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Bamford Carnival Fell Race

Wednesday 18th July 2018, Race starts 7.30pm
Congratulations to all finishers and thanks to all the helpers
2018 results now added - follow Results link above.

Watch this space for details of the 2019 race
Registration on the night.
Entry forms available at registration or download here
Minimum age 16
Start and finish Bamford Recreation Ground, Grid Ref. 206829.
Free car parking on the Recreation Ground, S33 0DA, off Station Road.
Registration opens at 6pm, 
It would be helpful if you aim to register by 7.00pm. 
The race is licensed by the FRA under UKA Rules. License number 2018-5494.  Category B, Short.

Prizes for male and female in each of these categories:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall
1st Under 23, over 40, over 50, over 60 and over 70.
1st Local runner (Bamford, Thornhill, Shatton, Yorkshire Bridge)

Bamford Carnival is one of the long established and popular Peak District summer races, regularly attracting a field of over 200 runners of all abilities. The idea is to run from the Recreation Ground to the top Win Hill (our nearest peak) following a direct route, then loop back to the start, taking in a challenging twisty descent through gorse bushes and a variety of other paths.  After the initial dash across the field and funnelling down into Water Lane, the route has the advantage of no further bottlenecks.
2003 Fell Race

The course record is 28:07 by Stuart Bond and the ladies’ record is 31:30 by Jo Smith. The race is not just for elite athletes; many local runners gain a great sense of achievement by simply completing the route.

Other Bamford Fell Races

The Sheepdog Trials Fell Race is in May on the Spring Bank Holiday
Bamford Carnival Junior Fell Race is the day before the senior race

Race History

Year 1st M Time 1st F time 1st Local M time 1st Local F time
2018Aidan Smith 30:29Chloe Haines35:47Josh Williams30:32 Helen Smith 40:34 
2017 Matt Elkinton 29:06 Helen Thornhill 35:41 Philip  Holwell 34:16 Janet Lunn 39:47
2016 Matt Elkinton 29:33 Helen Thornhill 36:37 Andy Charlton 35:39 Janet Lunn 39:32
2015 Steven  Franklin 29:57 Hazel  Tant 35:47 Philip  Holwell 33:06 Janet  Lunn 38:27
2014 Aiden  Smith 30:11 Zanthe  Wray 35:26 Nick Baynes 37:38 Allison Higgins 42:42
2013 Jack Ross 30:29 Laura Allan 35:31 Joshua Wain 33:11 Heather Marshall 37:30
2012 Pete Hodges 30:55 Sally Fawcett 37:30 Dom Hewins 36:47 Naomi Baynes 46:12
2011 Gwyn Bellamy 29:24 Hellen Ellmore 34:14 Dave Riley 33:32 Jill Gasgoine 43:52
2010 Stuart Bond 28:07 Zanthe  Wray 35:13    
2009 John Hennegan 28:28 Jackie Lee 35:21 Dave Riley 35:31 Alison Higgins 39:30
2008 Stuart Bond 28:11 Rachel Horn 36:13 Philip  Howell 34:08 Rachel Horn 36:13
2007 Robert Little 28:51 Julie Wilson 35:07    
2006 Philip Winskill 28:55 Janet McIver 33:28 Adam Jackson 32:53 Jill Gasgoine 38:58
2005 Philip Winskill 28:27 Natalie White 34:08    
2004 Philip Winskill 29:07 Chaana Patton 32:57    
2003 Malcolm Fowler 29:04 Jenny Whitehead 35:26