47th Great Hill Fell Race 2015

20th June 2015 15:00

Event Results

The annual rain and windswept Great Hill Fell race was 'enjoyed' by the Chorley women, as Lynne Clough was the first woman back, and with team mates Laura Murphy and Jacqueline Redmayne took the ladies team prize too, with Christine Sweatman running well bring the team home.

Joe Greenwood from Lytham (he trains on sand dunes) was the first back, but 8secs in front of Chorley's Michael Hancock. John Horrocks and Mark Ellithorn finished 7th and 8th, to take the team prize ahead of Red Rose Runners and Horwich. Not far behind them was Keith Johnson, Phil Iddon, Martin Quinn, Warren Crook and Dave Kershaw. Next back were Michael Hendry, Richard Farron, David Miller, Andrew Lowe and Car Prince. Paul Jackson, running his second fell race of the day, was 71st, followed by super vets V75 John Swift, V65 Les Paul and V70 Mike Coppin.

A BIG thanks to all people that pulled together to make it happen. It was a safe and fun event, and you all had a cheery face despite the 'challenging' weather. These include (in no particular order), Mike, Linda, Annabelle, Louisa, Christina, Joe, Ellie, Karen, Jane, Lara, Ben, Daryl, Dave, Stephe, Steve W, Steve B, Tash, Jenny, Ken, Barry, John P, Mel, Maurice, Alan, Martin H, Chorley's Angels, Raynet, John Schofield, Brinscall Cricket Club, United Utilities, FRA and Tony Bolton.



Event Location

Brinscall Festival Field, Festival Field, Brinscall, Lancashire, PR6 8PT

Event Description

The Great Hill Fell Race is held annually as part of the Brinscall Festival Festival Field, Brinscall, Lancashire GR SD622215.

Held under FRA Rules.

Traversing along road, stoney track and open moorland to the top of Great Hill approximately 9.3kms and 480m ascent. Minimum age on day is 16 years.

Free can of beer for all finishers.

There will also be a Family Fun Day between 13:00 and 17:00 on the Festival Field.

Event Terms

Declaration : I am familiar with the FRA safety requirements and will abide by those imposed by the race organiser on the day. I believe that I have the physical and navigational skills necessary to safely complete this race. I accept the hazards involved and acknowledge that I am entering and running this race at my own risk.


Entry £4 before the event, £2 extra on the day.

Please allow plenty of time to register before race start.


1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female
1st Vet 40 Male and Female
1st Vet 50 Male and Female
1st Vet 60 Male and Female
1st Male team (3 counters)
1st Female team (3 counters)

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