Our History

How it all started

It had become apparent that fell running wasn’t at the top of the agenda at Halifax Harriers so a group of enthusiastic, like minded runners decided, on 26th October 1986, to form a club based in Mytholmroyd dedicated to the freedom of running on the fells. A group including, Gary Webb, Jeff Winder, Dave Yates, Rhys Kift, John (Bod) Riley, Graeme Woodward, Rod Sutcliffe, possibly Brian Horsley, Russell Arrandale and Jimmy Sheard, met in a pub called The Stafford Arms in Halifax. That first meeting considered such things as a club name, club colours, aims and objectives as well as deciding to using Mytholmroyd Community Centre as a base. Follow up meetings were held at members houses and a committee was set up with Chairperson Rhys Kift, Secretary Dave Yates, Treasurer Brian Horsley, Captain Jeff Winder, Publicity Officer John Riley, Social Secretary Russell Arrandale, Membership Secretary Tim Daniels, Newsletter Editor Rod Sutcliffe and Gary Webb in charge of promoting a Youth section of the club. The newsletter would be called The Rampage as the Ram was to be the emblem on our very loud, red and white striped club vests. Jeff liked how easily recognisable the blue and white of Bingley Harriers was so based our club vests on the principle of being seen on the fells!

 And as they say the rest is history. 

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