Running and racing with friends from Todmorden and Calderdale on the roads, fells and cross country. Why not join us for a friendly run?
The club is going from strength to strength in many disciplines, supported by regular coached sessions for seniors and juniors and skills-shares on all aspects of running. On the fells our very own Lauren Jeska was the women’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 English Fell Running Champion, also winning the British Championship in 2012. Richard Blakeley was 2013 English V70 champion; and we were the 2011 English Ladies Fell Running Team Champions. The club has also developed a reputation as a force in the long distance world, with numerous successful Bob Graham Rounds and prize-winning mountain marathon and ultra trail performances.
Away from the fells, the club is active in other areas of athletics, with a thriving road running scene for lovers of tarmac at all distances from Park Runs to Marathons, to 24 hour races. A growing band of members have achieved recognition in the world of triathlon (including Iron Man) and duathlon. We have a thriving cycling section with regular club rides and event participation and many members also meet to swim, orienteer, climb, mountaineer, canoe and more, making arrangements on our lively forum.
Our successes never go to our heads and we remain a very friendly and sociable club, with our roots firmly in the Calderdale and South Pennines community. You are very welcome whether you just want to keep healthy or want to race. To find out more about us please have a browse around the website, get in touch, or turn up at one of our sessions
Our next official race promotion is the Hebden Bridge Fell Race on June 4th 2015.
ORCHAN ROCKS FELL RACE
In the meantime you may want to try out a tasty little offering promoted by Todmorden Harrier Dan Taylor. This is the Orchan Rocks Fell Race – a low key event staged from the Staff Of Life Inn (map) on Tuesday 28th April. Now in it’s second year, Dan’s race is an ideal opportunity to explore some lesser-known routes to the north of Todmorden’s Burnley Road valley. The route is mostly over paths and tracks but is still a testing workout – as evidenced by the Category AS status. Full details are on the Orchan Rocks website.