Stanbury Splash

Sunday 14th January 2018  11.30am

Junior races 10.30am See Quarry Runs page

6.7 mile 1200ft : BM

Starting from Penistone Hill Country Park and circuiting the upper reaches of Ponden Clough and Stanbury Moor.

Stanbury Splash Map
Route

Starting from the quarry bottom on Penistone, turn right onto the road and then left onto the Bronte Way track.  Just past the ruins of Middle Intake Farm it turns right through a gate and down through the fields to cross Sladen Beck, the first of many times for wet feet.  Its then an inevitably muddy climb,  back up the other side to reach the track continuing from Back Lane. Turn left, uphill, on a good track, to Upper Heights Farm where the route branches right on a narrow footpath to circuit Ponden Clough and passing by Ponden Kirk. On a clear day there are magnificent views down the Clough, but on a misty day it can be quite bleak. After circuiting the Clough, with several more beck crossings and even more wet feet, you will meet back with the outgoing course, when you will retake the route back towards the start. Carefeul as you descend back to cross Sladen Beck as it can be hard to stay upright, then climb back through the fields.  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.

Google Map of route
Aerial Map of Route

Registration time 9.30am

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

Over 18’s only

Entry Cost £5

Teams (3) free
Soreen Malt Loaf for all entrants
Free coffee and biscuits

Prize giving afterwards at the Sun Inn, free soup and roll.

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

Steve Milner 07912 604758 steve@rosarugosa.co.uk

Records

Mens

  • M Ian Holmes – Bingley 41.52 2006
  • V40 Ian Holmes – Bingley 41.52 2006
  • V50 Steve Oldfield – Bradford Airedale 47.53 2008
  • V60 Dave Tait – Dark Peak 54.07 2008
  • V70 Peter Covey – Bingley 64.18 2011

Ladies

  • F Natalie White – Bingley 49.01 2006
  • FV40 Aly Raw – Bingley 54.42 2011
  • FV50 Deborah Gowans – Accrington 61.27 2017
  • FV60 Jan AtkinsS – Chorley 66.57 2006

Past Results

20182017

2016

2015

For older results go to Woodentops Stanbury Splash archive