Auld Lang Syne

Thursday 31st December 2020 11.30am

This race has been cancelled for 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Sponsored by Beers of Distinction Brewery

6.7 mile 1000ft : BM

Pre-Entry only. Limit of 400 runners. Entries accepted from Nov 1st, using the entry form which is lower down the page.

Starting from Penistone Hill Country Park and heading towards Top Withens, the upper reaches of Ponden Clough and Stanbury Moor.


Starting from the quarry bottom on Penistone, the route heads out along the Bronte Way then just past the ruins of Middle Intake Farm it turns right down the hillside to cross the beck. Its then up the inevitably muddy climb to reach the track continuing from Back Lane. Then its left, uphill on a good track, past Upper Heights farm and continuing on to the ruins of Top Withins. Go past and round to find the footpath that then leads to the summit of Delf Hill and the trig point. Here turn sharp right and begin to descend crossing some swampy ground to rejoin the outward path by a small stone bridge. Now retrace the route back towards the start. Just after you pass Middle Intake farm, bear right off the track and onto the path to take the shortest way back to the finish line on the cricket pitch.

Registration time 9.30am

Aerial Map of Route

Cricket Hut,
West End Cricket Club,
Penistone Hill,
GR 023 363

Over 18’s only

Entry Cost £7

Teams (3) free
Bottle of Daleside Beer for all entrants
Free coffee and biscuits

Prize giving afterwards at the West Lane Baptist Church Hall, BD22 8EN, from 12.30pm onwards.
Refreshments for sale, tea, coffee, cold drinks, cakes and sandwiches.

Extensive prize list:

First 10 men and ladies
Top 3 Vets in each age category, 40, 50, 60, 70
Top 3 U21
Fancy Dress
Spot Prizes
1st Mens and Ladies team

One prize per person.
You need to be at presentation or you may miss out.

Kit Requirements

In accordance with FRA safety requirements, all runners should bring full kit, i.e. waterproof top, waterproof leggings, hat, gloves and be prepared to wear/carry it.

Race Contact

Paul Crabtree 07419 990366

Entry List

Final Entry list as at 27th December. Entries are now closed. NO entries on the day. Entries that arrive Tuesday 24th December should be processed. Entries received after that will be ignored.

Entry List

Queries, mistakes regarding the entry list, spellings, categories etc can be emailed to
Do not email just to ask if your entry has been received, the list will be updated on a regular basis.

Entry notes

  • Pre-entry only as there is a limit of 400 runners
  • There will be no refunds and no transfers (and remember FRA rules require you to run under your own name!)
  • The organisers reserve the right to reserve a small number of places for category winners from recent years.
  • On the day of the race, your name will be checked against the pre-entry list and you will sign when you collect your number.
  • Only registered runners may run in the race: it crosses private land with special permissions obtained

Cheques/Postal Orders should be made payable to Wharfedale Harriers. Cash is OK if delivered by hand. If you want to send coins in the post please tape them securely to a piece of card, otherwise they make a hole in the envelope and get lost.

Over 18’s only

All ages are on 31st December 2019. Vet categories are that age or over.

Entry Form

Please send entry forms along with payment, cheque or postal orders to:

Wharfedale Harriers ( c/o Geoff Thompson )

15 Thornhill Road

Steeton, Keighley

West Yorkshire

BD20 6SU




  • M Andi Jones – Salford 38.57 2008
  • V40 Ian Holmes – Bingley 40.07 2008
  • V50 Steve Oldfield – Bradford Airedale 44.34 2008
  • V60 Jack Holt – Clayton 48.57 2008
  • V70 Malcolm Coles – Valley Striders 60.00 2010


  • F Mary Wilkinson – Bingley 46.33 2010
  • V40 Louisa Powell-Smith – Holmfirth 49.49 2018
  • V50 Pauline Munroe – Ilkley 51.51 2018
  • V60 Aileen Baldwin – Stainland Lions 62.44 2013
  • V70 Judith Greenwood – Stainland Lions 93.12 2018


2019 : Report

2018 : Photos

Past Results





For older results go to Woodentops Auld Lang Syne archive