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Langdale Gala Fell Race

Langdale Gala Fell Race

***Arrangements for 2022 are still being finalised – watch this space***

2019 race details

Walthwaite Meadow, Chapel Stile

Sunday 5th July

Cost is £2 in addition to Gala entry fee

A very short, very steep scramble up the western slopes of Silver How as far as Spedding Crag, along the ridge and right back down again. 1.9km with 178 metres of ascent.

Men’s record : M Elkington 10.25 in 2018

Ladies record : C Rylance 13.06 in 2015

Junior races (free race entry) from approximately 14:30 with the seniors at approx 15:55. Gala entry fee applies to all competitors. The Gala has a wide range of attractions in addition to the fell races, including children’s flat races, Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling, local crafts, food & drink and more.

Parking available on the Gala field.

Course details and timings:

15:55(approx) Senior race. 1.90km with 178m of ascent


Small prizes will be awarded from 16:30 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd man & lady, with 1st man & lady receiving a trophy from the Gala Queen. Please note trophies are owned by the Gala and must be returned in time for next year’s race, thank you.

All races held under FRA rules. Senior runner category is for runners aged 19 or over on Dec 31st 2019 in accordance with FRA rules. All races involve steep, loose terrain. Courses are fully flagged and part-marshalled. All competitors must assess that they are fit & able to participate safely in this event. All competitors enter at their own risk and agree to abide by the FRA’s Requirements for Runners, a copy of which will be on display at the race organiser’s tent and which can be viewed in advance at the FRA’s website (

All competitors must bring, and be prepared to carry, suitable fell running clothing including waterproof full body cover, hat & gloves. These requirements may be relaxed on the day at the sole discretion of the race organiser.In addition to this, the courses may be varied on the day at the sole discretion of the race organiser for reasons including, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, numbers of entries or problems with the route.

Race organiser :

Tod Coates

Tarn Hows Cottage, Coniston, LA21 8DP

07834 192897

Previous results

2019  49 runners

2018  28 runners

2017  29 runners

2016  49 runners

2015  61 runners  Photos 2015

2012  22 runners