Boulsworth Fell Races 2019 Results

Results from today’s Boulsworth Fell Races 2019, courtesy of Trawden AC:

Seniors :

Junior Race 1 – U7-U9s :
Junior Race 2 – U11-U13s :
Junior Race 3 – U15-U17s :

If you have any queries, please get in touch.

Photo David Belshaw

Race Report : WWHR – The Hometown Show

Like a touring rock band, the swaggering, swearing louts of Worsthorne With Hurstwood Runners had to face a sobering Grand Prix reality on Sunday: The Hometown Show.

Despite the impressive number of runners standing on the brink of a debut grand slam, Worsthorne Moor was where it all began for our little club. We know every nook and cranny of the race route and regularly enjoy a good club run up there.

Not that this insider knowledge softens the blow of the climbs though. They never get easier, we just get quicker. Or so JR says. That rocky ascent after Gorple Road is a killer in most weathers and if there’s a cruel wind blowing from the hills then you’ve had it.

A bit of breeze would have been welcome on Sunday though as temperatures in the parish reached boiling point (OK… 20 degrees). The only plus point pre-race was the fact that our pals Clayton Harriers were organising proceedings and we didn’t have to lift a finger.

Pacing is key on the Worsthorne 7 and the runners who were quick out of the traps would soon be caught in a climb’s time. Another tip, useless, I know, until next season, is to hug the grassy bits of the climbs where possible. In trail shoes those stretches are preferable to the uneven rockiness of the main path. But enough about geology.
Come the finish we learnt that, in a club first, one of our runners had won a prize.

Victoria Ridge, a smart young lady from the wrong side of the Pennines scooped second in the V35 category and a bottle of wine for her troubles. Sitting pretty in 11th, Vicky is knocking on the door of the top ten going into Sunday’s grand finale.

V for Victoria, indeed.

We are so proud of her, not least for condoning the wayward choice of running shorts sported by her husband Matt, one of our fastest male runners. With his trim physique and excellent running style Matt looks every inch the superstar athlete until you get to the waist. Swimming shorts, army shorts, you name it, he’s worn it.

So after a few pints on Sunday, Matt decided to designate Boulsworth funky shorts day. If you feel inclined, wear your loudest shorts with pride… or edge away from the Weirdos from Worsthorne.

I’m signing off now to Google a fetching luminous man-kini.

See you Sunday… it’s been emotional.

– Worsthorne With Hurstwood Runners

PBGP Junior Party & Awards Presentation 2019


The PBGP Junior Party & Awards Presentation shall take place this year on Saturday 17th August from 1pm, at the Windermere Suite of Prairie Sports Village, Burnley, BB10 2FU.

🏆 Awards 🏆 shall be presented for 1st 🥇 2nd 🥈 and 3rd 🥉 of each age category, presentation of Junior ‘Grand Slam’ mementos 🏅 followed by a disco, buffet food and use of the Football Pitch ⚽ Unfortunately we couldn’t include Mini Golf in this year’s ticket price however the fabulous Burnley Leisure have offered this at a subsidised rate of £3 per person on the day if you wish.

It will be great for the Juniors to celebrate a fantastic year of running and have fun with their fellow runners, so please come along and enjoy the day!

Tickets are required for Junior attendees only at £5 – available from Charis Rowlands at the remaining races (Greenway / Worsthorne / Boulsworth) or please message either of us directly if you would like to pay via Paypal.

The venue will also have a bistro bar (with Sky Sports) and Driving Range available for Parents.

The awards have been generously supported by the Giddy Kippers Party and Play Centre & LAZER FAZER with their kind sponsorship of the 2019 Junior Grand Prix.

Hope to see you all there!