Auld Lang Syne

Thursday 31st December 2021 11.30am

Subject to restrictions continuing to be eased this race will take place in 2021

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 will be 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



  • 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


2020 -:- No race due to COVID 19

2019 : Report

2018 : Photos

Past Results





For older results go to Woodentops Auld Lang Syne archive