A local classic and an excellent long route to start the season. Navigational skill required.
BL - 19.3 miles (31km)/3642ft (1110m)
Saturday 5th February 2022, 10:00am
If you are doing any running over the route please be aware that there are shoots on a Saturday & it would be advisable if you could run the route on a Sunday. Thanks.
Old Town Cricket Club, Hebden Bridge. HX7 8SW (GR SD 998285)
Very limited parking. Please car share.
18 years old
This is a non-GPS race. You are allowed to use a GPS device to record your route and display your distance travelled during the race. However electronic devices cannot be used to aid navigation except In case of emergency. If you choose to use any GPS functions to navigate to safety you must declare yourself as a non-competitive participant at the finish.
The race is licensed by the FRA under UKA rules.
FRA mandatory minimum kit is compulsory including waterproof full body cover (with taped seams & integrated attached hood) + hat (not a buff) + gloves + map + compass (not out of a Christmas cracker) + whistle + emergency food. Kit check prior to race number allocation on the day. Not the correct kit! NO RUN
(Please note this race uses Sportident chip timing at every check point).
The Check Points are as follows:
CP1 - High Brown Knoll Trig Point SE009304
CP2 - Dean Head Dam SE020306 (unmanned, self dib)
CP3 - Footbridge at end of Catchwater SE026321
CP4 - Cock Hill A6033 SE011327
CP5 - Haworth Old Road/Barn SD994319 (cut-off time 11:45)
CP6 - Harbour Lodge track SD998354 (unmanned, self dib)
CP7 - Withins Ruin SD981354
CP8 - Walshaw SD974313
CP9 - Shackleton Knoll SD984314 (unmanned, self dib)
CP10 - Road Crossing SD999310 (cut-off time 13:45)
CP11 - High Brown Knoll Trig Point SE009304
CP12 - Sheepstones Trig Point SE014278
CP13 - Wood End - bridge SD998277 (unmanned, self dib)
Finish - Old Town Cricket Club SD998285
New route from 2015:
Male - 2:27:24 - Karl Gray, CVFR (2015)
MU21 - 2:42:24 - Martin Howard, CVFR (2020)
MU23 - 2:35:30 - Joe Crossfield, CVFR (2015)
MV40 - 2:27:24 - Karl Gray, CVFR (2015)
MV50 - 2:56:18 - Stephen Watts, Pennine FR (2015)
MV60 - 3:24:45 - Roger Laycock, Settle Harriers (2019)
MV70 - 4:11:40 - Malcolm Coles, Valley Striders (2015)
Female - 2:51:26 - Nichola Jackson, Preston Harriers (2017)
FU21 - 4:28:36 - Hannah Thom, Keighley & Craven (2017)
FU23 - 3:54:02 - Dakotah Shirfield, Chorlton Runners (2017)
FV40 - 3:09:15 - Emma Bain, Northumberland FR (2015)
FV50 - 3:24:29 - Nicky Spinks, Dark Peak FR (2020)
FV60 - 5:11:05 - Jill Davies, Saddleworth Runners (2018)
FV70 - none yet
2020a (Woodentops Set 1) - 2020b (Woodentops Set 2)
2019a (Woodentops Set 1) - 2019b (Woodentops Set 2)
2017a (Woodentops Set 1) - 2017b (Woodentops Set 2)
2017c (Ana De La Fuente Herrero) - 2017d (James Kirby)
2012 (Geoff/Tom) 2012 (Pete Hartley)
2012 (Woodentops) 2001 (Woodentops)