburn
£œ3.00
Cheviot and Hedgehope PendulumSunday, 30 April 17AM20Km/1100mLangleeford, Harthope Valley,
Northumberland
ϣ5.00
Roseberry RompTuesday, 23 May 17BS8.2Km/170mPublic car park,
Newton under Roseberry, TS9 6QR
ϣ4.00
Humbleton FellWednesday, 21 June 17BS8.5Km/240mShafto Trust Primary School,
Haydon Bridge, NE47 6BN
£œ6.00
Chapel Fell TopTuesday, 18 July 17AS7Km/400mMarket Place,
St John's Chapel, DL13 1QF
£œ5.00
Sedbergh HillsSunday, 20 August 17AL22.5Km/1830mPeople's Hall,
Howgill Lane, Sedbergh
£œ8.00
Saltergate GallowsSunday, 5 November 17BM17Km/430mLevisham Village Hall,
Pickering, N Yorks
£œ7.00

 

If anybody has any queries regarding any of the above, please contact John Tollitt via comment section below.

 

LINKS:
www.northumberlandfellrunners.co.uk
www.durhamfellrunners.org.uk
www.fellrunner.org.uk
www.eskvalleyfellclub.org
www.scottishhillrunners.uk
http://necaa.weebly.com/fell-running.html

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2 comments

    • George Stainsby on 28th January 2017 at 22:56
    • Reply

    Hi John. Do I need to register anywhere or can I just turn up on the day? Thanks, George

    • Badger on 30th January 2017 at 23:58
    • Reply

    Just turn up on the day(s) George and you’ll be automatically entered into the Championship.

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