Bollihope Carrs

  • Sunday 11th Dec 2022.
  • Start 11AM; registration from 10am
  • Bollihope Quarry car park.

    Entry Link
    https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=9871

    £5 Entry, or £6 (non-FRA), there may be some entries available on the day but there is a limit of 50 runners and it makes things easier if you enter in advance – so please do.

Bollihope Carrs is a medium length (BM) fell race, 11km 380m+. Start time 11am, registration from 10am.

The start is from Bollihope Quarry car park, 3km South West of Frosterley in Weardale, Co. Durham. 
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The races starts west along the river before climbing up rough ground to the summit of Bollihope Carrs, then descending East to the summit of Catterick before a quick descent back to the start.  

Full FRA Kit is required.  Map (provided), compass, whistle, hat, gloves, waterproof jacket with hood and taped seams, waterproof trousers with taped seams.

No GPS for navigation. In poor conditions map and compass will be required to follow the route safely. No poles.

Limit of 50 entries available due to Natural England restrictions.

Race Map

2021 Race Report

It was a pleasure to see 42 runners set off for the first running of this race. It was even more of a pleasure to see all of them finish and stand around smiling and chatting about the many route choices that this race gives.

Huge congratulations to our winners and new course record holders, Meghan McCarthy, DFR (1:11:45) and Chris Alborough, soon to be DFR (52:37). The ladies race was particularly close with Marie Louise Ridley with an impressive run to be first V50, just 20 seconds behind Meghan.

Swaledale put out a strong team and, had I got around to sorting out a team prize, would have won it by one point from DFR. I will arrange a couple of boxes of ale for Swaledale when I next see them.

It’s worth pointing out that Chris Alborough has come from a road running background and now has an impressive 2 wins out of 2 starts in his fell running career following a win at Cronkley Fell Race earlier this year. I am left wondering how good he will be when he buys himself a pair of fell running shoes!

I hope everyone had a great race, if there are any comments on how I can improve things for next year please let me know. Hopefully see you all on Sunday 11th December 2022.

Andy Blackett,
Race Organiser

Write up from our friends at Elvet Striders.

Results 2021

Bollihope Carrs - 11 Dec 2021 Results

PositionGender positionAge cat positionNameClubTimeCategory
111Chris Alborough52:37MSEN
221Tim GrimwoodSwaledale Runners54:51M40
332Hamish CarrickBedale and Aiskew54:59MSEN
443Will CarterDark Peak Fell Runners55:09MSEN
554Joseph AddisonHunwick Harriers56:54MSEN
662Roger SillitoNorthumberland Fell Runners57:09M40
775Martin WilsonDurham Fell Runners57:33MSEN
886Arthur RaffleAltrincham & District Athletic Club58:22MSEN
997Shawn MillsSwaledale Runners58:53MSEN
10103Ian HutchinsonDerwentside A.C59:04M40
11114Matt WalkerDurham Fell Runners59:14M40
12121Graham PearsonDerwent Valley Trail Runners59:36M50
13135Paul HodgsonDurham Fell Runners01:00:30M40
14146Richard VeitchEsk Valley Fell Club01:00:36M40
15151Graham BradshawHunwick Harriers01:03:11M60
16167Andrew StimsonDurham Fell Runners01:06:03M40
17172Neil BowmerSwaledale Runners01:07:45M50
18183Michael KeavneySwaledale Runners01:08:00M50
19198Daniel AlexanderKirkby Milers AC01:08:10M40
20209David GibsonEsk Valley Fell Club01:09:03M40
2111Meghan McCarthyDurham Fell Runners01:11:45WSEN
22218Max WilkinsonDurham Fell Runners01:11:58MSEN
2321Marie-Louise RidleyDurham Fell Runners01:12:05W50
24224Marc DaviesThirsk & Sowerby Harriers01:12:08M50
252310Tony TaylorSwaledale Runners01:12:57M40
262411Simon HewittSwaledale Runners01:13:20M40
2732Ros BlackmoreSwaledale Runners01:13:36W50
28255Gavin CoventryEsk Valley Fell Club01:13:40M50
292612Bruce Sawyer01:15:48M40
30272Nigel HeppellElvet Striders01:23:00M60
312813Jim ColdwellSwaledale Runners01:23:26M40
3243Denise TunstallDurham Fell Runners01:24:24W50
33293Eddie PeatDurham Fell Runners01:28:29M60
34306Dougie NisbetDurham Fell Runners01:33:06M50
35314Mark LathamNorthumberland Fell Runners01:34:02M60
363214Russ KellyRedcar Running Club01:37:30M40
3754Ronni KirkhamEsk Valley Fell Club01:37:36W50
3865Lisa TaylorBlackhill Bounders01:37:45W50
39337Jason TaylorBlackhill Bounders01:37:45M50
403415Drew SavageChorlton Runners01:38:19M40
4171Catherine ElliottChorlton Runners01:38:19W40
999999Ian OldhamSwaledale RunnersdnfM40
DFR Bollihope Carrs Fell Race

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