12 Dec

Birthday Bash For Baildon Race

Baildon Boundary

A staple in the West Yorkshire racing calendar, the Baildon Boundary Way will celebrate its 20th birthday on Sunday 6 April, 2014. With entries limited to 480 places, organisers have alerted prospective runners to the fact registration opens on 22 December.

Mainly off-road, the half marathon runs adjacent to Salts Mill, a World Heritage Site. Runners also run past the 'Woolpack' pub in Esholt village - made famous by the TV series Emmerdale. The terrain is a real mix of woodland, moors and a canal towpath with a particularly tricky incline at around the 9 mile mark - the scenic, hilly course is known to be very challenging.

Last year's race saw Pudsey and Bramley's Richard Pattinson take top place in 1:20:58, with Chris Miller second (1:21:54) and Nigel Armitage in third place (1:22:15). Wetherby's Pauline Munro led the female runners home in a time of 1:27:17.

Entries for the race are priced at £15 or £17 for non-affiliated runners. For more information, visit the Baildon Runners website. Any runners who don't manage to secure a place can enjoy the course at a more leisurely pace instead.