Fell Running Races

Each year we try to include some new races in the calendar but on this page you will find details of those that we come back to year after year.

Ben Nevis

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Region: Scottish Highlands

FRA Category: AM

Distance: 14 km (8.8 miles)

Ascent: 1347 m (4419 feet)

Britain's highest mountain, and you start from sea level too. Straight up, and straight back down, in both cases the word "unrelenting" springs to mind. Everything about this race from the moment you leave the shinty pitch with the bagpipes ringing in your ears is special. Complete it 21 times to be awarded a coveted Connochie plaque, Mark Newell is our only recipient, so far...

Course Records:

M: 1:25:34 Kenny Stuart 1984

F: 1:43:01 Victoria Wilkinson 2018

Best Cambridge Harriers Performances

1:47:02
Len Taylor
1981
1:56:41
Tarbo Fukazawa
2019
1:59:00
Matt Winn-Smith
2006
2:00:19
Matt Winn-Smith
2008
2:03:11
Tarbo Fukazawa
2018
2:08:42
Mark Newell
1994
2:08:53
Brian Goodfellow
1963
2:09:13
Tarbo Fukazawa
2017
2:10:34
Graham Decourcy
2002
2:11:01
Mark Newell
1995
2:11:34
Brian Bolton
1963
2:12:24
Paul Kent
2002
2:12:42
Jason Dowson
2005
2:14:00
Graham Decourcy
2001
2:14:42
Mark Newell
1993
2:15:58
Dave Tull
1998
2:16:17
Brian Goodfellow
1962
2:16:50
Paul Kent
2008
2:16:55
Mark Newell
1996
2:16:59
Matt Winn-Smith
2005
2:17:16
Paul Kent
2001
2:17:47
Mark Newell
1998
2:17:48
Ian Marshall
1999
2:17:49
Graham Decourcy
2000
2:18:18
Dave Tull
1997
2:19:22
Paul Kent
2003
2:19:33
Paul Kent
2004
2:20:07
Clem Dixon
2014
2:20:21
Christian Poulton
2019

Note: The location of the start has changed a number of times over the years making performances from the 1960s all the more impressive as the start was then nearer the centre of Fort William.