Calderdale Relay 2014 – Report

By Chris Roberts A few months ago we decided to enter a team for the 6 Leg, 12 person fell relay around the circular 50 mile Calderdale Way around Halifax. Despite a few dropouts we managed to find a dozen hardy Harriers willing to brave the mud and heavy rain to compete with some of the best fell running clubs in the country. All legs were successfully recced before hand and I wasn’t taking part so we were confident going into the race that nobody was going to get lost. Leg 1 – Simon … [Read more...]

60th Yorkshire Three Peaks

By Chris Roberts Horton in Ribblesdale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales was the setting for the 60th Yorkshire Three Peaks Race. It is a gruelling 23.4 mile course consisting of 5000ft of climbing. YKH had a strong contingent taking part this year with myself, Simon Collins and Tom Ratcliffe, fresh from London Marathon, taking part for the first time. We were joined by race veterans Barry Atkinson, Andrew Johnson, Robyn Hawxby and Tony Heron who were hoping their experience of the course … [Read more...]

Anniversary Waltz – report

Anniversary Waltz - Newlands Valley Horseshoe, Lake District - 19 April. report by Tony Heron. Fantastic spring conditions for the first of the big Lakeland fell races of the year - the Anniversary Waltz (11.5m/3,500ft) and Teenager with Altitude (15m/7600ft). Having done the Teenager the last two years, I opted for the Waltz this year with one eye on the Three Peaks at the weekend. The Waltz has the virtue of not only being shorter, but involves less than half the amount of climbing and, … [Read more...]

Team Victory at ‘Gisborough’ Moors Fell Race

Report by Neil Stabbs. The Knavesmire fell running contingent had another grand day out on the moors this weekend, with the longest race of the winter series – The Gisborough Moors Race, 12.5 miles and around 850m/2800ft of ascent. The route takes in a number of major summits (Captain Cook’s, Roseberry Topping, Highcliff Nab), but still manages to have a lot of good running terrain and some great views. For once, I started the race with some sort of pacing strategy in an attempt to … [Read more...]

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