Tegg’s Nose Fell Race

This race is part of the annual Macclesfield Sheep Dog Trials held in August each year. Macclesfield Harriers have supported this race for many years until 2022 organising, marshals, signage etc but the event is now wholly organised by the Sheep Dog Trial team.

Note: The route uses a lot of private land so NO TRAINING RUNS are allowed.

2022 Report – Tegg’s Nose Fell Race (FRA Category :  BM : 12.4km, 480m climb)

In spite of the large number of competing races and athletic events, there were 67 entries for this deceptively strenuous race, hosted by the Macclesfield Sheep Dog Trials and organised by Macclesfield Harriers.  The race was promoted as a suitable introduction to fell racing, and indeed a number of finishers confirmed that they were newcomers to the sport.

Both newcomers and “old hands” declared themselves well tested over the 12.4km course, enjoying much terrain usually closed to public access.

Weather conditions were warm with some slight breezes on the higher ground.  The fully marked and marshalled race route was significantly changed from that of previous years at the request of some of the landowners, and so Arron McCloskey and Zanthe Wray set new course records.

Thanks are due to the Macclesfield Sheep Dog Trials Association and Running Bear of Alderley Edge for their support with prizes, the landowners for access permissions, and to the marshals, registration, and finish teams without whom we could not have re-established the event after a forced two-year break. £201 was raised for Macclesfield Silklife Foodbank.

Wendy Lynas (RO)


  • Country: England
  • Region: Peak District
  • Category: BM
  • Website:  Macclesfield Sheep Dog Trials
  • Distance: 12.8 km / 8 miles
  • Climb: 525 m / 1722 ft
  • Venue: Trials Field, Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Macclesfield, SK11 0HE
  • Grid reference: SJ 923716
  • Skills: PM, LK
  • Minimum age: 18


  • Entry on day: Yes
  • Pre-entry: No


  • Contact the Sheep Dog Trials


  • Male record: T Adams – 00:51:56 – 2015
  • Female record: O Walwyn-Bush – 00:57:11 – 2011


  • Junior races: No


  • Permit / Insurance: Yes
  • This race has a Permit and associated UK Athletics insurance from the FRA.


  • Held in conjunction with Sheep Dog Trials. Strictly no training on route and no dogs.

The route is a challenging 8 miles of field and track with two short road sections. There is ~1,700′ of ascent.

There is no map or GPX file available as parts of the route are on private land. The route is fully flagged and marshalled.