Note: For full details of the New Arenig Fell Race please go to:


Race statistics: Distance 13km, climb 1000m, AM (8 miles, 3300ft)
The race is tough and NOT suitable for novices and requires good navigational skills. A reconnaissance is recommended. The route is flagged from the start up to the foot of the gully (1.3km) and from the gate at CP6 to the finish (0.5km). The flagged sections are compulsory. The rest of the route is unmarked and offers the possibility of route choices. 
The race starts and finishes at the disused Arenig quarry, elevation 350m. The route follows an uphill quarry track for 1200m to a height of 470m. It then crosses a stone wall and climbs up a steep gully and emerges onto a grassy hillside. The gully can be avoided by skirting round the crags to the right, see figure 1. There are a few, easy to cross fences, take care.

CP1, elevation 697m, is a cairn by a pond above the Simdde Ddu crags. This is the same as CP1 in the original race.

CP2: top of 712m knoll on the S ridge.

CP3: the summit of Moel Llyfnant, 751m.

CP4: the trig pillar on Arenig Fawr, 854m

CP5 is a cairn on the W ridge, elevation 790m and is reached through a nearby fence gate. Runners must not attempt to follow a straight line route between CP5 and CP6 as the north side of the west ridge is rocky and dangerous.

CP6 is a wall gate. From there the route is flagged to the finish.
The map shows the checkpoints and an ‘optimum’ route between them. Runners must have their own map for the race and be able to navigate.

Equipment and emergency food are mandatory as per item 9 of the ‘FRA safety requirements’.

The 2013 race will take place  on Sunday 29th September at 1pm.

Yiannis Tridimas



To view race results for previous years click on the links below:


Race results for 2006:


Race results for 2007:


Race results for 2008:


Race results for 2009:


Race results for 2010:

Race results for 2011: 

Race results for 2012: 


Yiannis Tridimas

Race organiser


Landline: 0151 7272615

Mobile: 07795558451

-Yiannis Tridimas, race organiser-


Accommodation and activities in Bala:

Link to RUNNING BEAR, who sponsor the Arenig Fawr fell race.