Short of a sprint finish?

Not prepared to give up unless you can’t actually stand up any more? Fancy the chance to win an event just once in your life?

I have to confess that I’ve yet to compete in a ‘club counter’, and I’ve only worn my Helsby club vest once so far since I joined the club last autumn (2008). I’m sure I’ll do the odd club race when one fits into my training schedule, but they’re not really my sort of runs. What I really like doing is long trail and hill runs, generally 20 miles or more, out in the best bits of the hill country. There are plenty of these events close enough to Helsby, in the Peak District, Lancashire, the Calder Valley in Yorkshire and… read more here

[Thanks to Andy Robinson for an excellent piece]

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  1. Excellent article!

    and for those who have had their interest tweaked below is a list of localish races that Andy has sent for the events list.

    and in his words They’re all accessible via the LDWA website apart from the High Peak 40 ( and the OMM (

    Saturday 18th July 08:00am The Moors the Merrier 26 or 21m
    Mytholmroyd, W Yorks

    Sunday 2nd August 10:00am Dovedale Dipper 26m/4000ft Hartington,
    Peak District

    Saturday 15th August 08:30am Marsden Moor Meander 22m Marsden,
    nr Huddersfield

    Sat 5th/Sun 6th September 12:00 Bullock Smithy Hike 56m/7000ft
    Hazel Grove, nr Stockport

    Sunday 13th September 08:30am Chatsworth Challenge 25m Baslow,
    Peak District

    Saturday 19th September [start time not published yet] High Peak
    40 40m Buxton, Peak District

    Sunday 27th September 08:30 Wycoller Hoof 26 or 18m Colne, Lancs
    Sat 24th/Sun 25th October [various start times] Original Mountain
    Marathon (OMM) Somewhere in Wales

    Saturday 31st October 08:30 Irregular Black Brook 22m Sowood, nr

    Saturday 14th November 09:00 Six Dales Circuit 25m Biggin, Peak

    Saturday 12th December 08:30 Regular Irregular Round 22m
    Brockholes, nr Huddersfield

    hmmm, now which ones to do!

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