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Welcome to the Jack Bloor Races and Fund

The next Jack Bloor Fell Races are Tuesday 14th May 2024 on Ilkley Moor

To all runners and supporters of the Jack Bloor Races and Fund. 

If you feel able to make a donation to the Jack Bloor Fund, however small, this would be most appreciated. Donations can be made via GoFundMe

As activity in outdoor adventure sports began to recover post-Covid, the Jack Bloor Fund has still been providing grants to young people based in Yorkshire. For a summary of awards since the 2022 race click here

We continue to welcome applications all year round. Please help spread the word. See the Fund tab for details. 

Thank you and stay safe. From the Trustees of the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund

Dark Peak Fell Runners do it again! 
Nathan Lawson (DPFR) out sprinted Graham Rush (Leeds City AC) metres from the finish line to take the win in a time of 39.51. Graham finished 2 seconds later in 39.54 and won the O40 prize πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Nathan wrote this about the race; Fun racing at the Jack Bloor Fell Race last Tuesday. Happy to have fought back from a small mistake for a narrow win.Great to have finally been able to make it this year and good to be able to support a fund which helped me several times as a younger athlete fund racing for GB. They do some great work and I’d definitely encourage any young athletes from or based in Yorkshire to get in touch with them!
Great words, thank you Nathan. Applications are welcome all year HERE 

Jenny Roberts, North Leeds Fell Runners won the women’s race convincingly in a time of 52.5, ahead of Rachel Pilling (Pudsey and Bramley) 53.38 who also won the O40 prize. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Lovely to have Jack’s Grandsons running, Max Bloor and Alistair Richardson (pictured below)

Race Report

Results are here

All photos thanks to the @Woodentops

Photos below credit Dave Woodhead (Woodentops)

All our photo links for 9th May 2023 Jack Bloor Senior Fell Races

Senior Fell Race – First Climb – Enjoy 255 photos in link

Senior Fell Race – On The Tops – Enjoy 270 photos in link

Senior Fell Race – Last Checkpoint – Enjoy 359 photos in link

Senior Fell Race – Finish & Awards – Enjoy 392 photos in link

All our photo links for 9th May 2023 Jack Bloor Junior Fell Races

U9 Fell Race – Enjoy 180 photos in link 

U11 Fell Race – Enjoy 238 photos in link

U13 to U19 Fell Races – Racing – Enjoy 184 photos in link 

U13 to U19 Fell Races – Descent & Prize Giving – Enjoy 121 photos in link



All monies from the Jack Bloor Races go to the Jack Bloor Memorial Fund (more info here), however we wish to raise additional sums to support more of the many quality applications received by the Fund each year.    

Records: Greg Hull 38.04 (2007) and Jemima Elgood 45:19 (2019)

start 2007 race
Start of the race

The Jack Bloor Races are sponsored by 

The Jack Bloor Races are supported by

The Jack Bloor Memorial Fund is available to all young Yorkshire sportspeople

The background image on this page is taken from the original trophy, inspired by the Swastika rock carving at checkpoint two