Penistone Footpath Runners

Thurlstone Chase

No pain, no gain
Start Date/Time
6 July 2024 at 14:00
4.2 miles/6.75km with 500ft/150m of ascent
Keith Gordon (

The Thurlstone Chase is a BS category fell race, run under licence from the Fell Runners Association.

Prizes for the first 3 men and women, then 1st in each age category V40, V50, V60 and V70.


Entry on the day is available.

This race has a permit and associated UK Athletics insurance from the Fell Runners Association. Minimum age to enter is 16 on the day of the race. If under 18 and not accompanied by a parent or guardian please bring a completed FRA Parental Consent Form.


Registration, and the race start and finish, are at Thurlstone Football Club, High Bank Lane, Thurlstone. Grid ref SE226036. Nearest postcode is S36 9PS.


2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022 2023

The races in 2008 and 2020 were cancelled.

Course Records

Previous course – 2003–2019

Male: 20:50 – P Dugdale, 1986

Female: 22:40 – C Haigh, 1985

Current course – 2021 onwards

Male: 25:28 – Phil Montgomery, Dark Peak Fell Runners, 2023

Female: 27:28 – Ruth Jones, Salford Harriers, 2021

£25 cash prize for 1st male and female breaking the course record.


Current Thurlstone Chase route map.