Fell Running

Autumn/Winter Training Nights

The Thursday Fell Group meet at 6:45 for 7:00pm start and the autumn/winter training schedule and venues are available on our Fell Training Page or click here.

Please bring a head torch, waterproofs, gloves, buff or hat.


2021 Club Fell Championship Results

The 2021 Fell Championship is now complete. please click the button to go to the Results page or Click on Fell Championship Result in the left hand selection box



Fell Season finishes on a High at Waddington

There were celebrations all round at Waddington on Sunday as Middleton Harriers came away with category wins for Martha Urwin (V40) and John hall (V70) in a fast 10K out and back on Waddington Moor. As we await the the final result Middleton ladies are already assured a win in the Run The Moors Grand Prix Team results and the men are awaiting confirmation of their position - Watch this space!

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Waddington Results Provisional.xlsx
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Middleton Results Waddington

 

Martha Urwin Middleton LV40 01:00:50
Anthony Walsh Middleton MV50 01:03:43
Craig Sutherland Middleton MV60 01:08:21
John Hall Middleton MV70 01:10:15
Louise Butterworth Middleton LV50 01:13:38
John Cox Middleton MV70 01:17:06
Sandra McGrail Middleton LV50 01:17:48
Janine Jordan Middleton LSEN 01:22:25

 


Groovy runs at Kinder

A great turnout by the Harriers at Groovy Kinder Love Fell Race (AL) meant that both ladies and men teams improved their leads the inter-club Run The Moors Grand Prix. First Missleton man home was Graham Jordan followed by Tony Walsh, with Craig Sutherland third. First lady home was Karen Hallet followed by Cathie Murphy in second. This race had it all - long slow climbs, sharp descents, rock scrambles, moorland trogs and a cut-off before the last exhausting climb. Everyone got home safe and well, with many stirring memories!

 


Groovy Kinder Results

 

56 03:28:16 33 Jordan (26606) Graham M M40 Middleton Harriers  
81 04:09:01 129 Walsh Anthony M M50 Middleton Harriers  
88 05:31:00 127 Hallett Karen F W40 Middleton Harriers  
89 05:31:00 128 Sutherland Craig M M60 Middleton Harriers  
90 05:31:00 132 Murphy Catherine F W50 Middleton Harriers  

 

Club Championship results can be found here


Cathie Murphy, Karen Hallett & Craig Sutherland survey the terrain with 2 miles to go
Cathie Murphy, Karen Hallett & Craig Sutherland survey the terrain with 2 miles to go


Whittle Pike Team success for the Ladies

Thursday night was a good night to be on the Fells for Middleton Harriers as the Ladies won the team prize and John Cox and John Hall won their respective Categories in this tough little race.

John Hall (V75 Winner) with the ladies team Louise Butterworth, Karen Hallett and Cathie Murphy looking very fresh after a tough  race.
John Hall (V75 Winner) with the ladies team Louise Butterworth, Karen Hallett and Cathie Murphy looking very fresh after a tough race.
John Cox V70 winner
John Cox V70 winner
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Whittle Pike FR.xlsx
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Turnslack - "This is a proper hard race."

Middleton Harriers have an annual Club Fell Championship and also take part in the Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix. Both Series are open to any Middleton Harrier to take part in and there is no charge other than race fees.

You must complete 4 of the 7 Fell Races for the Run The Moors Grand Prix and the Middleton Harriers Fell Championship.

The list of Races can be found by clicking on the Fell Championship Races 2021 in the left hand pane or by clicking here.

Please remember that Fell running can be dangerous and most fell races will request that you take full kit or some kit each race will specify at the start of the race. Full kit includes waterproof top with attached hood (taped seams), waterproof bottoms (taped seams), hat, gloves, whistle, compass and emergency food. You will need to check when you enter the race.

Turnslack has a bit of everything for everyone. A climb from the farm track before descending down a slippery slope to a bog, followed by a stream with a steep climb before reaching a runnable trod at Turnslack Dam. a steady climb to an unidentified stone structure before levelling off and gently climbing across trackless moor to the Trig. A fast descent takes you past past farm ruins to an empty reservoir before a steep climb, with an occasional false summit to rough moorland. When you are about to give up hope there is a descent to a stile and pasture before another climb (why not try all fours?) which leads to the turbine farm. Now you can feel the end is near. Find the trod and stick to it like glue down to Cuckoo Hill, a little bit of quarry work and then a dash down through the ferns to a wall resembling the Eiger (north face of course), more ferns and finally the road to St James Church. Well done you!

A good turnout by Middleton saw 11 Harriers take on this classic of South Pennine Fell Races. First home was Jorden Burke in a time of  1:20:37 from Martha Urwin (6th Overall Lady and 1st V45) 1:38:41 and Tony Walsh 1:48:06. Second Lady home was Karen Hallett 1:57:32 with John Cox (V70) third man 1:57:37 and Louise Butterworth third lady 1:58:18.  Excellent performances all round with a category win for John Hall (M75) and a team prize for the Ladies - same time same place next year?

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Turnslack Complete Results
Turnslack Fell Race 2021.xls
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Eddie's Revenge is sweet!

The inclusion of the event in the local "Run The Moors Grand Prix Series" and the glorious weather took the number of starters to a near record level of 156. 

With a Covid-Secure environment in place and the introduction of pre-entry and chip timing the participants began the race with a socially distanced walk-thru start over the timing mat before getting down to business.

Overall, Andrew Fleet (Saddleworth Runners) was first over the finish line with an excellent time of 25:50 followed by Thomas Manton (U18, Stockport Harriers) having a great start to the season with a time of 25:54 and Lewis Hinchcliffe 26:21 (Rochdale Harriers).

First home in the female race  was Martha Tibbot (Saddleworth Runners) in 28:08 followed by Heather Hughes (YMCA) 32:40 and Joanne Ellis (Pennine Fell Runers) 32:56.

First Middleton Harrier home was Jorden Burke (30:05), followed by Stephen Lowe in 36:06 and Martha Urwin in 37:07 (3rd in Cat).

Other Middleton Category places went to Paul Collinge 42:53 (3rd in Cat), John Cox 43:13 (2nd in Cat) and John Hall 45:12 (1st in Cat), Rose Rowson (2nd in Cat). Great running by all the Middleton Harriers who took part.

Photos from the event can be found here: PHOTOS

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Eddie's Revenge FR 2021 Results (FRA).xl
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Cake Race Report

Harriers relaxed after the 2021 Cake Rac L-R John Hall, Martha Urwin, Louise Butterworth, Karen Hallett, Tony Walsh, Craig Sutherland, Cathie Murphy,  Janine Jordan. Photo Shirley Hall
Harriers relaxed after the 2021 Cake Rac L-R John Hall, Martha Urwin, Louise Butterworth, Karen Hallett, Tony Walsh, Craig Sutherland, Cathie Murphy, Janine Jordan. Photo Shirley Hall

The Fell Championship got underway on Saturday with The Cake Race, hosted by Saddleworth Runners.  10 Harriers took part and some excellent results were achieved. Jordan Burke was first home in a time of 1:13:42 coming 8th overall and 2nd MV40. Martha Urwin was 2nd Harrier home coming 80th overall, 12th Lady, and 2nd W45. Other good runs were achieved by Tony Walsh 4th M55, John Hall 3rd M70.

The full Cake Race results can be found here:

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Cake Race Results 2021 v2.xlsx
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Cake Race photos

Photos Paul Taylor (S/Worth), Shirley Hall

Photos by Dean Diggle


Thursday Night Training Venues

Harriers Recce Eddie's Revenge May 2021
Harriers Recce Eddie's Revenge May 2021

Our fell runners have a  training session with runners from other local clubs every Thursday evening. The group caters for all abilities. They tend to meet up at different locations, therefore to attend these groups you need to check the Thursday training schedules here.

Members will need a headtorch (in winter) & should always ensure you bring a hat, gloves, waterproof and extra layers, you never know what the weather may be like on the fells.

Time: 6:45pm meet for a 7:00pm start. Training Night Schedule

Please let Michelle know if you are attending or if you were attending then decide not to come on: 07753 122326.


Essential Kit & Championship Information

Many races, including the Calderdale Relay insist on full kit (as shown.)
Many races, including the Calderdale Relay insist on full kit (as shown.)
  • To count in the Grand Prix Championship, you must complete 4 Grand Prix races. The Grand Prix is a small mini league against others in local clubs.
  • You Must Wear your club vest
  • Have paid your subscription
  • If you want to look up more information click on this:  Fell Runner
  • Please don't forget : Most fell races will request that you take full kit or some kit each race will specify at the start of the race. Full kit includes waterproof top with attached hood (taped seams), waterproof bottoms (taped seams), hat, gloves, whistle, compass and emergency food. You will need to check when you enter the race.
  • Run The Moors Grand Prix Result Table: RTM Grand Prix (felljunior.org.uk)

Results Links