The Bunny Runs are a series of weekly spring fell races held at Penistone Hill above Haworth. Bunny Run Two was held on the 11th of April. Three speedy laps of the quarry giving a three mile route with about 300ft of climbing mean that juniors 12 years and over can race against the adults. Always fast and furious races they suit the shorter distance specialists. 800 metre track star Max Wharton was out to win this weeks race for his fell club, Calder Valley.
However the win was not for Max, who came third in 15mins 35secs. The race was won clearly by James Hall of Wharfedale in 14:51, only ten seconds behind the course record. It was Hall’s third win at this race. Jack Wood of Ilkley just managed to hold off Wharton for 2nd in 15:22.
Lindsey Oldfield was 11th woman in 20:06 with with Wharfdale’s under 15 Alice Jones winning in 18:53. Calder’s Jack Denton had a good run to come 26th in 17:39 and Max’s dad, Mark, was third V50 in 19:09 behind Bingley’s Ian Holmes and Barlick’s Chris Smales.
Always popular, perhaps because of the large range of chocolate based prizes, the next Bunny Run (number 3) is on the 18th April and the Bunny Run Relays are on the 25th April.
Full Calder Results;
3rd Max Wharton 15:35
26th Jack Denton 17:39
35th Tristan Sheard 18:15
49th Mark Wharton 19:09
67th Erik Powell (U15) 19:49
77th Lindsey Oldfield 20:06
88th Elio Beesley (U15) 20:29
104th Matthew Murray 21:08
110th Lucas Greenwood (U17) 21:25
124th Alex Duffield (U15) 21:56
174th Elijah Peers-Webb (U15) 23:25
215th Steven Cavell 25:55
The legendary Rivington Pike Fell Race was held last Saturday. A couple of Calder Valley runners headed over into Lancashire. Dave Hammond was 91st in 23:32 and CalvinFerguson was 183rd in 26:50.
– Calder Valley News Reporter: Tim Brooks –