Tod Harriers mini mountain marathon

Posted: Thu 9 Jan 2020

What’s cold, wet and probably limited to about 3m visibility in sideways rain and hail? That’s right, the annual Todmorden Harriers Mini Mountain Marathon!

Date: 8th of February 2020

Entry fee: £5

Location: White House Pub, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Lancashire, OL15 0LG.

Registration and start from 0930 until 1030.

This years club championships will be run from the White House Pub ( near Blackstone edge. The event will take in the surrounding moors and cloughs with a mixture of fast track based running, typical Yorkshire moorland and a few surprise locations for those of you who think you know the area well.

It will take the form of a three hour score event for both solo competitors, or as teams of two. It is open to all members of Todmorden Harriers as well as any other FRA or BOF affiliated clubs. Controls are suitable for a mixture of beginner, experienced or non-navigationally minded people. However the coveted club championship prize is only eligible to members of Tod Harriers. As well as the lesser coveted Golden Pigeon award for the most overtime/underscored person.

Due to the time of the year full FRA kit will be required and checked prior to start, and in some cases at finish. Please note, depending on the weather on the day you may be required to carry extra upper body layers, or full body cover when running (ie, tights and long sleeve thermal top)

If you are intending to run, and want further updates, please e-mail the course planner (and new PFO member) Greg May () so he knows how many maps to print! However, there will be a limited amount of entries available on the day.

Currently food has yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned. However, the pub has a full menu available, both of a fluid and food variety. Hopefully, it will only be a minimal increase on the total price for the event.