Sunshine and rainbows for final fell race of BOFRA season

Craven Herald: Thomas Nelson on his way to victory in the under-17 race at Wasdale Picture: Geoff Thompson.

9:59am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE 2014 BOFRA season finale on Cumbria’s Kirk Fell was blessed with sunshine and a rainbow to complete the spectacular views of Upper Wasdale at this year’s show.

Helen's on the Wright path

Craven Herald: Helen Wright

10:53am Thursday 9th October 2014

FOR someone who only discovered long-distance running by accident, Helen Wright is pretty adept at it.

Glory on the road for Keighley & Craven trio

Craven Herald: SILVER SUCCESS: From left, Lucy Fryers, Angelina Bairstow and Katie Atkinson

9:33am Thursday 9th October 2014

KEIGHLEY & Craven's North of England road relay champions have added national silver medals to their collection.

World Championship silver for Wilkinson, who is on song in Casette di Massa

Craven Herald: AWESOME FOURSOME: Long Preston’s Mary Wilkinson helped Great Britain ladies win the silver medal at the World Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy. From left: Katie Walshaw, Emma Clayton, Wilkinson and Rebecca Robinson Picture:

10:54am Thursday 25th September 2014

GREAT Britain's ladies certainly had the course taped at Casette di Massa in Italy last weekend.

Birtwhistle is Crag fast as he clinches Embsay victory

Craven Herald: Duncan Birtwhistle on his way to victory at Embsay Picture: Eileen Woodhead

9:18am Thursday 25th September 2014

THERE were some new faces claiming top prizes at this week's Embsay Fell Race as 64 intrepid senior runners set off on the "very runnable" route over and round Embsay Crag.

Hebden's Victoria Wilkinson is crowned British and English champion

Craven Herald:

11:19am Thursday 18th September 2014

VICTORIA Wilkinson of Hebden has just been crowned British and English Fell Running champion.

Bailey ends Mason's winning run

Craven Herald: Ladies winner Kirsty Hall Picture: Andy Holden

11:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

Simon Bailey romped to victory in the Burnsall Fell Race on Sunday.

Champions Mason takes top spot at Bradley

Craven Herald: Ted Mason spalshe his way to victory at Muker Show Picture: Andy Holden

11:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

BOFRA champion Ted Mason maintained his winning run with victory in the Bradley Fell Race.

Wharfedale's Jack Smith wins at Reeth

Craven Herald: Thomas Nelson and Ruiadh Mon Williams battle it out at Reeth

10:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

The weather forecast for the Bank Holiday was predictable, in assuring rain just in time for Reeth Show BOFRA Championship Fell Race.

Addison makes his mark at Ambleside

Craven Herald:

9:05am Thursday 7th August 2014

IT was a great day at the races for Helm Hill’s Mark Addison as he won this year’s Ambleside Sports, Guides Fell Race.

Ted and Emma maintain their winning streaks

Craven Herald: Emma Hopkinson on the descent

9:04am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE wind blew and the rain lashed in all directions but it failed to dampen spirits in this year’s Farleton Knott Fell Race.

Jack is the ace in Cowling Gala race

Craven Herald: Will Atkinson and Jack Muir Picture: Dave Woodhead

10:02am Thursday 31st July 2014

ON a day described as far too hot for spectating, never mind running, Leeds runner Jack Simpson led 37 senior and U17 runners around the Salt and Pepper Pots to win this year’s Cowling Gala Fell Race. The hot summer of 2014 has made the ground dry, hard and dusty so that racing in Yorkshire feels more like the Mediterranean and adds an interesting extra ingredient to the challenge of a fell race.

Might Mason conquers Scottish race

Craven Herald:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

WHARFEDALE’S Ted Mason used all his fell running abilities to storm home, in front of 56 other senior runners, at Saturday’s Alva Games Fell Race.

James Hall murders course record as he wins at Silsden

Craven Herald: Winner James Hall smashed the course record

10:19am Thursday 10th July 2014

JAMES Hall, of Wharfedale Harriers stormed home at the head of 208 runners, in the evening sun, to set a new record time of 6 mins 24 secs in this years’ Murder Mile at Silsden.

Local clubs shine in Bradford Millennium relay

Craven Herald: Ian Holmes, who has won the Auld Lang Syne race a record 12 times, expects to play second fiddle to the mighty Brownlee brothers this weekend

10:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

KEIGHLEY & Craven Athletics Club took bronze in the Bradford Millennium Way Relay, which finished at Wagon Lane, Bingley on Sunday.

Track and field juniors shine

Craven Herald: Will Smith (centre) and Craig Shearer (right) were first and third in the Full Bronte 5

8:26am Thursday 26th June 2014

KEIGHLEY & Craven Athletics Club's junior track and field team have been putting in some strong performances in the Yorkshire & District Athletics League.

Victoria Wilkinson smashes course record

Craven Herald: Victoria Wilkinson on her way to a new record

12:34pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Victoria Wilkinson maintained her impressive run of form with a record-breaking performance in the Coniston Fell Race.

Wilkinson wins Three Peaks Race but misses out on cash bonus

Craven Herald: Victoria Wilkinson runs past Ribblehead Viaduct on the way to the fourth fastest time by a woman in the Three Peaks Race

10:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

Hebden’s Victoria Wilkinson was almost a record-breaker in the 60th Three Peaks Race, which was held in the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday.

Norwegian lights up Three Peaks entries

Craven Herald: Winners Hugh Symonds and Jasmin Paris

8:26pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Nearly 1,000 runners, including the 2011 winner Tom Owens, have entered the 60th Three Peaks Race in the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday, April 26.

Katie Atkinson wins for Skipton GHS in North Yorkshire School Championships

Craven Herald: Katie Atkinson came eighth

10:49am Thursday 23rd January 2014

A splendid title-winning triumph by Skipton Girls’ High School’s Katie Atkinson highlighted a spirited challenge by Cravens’ athletes in the North Yorkshire Schools cross-country finals which took place at Tadcaster on Saturday.

Skipton offer hope for the future

Craven Herald: Katie Atkinson came eighth

12:25pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Skipton Girls High School made an encouraging debut in the final of the English School Cross Country Cup at Southend.

Katie leads Skipton GHS to another win

Craven Herald: Katie Atkinson on her way to victory

11:47am Thursday 21st November 2013

One of the traditional highlights of the district’s cross-country calendar, the Harrogate – Craven Schools Championships – proved to be a popular attraction once again at Giggleswick School on Saturday.

Skipton and Ermysted's in nationals

Craven Herald: Katie Atkinson won the junior girls race

11:29am Thursday 14th November 2013

Katie Atkinson produced another impressive winning performance for Skipton Girls High School.

Double for fell veteran Scholes

Craven Herald: Barry Scholes returned from injury to win the V60 men’s category in the Kendal Winter League Picture: Andy Holden

11:55am Thursday 14th November 2013

Two Wharfedale Harriers from opposite ends of the age spectrum put injury problems behind them to claim BOFRA awards at the organisation’s annual presentation night.

It's gr-eight for Cowling

12:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Cowling recorded a massive 8-1 win over Wilsden Athletic in one of the two games to survive the weather in the Premier Division.

Barnoldswick ironman shows steel

Craven Herald: Rob Scothern approaches the finish line

5:50am Thursday 31st October 2013

Barnoldswick’s Rob Scothern was certainly feeling the heat when he tackled the World Ironman Championships in Kona Hawai,

Katie steers Skipton girls to victory

Craven Herald: Katie Atkinson secured her fourth win

11:07am Thursday 10th October 2013

The Skipton Girls High School junior team’s impressive early-season form continued in the North York- shire round of the English Schools’ Cross-Country Cup.

Ermysted's fell runners shine in the sun

Craven Herald: James Lund won a silver medale

10:13am Thursday 3rd October 2013

Ermysted’s sparkled in the sunshine on the Lakeland Fells above Kendal in the sixth English Schools Championships.

Steeton extend winning run

Craven Herald: Danny McNulty, right, in action for Steeton against Kirkburton. The Chevrons host Hall Green on Saturday

10:16am Thursday 3rd October 2013

Halifax Irish 0 Steeton 3

Simpson holds on for Burnsall Classic win

Craven Herald: Ladies winner Kirsty Hall Picture: Andy Holden

12:56pm Thursday 19th September 2013

BOFRA’s version of the Burnsall Classic fell race on Sunday was run in terrible conditions with high winds and rain making what is normally a tough race a lot more hazardous.

Bailey wins Kilnsey Crag thriller

Craven Herald: Siumon Bailey chased by Ted Mason

11:42am Thursday 5th September 2013

Widely recognised as the most spectacular fell-race classic in the country, the famous Kilnsey Crag Race lived up to its billing once again on Tuesday.

Jack proves he's a real ace as he sets Bradley Fell Race record

Craven Herald: First local John Wootton at the Bradley Fell Race  Pictures: Andy Holden

11:49am Thursday 5th September 2013

The fell races have been a feature of Bradley Family Day and in recent years, they have become increasingly popular.

Quality descent gives Mason course record at Reeth

Craven Herald: Ted Mason, left, notched a course record by 15 seconds

11:20am Thursday 29th August 2013

The little village of Reeth in Swaledale was the latest venue for the British Open Fell Runners Association (BOFRA) Championship on Bank Holiday Monday.

Victoria and Marys' peak performance

Craven Herald: Victoria Wilkinson climbing during the Swiss race. Picture: Peter Hartley

12:46pm Thursday 15th August 2013

Two of Craven’s top female runners returned from injury in stunning style last weekend in two very different events.

Champion Mason leads the way

12:54pm Thursday 15th August 2013

The sun didn’t shine at Arncliffe Gala on Saturday but Appletrewick’s Ted Mason found conditions to his liking as he romped to victory.

Wharfedale's Hall makes his mark

Craven Herald: Wharfedale's James Hall came second

11:52am Thursday 25th July 2013

Wharfedale Harriers young runner James Hall is making a big impact in the senior ranks.

Hall shines in Highland fling

Craven Herald: Wharfedale's James Hall came second

11:17am Thursday 18th July 2013

Wharfedale’s young runner James Hall is making a big impression in his first season in the senior ranks.

Hellifield's Craig is hot at Furness

Craven Herald: James Lund

11:35am Thursday 11th July 2013

The BOFRA season continued on Saturday at Kirkby in Furness Gala.

Room at the top for Hall

Craven Herald: Wharfedale's James Hall came second

11:24am Thursday 27th June 2013

Sunday’s BOFRA race was staged at Helm Hill near Kendal which is the summer training ground of the Helm Hill Runners and nothing is won easily here on an undulating course through gorse and bracken.

Champ Mason descends to victory

Craven Herald: Ted Mason scored a fine victory Picture: Andy Holden

10:11am Thursday 13th June 2013

Sunday saw runners of all ages descend on Kettlewell for the second race in the BOFRA Championship. Like most of the local fell races it’s short – 1½ miles – and sharp with plenty of rough terrain to negotiate over the 600ft climb. These races require strong lungs, agility and a good turn of speed from the start to the finish line.

Wilkinson helps county to victory

Craven Herald: Victoria Wilkinson on her way to victory

12:27pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

Hebden’s Victoria Wilkinson helped Yorkshire to win the women’s inter-counties team competition at the Settle Hill Races on Saturday.

Jebb leads he way in title opener

Craven Herald: Rob Jebb

12:24pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

The open fell running season started on Saturday with the battle commen-cing to see who will win the BOFRA senior title won last year by Apple treewick’s Ted Mason.

Symonds returns to retain Three Peaks title

Craven Herald: Winners Hugh Symonds and Jasmin Paris

11:10am Thursday 2nd May 2013

A runner, who has been concen- trating on marathons to secure a place in the Scottish team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, won Yorkshire’s Three Peaks Race at the weekend.

Symonds defends Three Peaks title

Craven Herald: The 2012 winner Joe Symonds

12:20pm Thursday 25th April 2013

Snow may still be lingering in gullies on the mountain tops as runners line up for the start of the 59th Three Peaks Race in the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday.

Double delight for Evans in league

Craven Herald: Barry Scholes returned from injury to win the V60 men’s category in the Kendal Winter League Picture: Andy Holden

12:26pm Thursday 25th April 2013

Sunday saw the Kendal Winter League presentation at the People’s Hall Sedbergh, It followed a race round the Howgills. The league consists of a series of races held from the start of January through to April and is well supported. The senior men’s championship was won last year by Wharfedale’s Sam Watson but he did not defend his title.

Giggleswick starlet strikes gold at Hull

9:31am Thursday 28th February 2013

The colours theme for most sporting enthusiasts heading home via the M62 last Sunday evening was the claret and amber of Bradford City Football Club.

Giggleswick pair's one-two

Craven Herald: Giggleswick pair's one-two

10:34pm Thursday 7th February 2013

Giggleswick’s Euan Brennan highlighted a sterling performance by Craven athletes at the finals of the North Yorkshire Schools Cross-Country Championships at Knaresborough on Saturday.

Lee is new Silsden Fun Run champion

Craven Herald: Winner Lucas Lee, right, and Harry Muir battle it out in the Silsden New Year Fun Run

11:00am Thursday 3rd January 2013

A near record entry of some 97 runners enjoyed the annual three-mile Silsden New Year’s Day Fun Run.

Third time lucky for Jonny at Haworth

Craven Herald: Jonny Brownlee was crowned at last in the Auld Lang Syne Race

9:30am Thursday 3rd January 2013

Nearly 400 runners braved horrendous conditions as Jonny Brownlee won the 19th Daleside Auld Lang Syne Race for the first time on New Year’s Eve.

Victoria is first lady in chase

Craven Herald: Hebden's Victoria Wilkinson clocked 46min 24sec to be first woman home in the Chevin Chase

9:00am Thursday 3rd January 2013

Hebden’s Victoria Wilkinson was the first lady finisher in Boxing Day’s Chevin Chase –a race won by world triathlon champion Jonny Brownlee.

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