Roundups 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Catchup

It may have been the Christmas holidays but that didn’t stop our members from getting together for a social run on Pendle Hill, or from taking part in Boxing Day racing. Christmas Eve Club Social Run There was a great … Continue reading »

Stoop, Red Nose, Grand Tour and the rest of the week's action

There’s just no stopping our club members. Even in the midst of Christmas preparations you are still out there competing and taking part in a range of events. Congratulations to Ron Hill on running every single day for the last … Continue reading »

Lee Mill Fell Relays, Turkey Trot and the rest of the week's action

Mud, mud, glorious mud. There’s nothing quite like it… after an arctic start to Saturday with a hard frost and icy conditions to wild, wet and windy on Sunday, the common theme to many events you have been taking part … Continue reading »

Red Rose Cross Country, Guys 10 and the rest of the weeks action

Red Rose Cross Country – Rossendale Regular updates on social media promised mud, mud and more mud as the final fixture of the Red Rose Cross Country League approached. A cohort of 38 Clayton-le-Moors Harriers braved the infamous muddy slope … Continue reading »

Mid Lancs Cross Country and the rest of the week's action

Clayton-le-Moors Harriers have not been battling for flat screen TVs in the local Tesco! Far from it; they have been much too busy battling for the finish in a wide variety of cross country, road and fell races. Mid Lancs … Continue reading »

Red Rose Cross Country at Bolton and the rest of the weeks action

Red Rose Cross Country – Bolton Results Another lucky break in the weather for the runners at the Red Rose Cross Country fixture in Leverhulme Park in Bolton. Jackson McKay had a splendid  run finishing second in the under 11 … Continue reading »

Tour Of Pendle and the rest of the weeks action

Busy week this week with recognition and awards for some of our junior members, tough fell racing, road running glory, cross country action and park run triumphs! The accolades and successes are tinged with sadness on hearing of the loss … Continue reading »

Chorley Cross Country and the rest of the weeks action

Weekly Roundup Red Rose League: Chorley Cross Country – Astley Park, Chorley, Saturday 8th November 2014 was attended by 41 members, Rachel Robinson reflects on her first XC experience since Primary School after claiming first counter for Clayton in the … Continue reading »

Shepherds Skyline Fell Race and the rest of the weeks action

We’ve had a bit of a break from cross country this week but there is still plenty of action to report on; fell running, road racing, a half marathon and plenty of park run participation. Many of our members have also been … Continue reading »

British Masters & Mid Lancs Cross Country, and the rest of the weeks action

“Excellent team performance from Team Clayton at the first Mid Lancs XC fixture from the Men, Women, and Junior teams, this is just the first step towards our goal of putting Clayton-le-Moors Harriers back in the top flight where we … Continue reading »

UKA British Fell and Hill running Championship, plus the rest of the Weekend's action!

UKA British Fell and Hill running Championship “All the top names in fell running were in attendance, and it was quite evident that we would have our work cut out for us! … It was as windy as hell out … Continue reading »

Red Rose Cross Country and the rest of the weeks action

Red Rose XC –  Leigh With near perfect conditions, a whopping 52 club members took part in the races spanning the age ranges from under 11s to over 60s.  The weather was fantastic. Bright, sunny and no wind to fight against … Continue reading »

Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay and the rest of the week's action

I thought this was going to be a quiet week with just a couple of write ups to pass along but how wrong I was! It’s been an action-packed week with lots of great results for our club members in … Continue reading »

Ron Hill 76th Birthday 5k, and the rest of the week's action

The Ron Hill 76th Birthday Cowm Race – Thursday 25th September Report by David Scott Having missed the AGM 5000m and meeting, as I was on holiday, I returned from warm, sunny Cornwall to run Ron’s Birthday race on a … Continue reading »

Northern 6 Stage Road Relays & the rest of the weekends action!

I push up the hill and the guys are shouting like mad “come on Jon they shout sprint finish, push” this gives me that final burst I need and over the line Hi all I will start this report by … Continue reading »

Stockport Road Relays 2014 & The Rest Of The Weekend's Action

Stockport Road Relays “Yes, the hard part’s over!” I thought. Mistake number three. After flattening out we turned a corner to be faced with another steep incline. “Oh dear”. My confidence had now been zapped and I was starting to lose … Continue reading »

The Ben Nevis Race 2014 & The Rest Of The Weekend's Action

The Ben Nevis Race “I usually dive for this scree as I try to conserve my legs for the run in! The constant breaking action, stepping down the very steep grass, took its toll and I literally ‘fell’ into the … Continue reading »

Jacob Boyle Earns England Call up! + Maesgywm Muddle Fell Race 2014 & The Rest Of The Weekend's Action

Maesgywm Muddle Fell Race – The 4th and final British Championship fell race for 2014 “…The clue was in the title, although the race could more aptly be named the Maesgym Rollercoaster with 3800ft of climbing over 10 miles. It certainly … Continue reading »

Pendleton Fell Race 2014 & The Rest Of The Weekend's Action

Pendleton Race Report “Back down the fields now and every year I lose at least 3 places on them, it’s fast running – good for cross country & road runners, I look round & see a tall lad in green … Continue reading »

Sierre-Zinal 2014‏ & The Rest Of The Weekend's Action

Sierre-Zinal 2014‏ ‘Throughout the race there was enthusiastic spectator support; brass bands, alpine horns and children offering sponges, drinks and food. We all received medals, certificates and a timely massage at the finish’ A small band of claytoners and friends … Continue reading »

Boulsworth Fell Race 2014 & The Rest Of The Weekend's Action

Boulsworth Fell Race 2014  ‘As I approached the final stretch I could hear the footsteps of runners approaching in my ear.  I really began to dig in as I heard the dulcet tones of Mr Roche in my head shouting … Continue reading »

Worsthorne Moor Fell Race & the rest of the weekends action.

Worsthorne Moor Fell Race  I heard a voice from afar ‘stop running like you’re dancing!’ I turned round to see a sprightly young gentleman (you can pay me later John) running towards me, who I have now come to know … Continue reading »

Towneley Park 10k 2014 & The Rest of the Weekend's Action

Towneley Park 10k 2014 ‘My decision to pace myself paid off as I knew that the small climb out towards Todmorden road was just the start. Upping my pace and trying not to lose my place within the pack I … Continue reading »

Kentmere Fell Race 2014 & The Rest of the Weekend's Action

Kentmere Fell Race 2014                                             Competitor 88 – Peter Browning (V55) ‘The sweat poured off us in the high humidity, and the narrowness of the track through the ferns allowed no overtaking. I soon realised that immediately behind me was … Continue reading »

Trawden 7 Trail Race & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Trawden 7 Trail Race ‘Pushing hard trying to catch the runner in front I slipped coming down one of the descents and ended upside down at the side of the path. After picking myself up it was nice to hear … Continue reading »

Heptonstall Festival Race 2014 & The Rest of the Weekend's Action

‘Le Grand Depart’ ‘The opening stages of the race suited me and I seemed to be passing people for fun on the descent, however the hard part was still to come. We then ascended from Hardcastle Crags through field after … Continue reading »

Witton Park Relays & The Rest of the Weekend's Action

Witton Park Relays 2014 Report to follow, full results here.     The Rest of the Weekend’s Action The fell running ladies of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers took on their third British Championship race this weekend. The hardy contingent traveled to Scotland … Continue reading »

Pennine Lancashire 10k & The Rest Of The Weekend's Action

Pennine Lancashire 10k ‘Wherever you were on the winding roads though, there was always a group of people cheering you on as the residents of Burnley came out in full force to support the runners’ The sun rose on another … Continue reading »

Hendon Brook 2014 & The Rest Of The Weekends Action

Hendon Brook 2014 ‘The thought that 26 years prior my Dad will have already finished the race and claimed his long standing record passed through my mind but as I glanced ahead, I thought that I was making progress on Buttery and dug deep … Continue reading »

Ennerdale Fell Race 2014 & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Ennerdale Fell Race 2014 ‘Within half an hour however the mood at registration was very different – the sky had darkened, clouds thickened and thunder was forecast…’ Arriving early at the race after staying over at nearby Lamplugh campsite, I … Continue reading »

Kelbrook Fell Race 2014 & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Kelbrook Fell Race 2014 ‘The early leaders were not the Grand Prix leaders, but John LLoyd and junior Jordan McDonald of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers. They held this lead until numpty here got giddy and went full steam ahead. I was eventually joined by … Continue reading »

Burnley Lions 10k & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Burnley Lions 10k ‘The race was starting to thin out with Chris Holdsworth in 3rd, Capt. Brewster in 5th and me in 6th. I vividly remember checking my watch at 2.2m and being amazed we were only one third through the … Continue reading »

BMAF Road Relays 2014 & The Rest of the Weekends Action

BMAF Road Relays 2014 ‘Old Michael took the early spoils and took advantage of the first climb and fast flat section to pull out the early lead on his namesake. However, for a change young Michael seemed to have his … Continue reading »

Calderdale Way Relays 2014 & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Calderdale Way Relay 2014 ‘My only goal was to keep up with Spencer, a goal which was becoming a little unattainable towards the ruins overlooked by Stoodly Pike. He announced ‘I’m ‘avin one of these lads, the rest is up … Continue reading »

Coniston Fell Race 2014 & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Coniston Fell Race 2014 ‘A particular favourite of mine, the route is a classic horseshoe, starting with the lung bursting climb up Mouldry Bank on the way to Wetherlam, before crossing Prison Band and then on to Coniston Old Man…’ … Continue reading »

The Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks 2014 & The Rest of the Weekends Action

The Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Fell Race 2014 ‘The next couple of miles were very muddy, gloopy and sticky underfoot, a few people were slipping over on their trail shoes, though I was fine in my fell shoes… just’ Heavens Above … Continue reading »

The Weekends Action

The Weekends Action Apologies for the lateness of this weeks weekend report, we’ve just been waiting on results to come through from Rivington Pike. The report should be with us soon and will be combined with this post in due … Continue reading »

Coledale Horseshoe 2014 & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Coldale Horseshoe 2014 – ‘The View From The Back’  ‘Jogging up to race registration from the campsite, the first Clayton-le-Moors Harrier I bumped into was Richard Briscoe – the first thing he asked me was “Have you done this race … Continue reading »

Pendle Fell Race 2014 & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Pendle Seniors Fell Race 2014, Saturday 5th April ‘I had unrealistically hoped of running the majority of this climb, as I had finally succeeding at doing this in a training session exactly 3 weeks ago.  I had previously never thought … Continue reading »

Donard Challenge 2014 & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Donard Challenge 29/3/14 – First British Championship Race of 2014 Reported distance varied from 8-10km (and probably close to 10km?) with 850m of ascent ‘It was only when finding a group of twenty or so in a huddle on the … Continue reading »

Stanley Park 5 Mile Road Race & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Stanley Park 5 Mile Road Race ‘Once again it was good for the juniors to be part of an event with our senior runners. Thank you for all the support and encouragement’ Another early start for those travelling to Blackpool … Continue reading »

Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships 2014 & The Rest of the Weekend Action

Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships 2014 ‘These rumours had everyone talking and some of the Clayton-le-Moors faithful used this confusion as a smoke screen to raid the Trawden cake and cookie tins undetected’ On arriving at the Trawden tent, where … Continue reading »

Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round 2014 + The Rest of the Weekends Action

Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round 2014 ‘The further we climbed, the more the backdrop of Lancashire began to recede into a thick haze. Immediately we seemed to find ourselves in a sort of runners purgatory..’ Sitting here with bag of frozen … Continue reading »

Kendal Mid Lancs XC Race Results 2014 + The Rest of the Weekends Action

The Final Mid Lancs Cross Country Race at Crooklands, Kendal on Saturday 1st March 2014.   The final Mid Lancs cross country race took place at the Crooklands, Kendal on Saturday 1st March 2014. Weather conditions were extremely generous and the … Continue reading »

Flower Scar Fell Race 2014 + The Weekend Action

Flower Scar Fell Race 2014 ‘Behind me the plains were desolate. No bodies were around to reconvey me back on the path should I derail and I had found myself in a position I had hoped not to – I … Continue reading »

Windy Hill Fell Race 2014 + The Weekend Action

Windy Hill Fell Race 2014  A late arrival to the Hollingworth lake based fell race foreshadowed how I would arrive at the finish. Pushing past the furore of fell racers ready to make their way over the 9 mile course, … Continue reading »