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British Police Fell Race 2022 - Coledale Horseshoe - Cumbria

Sorry, but entries for this event have closed!

Date and time

01:30 pm

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 07974 795466

Event Location

Coledale Inn, Braithwaite, Braithwaite, Cumbria, CA12 5TN

Event ID#


Event Description

32nd British Police Fell Race

Championships 2022

Wednesday 11 May 2022


Hosted by Cumbria Police Athletics Club

'Coledale Horseshoe'

From Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria

Race Course

The distance will be circa 8 miles and 3500 feet ascent. It will traverse the Coledale Horseshoe from Braithwaite in Cumbria, set in the heart of the English Lake District.

Race Venue, Race Registration and Presentation Venue

Registration and the race start and finish will take place from the Coledale Inn, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TN


As usual, there is no official accommodation provided. Competitors are asked to make their own arrangements. Bed and Breakfast and hotel accommodation can be found in the area (including the Coledale Inn) by visiting local or on-line tourist information.


Sat Nav: CA12 5TN


Ample parking at the Coledale Inn.

Shower and Changing Facilities

There are toilets provided at the Coledale Inn. There are no competitor changing or showers provided.

Start List

A start-list will appear on the website once entries start to come in.


At 1.30pm.

Map and Course

Distance - 8 Miles

Ascent 3500ft


1. Grizedasle Pike - 791m

2. Crag Hill - 832m

3. Outerside - 568m

Portable Sat Nav Devices

Sat Nav devices /mobile phones are permitted but not used to navigate unless in an emergency. Hard copy map should be carried throughout the race.

Route Description

The course is 8 miles and 3500 feet ascent. It traverses much of the 'Coledale Horseshoe' course.Fairly easy to navigate in good weather but in poor conditions be prepared to navigate! It is a very scenic course but has circa 3500 feet ascent so it is a tough, demanding eight-mile course.

Maps, Check-Points and Waymarks

The course is considered as tough, rugged fell terrain. It will be way-marked with pink and yellow flags left at intervals. This is to ensure everyone runs the same course and does not get lost. This said, all competitors must still carry the map provided and be prepared to navigate themselves should flags go missing or in bad weather.

There will be check point markers at each of the three points and some or all will be manned. Navigation skills are still required and all competitors must carry a map and compass. Copy maps will be provided to every competitor but we suggest you purchase a detailed 1:25000 OS Map OL4.

Novice Runners or Walking Challenge

We would like to encourage novice runners or walkers to take part in these races. Though the event is traditionally a 'race' it can also be titled as a 'Challenge' and can be run/walked at a progressive pace.

The cut-off time is 4 hours or 5.30pm. This would make it attractive to athletes wishing to complete the course at a steady but progressive walking pace.

Note: The Prize presentation will take place around 4.00pm so likely that walkers will miss the presentation but refreshments and finishing memento will be still available when you finish.

Competing in Pairs or a Group

There is no objection to competitors completing the course togeter as a pair or group. Each member would enter individually and receive a race number and carry the same kit.

Compulsory Kit Requirement

Competitors will need to carry the following equipment:-

1. Waterproof top and bottom body cover

2. Copy Map (Provided)

3. Compass and Whistle

4. Hat and Gloves

5. Suitable footwear for fell running

6. Waterproof full body cover - Top and Trousers All competitors must bring these to the event. - Only if poor weather conditions are forecast we will as they be carried  - This will be announce at Registration.

Each competitor should have navigational skills and be able to use a map and compass if required. Random kit checks will be carried out so please ensure you carry the required kit for the conditions. Any kit found missing will incur a time penalty. Those at the start without the required kit will not be allowed to compete.

Entry Field

Entry limit is circa 100. Pre-entry is required, though late, EOD or substitution is still an option for forces who have already entered a team before the closing date.

Registration and Pre-Race Briefing

Registration from 11am at the Coledale Inn - Pre-Race briefing at 1.20pm.

Post Race Meal and Presentation of Trophies

Light refreshments will be provided from 3.00pm at the Coledale Inn. This will be followed by a formal presentation of trophies and prizes at approximately at 4pm.

Note: Cut-off time is 5pm so runners/walkers who do not finish by 3.30pm will still recieve a finishing memento and the light refreshments will still be available.


Men and Women

1st, 2nd and 3rd - Open

1st, 2nd and 3rd - Veteran 40+

1st, 2nd and 3rd - Under 40

1st and 2nd - Male and Female Veteran 45-49, Vet 50-54, Vet 55-59, Vet 60-64, Vet 65-69, Vet 70-75

1st, 2nd and 3rd Open Force Male or Mixed Teams (3 to count) (Lady may be included as the 2nd or 3rd counter)

1st, 2nd and 3rd Ladies Teams (3 to count) 

NB: Under FRA Rules the Veteran age is 40+ for both men and women.

Guest/Family Runners: Are not eligible for individual or team qualification or contend for any prizes. They should have paid the lesser guest entry fee.

British Police Fell Race Entry

Entry fee will be £20.00.

This fee covers the cost of:

    * Awards and prizes

    * Individual Race memento

    * Local Craft Beer

    * Post-Race Presentation light refreshments

    * General organising costs

    * All Booking Fees

Entry Options:

  • £20 Main Entry Fee - Includes Entry and Prize Qualification, Mementos, Presentation meal
  • £18 Family/Guest Entry Fee - Includes Entry, Mementos, Presentation meal BUT NO Prize Qualification,
  • £15 Main Entry Fee - Excludes Presentation meal - Includes Mementos, Prizes
  • £25 Main Entry Fee - Plus additional 1 x meal for your spectator
  • £5  Additional Spectator Meal


We are using entry through our usual BookitZone portal. The company  a reputable on-line booking service and the entry costs include any booking fees.

The British Police Fell Race is now on Facebook - Join here:

Qualification to Enter

This event is a 'Closed' Race.

Competitors must be fully paid 'police members' of their respective UK Force Sports Clubs and be a police officer, police staff, retired police/police staff (in receipt of a police pension) or member of the special constabulary/police volunteers.

Family Guests Entry

We now permit Spouse/Partner and Siblings (over 18) of an above defined 'police member' to participate. They compete in the same race but only as a 'Guest Familiy Member' and pay the cheaper entry fee but will not qualify for individual or team prizes.

They may be defined by a Police Sports Club as an 'Honorary Member' so could be entitled to claim their entry from the Club also.

Pre-Race Recognizance

There are no objections to teams or individuals reconnoitering the course.

Closing Date

The closing date is 10 May 2022  - EOD and substitutions are acceptable on request to forces who have already pre-entered some runners. Please email me to discuss. Sorry, there are no entry fee refunds but named substitutions to pre-paid entries will be allowed on the day.

Entry Confirmation

All competitors will receive a confirmation of their entry from BookitZone and ongoing briefing information will be by email and on the event webpage right through to the event.

Further Event Information

British Police Fell Race Website


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or require any other information?

Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event.

I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event.

I agree that I have navigation and map reading skills and will carry and/or wear the minimum required kit as specified by the organiser.

There will be no entry fee refunds allowed. However, transfer of entry and other bookings to another runner will be permitted.

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number/item at the venue on the day of the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Steven Broadbent

Information about the organiser: Secretary of the Lancashire Constabulary Athletics Club 1990 - 2023

Experienced road, trail, XC and fell runner.

NPCCL Secretary 1994 - 2023
Northern Police Trail League - 2021 - 2024

Organiser of the Lakeland Slateman Triathlon 1993, 1994, 199

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British Police Fell Race 2022 - Coledale Horseshoe - Cumbria

Coledale Inn, Braithwaite, Braithwaite, Cumbria, CA12 5TN

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