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Todd Crag Junior Races

Race Information

FRA Junior English fell Championships Todd Crag 


The Junior Todd Crag fell races this year are part of an exciting weekend of mountain running in Ambleside.     (

The Junior English Fell Champs have an early start but we hope that you will all stay to cheer the England teams on in the International U18 Mountain Running Cup races in the afternoon.

The revamped routes, all with a brutal start, stretch out over Loughrigg Fell to varying degrees depending on the age group and end with a breakneck descent back to the crowds at the finish in the park.


Opens at 8:30am (no earlier please) at the Parish Centre, Ambleside, LA22 9DH (beside Ambleside Primary School & Rothay Park). It will close at 11.30am.


There is no parking at the Parish centre, please find your own local parking – Ambleside has several large carparks.To walk to the Parish Centre, walk down Vicarage Road beside The Walnut Tree fish & chip shop, near Zeffirelli’s restaurant. The races start 2 min walk from registration in the park.


There will be Portaloos in the park


Ambleside AC juniors will have a cake stall in the park and Coffee Bug will be selling hot drinks

Race categories

Age Categories Years of birth for 2020 competition
U9 2012, 2013, 2014 (from day of 6th birthday)
U11 2010, 2011
U13 2008, 2009
U15 2006, 2007
U17 2004, 2005
U19 2002, 2003


Entry Fee

Entries on the day £2 for U9, £3 for other age groups


Top 3 in each category (male & female). Prize giving will be after the U17/19 race finishes in the Parish Centre


All routes are fully flagged and marshalled

U9 – 1km/ 80m (yellow flags)   START 10am

Note that all runners must be counted in the park, the U9s will then be walked together to their start at the foot of the Loughrigg track. The race will finish back in the park, (this is necessary due to u9 race length restrictions).

U11 -2 km/ 120m (green flags)   START 10.15am

U13 -3 km/ 180m (orange flags)   START 10.40am

U15 -4 km/ 190m (blue flags)    START 11.15am

U17 + U19 -5km/240 m (red & white flags)  START 11.50am

The U17 & U19 will race together over the same route as the international athletes in the afternoon. A fantastic chance to compare your times!

NO race will start before the estimated start times, all runners must be counted before racing



The routes cover open fell and exposed terrain and all runners must come prepared to carry kit that complies with the FRA guidelines (u9 waterproof jacket, hat, gloves u11,13,15,17,19 waterproof jacket + trousers, hat, gloves). The RO on the day will make a decision as to exactly what kit should be carried on the day – this will info will be available at registration. Suitable shoes for fell running are expected to be worn. Kit will be checked and Anyone found trying to cheat these safety rules will be disqualified and/or prevented from running and the FRA will be informed


Organisers: Eleanor Knowles

Niki Rylance


Results and pics 2019

Todd Crag Junior Fell Race Results 2019

Todd Cragg Fell Race Photos 2019


Results and pics 2018

Todd Crag Junior Fell Race Results 2018

Todd Crag Junior Fell Race Photos 2018


Results and pics 2017

Todd Crag 2017 results

Todd Crag Fell Race Photos 2017


Results and pics 2016

Todd Crag Results 2016

Photos courtesy of Woodentops here.


Results and pics 2015

Todd Crag Junior Fell Race Results 2015

Todd Crag Junior Fell Race Photos 2015


2015 Race report

Todd Crag Fell race 2015

What a great night of running for the Todd Crag Race! The organisation was fantastic with a super-slick registration process and marshalls all over the fell to ensure none of our runners strayed from the course.Todd Crag Fell race 2015_DSC3034

Thank you Eleanor for all your hard work and to all the marshalls who gave up their time to ensure the race ran safely and smoothly.

As usual, fantastic weather was pre-ordered and the evening run in the sunshine was set against the backdrop of the Fairfield Horseshoe behind the start at Rothay Park in the centre of Ambleside.

_DSC3047We had runners from all round the country taking advantage of a great midweek race in the Easter holidays with the cake stall proving as popular as the fell race. Thanks to all who donated cakes or volunteered to man the stalls.


Tom N stormed to his first victory and Sam T wasn’t far behind to take 3rd place in the U8 boys’ race. For the girls, Jessica Edmondson romped home to win for our sister club Broughton Runners with her team-mate Olivia Swarbrick coming in 3rd. In the U12 race it was girl-power all the way as the first 3 Ambleside runners home were Chloe R (Winner of the girls’ race and 4th overall), Sophie R and Bethan R. Well done for giving the boys a lesson in how to run like a girl! In the U14 race Jessica’s brother Ben Edmondson was a convincing winner for Broughton and our U17 runners had a big step up as they ran (very successfully) in the adults’ race.