2022 Fell race

Thornton-in-Craven’s first fell race on 29 May is poised to be a cracking event, with its beautiful starting place at the village cricket club, where tea and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

Both races lead to Lathe Wood, which is a very steep grassy track heading up to the Pennine Way. At this point, both races depart and take opposite directions.

The 14.99km long route with 535m elevation continues towards Pinhaw trig point and on to Lothersdale, before returning on the Lothersdale fell race route back to the trig point again and back to the village.

The 4.64km short route with 157m elevation follows the Pennine Way back to the old railway line and back.

Presentations are at the stunning village hall after the race, where drinks can be enjoyed in the licenced bar.

The race is only open to senior runners (18 and over on the day of the race).

The cost is £4 for FRA members and £5 for non-members.

Registration begins at 9am at the cricket club with race start time of 11am.

Toilets and refreshments are available at the village hall.

Thank you to our local sponsors –
BS Bamboo, Swanfield Works, Clarence St, Colne (supplying bamboo for course marking).
Hare & Hounds pub, Skipton Old Road, Foulridge, Colne (providing meal vouchers and wine for prizes).

After the long race has finished we will gather in the village hall to award the winners and celebrate with refreshments from the bar/cafe.

Route maps
google maps link for long race

Strava link for long race​​​

google maps link for short race

Strava link for short race

Kit requirements
Short route – no kit requirements

Long route – mandatory kit full waterproofs (with taped seams), hat and gloves, a map of the course, a ​​​​compass, a whistle and some food.

FRA link for kit requirements

Parking is available at Morrisons meadow off Church road, down Booth Bridge lane at the cricket club and up Stockbridge lane (opposite Booth Bridge lane).