Calder Valley Fell Runners – 11th October
Closer to home and in far more pleasant conditions, Sunday 8th October, saw a group of red & white hooped runners enjoying the Autumnal sunshine around Brontë Country at the well-organised Within’s Skyline fell race. The 6.2-mile race, with its 820ft of ascent, takes in a steep climb and plenty of bogs, as racers slog up to Top Withins, before enjoying some fast downhill trails back to Penistone Hill, via the famous Brontë Bridge.
Our amazingly talented juniors – photo courtesy of Woodentops
Whilst provisional results had yet to be published on going to press, this year, Phil Wells was the first CVFR over the line in 22nd place overall. He was followed Tristan Watson in 52nd place, with veteran runners Andrew Davies & Anthony Costello respectively 63rd & 74th overall, & Andy Smith the fifth CVFR to complete the course in 120th place overall.
– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: catherine jones
English Schools Fell Running Championship
A smiling Clara taking the yr 7 title
Seven CVRF junior members represented their schools at the prestigious 13th English Schools Fell Running Championships held on 26th September 2021 at Sedbergh School Cumbria. Fell runners from across the country competed in this keenly contested championship race. The course including a challenging steep ascent were runners could be seen winding up the open fell above Sedbergh.
Clare McKee (Calder High) ran a fantastic race and stormed into first place winning both the Year 7 and Year 7 girls race. Joseph Stone (Ryburn School) came 10th Noah de Wit (Calder High) came 39th and Ted Parker (Ryburn School) came 71st in the Year 7 race.
Thomas McKee came in 13th and Wynn Standish came 62nd in a competitive field of 131 runners in the year 8/9 race. Year 11/12 saw James Aitken have a solid run.
The prizes were presented by well-known fell runner Nicky Spinks.
– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: tim brooks