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Silent water slips away to sea,Kissed by trout and dappled with evening light.The gilded sun melts in purple shadows Over the blue powdered hills. There are days here.Days moving round The oakleaf stone The delta, The forgotten ford...
In support of MIND, It's Grim up North Running invites you to take part in a Virtual Race. Runners will run for seven consecutive days, a distance of their choice. When completed, simply send us an email. All participants will receive a bespoke medal in the post. Event open 1st June - 31st August.
Beeston is first mentioned in the Domesday Book as Bestone, which comes from the Old English, ‘Bent Grass’. In the medieval period Beeston was associated with sheep farming and the monks of Kirkstall Abbey grazed 240 sheep there. Beeston is of course home to Elland Road and was formley the home of the Waddington family, the board and card manufacturer ‘monopoly’.
Monastic limestone skeleton Threadbare with simple love of life Speak out your dead language The winds hammer, the suns knife... Ruined Abbeys, Peter Levi
The first mention of Bramley comes in the Domesday Book compiled for William the Conqueror in 1086. The Bram part of the name occurs in several other Yorkshire village names such as Bramhope and Bramham...
Witches were a bit like cats. They didn't much like one another's company but they did like to know where all the other witches were, just in case they needed them. And what you might need them for was to tell you, as a friend, that you were beginning to cackle. TERRY PRATCHETT, A Hat Full of Sky
Starting in the lovely town of Slaithwaite enjoy an autumnal out and back run along the narrow Huddersfield Canal. With a reduced price and a choice of 5K, 10K, half marathon,marathon or ultra there is a distance for every ability. On completing the chosen distance receive one of the medals designed for its Grim Up North Running and updated with a Northern Jumble Ribbon.
A new exciting event for 'It’s Grim up North Running’, four wonderful days of marathon running around Fewston and Swinsty reservoir.
We’ll play amongst the ruins of a creepy haunted place, where thorns on brambles grab us in a witch’s cold embrace. Tendrils, try to catch us, so we crawl by on our knees. Then run towards the Abbots cell, just by the conker trees. The black of rooks and ravens, are they witches in disguise, they watch us very closely with their beady shiny eyes... Diana Leighton
Run Rudolph Run Out of the reindeers you know you are the mastermind. Run Rudolph Run, Randalph aint too far behind. Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s got to make it to town. Santa make him happy; tell him he can’t take the freeway down. Run, run Rudolph, cos I’m reeling like a merry go round. Chuck Berry
Jingle bells Jingle bells running all the way, Santa Dash in Elsecar… it’s so much fun they’ll say, Hot mince pie, medal too, you will have a ball Come and do the Santa Dash… The North’s not grim at all!
Another fantastic out and back race along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. This particular event will focus on the stretch of canal around the Victorian mill town of Saltaire.