Calendar / Key Dates 2018
Updated 28 March 2018
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- VS Grand Prix dates 2018
- VS Fell Championship dates 2018
- West Yorkshire Track and Field 2018 (14Apr, 2May, 23May, 13Jun, 4Jul, 5Aug, 9Sep)
- West Yorkshire Cross Country 2018
- Yorkshire Vets Championship Races (XC and T&F are YVAA events, others are included in "normal" races)
- Yorkshire Vets League
- Leeds Race Series, except parkruns for which see here
- Yorkshire Evening Trail series (no events published yet for 2018 but try this link(opens in new tab) )
Please report any errors or any interesting races that should be added to the list to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for 2017 dates (we don't have a full calendar for 2018 so you may be interested to see what races were when in 2017)
- Striders organised races in red
- Striders events in orange
- Relays and team races in purple
- Track and Field in green
- Grand Prix races in bold also marked [GP]
- Fell Championship races in bold also marked [FC]
- other interesting races just black
- Leeds Race Series see www.leedsathletics.net (opens in new tab)
- (ukr) = details on John Schofield ukresults.net (opens in new tab)
- (bc) = details on Barry Cornelius northeastraces.com (opens in new tab)
- (rb) = details on Racebest (opens in new tab)
- Yorkshire Vets races on www.yvaa.org (opens in new tab)
- most fell races at www.fellrunner.org.uk (opens in new tab)
- NB "eod" means entry-on-day - against some races it may say "no eod" or "eod only"
- For information about the fell race codes e.g. "AL" see the foot of this page
Codes in square brackets as follows
NB See also "General Year Planner"
- [FC] Fell championship race (15) for the codes after the dash see below
- [GP-H] Grand prix club handicap race (4)
- [GP-L] Grand prix long race (road or trail) (7) includes "Any Other Marathon"
- [GP-M] Grand prix medium road race 8 to 13.1 miles (5) includes "Any Other Half Marathon"
- [GP-S] Grand prix short road race (6)
- [GP-PR] Grand prix parkruns (4)
- [GP-FT] Grand prix fell or trail race (6)
- [GP-XC] Grand prix cross country race (7)
- [JGP] Junior Grand Prix
- [JGP67] Junior Grand Prix 2016/7
- [JGP78] Junior Grand Prix 2017/8
- [TGP] Triathlon Grand Prix
Full Fell Running Calendar
The authoritative fell running calendar is at www.fellrunner.org.uk
The calendars contain a range of information, some more than others but almost all will at least contain total distance and total ascent (from 2011 this will be metricated). This is also summarised by a set of letters (e.g. AL, BS, CM etc). The first (A, B or C) basically summarises the average amount of ascent and descent per mile (76, 38 and 30.4 m of ascent per mile for A, B and C respectively) in the race whilst the second (S (<6 miles), M (6 – 12 miles) or L (>12 miles)) summaries the distance. For example, Snowdon International Race is 10 miles long with 1000m of ascent, therefore it is category AM.
In addition to this other abbreviations inform potential runners of the nature of the race. A novice would probably be better to avoid races with the initial ER – experience required; in addition you may also see NS – navigational skills required – and LK – local knowledge an advantage. An ideal race for a novice fell runner is probably one signified with the initials PM – partially marked.
Another useful piece of information you can get from race calendars is the record times. These give the potential runner a good guestimate of how long a runner can be out for and the seriousness of the terrain. For example Jura Fell Race at 16 miles long has a record of just over 3 hours, so even the best runners are only just averaging 5 mph, whereas the classic Yorkshire 3 Peaks race, at 23 miles long, has a record of 2:46 so the top runners are 7-8 minute