GPS Race Maps

The following links show the altitude profile, political and/or Landsat pictures of various races in England (mostly in the North west), sorted by month

Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   July   Aug   Sept   Oct   Nov   Dec

For and aerial view showing the relative positions of the Blackstone Edge, Knowl Hill, Waugh's Well, Holcombe Two Towers and Bull Hill fell races click here

Name Location Description Map Drawn
Joe Salt New Years' Day Awakener
AKA Colin Robinson MT Race
Cowm Ressie, Whitworth A little gem.  4.2 miles slippery and trippy race with a fast finish 1 Jan 2008

Ovenden Fell Race

Ogden, Yorkshire 8.2 mile runnable fell race in Siberian Yorkshire 3 Jan 2009

Woodbank Park Cross Country course

Stockport 7 mile 'proper' XC course with great facilities 8 Jan 2011

Two Crosses Circuit (LDWA) (Updated 2014 with partial results)

Tottington, near Bury 18 or 25 mile gastronomic extravaganza 11 Jan 2009

Leigh Cross Country Course, Red Rose (updated 2015)

Leigh Sports Village 5.8 mile pancake flat course November 2015

Boggart Hole Clough Cross Country

Blackley, Manchester Rather tasty cross country course with a bit of everything 17 Jan 2009

Pennine Bridleway Relay Race,  Leg 2

Long Causeway to Hebden Bridge 13 miles of uppiness on good paths Recce Jan 2009

Pennine Bridleway Relay Race,  Leg 3

Callis Bridge to Calderbrook Road Same ascent as Leg 2 but only 8.2 miles Recce Jan 2011
Pennine Bridleway Relay Race, Leg 4 From Summit to Whitworth, near Rochdale 5.6 mile fast but undulatingly painful leg Recce in Jan 07
Pennine Bridleway Relay Race, Leg 5 (updated Dec 2010 to include Google Earth, .gpx and .mmo files for route viewing and naviagtion) From Whitworth to Waterfoot, Rossendale 9.75 mile leg with a real slog of a climb up Rooley Moor Road Race Feb 08

Heaton Parkrun

Heaton Park, Manchester Challenging and well-attended weekly 5K 28 Jan 2012

South Manchester Parkrun


Platt Fields Park, near Manchester Uni

Flat and floodable 5K Feb 2011

Oldham Parkrun

Alexandra Park 5K route with plenty of character Feb 2011

Wadsworth Trog Fell Race (updated 2015)

Wadsworth, North of Hebden Bridge 21.3 mile/ 4,000ft beast (old stats), for endurance fell runners only Feb 2009 and updated 2015
Winter Hill Fell Race (updated 2011 to include checkpoints and electronic files) Rivington, Lancs Very tough fell race, technically and physically, with best part of 3000' ascent. 11 Feb 2007

Studmarks from the Summit fell race

From the Summit pub, near Littleborough

Up across and down fell 
race with lots of ressies


Feb 2012

English National Cross Country Championships 2008 and 2011

Alton Towers, Staffordshire 12km cross country course with a 16% discount

23 Feb 2008

19th Feb 2011

English National Cross Country Championships 2009 and 12

Parliament Hill, London Badass 12km /820ft cross country course Feb 2009 and 2012
Noon Stone Fell Race   Todmorden, Lancs AM,~9 mile, 2000' hard 
fell race, not for beginners
1 March 2008

English National Cross Country
Championship 2007

Penshaw, Sunderland

12 km cross country course 10th March 2007
Half Tour of Pendle Fell Race Barley Village, Pendle, Lancs AM, 9 mile 2250' fell race 11 March 2006
Wilmslow Half Marathon Wilmslow, Cheshire 13.1 Miles - a race of two halves March 2007
Littleborough 5K Littleborough, Rochdale 5K with a ruddy great hill in the middle March 2006 and 2009
Liver Hill Fell Race Rossendale 5 mile/800' entry level fell race March 2007
Trafford 10K   Partington, Manchester Fastest, flattest 10K in town March 2011
Wolf's Pit Fell Race Hope Valley, Peak District 5.7 mile/1,500ft fell race, suitable for all March 2013
6 and 12 Stage Northern Road Relays Heaton Park Manchester Hilly 5.5 miles for the long leg, and 3.05 for the short March 2014

The Race at Roosevelt Island

New York, near Manhattan Flat 10k two lapper round the Island 1st April 2012
Central Park Manhattan, New York 10K loop around Central Park April 2007
Tallinn Capital of Estonia 9km run from Old Town to Kadriorg Park April 2011


Parque Del Retiro Beautful location in a busy city Easter 2008


Slovak Republic,

Great site seeing run with hills a plenty

13th April 2009



Four runs from 4.6m to 14.7m, with some culture thrown in.

April 2010

Pendle Fell Race

Pendle, where the witches live 4.4 mile/1500ft fell race toughy 5th April 2008
Wardle Skyline Fell Race Wardle, Rochdale 7 mile/1250' medium difficulty feel race 8 April 2006

Steve Rothwell Memorial Race

Norden, Rochdale 4.0 mile undulating road race 16 April 2008
Shakespeare Marathon Stratford-upon-Avon 26.2 miles 24 April 2005
(.gpx and .mmo traces on site)
Three Peaks Fell Race (Updated 2013 with ~ 180 race pictures)

Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire

Ingleborough Webcam added

23.5 miles/4,900' killer cat AL fell race
Interactive Google Earth 3P course added
29 April 2007 and updated 2013
Foe Edge fell race Cowpe, Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancs 4.5 mile up and down in the coldest place in the known Universe 1st May 2014
Munich, EPO to Nockherberg Beer Keller Munich, Germany 3 mile jog May 2007

Coiners Fell Race

Mytholmroyd 6.8 mile/950ft fast fell race with an awkward  stile 4th May 2009

Belmont Village Winter Hill Fell Race

Belmont, near Bolton  4.6m/1000' BS fell race

5th May, 2007


The Cake Race

Diggle, 2 miles from nowhere 10 mile / 1,700 ft trail / entry level fell race 5th May 2012

Hawkshead Trail Race

Lake District 16.5km/1,600ft over priced and under prized trail race 7th May 2011

Pendle Cloughs Fell Race

Downham Village, nr Clitheroe, Lancashire 14 mile/4,800ft fell race requiring navigational skills 8th May 2010
Mytholmroyd Fell Race Mytholmroyd, near Halifax 6.1 mile/1600' fell race with its own traffic jam 14 May 2006
Crowden Horseshoe Fell Race (updated 2008) Crowden (near Glossop), Peak National Park 8.3 mile fell race, BM, 1600' 25th May 2008

Syke Reservoir Race

aka Brown House Wham Reservoir Race

Whitworth from Red Lion 5km tough trail race with 400ft ascent 26th May 2010
Blackstone Edge Fell Race Lydgate Hamlet, Littleborough, Rochdale 3.75 mile fell race, AS, 1200' climbs

Updated May 2006

Norden Fun Run


Norden, Rochdale 1.8 mile fun run 16 May 2004
Dave Lewis Romanian Street Children


Cowm Reservoir, Rochdale 4.1 mile multi terrain 18 May 2004
The Great Manchester Run


Manchester City Centre  10K flat road race 23 May 2004
Aberystwyth Parkrun Aberystwyth  5K run with 13 bends May 2013
Saddleworth Fell Race Greenfield, Saddleworth 3 mile fell race, AS, 950' Updated 2011
Neolithic Off Road Marathon Avebury to Stonehenge Hilly off road marathon May 2013

Edenfield Fell Race

Edenfield surprisingly enough 6.3 miles / 1,300ft beauty June 2012
Joss Naylor Challenge, Leg 2 Kirkstone Pass to Dunmail Raise 7.2 miles / 3,000 ft ascent and 3,700 ft descent July 2013
Joss Naylor Challenge, Leg 3 Cumbria, Dunmail to Sty Head 10.5 miles with 4,800 ascent 5th June 2010

Joss Naylor Challenge, Leg 4


Sty Head to end 11.2 miles with 4,800 ascent Eternal link kindly provided by Scodler
Coniston Marathon  Coniston, Lake District Hilly marathon with beautiful views 7 June 2015
Waugh's Well Fell race   Turn Village, Rochdale.  Learn history. 4 mile Fell race, AS, 1200' 8 June 2004
The Rochdale 3 day event:

Norden 6 Mile Road Race

Naden Valley Multi-terrain Race  

Knowl Hill Fell Race  

West from Norden, Rochdale 6 mile road race (undulating), ~700'  Updated 2012
South from Norden, Rochdale 5.7 mile multi-terrain (1000' ascent)  Updated 2012
Norden to Knowl Hill, Rochdale 6 mile fell race, AM, 1300' climbs  Updated 2012
Holcombe Two Towers Fell Race (updated 2014) Holcombe Brook, near Bury 4 mile fell race wiuth a good 1,000ft packed into a short distance June 2014
Settle Hills Fell Race Yorkshire Dales National Park 7 mile fell race, AM, 1650-1700' 27 June 2004

Eddy's Revenge Fell Race

Crompton Moor, near Oldham Shiny new 3.7 mile fell race, AS, 1050' 27 June 2007
(.csv and .mmo traces on site)
Ultimate Trails 55K Ultramarathon Ambleside, Lake District 57.5Km ultramarathon in the hills 27 June 2015

Healey Dash Races

Whitworth,  near someone's back garden 2.9 mile blast on part of the Brown Wardle race course 30 June 2008

Skiddaw Fell Race

Fitz Park, Keswick 9.4 mile / 2,700ft, spectacle 
hating quad mashing monster
July 2012

Rochdale 10K

Springfield Park, Rochdale 10K undulating road race  1st July 2008

Rossendale Way in a day

From Loveclough near Burnley Lovely 42 mile route with 6,600 ft of upiness 4th July 2009
Stoodley Pike Fell Race Todmorden, near Royston Vasey 2.9 miles, 700'.  The i in the name should be a u 11 July 2007
(.csv and .mmo traces on site)
Bull Hill Fell Race (updated with new 2013 route) Hawkshaw, Bury 5.1 mile fell race, BS, 1,080', a little cracker 11 July 2013
(.csv and .mmo traces on site)
Radcliffe 3 Day Challenge (updated 2013) Bull Hill, Giant's Seat and Nob End Three 5 ish mile races on consecutive days in places with funny names 8th - 10th July 2013

Holme Moss Fell Race

Holmfirth and Crowden 17.1 mile/4000ft, category AS beast of a fell race 13 July 2008
Turnslack Fell Race Calderbrook, Rochdale  Tough 8 Mile Fell Race AM, 2000'+ climbs 21 July 2007

Kentmere Horseshoe fell race

Southern Lake District, not too far from Windermere 11.6 mile / 3,000ft medium+ difficulty fell race July 2012

Royton Trail Race

Tandle Hill, near Oldham Nippy 5.6 mile/510ft trail race with an upside-down profile 15 July 2009
Argassi from Argassi up Mt Skopos Zakynthos/Zante, Greece A 7 miler with 1600 ft of ascent right from your apartment July 2006
Filerimos Mountain, Rhodes Rhodes, Greece (not Middleton) 10 mile up to what is locally called a mountain (but only 250m high) July 2010
Great Warford 10 Mile Road Race Cheshire Painfully hilly 10 mile road race July 2014
Icmeler-Marmaris run Turkey 5.2 miles, flat and hot. August 2004
Dubrovnik Hill, Croatia Dubrovnik, Croatia See the war-torn cable car station and view the old town from way on high August 2005

Mnt Azilakas, near Mnt Selena

near Malia and Stalis, Crete A 13.4 mile/2900ft hot ascent with great views August 2008

Hailstorm Hill fell race

Stacksteads, near the World Gravy Wrestling championships A 6 mile relentless up and down free fell race August 2011
Radcliffe 6.5 Mile Trail Race Radcliffe, Manchester 6.5 miles through forest, along Irwell under and over M60. 12 Aug 2004

Rovijn, Croatia, with some Slovenia and Venice

Istrian region of North Croatia 14 mile shaded trail south of Rovijn August 2007
Pilgrim's Cross Fell Race (Updated 10) Helmshore, nr Haslingden 6 mile toughy with a bit of everything 12 Aug 2009

Sorrento and Sant Agnello

Italy Three 5-6 mile runs Aug 2011

Golf Ball Fell Race  (Updated 10)

Loveclough, Rossendale  5.5miles and 980 ft but feels harder Aug 2010
Birchwood 10K near Warrington Fastish 10K 21 August 2011

Sedbergh Fell race

Sedbergh, near Kendal 17.3 mile/ 5,300 ft quad-hating stonker 23 Aug 2009
Radcliffe Not Quite 5K But Don't Tell AnyoneTrail Race Radcliffe, Manchester Probably the shortest 5K in town (race no longer run, new route now) 26 August 2004

Fleetwood Half Marathon

Fleetwood, near Blackpool Flat course, can be windy August 2012

Chipping Show Fell Race

Near Clitheroe, Lancashire Hard 7.6m/1,800ft fell race 27 Aug 2011

World Masters Mountain Race 2010

Korbielow, Poland 4.8 mile/3,200ft uphill only race organised by Basil Fawlty 28 August 2010
Andy O'Sullivan's 25th Anniversary Race Littleborough, Rochdale Hard 5mile trail race 2 Sept 2007
(.csv and .mmo traces on site)
Shelf Moor Fell Race Old Glossop, Peak National Park 5.9 Mile fell race, AS, 1500' 5 Sept 2004
Hades Hill Race (updated 12) Whitworth near Rochdale 4.6 Mile AS fell race, 1200' Updated Sept 2007
(.csv and .mmo traces on site)

Drei Zinnen / Tres Cime Alpine race

Sesto, Italian Dolomite Alps 17.5 km mountain race up to over 8,000ft 13 Sept 2009
Brown Wardle Hill Race from Oxford Pub, Whitworth Road, Rochdale 5.1 mile fell race, 700' Updated 2006

Good Shepherd Classic Fell Race

Mytholmroyd 15 mile/ 2800 ft beast in lambs clothing 20 Sept 2008
World Masters Mountain Race 2007 Bludenz, Austria, a long way from Lancashire 9.2km/2700' and uphill all the way 23 Sept 2007

Kingsway 10K

Rochdale Pricey, undulating road race Sept 2014
Stanage Struggle Fell Race Hathersage, Derbyshire  Entry level fell race BM, 5.8 miles, 1050' 25 Sept 2005

Thieveley Pike Fell Race (updated 2014)

Cliviger, near Burnley 4.2 mile classic with steep climbs and descents 25 Sept 2010
Littleborough 1 Mile Race Littleborough, Rochdale Possibly the fastest 1.00 miler on the planet 27 Sept 2006

Macclesfield Half Marathon

Macclesfield surprisingly enough Hilly half by anyone's standards 25 Sept 2011
Windgather Fell Race (updated 2010) Near Buxton, Derbyshire Tiring but beautiful  13.5 mile, 2500', BL fell race October  2010
(.gpx and .mmo traces)

Cannon Hill Parkrun

Edgbaston, Birmingham Flat 5K in yam yam land 2nd October 2010

Saddleworth Edges fell race, Red Rose League

Greenfield, Oldhamish Slog up, along, sprint down October 2012
Witton Park Cross Country, Red Rose League Blackburn, but quite hard to find Exhausting 5.8 mile XC course with 8 climbs for the men, feels longer than it is October 2012
Autumn Leaves Fell Race (also see the Cake Race above) Diggle, 2 miles from nowhere, near Oldham Piece of cake, literally (8.8m/1400' in 2006) 7 Oct 2006
David Bray Fell Race Tintwistle, near Hyde See the Bulls Head in the Bulls Head (8m/1050', BM) 7 Oct 2007
(.csv and .mmo traces on site)


Soll, Austria Full marathon with 2 mountains and 6,700ft ascent October 2008, includes .gpx trace

Hyndburn Cross country, Red Rose league (updated 2015)

Clayton-le-moors, up north Trippy and muddy XC course with deceptively large total ascent November 2015
Watergrove Parkrun, Rochdale Wardle, near Rochdale Parkrun that would qualify as a Cat CS fell race October 2014
Cheshire 10K, Arley Hall Near Northwich, Cheshire Pretty flat road 10K October 2014
Shepherds' Skyline Fell Race (updated 07) Todmorden, West Yorkshire 6.2 mile fell race, BM, 1150' 3 Nov 2007
(.csv and .mmo traces on site)
Through the Villages Race Wheelton, near Chorley Ouch! Really tough 8.45 mile road race with 900ft of climbs 4th Nov 2012

lmperial Palace, Tokyo

Tokyo, Chioda-ku Handy, flatish 5K loop around the palace 9 Nov 2008

Broadoak Cross Country, SELCC 

Ashton-Under-Lyne  Mens = 6.3 mile energy sapping XC 11 Nov 2006

Leverhulme Park Cross Country, Red Rose

Bolton Mens = 6.1 miles of har XC 12 Nov 2011

Bury Cross Country, Red Rose League

Chesham Fields, Bury Fast, flat and incredibly boring XC course 17 Nov 2007
Preston 10 Mile Road Race Prestonish Fast, flat two-lap road race with a nice technical T-shirt  Nov 2012
Todmorden Winter 5K (3 lap route) Todmorden Cricket Club and Park Fastish 5K in the dark with head torches Nov 2014

Clayton Vale Cross Country, SELCC League

Near the Man City ground Fast, flat unmuddy 10K course Nov 2010
Heaton Park Cross Country, SELCC  (updated 2010) Blackley, Manchester Men 6.1 miles, ladies 4 miles, mudy, windy and stream crossings 25 Nov 2006
Calderdale Relay Race, Leg 5 Part of an off-road loop around Halifax 7.5 mile/1000' section of a 51 mile relay race split into 6 legs 10 Dec 2006
Calderdale Relay Race, Leg 4 The next part of an off-road loop around Halifax 9.4 mile/1800' section of a 51 mile relay race split into 6 legs 14 Dec 2008

Calderdale Relay Race, Leg 6

  Route thanks to Nick Barton 13 May 2012
Stockport 10 Mile Road Race Stockport, Manchester 10 mile road race with some trail thrown in.  Dec 2004 and 2005
Marl Pitts Cross Country  
(Red Rose League)
Rossendale, Lancs. Killer 4.8 mile cross country course with ~ 500' climbs and more mud than Weston-Super-Mare in August.  3 Dec 2005

AS, AM and BS are as defined in the Fell Runners Association Handbook. 

John Mayall 

(pictured at Turnslack fell Race 2007)

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