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This site is provided and maintained by Hutton Roof Village Hall

Hutton Roof Fell Race and Country Fair would not be possible without the kind permission of Mrs Dixon and Margaret and Alan Lambert.

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2006 race start

To our race sponsors and all others who have heped in any way through organisation, providing marquees, stands, running sideshows, baking and helping on the day. Thank you to you all.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:

JWK Solicitors
Local Holiday Cottages Caravan and Campsites
Contact Mrs Dixon, Harrison Farm, Whittington  
Tel 015242 71415
fuel4life advert
TILE ELEMENTS LTD
UNIT 3, BUTTLE HOUSE FARM, HUTTON ROOF
Tel: 015242 73685 Fax: 015242 73841
www.tileelements.co.uk
Suppliers of Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiles, also
Glass and Marble

Anthony & Stephen Chaplow
Landscaping & Groundworks Ltd

Patios, paths, drives, turfing, fencing & walling
All groundworks undertaken
CPCS Registered
Streetworks registered
Contact:
Anthony-Tel: 015242 73696
Mob: 07900 800258
Email:info@chaplow.co.uk

Barking Mad
Westmorland Veterinary Group

HOLIDAY COTTAGE TO LET
Sleeps 4
HUTTON ROOF VILLAGE

Available for rental all year
(short breaks included)

Contact: Pauline Mullis
01793 813583
www.croftcottagecumbria.com

Email:croftcottage@fsmail.net

R E Shuttleworth & Sons Ltd
Haulage contractors

Temperance Farm, Cowan Bridge
Tel: 015242 71321

Pete Bland Sports
34a Kirkland, Kendal
Tel: 01539 731012
www.peteblandsports.co.uk
The running and fitness specialist

Fred Hall & Son (Builders) Ltd
History of the Race

The first fell race was conceived by Ian Rooke, Dave Bayliss and Pete Bland as a race for the adults at the country fair, where the childrens sports were already popular. (See fair page for history). Just a handful of runners took part in the first race, but over the next couple of years, they honed the route and the race emerged in its current form in 1985. This is considered the first Official race and it has been run annually since then. 1985 Race Report.

This race helped to raise funds for the new Village Hall, then under construction. Runners were registered in the porch of the new hall - the only part that could be used at the time! The hall was completed during the year following.

Ian Rooke was the race organiser every year up to 2003 when John Dickinson took over to allow Ian and Liz a holiday in May for the first time in almost 20 years!

The winner of the race receives the Sheepskin Warehouse Challenge Trophy, donated by Mark Birkbeck of Jumpers Ltd.

The second place runner receives the Will Ramsbotham Memorial Cup. Will was sadly killed in a climbing accident 2 weeks after coming second in the race in 1993. This obituary appeared in the Fellrunner in October 93.

Pete Bland was involved in the birth of the race and has supported and sponsored the race ever since. Pete Bland Sports supplies the numbers for all the runners and contributes to the prizes.

The junior races started in 1993 when a national race lost its venue and the Hutton Roof was able to supply a course. This has since continued. with classes for under 8 (Min age 6), under 10, under 12 under 14, under 16 and under 18s now being offered.

2015 will be the 30th anniversary race!

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