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Meltham 10k – 2018 results

Posted: Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Thanks to the 327 of you who took part in another successful running of the 2018 Meltham Tough 10k.

We hope you had a good time and enjoyed the post race cake!

Full results are available on the UKResults website.

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Meltham 10k – 2016 race results and photos

Posted: Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Thank you to all the runners who took part in the Meltham (tough) 10k today, we hope you had a great race.

Results for the race are now online | Race photos from Flaming Photography

We’ll post any other news, photos etc on the website here and also in on our Facebook page. If you enjoyed the race and can spare a minute, we’d love to hear your feedback or any race reports you write on your blog.

Meltham 10k – 2016 event information

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2016

We look forward to welcoming all the runners who have entered our annual 10k race on the challenging roads around Meltham!

Please note that for runner safety we ask that you do not wear headphones or listen to music on the course.

For further information, previous results and more, visit our full race page.

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2016 Race Route

Cop Hill Race 2013

Posted: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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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.


Dovestone Diamond

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013

The next race in the Meltham Championship, The Dovestone Diamond was run on Wednesday 29th May. Meltham AC were well represented with 12 members in the race. After lots of rain for a couple of days before the race, the course was quiet wet and muddy. First Meltham AC runner was Graeme Lee who took Mark Cope’s place at the last minute, in 47:44, followed by Steve Perren and Paul Elliott. Well done also to Adele Tayles who came in first  in her category. Full results and pictures can be found here.



A big thank you to Jason and Colin for hosting a great friendly event, which was well organised with excellent marshalling. Catering and real ale available at the finish.


Meltham 10k Results

Posted: Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Many thanks from the whole club to all those who competed, marshalled and organised today’s Meltham 10k.  We had another fabulous turnout and suitably pleasant conditions for a late-January fixture.

The results are now available here, or you can follow the links on the Meltham 10k page.  Race photos taken by Flaming Photography.

Road Runners 10k and Club Champs Final Results

Posted: Sunday, March 13th, 2011

The Huddersfield Road Runners 10k on the 27th February was the traditional final race on the Meltham AC Club Championships calendar, and so was the last opportunity to accumulate points towards the main Club and Handicap Championships.

The race itself saw a clear victory for Holmfirth’s Matthew Pierson in a time of 34.05, and in the women’s race victory was for Amy Green of Keighley & Craven AC in 39.54.  Full results can be found on the Huddersfield Road Runners website.  Meltham AC had an excellent numer of finishers, 17 in total, and their times and positions are listed below:

  • 10 0.37.57 Rob James M 06:06.3 4/106
  • 22 0.39.55 Matthew Dillingham M 06:25.3 9/106
  • 53 0.43.27 Mick Lunn M40 06:59.4 9/60
  • 79 0.44.47 Chris Oldfield M35 07:12.3 13/51
  • 80 0.44.47 Raymond McArthur M55 07:12.3 2/25
  • 114 0.46.42 John Hobbs M65 07:30.8 1/6
  • 128 0.47.34 Nigel Thomas M50 07:39.2 9/33
  • 141 0.48.12 Paul Elliott M45 07:45.3 15/39
  • 164 0.49.08 Mike Harrison M50 07:54.3 14/33
  • 179 0.49.41 Hayley Lomas F35 07:59.6 6/30
  • 199 0.51.10 Mark Cope M40 08:13.9 35/60
  • 201 0.51.14 Susan Heap F45 08:14.6 1/20
  • 219 0.51.51 Jeffrey Taylor M70 08:20.5 1/4
  • 286 0.55.08 Martin Sturdy M50 08:52.2 21/33
  • 316 0.56.29 Fiona McArthur F55 09:05.2 4/9
  • 348 0.57.48 Robert Page M60 09:17.9 11/15
  • 435 1.04.30 Hannah Spring F35 10:22.6 25/30

The Club Championships were thus concluded and the final and full results can be viewed now.  The winners of each Championship were announced as follows:

Ladies Champion                                              -              Sue Heap
Men Champion                                                 -              Ray McArthur
Ladies Champion (Handicap)                       -              Fiona McArthur
Men’s Champion (Handicap)                       -              Mick Lunn
Ladies Fell Champion                                      -              Gilly Markham
Men Fell Champion                                         -              Ray McArthur
Ladies Fell Champion (Handicap)               -              Fiona McArthur
Men’s Fell Champion (Handicap)               -              Andy Hargreaves
Team Champions                                             -              Chris Oldfield, Matt Dillingham, Andy Tyack

Winter Handicap

Posted: Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Winter Handicap 2011 Runners

A relatively mild, but ultimately windy day was the setting for this year’s first club race, with 15 members taking part in the Meltham AC Winter Handicap 2011.  The 2.7mile loop took in part of the Cop Hill Fell race course, and, although there was plenty of mud under foot, there was less than many had feared at the start line.

Matt Dillingham completed the course in the fastest time of 18.17, but this was only good enough to come tied 3rd in the handicap results.  The title was taken by Mick Lunn who had an excellent run finishing with an overall handicap time of 26.34.  Penny Ditchfield was his closest overall rival with a handicap time of 27.39, putting her 2nd, just 8 seconds clear of Giles Bailey and Matt Dillingham, who managed to tie for the final position on the podium.

Position Name Handicap Time Actual Time
1 Mick Lunn 26.34 20.34
2 Penny Ditchfield 27.39 21.39
3 Giles Bailey 27.47 20.17
3 Matt Dillingham 27.47 18.17
5 Ray McArthur 27.52 19.52
6 Barry Tyas 27.57 22.27
7 Gilly Markham 28.12 25.12
8 Mark Cope 28.47 26.47
9 Chris Oldfield 28.50 20.50
10 Nigel Thomas 29.12 23.12
11 Mike Harrison 29.29 22.59
12 Graham Sykes 29.32 21.32
13 Ruth Thomas 30.41 27.41
14 Martin Sturdy 30.58 26.28
15 Fiona McArthur 31.18 30.18

Winter Handicap 2011 Winners

Cop Hill Fell Race Results

Posted: Monday, November 8th, 2010

On behalf of Meltham AC, we would like to thank all competitors who took part in the Cop Hill Fell Race this weekend.  Again we were blessed with ideal conditions – late Autumn sunshine, a light breeze and a crisp temperature.

The results are now online on our Cop Hill page.  In summary, the men’s race was won by Ben Crowther of Halifax Harriers in a time of 39:21 and the women’s race by Katie Walshaw of Holmfirth Harriers in a time of 41:20.  Holmfirth had further success taking both the men’s and women’s team prizes.


  • 1st – Ben Crowther – Halifax Harriers – 39:21
  • 2nd – Matthew Pierson – Holmfirth Harriers – 39:59
  • 3rd – Alistair Langron – Holmfirth Harriers – 40:10


  • 1st - Katie Walshaw -  Holmfirth Harriers – 41:20
  • 2nd – Helen Berry -  Holmfirth Harriers – 43:39
  • 3rd – Julia Johnson -  Holmfirth Harriers – 48:36

Male Vet Categories

  • MV40 – Nicholas Charlesworth – Wharfedale – 40:20
  • MV45 – Mick Stenton - Dark Peak – 41:57
  • MV50 – Andy Normandale – York – 41:26
  • MV55 – Phil Grimes – Halifax – 42:39
  • MV60 – Tony Hesketh – Horwich – 48:55
  • MV65 – Tim Cock – Holmfirth Harriers – 56:55

Female Vet Categories

  • FV35 – Emma Gregory – Bowland – 49:53
  • FV40 – Marisol Carrera-Viva – Bingley – 50:45
  • FV45 – Sharon Williams – Ilkley – 52:24
  • FV50 – Charmain Heaton – Retford – 61:40
  • FV55 – Lesley Ewart – Holmfirth Harriers – 52:00

Team Male – Holmfirth Harriers – Pierson, Langron, Baxter

Team Female – Holmfirth Harriers – Walshaw, Berry, Johnson