Club Fell League

An informal fell league competition has been set up with main aim to coordinate a good Otley AC turnout at some local fell races.

The league is based on nominated races in the local area. Find the race calendar here. Counters are *starred*, and some other non-counter local fell races are also listed. None of the races chosen will be at the extreme end of the fell running spectrum and should be suitable for all :-D

The calendar has 8 ‘short’ counter races and 4 ‘long’ counter races based on FRA categories with a maximum of 4 ‘short’ races and 2 ‘long’ races to count. In reality the longest ‘long’ race is 12 km, and the ‘short’ races range from 2.4 km to 10 km so choose them wisely!

Scoring will follow the method used for runner of the year (example taken from Runner of the Year page below) for the main competition with an overall winner at the end of the year.


Points are awarded on the following basis:

Your personal time as a percentage of the winner’s time. This is then multiplied by an age/sex related factor.

For example: on 25th January 2013, the Mythical 10km fell race took place…

Name – Time – Percentage of Winner’s Time – Age/Sex Factor – Points
Ben Runner (aged 35) – 31.00 – 100% – 1.0286 – 102.9
James Jackson (aged 30) – 34.30 – 89.9% – 1.0084 – 90.6
Kate Harrismith (aged 65) – 40.00 – 77.5% – 1.4803 – 114.7

Alongside this for a bit of fun, the intention is to award a small spot prize in each counter race (attended by OAC runners) for the best personal performance  – prize for this to be determined, and dependent on a practical scoring method being figured out! :-D

The first counting race of the season will be: (Short) Otley Chevin Fell Race on 31/05/2017

The next counting race will be: (Short) Beamsley Beacon 22/06/2017

Results table will be updated here.

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