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Junior Fell Running… The Gritty Races 

The Accelerate Gritty Series consists of a series of fell races,

Further details of the events can be found on the series events page, here.

Runner’s must be 8 or over to qualify for the series. Runners aged 6 and over will need to complete 2 of the 6 race but for runners aged 10 and over 4 of the 6 races in the series will count towards their overall points score.

The points
To calculate your points for each race the winners time is divided by yours and this is then shown as a percentage. For example, if you take twice as long as the winner then you will score 50 points. The winner always scores 100 points.

Remember your points for each race are calculated from your time, not your position, so you’ll need to push all the way to the line to get as many points as possible.

The prizes
For the 2020 Gritty Series there will be prizes for the first male and female in each category (under 10, under 12, under 14, and under 16)

All of the junior race routes and distances are designed in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Fell Running Association and UKA.

The events
Gritty Series will return in 2022- events to be confirmed.


29th March Wolf's Pit Fell Race
5th June Castleton Fell Race
14th June Accelerate Edale Fell Race
1st July Hope Wakes fell Race
5th July Great Hucklow Fell Race
8th August Salt Cellar Fell Race
5th September Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race
3rd October Curbar Commotion Fell Race
11th October Windgather Fell Race
Date TBC Grin 'n Bear It

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