Chapelfell Top

English Championship Counter for 2023

Sunday 23rd July 2023

Durham Fell Runners are proud to announce that Chapelfell Top will be a counter in the English Championships for 2023. The event will be held on Sunday, rather than the traditional mid-week evening. We will expect a field of up to 500 runners, rather than the more typical 50. The course will be similar in nature, with a slightly different start and finish location in order to manage the increased numbers. Entry details to follow.

Profits from Chapelfell Top have been donated to local charities in Weardale, Barrington Lunch Club, Wheels To Meals (Weardale Community Transport) & The Dave Nelson Memorial Fund all received £50 donations in 2022. We plan to make further donations to local charities from the profits of the 2023 event.

A summer evening blast on an out and back route which has a bit of everything: tough fell ground, a big climb (to the summit of Chapelfell Top at an elevation of 700m) and a fantastic quick descent.

Chapelfell Top is an AS race; 7km with 400m ascent. It starts in St John’s Chapel at 7.30pm and heads straight up Chapelfell Top, initially on a track and then out on to the open fell, reaching the summit before turning around and heading back down by the same route.

This is a race for people with fell running experience. Participants must be confident in running across rough terrain and have competent navigation skills as there are no paths on the fell section and none of the route is flagged.

This race is organised by Durham Fell Runners and is licensed and supported by the FRA. Please consider joining the FRA to support the organisation and receive a discount on future race entries visit the Fell Runners Association (FRA) website.

Parking & registration

 Chatterbox Cafe, 11 Market Place, St. Johns Chapel, Weardale, DL13 1QF.

Kit
  • Map (some will be available on the day but it can also be downloaded on the link above)
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof top with integral hood and taped seems
  • Waterproof bottoms with taped seems
  • Emergency food
  • Water
  • You must bring to the event and be prepared to carry:
    • Hat 
    • Gloves

2022 Results

https://www.durhamfellrunners.org/results/results-2022/chapelfell-top-results-12th-july-2022/

PositionGender positionAge cat positionNameClubTimeCategory
111Chris AlboroughDurham Fell Runners33:56MSEN
222Harry CowlingHowgill Harriers34:48MSEN
333Dave CopeHowgill Harriers37:10MSEN
441Mick Jones37:28M40
554Jack RavenscroftHowgill Harriers38:04MSEN
665Daniel O’Boyle38:49MSEN
776Hamish Carrick39:11MSEN
887Joseph AddisonHunwick Harriers39:15MSEN
992Andy BlackettDurham Fell Runners39:19M40
1011Emily Cowper-Coles39:22WSEN
11103Richard BatesonNorthumberland Fell Runners39:37M40
12118Nicholas BarberHelm Hill Runners39:43MSEN
13129Andrew ArminSaltwell Harriers40:19MSEN
141310Joe StringerNorthumberland Fell Runners40:34MSEN
151411Will LloydTynedale Harriers & AC41:16MSEN
16154Roger SilitoeNorthumberland Fell Runners41:20M40
17165Graeme WattElvet Striders41:28M40
18176Paul HodgsonDurham Fell Runners42:42M40
191812Keith Melvin42:44MSEN
20191Joseph GreenTynedale Harriers & AC42:48MU21
21201Andy GreenTynedale Harriers & AC42:50M50
22217Stephen Ireland42:58M40
232213Stephen RidleyDerwent Valley Trail Runners43:05MSEN
24231Steve EverettDurham City Harriers & AC43:19M60
25242John RipponNorthumberland Fell Runners43:32M50
26253Toby GibsonPonteland Runners43:52M50
27268Simon LongSaltwell Harriers44:29M40
282714Michael SturlaDurham Fell Runners44:34MSEN
29289Phil TicknerDurham City Harriers & AC44:38M40
302910Ian HutchinsonDurham Fell Runners45:10M40
31302Graham BradshawHunwick Harriers45:30M60
323111Sean RobinsonHowgill Harriers45:51M40
333212Andrew StimsonDurham Fell Runners46:57M40
3421Karen RobertsonNorthumberland Fell Runners47:25W50
353315Dave FieldenNorthumberland Fell Runners47:44MSEN
363413Ian HaydenLow Fell RC48:00M40
373516Steven AireyElvet Striders48:05MSEN
38364Digby HarrisPennine Fell Runners48:58M50
393717Tim FeatherstoneDUTR49:09MSEN
403814Ross RobertsonVegan Runners UK50:49M40
413918Dan CookeSouth Shields Tri50:53MSEN
42405Paul DelaneyDurham City Harriers & AC51:20M50
43416Paul StephensonDerwent Valley Running Club51:49M50
444219Iain GibsonElvet Striders52:17MSEN
454315William PowisNorth Shields Polytechnic Club52:33M40
4632Susan FawkesDH Runners52:33WSEN
47443Bernard KivlehanNorthumberland Fell Runners54:32M60
4843Alex FiddesRed Kite Runners54:49WSEN
4952Nina CameronNorthumberland Fell Runners55:10W50
50457Paul EdwinTynedale Harriers & AC56:10M50
51464John PunshonNorthumberland Fell Runners56:25M60
5263Denise TunstallDurham Fell Runners59:29W50
53478Keith Stoker01:01:29M50
5471Claire CalverleyNorthumberland Fell Runners01:05:54W40
55485Jim Lloyd01:06:30M60
5684Laura BartleHunwick Harriers01:07:12WSEN
574920Ed Lloyd01:11:04MSEN
58506Ian Horn01:12:14M60

photos from 2021 race

Chapelfell Top fell race - 13 July 2021

photos from 2020 race

Chapelfell Top fell race - 10 Oct 2020