Hilly Half

Hendon Brook Half Marathon, 8 July Report by Darren Graham On Sunday, the Grand Prix continued with the road champs section over at Marsden Park in Nelson. The Hendon Brook race is a hilly 13.5 mile route taking over 2100ft of climbing, so a test for any runner. 6 Toddies were among the 186 runners who took the race on …

Matt FlanaganHilly Half

Annie Wins Heptonstall

Heptonstall Festival Fell Race, 7 July Report by Rebecca Patrick Last Saturday ten Todmorden Harriers took part in the local Heptonstall Festival Fell Race. The race starts in Heptonstall and plunges down to the Craggs and then up to High Brown Knowl and back again, a total of 5.9 miles involving 1627 feet of climb. Conditions were hot and the …

Matt FlanaganAnnie Wins Heptonstall

Alderman’s Ascent

Alderman’s Ascent Fell Race, 5 July Report by Darren Graham The 3rd Alderman’s Ascent took place on Thursday evening. The race looked in doubt due to the recent moorland fires but they were far enough away for the race to continue. &3 runners took on the 8k race with over 400 meters of climbing. The heat was tough enough for …

Matt FlanaganAlderman’s Ascent

Annie Scorches to Victory at Stoodley Pike

Stoodley Pike Fell Race, 3 July Report by Jo Daniels Stoodley Pike was bathed in summer sunshine on Tuesday for the annual dash to the eponymous monument and back. 81 runners opted to miss the England match in return for the opportunity to race the 3.1 mile route across the West Yorkshire moorland. The heat made for tough conditions, especially …

Matt FlanaganAnnie Scorches to Victory at Stoodley Pike

Peter wins at Halifax

Halifax Half Marathon, 1st July Report by Paul Alexander Peter Kerridge stayed closer to home to run the hilly Halifax half marathon. This race starts off close to the centre and incorporates a tough climb up Mount Tabor and into Mixenden before taking a long descent back to the start. Peter put in a sterling performance to win the race …

Matt FlanaganPeter wins at Halifax

The Final Picnic

The Final Picnic Marathon, 1st July Report by Paul Alexander Paul Alexander headed south for the “Final Picnic Marathon” on Sunday to take on the last ever staging of the very challenging off-road marathon course based around Box Hill which is billed as the toughest marathon distance in Britain. This unique race followed a double out-and-back course with the race …

Matt FlanaganThe Final Picnic