Juniors faster than any bunnies

Calder Valley Fell Runners – 11 April 2022

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It was a blustery evening in Haworth for the return of the Bunny Runs on Tuesday the 5th April, having last been run in 2019.  Famous for it’s bountiful of chocolate prizes 163 Juniors and Seniors set off on the 2.7 mile circuit around Penistone Hill.  It was the first in a series of 4 races held over the same course on consecutive weeks around Easter.

Clara working hard to hold of Cam

Overall winner of the night was Jack Cummings of Ilkley Harriers in a time of 15.52, with Rebecca Flaherty of Bingley going on to claim the overall ladies title in a time of 17.28.

Thomas running hard to the end

Calder Valley Fell Runners’ juniors trounced the seniors on the night.  Despite only turning 12 on 1st April, Calder Valley’s Clara McKee is no April fool. She was 3rd lady behind Rebecca Flaherty and under 17 Amelie Lane of Wharfedale. There’s no under 13 classification at the Bunny Run so she was in the under 15s. It makes her run absolutely amazing. Her brother Thomas had a fabulous run coming 3rd under 15 and only a few seconds behind Elijah Peers Webb who is an under 19. Wynn Standish said he had his best race result ever.

Must have been the mash potatoes that Trudi (Clara and Thomas’s mum) cooked before the race.  This family surely must be in contention for the fastest family prize at the Bunny Run Relay on the 26th April.

– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: tim brooks

A taste of the fells

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We’re so excited that our Taste of the Fells group starts Tuesday 3rd May for 6 weeks.

🇦🇹 Have you ever wanted to try fell running?
🇦🇹 Do you regularly run 5m/8k?
🇦🇹 Want to experience balmy summer evenings like this?

Now’s the chance to find out more – and what it’s like to run with a friendly supportive group in the the beautiful South Pennine landscape … and it’s FREE.

Appropriate for all speeds of regular runners who want to find out what it’s like to go up and down steep hills (hopefully in the summer sunshine

If you haven’t yet got a pair of fell shoes bring your grippiest trainers, and a cagoule or extra layer for the moors. And do stop for a drink with us afterwards.

To join in the fun all you need to do is be there at 6.30pm for 6.45pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, HX7 5AF.

We’ll see you there – we can’t wait.

For more information email membership@cvfr.co.uk

Juniors at Pendle

Calder Valley Fell Runners – 4th April 2022

Pendle Fell Race is a short, sharp affair over 4.5 miles with 1,500ft of climbing for the senior race and a range of distances for the different age categories for the juniors.

Joseph running a strong race for 3rd place. Photo courtesy of Woodentops

The junior races, a counter in the club’s junior championship, are run on a parallel course to the seniors on a mix of track, trail and fell. The route runs up to Buttock Farm, climbs towards the Trig point before turning back at a designated point depending upon age category.

Charlie obviously enjoying the race with a thumbs up. Photo courtesy of Woodentops

Calder Valley had junior boys competing in the U13 and U17 categories. The younger boys put on a great show for the club with Joseph Stone taking overall 2nd place in the U13s (14mins 23secs) and Thomas Burton (19mins 08secs) and Ted Parker (20mins 31secs) all securing top 20 places over the 2.38km course. The U17s was equally competitive and Charlie Pickens ran a good race covering the 4.4km and 245m of elevation in 22mins and o4secs to secure 5th place overall in the age category.

– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: MARC COLLETT