KWL - Whitestones

The rain was lashing down as we drove over to Whitestones last Sunday for the 4th Kendal Winter League fixture and our Under 12s got soaked as they reccied the course and tried to warm up for their race.  Our numbers were down this week, partly…

KWL - Giggleswick 2014

Kendal Winter League 3 - Giggleswick, Sunday 19th January Wow - what a day !  Settle Harriers fielded a grand total of 44 runners at the Kendal Winter League at Giggleswick last Sunday !  Surely a record for the club. This included…

KWL - Firbank 2014

Kendal Winter League 2 - Firbank Fell, Sunday 12th January Well done to the 15 Settle Harriers who competed in the 2nd Kendal Winter League fixture at Firbank Fell last Sunday. The course was a cracker (with 2 steep hill climbs and…

KWL - Scout Scar 2014

Kendal Winter League 1 - Scout Scar, Sunday 5th January Well done to all those who competed in the 1st Kendal Winter League fixture at Scout Scar last Sunday.  Settle Harriers, with 18 runners out, were well represented despite the Club…

Bramley Cross Country 2013

West Yorkshire Cross-Country League. Race 2  Bramley, Leeds. Saturday 2 November  The Settle Harriers cross-country squad travelled to Bramley last Saturday for the 2nd of 4 West Yorkshire League Cross-Country League fixtures.  The course…

Wakefield cross country 2013

West Yorkshire Cross-Country League. Race 1  Thornes Park, Wakefield. Sunday 20 October    11 intrepid members of Settle Harriers travelled to Wakefield yesterday to take on the top cross-country runners in Yorkshire on their…

Withins Skyline/Curly Wurly Rat Runs 2013

Withins Skyline & Curly Wurly Rat Runs - Sunday 13 October (Senior and Junior Club Championships)   12 of our juniors took part in the Curly Wurly Rat Runs yesterday held in Penistone Hill Country Park near Haworth.  It was…

Embsay race 2013

Embsay Fell Race - Race Report Sunday 22 September   We had an amazing 16 juniors out for the "BOFRA" races at Embsay yesterday which was the 15th (and last but one) event in our junior club championships this year.   It…

Wray Fell race 2013

Wray Fell Race - Monday 7th May With double the 2012 entry, organisers at Wray were thrown into some disarray!  Entry forms, numbers, pins all ran out and there were long queues at registration, leading to a late start.  The big increase…

Pendle Fell Race 2013

Last Saturday 17 Settle Harriers (10 juniors, 7 seniors) took part in the Pendle Fell Races, which was the first "Club Championship" event of the year for both seniors and juniors. The race started in the village of Barley.  The weather…

Adidas Terrex Adventure Race 2010

Adidas Terrex Adventure Race (Forming part of the AR World Series) 26-30th Aug – English Lakes How do I start my account for an event of this duration, before I present the gritty details, the headlines are: gutted not to have finished…

The Lakeland 100 2010

It’s A Taper, Jim – But Not As You Know It ‘Well, Mr Mouncey, the good news is that it’s not broken.’ My entire being deflates about 3 sizes as every orifice that can exhales air. Except I already know the bad news: With 10 days…

Fellsman 2010

t’s not a good start. Halfway up Whernside the second mountain of the day – there are nine – I’m sitting on my backside with both shoes and socks off surrounded by bits of my first aid kit while concentrating firmly on the task of taping…

Helly Hansen Cumbrian Commotion March 2010

Ruth's account It seemed like a good idea at the time, when Jill suggested it, sitting round the table in the New Inn one Monday evening in November. A bit of cycling, a bit of running, a bit of canoeing with a few obstacles thrown in for…

Calderdale Way Relay (Ladies) 2009

This great club day out had a different slant this year – Settle Harriers’ first ever ladies’ team was in the mix. After much pre-race discussions and swapping around, the day dawned with the plucky 12 ready to rumble. Leg 1: Ruth Maxwell…

La Petite Trotte à Léon 2009

La Petite Trotte à Léon part of the The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont- Blanc® La Petite Trotte à Léon 25th-30th August 2009 La Petite Trotte à Léon is now in its second year although this year the course changed…

Wensleydale Half Cheese Triathlon 2008

Jess' account Well who could ever think that 10 minutes of exercises could be so exhausting? It took me about three days to recover from my Semer Water swim experience but weirdly, as with most races, it is one I’d like to repeat. Having…

Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) 2008

ete Smith Gary & I had bit of an epic, we finished OK and made it over to Seatoller in spite of Fell Rescue & Police trying to turn everyone back against what the organisers were saying. Gary & I got to a bar in the Outdoor centre…

Bob Graham attempts 2007

Accounts of three BG attempts by Settle Harriers during 2007 Alex Pilkington - 21st December Yes - the shortest day of the year! Here's Laurence Ormerod's account of Alex's second successful round of the year. Perhaps Alex will add his own…

Saunders 2007

TWO MUMS ENJOY A LUXURY LAKES MINI-BREAK “Oh, you’ll be alright on the Saunders. You don’t have to carry your tent – you come back to the same place for the night, and there’s a bar at the camp and you can get food and everything.” Complete…

Easter Jolly 2007

This years Settle Harriers Easter Jolly was the biggest yet by far:- 22 Adults 19 children and babies and two dogs! It was the perfect weekend! The Carlisle Diocese Youth Centre based at St John's near Keswick was our accommodation: a very…

Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) 2006

It was an early start for the first ever OMM this year. Held in the Galloway Mountains, it was a toss up between going up on the Friday and having an extra night under damp canvas, or a 4.30am start on the Saturday. In the end the comfy dry…

Richmond 10K 2006

As this was my first race ever I’ve been given the dubious honour of writing up our “race report”. The race participants were Annie, Kerry, Jill, Julia, Tracy (new recruit to club) and myself. The race took place on Sunday 15th October…

Easter Jolly 2005

I  think it was fair to say the Easter Jolly to Kirbky Stephen was a definite success! In all, including partners, children etc. there where 25 people. Most being accommodated by the Croglin Castle Hotel. We all dined in the hotel and had a…

Coniston 14 2004

Near perfect conditions saw nearly 1500 runners que up start this one. Oz had done me the favour of finding me a late entry in yet another road race in close succession, (as Andrew has already probably rightly pointed out to be part of some…