Category Archives: Nigel Heppell

Lower Borrowdale Skyline Fell Race

Lower Borrowdale, Cumbria, Saturday, May 21, 2022

AM / 20km / 1000m

Nigel Heppell

A new race located in the Lower Borrowdale valley, part of the 2016 extension to the Lake District National Park, an area I have not been to before so what better way to take a look than join in a race around it? This event also happens to have been selected as one of the … Continue reading Lower Borrowdale Skyline Fell Race

Bollihope Carrs 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

BM / 11km / 380m

Nigel Heppell

Photo courtesy of Mark Bevan of DFR I’ve just discovered a magazine/revue called ‘RUNdown’ on the Elvet Striders website.According to the December 2021 issue, at the same time as loads of Striders ran in loops around the XC course at Sedgefield, I could be found competing in the Bollihope Carrs Fell Race! This is a … Continue reading Bollihope Carrs 2021

British Fell Relay Championships (leg 3 – navigation leg)

Peak District, Saturday, October 19, 2019

Nigel Heppell and Nina Mason

From Nigel: A Navigation leg, run as a pair – Geoff Davies and Nigel Heppell were sent away ahead of the mass start by the combined efforts of Graeme W(leg 1) and James G/Paul E(leg2).The map is only handed to us after we are a few hundred metres into the race and tells us that … Continue reading British Fell Relay Championships (leg 3 – navigation leg)

Bilsdale Fell Race

Chop Gate, North York’s Moors, Sunday, March 17, 2019

AL / 23km / 1300m

Nigel Heppell

First running of this FRA category AL race; a 23km/1300m (14.3 miles/4265ft) route taking in the climbs of the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors: hosted by Esk Valley Fell Club. Apparently, this is the only AL (long, and lots of climbs) fell race to be held on the North Yorks Moors (NYM). Now … Continue reading Bilsdale Fell Race

Nine Standards Fell Race

Kirkby Stephen, Tuesday, January 1, 2019

BM 8mile; 549m climb

Nigel Heppell

A straightforward out and back again fell race starting from Kirby Stephen marketplace.Hosted by Howgill Harriers. . Unusually warm, dry and sunny conditions meant this was a very runnable race. See if you can work out where the summit lies on the chart below – Results 1st J Cox (Eden runners) 00:53:17 62 Geoff Davis … Continue reading Nine Standards Fell Race

British Fell Relay Championships 2018

Grasmere, Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fiona Brannan, Geoff Davis, Jack Lee, Mark Warner, Nigel Heppell, Paul Evans

Leg 1; Mark Warner, solo, 5 miles, 2400 ft I love running and I love mountains but for some reason, I rarely combine the two, so when Paul Evans put a call out for an Elvet Striders team for the ‘British Fell and Hill Relay Championships‘ in the Lakes, it seemed like an opportunity to … Continue reading British Fell Relay Championships 2018

Boundary 500 Classic

Yorkshire Dales, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

125 miles (power assisted)

Nigel Heppell

Tuesday turned out to be a good day. Weather windy but warm for the time of year and traffic pleasantly light throughout the journey. Illness removed one rider from the start line, wisely avoiding the perils of sneezing inside a full-face crash helmet, but numbers were maintained with the welcome addition of pillion Lynn. Four … Continue reading Boundary 500 Classic