fra relay race 2014



British Athletics Fell & Hill Relay Championship 2014

Sunday 19 October 2014 – Middleton Fells, East Cumbria

10am start, 5pm presentation

Main sponsors: running equipment retailer british athletics



Dallam running club and Howgill Harriers are delighted to have the opportunity to host this years relays.

The event centre at Middelton, Barbon offers an excellent venue with access to the fells that provide a backdrop to the area. As only one short race is currently run in the area the Relay offers the chance to explore a relatively unknown part of Cumbria away from the usual honey pots.

We are indebted to Lord of the Manor Chris Harrison-Beck, Lord Shuttleworth, Farmer of the fields, Roger and Pauline Bainbridge for the use of their fields and thank Middelton and Barbon Commoners association for their support in allowing us to use this area.

We are busy in our organising committee getting things together for the big day! This page will be refreshed as we pull things together.

If you are wishing to camp for the weekend Roger and Pauline will be offering this option from the Friday night. There will also be food and a bar available on the Saturday night at the pre-race party, booking essential.

We would ask your co-operation that you only access the upland area from agreed access points if you are looking to recce the area. The courses will be on the web site soon and will be available to be walked on the 17th, 18th October before the event.

We will be posting more detailed information as the date gets closer. However, if you have any burning questions please e-mail the website and we will endeavour to find you the answer.
Yours Relays Co-ordinator,
Fraser Livesey


News and updates

Any changes to the event details, weather warnings, etc will appear here. In the case of severe weather, the courses may need to be shortened or the event cancelled. Annoucements will also be made on the FRA Forum.


Amended 12th September:

Revised maps uploaded

The check points are all the same but out of bounds areas added and recommended approach from Barbon for reccies. You don't need to reccie the event centre and starts/finishes as these will be well flagged on the day. Two important notes:

  1. Please do not climb any walls or fences, use styles
  2. Please do not approach through Millhouse, there is no public access at the end of that road.
Amended 10th September:


Registration will be open on
Saturday 18th from 4pm until 7pm and on
Sunday morning from 7am until 8.45am

Team captains will be required to sign for their relay pack which will contain T-Shirts (if ordered), meal vouchers, numbers, pins, maps and dibbers. This signature confirms all members of the team have read, understand and will abide by the event rules. Note that each runner is responsible for their dibber and will be charged £30 per lost dibber.

Kit checks and start:

Ensure that all Leg 1 runners have their kit checked by 9:45 ready for a 10am start.

Note that there is a cut off time for completion of Leg 2. Teams must complete Leg 2 by 12:30 or they will not be allowed to start Leg 3.

Catering, Saturday evening and during the event:

This year's meals are being provided by Fell and Dales Catering. Race meals are being served from 11:30am until 5:pm. They will also be serving food at the event field on Saturday. On the saturday afternoon and evening there will be chance to socialisize in the large marquee following registereing your team and having walked the courses.The bar will be open and food will be available. Those who are camping will also have access to these facilities.


There will be a bar in the main marquee open from 3pm until 11pm on Saturday, then through the event on Sunday.


Please car share if possible - a reminder that parking will cost £5 per shared car or £10 for solo vehicles.


Camping is available at the event centre. Please contact Pauline to book your pitch. Hot food, water and toilets will be available at the event centre on Saturday and Sunday.

Order your event T-shirts NOW!

T-shirts need to be ordered by Wednesday 24th September. Please log back onto your entry account at SportIdent which now contains the ordering info, click on this link.




Location LA6 2LZ

fra relay 2014 location map


The location is maked on this Google may, you can use it to get your own custom directions etc: Google location map.

From North, M6 Junction 37:

  1. At junction 37, turn left onto A684 (signpost Sedbergh)
    3.40 km
  2. Turn right onto B6256
    1.73 km
  3. Continue onto A6803
    4.50 km
  4. Turn left (look out for race signs)

From South, M6 Junction 36:

  1. At the roundabout, turn onto A65 (signpost Kirkby Lonsdale)
    9.61 km
  2. Turn left onto A683
    8.39 km
  3. Turn right (look out for race signs)

From East: from Sedbergh:

  1. Main St/A684
    Continue to follow A684
    1.05 km
  2. Turn left onto Station Rd/A683
    Continue to follow A683
    2.86 km
  3. Turn left to stay on A683 (signpost Kirkby Lonsdale)
    4.50 km
  4. Turn left (look out for race signs)

From East: from Skipton:

  1. At the roundabout, take the A65 (signpost Kendal)
    48.1 km
  2. Turn right onto A683
    8.39 km
  3. Turn right (look out for race signs)

Car parking

There will be plenty of parking at the event site for a small fee of £5 per shared vehicle, £10 for solo vehicles.


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