Roundups 2015

'Twas the week before christmas

You lot were definitely stirring in spite of yet more appalling weather in the parks, zoos and on the fells. It’s almost Christmas and the festive spirit is certainly in evidence both in donning fancy dress and giving generously to our … Continue reading »

All Dressed Up

After another week of appalling weather and floods, and quite a few race cancellations, it was a welcome relief for our club members to let off some steam in fancy dress at the Hurst Green Turkey Trot. There has also … Continue reading »

A Hard Rain is Gonna Fall

Despite the devastating floods of the weekend and the cancellation of many events, there was still quite a lot of action to report on this week. Cross country has been the mainstay of the week, with record amounts of mud … Continue reading »

Liverpool, Lee Mills and living to tell the tale

It was wild, windy and very wet this weekend. Yet another storm put you through the mill whether it was on exposed moorland and fells, muddy quagmires that used to be parkland,or wading through puddles that turned into mini lakes. What … Continue reading »

Moustaches, medals and more mud!

Another mudbath this week. After a rainy and wintry week it was a decidedly chilly and mucky affair at the Red Rose fixture in Bolton. There have been top five placings at the Todmorden 5k, FRA medals for the ladies and … Continue reading »

Raindrops keep falling

Storm Abigail did her best but it wasn’t enough to deter our hardy Harriers. You have been on the roads, fells and parks as always giving it your all. An international flavour again this week with Clayton Harriers popping up … Continue reading »

Skylines, windmills and lots of mud

Mud, mud, mud and more mud. It’s been a bit of a dirty weekend for our hardy Harriers! A little bit of wind and rain doesn’t really get in the way of such a tough bunch. You’ve been ploughing through … Continue reading »

Spooky shenanigans, speakers and summits

What a spooktacular weekend it was! Lots of fun was had dressing up and racing at the Hurstwood relays helping to raise money for the victims of the Nepal Disaster earlier this year. As well as road racing, fell racing and some … Continue reading »

Running further!

Another amazing, action-packed week on the roads, trails, parks, fells and mountains. We’ve been out in force at the Mid Lancs cross country at Towneley Park, Accrington 10K and Bronte Way fell race, with some great individual and team performances … Continue reading »

A Bit Of A Do

Huge thanks to all of the organisers, volunteers and supporters who helped make this year’s British Athletics Hill & Fell Running Relay Championships go so smoothly on Pendle. As well as organising we put three teams into the event so read … Continue reading »

Marathons, mountains and skylines

It’s been a bag of all sorts this week.  There was another win for fast lad Dan Balshaw with Jordan McDonald snapping at his heels in second at the Autumn Breaker. You’ve been up in the high mountains, running long in full … Continue reading »

Relays, Road Races and Romance

Running relays on the roads and in the mountains, tearing up trail races, going long distance in ultra races, winning 10k races and fun runs. As always you are a busy bunch. Race wins, our best performance in the mountain … Continue reading »

Hands, knees and bumpsadaisy

We get knocked down but we get up again! Cross Country season has kicked off with some great results for the club and there have a few bumps and bruises too. Also this week, you have been branching out into … Continue reading »

Kings of the castle

Another week of success!  Kings of Lancaster Castle 10K and Half Marathon. Winner of the OMM Lite. Part of team GB at the World Mountain Running Championships. And not forgetting team competition at the Northern Road Relays, 10Ks galore, Lakeland & … Continue reading »

We are the champions

Blimey! Mountain masters, FRA Champions, BOFRA Champions; well done to all of our outstanding athletes.  You’ve also been rubbing shoulders with Mo at the Great North Run, running really rapid relays, hitting the roads, fells, mountains and parks. Another action-packed … Continue reading »

Onwards and upwards

Ben Nevis dominates this week with a good turnout of Clayton Harriers.  What an adventurous bunch you are! I have spotted Clayton-le-Moors Harriers at fell races all over the place, super fast 10k races, track meetings, ultra distance events and parkruns. … Continue reading »

Ain't no mountain high enough

Some great racing at classic fell races this weekend in the Lake District, Yorkshire and ultra-distances events in Europe – still plenty of true fell runners at Clayton-le-Moors Harriers. But that’s not all; there have been 10K races, duathlons, track and … Continue reading »

Golf balls, peaks and shows

More summer series have come to a close and lots of you are racing at the summer shows. There’s action on the roads as well, with great results at Rochdale, Fleetwood and Pilling. Our juniors continue to race successfully at Horwich and Gargrave … Continue reading »

Championships, Grand Prix and Steam Trains

Yet more successes to celebrate. Bronze medals for our Vet40 Ladies team in the British Fell Championships and an individual Bronze LV50 medal for Wendy Dodds. Plenty of trophies at the Pendle and Burnley Grandprix and the Tywyn Steam Train finally … Continue reading »

Summertime and the winning is easy

Wins all over the place this week! Fells, parks, promenades, greenways; nowhere is off limits for racing as far as the tangerine army is concerned. Many summer race series have come to a conclusion and it’s time to celebrate our successes and … Continue reading »

Winning ways, and Borrowdale.

‘I just caught a glimpse of Richard Briscoe heading off towards the Scree descent – I knew at that point that I’d catch him quite soon… Dave Bagot managed to go out for a training run the following morning – oh … Continue reading »

Hendon Brook and Lingmell Dash!

‘Not every day you can say you’ve run the country’s hardest half marathon….!!! Feeling so so sore but so so proud!!!’ Clare Wilson The march continues. Another busy week for Team Clayton, so read on! Hendon Brook Half Marathon – … Continue reading »

Champions and Record Breakers

With it being the start of the summer holidays for quite a few people,you might expect a bit of chilling out and calming down to occur. Oh no, not you lot! It’s all record breaking challenges, championship winning and multiple race … Continue reading »

Parks, proms and pioneering the Pennine Way

Plenty of great performances this week in a plethora of races in parks and along proms as well as the English Fell Championships. Some sad news too with the passing away of an honorary member – we reminiscence about one of … Continue reading »

Winning week!

What a winning week! Chris Holdsworth continues his recent excellent form winning both the Tockholes Evening and Trawden 7 Trail races this week. Briony Holt also continues her superb season winning another BOFRA race; the championship is surely in sight for her … Continue reading »

Trains, trails and 10ks

Racing in relays, running alongside trains and tackling hilly challenge routes, so many of you racing multiple times this week, there’s just no holding you back! It’s great to see some terrific turnouts at team events. The future’s most definitely bright! Welcome … Continue reading »

Midsummer Madness

The summer solstice marks the longest day and some of you were running your longest races at the Trailblaster Event. But, as usual, that’s not all; there have been fell races, road races, trail races and muddy races.  Making the … Continue reading »

Durisdeer Fell Race 2015 & The Rest of the Week's Action

Durisdeer Fell Race 2015 “We started outside the village church, with a mad dash through the parking field, and over a stream onto the hill – about a mile and a half of it to Black Hill, gaining about 300m … Continue reading »

Parks, pikes, poles and proms

Another action-packed week.  Plenty of our members taking part in all kinds of events from 5ks to Ultras. We’ve won parkrun awards, ultra distance events and super steep fell races. Phew! I am feeling quite exhausted just from writing it all … Continue reading »

Spring has sprung

The days are long, the nights are short and there is an abundance of racing opportunities for our members to get their teeth into. It’s all been rather scenic this week with hills, parks, waterfalls and people dressed up as … Continue reading »

I would walk 100 miles and the best of the rest.....

Another busy week and a treat for you as I’m the guest editor of the weekly roundup (just hope I do it justice). The week started with the 1st of the Clayton Summer series races . The Ogden Valley round a … Continue reading »

To me, to you

Teamwork was most definitely the theme this week with absolutely loads of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers taking part in relays on the fells and the British Masters Road Relays. We’ve also been representing the county at the FRA Inter County Championships and setting … Continue reading »

The darling buds of May

Spring is sprung, and our members are competing and being selected for a wide range of national and regional competition.  This week you have been road running, track running, trail running, and scaling the fells with wins and PBs breaking … Continue reading »

True colours shining through

After all the epic endurance escapades last weekend, you’d think our members would be taking it easy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Business as usual from the tangerine army! Competing, winning and cheering each other on as always! … Continue reading »

The storm!

As always achievements galore this weekend! The cold, rain and snow on Saturday didn’t deter our members from a massive turnout on a busy weekend. Three Peaks Fell Race Our first placed finisher, Christopher Holdsworth, in 37th reported on his … Continue reading »

The calm before the storm

On the countdown to a few biggies; London Marathon, Yorkshire Three Peaks, the Fellsman and no doubt many more, you’d expect a quiet kind of week in the run up wouldn’t you? Absolutely not!  Team Clayton is at large, in … Continue reading »

All kinds of everything

From fast and furious 200m at the track to long and steady ultra distances, our club members have been out in all weathers in all kinds of places.  There have been personal bests, and the odd personal worst, but as … Continue reading »

No April Fools

It’s a cracking roundup this Easter weekend.  No eggs, just wins! You lot have been busy, many running more than once and in different disciplines.  We’ve had some great results. There’s been fell, trail, road and lots and lots of tangerine. … Continue reading »

Here come the girls

Wild, wet and windy; it’s been grim at times but you have been making your presence felt this weekend. Our younger men made their mark at the Ron Hill 10k on Sunday, but this weekend it’s really been all about the girls! … Continue reading »

Celebrate Good Times

It’s  been all about awards, accolades and achievements this week.  We’ve had wins and top placings in many different events and a packed house at our club presentation evening. It was great to reflect on the successes of last year and … Continue reading »

Run, run as fast as you can

We could be forgiven to think that the weekend of Mothering Sunday would be a quiet one. Not at all! There’s lots to find out from Junior cross-country to fells and roads. This week’s compilation is care of Irene Roche. … Continue reading »

Tiptoe through the tulips...

Well, it may be a tad early for the tulips but this week you have been fell running at Flower Scar, touring Pendle on the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round, Doddling with Daffodils, Rolling at Roddlesworth, finishing the cross country season in Lancaster, … Continue reading »

March comes in like a lion

Well, it’s March already. The first lambs are in the field, daffodils are sprouting, and spring is on the way. This week you have been on the roads, the trails, the fells, cross country courses as well as orienteering, adventure racing and … Continue reading »

There's no such thing as bad weather...

Only soft people! As tough as ever, a bit of weather can’t stop our hardy members getting out and about, competing in all kinds of events; day and night, sometimes sporting bin bags, sometimes braving it out in just a club vest … Continue reading »

50 Shades of Mud

In amongst the romance of Valentine’s Day weekend, our members have been getting downright dirty! Muddy shoes, cross country fixtures, tackling Hills and Mountains in England, Ireland and Scotland. It’s definitely been 50 Shades of Mud for our adventurous club members! … Continue reading »

Wadsworth Trog, Winter Warmer 10k and the rest of the week's action

You’ve been trogging in Yorkshire, ripping along in Licolnshire, orienteering, cross country running and foggy winter road racing.  Vets, seniors, juniors and lots of new faces all getting stuck in and representing their club with gusto. Just another busy weekend for … Continue reading »

It's oh so quiet

It’s oh so quiet, it oh so still. You’re all alone, and so peaceful until… you dig a bit deeper and find that, as always, our members are out and about! This weekend may have been short on events but … Continue reading »

Blake's Heaven, That's Lyth and the East Lancs Hospice 10k

Sad News Sadly, two long-standing club members have passed away recently. John Amos Richard Lawson writes;  our members will be sad to hear of the death of John Amos in Pendleside Hospice. Born in Gt Baddow in Essex in 1938, … Continue reading »

I’m dreaming of a white………….

Christmas passed with not a sight of the white stuff and then the skies opened this weekend, which in the end caused a little disruption to the racing. A number of races were cancelled or postponed this weekend including the … Continue reading »

There's no place like home, XC at Towneley and the rest of the week's action

And the wind did howl, and the wind did moan… but it still doesn’t deter Clayton-le-Moors Harriers.  We are a hardy bunch and a bit of a breeze and a nip in the air isn’t going to get our way! Out in force … Continue reading »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Here’s to the new year ahead of us and all the challenges that it may bring.  Our club members will no doubt have a huge range of events lined up, fast as lightning road running, technical fell … Continue reading »