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Commondale Clart

North York Moors, Sunday, February 16, 2014

BS / 5.2m / 722'

Dave Shipman

The Commondale Clart, very aptly named this year!! I have done it in winter and summer previously but was still apprehensive given the monsoon rains lately. No surprise then that the run was dominated by long stretches of mud, bog and freezing cold puddles/plunge pools which froze the feet from the moment we stepped off … Continue reading Commondale Clart

Commondale Clart

North York Moors, Sunday, February 17, 2013

BS / 5.2m / 722'

David Shipman

Beautiful, sunny skies and temperatures above freezing with only a breeze made for near-perfect running conditions on Sunday, apart from the fact that underfoot all was entirely clarty, as the race title suggested!! Numbers depleted by the late drop outs, Mike B and Nigel H, a small band of Striders assembled outside the pub in … Continue reading Commondale Clart

Commondale Clart

North York Moors, Sunday, February 26, 2012

BS / 8.3km / 220m

Nigel Heppell

At 5.4 miles, a relatively short fell race in the North York Moors Winter Series. Starts with a brutally steep but thankfully short, road climb NE out of Commondale before turning northwards onto the moor and the traditional home of the ‘clart’. Not this year though. After a dry winter, conditions underfoot are ‘good’. This … Continue reading Commondale Clart

Commondale Clart

North York Moors, Sunday, February 28, 2010

BS / 5.5M / 1000'

Nigel Heppell

Unlike yesterday I judged my travelling time just right for my first attempt at this race and arrived at reception in the pub for 10mins warm-up in front of the open fire before the rather brutal start steeply uphill on road for a fairly simple anti-clockwise circuit of Skelderskew Moor. I say simple; it would … Continue reading Commondale Clart