Testing routes each with a tough uphill start, the older the age group the wilder the route. The older runners take in large chunks of open moorland before a long fast downhill descent with a bit of everything – moor, tracks, woodland and fast grassy slopes.
Monday 1st May 2023.
Prizes for top 3 plus lucky dip chocolate/sweet bag.
U9 – 0.9km/62m ascent - U11 – 1.7 km/125m ascent - U13 – 2.3km/152m ascent
U15 – 3.7km/187m ascent - U17/U19 – 5.3km/231m ascent
Please park in Mytholmroyd Community Centre. £1 charge will be collected to cover the costs of the parking. Any money left over will be donated to Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team to help with their upkeep.
It is a short walk to the start field so allow 15 minutes to get there.
Please DO NOT park on the road to the start.
Registration will be open on the day at 9.00am.
The races will start as follows:
U9 – 10.30am - U11/U13/U15/U17 & U19 – mass start at 10.50am
No races will start earlier than the advertised time. All runners will be required to pass through the funnelled area to the start line so a head count can be undertaken.
In view of the older age groups race routes taking runners across exposed moorland can all U13/U15/U17 & U19 runners come prepared to carry kit that complies with FRA guidelines. That means FULL kit. A decision will be made on the day by the RO as to weather non/some/all will be carriedIf that is the case then you will not be allowed to run without it. If kit is required you will be checked at the start and IMPORTANTLY AT THE FINISH. Anyone found trying to cheat these safety rules will be disqualified or prevented from running and the FRA will be informed.
U11 should bring with them at least a waterproof top having full kit is a good habit to get into.
Note to spectators from Natural England:
To help prevent moorland fires, smoking is not permitted on the race route. All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times both in the start field and out of the courses.
Please be responsible for all your own litter and kit.
Entries on the day – £1.50 for U9, £2.00 for other age groups
U9B – Harry Cliff (Calder Valley, 2019) 4:38
U9G – Clara McKee (Calder Valley, 2018) 4:28
U11B – Harry Bowen (Ambleside, 2015) 8:45
U11G – Clara McKee (Calder Valley, 2019) 8:56
U13B – Sam Almond (Eden Runners, 2014) 10:50
U13G – Clara McKee (Calder Valley, 2022) 11:06
U15B – Joshua Boyle (Hyndburn, 2014) 16:46
U15G – Eve Whitaker (Harrogate Harriers, 2019) 18:15
U17B – Alex Ediker (Buxton AC, 2017) 21:16
U17G – Amelie Lane (Wharfedale Harriers, 2022) 24:46
U19B (normal route) – Matthew Mackay (Rossendale, 2018) 21:57
U19G (normal route) – Emily Gibbins (Ilkley, 2022) 25:19
U19B (champs route) – Matt Knowles (Lancs & Morecambe AC, 2019) 31:01
U19G (champs route) – Eve Pannone (Eden Runners, 2019) 36:40