Stanbury Splash

Sunday 16th January 2022  11.30am

All runners should now be receiving a Soreen Malt Loaf Bar thanks to our good friends at Soreen.

You can now pre-register on our Race Entries page, or you can enter on day

Junior races 10.30am See Quarry Runs page


Due to the rising number of CoVid cases we are now going to do Senior prize giving outside at the cricket hut after the race.  We think this will be safer than being inside the church hall or pub.   If you want a prize, you must be there to collect it, see list below for details.

Route for 2022 has been changed due to restrictions imposed by Yorkshire Water, please see updated maps and photo gallery

6.7 mile 1200ft : BM

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

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, but just after the cattle grid turn right onto the Pennine Way. Follow the track between walls for 200m, then turn left and follow a narrow footpath which leads down to a grassy track at Near Slack.  Follow this track as till you reach Far Slack, then follow the signed footpath to the left which leads onto the open moor. On nearing another signpost, look for a wooden stile over the wall to the right. Cross the stile and follow the path down the field to the corner of the wall on the right. Now turn left and head for a stone stile, and then beyond another wooden stile to rejoin the open moor. There is now a narrow path ahead and leading down diagonally and  to the right to a crossing point, opposite a small stone building on the other side of the stream. Cross the stream and head up diagonally right to a gap in the wall near a wooden gate. Ignore the gate but turn left to head up the moor, and skirt the gamekeepers lodge. Now starts the circuit of the Clough, initially on a well made track but which then turns into footpath. 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. Careful 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.

Aerial map of revised route
Photo tour of diverted 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 or you can save time and pre-register

Teams (3) free

Free coffee and biscuits

Prize giving afterwards will be outside the Cricket Hut.

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