Thieveley Pike Fell Race

Saturday 28th September 2024

Category AS – 4.3miles/7 km with 1310’/400m of climb at 11.00 am

Minimum age 14 (on day of race).

After the Main Race starts at 11.00 a series of Junior races will be held for U9s, U11s, U13s. Juniors minimum age is 6 on the day.

The under 15s will start with the main race and turn at the top of the first big climb.

The under 17s will run the main race with the adult field.

 Senior results 2019

Senior results 2018Junior results 2018. Results 2017Junior results 2017Results 2016.

Thieveley Pike Fell Race – 11 am

Registration:  St John’s Church Hall, Holme, Chapel-in-Cliviger, near Burnley, BB10 4SU. Grid ref: SD875285. Minimum age 14 years on the day of the race. Entry fee £6 or £8 for non FRA members.

Entries on the day – £6 FRA members or £8 Non members.

Records: Men: R. Hope – 30:44 (2006) Ladies: N. White – 35:41(2006). Results for this year’s race will be published on this page.

Kit Requirement: A decision will be made on race day. Runners are asked to bring full waterproof body cover (ie covering the torso from head to ankles) as this may be required.

Route: AS 4.3 miles (7km) with 1310’ (400m) ascent. The course is flagged and marshaled. Download GPX file.Thieveley Pike Fell Race

Start: In the field next to the Ram Inn, across the road from the village hall about 100m along the road towards Todmorden.

Simon Bailey at the 2014 race

Simon Bailey at the 2014 race

Route Description: From an often boggy field beside the Ram Inn, Cliviger, the race follows the Mary Towneley Loop to Scout Farm where a sharp left takes you up a mercifully short, ridiculously steep climb to the moor, which levels off towards a ruin at CP4. After crossing a couple of fields it’s back onto rough moorland for the climb to the Pike, steep at first then it eases as you follow the fence to the trig point. A fast grassy descent precedes a shorter, technical drop to the fell gate. Then you battle through a young plantation before a steep ‘sting in the tail’ brings you back to the ruin. A second grassy descent leads to the bridleway for the last push to the finish in the field where you started.

Prizes: First five men and first five ladies, 1st U23 man and 1st U23 lady (ages at 31st December 2021). Veterans: 1st in 10 year age categories.

Please leave the area in front of the school free for emergency vehicles. Later arrivals can park on the road in the Todmorden direction, or in the village. Make sure you don’t block access to properties and gateways. Please avoid parking on the Ram Inn car park, unless you intend to patronise the pub.