Shepherds Skyline Fell Race

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The race is on: November 4th 2023

Senior Race

  • Sat 4 November 2023 1.00pm
  • Category ‘BS’ race with 350m of ascent over 10km
  • Enter on the day £6.00
  • Minimum age 16
  • Course sketch map pdf (new tab)
  • Organiser: Andy McFie 01422 847727

Junior Races

  • U9s and U11s run together in the first race at 12pm
  • U9s run 1 lap, U11s run 2 laps
  • U13s, U15s and U17s run together in the second race at 12.15
  • U13s, U15s run 2 laps, U17s run 3 laps
  • Each lap = 0.5km
  • It’s £1 to enter and every finisher gets a goody bag!
  • Course sketch map (new tab)
  • U9s must be 6 years or older on 31 December 2022
  • The minimum age to compete is 6 years on race day; other ages as on 31 December 2022

The Shepherds Skyline Fell Race is our most popular event – and the junior races are as popular as ever! Warm up for bonfire night along this fast, muddy course – with a steep descent off Stoodley Pike for the kamikaze descenders, immediately followed by a stiff climb back up the hill for the stout-legged amongst you. Juniors can expect to get tired and muddy, but that’s half the fun!

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1. Failing to carry enough kit is a hazard to yourself, the organiser and others

2. All competitors must carry the kit specified by the Race Organiser on race day to meet the FRA minimum requirements. This could include full waterproof body cover, hat, gloves, map, compass and whistle. You must ensure that the kit meets the standards set out by the FRA (ie jacket and overpants marketed as waterproof, with integral hood, taped seams and reaching below ankles). There *will* be kit checks at the start and finish of the race. Failing to carry the kit specified by the Race Organiser will result in disqualification and become a disciplinary matter reported to the FRA.

3. The organiser does not and cannot warrant that the above kit is sufficient for the conditions. Please assess the conditions expected and decide what extra kit you need to survive unsupported until you finish or reach safety, considering that the greatest risk is if you are forced to stop or slow down.

4. If you do not have experience of negotiating this or similar terrain in similar conditions or worse than those prevailing, or if you are too inexperienced to take a prudent judgment on what kit is needed for your safety in these conditions, please either do not enter or hand back your number before starting. You can always race on a better day.



Location (see map below)
Race HQ is The Shepherds Rest Inn, Lumbutts Road, Todmorden, OL14 6JJ. GR945232 on OS South Pennines Leisure Sheet 21

Early arrivals will be able to use one of the pub’s car parks. Others will be directed to park along the road by our team of marshals. Please do not park in the coned-off gap areas – these act as passing places for larger vehicles (the road is a bus route). Car-sharing is strongly encouraged.

Results (new window)

2023 Seniors2023 Juniors2022 Seniors2022 Juniors2021 Seniors2021 Juniors2019 Seniors2019 Juniors2018 Seniors2018 Juniors2017 Seniors2017 Juniors2016 Seniors • 2016 Juniors • 2015 • 2014 • 2013201220112010  • 200920082007200620052004 pdf20032002200120001999

Photos (new window)


2018 winners: Nathan Edmundson (Ilkley) Holly Page (Calder Valley)

Matt FlanaganShepherds Skyline Fell Race