This is a very beautiful, but very demanding Category A fell race with around 1000ft of climb in 3.5 miles. It features stoney trails, boggy ground, steep climbs and technical descents, several “wet feet” stream crossings, tussocks, ravines, waterfalls and steep stone steps …. with a fast, runnable downhill finish.
The 1st running of the event hosted by Halifax Harriers saw 60 runners take on the course, a mix up with the route markers led to some confusion of the race route but I’m sure Nick Small and his team will learn from these issue’s and the race will become more popular in the future.
The race was eventually won by Ben Crowther of Halifax, with our very hunk Tom C. finishing joint 2nd after a stewards enquiry.
The EvenSplits Leeds 5K Race Series is staged at the Brownlee Centre Cycle Circuit in Leeds. The series consists of ten, monthly, 5K road races split into an A race and a B race. The A race is for those who expect to run sub-22:30 and the B race for those who expect to run 22:30 or above.
Well done to Kevin Murray for taking part last night, Kevin finished the B race in 25:48.
Do you know what a prostate is, where it is and what’s it’s for? Around 42,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year and we’re proud to improve awareness and support the annual 5K ‘Are You Taking the P’ run on the 16th June with York Against Cancer.
York’s male only 5k charity run is in it’s 10th year, well done to Phillip Lickley for racing for this great cause, Phil finished in a time of 22:02 (strava).
OK folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from the Raggalds. a) Chris W – something off-road over moorland and local trails; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi b) Andy S – something off-road; about 7-8 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi c) Phil L – a run through Thornton and back; about 6.7 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile d) Darren J – off-road (Total Warrior prep?); about 5 miles; pace 12 min/mile e) Steve B – NOT RUNNING THIS WEEK f) Dianne S – route TBD; about 4-5 miles; pace 10:30 min/mile g) Lynn H – route will require “Perseverance”; about 3.5 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile h) Martin F – if any takers; about 2.5 miles; pace 12+ min/mile
Part of the South Huddersfield Trail and Road series this race is 9km of 100% trail around the stunning Digley Reservoir area
The School Run is a scenic and challenging course entirely off road. Run down from Holme School to Digley reservoir on little know paths before running a figure of 8 shaped course on hilly and varied trails. Climb back to finish. Approx 9km.
Well done to Joanna Lockwood once again taking on the series challenge.
Joanna finished 32nd and 4th lady in 53:16
Well done Joanna
The next race in the series is the Holme Valley 5 miler on the 28th June.