Borrowdale Fell Race

Report by Giles Hawking The Borrowdale  Race is one of the 'Classic' English Fell races, a 17 mile beast that  climbs  Englands highest mountain Scafell Pike 977m  , followed by Great Gable 899m and Dalehead 753m. The ground under your feet varies from knee/waist deep bogs, hard to navigate barren fell tops, mountain tops covered in broken slabs of rock which you hopefully leap from one to another, and perilous descents of loose scree or tussocky grass and protuding rock. All of which vie for … [Read more...]

Great Team Effort at Calderdale Way Relay

Knavesmire Harriers returned on 17 May for a second attempt at the Calderdale Way Relay Race. A massive event , comprising six legs run in pairs over the steep  hills and along the canals and valleys  of the Halifax area. The hotly contested race is now in it's 31st year and regularly attracts nearly 100 teams of 12 from across the North . In the weeks prior to the race most of the  Knavesnmire contingent had on a least one occasion made the trip over to West Yorkshire to recce their leg, and … [Read more...]

Intro to Fell Running Big Success…

On Saturday 14th March the first Knavesmire "Intro to Fell Running" session was held with over 20 members heading out to Carlton Bank on the North Yorkshire Moors. After a brief overview of fell running including race categories, required kit and footwear we set out towards Clay Bank. We split into three ability groups covering between 4 to 8 miles and ranging from 1 to 5 climbs. There were regular stops after each climb for people to change up or down groups, which some committee members … [Read more...]

Last Call for Calderdale…

Last Call for Calderdale…. 2015 sees the 31st running of the Calderdale Way Relay on Sunday 17th May. This is Britain’s biggest club-run off-road event with around 90 teams and over 1,000 runners taking part in the 2014 edition. We’re looking for runners to join the Knavesmire teams hoping to take part in this year’s event. 20 runners have signed up already, so we need 4 more runners (plus a few reserves) to give us enough for a second team. The Calderdale Way route follows a 50-mile loop … [Read more...]

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