Archive for January, 2013

Meltham 10k Report

Posted: Sunday, January 27th, 2013

After the sterling work of Meltham AC members yesterday morning and heavy overnight rain, the course of the Meltham 10K was in good condition for the race. Heavy rain and sleet threatened before, but cleared for the race. 232 runners made it around the classic course. Results can be found here. Well done to Martin Sauders or Rothwell Harriers for winning the race in 36:02 and Penny Ditchfield of Meltham AC for winning the Ladies race in 42:26. A special well done to Vikki Hart who despite pulling her calf muscle half way round still finished the race. We have had some photos of the race sent to us by Philip Bland, a big thank you to him, to see them click here.

Harrison Lane.

Rain before the start.

 Cakes provided by club members after the race.

Meltham 10K Still On – Snowy Conditions Latest

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013

After a great team effort by members of Meltham AC to remove snow from the start of the Meltham 10K it has been decided that the race will still be on tomorrow. However, we can not guarantee that snow will be completely gone from all the course so runners will be expected to tread carefully and exercise common sense during the race. Can we also please ask you to leave wet and dirty shoes by the door of the Community centre.

Please travel only if it is safe to do so and check the travel news before you set off.


Meltham AC members clearing snow for tomorrows race.


Meltham 10K – Snowy conditions

Posted: Monday, January 21st, 2013

We have had requests for information on whether the Meltham 10K is still on due to the present snowy conditions. At present it is too early to make a prediction as to conditions on Sunday, but the BBC weather forecast is for rain on Saturday and Sunday which should allow the race to continue. If the weather is still bad we will make a decision on Saturday evening and post it here and on the facebook page.


Marsden to Edale Trigger Race

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013

Well done to Steve Perrin who ran the tough cross country Trigger Race from Marsden to Edale on 13/1/13. The race was held for the second time on Sunday. Entrants navigate their way from Marsden over Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder to Edale, visiting three trigs points on route. The linear route is measured at 20 miles with 4500 feet climb. Steve managed it in a great time of 4:56:06.



Full results can be found here.

Winter Handicap 2013

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013

Sunday 6th of January saw the first race on our calendar in 2013, the club handicap. The course is a tough cross country one around the local hills, made harder this year by the wet weather which made it very muddy. The fastest time around the course was set by Andy Whitworth in a time of 18:35. The handicap was won by Fiona McArthur, second was John Gray and third was Mark Cope. Full Results can be seen here Winter Handcap Results 2013. We celebrated  the race after with a curry at the Cinnamon Lodge in Meltham.


Runners before the race

Winter Handicap 2013 winners