“One of the toughest challenges in British hill racing at this distance, and one of the best weekends on the calendar.”​



© Pi Davidson

7 summits, 2,370m of climbing, 28km and only 250 places!  

Saturday 29th May 2021 - 10.30am start

Course Records
John Dare Shield

The Isle of Jura Fell Race is a classic on many a fell runner's wish list; a true test of hillcraft, endurance and fell running technique. It is one of the toughest challenges in British hill racing at this distance, and one of the best weekends on the calendar. These course records were hard-earned:

Men Finlay Wild, 2017 - 3:05:14
Ladies Jasmin Paris, 2015 - 3:38:43

Diurachs M Mark Shaw, 2002 - 3:53:24

Diurachs Dorothy Dundas, 1995 - 5:29:21​

Ileachs M Donald MacPhee, 1993 - 3:45:44

Ileachs F Sarah Clark, 2018 - 6:45:31

MV40 Billy Bland, 1988 - 3:09:36
LV40 Angela Mudge, 2012 - 3:55:35

MV50 Ian Holmes, 2016 - 3:34:48
LV50 Andrea Priestley, 2016 - 4:18:50

MV60 Kieran Carr, 2008 - 4:12:57
LV60 Wendy Dodds, 2011 - 4:59:14

MV70 Gareth Bryan-Jones, 2016 - 5:51:12

John Dare suffered a fatal heart attack on his way up to marshal at Checkpoint 4 in 2012.  He was also involved with the Scottish Islands Peaks Race.


The ‘John Dare Shield’ is

chosen by you and awarded

to a runner for outstanding

achievement in completing

both the Island Peaks Race

and Jura Fell Race back to



Please give me (Emily) your nominations before prize giving.

Previous winners of the Shield:

2013: Manny Gorman
2014: Dave Ward
2015: Alasdair Anthony
2016: Joe Symonds

2017: Outi Kamarainen & Leyre Flores
2018: Alasdair MacInnes
2019: Jill Stephen & Es Tresidder

The following people have been awarded The George Broderick Plaque for 21 completions of the race:

2009 Pete Browning

2010 Jack Holt

2010 Albert Sunter

2011 Martin Hirst

2011 Selwyn Wright

2014 Alan Kenny

2016 Ian Warhurst

2016 Roy Small

2016 Stephen Woods

2017 Ian Holmes

2017 George Scott

2017 Mark Shaw

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