Heptonstall Fell Race

Heptonstall Fell Race, 19 March 2017 Race Report by Darren Graham 247 runners faced the rain, wind and bogs for the ever popular Heptonstall fell race. At just over 15 miles with over 3000ft of climbing, it is a popular event many runners love to do each year. The route takes the runners over a mixture of steep-sided wooded valleys, …

Matt FlanaganHeptonstall Fell Race

Hobble kicks off the Ultra Champs

Haworth Hobble, 11 March 2017 Race Report by Paul Alexander On Saturday 11th March, the ever popular 32 mile Haworth Hobble took place, combining some of the best Pennine paths over the moors from Haworth with some of Calderdale’s iconic features such as Stoodley Pike. With 4400ft of elevation, this longstanding ultra distance course saw 367 competitors take to the …

Matt FlanaganHobble kicks off the Ultra Champs

Black Combe

Black Combe Fell Race, 11 March 2017 Race Report by Paul Alexander Just two Toddies took part in the Black Combe fell race in Cumbria. The mist came down on the 168 runners taking on this 13km course with a brutal 1000m of elevation gain making for an interesting navigational test. First home was Carl Bell of Keswick AC in …

Matt FlanaganBlack Combe

Tod Wins at Pendle

Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round, 4 March 2017 Pictured are Annie Roberts who won fastest young athlete (of both genders!), and Rebecca Patrick who won the ladies race. The elevation graphic above shows how the race is a tale of three climbs, all of which are just about runnable, though at times walking felt like the faster option! The rest of …

Matt FlanaganTod Wins at Pendle

Worster Takes the Toddy

Red Hot Toddy 10k, 5 March 2017 Race report by Jo Daniels The weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of the runners toeing the start line of the annual Red Hot Toddy 10km road race on Sunday. Todmorden Harriers have long put on the event, but Sunday saw only the second running of the event over the new course that was …

Matt FlanaganWorster Takes the Toddy