Airedale Athletics Off-Road Winter Challenge

Runners from Baildon, Bradford Airedale AC, Eccleshill Road Runners, Queensbury Running Club, Saltaire Striders and Skyrac AC all compete in the Off-Road Winter Challenge.


There are all kinds of races to choose from and we hope you will find plenty to enjoy.  If you run in any of the listed events your points will be added to the table on the website.


How are the points worked out?

Points are weighted for age and gender.  Your league total is the score from your best six races, and your score for each race is calculated by comparing your time with the average of the fastest 3 times in your category (average / your time x 1000).  If fewer than 3 runners finished in your category we use the average from the next youngest category. Joker races are regarded as particularly challenging and your total includes double points from your highest scoring Joker.

Only one race remains for the Winter Off-Road Challenge, the Heptonstall Fell Race in a fortnight, a Joker event, meaning that scores count double. At this stage the leaders are Michael Malyon (Baildon) in the men, and Stacey Cleal (Queensbury) in the women.


Michael Malyon has been in the top few finishers in many of the races - Harriers vs Cyclists,  Chevin Chase, and the Stanbury Splash amid very competitive fields. 


Jim Wheldon is second overall with Rob Myers third male and the highest cumulative score, having taken part in 11 of the 14 events so far (but the classification is based on each runner's top six scores).


Julie Potter is runner-up to Stacey.


Four Saltaire runners are vying for top-spot among their club: John Singh is currently leading Matt Richardson with Paul Disney and Mo Mistry not far behind. Stuart Dunbar's age-related performance at the Chevin Chase was arguably the best performance from anybody this winter season.


Lydia Farley leads the Bradford-Airedale contingent, and Claire Hern the Eccleshill group after a fine Boxing Day run on the Chevin. Mick Coe is best Queensbury male runner.


The results are available at

We are based at the Baildon Rugby & Cricket Sports Club on Jenny Lane, Baildon. 

We meet on Thursdays at 7pm at the cricket pavilion for our main club run.  The routes are planned so we all meet back at the sports club at approximately the same time.  Showers are available in the cricket pavilion and afterwards we unwind with a few drinks and food in the bar.

We train on Saturdays at 10am at Titus Salt School car park, Higher Coach Road - for beginners and Improvers

We also train on Tuesdays at 6.30pm, meeting at the car park on Jenny Lane. Our sessions include speed work, circuits, hill reps, track work at UAK on the first Tuesday of the month and more!e Meeting



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