Many members race regularly

You’ll always find someone to head to a race with, whether in the North East or much further afield.

Andy Blackett

Andy Blackett Mens Captain

Denise Tunstall

Denise Tunstall Ladies Captain

2016 North East Championship

The only question was the order of the podium with a clean sweep by DFR in the North East champs this year! Some fantastic racing that went down to the wire.

Full results here

2017 Club Championship

What is it?

Up to twelve open races in any one season are nominated to decide the Club Champions (ladies and mens). The races are chosen from the general fell running calendar. The aim is to select races of varied length and terrain, both in County Durham and in other parts. The Championship Races will be nominated early in each year.

The Rules

  • Up to 12 races chosen by the Committee
  • 6 races to count
  • Points awarded according to the runner's position among DFR runners in that race (1st 20 - 2nd 19 - etc)
  • If one race is a handicap the actual run time will be used
  • In the event of a tie a runners next best results will be taken into account until the tie is resolved. If the tie remains unresolved the head to head results between those tied runners will be considered. If the tie remains unresolved the championships will be shared.

Nominated Races

6 to count

Race Name & Category Date
1 Badger Bar Blast – AM 26th Feb
2 Brough Law – AS 12th Mar
3 Cheviot and Hedgehope Pendulum – AL 30th Apr
4 Stuc A Chroin 5000 – AL 6th May
5 Buttermere Horseshoe 24th Jun
6 Chapel Fell Top 18th July
7 Grasmere Guides Race 27th Aug
8 Great Whernside 23rd Sep
9 Saltergate Gallows 5th Nov
10 Hexhamshire Hobble 3rd Dec

Current Standings


Pos1 Name Points
1 Andy Blackett 77
2 George Cooper 58
3 Paul Hodgson 55
4 Mike Askwith 52
5 Andrew Berry 40
6 Max Wilkinson 37
7 Duncan Archer 20
8 Ian McGrath 18
9 Martyn Farnsworth 17
9 Robert Allison 17
11 Graham Thomas 16
11 Steve Lumb 16
13 Eddie Peat 15
14 Andrew Charles 14


Pos Name Points
1 Denise Tunstall 119
2 Ros Kelsey 20