Photos of the 2019 race courtesy of Steve Frith

More of Steve's photos from the race may be found here

Mickleden Straddle Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 10.30am

A category BL fell race over 14.3miles with 2431ft ascent. 

Difficult high-level moorland terrain & potential for severe weather conditions make this a serious winter challenge, requiring previous similar fell running experience. Navigation skills required - GPS allowed.

Race entries

Pre-entry ONLY via Racebest from 1st December.

                                                    Sorry - the race is NOW FULL

​Entry fee £9.

Race limit of 200 runners. Minimum age 18. No dogs allowed with runners. 


Registration from 9.00am at Langsett Barn, S36 4GY (GR 211005)

Start & finish at Langsett Barn car park. 

Course Map

Car Parking

Langsett Barn car park and layby opposite on A616. Please avoid parking on main road & in Ranger's spaces next to barn. Parking limited - please car share if possible.  

Toilets / Changing

Toilets at rear of barn. Limited changing adjacent to registration. Sorry, no showers. 

Equipment you MUST carry:

Waterproof full-body cover (with attached hood & taped seams), hat, gloves, map (Mickleden Straddle Race Map or OS OL1), compass, whistle, emergency food. This is the minimum requirement under FRA rules. Runners also recommended to consider carrying additional equipment (extra thermal layers, space blanket etc) in the event of severe weather conditions. 

A compulsory kit check will be carried out prior to registration. 


Race Cut Off Times

This year there will be a cut-off time of 1 hour (ie. 11.30am) at CP 1 - top of Cut Gate (GR 184959). This is to ensure safety of race marshals & helpers as well as runners in the event of severe weather.

Race retirements

If you are forced to retire during the race, you MUST return to Langsett Barn and inform Race Control. 

Prizes & presentation

Bottle of 'Rescue Ale' for all finishers. Individual prizes for first three Men & Lady finishers and U23, Vet 40, Vet 50, Vet 60 & Vet 70 age categories for each sex. Also men's and ladies' team prize (best 3 runners). 

Race organiser - Simon Browne - 07761 555175

2019 winner Chris Holdsworth receiving his trophy

2019 First Lady Sarah Hodgson

Mickleden Straddle 3rd February 2019 

The 2019 race took place on a relatively calm sunny morning. Recent snow still lay on the ground making conditions under foot a tad slippy in places and not a day for course records.

The race was won by Chris Holdsworth of Ribble Valley Harriers in time of 01:39:25 with first lady Sarah Hodgson of Leeds City AC coming home in  02:04:36.

The Ladies team prize was won by Totley AC who narrowly pipped home club Denby Dale. The Mens team prize was won by Dark Peak who had three runners home in the top 12. 

Many thanks to Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team who made sure everyone returned safely off the fells.

2019 Race results 

2019 Prize List

Previous Results

2018 results   2018 Prize List


2017 results   2017 Prize list

2016 results   2016 Prize list

2015 event cancelled due to snow

2014 results  

2013 results

2011 results  

© 2016 by Denby Dale Athletics Club.

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