Club Competitions

As a club member you will have the opportunity to take on club mates in a series of competitions throughout the year.  These are not just about who is fastest on any one route.  We have championships that require you to be a steady all rounder or handicap events that require you to demonstrate that you are trying harder than everyone else whatever your ability.

Club Championships run throughout the year and have a series of events both local and further afield at various distances.  These tend to get a good turnout of CVFR runners so even if you aren’t expecting to win any prizes then they will still offer a good opportunity for you to discover great new races and get to run with fellow club members. 

Ultra Championships are for those who are looking to step up their distance somewhat and consist of a number of full days out in the hills.  

The CVFR Summer Series is based around a selection of short runs taking place during the summer months.  As well as being on quick courses, this is also going to be a quick series, with not long to wait from the start of the series to learning the results at the end. 

 The Summer Handicap and Winter Handicap are races where anyone in the club stands a chance of being first over the line.  Through the race stats that have been gathered throughout the preceding years the number machine will produce a start time for each runner that theoretically will results in a dead heat across the entire field.  It is then simply down to you to put in that extra bit of effort on race day.

Various Score Events take place through the year, some in daylight, some in the dark.  These are orienteering activities where you have to get to as many control points as possible within a given time.  Here map reading skills are just as important as running fast.  These dates vary and will usually be well advertised on the facebook group and group email.  Often the score events might be opened up to neighbouring clubs, and likewise we might be invited to their competitions.

Results from previous years can be found on the Historic Results page, along with race ratings from previous years.

Forthcoming Competition Races

(the full list for 2020 can be found here)

Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Date & time: Sat 8th Feb 2020 at 10:00 Distance: 14.5km / 9m Climb: 390m / 1280ft Venue: Littleborough Rugby Club, Rakewood Rd, Littleborough, OL15 0AP (nr campsite behind Hollingworth Lake) Pre-entry fee: £10.00 Website: race info at
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Date & time: Sun 1st Mar 2020 at 11:30 Distance: 8km / 5m Climb: 401m / 1316ft Venue: Wells Rd, Ilkley, LS29 9RF. Pre-entry fee: £6.00 Website: race info at
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Date & time: Sat 7th Mar 2020 at 10:00 Distance: 38.6km / 24m Climb: 1220m / 4003ft Venue: Dysart Arms, OL5 9BT Pre-entry fee: £11.20 Website: race info at
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Date & time: Sat 14th Mar 2020 at 08:00 Distance: 51km / 31.7m Climb: 1340m / 4396ft Venue: Haworth Primary School, Rawdon Road, Haworth, BD22 8DW. Pre-entry fee: Not specified Website: race info at
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Date & time: Sun 29th Mar 2020 at 11:30 Distance: 24.8km / 15.4m Climb: 966m / 3169ft Venue: The Cross Inn, Heptonstall, HX7 7NB Entry on day fee: £10.00 Website: race info at