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Friday 30 June 2023

A category 'AS' fell race
in the Staffordshire hills

FRA licensed race




201m climb


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After the success of the first and second Weaver Hills Fell Race in 2021 & 2022, we're excited for participants to return and tackle this traditional fell race for the third year!


You'll be exploring a beautiful but lesser known part of StaffordshireBased from Shawcroft Farm at Wootton thanks to Henry and the team at Daltons Dairy, this short but perfectly formed race is certainly going to be an exhilarating Friday night out!

From the farm you'll head out on gently rising tracks before choosing your best route up the steep climb to the trig point. You'll then enjoy a fast descent all the way to the finish!

UPDATE (JUNE 2023): The Junior U15/17 race will be merged with the Senior Race for 2023.





Due to low take-up of the Junior Race, the U15/17 race will run concurrently with the Senior Race for 2023. This means that unfortunately we are unable to offer an U13 race this year.

U15/U17: 3.6k /201m (same route as Senior Race)

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Entry Fee - online (EOD available)






201m elevation

Start Time


Entry Fee - online (EOD available)

FRA Members : £7.50

Others: +£2 supplement

Fell Running Rules and Safety 

The race will operate under the Fell Running Association's Rules for Competition and participants must comply with the "Runner's Rules".

Participants are required to wear shoes suitable for fell running, and should arrive at the race with the 'FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit' and be prepared to wear or carry it during the race. Depending on the weather conditions on the night we may relax some or all of these requirements: 

  • Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), 

  • Hat

  • Gloves 

  • Map of the route

  • Compass

  • Whistle 

  • Emergency food. 

Other useful FRA safety information includes the "First on Scene" and "Hypothermia" leaflets, although we obviously hope not to need these on the day.

More information about the Fell Running Association (FRA), including how to join, is available HERE. Membership is just £16 per year and includes lots of benefits. 


On the day


Daltons Dairy, Shawcroft Farm Wootton, Ashbourne, DE6 2GW.  OS Grid Reference SK  105452


This will be at Shawcroft Farm. There will be a nominal charge payable in cash on the day,  which will go to support the Dalton Dairy Charities. Please DO NOT park on the roadside in the village.


Entries on the day available until the limit of 250 is reached.

Registration will be on the parking field.  Please check-in on the day to collect your number and timing chip, the chips need returning at the end of the event.


Juniors will need to ensure that they have their Parental Consent Form with them, copies of which can be downloaded HERE​.  Alternatively these can be emailed to no later than 48 hours prior to the race. 


There will be no water on the course. Water will be available at the finish but the event is "cup free" so please bring your own drinking vessel. 

The Daltons Dairy Honest Shop will be open (as it is every day). We encourage you to partake in their delicious ice cream and/or other goodies in appreciation of Henry and the Daltons team allowing us to use the venue.  We also hope their new "Coffee Hatch" will be open, serving hot drinks and cake.  Keep up to date with them via their Facebook Page HERE.

Cheddleton Oatcakes will also be on site with some delicious offerings. Please bring cash & card with you if you'd like some race-post treats!

Race Routes 

The maps below details of the race routes. Please note that parts of the route are used by agreement with the landowner on race day only. If you plan to train on/recce the route beforehand you must stick to public Rights of Way and designated open access land above the field boundaries. 

Please note: There will not be an U13 race for 2023 and the U15/U17 will run concurrently with the senior race, on the same course, with the same start time. THERE IS NO SHORT COURSE THIS YEAR.

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WHFR 2022 U13 Route.png
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Prizes will be awarded to the following:

Senior Race: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female, 1st Male & Female Veteran in each age category represented.


Junior Races: 1st in Male and Female in each category represented.

Terms and Conditions

No refunds are available in the event of participants cancelling their place after entry. 


Transfer of an entry to another runner is permitted until 72 hours before the race, but must be processed by the original entrant using the link provided in the entry confirmation email. 


Our general terms and conditions apply in other respects. There are available here

Results & Photos

Results from the first edition of the race (2021) are available HERE

2021 photos by Mick Hall available HERE

2021 photos by Rod Kirkpatrick available HERE

2021 photos by Beau Dog Photography available HERE

Results from the second edition of the race (2022) are available HERE

2022 photos by Frank Golden available HERE

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