“Dennis” didn’t stop them!!!

With the onslaught of another storm, in the form of Storm Dennis, very limited racing and lots of race cancellations. But what we did have on this Saturday was a bunch of hardy souls braving the fells, for the Calder Valley Resolution Run. It was the sixth instalment of the 9:30am jaunt on the moors. In the words of CVFR helper Christina Turner “It was wet and windy but still beautiful through the woods and across the fields in Heptonstall.  Great company and so satisfying to be out on the hills before breakfast on a Saturday!”. 

In other news, our international superstar Ben Mounsey bagged another win in Southern Spain. He fought off some of the finest trail runners the region has to offer. The race was Gegant De Pedra with challenging distance of 21km and an equally challenging climb of 1150m. And he went and set a new course record. Well done Ben!

‘Ben the Bullet’ off to a flying start

Straight from Ben’s mouth, his account of the race “It was my 2nd race in less than 15 hours, so the legs were tired and I had to work hard against some strong competition!.

It was a crazy route in parts, super-technical, with gnarly descents, steep climbs, make-shift wooden bridges and narrow drainage channels – just a sample of the terrain and obstacles we had to encounter.”

– CALDER VALLEY NEWS REPORTER: Blair Garrett