9th February 2019 




Basic info

Date: 9th February 2019
Registration: 8:00 – 9:45 am
Start Time: 10:00 am
Pre-entry price:  £10.00
On the day price: £12.00
Race HQ: Littleborough RUFC, Rakewood Rd, Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Lancashire, OL15 0AP
Distance: 9 miles
Minimum Age: 18
Entries:  Limit 300
Kit: Full Kit Required as per FRA guidelines – No Kit No Run!

Kit Requirements
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All pre-entry prices include Free PayPal booking fee. However, an additional fee will occur for payments that do not use this method!

FREE Mountain Fuel jelly for those who pre-enter!

PRE-ENTRY - £10.00

MAP - £2.00

ON THE DAY - £13.00

MAP - £3.00

Includes chip timing with results available literally as you finish.


Mountain Fuel packs on sale at the event and at the entry!

Big pack – £16.00

(contains 7 various sachets, 3 Jellies/ gels)

Small pack – £10.00

(contains 3 various sachets, 3 Jellies/gels)

Add this race to your club Grand Prix / Calendar and we will give each club member a 10% discount (applied by simply using the clubs name on entry), contact us on jacek[at]cannonballevents.co.uk to setup.


Thank you to Mountain Fuel for sponsoring the prizes, please ask a member of the Cannonball Team for your special partnership discount code.

  • First 3 Men & Women.
  • Top men’s and women’s teams (First 3 runners to count).
  • Age category prizes – U23, Vet 40+ (every 5 years)
  • Plenty of spot prizes.
  • Additional £50 cash prize for the first person male or female to break the course record (sponsored by GWFitnessandRehab)

Please note it will be one prize per category. If a winner of the top 3 wins their age category it will not go to second place in that category.

You must attend the prize giving in order to receive your prize. Prizes will not be sent on after the event. Please show your support for fellow runners by attending.

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Chip Timing Results

The Race has been run annually since 2014. View the results from the 2018 race here.

2018 Results

Race Records

2015 Winner:
Ben Mounsey (CVFR) 54:22

2015 Winner:
Heidi Dent (Howell Harriers) 1:05:47

Historical Results

Historical results from the first to the last race, View here

Other Results

Free professional race photos

Route description

Race Measurements:
Fra Category – BMG (GPS allowed)
Ascent – 1281 FT
Distance – 9 miles

Taking place on the surrounding hills of Hollingworth Lake, The fell runner’s favourite, Windy Hill Fell Race consists of fast trails, runnable fells and one all-mighty, memorable climb. Beginning at Littleborough RUFC, the course immediately opens up into a fast-paced, undulating run before being met with the memorable climb, which shares its namesake with the race, Windy Hill. Once you make your way to the top, you are graced with what can only be described as ‘Highland rock’ with stunning scenery. Now the fun part… A steady, fast-paced 4-5 mile downhill on a rollercoaster-esque trail leading back to the finish.

Please note that you require full Fra Kit to run in this event.
No kit, No Run! Thanks.

Race map

Waterproof Harvey map available to order soon! This image is not good enough quality to print out and use!

Sponsors & Accreditations

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