Harrier, Matt Lusby, racing the Cader Idris Fell Race, May 2022
(last updated by Paul 27th November 2023)
Members of Wells City Harriers compete across a variety of trail and fell races and team opportunities do arise to run in some very scenic spots.
Fell races: Plan ahead & look out for the following great challenges in magnificent countryside in 2024:
Cader Idris Fell Race in May (check entry details as places go fast)
Brecon Fans races - 2 races over a weekend on 6th & 7th July
Charmouth Challenge race - early July
Oke Croak race on Dartmoor - mid June or July
Crook Peak Cake Race - mid August
South of England Fell Running Championships on the Isle of Wight – 3 races in 2 days – Sat & Sun 7th & 8th Sept. Link here to website & entry details. Ask Paul if you need any information. 50% discount on the ferry for those who have entered a race or all races using a code. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY early September - dont miss it!
Mendip Muddle Fell race will be on a Sunday (3rd usually) in October (10.30am) - Details here
Drogo Ten - from NT Drogo Castle - first weekend in November
Somerset Series races link here – incudes a number of off-road and trail races as well as road races
Off-road Relay Teams
We periodically enter teams in a number of trail relay events, and we appoint team managers after discussion at the Harrier committee. They organise teams by recruiting at the training sessions and using the website to encourage all paid up members to be part of the team. Harrier members entry as part of the team is paid for by the Club. Only if we then have a gap will non-members be invited to join a Harrier team and are asked to pay a contribution.
Individual Harriers also compete in numerous fell races with occasional team opportunities arising. A Harrier team sometimes go across to contest the South of England Fell Running Championships on the Isle of Wight - 3 races in one weekend! With the help of Ryde Harriers, Paul Chadwick administers these Championships on behalf of the SEAA, contact Paul for more details.
The Somerset Series gives a good offer of local races of different distances and terrains including trail races. Check out their website and make sure you enter in good time as places are limited at some races.
Members of Yeovil Olympiads compete as Wells City Harriers in trail and fell events. Please ensure your Harrier or YOAC Club membership and England Athletics membership is fully paid up in order to join a team. (If aged 10 and under, no EA membership required).
We also have members in the Club who travel further afield, especially for Fell Races and Mountain Marathons, and small groups of Harriers sometimes make a weekend of it to compete and socialise. At training sessions there will be members who know of events coming up which they are intending to compete at, and it may be possible to arrange to share transport.