Red Rose XC League – Bolton – Race 3

Red Rose XC League – Bolton Saturday saw Todmorden Harriers ladies’ and men’s cross country teams out in force again at the third race in the Red Rose Cross County series. This time Bolton’s Leverhulme Park was the venue, providing an undulating course with a bit of everything; paths, grass, short, sharp and slippery climbs and of course mud (lots …

Paul BranniganRed Rose XC League – Bolton – Race 3

Mist Doesn’t Cramp Paul’s Style at Pendle

The Tour Of Pendle The clag was down on Saturday for Clayton-Le-Moors Harriers’ flagship race, The Tour of Pendle. This classic, end of season race is without doubt one of the toughest the Pennines has to offer, packing in nearly 5000 feet of climb in just shy of 17 miles. It’s hard to believe this hill can pack in such …

Paul BranniganMist Doesn’t Cramp Paul’s Style at Pendle

Gee Up There At Top of Fell Table

Harriers versus Cyclists The annual Harriers versus Cyclists, organised by the Bingley Harriers, is an intriguing challenge of an event. It pits runners and cyclists against each other over the same course at the same time. The mud quotient was reasonably high for this year’s event, which saw a new course and thus new record times to be set. The …

Paul BranniganGee Up There At Top of Fell Table

It’s Muddy. It’s Cross Country. Plus the Half Trog.

Red Rose Cross Country League – Chorley With torrential downpours greeting the world on Saturday morning, this could mean only one thing; cross country. Runners gathered at Astley Park in Chorley for the second of the Red Rose Cross Country League races. The rain stopped by the afternoon but the sticky, muddy conditions made for some great racing. Todmorden Harriers …

Paul BranniganIt’s Muddy. It’s Cross Country. Plus the Half Trog.

Clwydianed Up (and Down)

The Todmorden Harriers Fell Championships took a rare trip to Wales last Sunday for the Clwydian Hills Fell Race, the penultimate race of the Championships. The race was a tough Category A Medium race of 9 miles and 3000 feet of climbs. This culminated in a hands and knees scramble up an impossibly steep gully to the top of Moel …

Paul BranniganClwydianed Up (and Down)