Happy New Running Year

Calder Valley Fell Runners – 3 January 2022

Happy New Year! A lot of Calder Valley Fell Runners 2022 news to report already!

But let’s start with congratulations to one of our Juniors, Euan Logue who, at the Whinberry Naze Boxing day event, competed in his first Seniors race. Whinberry Naze is a tough 4 mile event, with 750 ft of climbing. In Euan’s own words, ‘this was my first Senior race, and I ran it dressed as an elf. It was a steep start, which led to a snowy scramble to the highest point on Cowpe Lowe, where Santa gave all the runners Smarties. Then it was a fast and furious downhill to the finish’. Euan was in 7th place before the descent, and he finished 8th overall, (3rd in the under-18 category) a remarkable debut, ‘only beaten by a Christmas tree out of those in fancy dress’. Great stuff, Euan Super-Elf Logue.

Euan ‘Super-Elf’ Logue coming 8th

On 28 December, 3 CVFR runners (Luke Melescko, Barney Horne, Dominic Camponi) ran the Coley Canter. This is a 7.7 mile muddy slog on the fells above Northowram, with a tricky river-crossing just to add to the effort and wetness! Luke stormed home in 01.03.06, to take 1st place in his M45 category, and a fine 8th place overall. Barry Horne was not far behind in 13th place, 01.04.31, and Dominic completed this excellent CVFR showing, in 25th place, 01.09.51. 122 runners took part.

Luke enjoying the mud

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