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­­Calder Valley Fell Runners – 11 April 2022

Bunny Run 1

It was a blustery evening in Haworth for the return of the Bunny Runs on Tuesday the 5th April, having last been run in 2019.  Famous for it’s bountiful of chocolate prizes 163 Juniors and Seniors set off on the 2.7 mile circuit around Penistone Hill.  It was the first in a series of 4 races held over the same course on consecutive weeks around Easter.

Overall winner of the night was Jack Cummings of Ilkley Harriers in a time of 15.52, with Rebecca Flaherty of Bingley going on to claim the overall ladies title in a time of 17.28

Clara working hard to hold of Cam

Calder Valley Fell Runners’ juniors trounced the seniors on the night.  Despite only turning 12 on 1st April, Calder Valley’s Clara McKee is no April fool. She was 3rd lady behind Rebecca Flaherty and under 17 Amelie Lane of Wharfedale. There’s no under 13 classification at the Bunny Run so she was in the under 15s. It makes her run absolutely amazing. Her brother Thomas had a fabulous run coming 3rd under 15 and only a few seconds behind Elijah Peers Webb who is an under 19. Wynn Standish said he had his best race result ever.

Thomas running hard to the end

Must have been the mash potatoes that Trudi (Clara and Thomas’s mum) cooked before the race.  This family surely must be in contention for the fastest family prize at the Bunny Run Relay on the 26th April.

Full CVFR results:

19 Elijah Peers-Webb U19B 18.26
20 Thomas McKee U15B 18.37
22 Clara McKee U15G 18.52
23 Cam Rushworth Senior 18.54
36 Chris Hall Senior 19.45
59 Wynn Standish U15B 21.57
84 Anthony Costello V50 23.38
112 Brian Horsley V70 25.58

British Championships – Mourne Mountains Seven Sevens

Gavin negotiating the tricky Irish terrain

The first race in this year’s British Fell Running Championship was held in Northern Island last Saturday, the Mourne Severn Severns.  It is a classic long race getting its name because it takes in the seven highest peaks over 700m in the Mourne Mountain range.  The 19 mile long route opens up the delights of this granite mountain range; from the monolithic rocks on the Binnian plateau, to Slieve Bearnagh’s angular rocky tors guarded by steep faces, to the more mellow grassy slopes of Commedagh.

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