Club Competitions 2019

It’s a dark damp evening, so put the fire on, make a hot chocolate and get your 2019 diary out. The selection has been made for the races to appear in the club competitions next year.

They are listed below, and can also be filtered out from the website calendar.  (See the feed at the foot of this post which highlights all the races that are in any of the competitions)

Full details of the competition rules can be found on the competitions page, in the members area of the website, which also provides a list of the races within each competition.

Ultra Champs Races 2019
Date /
Sat 09/03/19
Haworth Hobble
This classic 32 mile route is once again on the RunFurther calendar so will count towards that series aswell as the club ultra series.
Opens for entries on 13 January
Sat 13/04/19
Calderdale Hike
The Calderdale Hike has been run by 24th St Paul’s Scout Group since 1979.
There are 2 routes offered by the organisers, but only the longer (40 mile) version will get you any Ultra Champs points.
Sat 27/04/19
Battle your way over 61 miles and 11,000 feet of Yorkshire’s finest countryside. This event is a challenge that we frequently see Calder Valley’s ultra runners taking on.
Fri 10/05/19
Ultra Snowdonia
Fully marked routes taking in the most scenic areas of Northern Snowdonia.
Many of the aid stations offering hot food and fresh locally ground coffee.
£20 discount and extended early bird discount to CVFR members taking part thanks to one of our own being on the organising team.
Either distance (50 or 100mile) can be run to count equally towards CVFR Ultra Champs. (calculation will be based upon the first finisher for whichever event you join)
Summer Series Races 2019
Date /
Thu 30/05/19
That’s So Hebden Bridge (BM)
This is a tough but accessible first fell race, popular with our back to the fells runners and experienced runners alike. This race sets off our summer series with a 6.5mile, fully flagged, run to Stoodley Pike and back.
Tue 11/06/19
Bridestone (AS)
Fell race that goes past the famous Bridestone and takes in some of the lesser used paths in the upper Calder Valley. A short fast race with steep climbs, fast tracks and demon descents, something for everyone.
Wed 26/06/19
Cragg Vale (BS)
This event, put on by the residents of the village, is based from Cragg Vale Church.
Run over local terrain you will already know most of this route.  Beer and Butties are served up in the church afterwards.
Just don’t forgot your midge repellent for the finish line.
Tuesday night in July
Club Handicap – Date TBC 
This members only race sees you pitted against your own ability. With calculated start times the winner on the night will be whoever pulls enough extra out of the bag. However your elapsed time on the night will also go towards summer series points.
Bring some beer money for the pub after, where a great spread of sandwiches are laid on.
Wed 21/08/19
Golf Ball (BS)
Named after the Golf Ball weather radar, that may or may not be visible through the mist. This race has a mix of hard packed and boggy routes, and plenty of climbing for a short race, you will be glad to get back to The Glory pub afterwards.
Sat 31/08/19
Blackshaw Head Fete (BS)
All profits will be donated to local charities.
Entry on the day (£4) plus a donation to enter the fete field. No pre-entry. Entry limit 150.


Club Champs Counters 2019

Date /
Name /
Sun 03/02/19
Mickleden Straddle (BL)
Pre Entry Only – Nav Required – GPS Allowed
An exposed route run in winter – previous experience required and cut off at CP1.
Sun 24/03/19
Heptonstall (BL)
This partially flagged 15 mile route includes over 3000 feet of climbing.
See website for cut off details.
Tuesdays in April
Bunny Run (CS)
While the relays will not count towards the club champs, you can do any or many of the 3 bunny runs and your best result will be used to calculate champs points.

Tue 2nd Apr 2019 at 19:00
Tue 9th Apr 2019 at 19:00
Tue 16th Apr 2019 at 19:00

Sat 13/04/19
Wardle Skyline (BM)
Limited Parking at Watergrove Reservoir, car share as usual.
Proceeds to Scouts and Rossendale MRT.
Wed 22/05/19
Blackstone Edge (AS)
Head on over to Littleborough to face the bogs of doom and possibly win some of fell runnings most sought after prizes.
Mon 27/05/19
Austwick Amble (BM)
Celebrate the long weekend with The Austwick Amble Fell Race in the Yorkshire Dales.
Pre Entry via SiEntries though will most probably have spaces left for entry on the day.
Sun 02/06/19
Edenfield (BM)
A Sunday morning run out on the moors above Rawtenstall.
Entry on the day.
Wed 19/06/19
Brown Wardle (and A Bit Moor) (AS)
A tough midweek short race with beer at the end.
Tue 02/07/19
Stoodley Pike (BS)
Starting at Top Brink Inn, the route to Stoodley and back is one of the quickest approaches to this historic landmark, though still offers plenty of climbing and a rather exhilerating descent.
Don’t forget to head back to the pub after for chips and recovery drinks.
Sat 06/07/19
Heptonstall Festival (AS)
Come along to the festival, run this short race and you have then burnt off enough calories to enjoy guilt free beer and market food while the bands play. (though don’t drink too much as you are up early in the morning)
Sun 07/07/19
Skiddaw (AM)
Shake Heptonstall’s hills out of your legs with a Sunday trip to Keswick where you can take on this out and back route to the Summit of Skiddaw.
Sun 18/08/19
Sedbergh Hills (AL)
What better excuse for a trip to the Dales, that 14miles of fell running that delivers 6000 feet of climb through the Howgill fells.
Sat 24/08/19
Burnsall Classic (AS)
Celebrate the end of Burnsall feast week by venturing over Skipton way on the first Saturday after the first Sunday after the 12th of August.
You won’t be running for long in this 1.5 mile race, but there is plenty to occupy you for the day at the feast celebrations.
Sat 21/09/19
Lost Shepherd (BL)
Now in its second year, this race is put on by some CVFR members, with proceeds going to charity. 
You’ll be visiting Stoodley Pike twice on this, by the second time you get there you will be glad to know it is all downhill.
Check website for cut off times.
Sat 28/09/19
Peris Horseshoe (AL or AM)
Long or Medium
The Peris Horseshoe race has 2 variants, with this being a tough Welsh mountain run there is also the option to do half the route and get the bus back after. Don’t forget your fare for the bus though.
Those running the half will get points towards the medium counter, those doing the full will get points towards the long counter.
Details to follow on race website.
RO expects online entries to open in February
Sat 12/10/19
Langdale Horseshoe (AL)
A weekend in Cumbria will reward you with access to this rough, tough course.
Online entries open in July.
Sun 13/10/19
Withins Skyline (BM)
No bonus points for those foolish enough to attempt Langdale and Withins in the same weekend, but if you are looking for a local medium race then this is for you.
This 10km route heads from the quarry, outside Haworth, through Bronte country to Top Withens before looping back.

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