The race itself is 50 mile circular route of Calderdale with a total ascent of over 8500ft, teams are made up of 12 runners covering the whole distance split into 6 legs, with each leg run in pairs. The race starts at Clay House Park, West Vale at 8am and with strict cut off times for each leg any team finishing with the baton 6-7 hours later have done extremely well.
A good turn out for the race meant we could enter enter 2 teams, 24 of us spread across the route. Leg 1 starts in West Vale and finishes in Crag Vale, leg 2 via Stoodley Pike and into Todmorden, leg 3 boasts are steep 1 mile climb to start with before heading over to Black Shaw Head, leg 4 heads to Wainstalls passing to leg 5 runners who set off towards Shelf, from here it’s left to the leg 6 runners with a 10.5 mile sprint back to Spring hall Athletics track for the glory finish.
With the winning team completing the course in 6:00:23 Wharfedale Harriers were awarded 1st place with some magnificent leg times.
QRC A team produced a club record 13th place in a club record time of 6:55:59 and in doing so beating a host of good local running clubs, excellent work guys. In 54th came QRC B Mixed with an overall time of 8:32:27. Awesome results by all involved.
Well done to both teams and full results are available by clicking below.