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    Calder V Round 2012 onwards

    CALDER VALLEY ROUND - 16 miles and 4000'

    This is a training run cum challenge equivalent to a Category AL fell race. It starts from Mytholmroyd - full details are on its own web page here:

    http://www.gofar.org.uk/caldervalley...challenge.html
    it is recommended you use the route sheet as well as the pdf map


    To add a bit of interest there are a range of Target Times for 2012 :

    Elite - sub 2-45, A class - sub 3-15, Standard - over 3-15

    It's all on the web page but it's all dead simple:

    •Download the route sheet/map from the web page.
    •Run round the route at any time to suit yourself.
    •Register your time and club on this thread.
    •Personal registrations only please - do not register other runners times.
    •Like most worthwhile things in life this all depends on honesty so please stick strictly to the route described.
    •A results summary will be published in July then at the year end.

    Good Running and Good Luck in 2012 and ever after!!!
    Last edited by MOUNTAIN MAN; 02-05-2012 at 06:19 PM.

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    I'm crocked at the moment so had a leisurely stroll round this with a mate who is a walker. Stopped off at new cricket club cafe at Old Town for morning coffee. Clocked up 6-15 which must be a record........ for the slowest time

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    Re: Calder V Round 2012 onward

    MM, good arrows. I will be having a trot round on saturday Morning. What are the stones down to pecket like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodders View Post
    MM, good arrows. I will be having a trot round on saturday Morning. What are the stones down to pecket like?
    At the pace we were going no problem at all!! They were not as greasy as I thought they might be so should be Ok for running down if your shoes have reasonable grip. The path across Erringdon moor is very obvious now and the path through the nature reserve was quite churned up - probably from The Hebden traffic!

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    Re: Calder V Round 2012 onward

    Thanks for the info, I will post later on Saturday.

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    Might have to have a bash at this soon - not knowing the area particularly well I'll probably have a slow route-finding trot round, then a full tilt at it when more confident with it all. Looks like a good route though.

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    Re: Calder V Round 2012 onward

    Just back from a nice round. pb of 2:55:56. Saw two Roe deer at Jockey Gate. they ran accross the path, I froze, they froze, we watched each other for a minute, then they ghosted off. Great. Also saw some Lamas in a field near there. Very eclectic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodders View Post
    Just back from a nice round. pb of 2:55:56. Saw two Roe deer at Jockey Gate. they ran accross the path, I froze, they froze, we watched each other for a minute, then they ghosted off. Great. Also saw some Lamas in a field near there. Very eclectic.
    Great stuff Rodders. I would think it's drying out quite nicely now. On a good spring day it certainly takes some beating as a run what with the wild flowers and all that. I just hope I can get fit again so I can do it justice.

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    I got round to doing this today (Mon 27/02/12) and the stats were:
    Shiny Beast - Pudsey & Bramley
    WL Start 10:05 Old Town Mill 10:32 (27m) Gibson Mill 10:56 (51m) Staups Mill 11:37 (1h 32m) Stoodley Pike 12:11 (2h 06m) Tk Jctn 12:31 (2h 26m)
    Park Cottages 12:39 (2h 34m) WL Finish 12:46 (2h 41m)

    Overall impressions were that its a really nice run. Conditions were good with it soft underfoot but not too sapping through the various bogs/fields you encounter and the forecast rain never got beyond a refreshing drizzle. Very useful to recce it, as I had done previously, although I still ended up missing the trod on Erringden Moor which was pretty silly as I know that bit pretty well from various races etc but it prob only cost me a few minutes. I really enjoyed some of the descents through the woods at Pecket Clough and down to Staups Mill. Hardest bits I found were the various uphill drags in open fields i.e at the start to Hill Head Farm and on those diagonal paths to Blackshaw Head. The tailwind I had up Stoodley Pike and off t'other side were really handy.

    Definitely a really good outing - cheers for providing the route etc MM
    Harry

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    Re: Calder V Round 2012 onward

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    I got round to doing this today (Mon 27/02/12) and the stats were:
    Shiny Beast - Pudsey & Bramley
    WL Start 10:05 Old Town Mill 10:32 (27m) Gibson Mill 10:56 (51m) Staups Mill 11:37 (1h 32m) Stoodley Pike 12:11 (2h 06m) Tk Jctn 12:31 (2h 26m)
    Park Cottages 12:39 (2h 34m) WL Finish 12:46 (2h 41m)
    That's an excellent time for a first run Harry - one of the top 5 times. Perhaps now you know the route and in better conditions you might be within striking distance of Tom Brunt's 2-23 !!

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