We currently organise four events — Boulsworth Bog, Bowley Hill, Trawden 7 and Boulsworth Fell — full details of all of these can be viewed using the buttons below. In 2018 we additionally hosted our first FRA Junior Championship races at Blacko in April. We also organise the Towneley event of the Mid Lancs XC League and support several other local races including the East Lancs Hospice 10K, Ron Hill Accrington 10K and Hendon Brook.
We take over the running of this previously fairly low-key fell race for the first time in 2018. It follows a different route to our regular Boulsworth Race that is part of the PBGP. Parking is available at Wycoller Country Park, Trawden Road or the one at Haworth Road – please pay at the Pay & Display machine. Kit will be dependent on the weather conditions on the day, bring best practice kit and be prepared to wear or carry it. Tea, coffee, juice and cakes will be available before and after the race in the Aisled Barn, kindly put on by St Mary's Church of Trawden, and presentations will follow. NOTE: There are no junior races at this event.
Starting from Wycoller Aisled Barn, the route heads south east along Wycoller track, joining up with the Pennine Bridleway, taking in a loop of Boulsworth Hill before heading back to the Village via Turnhole Clough. The route is partially marked and crosses private land, so no recces prior to race day are allowed.
The Trawden 7 has been part of the Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix series for many years, but in 2012 we completely revised the route to create a genuine trail race. Since then the race has gone from strength-to-strength and is now a great day out for all the family with a full range of junior races, stands, ice cream, cakes, coffee and more!
Upon leaving Trawden recreational ground, turn right along the road and continue through Higher Stunstead, Near Wanless and Far Wanless before dropping steeply down to the road at Hollin Hall. Turn left here following the road as it gains height past Lodge Hill and Mean Moss farms to meet the Pendle Way at the foot of Boulsworth Hill.
Turn left onto the bridleway keeping the wall on your left along this undulating section until the path descends to a wide concrete bridge. Cross this and continue on the Pendle Way to the prominent signpost (SD948385) where you turn sharp left onto the Bronte Way and gradually decline through a very scenic stretch by the river into Wycoller.
Go over the clapper bridge just before the village centre then follow the road as it leads up a short climb then past the main visitors' car park. Make sure you've kept a bit in reserve for the last mile of road beyond Wycoller and back to the finish as it's deceptively uphill most of the way!
Boulsworth Fell Race was resurrected in 2010 after a few years' absence. The present route differs slightly from that used in previous incarnations, and there is a short section that passes over private ground (which must not be used on recce runs prior to the event). The race coincides with the popular Trawden Agricultural Show and has a grandstand start in the heart of the main show ground. There's a great post-race atmosphere with a selection of homemade treats on offer while awaiting the presentation of awards.
The route passes through farmland on the way to and from the foot of Boulsworth, with the middle section consisting of a clockwise loop over the wide and boggy plateau, which provides an opportunity for some proper muddy Pennine fell running! NOTE: Since 2015 the race route no longer visits the summit of Boulsworth, and the section between 1 and 2 miles (outbound) or 4 and 5 miles (return) is on private land and should not be reccied.
This is our third organised race of 2018 and is held in conjunction with the Great Harwood Agricultural Show. It takes place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday and is a terrific route around 5.8 miles (9.3km) of mixed scenic paths and trail bridleways (see map below). The race fee of £8.00 per runner includes entry into the show – if you pre-enter you'll receive two entries to the show!