Cockfield Chase

Profits from Cockfield Chase 2021 have been donated, at the request of the Fell Reeves to Butterknowle Scouts (£100 donation) and The Cockfield Christmas Light Fund (£100 donation). We hope to be able to run the race in 2022 and make further donations to local charities.

The second running of the Cockfield Chase took place on Thursday 29th April, 2021.

Results

Cockfield Chase - 29 Apr 2021

posgender posage-cat posNameClubTimeCategory
111Richard BatesonRAF Athletics13:03M40
221Samuel Rhodes Dawber n/a13:18MU21
331Rory WoodsDurham Fell Runners13:22MSEN
442Chris HendersonCrook & Dist Sports AC13:27MSEN
552Graeme WattElvet Striders13:31M40
663Tim GrimwoodSwaledale Runners13:41M40
773Adam MalloyNorthumberland Fell Runners13:49MSEN
884Paul HodgsonDurham Fell Runners13:55M40
994Martin WilsonDurham Fell Runners14:00MSEN
10105Tim Abeln/a14:11MSEN
11115Ian Hutchinsonn/a14:24M40
12126Paul DaltonAycliffe Running Club14:28M40
13136Doug Stimsonn/a15:18MSEN
14147Max WilkinsonDurham Fell Runners15:30MSEN
15157Andrew StimsonDurham Fell Runners15:51M40
1611Meghan McCarthyDurham Fell Runners16:09WSEN
17168Martyn FarnsworthDurham Fell Runners16:20MSEN
1822Andora HoldenDurham Fell Runners16:47WSEN
19178Paul TownsendDurham Fell Runners17:22M40
20181Clifford FeatherstoneDurham City Harriers & AC17:40M60
2131Claire CalverleyNorthumberland Fell Runners17:53W40
2242Roslyn KelseyDurham Fell Runners18:36W40
23191Fred TennantQuakers Running Club18:39M50
24202Rick BennettEvenwood Road Runners18:43M50
25219Paul Dickinsonn/a18:44M40
26229Stanton GibsonDurham Fell Runners19:00MSEN
2753Emily Heapn/a19:07WSEN
282310Mark HendryUnattached19:22M40
292410Michael Bellwoodn/a19:27MSEN
3064Clare RobinsonEvenwood Road Runners19:44WSEN
3175Esther NealCoxhoe On The Run19:55WSEN
3286Megan WilliamsDerwent Valley Running Club20:26WSEN
3391Denise TunstallDurham Fell Runners21:45W50
34253Andrew Robsonn/a22:19M50
35103Kate Milburnn/a22:42W40
36111Lynne CarruthersDurham City Harriers & AC22:50W60
37122Christine WoodsDurham City Harriers & AC22:52W60
38134Claire RobinsonNorth East Marathon Club23:06W40
392611Chris TaylorCoxhoe On The Run23:08M40
40145Sally Ann Greenwell Derwent Valley Running Club23:30W40
41156Jess Durhamn/a24:16W40
42163Jan YoungElvet Striders24:24W60
43177Christine Allenn/a24:54WSEN
44188Alison Gouldingn/a24:55WSEN
45272Charlie TaylorRunnation Running Club25:04M60
46197Isabella De Santis n/a27:50W40


FRA race assessment matrix


The following details are for the 2021 event. This page will be updated in due course for 2022.

Online entries/details on the SI Entries website. (2021 event)

Photo Credit: Darren Fairclough

Cockfield Chase is designed as a beginners fell race, organised by Durham Fell Runners, licensed by the Fell Runners Association (FRA). 

All runners are welcome (age 14+), whatever your ability or experience, so long as you think you can safely get around the 7km off road route. It’s half race, half social run.

The Race

Two laps:

  • The first lap is a socially distanced group run to see the route – 3.5km, starting at 7pm.
  • The second lap is the race – 3.5km, starting immediately as the first runners finish the first loop.
  • Route: No map required, you are shown the route on the night .
  • Experience: None required. Suitable for beginners with off road running shoes.
  • Distance: 7km
  • Elevation Gain: 160m
  • Pre Entry: £5 (FRA Members), £6 (non members).
  • Entry on the day is not available.
  • Age: 14+

There will be no prize giving in line with Covid guidelines, the prize fund will be donated to a local charity – suggestions welcome. The event will be run in accordance with current EA and FRA guidelines around Covid-19.

Participants must not attend any race if they are showing any signs of Covid-19 symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

Collection of numbers (by runners) will be outdoors. Participants should maintain social distancing of 2m (or 1m+ with face coverings; a doubled-up neck gaiter will suffice.

Participants must practise good personal hygiene at all times (including use of 70%+ alcohol hand sanitiser) – before arriving and at registration.

Mass starts are possible with social distancing of 2m (or 1m+ with face coverings).

Participants should avoid running in the slipstream of other participants. Overtaking on course must be done at a safe distance of 2m+

Participants should disperse as soon as possible after finishing.

Spectating is not permitted, with the aim of keeping total attendee numbers low.

Parking: Please park as directed by marshals at the car park at the top of Cockfield (DL13 5HF) main street.

DO NOT PARK IN THE VILLAGE OR BLOCKING VISIBILITY AT THE JUNCTION.

The Route