As the name suggests this is an out and back canter on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The route will start and finish at Kirkstall about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds. Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical its a great opportunity to improve your own PB. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 127.25 miles in length, stretching between the busy cities of Leeds and Liverpool. It is in fact the longest canal in the north of England and passing through 91 locks. The construction began in 1770 and was completed in 1816.
A Big Welcome to the Punk Panther 2018 series, our first event of the season starts off from Weston Lane Community Centre in Otley and heads up to Clifton then across to Askwith then to Denton before crossing an iron bridge over the River Wharfe to Ben Rhydding then Burley-in-Wharfedale, up onto Burley Moor over to Shipley Glen then Baildon Moor, Guiseley, Yeadon over The Chevin to Surprise View and across to Bramhope and finally down to the finish in the village of Pool-in-Wharfedale where a hot meal awaits (vegetarian and vegan option available upon request when entering) along with your well deserved Tech T-Shirt, medal and certificate. Please be aware that part of this race is over open moorland providing stunnings views and challenges as well as sometimes boggy paths!
A 20 mile road race which starts and finishes on the track at Princess Mary Stadium, Cleckheaton. (date tbc).
A two loop race over 20 miles from Princess Mary Athletics Stadium, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, WF15 6LW (2 miles from junction 26 M62) Incorporates Yorkshire 20 miles Championships.
Temple Newsam is a Tudor Jacobean house in Leeds, West Yorkshire with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown.
Temple Newsam is in the Doomsday book and was given to the Knights Temple in 1154. Lord Darnley the ill-fated husband of Mary Queen of Scots was born here. Temple Newsam has a chequered history and makes an interesting read.
The house and estate are now owned by Leeds City Council and it isopen to the public and well worth a visit.
Temple Newsam is believed to have many hauntings and ghosts. Mary Ingram was 14 years old when she fell victim to a highwayman who tore her Grandmothers necklace from her throat. She was returned to the house sobbing and in a state of collapse. The shock of the assault caused Mary to lose her memory; though she knew she had lost something important to her, she continued to search for something. She died 2 weeks later and to this day she is seen searching for the necklace. Mary is known to many as the blue lady.
Another tragedy to occur at Temple Newsam was on a hot sultry night in 1704. The inhabitants were celebrating Britains victory at the Battle of Blenheim, one of the servants William Collinson was known to be a vulgar and lowly man. William had had too much to drink and fancied his chances with the servant girl Phoebe Gray. William waited on the back stairs of the great house and pounced on Phoebe has she was passing. Phoebe screamed and struggled but not knowing his own strength, William felt her, simply go limp in his arms. William was hanged for her murder, but even to this day staff within the house can still hear Phoebes screams for help and the sound of bumping as if someone is being dragged down the stairs.
Gung-Ho! is an inclusive 5km running event, with a focus on fun and it's coming to Leeds in 2019 on 13th April. Get ready to run, jump and climb over some of the the biggest inflatable obstacles in the world and show how Gung-Ho! you really are!
The Wakefield 10k Road Race is organized for and by Wakefield Hospice, with the aim to raise as much as possible for patients and their families living with an end of life diagnosis. Wakefield Hospice annually needs to raise 4 million. We would not be able to achieve this without the help of local people going out of their way to raise funds through taking part in events like the Wakefield 10k.
Our 1k Mini Run is perfect for new runners or anyone who wants to enjoy a professional race set up over 1k. The course starts on the closed road and then runs into Clarence Park and is multi-terrain. This event is open to all ages and abilities.
The 24th Staging of this popular event on tracks, trails, two lap course. Due to the popularity of last years event!!!. This is a multi terrain race through woods, along tracks, paths, canal towpath and road.
Slaithwaite, locally Slawit (Old Norse: Timber-fell clearing), is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies in the Colne Valley, lying across the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, approximately 5 miles southwest of Huddersfield.
Slaithwaite Hall, thought to date from the mid-15th century, is located on a nearby hillside. It is one of a number of cruck framed buildings clustered in this area of West Yorkshire. After many years divided into cottages, the building has been extensively restored and is now a single dwelling.
Legend has it that local smugglers caught by the excise men tried to explain their nocturnal activities as 'raking the moon from the canal' and definitely not as 'fishing out smuggled brandy'. A "Moonraker" is now the official nickname for a native of the village.
In February, on alternate years, Slaithwaite celebrates an 18th-century legend of Moonraking with the Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival, with a week of lantern making and a programme of storytelling. The week-long celebration, which always takes place during the school half term week, ends with a parade of lanterns around the village, and a festival finale by the canal in the centre of the village.
We are bringing Bubble Rush back to Harewood House for another year.
Wed love for you to join us at Harewood House, not only to help St Gemmas Hospice raise vital funds, but to have a bubbly fun time with you and all of your family!
The race starts in Centre Vale Park Todmorden. The hilly course climbs to Sourhall, before going down Bacup Road then back through Todmorden town centre to the finish at the park.
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.
The course starts and finishes in front of Temle Newsam house. It is a beautiful one lap course snaking its way around the estate. It is a mix of tarmac pathways, gravel trails and some sections of cut grass to run on. There are 1-2 hills but nothing too arduous, all runnable for a first time 5k
There are plenty of areas at the start and finish in front of the house and on the course from which to spectate, these will be obvious to find on event day.
10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.