Roundups 2016

2016 - What a Year!

So what did we do this year? Well…You have raced 2K, 5K, 10K, 4 milers, 5 milers, 7 milers, 10 milers, half marathons, 20 milers and full marathons. You’ve raced in ultras from a mere 32 miles up to 105 … Continue reading »

'Tis the season to be jolly

There’s definitely a lot of Christmas spirit in the air. It’s been a week of challenge and festive fancy dress. Quite a few club members are taking part in run every day in December challenges; Alan Dorrington is running everyday … Continue reading »

The boys are back!

A quiet week for the ladies with just a couple of die-hard racers. This week we are mostly mad about the boys. Five Clayton men took to the hilly roads around Longridge and six men raced hard in the Mytholmroyd … Continue reading »

Glorious Mud

It’s that time of year again and early December means only one thing; cross country at the notoriously and gloriously muddy Marl Pits. This fixture brought the Red Rose League to a close with some great results for the club. … Continue reading »

A hazy shade of winter

All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey. You went for a run on a winter’s day! It’s been pretty chilly this week and getting colder. It’s a good job you are a hardy bunch. There’s been plenty … Continue reading »

Baby it's cold outside

Winter has come and it’s been a bit parky over the weekend. There were near Arctic conditions on Pendle for the Tour, and it was a bit nippy for runners at the Chorley 10k. Didn’t slow us down though. We’ve … Continue reading »

Mud's up!

From stately homes to legs in a state, on road, trail, fell and the country, you’ve kept it going this week and heading toward… well that big event at the end of the year. Not too early to mention it, … Continue reading »

Winter is coming

The summer is well and truly behind us and the temperatures are beginning to plummet. There was even the first flurries of snow on the top of Pendle this weekend. That means nothing and there’s still racing to be had. This week you … Continue reading »

No tricks, just treats!

As we draw near the scary and spooky shenanigans associated with Halloween, one thing is clear; this has been a week of treats with no tricks in sight. You’ve been parkrunning in fancy dress, cross country running at a couple … Continue reading »

A quiet week

It’s been a fairly quiet week. With autumn well and truly upon us, the nights are beginning to draw in and the temperatures are dropping so there’s not a great deal of racing to be had. However, as always you have … Continue reading »

It's orange to the fore as the Autumn colours race in.

This week the Autumn action comes a variety of sources, from Lakeland mountains, Scottish Hills, the flatlands of Manchester and West Lancashire, and some Northern milltown hills thrown in the mix for good measure. You’ve all been out bagging podium … Continue reading »

Searching high and low

Even on a quiet week there is still plenty of action to report. Our junior runners are busy taking part in triathlons, representing their schools in cross country and testing their navigational skills in orienteering events. What a talented bunch … Continue reading »

Mud, Mountains and Marathons

Summer has gone and autumn is here once again and with it the start of the cross country season. You’ve been out in force at Astley Park in Chorley with some fabulous results. We fielded 4 teams in the Hodgson … Continue reading »

Run on for a long time

Yes dear readers, it’s an action packed roundup once again! We’ve had Fell championships, road championships, marathons, half marathons, 10k and 5k racing, ultra-distance events, mountain marathons and cyclocross. You’ve been busy on the fells, the trails, the roads and in the … Continue reading »

Pushing the limits

After a quiet week it’s been a full on weekend for Clayton-le-Moors Harriers. A resounding win for Danny Collinge at the Bury 10K, BOFRA racing success and long distance endurance achievements from our feisty juniors, fund running, trail running, fell running, mountain … Continue reading »

In it to win it!

This week has been another action-packed one. There was the Great North Run where Mo Farah decided to enter along with nine of our club members (I bet he’d look good in a Clayton vest!), there have been off road … Continue reading »

An epic week

There maybe a change in the air, the dark nights will soon be drawing in and the frenetic activity of summer is coming to an end. Well not for Clayton-le-Moors Harriers. This week has seen plenty of tarmac thumping action … Continue reading »

Mountains, Milestones and Man Flu!

What a week it’s been! At first glance it seemed like it was going to be a quiet one but nothing could be further from the truth. There have been effortless wins for Chris Holdsworth and Briony Holt on the … Continue reading »

Golf Balls, Mini Triathlons and 3 Peaks

Summer is beginning to come to a close and we will soon be turning our attention to long sleeves, long tights and dusting off the cross country spikes. But for now you are all still out and about racing hard … Continue reading »

Going for gold

It may well have been super Saturday and Sunday at the Olympics but it was also a pretty awesome weekend for Clayton-le-Moor Harriers. Success galore for juniors and seniors and vets at a range of races this weekend. There have been wins, … Continue reading »

We're all going on a runner holiday

Even the holidays are an opportunity to grab your running gear and get out there! As we move into late summer, we see the end in sight for summer series racing. This week you have been racing in parks, on … Continue reading »

Racing into the holiday season

Schools out at last and the summer holidays have started in earnest, but there doesn’t appear to be much downtime amongst the Clayton clan, younger or older, as road PBs, tough ultras, Guides racing, crazy scree slope running and general … Continue reading »


This week you have been mostly keeping it local and lapping round. There’s been fell running around the reservoirs and monster bracken at Widdop, fast 5K laps racing at Todmorden Park, navigating around Barley and Pendle, loads and loads of laps at the Thunder … Continue reading »

Climb Every Mountain

It’s been a week of mountains, uphills and downhills, trails and running festivals with a sprinkle of road running to make it a perfect mix! There’s a report from the Dolomite Skyrace, results from the Snowden Mountain race and fell … Continue reading »

Barriers, Pikes, Lenches and Championships

Well no one is having any time off at the moment.  You have been thumping the tarmac in a range of 5K, 10K and half marathon distances with plenty of PBs and successes. There’s also been the odd fell championship, … Continue reading »

Ultra races, ultra shoes, ultra turnouts

Wow! You have been out in huge numbers at the Witton Park Summer Trail Relays and the Trawden 7 Trail Race. We’ve had fastest legs, outright wins and championship successes this week. Chris Holdsworth and Louisa Powell-Smith continue to shine … Continue reading »

Hit the trails

This week you have been kicking up the dust in huge numbers on the trails around Sabden, venturing further afield to events in Swansea, Donnington and the Peak District, as well as the BOFRA championship races and classic Lakeland fells. … Continue reading »

It's a proper Summer Sizzler!

As we approach the Summer Solstice and the country wrestles with whether it should be in or out, as per usual the Clayton athletes have very definitely been out, and about, racing on the fells, roads, trails, in ultras and … Continue reading »

Upwards and onwards

It’s been yet another action packed week for Clayton-le-Moors Harriers with road races, fell races, uphill races, half marathons, marathons, endurance ultra marathons, LEJOG (Lands End to John O’Groats) and Ironman. You have been an exceedingly busy bunch this week upwards … Continue reading »

In the summertime

When the weather is hot you can reach right out and you will find Clayton-le-Moors Harriers racing all over the place. This week you have been hot footing around the fells, mountains trails, parks and roads with plenty of great results. Ladies, men, … Continue reading »

Things are hotting up for Summer

It’s been an absolute bumper week of Clayton activity, with many of you taking advantage of the improving temperatures and weather over the Bank Holiday to top up on Vitamin D, bag some PBs and generally fly the tangerine flag for … Continue reading »

The darling runs of May

At first glance this looked like a bit of a quiet week, but on closer inspection you have been out and about all over the place. Racing  in the BOFRA championship races, sailing to the Isle of Arran, thumping the … Continue reading »

Everything is awesome...

…everything is cool when you’re part of a team! It’s been a week of making your presence felt in variety of events. You have been representing the county, competing in the FRA junior championships, running in teams at the Calderdale relay, and turning the Pendle … Continue reading »

This club is on fire!

In case it escaped your notice, one of the local football teams has done rather well this season and it looks like some of that success is catching. We’ve had wins at Pinhaw Trail race and Malvern Hill Ultra and some great … Continue reading »

May the fourth be with you

It’s a tad early but who could resist when there are so many stellar performances to report on this week! There’s been great results at the classic 3 Peaks Race, a massive turnout at the Great Hameldon Hill Race, race … Continue reading »

Roadrunner, roadrunner...

… going faster miles an hour! With the most famous road race in the world dominating the back pages this weekend, it’s no surprise that this has been a tremendous week for our tarmac thumpers. Months of dedicated training has … Continue reading »

Go steep, go long, go orange

There might have been unseasonal snow this weekend, but that wasn’t enough to stop our hardy Clayton runners getting out and about to dust off their racing shoes over the weekend as well as during the week. With top level … Continue reading »

Uptown Top Ranking

A proud week for our club with team and individual awards galore at the Mid Lancs Cross Country presentation evening. PBs have been smashed and UK rankings topped, not to mention a presence at the British Fell Championships. A top week for … Continue reading »

Leaping Forward

The clocks have changed, the lighter nights are here and midweek races are back. Still at the mercy of the weather at times, our hardy Harriers have been racing on with gusto. Starting the week with a win at Liver … Continue reading »

A Champion Weekend

Easter is here and you have been out on the hunt for championships, wins, great finishes and PBs all over the place. The Lancashire Fell Championships was awash with Clayton successes and you have been making your presence felt on the … Continue reading »

Springing into action!

Spring is definitely in the air, I can hardly keep up with what you have all been up to this weekend with some great results on the fells, trail and roads for the club. As well as running there’s also been … Continue reading »

March Hare-iers

As we head into March, it’s been a bumper weekend for our Harriers who have been out and about in large numbers all over the country this weekend, on the fells, the country,  the roads and the trails. And in … Continue reading »

Has Spring Sprung?

It may well be the start of meteorological spring but the weather has been a little confused and behind the times lately. On a somewhat snowy weekend at times, our hardy Harriers have braved it all to get out there and … Continue reading »

Hitting the Mark

Another action packed roundup for you this week! A win at the Bolton Abbey Trail Half Marathon for Richard Stevenson, great placings for Chris Holdsworth and Amanda Duffy and PBs all over the place. A sign of even greater things … Continue reading »

It's Character Building

Even with the most testing and extreme weather conditions you hardy Harriers have been out racing with gusto. There have been night time forays around the Darwen moorlands, fell racing in near biblical conditions, trail running on muddy tracks, and dodging … Continue reading »

Up for a challenge

What an epic week it’s been! Whether you have been joining in with marathon challenges, tackling your first fell race or running much further than you ever thought possible, it’s been full on for Clayton-le-Moors Harriers. You have been racing in the hills, over the … Continue reading »

Hot Toddies, Winter Warmers and Bog Trogging

Well the weather was wet and wild yet again but no problem for our hardy members. You have been out competing in the muddy parks, boggy moors, and up the killer climbs of the Hot Toddy and Winter Warmer. Some … Continue reading »

Chills and thrills

On yet another cold and stormy weekend you have all been out and about as ever. There was a good turnout of members at the Northern Cross Country Championships and you have also been out on the fells during the day … Continue reading »

Triumphant torchlight and trails

Wow! Two wins in a week for Danny Collinge at the Torchlight 5K and also at the East Lancs Hospice 10K – he’s on fire at the moment. Large turnouts of our club members at these events secured more wins … Continue reading »

Snow holding us back!

Brrr…it’s been a chilly weekend with sub-zero temperatures and plenty of snow. Winter, it seems, is finally here. Not a problem for us – we are a truly hardy bunch. An excellent set of results at the Clayton-le-Moors fixture in the Mid … Continue reading »

A Winning Start

What a great way to kick off 2016! Medals galore at the Lancashire Cross Country Championships from U11s to Vet runners. A great turnout of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers with runners in all categories and a successful day for the club. That’s not … Continue reading »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Despite widespread flooding and race cancellations all over the Christmas period, plenty of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers still managed to get out and about. Competing in races unaffected by floods, parkrunning doubles or finishing the Marcothon/Run Every Day December … Continue reading »