Sunday 16th January 2022 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.
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.
Registration time 9.30am
West End Cricket Club,
GR 023 363
Over 18’s only
Entry Cost £5
Entry on day only
Teams (3) free
Mini Soreen Malt Loaf 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
One prize per person.
You need to be there or you may miss out.
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.
- 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
For older results go to Woodentops Stanbury Splash archive