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Sunday breakfast run in Marsden

Posted: Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Continuing our social runs through the year, today, Sunday 14th July, we changed our Sunday run to a run from Marsden up to the Pennine Way and around the Wessenden reservoirs.  The weather which was uncharacteristically warm and sunny gave great views of the moors. After the run we stopped off for a bacon sandwich and coffee. Come all and join the run sometime.



Birdsedge 6 Mile Challenge 2013

Posted: Monday, July 8th, 2013

On what must have been the hottest day so far this year, 8 Meltham AC athletes too part in the next in our race calendar runs the Birdsedge 6 mile challenge. The challenge not only provided by the course but also the gruelling heat with temperatures rising up to 25 C. First Meltham runner in was Ray McArthur in 45:42, followed by Jeff Miller in 46:53, next was our first lady, Adele Tayles in 51:33. Full results can be found here, well done to everyone.


Upcoming championship events

Posted: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

We have had a couple of members ask about up some of the championship events coming up. In particular the Idle Trail race, which has now been cancelled this year and replaced by The Millbrook Monster 10k on Wednesday 31st July at 7:30. Click here to enter.

I have also had a lot of questions about the Keswick Trail Race as there are three events on the same day. The event to enter is the 15K challenge and it can be found here. If you want to enter the 15k race that will also count to championship points as it covers the same course but sets off an hour later. Be quick though as of 2/7/13 there are only 89 places left so get yours booked.

The Wall

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Two entreped and rather daft Meltham runners, ran “The Wall” race on Saturday 22nd June. The course is 69 miles from Carlisle Castle to The Millenium Bridge in Newcastle along the course of Hadrians Wall, with a time limit of 24 hours to complete. Nick Thompson ran the distance in 16:05:39 and Andy Lang in 14:55:20. There was a mixture of terrian with roads and trail running plus a mixture of weather with rain showers in the morning and hot sunshine in the afternoon.


Joe Percy 2013

Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The Joe Percy inter club run was held at Thurstonland Cricket Club on Evening of Monday 17th of June. There were some great performances by Meltham runners on the night. 3rd in the M45 category was Andy Whitworth; 1st in M70 category was John Hobbs; 1st in M75 category was Jeff Taylor; 1st in F55 category was Gilly Markham and 3rd in F60 category was Fiona McArthur. Well done to them all, full results can be found here.

Marsden 10 Challenge

Posted: Monday, June 10th, 2013

On Sunday 9th of June the next race in the club championship was run, the Marsden 10 mile Challenge. There was a big turn out of runners from Meltham AC and some competitive inter club running with 6 runners finishing within 4 minutes of one another. Andy Whitworth was our fastest runner finishing in 1:08:36 to claim 9th place. Followed by Penny Ditchfield in 1:13:46, claiming 3rd female place. There were some good results for others as well notably Christian Lloyd who beat his previous time by 8 mins and Adele Tayles who beat her previous best by 7 mins. Full results can be found here.


Once again a big thank you to Andrew Thrippleton for sharing his fantastic photos with us.


Wharfedale Half Marathon

Posted: Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Four Meltham AC runners competed in the next race on our fell championship, the Wharfedale Half Marathon on Saturday 1st June. The race was run in bright sunshine with great views of the Yorkshire Dales. First back for Meltham was Jeff Miller in 2:01:58 closely followed 6 seconds later by Ray McArthur in 2:02:04. Jeff said “Ray would have had me if it was 100 yds longer…I was running on fumes”. Andy Hargreaves was next in 2:12:59 and Fiona McArthur came in 2:37:22. Well done all, full results can be found here. A big thank you to Andrew Thrippleton for the use of his photos.




Bank Holiday Weekend – Edinburgh Marathon and PBs

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013

On Sunday 26th May, four Meltham Ac runners competed in the Edinburgh marathon an old favourite with the club and billed as the fastest marathon in the UK. Well done to Hayley Lomas, 3:56:52, Richard Beaumont and Tony Crosby, 4:05:39 and John Gray, 5:02:52.

There were two PBs at the weekend also. On Saturday 25th, Adele Tayles broke her PB in the Parkrun again with a time of 22:51 to celebrate her 50th Parkrun. Mark Cope also got a PB in the Parkrun with a time of 20:09. Well done to both of you.

Well done also to Penny Ditchfield who ran in the Manchester BUPA great run on Saturday 25th and recorded another 10K PB with a time of 38:39. A fabulous time that made her 8th non-elite female and first in her category. Well done Penny, really great running.


Another great weekend of running for Meltham AC

Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Meltham AC had another great weekend of running this week. Starting with new member Jeff Miller running the iconic Fairfield Horseshoe fell race on Saturday 11th. The race from Rydal House near Grasmere in the Lake district took place in terrible weather with wind and rain lashing the runners.  As Jeff said “serious climbs, fast descents, route finding and tricky terrain; all wrapped up in wind, rain, hail and cloud”. A full report and results can be found here.

On Sunday 12th the next championship run, The Sheffield Half Marathon, was run from the Don Valley stadium in Sheffield. Meltham were lead in by Penny Ditchfield again in a great time of 1:25:52. Adele Tayles achieved a PB with her time of 1:50:11. Other runners were, Mark Cope, Richard Beaumont, Tony Crosby, Gilly Markham and Ruth Thomas, in a great club effort all ran under 2 hours. Full results here.


Bluebell 2013

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Meltham AC members were running in the Bluebell Trail 10 on Sunday 5th May. The 10 mile multi-terrain race through woodland, canal towpaths, tracks trails, cobbled streets and a river crossing is hosted by Stainland Lions, thank you to them for a fantastic event.

Congratulations to Penny Ditchfield who posted a great time of 1:17:44 to win the Ladies race. Penny was aided by Andy Whitworth 1:17:45, followed by Mark Hoath 1:35:04, Christian Lloyd 1:35:04, Mike Harrison 01:46:23, Gilly Markham 01:47:27 and Martin Sturdy 01:54:14. Full Results can be found here

Thanks to “Huddersfield Parkrun” Facebook page for the following photos.