High Cup Nick postponed

The first club champ race for 2022 has been postponed. From the organiser:

Hi Folks, really really sorry, but due to the recent storms and wet weather there are no fields in, around or near enough to Dufton to provide the car parking needed for our races on Saturday (this also includes the kids trail races). This final straw combined with some other issues (we can’t provide much shelter, we can’t provide hot drinks etc) has meant that unfortunately we are going to have to postpone the race on Saturday.

Once we know more, we will circle back. But just wanting to get this sad news out to you all as soon as possible so that you can replan your weekends. As much as we like seeing you all, please do not come to Dufton this weekend.

Thanks for your understanding and a thousand apologies.


Commondale Clart – 9 Jun 2022

Waiting for the Start – photo credit: Andy Blackett

A nice crispy frosty sunny day for the Commondale Clart. Results and organiser’s comments (pdf) now on the Esk Valley Fell Club website.

Commondale Clart - 9 Jan 2022

1346Nicholas BarberHelm Hill Runners37.20MO/1/50/50
28118Kay NeesamNew Marske Harriers43.55F50/1/50/50
35510Paul CookDurham Fell Runners44.49M40/6/43/174
48348Martyn FarnsworthDurham Fell Runners48.26MO/18/31/31
56127Ros KelseyDurham Fell Runners50.22F40/2/48/48
6439Meghan McCarthyDurham Fell Runners51.31FO/4/45/45
96126Frances BlackettDurham Fell Runners59.24F40/6/43/43
102825Dougie NisbetDurham Fell Runners61.54M55/12/37/37

Silent Night Results

Silent Night Results - 20 Dec 2021

PositionGender positionAge cat positionNameClubTimeCategory
111Chris Alborough39:26MSEN
222Chris HendersonCrook & Dist Sports AC43:24MSEN
331Cees van Der LandTyne Bridge Harriers43:44M40
443Tony WatersARMY44:09MSEN
554Martin WilsonDurham Fell Runners44:22MSEN
662Ian HutchinsonDerwentside AC44:50M40
773Paul HodgsonDurham Fell Runners48:48M40
884Andrew StimsonDurham Fell Runners52:07M40
995Max WilkinsonDurham Fell Runners54:57MSEN
10106Tim WigginsDurham Fell Runners55:11MSEN
11111Digby HarrisPennine Fell Runners55:27M50

Club Championships

All the races for the 2021 club championships have now taken place and the results are in.

Congratulations to the 2021 club championship winners:

  • Andy Blackett
  • Denise Tunstall

Very well done to both of you!

The final standings can be seen below. Prize winners in both categories are:


  1. Andy Blackett
  2. Paul Hodgson
  3. Dougie Nisbet


  1. Denise Tunstall
  2. Meghan McCarthy
  3. Dawn Hosking

The club championship events for 2022 are now available so you can start planning.

Silent Night

Entries for the Silent Night fell race close on Friday 17th. You can enter online at SiEntries.

Silent Night is the dark festive cousin of Chapelfell Top Race. It is 6.6km with 370m of ascent, run entirely in the dark, on an unmarked route, on rough pathless ground up to the 703m summit of Chapelfell Top above St John’s Chapel, Weardale. Navigation will be required. GPS is not allowed to be used for navigation, but the use of a GPS device to display distance travelled, time, speed or altitude is allowed. Entries will be via SI Entries. You must provide verifiable evidence of completing two events which include off path navigation such as Mountain Marathons, orienteering events or AL Lakeland (or similar) races (trail races/sky races/short fell races won’t be accepted). Kit requirements are extensive and will be strictly enforced. If you aren’t sure if you have enough relevant experience please read no further, this is not a race for people without extensive fell racing experience.