Cragg15 is a community group that formed to continue the impact and enjoyment from the Tour de France racing through Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale in July 2014. Since its formation, numerous events on the longest continuous climb in England have been considered, but to recreate the TdF experience – and more importantly – create the opportunity for some iconic and safe events – a road closure was needed. Last year, after years of planning, the application for a road closure was granted, and on Sunday 24th September 2017 there was the very first ‘Cragg Challenge’ – a festival of running and cycling that was the core of a marvellous day for the participants and the whole community.
This year will build on the success of the inaugural Cragg Challenge with records from last year set be challenged anew. Whether it’s a personal record or the School Relay world record of 43 min and 9 secs, there is something to give you a goal for this year.
Andy Smith ran for Queensbury and choose to run the 10 mile finishing a respectable 52nd in a time of 1:40:25.
Well done Andy, awesome stuff