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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Race Details

  • Old County Tops results 2019 can be downloaded here
  • Next year’s race will be held on Saturday 16th May 2020.
  • Entries for the 2020 race will open in January 2020.






CategoryRecord HoldersTimeYear
MenRob JebbRicky Lightfoot6:21:002018
LadiesJean BrownNicky Spinks8:17:152017
MixedCaitlin RiceTim Budd7.43.122015
MV80 T GibbsS Birkenshaw7:03:302012
MV90 S PykeJ Morgan 7:10:452014
MV100 Matt Beresford Stuart Shuttleworth 7:38:30 2015
MV110Allan MillerLeigh Warburton 8:53:092013
MV120 Yiannis Tridimas Ray Baines9:02:00 2008
MV130Fred Duenbier Jim Maxfield 11:43:072018
LV80Jean BrownKirsty Hewitson8:38:432016
LV90 Jean Brown Nicky Spinks8:17:15 2017
LV100Linda MurgatroydJackie Scarf10:10:42 2016
Mixed V80Digby HarrisJudith Jepson7:54:502012
Mixed V90Jean BrownMartin Terry 8:48:36 2013
Mixed V100Stephen PykeJudith Jepson 8:08:23 2016
Mixed V110Yiannis TridimasHelene Whitaker8.58.222011