The Blue Pig Todmorden
Address: Midgehole Road, Midgehole, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7AL
This months pack run will start from : Midgehole Working Men’s Club (aka The Blue Pig) Midgehole Road, Midgehole, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7AL
All groups start at our regular time of 7pm.
All are welcomed (encouraged) for great beer and food in the pub afterwards.
The pub will be serving a different, homemade runners special each week, with a vegan or meat option.
Food will need to be pre-ordered by noon on Monday before each packrun via the Forum, Facebook or Text (to Stu 07721 432378)
NO CARDS! The Blue Pig is cash only.
There is limited parking available at the Blue Pig but the access road is very rough. The National Trust car park at Hardcastle crags is only 100m away and free after 6pm.
Group leaders are advised to carry a first aid kit (kits are available from the boot of the chairman’s car).
See the homepage for the latest Covid 19 guidance.
People gather at the “pub of the month” in time for a 7.00pm start (6.45 in April and September). There are usually 3 or 4 groups of varying abilities and all will do a variation of the same basic route – which will be decided on the night according to weather etc. The faster groups go faster and thus run further.
No! You don’t have to be a member to come along and run with us. In fact, pack runs are an ideal way to get to know us and find out whether Tod Harriers is the club for you.
Appropriate running kit and shoes for the weather and terrain. If on the fells bring a waterproof taped-seam cagoule with a hood and overtrousers, hat, gloves, whistle and a mobile in a bumbag or rucsac in addition to what you set off in. If it is dark bring a head torch or hand torch and something reflective or hi-viz. A change of clothing for afterwards….oh – and money for food and liquid refreshment if desired.
We don’t set out to cover a certain distance – the aim is to stay out for 60-90mins. Daylight pack runs tend to last longer than dark, winter pack runs because it is less cold and more fun. If you are worried about not keeping up start out with a slow group and move up a level next week if it was too slow. During a pack run the faster runners in a group will stop at regular intervals to allow everyone to catch up. Don’t worry – you won’t be “dropped” and left on your own.
Most people turn up ready to run. The pub won’t mind you using their toilets to get changed in before or after the run. And there’s the car. Some people don’t bother and just get on with it in the car park!
We carefully choose pack run venues that provide affordable food – you’ve come straight from work and will be starving after the run. Quite often they will put on a “special” for us. If you are vegetarian we insist that the pub will provide for you. You don’t have to stay on after the run – eat at home to avoid the expense.
Of course you can – it’s a pub isn’t it! Just because you’re injured/unwell/resting/can’t be bothered doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the social scene!
“…it can feel a bit daunting on your own as there are so many people with often different faces every week, but everyone is so welcoming this wasn’t a problem.”
Upcoming 2022 venues
June: Bridge End WMC, Todmorden
July: The New Delight, Colden