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Fell Running

Winter in Bleasdale

Fell running is essentially off-road running generally in the harsh but beautiful uplands of Northern England Scotland and Wales.

Being based on the edge of the Pennines and close to the Peak District it is no surprise that Norman Walsh developed shoes specifically for running in this demanding terrain.  An athlete running over uneven, loose and wet ground both uphill and down needs to have confidence in his footwear.  The famous V-Ripple sole was originally devised for this sport and used in the Pennine Adder shoes from the 1960s.  This was then replaced by PB studded sole in the late 70s which has remained at the forfront of fell-running up to today.

Hill climb Northern Ireland

Hill climb Northern Ireland

Events frequently take participants up some of the steepest terrain that runners ever have to negotiate.

Durham fell race in the snow

Durham fell race in the snow

The conditions in which races throughout the year are held is a testament to the hardiness of the participants.