Eddie’s Revenge

30 June Over in Shaw, Oldham, a gorgeous summer evening provided the backdrop for the short but challenging Eddie’s Revenge fell race. Only 3.8 miles, but with 1100 feet of all runnable climbing, it is a real lung-buster of a race around quarries, woods, and open moorland, excellently organised by Middleton Harriers. Duncan Cannon was the only Todmorden Harrier in …

Matt FlanaganEddie’s Revenge

Cragg Vale Fell Race

Wednesday 30th June 2021 The popular local event Cragg Valley fell race returned with a bang this year. Due to the ongoing pandemic entry numbers were limited to 100 and quickly sold out. The lovely summer evening saw 24 Todmorden Harriers taking part in this super evening race, run from the heart of the Cragg Vale village. The first Todmorden …

Matt FlanaganCragg Vale Fell Race

Grizedale

The Grizedale Marathon is a stunning race, with a course that snakes through the Grizedale forest skirting the shores of Lake Windermere. The route includes about 1,000 meters of ascent and decent and a mixture of rocky paths and muddy tracks with stunning views of the Lake District. The race was won by Lewis Bowness of Helm Hill Runners, in …

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Cowm Res.

22 June saw the return of the Andy O’Sullivan Cowm 5k road race. The route has been adjusted and now features a dizzyingly fast downhill start followed by 2 clockwise laps of the reservoir then the usual fast downhill finish. Several Toddies were out to enjoy a warm dry evenings racing. The first Toddie to cross the line was Darren …

Matt FlanaganCowm Res.

Ennerdale Horseshoe

Ennerdale Horseshoe Fell race. English Champs 2021, race 1. 12/06/21 Saturday saw the first serious return to fell racing since the pandemic started with the running of Ennerdale as the first counter in this years English Championship. And what a one to start with! At nearly 23 miles and 7,500 ft of climbing it’s not for the faint hearted. It …

Matt FlanaganEnnerdale Horseshoe

Blackstone Edge fell race – 19/05/21

Blue skies greeted the 183 runners who gathered for the first mass-start race in these parts for over 14 months. This race may be short at 3.5 miles but it packs a punch with 1200ft of ascent. A lung-busting climb over tussocky ground up to the trig point, a middle section along the rocky ridge line to catch your breath …

Matt FlanaganBlackstone Edge fell race – 19/05/21