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Bamford Carnival Fell Race

Wednesday 17th July 2019, Race starts 7.30pm
Registration on the night, £5.
Entry forms available at registration or download here
Minimum age 16 on the day of the race.
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 .  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


1st M  
1st F  
1st Local M 
1st Local F 
2018Aidan Smith 30:29Chloe Haines 35:47Josh Williams 30:32 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