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    Some Calder Valley Rounds

    Hello people,

    Following some miserable experiences on my first few AL races this summer, I set out to design some local training routes around Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd which I believe (if I've done my maths right) to meet AL standard length/elevation/difficulty. I'd like to share these routes and see some of you take a crack at them as a set of challenges. The routes don't all necessarily hit specific landmarks (although they naturally do in some instances), they've been designed purely to hit as much elevation as possible.

    It'd be nice to see people take on the routes if its interesting at all to any of you.

    The routes are as follows:

    Todmorden Round – approx. 20 miles / 1550m

    Start – Todmorden Town Hall – SD 93659 24137
    CP 1 – Stones Lane – SD 92595 23473
    CP 2 – Trough Edge End – SD 90600 21882
    CP 3 – Ramsden Clough Reservoir top end) – SD 91269 21057
    CP 4 – Ramsden Hill – SD 91708 20695
    CP 5 - Stile crossing at Cranberry Dam - SD 92602 20420
    CP 6 – Noon Hill (1st wind turbine) – SD 92962 19923
    CP 7 – Warland Reservoir NW corner – SD 95452 21466
    CP 8 – Gaddings Dam Northern Corner - SD 94825 22550
    CP 9 – Bride Stones Trig Point – SD 93236 26730
    CP 10 – Flower Scar – SD 90545 24880
    Finish – Todmorden Town Hall – SD 93659 24137

    Hebden Bridge Round – approx. 18.5 miles /1550m

    Start – Hebden Bridge Town Square – SD 99297 27265
    CP 1 – The cross pub, Heptonstall – SD 98738 28063
    CP 2 – New Bridge - SD 98886 29124
    CP 3 – Shackleton – SD 98347 29554
    CP 4 – Turn Hill – SD 98183 30634
    CP 5 – Walshaw – SD 97414 31353
    CP 6 – Clough Head / Pennine Way – SD 96225 29831
    CP 7 – Colden Clough Bridge – SD 96811 28201
    CP 8 – Stoodley Pike – SD 97307 24198
    CP 9 – Sheeptstones Edge Trig Point – SE 01484 27817
    CP 10 – Sandy Gate – SD 99815 27601
    CP 11 – Old Town Cricket Club – SD 99849 28497
    CP 12 – The cross pub, Heptonstall – SD 98738 28063
    Finish – Hebden Bridge Town Square – SD 99297 27265


    Mytholmroyd Double Round – approx. 15 miles / 1400m

    Start – Shoulder of Mutton Pub – SE 01204 25789
    CP 1 – Top of Woods at Daisy Bank – SE 00255 25528
    CP 2 – Sign post at Broad Head / Erringden Moor – SD 99530 25421
    CP 3 - Sheepstones Edge Trig Point – SE 01484 27817
    CP 4 – Crow Hill – SE 02251 27685
    CP 5 – Brearley crossing – SE 02663 26059
    CP 6 – Scout Road – SE 02500 25415
    CP 7 – Stake Lane – SE 01573 25249
    Halfway Point* / Finish - Shoulder of Mutton Pub – SE 01204 25789

    *At this point you must either repeat the route again in a clockwise loop (as per your previous lap) to qualify.


    Rules

    You are welcome to choose your own routes, but I have set up all the checkpoints to try to get the maximum amount of climbing, but you are welcome to pick your own lines and routes to get to each checkpoint.

    If you do have an any attempts, please do post it in this thread along with a strava or garmin link so that the attempt can be verified (no stopping the watch, please use race mode in strava).

    Other than that, have fun and hopefully it’ll make for some good training for anyone trying to get better at bigger fell races or Bob Graham rounds and things like that.

    Current FKT’s:

    The current FKT for the rounds are as follows:

    Todmorden Round:
    Anthony Lee and Ricky Parrish - 5:12:52

    Hebden Bridge Round:
    No known attempts

    Mytholmroyd Double Round:

    No known attempts (I have done it myself but my watch ran out of battery near with about 500m before the finish, so I can’t verify it, but my time was 3:14:48 up to that point.

    I'm sure the times i'm posting can easily be smashed to pieces haha.

    thanks

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    This might also be of interest:

    https://www.gofar.org.uk/calder-valley-round

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOUNTAIN MAN View Post
    This might also be of interest:

    https://www.gofar.org.uk/calder-valley-round
    Yeah i've been meaning to do that one for a while but i like putting my own routes together too. I have a few ideas for even bigger routes, but need to work up to that really as 20 miles is my biggest distance so far

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