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Saturday 25th May 2024

Entries Open
Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Entries Close
Sunday 11th February 2024 at 23:00
Entry Fees
FRA Member   £10.00   
Non Member   £12.00   
Event Organiser - Andy Blackett

This race is organised by Durham Fell Runners and licensed and supported by the Fell Runners Association.

Mickle Fell is a BL race; 28km with 950m ascent which visits the highest point in County Durham.

This is a very tough route and you should only enter if you have fell running experience and navigation skills sufficient to know you can safely complete the course.

The majority of the route is in the Warcop MoD firing range which has no public access except as detailed here. You MUST NOT enter the range outside of the dates listed as you will put the future of this race under threat and are likely to be shot.

The course is remote, several sections are over very rough, boggy, unpathed ground, a wide (and possibly fast flowing) river needs to be crossed twice, there is no mobile phone signal on any of the course.

The course is unmarked. You will need to have navigation skills to get round the course. The use of GPS for navigation is not allowed (GPS devices/watches can be used in the event of an emergency, to track your run or to display distance, pace & altitude). No walking poles are permitted.

Cut offs:

  • CP1: River Crossing, 6km, 100m ascent, 11:00am
  • CP2: Mickle Fell Summit, 8.5km, 400m ascent, 12:00pm

Time: Registration open from 9am, race starts at 10am.

Location: Cow Green Reservoir,  DL12 0HX,, NY810309

Course: 28km distance, 950m ascent.

Kit: You will be required to carry full FRA kit.

  • Waterproof jacket with hood and taped seams
  • Waterproof trousers with taped seams
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Map of the course (provided at registration)
  • Compass suitable for navigation (not a button/toy)
  • Whistle
  • Food

Full details of route on Durham Fell Runners website 


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Event Location
Cow Green Reservoir, DL12 0HX