Cressbrook Crawl Fell Race


The Cressbrook Crawl is the annual registered FRA fell race which takes place in early May. The course starts and finishes at Cressbrook Club, and is essentially a loop around the Wye Valley.

Results of 2016 Fell Race - in Excel (.xlsx) format, in Open Document (.ods) format, or in Comma Separated Values (.csv)

Date & Time

Sat 14th May 2016 at 10:45


Peak District

FRA Category



10.5km / 6.5m


350m / 1148ft


Cressbrook Club, Cressbrook, SK17 8SX.

Start between telephone box and War Memorial

Grid ref


Registration from


Minimum age


Entry on day fee



Other info: Event car park at mill, 15min walk. Pint of Peak Ales beer for all runners. Changing room. Lunch available after race - £3 prepay at registration.


Race Organizer:  Caroline Brunt
01298 872025



Click here for a Fell Race Map


2015 Race

The weather looked like it would be appalling, the official car park was water-logged requiring some last minute changes but still 108 runners turned out and magically the heavy rain didn't materialize. Thanks to some previously dry weather the course wasn't excessively muddy and with cool temperatures it was almost perfect running conditions. Not good enough to break course records, but enjoyable running in our beautiful Derbyshire limestone landscape.


Gareth Briggs of DPFR took first place for the 3rd year in a row with 46.14 while Craig Jeffery (Staffs Moorland) and Paul Sorrell (North Derbys) followed him in with times of 47.19 and 47.40 respectively. Coming in 10 overall was the first woman home: Olivia Walwyn from Macclesfield AC with a time of 50.39 with Zanthe Wray of DPFR chasing her in 11 place at 51.40. Christine Howard from Matlock AC was 3 woman and first Vet40 in at 56.09. There were some notable times from older runners: Jan Forester was nearly 5 minutes faster than the previous record for 1st FVet60 in a time of 1:08.36 and Barry Needle likewise for 1st Vet70 with a time of 1:10:52.


Local Joanne Hoare was forced to retire after a spectacular and painful fall within the first kilometre which allowed Charlotte Birch to gain the 1st Local Lady Cup for the first time in a creditable time of 1:10.10. Mark Elwis won the 1st Local Man Cup for the second time in 53.23. The Team Prize this year went to DPFR who had 1st, 4th and 11th places.


Some runners from Litchfield AC and Cambridge Triathlon joined us for the first time as well as the usual big team from Lincoln & District. Runners come to the Crawl because they love the course and the warm welcome they receive here each year. This is partly due to the volunteer marshals who give great encouragement around the course and of course the cake bakers and catering team. Another attraction is the free pint that our generous sponsors Peak Ales Brewery provide for runners and helpers as well as bottled beer for all our winners.


Click here for the 2015 results (Excel format)

Photographs below

    Caroline Scott of Sinfin reaches the finish
Runners on the home straight
Gareth Briggs receives his prize

click here for 2014 Race Results

See the 2013 Fell Race slideshow     and        click here for the 2013 Race Results