WEST YORKSHIRE WINTER LEAGUE

There was a festive feel to Sunday’s WYWL over in Dewsbury as the organisers also encouraged runners to wear festive clothing during the 5 mile muddy course. 577 runners took part in the second race of the series and Toddies celebrated by lifting the team 4 places off the foot of the table, the first time in 5 years. Due …

Matt FlanaganWEST YORKSHIRE WINTER LEAGUE

Lee Mill Fell Relay 2019

As ever much muddy fun was to be had at the Lee Mill Fell Relay. This year didn’t fail to deliver, being quite possibly the boggiest yet! The relay event is set in the Lee Mill Quarry site near Bacup and each team comprises four runners. All four runners run individually over a challenging 10.7k fell race course that reaches …

Matt FlanaganLee Mill Fell Relay 2019

David Staff Memorial Fell race

Just a single Toddie took part in the David Staff memorial fell race on Sunday. Louise Abdy tested herself on this 6km route with around 300m of climb up to Darwen Tower. She ran a great race and finished in 53.50 for 108th place.

Matt FlanaganDavid Staff Memorial Fell race

West Yorkshire Winter League Cross Country

Sunday saw the first race in the West Yorkshire Winter League, superbly hosted by Baildon Runners. The forecast heavy rain failed to materialise but that didn’t prevent the event having, as promised, plenty of mud. The Todmorden Harriers turnout was slightly reduced due to the large number of events taking place locally during the weekend, but those that did take …

Matt FlanaganWest Yorkshire Winter League Cross Country

Penmaenmawr Fell Race

On Saturday three Todmorden Harriers and three Calder Valley runners visited North Wales to run the Penmaenmawr Fell Race over the Cerrig Gwynion hills. 161 runners tackled the course which is fast and runnable apart from the initial steep climb and a boggy traverse mid-section. Calder Valley’s John Emberton was 2nd Vet55 in 34th place, Phil Scarf was next Calder …

Matt FlanaganPenmaenmawr Fell Race

Full Tour of Pendle

As part of Todmorden Harriers Grand Prix last Saturday’s Full Tour of Pendle Fell Race saw a strong Todmorden Harriers turnout. This winter classic weaves its way back and forth over Pendle Hill, starting in Barley and heading up to the Trig before striding across Pendle and Mearley Moor towards the Nick of Pendle. A steep climb takes runners up …

Matt FlanaganFull Tour of Pendle