Meet Mytholmroyd Community Centre (see map at the bottom of this page) between 10.00 and 10.15 am
Come along and dip your toe in the mud and see if this is the sport for you. We’re holding a have a go day at the same time as our club winter handicap race (where the slowest runners set off first and the fastest runners have to try and catch up with them!), so you’ll get to see club members of all abilities chase each other to Stoodley Pike and back. We will lead you on a run along the same route, but will pace it so that everyone runs at their own speed and no one gets left behind. We’ll tailor the distance on the day, so you won’t have to run all the way to Stoodley (5.5 miles there and back) if it’s too far for you, but we will push you to do the best you can!
You should have a reasonable level of fitness – we will be walking briskly up hill (we might try an run a little bit!) and then running along the flatter sections – but you don’t need to be a runner to come along. Lots of our members started out as mountain bikers, cyclists, or just keen long distance walkers.
You don’t need any fancy kit, but do come dressed for the weather. It will be colder and windier on top of the moor than it is in the valley, so please bring a windproof (and ideally waterproof) top, hat, gloves, and trainers that you are prepared to get muddy. It is also a good idea to wear leggings rather than tracksuit bottoms, as tracksuits can get very heavy when wet. Fell or trail shoes will give you more grip than road shoes, but are not essential.
You might also want to bring some warm dry clothes to put on afterwards so you can join us in the pub to celebrate your efforts.
Any questions, please call Hannah on 07531 240 966.