Stanbury Splash

Sunday 16th January 2022  11.30am

(No longer the Malt Loaf run as Soreen don’t appear to want to sponsor the race anymore)

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

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

Entry on day only

Teams (3) free

Free coffee and biscuits

Prize giving afterwards at the Old Sun Inn, BD22 8EL,, from 12.30pm onwards.

Extensive prize list:

First 10 men and ladies
Top 3 Vets in each age category, 40, 50, 60, 70
Top 3 U21
Spot Prizes

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

Prize list may be scaled back if there are less than 200 senior runners.

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.  A decision will be made on the day regards what is required.

Race Contact

Paul Crabtree 07419 990366



  • 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


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


2021 : No race due to COVID 19

2020 :Photos

2019 : Photos

2018 : Report and Photos

Past Results




For older results go to Woodentops Stanbury Splash archive