Auld Lang Syne 2009

Old Legover

380 people ran on the course last used in 2003, and from the comments and pictures on the FRA Forum Thread enjoyed it. Alistair Brownlee won in 39.35, with Olyvia Walwn first lady.


Results here


David Brett's photos -

Paul's photos from the start, and finish.

Dave's photos from the finish and prize presentation


On YouTube

Race Details

Thursday 31st December 2009. DALESIDE BREWERY AULD LANG SYNE (R). BM. 11.30 a.m. From Penistone Hill Country Park, nr Haworth, Keighley (GR 025364). Entries full: limit 400, no EOD. Teams free. PM/NS. Over 16. The race will be started by Louis Holmes, who will also be judging the fancy dress competition.

(Sorry, no junior Quarry Runs at this race.)


Change of course due to snow ... Dave's scouts (incl. Holmesy) have been out on the course and discovered dangerous ice and generally nasty conditions on the tracks and bridleways, So the race will revert to the 'old' course last used in 2003 ...
Part way up t'Stoop
Turn left and run beside drainage ditch
Turn right up Stairs Lane
Turn right at Top of Stairs and back to the Stoop stone
Straight back to the finish
We'll check the distance and post a map (maybe) and the old records (34.01 Holmesy, 40.05 Sarah Rowell we think) here ...

Entry List

There is no entry on the day this year, sorry. For the first time this race is affected by a limit on race numbers. The 2008 race had a record 560+ starters; the 2009 limit is 400; so a pre-entry system was reluctantly put in place. Entries opened on 1st November and the limit was reached on 17th November. The entry list is here. There will be no refunds and no transfers (and remember FRA rules require you to run under your own name).

Race Day Procedure


FRA Forum Thread