Great Lakes Fell Race

Packing in over 2000m of ascent in 21km, the Great Lakes Fell Race is reasonably described as ‘a monster’. As a long race counter for both the English and British Fell Championships this year, a stacked field of fell runners arrived in Landgale on Saturday in damp and claggy conditions. The raise starts with a long ascent up to Bowfell …

Matt FlanaganGreat Lakes Fell Race

Lakeland Traverse

A mix of runners from Todmorden Harriers, CVFR and Rossendale set off from Shap in the Eastern Lake District, traversing the entire lake district, heading for Wasdale in the West over 2 nights in a low-key, self-supported event. Runners were free to choose their own routes, with points up for grabs for peaks bagged on the way. For some, this …

Matt FlanaganLakeland Traverse

Calderdale Way Ultra

Saturday saw 81 runners from across the country tackle the challenging calderdale way ultra 52.86 miles and 2128 meters of accent which took in moorland, trails and towns of Calderdale. The runners set off from Belholme Park in Todmorden and followed the calderdale way around Calderdale to end up back in Belholme Park many hours later! Martin Davies of Todmorden …

Matt FlanaganCalderdale Way Ultra

That’s Hebden Bridge that is

120 Runners turned out for the ‘That’s so Hebden Bridge’ fell race on Thursday night. Organised by Todmorden Harriers, the 6 mile route is a great advert for the Calder Valley fell & trail running scene, boasting a fast and furious (and extremely steep) climb up to Stoodley pike via Erringden Moor, taking in a mixture of some of the …

Matt FlanaganThat’s Hebden Bridge that is

JD completes his BG!

The Bob Graham Round is a fell running challenge in the English Lake District. It is named after Bob Graham (1889–1966), a Keswick guest-house owner, who in June 1932 broke the Lakeland Fell record by traversing 42 fells within a 24-hour period. Todmorden Harriers Jo Daniels successfully became a member of this elite club by completing the round in 23 hours 46 …

Matt FlanaganJD completes his BG!

Isle of Jura

Saturday saw the classic Scottish fell race fondly known as ‘Jura’ take place in tough weather conditions on the Isle of Jura, one of most beautiful Scottish islands. One of the toughest British fell races at this distance (17 miles) with rough terrain, taking in 7 mountain summits and with nearly 8,000 feet of climbing this race isn’t for the …

Matt FlanaganIsle of Jura