Swaledale Runners

Formerly Swaledale Road Runners

Race Diary

Races coming up

If you are looking for races, the links below might give you some ideas. Recommendations from fellow runners on club nights are also always a good starting point and, equally, if you have enjoyed a particular event, flag it up to other club members. Online entry for races often gives you the choice of entering as an affiliated or a non-affiliated runner and our affiliation with England Athletics will get you a small discount so remember your EA registration number. Have a good run!

This year's club championship will be graded on six races (5 Nov 2018–31 Oct 2019) and an average calculated from these using the 2015 WMA calculator. Six races to include: two long races (≥10m); max of one race ≤5K; non-standard distances acceptable (distance as advertised); double points for ultras ≥30m; and fell races other than fell championship counters. See Competitions page for full club championship details.

This year's club fell championship races are listed below.

Race site links
The excellent BookitZone online entry system, as used by the Richmond Castle 10k, has a useful event search page.
Visit Barry Cornelius's site at northeastraces.co.uk for a list of races in, surprise, the north east of England. 
For fell race information, visit the Fell Runners Association (FRA) site, and the British Open Fell Runners Association (BOFRA) site.
Visit the SiEntries online entry system's event list for a list of national sporting events, including running races.  

Other useful links: Swaledale Outdoor Club, UK Results (John Schofield), Esk Valley Fell Club.

Fell championship races

May 21. Roseberry Romp (North York Moors, 5.1 miles, 1,050 feet). An evening 'Tour de Roseberry Topping'. Not the straight-up-and-down race!
August 3. Osmotherley Show (North York Moors, 5.5 miles, 1,050 feet). Country show race.
August 31. Dufton Show (North Pennines, 5 miles. 1,509 feet). Another country show, another pretty village.

April 6. Coledale Horseshoe (Lake District, 8.5 miles, 3,002 feet). The first classic Lake District horseshoe of the year.
April 28. Blakey Blitz (North York Moors, 10.6 miles, 2,805 feet). Moorland terrain with uphill finish at the Lion Inn.
December 1. Eskdale Eureka (North York Moors, 8.9 miles, 1,542 feet). A club favourite. How wet will it be this year?

March 17. Bilsdale (North York Moors, 14.3 miles, 4,265 feet). The inaugural running of the first FRA category AL race on the NY Moors.
June 30. Cross Fell (North Pennines, 14.9 miles, 2,231 feet). The easiest long option. Wide trails and gentle gradients. And a bit of bog at the top.
September 21. Three Shires (Lake District, 12.4 miles, 4,003 feet). Possibly the easiest Lake District Long. That doesn’t mean it’s easy!