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Paddy's Pole Fell Race

Paddy’s Pole Fell race is an established race in the fell running calendar. It has been held on the first Tuesday in June since 1988. In 2007 it was selected for the English Fell Running Championship.

Date                   Tue 4th June 2024
Time                   7.15pm
Venue                 Fell Foot, near Chipping, Lancs, PR3 2NP
Distance             6 km
Climb                 336m
FRA Category    AS
Entry Fee           £7 (FRA Members), £8 (Non FRA Members)
Pre Entry            Enter online at SiEntries
                           Entry on the day only available if entry limit is not reached 
Race Limit         120
Age                    Over 16
Records              m. R. Hope – 25:37, 2010 | f. N. Jackson – 30:29, 2022

  • Limited parking, please share transport

  • Presentation at Tillotsons Arms, Chipping


This race has a Fell Runners Association permit, which means:

  • The race meets the FRA’s criteria for a fell race

  • The race is organised in line with the FRA’s rules and requirements

  • The race has UK Athletics public liability insurance


This is an ‘A’ (hard) category fell race, which has previously been selected as an English Championship race. As such, even though it is a short race, it is not an easy race and is not ideal for beginners to fell running. Should there be adverse weather on the night you may be expected to carry a map, compass, whistle, hat, gloves and waterproof whole body cover, which must have taped seams and an attached hood. The route is unmarked and you should have the required navigational skills to find your way round the course whatever the weather.


Please do not enter if you are not sufficiently experienced to compete in this race.

Information about running in FRA races, including Runners Rules, are available on the FRA website, and you will be expected to have read them, and to agree to comply with the requirements, as a condition of entry.
Fell Runners Association Runners Documents

Race Route

The race starts from Fell Foot and contours around Parlick to Nick’s Chair. It then continues to the summit of Fairsnape Fell and returns via the summit of Parlick to the finish.

Map of Race Route

Race Organiser

Olga Wiggins, 46 Dawnay Road, Ribbleton, Preston, PR2 6BD
Tel: 07402 682540

Previous results

2011 | 2012 | 2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 2016 | 2017 2018 | 2019 | 2022 | 2023 | 2024

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