The Stoop

Sunday 22nd December 2024 – 11.30am

Junior races 10.30am See Quarry Runs page

4.9 mile 700ft : BM


Please use the right hand footbridge at the side of Harbour Lodge, the left hand one  is unsafe.

Starting from Penistone Hill Country Park heads up to the Stoop – Standing Stone via Harbour Lodge then straight back down.


Starting from the quarry bottom on Penistone, the route heads out along the track past Drop Farm where the path narrows.  After a while, at the footpath sign, follow the path to the right which then brings you onto the track leading to Harbour Lodge.  Just before the lodge, turn right, cross the beck via the footpath and follow the path round the edge of Harbour Lodge.   Follow this past the lodge to another footpath sign where turn left.  This path climbs and turns and make its way through the heather till it brings you out near the Standing Stone.  Round the Stoop, then back down through the bogs till eventually you meet the track you started on at Drop Farm.  Follow this down, cross the road then head up towards the finish line on the cricket pitch.

Google Maps Route
Aerial Map of Route

Registration time 9.30am

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

Over 16’s only

Entry Cost £5

Photo Tour

Entry on day only

Teams (3) free
Santa Hat and a Curly Wurly for all entrants
free coffee and biscuits

Prize giving afterwards will be outside the cricket hut after the race,  sometime after 12.45pm. Take advantage of free tea and coffee while you wait.

Extensive prize list:

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



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.

Race Contact

Geoff Thompson 07400 678163



  • M Andi Jones – Salford 28-52 2005
  • V40 Ian Holmes – Bingley 29-16 2005
  • V50 Ian Holmes – Bingley 31-59 2018
  • V60 Jim Shemilt – York Acorn 38-09 2007
  • V70 Ken Taylor – Rossendale 46-30 2018
  • V80 George Arnold – Preston 77-31 2016
  • U18 Alistair Brownlee – Bingley 31-09 2005


  • F Olivia Walwyn – Altrincham 35-13 2007
  • V40 Helen Berry – Holmfirth 39-03 2016
  • V50 Gill Myers – Wharfedale 42-08 2013
  • V60 Aileen Baldwin – Stainland Lions 48-51 2013
  • U18 Sarah Pickering – Ilkley 39-34 2016


2021 : Report & Photos

2020 -:- No race due to COVID 19

2019 : Report & Photos

2018 : Report & Photos

Past Results





For older results go to Woodentops The Stoop archive