Recent Results – Cross-Country & Fell Races (16th March)

Congratulations to Seb and Dougie Segger-Staveley who represented North Yorkshire in the English Schools Cross-Country Championships in Liverpool on Saturday 14th March. Seb finished 67th in the Senior Boys race & Dougie 146th in the Junior…

Cunswick Kendal Winter League

We had a dry day at last, hurray!! Conditions were chilly and windy but good underfoot for this long course. Well done to the 11 juniors who braved the weather and all put in marvellous performances. The races got off to a very prompt midday…

Birkrigg Common KWL, 26th Jan 2020

A massive well done to the 21 junior harriers who braved the epic rain, wind and cold of Birkrigg Common on Sunday !  They really did give us a stunning display of great running in very challenging conditions and finished with smiles on their…

Giggleswick Kendal Winter League

Giggleswick Kendal Winter League fixture, Sunday 12 January 2020 Wow!! Superb running by all our juniors at the Giggleswick Winter League race. It was wonderful to see so many bright green Settle vests scattered across the course. It was incredibly…

Scout Scar Kendal Winter League, 5th Jan 2020

The juniors had a terrific start to the fell running year at the Scout Scar Winter League races with an impressive 12 athletes out on the hills! It was brilliant to see everyone giving their all and running so well. The races were tough, fast…

West Yorkshire CC League & Skipton ParkRun

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Our juniors had excellent results in 2 recent fixtures. 8 December: West Yorkshire CC League, Cleckheaton Well done to Jack Sanderson who finished an excellent 10th in the U13 Boys race, Dougie Segger-Staveley (18th in the U15 Boys) and Seb…

Skipton ParkRun, 7th December

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13 Harriers took part in the Skipton ParkRun on Saturday 7th December - the 2nd of the Settle Harriers ParkRun meet-ups. Most were seniors as a lot of our juniors have succumbed to the lurgy going around the schools at the moment. 3 of our…

Lee Mill Relays, Sun 24 Nov 2019

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On Sunday morning (24th Nov), 4 of us drove down into deepest Lancashire to compete in the Lee Mill Relays. The event is in its 5th year running and this year there were 87 entries. The course is just over 10 km starting along a narrow track…

Skipton ParkRun 9th Nov 2019

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Settle Harriers' first ParkRun meet-up was a great success with 17 club members (or parents of junior members) taking part in the Skipton ParkRun (5k) on Saturday 9th November. Conditions were good if a little cold before the start and the…

North Yorkshire Primary Schools – Cross Country Finals

Settle Harriers Juniors at Dalby, The Great Yorkshire Forest! North Yorkshire Primary School XCountry Finals Tuesday 5th November   Wow, what a day! Our junior harriers did themselves proud and were a credit to their schools and their…

Curly Wurly Rat Runs 2019

Congratulations to the 11 juniors that took part in these races on Sunday 13th October at Penistone Country Park, near Haworth.  This was a good turnout considering the heavy rain first thing in the morning which made the course slippery &…

Embsay BOFRA races

Well done to the 8 juniors that ran at Embsay in the BOFRA fixture on Sun 15th September.  This was race number 20 out of 21 in our 2019 Junior Club Championships.

Burnsall BOFRA Races

Well done to the 8 juniors that took part in the Burnsall BOFRA races on Sunday 1st September.  This was race 19 out of 21 in our 2019 Junior Club Championships. Well done to all our runners.  It was good to see Carl back in action after…

Clougha Pike Race Report

Conditions were hot and humid for this fixture held in conjunction with Quernmore's village gala. The junior races were counters for the FRA Junior Championships as well as our own Junior Cub Championships.

Kettlewell BOFRA races

Well done to all those that ran at these races held on Sunday 16th June !

Low Gill Sports

Considering the torrential rain earlier in the day, it was great that 10 of our juniors took part in the BOFRA races at Low Gill Sports on Saturday 8th June.

Austwick Amble Junior Races

Well done to the 13 juniors that took part in the Austwick Amble junior races on Mon 27th May.

Hutton Roof Fell Races

Only 4 from Settle Harriers made it to the Hutton Roof Fell Races on Sat 25th May which were counters for our Junior Club Championships (Race 12 of 21).

Sedbergh BOFRA

Well done to all those that took part in the Sedbergh BOFRA races on Saturday 18th May.  This was the 1st BOFRA fixture of the season.

Jack Bloor Fell Races

Congratulations to all those juniors that took part in the Jack Bloor Fell Races on Tuesday 14th May !

Curly Wurly Rat Runs

Well done to the 10 juniors that took part in the “Rat Runs” near Haworth on Sunday 7th October.  Conditions were good – cold but sunny and we had some excellent performances in the junior races followed by a lot of chocolate eating…

Embsay BOFRA races

Well done to the 10 juniors that took part in the Embsay BOFRA races on Sunday 16th September.  This was the last-but-one fixture in our junior club championships for 2018. Unfortunately the weather varied from drizzle to heavy rain for the…

Burnsall BOFRA Races

Well done to the 8 juniors that took part in the BOFRA races at Burnsall on Sunday 2nd September.  Conditions were ideal and the sun came out – so there was a great afternoon’s racing in a fantastic venue and setting.  These races were…

Cracoe BOFRA races

We only had 4 juniors running at the Cracoe BOFRA races on 22nd July, which were counters for our junior club championships (race number 17 out of 20). Congratulations to Carl Sanderson who had a fine run to take 3rd prize in the under 9 race…

Kirky Gala BOFRA races – results

Well done to all to all those that took part in these races on Saturday 22 July that counted towards our junior club championships (race 16 of 20).  It must have been very hot ! Great results from all including race winners Carl and Ben ! Settle…

Clougha Pike Report

These races were the 5th in the fixture out of 6 in the FRA Junior Championships and the 15th fixture out of 20 in our own Settle Harriers Junior Club Championships. I wasn’t able to make it to the event, but I gather the weather was terrible…

Lowgill Sports – Report & Results

Well done to the 17 juniors that took part in the BOFRA races at Lowgill Sports on Saturday 9th June.  These races were also fixture 14 out of 20 in our junior club championships. I wasn’t able to make it to Lowgill but it sounds like a…

Killington Sports – Results

Apologies for not being at Killington on Thursday 31st May for this amazing event which is a traditional but low-key Cumbrian Gala in a remote location between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh. Only 5 of our juniors took part in it.  Well done…

Austwick Amble – Report & Results

Many thanks to all those parents who helped me out with the organisation of the Austwick Amble last Monday.  Your expertise was a huge factor in making the event run so smoothly and efficiently.  We had some fantastic feedback & “thank-yous’”…

Hutton Roof – Report & Results

Well done to the 11 juniors that took part in these races on  Sat 26th May, which were part of the Hutton Roof Annual Fete.  The races also counted for our junior club championships.  The weather was very hot and we had some great performances,…

Malham FRA Junior Champs Races – Results

There was a huge turnout for these races held on Saturday 19th May at Malham Kirkby.  The weather and conditions were perfect and there was some excellent racing.  This event was also fixture umber 10 (of 20) in our own Junior Club Championships. Settle…

Jack Bloor Races, Ilkley Moor

11 juniors made the trip over to Ilkley on Tuesday 8 May for the annual fell races held in memory of the legendary mountaineer, orienteer and fell-runner Jack Bloor who died in 1984.  Several of our juniors had run the previous day at Wray…

Wray Junior Races, Mon 7th May

Well done to the 17 juniors that took part in the races at Wray on Bank Holiday Monday.  It was very hot but I hope that the ice-creams afterwards made up for it ! Despite the heat there were some excellent performances from our contingent…

Blacko Hill FRA Junior Champs – Report

The FRA Junior Championship races at Blacko Hill on Saturday 14th April were also counters for our own Junior Club Championships. 11 of our junior took part and all ran really well over difficult courses which had frequent stiles to cross,…

Elterwater KWL Report

Only 5 of our juniors made it to Elterwater Common for the final (scoring) fixture of the Kendal Winter League on Sunday 8th April.  All 5 ran really well on a very steep, slippery course which was rocky in places, boggy in others. Well …

Helm Hill KWL Report

Due to fixture clashes, we only had 6 juniors out for the Helm Hill Kendal Winter League fixture on Sunday 25th March which also a counter for our Junior Club Championships.  This was a shame as the weather was warm and the course fairly dry. All…

Cunswick KWL Report

We had a better turnout of 12 juniors for the Cunswick Kendal Winter League fixture held on Sunday 4th March. The ground was frozen although most of the snow had gone, so the going was tricky underfoot. There were some excellent Settle Harriers…

Sedbergh School KWL Report

Well done to the 9 juniors that took part in this fixture which was also a counter for our junior club championships. The races used the school’s excellent cross-country courses – so plenty of short sharp hills but no water jump this year…

Longsleddale KWL report

Well done to the 5 juniors that took part in another very steep KWL fixture held in the remote valley of  Longsleddale on 18th February. In the Under 13s, Jack had his highest KWL placing and there were also good runs from Charlotte (5th girl)…

Barbondale KWL Report

Well done to the 5 juniors that took part in the very tough and steep KWL fixture at Barbondale on Sunday 11th February. The Settle results were as follows…………. U17s         4 Matthew Holroyd …

Birkrigg Common KWL – Race report

It was a shame that only 7 juniors made it to Birkrigg Common for the 4th Kendal Winter League fixture and the second one that counted for our own Junior Club Championships for 2018. The weather & conditions were great, sunny with great…

KWL Scout Scar Results 2018

Well done to the 11 juniors that took part in the first Kendal Winter League fixture, held in lovely sunny weather.  Conditions were a bit treacherous under foot though due to icy patches around the course. A particular well done to those…

West Yorkshire Cross-Country League Race 4, Keighley

We had 2 runners competing in very cold snowy conditions in the final West Yorkshire Cross-Country fixture at Keighley on Saturday 9th December. Congratulations to Seb Segger-Staveley who finished 3rd in the Under 15 boys race – very…

Kirkby Gala BOFRA races – report & results

We only had a small turnout for this BOFRA fixture, which was also a counter for junior club championships.  However our 5 juniors did amazingly well. Seb had a resounding victory in the Under 17s, Jack came 2nd in the Under 9s and Lucy…

Cracoe BOFRA races – report and results

Well done to the 16 juniors that took part in the Cracoe BOFRA races on a lovely sunny day (Sun 16th July). The U9s got things off to a great start with Jack storming home in 1st place and Lucy finishing as 2nd girl and almost catching…

August Race Round-Up

A number of juniors have been racing over the holidays and achieving some great results. Here are just a few of the recent highlights (for full results see the relevant BOFRA or FRA website page… England Junior Mountain Running Team –…

Burnsall BOFRA Races – Report & Results

The miserable wet weather did not dampen the spirit of 14 of our juniors taking part in the Burnsall BOFRA races on Sunday 10th September.  Conditions were slippery under foot with a one very boggy section towards the top of the Under 12 course.…

Embsay BOFRA – Report and Results

We had a great turnout of 19 juniors for the Embsay BOFRA races held on Sunday 17th September.  The weather was fine and conditions ideal apart from a couple of boggy sections. The Under 9s got proceedings underway at noon, and once again…

English Schools Fell Running Championships – Giggleswick

We had no less than 14 of our juniors competing in these national championships for secondary schools, which were organised by Giggleswick School, using North Ribblesdale Rugby Club as the event hub.  The nearby Settle Hills provided 4 challenging…

West Yorkshire Cross-Country League, Leeds, 29th Oct

Well done to the 4 juniors that took part in the 2nd West Yorkshire Cross-Country League fixture on Sun 29th October at a muddy Nunroyd Park, Leeds. They all ran well.  Seb finished one higher than in the first fixture with a great 3rd in…

English Schools Fell Running Championships – Giggleswick

We had no less than 14 of our juniors competing in these national championships for secondary schools, which were organised by Giggleswick School, using North Ribblesdale Rugby Club as the event hub.  The nearby Settle Hills provided 4 challenging…

Curly Wurly Rat Runs – Report & Results

Despite the lure of chocolate and the lovely weather, we had a  lower than usual Settle Harriers turnout for these races held on the moors near Howarth on Sunday 8th October.  It was good to see several of our youngest members taking part…

KWL – Giggleswick 2014

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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 26…

KWL – Firbank 2014

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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 4 stream…

KWL – Scout Scar 2014

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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

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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 home…

Withins Skyline/Curly Wurly Rat Runs 2013

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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 bleak…

Cross-Country Leagues, 14th Oct – Results

Well done to the 8 juniors that took part in cross-country league fixtures on Sat 14th October. Their were some excellent performances.  Highest placed for Settle was Seb who finished a fine 4th in the Under 15 Boys race at the West Yorkshire…

Embsay race 2013

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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 was particularly…

Wray Fell race 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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 to…

Fellsman 2010

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It’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

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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 good…

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…

Wensleydale Half Cheese Triathlon 2008

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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

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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…

Saunders 2007

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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…

Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) 2006

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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…

Richmond 10K 2006

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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…

Coniston 14 2004

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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…

Hester’s Hobble…

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What a race, what a route and what a lot of mud! The Haworth Hobble is 32 miles of beautiful Bronte country and starts with a run up the cobbled high street past the parsonage. We soon also passed Top Withins, which is alleged to be the inspiration…

Tour of Pendle

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Some six Harriers took part in the Pendle race last Saturday. I saw Mark W and Tony T at the start (and certainly, not thereafter), whilst I did not see Adrian W, Mark R or David A apart from sighting a distant Harriers vest at one point. On…

Haworth Hobble – 12th March 2016

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Haworth Hobble 2016 or “My First Ultra”   A cool and bright start on Saturday morning was pretty much the best you could hope for a 32 mile race across the moors and lanes of Bronte country. After an unceremonious start 300 odd runners…

West Yorkshire Cross Country League, Guiseley, Dec 6th

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6 Settle Harriers escaped from the floods and managed to get to Nunroyd Park (near Leeds) for the last of the 4 West Yorkshire Cross Country fixtures on Sunday 6th December.  The weather has been less extreme in this area than here but conditions…

Kettlewell BOFRA races – Sun 7th June

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28 Settle Harriers took part in the BOFRA event at Kettlewell (21 juniors and 7 seniors). For the juniors, this was race number 11 in the junior club championships.  This is one of the toughest ones for our juniors, including a bit of a scramble…

Hutton Roof Junior Races -Sat 23rd May

Well done to all the juniors that took part in the Hutton Roof races on Saturday 23rd May. This was a really enjoyable and family-friendly afternoon out with some excellent races thrown in. The only problem with the junior races is that all…

Jack Bloor Races, Tuesday 12th May

It was windy but fortunately sunny for the 30th Jack Bloor Fell Races on Ilkley Moor on Tuesday 12th May.  The wind meant no midgies though which was a welcome bonus ! It was great to see a record Settle Harriers junior turnout for these…

Wray Fell Races – Mon 4th May

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Well done to the 29 club members that took part in the fell races at Wray on Bank Holiday Monday. The weather was fine and there were big crowds out for the village’s annual Scarecrow Festival. 12 of our juniors lined up for the junior races…

Elterwater KWL March 29th

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Sorry for the delay in getting this report out, but the results weren’t published until last weekend and I was busy over Easter. Considering it was a Club Championship race, it has to be said that the Senior turnout was disappointing. There…

Kendal Winter League 2015

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Having only joined Settle Harriers last September, this year’s KWL was a new experience for me and so I thought I’d have a look back over the series. I can’t mention everyone who ran as it would take far too long and I would be bound to…