Info: New memberships closed on Monday 31st January 2022.
Senior Individual - Competing Member
Junior Individual - Competing Member
Social Only – Non-Competing Members
Northern Fells Running Club is a friendly fell running club with over 100 members. We formed in December 2014 and based are in and around the northern fells area of the Lake District National Park.
We are primarily a fell running club with our social runs held on the fells every second Sunday – rain or shine. We encourage members to take part in FRA Fell races and run a number of Club Championships suitable for all abilities designed to help encourage participation in local Fell races. We organise our own Fell races such as Carrock Fell, The Old Crown Round and Fellside.
Many of our members also compete in road races and we have a small but enthusiastic Cross Country team.
You can find more information about us on our Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/NorthernFellsRunningClub/ or our website: http://www.northernfellsrc.org.uk/
Choosing Your Membership
NFRC is a UK Athletics affiliated club recognised by the Fell Running Association and England Athletics for the disciplines of Fell, Road, Trail and Cross Country.
If you wish to be a member of the club to represent the club as a competing member in Fell races and no other discipline then please join as a ‘Fell Runner’ membership.
To represent the club in Fell races at County, Regional or National or International championship levels you must also have either FRA membership OR England Athletics membership.
Northern Fells Running Club encourages all members to join the Fell Runners Association (FRA) which has a number of benefits as well as supporting our great sport. You can find out more and join the FRA here https://www.sientries.co.uk/event_series.php?series_id=106
If you wish to represent the club in Road or Cross Country races you must have England Athletics membership. Please note that many road races such as local 10K races, and some longer trail races, are organised by private companies and these do not have EA affiliation and so do not require EA membership. You are advised to check before you race.
If you are not a EA member but the race does require it then you can still run, but you cannot represent the club. Some examples are Cross Country racing and city road marathons which do require EA membership if you are representing the club. Bear in mind that you can join England Athletics at any time if you feel it necessary later and can do this by contacting the club to have your club membership changed.
To join Northern Fells and automatically enrol with England Athletics at the same time. please join as an All Disciplines member where £15 of the joining fee is passed on to register you with England Athletics. EA will contact you directly with your EA membership pack.
Junior members under 11yrs may compete in any discipline and do not need to pay a EA fee.
Junior ages are based on the age on the day of the race/event. If a Junior is becoming 12 or 18 respectively mid-way through membership, please contact the club and the membership will be transferred for you.
If you are a member of another club and only wish to join for social runs and social events, or to generally support the club you can join as a Social Only member.
NFRC do not provide a Second Claim membership category. If you are already a First Claim member of another club and wish to join and represent NFRC for disciplines that your original First Claim club does not support, then please join as ‘First Claim Other’. For example, if your original club does not support Fell running then joining as ‘First Claim Other’ means you will be able to represent NFRC in Fell races.
The Annual Membership period commences 1st April. If you join between 1st Jan - 31st March, your NFRC membership will last until the end of the following membership year. Please note that EA membership is payable annually no matter when you join as this is not under our control.
All enquiries regarding memberships to Memberships Secretary Chris Curtis