WFRA races are categorised in terms of their technical difficult with Category ‘A’ being the highest technical grade requiring previous fellrunning experience and a good level of fitness as the race is likely to cross high, exposed and possibly remote mountain terrain where ‘sound mountain judgement’ will be required.
Category A: - average not less than 50 metres of climb per kilometre
Category B: - average not less than 25 metres of climb per kilometre
Category C: - average not less than 20 metres of climb per kilometre
Also in terms of length:
L (long) Race is 20 kilometres or over
M (medium) Race is over 10 kilometres but less than 20
S (short) Race is 10 kilometres or less
ER = Fell running experience required – usually significant levels of experience.
NS = Navigational Skills required – these are traditional skills using map and compass. The use of electronic devices for navigation purposes is strongly discouraged as it is against the ethos of the sport. Such devices are prohibited by many race organisers
LK = Local Knowledge an advantage
PM = Partially Marked
Eg: Tour of Torpantau AM, ER/NS/LK - fell racing experience required, navigational skills needed and worth doing a recce beforehand.
Race Incident Form
In the event of an incident occurring during a race, for example an accident, damage to property, an injury or indeed anything which concerns you, please report this to the Race Organiser or other race official either on the day or as soon as practicable afterwards. The rule of thumb is, the more serious the incident, the more promptly it should be reported. In certain circumstances such incidents may need to be reported to the police, another emergency service or relevant authority.
View and download the Incident Report Form here