Fire fighters 5 12th Aug 2018

A race run over the ‘classic’ 5 mile distance. The 2018 Firefighters 5 (formerly the West Yorkshire 5) takes place on Sunday 12th August starting at 10:30am.  Its once again hosted by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Bradford Airedale Athletics Club. 

A fantastic local event which always fills up fast, also a great distance to use as a stepping stone before competing at the 10k distance.

104th Stephen Brook 41:53

177th Peter Wood 47:44

237th Kirsty Russell 55:54

256th Helen Gibbons 1:02:35

Well done to you all, great running.


Denholme Doddle 21st July 2018

Sorry for the late report Carl. 

The doddle is a challenge walk and trail running event that revives the Harden Hard’un. It follows almost the same 27 mile route but starts and finishes in the village of Denholme three miles from Harden and seven miles west of Bradford. Half of the route is on open moorland with outstanding views. It passes Top Withins (Wuthering Heights) and other well known beauty spots in the Bronte Country. Walkers and runners are welcome.

All proceeds from this event will go directly to Mpika Village of Hope, a registered charity which cares for orphaned children in Zambia. 

Distances are 27 miles, 21 miles or 17 miles. The time limit for all distances is 11.5 hours.

There will be six checkpoints with good refreshments spaced throughout the route. 

A massive well done to Carl Heron for taking on the 27 miles, with over 4000ft of ascent Carl finished 2nd overall 4:59:41. 

Awesome work Carl,  what an inspiration you are. 

YVAA Halifax 8th August 2018

Arguably the fastest track of the series saw some fast times over this 6 mile route, starting from behind the Springhall running track and out along the canal towards Copley before returning along the riverbank and back to the finish.

Stacey Cleal finishing as 7th lady overall gaining 144 valuable points moving into 4th in the F50 category, with her 6th result still to come from any of the remaining 3 fixtures.

Carl Heron showing the young guns of Simon and Andy D the way home with a fine performance finishing 28th, 29th + 31st with just 13 seconds separating the trio. 

Zoe H staying in 6th place in the F40 cat. with a fine 46th and 105 points.

Wasim holding onto 6th in the M35’s but with some good runners still to finish 6 races can he stay in the top 10, lets hope so.

Lee H fighting for a top 10 in M40’s should achieve that with another race to get his 6 qualifying races in.

Andy D needs to push on to get into the top 3 in M45’s, he has a good chance should results go his way. Andy S also sitting in 8th but could be under pressure by runners from  Stadium and Stainland.

Simon Brady is sitting pretty in 2nd in M50’s having run 6 qualify races. 

Carl Heron having only run 4 races should move up barring any disasters should make top 3/4.

With Steve Brook making his 1st appearance this series, we have a runner in the M70’s. 

Well done all, next race 22nd August at West vale.


York 10k 5th August 2018

At arguably the most beautiful 10K in the UK. The Asda Foundation York 10K, now in its tenth year, offers a rare chance to run through the ancient streets of the Viking capital of the North.  When it comes to stunning scenery, the York 10K is hard to beat. For those of you chasing that all illusive PB, this flat and fast course offers plenty of potential.

Well done to the 3 ladies that took part Jo and the 2 Louise’s, great stuff, we hope you enjoyed your race.

Jo Robinson 58:35 PB

Louise Foxall 1:05:37 PB?

Louise Hayton 1:14:12 PB?





Round Hill Fell Race 5th August 2018

8.7 miles / 1100ft, 11.00 am – A Tour of Blubberhouses Moor, visiting Round Hill and a couple of bogs….and no they hadn’t dried out!

With the course record  broken in style by City of York’s Tim Stratton, 53:07, Alistair Galt did amazingly well to finish in 14th place in a time of 1:03:47 just 10 minutes outside of the winner.

Well done Alistair, I’ll add some photo’s should I come across any.


The highest running club in England, probably.