The Grindleford Fell Race takes place over a 4.9miles / 7.9km route starting on the playing fields in the centre of the village. It takes you up through Hay Wood, the Longshore Estate and back down the beautiful Padley Gorge. The celebrated river crossing within site of the finishing line offers excellent spectating opportunities (!).
The route is well marshalled and partially taped.
This race is suitable for newcomers to fell racing and requires no local knowledge or navigational skills. Details here.
The 2021 race was due to take place on Thursday July 15th. However we are holding fire and looking at a new date, probably in September, when we should be able to run it without having to restrict the starting field to groups of 30. Watch this space.
There is also a brand new Junior Fell race open to anybody under the age of 16. Due to social distancing rules this race ran virtually over a calendar month of September 2020 for the first time. Details here. We hope to be able to run it again in the future…