Cannonball Events

Windy Hill Fell Race is a fast run on well visible paths, rolling hills and has one almighty memorable climb. All this takes place on the Pennine moors, where the views of Hollingworth Lake and landmarks further afield are stunning. 9 miles, 1281 ft of climbing.

Windy Hill Fell Race

February

Windy Hill Fell Race

A fantastic race named in honour of Accrington's (and probably Lancashire's) most famous athlete - Ron Hill. Ron won the Commonwealth Games and European Championship marathons and has run every day for over 50 years, even after breaking his sternum in a car crash. He's even got a street named in his honour that you will pass nearby on the course. Ron Hill is the perfect inspiration to get you out and running! The 10k is largely traffic free with road closures at the start and at the finish. It is Lancashire after all so there are always going to be hills! Also 1 mile fun run.

Ron Hill Accrington 10k & 1 Mile Fun Run

March

Ron Hill Accrington 10k & 1 Mile Fun Run

Racing across mountains, hills, fells and trails in Ultra-marathon distances is great for the soul, much like in our Calderdale Way Ultra. However, the opportunity to record fast, flat miles over Ultra distances is not often achievable. For this reason, we created The Canalathon.

This event comprises of 3 races-
1. 50km: A 31-mile Ultra-marathon across the famous Route 66 Rochdale Canal,
2. 75km: A 46-mile Ultra-marathon that is an out and back route from Sowerby to Oldham and back to Sowerby.
3. 100km: A 62-mile Ultra-marathon beginning in Sowerby Bridge, follows the route all the way until Manchester, turns and follows the same route back, ending where you started in Sowerby Bridge.

The Canalathon

March

The Canalathon

Many of us may have enjoyed a stroll around the scenic lake with a family or friend and enjoyed the flat surfaces, easy walking and views it offers. So when it came to hosting a 5k with a memorable route I looked no further than Hollingworth Lake. Runnable for all ability levels. Fast, flat, scenic and electronically timed 5k. UKA licence pending and Course Measurement distance certified race.

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 1

May

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 1

Many of us may have enjoyed a stroll around the scenic lake with a family or friend and enjoyed the flat surfaces, easy walking and views it offers. So when it came to hosting a 5k with a memorable route I looked no further than Hollingworth Lake. Runnable for all ability levels. Fast, flat, scenic and electronically timed 5k. UKA licence pending and Course Measurement distance certified race.

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 2

May

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 2

Many of us may have enjoyed a stroll around the scenic lake with a family or friend and enjoyed the flat surfaces, easy walking and views it offers. So when it came to hosting a 5k with a memorable route I looked no further than Hollingworth Lake. Runnable for all ability levels. Fast, flat, scenic and electronically timed 5k. UKA licence pending and Course Measurement distance certified race.

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 3

May

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 3

A 10 mile and back course. Flat and fast with a great Race HQ in a stunning location. The race starts less than two kilometres from the Greenwich Meridian Line, which in 1884, became the Prime Meridian of the World; Longitude 0. Every place on earth is measured in terms of its distance east or west from this line. If you are looking for a photo opportunity a plaque and sign can be found on Welwick Rd just after the Equestrian Centre, to the south-east of Partington village.

Meridian East Coast 10 Mile

May

Meridian East Coast 10 Mile

Many of us may have enjoyed a stroll around the scenic lake with a family or friend and enjoyed the flat surfaces, easy walking and views it offers. So when it came to hosting a 5k with a memorable route I looked no further than Hollingworth Lake. Runnable for all ability levels. Fast, flat, scenic and electronically timed 5k. UKA licence pending and Course Measurement distance certified race.

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 4

May

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 4

Many of us may have enjoyed a stroll around the scenic lake with a family or friend and enjoyed the flat surfaces, easy walking and views it offers. So when it came to hosting a 5k with a memorable route I looked no further than Hollingworth Lake. Runnable for all ability levels. Fast, flat, scenic and electronically timed 5k. UKA licence pending and Course Measurement distance certified race.

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 5

May

Hollingworth Lake 5k Series – Race 5

Famed for its iconic landmarks, immense scenery and runnable hills, the trails and fells of the Calderdale Way is a favourite among runners and walkers from the North of England. It offers stunning views and takes on the best parts of the Pennine Way.

You may have experienced parts of the course in The Calderdale Way Relays, or perhaps it's part of your favourite training runs - up to Stoodley Pike for example. Be one of the few runners to complete the full Calderdale Way route in one go in our 50.5 mile Ultra-marathon.

Competing as either solo, pairs, or teams of 4 (new feature !!) pairs or teams of 4 can be made up of any gender combination and multiple clubs. the race is great for charity challenges or to complete something out of the ordinary with club/team mates.

The 50.5 mile option also carries 4 points towards the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc.

The 28.5 mile option is a great introduction for runners looking to make the step-up into running and competing in Ultra-marathons. For those familiar with the Calderdale Way Relay, its basically legs 6,1 & 2 combined. Why not use your knowledge of the legs to compete in an Ultra Marathon?

The 28.5 mile option also carries 2 points towards the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc.

Calderdale Way Ultra Races

June

Calderdale Way Ultra Races

The City of Manchester 5k Series is a 5k race series held near Manchester centre at Alexandra Park throughout June. Its basically a course designed for one thing and thats allowing all runners, of all abilities to achieve a PB!

City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 2

June

City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 2

The City of Manchester 5k Series is a 5k race series held near Manchester centre at Alexandra Park throughout June. Its basically a course designed for one thing and thats allowing all runners, of all abilities to achieve a PB!! Its a 3-lap course and (according to Garmin) has only 3 feet rise per lap, it has great wide path surfaces (no trail sections) and long straights with only 4 real turns.

The races can be entered individually or you can enter all 4 races in the series (via the Series entry option). If you miss the series entry, then simply enter 3 from 4 of the races to qualify for the league. There are various prize options for both places and improvers in the league and superb individual and team prizes each race.

City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 3

June

City of Manchester 5k Series – Race 3

Huddersfield 5k Park Series are new weekly 5k races run in July at the stunning Greenhead Park. The popular weekend parkrun regularly has 600 plus runners, so its the perfect venue to organise an accurately measured, UKA licensed, live chip timed 5k event series. The park itself is very easy to get to via the M62, or by bus or rail from all areas of the North West.

Huddersfield 5k Park Series – Race 1

July

Huddersfield 5k Park Series – Race 1

Welcome to the fourth edition of Trailblaster

Enter the night!! Each year we have offered new race features, now its time to flip the events on their heads and utilise one of the longest days of the year for a new challenge. Participants can now compete from: Dusk till Dawn 12-hour Night Run or Suntime to Sundown 6-hour Run

Whether you are new to running, a seasoned runner or have a team of mates or work colleagues looking to take on a challenge this is the event for you. Run, Walk or Crawl round a fast, yet challenging 5km trail course. Compete on your own, with a friend or a team of up 6. Seize the day and achieve your goals! Run your furthest ever distance, Half marathon? Marathon? Triple marathon? All this with the motivation of music (selected by you), the support of our team and your loved ones each lap and as many stops at our free aid stations as you like.

Trailblaster

July

Trailblaster

Huddersfield 5k Park Series are new weekly 5k races run in July at the stunning Greenhead Park. The popular weekend parkrun regularly has 600 plus runners, so its the perfect venue to organise an accurately measured, UKA licensed, live chip timed 5k event series.

Huddersfield 5k Park Series – Race 4

July

Huddersfield 5k Park Series – Race 4

Not many fell races offer climbs similar to those found in the Lake District or North Wales. For this reason, Cannonball Events are pleased to introduce this gem of a race! Which will be happening on 17th of August, 2019.

Pendle 3 Peaks

August

Pendle 3 Peaks

This race is suitable for all abilities and is one of the flattest (if not the!!) in the UK and Ireland with the only 24m climb. Beautiful scenery and iconic historic buildings, a largely traffic free course run on amazing surfaces.

Ayr Running Festival 10k and Half Marathon

September

Ayr Running Festival 10k and Half Marathon

Littleborough is a place made for running and many do not realize some of the great runs that can be had around it. With this in mind, I have designed a fast and picturesque course that is run on good runnable roads, paths and some country lanes. The course, after the first start section, is on a small gradual decline in terms of elevation (see elevation chart). This makes the race feel downhill and makes for a really enjoyable running experience.

Littleborough 10k

September

Littleborough 10k

Rother Valley Country Park is the perfect location for a new exciting running festival. Set just outside of Sheffield and Rotherham with easy motorway access it's the perfect event location for all runners looking to achieve their goals before the year-end. The Routes are pretty flat so they should be quick courses for this time of year.

Rother Valley Running Festival

November

Rother Valley Running Festival

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