2023 Review

08 January 2023. Sunday saw the Marsden to Edale (Trigger) Race take place. Runners navigate their way from Marsden over Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder to the finish in Edale (route measured at 24 miles with 1650 meters of climbing). Profits from this race go to Woodhead Mountain Rescue.

15 January 2023. Huddersfield Town Women score the first of nine goals against Dronfield Ladies (in red & black) in the SHCFA Women’s Challenge Cup 3rd Round.

20 January 2023. A Blackbird foraging amongst last years rotting apples after days of cold weather.

10 March 2023. Fun in the snow in Honley, near Holmfirth, Yorkshire

An hour later…….

12 March 2023. Huddersfield St.Patrick’s Day Parade.

19 March 2023. The Peaks 2 Day Cycle Race p/b Giant Sheffield is the UK’s premier early season stage race on the 18th & 19th March 2023, promoted by the Yomp Bonk Crew. Action from Stage 2 of the Men’s event – a hill climb on Holme Moss.

19 March 2023. The Peaks 2 Day Cycle Race p/b Giant Sheffield. Action from Stage 3 of the Women’s event – a road race near Hade Edge[/caption]

23 April 2023. Sunday saw The Yorkshire Veterans’ Athletics Assocation Grand Prix Series get under way at Honley.

23 April 2023. A spring lamb enjoys the sunshine near Huddersfield.

6 May 2023. Newly hatched Canada Geese goslings take to the water near Holmfirth.

14 May 2023. Riders during the Hade Edge Road Race held on a testing course and promoted by Barnsley Road Club.

21 May 2023. Canada Geese gosling near Holmfirth.

8 July 2023. Huddersfield Carnival returned in all its colourful glory (first time since Covid), not even the rain could dampen the spirits.

27 August 2023. Huddersfield Town Women FC at the start of the 2023/2024 season

27 August 2023. Middlesbrough F.C. Women huddle before the start of the FA Women’s National League Cup against Huddersfield.

8 September 2023. The Red Arrows fly over Holmfirth on their way to Liverpool.

7 October 2023. Huddersfield Star Wheelers held their Hill Climb at Jackson Bridge on Saturday, a course used in previous National Championships. Pictured: Race winner and 2022 National Hill Climb Champion Andrew Feather (Huntbikewheels.com).

20 October 2023. A rather wet soft toy during Storm Babet, near Holmfirth.

05 November 2023. Runners during the annual Cop Hill Fell Race promoted by Meltham Athletic Club. Blue skies and plenty of mud after recent heavy rain.

11 November 2023. Armistice Day in Huddersfield.

12 November 2023. Villagers of Honley pay their respects with a parade through the village and service at the village war memorial on Remembrance Sunday.

17 December 2023. Runners during the annual Travellers 6 road race promoted by Denby Dale Travellers.

23 December 2023. Runners during the annual Holmfirth Harriers AC Tinker Cup. This year the Tinker Cup is dedicated to Kevin Johns, a very popular and long standing member, who sadly died earlier this year. First run in 1908, it’s a challenging cross country handicap race of approximately 6 miles, and requires competitors to negotiate walls, fences & gates along the route, along with the weather.

25 December 2023. Heavy rain didn’t put off almost 700 runners (highest turnout since Covid) who descended on Greenhead Park on Monday morning for the Christmas Day edition of the Huddersfield Parkrun.