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Race Listing for West Yorkshire

Date Event Location Results
28 Feb 2024 Leeds 5K Series FebruaryBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, LeedsResults
03 Mar 2024 Liversedge Half MarathonRoberttown Common, LiversedgeResults
03 Mar 2024 Red Hot Toddy 10KCentre Vale Park, Todmorden
03 Mar 2024 Ian Roberts Memorial Fell RaceMarsden Cricket Club, Huddersfield
03 Mar 2024 Ilkley Moor Fell RaceWells Road, IlkleyResults
09 Mar 2024 Welcome Way Trail Race & UltramarathonOltey Cricket Club, Otley
09 Mar 2024 Haworth HobbleHaworth Primary School, Haworth
09 Mar 2024 Heights 10K Trail Run SpringColne Valley High School, Linthwaite
10 Mar 2024 Keighley 10K & 5KVictoria Park, Keighley
16 Mar 2024 Spring Canal Canter Day 1Leeds Liverpool Canal, Kirkstall
16 Mar 2024 Flower Scar Fell RaceTodmorden Cricket Club, Todmorden
17 Mar 2024 Spring Canal Canter Day 2Leeds Liverpool Canal, Kirkstall
24 Mar 2024 Canalathon UltraSowerby Bridge Cricket Club, Sowerby Bridge
24 Mar 2024 Wakefield Hospice 10KThornes Park Athletics Stadium, Wakefield
24 Mar 2024 Spen 20Princess Mary Stadium, Cleckheaton
25 Mar 2024 Fewston & Swinsty Reservoir Run Day 1Fewston & Swinsty Reservoirs, Otley
26 Mar 2024 Stride Into Spring MarchCalder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
27 Mar 2024 We Need To Talk About ChevinThe Black Horse, Otley
27 Mar 2024 Leeds 5K Series MarchBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, Leeds
29 Mar 2024 Fewston & Swinsty Reservoir Run Day 5Swinsty & Fewston Reservoir, Otley
31 Mar 2024 Guiseley Gallop 10KWest Side Retail Park, Guiseley
06 Apr 2024 John's April Fool FrollickMyrtle Park, Bingley
07 Apr 2024 Baildon Boundary Way Half MarathonBaildon Rugby & Cricket Sports Club, Shipley
07 Apr 2024 Bramham Park Trail RunsBramham Park, Wetherby
13 Apr 2024 Skipton Skedaddle Trail Race & UltramarathonSkipton Auction Mart, Skipton
13 Apr 2024 Spring HustleMeanwood, Leeds
14 Apr 2024 'Sithee at Slawit' SlogWaves Community Centre, Slaithwaite
14 Apr 2024 Run Yorkshire Roundhay Half Marathon & 10K AprilRoundhay Park, Leeds
21 Apr 2024 Leeds Running Festival AprilRoundhay Park, Leeds
21 Apr 2024 Brighouse 10KElland Bridge, Nr Brighouse
24 Apr 2024 Leeds 5K Series AprilBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, Leeds
27 Apr 2024 Calderdale Way Ultra Trail RacesHeptonstall Social & Bowling, Heptonstall
28 Apr 2024 Willow Valley FlyerBrighouse Sports Club, Brighouse
28 Apr 2024 Sue Ryder Mascot Gold CupThe Racecourse, Wetherby
30 Apr 2024 Stride Into Spring AprilCalder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
04 May 2024 Tag Team Trail RaceThe Abbey Inn, Leeds
05 May 2024 Dandelions at DawnTemple Newsam, Leeds
11 May 2024 Marsden Moors & Marsden Moors MarathonParochial Hall, Marsden
11 May 2024 Pretty Muddy LeedsTemple Newsam, Leeds
11 May 2024 Race For Life LeedsTemple Newsam, Leeds
12 May 2024 Rob Burrow Leeds MarathonSt. Michael's Lane, Leeds
12 May 2024 Leeds Half MarathonCity Centre, Leeds
18 May 2024 Otley High Views Trail Race & UltraOtley Cricket Club, Otley
18 May 2024 Race for Life BradfordLister Park, Bradford
18 May 2024 Up the Odda 10KHawksworth School, Hawksworth
19 May 2024 Pontefract 10KPontefract Park, Pontefract
19 May 2024 Atalanta Womens 5K & 10KTown Hall, Hebden Bridge
19 May 2024 Cookridge Community 10KCookridge Village Scout Hall, Leeds
22 May 2024 Leeds 5K Series MayBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, Leeds
26 May 2024 John Carr 5K Day Of The 5000 PBsGreenhead Athletics Track, Keighley
26 May 2024 Wuthering Heights WanderBronte Old School Room, Haworth
26 May 2024
Postponed
Epilepsy Action Bradford 10K
Centenary Square, Bradford
27 May 2024 Pete Shields Ilkley Trail RaceIlkley Lido, Ilkley
28 May 2024 Stride Into Spring MayCalder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
02 Jun 2024 The Drop BrighouseBig Shots Café, Brighouse
02 Jun 2024 NorthowRun 5 MilerNorthowram Sports Club, Halifax
05 Jun 2024 Otley Chevin Fell RaceStation Road, Otley
06 Jun 2024 Bronte 5Haworth Cricket Club, Haworth
08 Jun 2024 Heights 10K Trail Run SummerColne Valley High School, Linthwaite
09 Jun 2024 Bradford Millennium Way RelayBradford & Bingley Sports Club, Bingley
09 Jun 2024 Doko Challenge NorthRoundhay Park, Leeds
09 Jun 2024 Marsden 10 Mile RaceConservative Club, Marsden
12 Jun 2024 Otley 10Otley Cricket Club, Otley
12 Jun 2024 Joe Percy 10KStorthes Hall Park, Huddersfield
15 Jun 2024 Shadwell 10KShadwell Primary School, Leeds
15 Jun 2024 Race For Life WakefieldThomes Park, Wakefield
15 Jun 2024 Pretty Muddy WakefieldThomas Park, Wakefield
16 Jun 2024 Summer ExtravaganzaWyther Lane Kirkstall, Leeds
16 Jun 2024 Manorlands PaintRushBradford and Bingley Rugby Club, Bingley
19 Jun 2024 Leeds 5K Series JuneBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, Leeds
22 Jun 2024 School RunGreengates Rd, Holmfirth
23 Jun 2024 RunForJoOakwell Hall & Country Park, Birstall
23 Jun 2024 Cragg ChallengeCragg Road, Mytholmroyd
23 Jun 2024 Leeds 10KLeeds City Centre, Leeds
23 Jun 2024 Race For Life HuddersfieldGreenhead Park, Huddersfield
25 Jun 2024 Stride Into Spring JuneCalder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
26 Jun 2024 Hyde Park Harriers Summer MileWoodhouse Moor, Leeds
29 Jun 2024 Inflatable 5K LeedsHarewood House, Leeds
29 Jun 2024 Endure 24 LeedsBramham Park, Leeds
30 Jun 2024 Lindley 10KLindley, Huddersfield
05 Jul 2024 Holme Valley 5 MilerHolmbridge Church Hall, Holmfirth
06 Jul 2024 Dales High Way UltraVictoria Hall, Saltaire
07 Jul 2024 Helen Windsor 10KGreetland All Rounders Club, Halifax
14 Jul 2024 'Ruddy' Rothwell's CakeathonRothwell Park, Leeds
14 Jul 2024 Ilkley Half MarathonDenton Road, IIkley
17 Jul 2024 Hepworth TrailHepworth Football Club, Holmfirth
24 Jul 2024 Leeds 5K Series JulyBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, Leeds
28 Jul 2024 Sir Titus Trot SummerCaroline Street Club, Saltaire
28 Jul 2024 Holme Moss Fell RaceCartworth Moor Cricket Club, Holmfirth
01 Aug 2024 Rock up n' Run 1Waters Road, Marsden
03 Aug 2024 Six Dales Trail Race & UltramarathonOtley Cricket Club, Otley
03 Aug 2024 She Strides UltraWadsworth Community Centre, Hebden Bridge
03 Aug 2024 Ultra Loop Temple NewsamTemple Newsam, Leeds
04 Aug 2024 Blimey It's Blistering At BingleyFisherman Inn, Bingley
04 Aug 2024 Judy Jaunt 5Horsfall Community Stadium, Bradford
18 Aug 2024 Leeds Running Festival AugustRoundhay Park, Leeds
28 Aug 2024 Leeds 5K Series AugustBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, Leeds
31 Aug 2024 Heights Ultra TrailColne Valley High School, Linthwaite
31 Aug 2024 Heights Trail 27KColne Valley High School, Linthwaite
31 Aug 2024 Heights 10K Trail Run AutumnColne Valley High School, Linthwaite
07 Sep 2024 Yorkshire Reservoir Dogs Trail Race & UltraOtley Cricket Club, Otley
15 Sep 2024 Pudsey Legal 10KPudsey Leisure Centre, Pudsey
15 Sep 2024 Marsden MadnessMarsden, Huddersfield
15 Sep 2024 Wetherby Run 10KThe Racecourse, Wetherby
25 Sep 2024 Leeds 5K Series SeptemberBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, Leeds
28 Sep 2024 Holme Valley Trail Half MarathonHolmbridge Church Hall, Holmfirth
28 Sep 2024 Stairway to HeavenChurch Hall, Holmbridge
29 Sep 2024 Sir Titus Autumn Fudge TrudgeCaroline Street Club, Saltaire
05 Oct 2024 John's April Fool BackwardsMyrtle Park, Bingley
06 Oct 2024 Run Yorkshire Half Marathon, 10K & 5KRoundhay Park, Leeds
11 Oct 2024 York 5K Series OctoberUniversity Sport Village, York
12 Oct 2024 Calverley ChaosThe Railway Inn, Calverley
23 Oct 2024 Leeds 5K Series OctoberBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, Leeds
27 Oct 2024 Hubble Bubble Trail RunsKirkstall, Leeds
09 Nov 2024 Holly HustleThe Meanwood Institute, Leeds
17 Nov 2024 Tadcaster 10The Barn, Tadcaster
27 Nov 2024 Leeds 5K Series NovemberBrownlee Centre Cycle Circuit, Leeds

About the area

Leeds 10k

Whether you're after a plod in the Pennines, a riverside run, or a canal canter, West Yorkshire has it all! The region is home to one of the UK's most vibrant cities (Leeds), as well as areas of great natural beauty (Calder Valley, Yorkshire Dales), and the towns that highlight the region's rich industrial heritage (Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax).

The area has a rich running heritage too. One club with a great West Yorkshire tradition is Crossgates Harriers. We speak to club secretary Michael Murphy who tells us about the club's plans for their 30th anniversary this year. Part of these celebrations will include a takeover of their local Temple Newsham parkrun.

Also celebrating a significant anniversary is the Run For All Leeds 10K, which turned 10 in July. Run For All also stages Leeds Half Marathon, celebrating its 32nd anniversary in 2017.

One event that generated a lot of publicity in 2013 was the Wetherby 10K, after 19 runners were disqualified for wearing headphones. The event is about far more than strongly enforced rules though. It has become a firm favourite with West Yorkshire runners and acts as an ideal training event for Yorkshire Marathon and the Great North Run.

A more irreverent race is Team OA's Wineathlon held in Huddersfield. The 9-mile trail run has feed stations every two miles featuring ' you guessed it ' wine samples. Hopefully this will help you go from wining ways to winning ways…

The flourishing West Yorkshire running scene is helped in no small part by initiatives such as Run Leeds. The project is a collaboration between England Athletics and Leeds City Council aiming to provide opportunities for people to run recreationally in the city. Ben Fraser from Run Leeds tells runABC North how they're going about doing that and how you can become involved with the project. Read on to find out why West is best!

Lots to choose from a wide menu of groups, clubs, races and routes. So what's stopping you?

Check out some of what West Yorkshire has to offer to runners below.

Running clubs in West Yorkshire

Club focus: Marsden Racers

Marsden Racers
 
Marsden Racers UK affiliated with England Athletics on 7 April and this official status is the next step in their journey from early beginnings in 2014 to a pro-active, community-minded and forward-thinking club in 2020
 
This West Yorkshire club caters to both runners and cyclists and have a friendly, welcoming ethos that encompasses all ages and abilities. From 5K sessions to trail and road running, road cycling to Saturday morning workouts there is something for everyone and all within the picturesque South Pennines.
 
Keen to support the local community their altruism included a ‘MRUK Big Clean’ where members litter-picked in and around their village. They have also donated to a food bank. Recently, ttey organised a ‘MRUK Lockdown Ultra Isolation Relay’ involving 37 members who between them completed 178.6 miles on behalf of the NHS.
 
The club has risen to the challenge posed by the coronavirus outbreak and whilst group training sessions are still on hold, exercising in twos is allowed. Their ‘Pair Up’ initiative matches people together as a way of enabling them to meet up in accordance with official guidelines and escape the house for a few hours! There are weekly quiz sessions with prizes, virtual yoga sessions and a virtual bootcamp.
 
Looking ahead they have started a new walking group (pairs only at the moment) and have taken over the reins of ‘King of the Hill’ from Team OA. This event is open to runners and mountain bikers who have the choice of racing to the top as fast as they can or taking things easy and enjoying the views. There is a choice of 5K and 10K and all proceeds go back into the club who will use these to help their community.
 
Marsden Racers UK update their members on a weekly basis about the situation in regard to Covid-19 which is appreciated by everyone and there is a sense of optimism about the future.
 
Image courtesy: Marsden Racers UK

Running groups in West Yorkshire

  • Abbey Runners
  • Absolute Beginners (Otley)
  • Armley Amateurs
  • ATB - Men Only
  • Barnbow Beginners
  • Barwick Beginners Group
  • Born to Run Netherton
  • BPP Runners
  • Bradford Beginners
  • Bradford Joggers
  • Brighouse Road Runners & Improvers
  • C.A.T Beginners
  • Calderdale Knights
  • Calverley Running Group
  • Chapel Allerton Challengers
  • Chapel Allerton Runners,
  • Clayton West Runners
  • Colton / Temple Newsam Beginners
  • Comets Fitness Fun
  • Covea
  • Covea Insurance Running Group
  • Crow Nest parkrun
  • Deighton Joggers
  • DW Sports Birstall
  • Eccleshill Punjab FC Running Club
  • Eureka! Runners
  • Farsley Recreational Runners
  • Halifax Harriers – Improvers, Stage 2
  • HASSRA Harriers
  • Holmfirth - Jo’s All Women Group
  • Jenny’s Joggers,
  • Jog Calderdale,
  • Jog Kirklees
  • Jog Kirklees Huddersfield Group
  • Kents BD2 Running Club,
  • Knottingley Sports Centre Joggers,
  • Lawnswood,
  • Lee Mount Ladies,
  • Leeds Metropolitan Jogging Club,
  • Max’s Movers,
  • Moorside Community Runners,
  • Moortown Beginners,
  • Morley Movers,
  • North Leeds Beginners,
  • Oakwell Strollers,
  • Pugneys Joggers,
  • RAM Runners,
  • Ready2Run,
  • Real Runners,
  • Red Doles Runners,
  • Rodley Running Group,
  • Rothwell Harriers Beginners,
  • Run Baildon Absolute Beginners Group,
  • Run Leeds @ Alwoodley,
  • Run Leeds @ Garforth,
  • Run Leeds @ Kirkstall,
  • Run Leeds @ Leeds Trinity University
  • Run Leeds @ St Teresias
  • Run Leeds @ Wetherby,
  • Run Wild,
  • Run Leeds
  • RunLeeds - Horsforth Harriers Beginners,
  • Running Group for All
  • Saltaire Greens
  • Sara’s Ace Sprinters
  • Scissett Baths Running Club
  • South Leeds Sisters
  • The Old Mod’s Striders
  • Thornes Park Joggers
  • Thornton ATB
  • Tong Joggers
  • T’s Mobile’s, Roundhay, Leeds.
  • Wakefield Running Mamas,
  • Wakefield Up & Running,
  • West Park Pacers,
  • Wetherby Beginners,
  • Wharfedale Harriers Ladies Running Group
  • Women Beginners Running Group
  • Women On The Run, Bradford,
  • Wyke Womens Fitness & Running Group,

Ben Fraser from Run Leeds talks to runABC North about how the project is helping more people to run recreationally in the city...

Ben Fraser

Tell us about Run Leeds
The Run Leeds project is a joint collaboration with England Athletics and Leeds City Council. The aim is to support new and existing opportunities for people to run recreationally, particularly easing inactive and new participants into regularly running. It originally started in early 2011, led by Leeds Athletics network, with a focus on beginners and improvers. By the end of 2012 the first phase of the project had engaged thousands of new runners in both traditional and non-traditional environments.

The second phase of the project began in mid-summer of 2014 and has seen several big additions added to the running community including notable groups such as the Farsley Flyers, South Leeds Lakers, South Leeds Sisters, Leeds Frontrunners (the city’s only LGBT friendly group) and the Bramley Breezers.

What challenges did you face launching the project?
The biggest challenge was connecting with the already thriving running community in the city while simultaneously creating new connections with communities that don’t have the opportunity to run together. Identifying enough volunteers to set up and lead sessions is an ongoing challenge. As the groups grow continually, we always need more volunteers. If anyone is interested in setting up or linking in with any groups, they would be more than welcome to!

What help do you give local groups/clubs?
Local groups and clubs are offered support in marketing and promotion as part of the citywide effort to spread the word. We support and shadow volunteers in becoming qualified run leaders (Leadership in Running Fitness – UKA accredited) and pass the softer skills of leadership and management via one to one engagement and England Athletic-led workshops. Another big part of what we do is to tell the individual and eclectic stories of the runners across the city.

Are you associated with any events in the city?
Generally, we move around the city attending and supporting events in parks, at leisure centres and community festivals. We have supported a very special event in Middleton Park, South Leeds for the past two years. On Valentine’s Day the community come out to Run for Skye and raise money for a great cause, in memory of a very special little girl! runleeds.co.uk/running-news/running-for-skye-2016/
 
We have recently partnered with the company Run For All to provide new groups with the opportunity to work towards running the Leeds 10K – a fantastic spectacle 10,000 runners attend each year. We also love what parkrun do and always connect our participants with this opportunity – several of our groups have even reached the stage of taking over their local parkrun event!

What advice would you give to someone in Leeds thinking of getting into running?
Firstly, I’d tell them to pop onto the website (runleeds.co.uk) to get an understanding of what running in Leeds is all about. The stories, advice and knowledge shared - I’d guarantee that each person will find something they can connect with. Then I’d hope they would pop along to their nearest session or event to take part!

Find out more on runleeds.co.uk

Services in West Yorkshire

FOCUS ON SB SPORTS MASSAGE

BASED IN Leeds, SB Sports Massage provides pre and post event massage, injury rehabilitation and stress relief and relaxation massage to clients throughout the region. Founded in 2009, the business is run by Sally Barker, a qualified Sports Massage practitioner and biomechanics trainer.

The practice offers four main treatments: stress relief & relaxation massage - for general aches, pains, tension & stress; remedial & rehabilitation massage - for those returning from an injury or surgery; pre event massage - for anyone involved in a specific event or competition; and post event massage - for anyone involved in strenuous exercise.

Sally boasts a wealth of experience, having worked with the England women’s rugby league team and the New Zealand men’s rugby league squad during their Four Nations Tours in 2009 and 2011. As a keen runner, Sally completed her first half Ironman in 2011, finishing third behind a pro and a GB athlete.

Sally Barker told NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE: “We see many runners at SB Sports Massage, some of whom have tight muscles, some have painful niggles and others have specific injuries. Our therapists are able to treat all of these to get the client back to full fitness and training more efficiently. We encourage all of our clients to use massage as a prevention rather than a cure, as keeping muscles loose will ultimately help to prevent injury from occurring.”

Sports massage is priced at £20 for 30 minutes and £35 for 50 minutes.

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