Withins Skyline 2014
Sunday 12th October 2014 - The 23rd Withins Skyline
BM - 12km/300m from Penistone Hill Country Park, near Haworth, W Yorks (GR 025364).
Race starts 11.30am, entry £4 on the day only
PM/NS. Over 18 only
Records 39:26 Tom Adams 2014, f 48:39 Jo Waites 2006
Cadbury's Curly Wurly to all finishers. Free coffee and biscuits.
We are taking a leaf out of the Junior Rat Run races again by having senior fancy dress prizes with the theme being Halloween of course. So if there are any witches, horrors or monsters out there who fancy a run, a prize could await you.
Autumn and the great weather it brings will soon be on its way and that means the challenge of Haworth Moor will be calling you, after all you know you love Penistone Hill and the 'pleasure' it brings. Last year Ilkley Harrier Tom Adams won the race in 39:26 taking two minutes off Olympic & now Commonwealth Triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee's record of 41:28 with Simon Bailey in second. Rachel Chambers of Sale Harriers won the ladies in 50:49 from Lindsey Brindle, but the record holder is still Jo Waites of Calder Valley with 48:29 set in 2006.
Google Map of course (same as recent years)
NB: entry forms for the Auld Lang Syne race will NOT be available at Withins this year due to the Withins race being earlier than normal, this will stop anyone sending in entries early. But entry forms will be on this website on 31st October for entries to open on 1st November.
But 3 entries for the 2014 Auld Lang Syne race will be on offer to Withins runners in the free prize draw, you must be at the Old Sun Hotel prizegiving to win.
Curly Wurly Rat Runs
CS. Date & venue as above, starts from 10.30.
£1 entry on the day only.
U8 (over 6) 0.8km/30m; U10/12/14 1.6km/50m; U16 U U18 3.2km/100m. See the Quarry Runs page for records and a course map.
It's Rat Run time kids so let's see you trying to follow in the foot steps of World, Olympic &
now Commonwealth Triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee by winning a Quarry Run which he
did in 2001. Don't worry too much if you're not on top form, we remember when World, Olympic
Bronze & Commonwealth Silver medallist Jonathan Brownlee ran in the BU12 race where he
finished fourth and look at him now.
Remember for the not so fast runners out there, you can always run in fancy dress - we have many chocolate prizes on offer, the theme is anything ratty or Halloween. We're sure there's a few little horrors or monsters out there, and we want to see them, even though mum and dad don't!
All finishers receive a Precision Pest Management goody bag containing a Cadburys Curly Wurly, a Flump, bag of crisps, popping candy, a chocolate mouse and a Curly Wurly Rat Run certificate along with a carton of pop.
Prizes are extensive with at least the first three boys and first three girls in U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18 all having choice of the table, plus all prize winners will collect a toffee or chocolate apple including fancy dress. To end the day with even more fun don't forget the famous chocolate throw out.
Read all about the Curly Wurly Rat Runs in the Spring 2009 Fellrunner magazine article here.