Great Whernside – English Champs

Sat 23nd September 2017

English Championship and U21 FRA Open Championship

Yorkshire Senior and U23 Championship

  • Ladies 12.30pm

  • Men 2.30pm

4 mile 1558 ft   : AS

From Scabbate Gate, Kettlewell to the top of Great Whernside and back

MurderMileMapStarting in the field at the bottom of the fell where Scabbate Gate lane crosses Dowber Gill Beck. The initial ascent is on grass following track and path through the fields, uphill to the cottage at Hag Dyke.  Thence through the gate to the fell and the terrain changes dramatically. First a rocky scramble over rough ground, followed by a short stretch of peat and bog with then a final steep ascent over rocky ground.  At this point round the cairn, then its anyway back to the start, either straight across the heather or back down the path.


Simon Bailey – 00:28:38 – 2007

Victoria Wilkinson – 00:33:41 – 2015

Registration time  from 10.00am

In the car parking field.

Registration/collection of numbers will close at:

  • 11.45am for the Ladies Race
  • 1.45pm for the Mens Race

– to allow time for people to get to the start line.

For those that have pre-entered it would be helpful if you can note down your number from the entry lists below. There will be a copy of this at registration so you can look it up there. You will need to collect and sign for your number in person on the day when you collect it. There will be strictly no substitutions on the day.

Seniors over 16 only

Entry Cost

£10 which includes cost of parking

Pre- entry is available , entries will be accepted by post from 1st August 2017 on the form below.  If you are eligible for the Yorkshire Championships, Senior or U23 please make sure to tick the Yorkshire box.

Entry Form

Cheques should be made payable to Wharfedale Harriers.


Please send entries to:

Geoff Thompson

15 Thornhill Road

Steeton, Keighley

West Yorks

BD20 6SU

Last day for receipt of postal entries is Tuesday 19th September.


We now have 281 pre-entries which means there is still room for entry on day as there is some room before we hit our limit of 500 runners. Please arrive in plenty of time. Many thanks to all that pre-entered as this will greatly speed the processing of results.

Latest Entry List  21/9/2017

This should hopefully be the final pre-entry list of entries. If there are any problems with your entry please email me at

Ladies Entry List

Mens Entry List

Any person that appears to have a Yorkshire address, I have assumed you want to be entered for the Yorkshire Champs even if you didn’t tick the box. If that’s not the case or you are not eligible please let me know.


Registration/collection of numbers will close at 11.45am for the Ladies race,  1.45pm for the Mens race.



A field for parking has been arranged, on the road back out to Conistone, just past the Kettlewell campsite.  From here its about 0.4 mile to the start so allow 10 minutes or so walk to the start.  Parking in the registration field is included with the cost of race entry so will be free.    Alternatively you can park in the main village car park where public toilets are located.   Please do not park on the campsite or use their facilities.  Toilets will be provided at registration.  Please do not try to park on the track leading to the race start.

Kit Requirements

All runners should bring waterproof top with hood, and leggings both with taped seams  along with hat, gloves and a whistle as per FRA guidelines and be prepared to carry them.  A decision on what kit is required will be made on race day dependent on weather conditions.


Race Contact

Lynda Hargreaves 07973 713258 ,

Yorkshire Championship details

Information here


Born in Yorkshire regardless of where you live now or 9 months residency immediately prior to the race. Competitors can only compete for one county in any 9 month period

Past Results

2017 Ladies

2017 Mens