Held in May, The Old County Tops Fell Race covers 37 miles and involves around 10,000 feet of ascent.

The exact distance and amount of ascent are dependant on the route you choose!

The Race starts in Great Langdale and takes in the tops of HelvellynScafell Pike  and Coniston before returning to Great Langdale, after which the competitors are fed and watered.

The race was first held in 1988, following a test year involving a few Achille Ratti members in 1987. 


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  • Next race will take place on Saturday 20th May 2023. Entry forms will be available here in early January 2023.






CategoryRecord HoldersTimeYear
MenRob JebbRicky Lightfoot6:21:002018
LadiesJean BrownNicky Spinks8:17:152017
MixedCaitlin RiceTim Budd7.43.122015
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MV90 S PykeJ Morgan7:10:452014
MV100 Matt Beresford Stuart Shuttleworth7:38:30 2015
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MV120 Yiannis Tridimas Ray Baines9:02:00 2008
MV130Fred Duenbier Jim Maxfield11:40:002019
LV80Jean BrownKirsty Hewitson8:38:432016
LV90 Jean Brown Nicky Spinks8:17:15 2017
LV100Jane McCarthyJann Smith10:02:55 2022
LV110Jean BrownBeverley Redfern9:37:002018
Mixed V80Digby HarrisJudith Jepson7:54:502012
Mixed V90Jean BrownMartin Terry8:48:36 2013
Mixed V100Stephen PykeJudith Jepson8:08:23 2016
Mixed V110Yiannis TridimasHelene Whitaker8.58.222011