Knowledge, fitness and experience

This year it will primarily be the team captains who have the responsibility to confirm all team members have the required knowledge, fitness and experience to cope with an A Category hill/fell race. Race entries will be vetted by the organising committee.  Captains will be required to submit all leg runners onto SPORTident by midnight on Thursday 18th October.

Clubs must be affiliated to UK Athletics and all competitors must be first claim members of the club they are representing. All runners must wear their club vest, and runners must comply with the UKA Rules of Competition – The Runners’ Rules – which are contained in the FRA handbook.

Required kit for all legs is based on the mandatory FRA kit list as a minimum (Waterproof whole body cover with hood and taped seams, hat, gloves, map and compass suitable for navigating the course, whistle and food / emergency rations). The organisers may insist extra equipment is carried if weather conditions make this necessary. Random kit checks will take place before and after each leg, but it is expected that team captains check that members of their team have the required equipment. Handing over a bumbag with equipment at the end and beginning of legs is not allowed.

Prize Categories

The Championship categories for which British Athletics medals are awarded are: Open men, Open women, Veteran 40 men and women. There will be prizes for Vet 50 men and Women, and for a mixed team (3 men and 3 women) subject to sufficient entries in these categories.