Want to explore our area’s moors? Let us show you around!

If you have read fell running stories and reports on our sports pages and want to know what it is all about, there is a chance coming up to find out.

Starting next Tuesday, May 7, Calder Valley Fell Runners are organising a seven-week “introduction to fell running” session.

After the seven weeks of Tuesday night training, participants will be encouraged to take part in their first fell race - the Tom Tittiman, which is run from the Hare and Hounds in Old Town, on Sunday, June 23, at noon.

Speaking for the club, Hannah Reeve said the sessions were an ideal opprtunity for people to get involved in the sport with lots of help and support.

“If you love the outdoors, are curious to know what’s up on the moors and want to explore the Calder Valley, let us show you round,” she said.

“The taster sessions are open to all abilities and are for anyone who is interested in exploring the moors around the Calder Valley, taking up a new sport, enjoying the sunshine, or just kick starting their summer fitness plans.

“We will tailor the distances to those who turn up, so no one gets left behind. The taster sessions are free and there’s no obligation to join the club.”

For the Tuesday night sessions, runners leave Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7pm, so you need to arrive about 6.45pm.

There is no need for any fancy kit, just some trainers that you can get muddy, said Hannah.

Contact Hannah on 07531 240 966 or hannah_reeve1@hotmail.com with any queries.

Fell running attracts people from all walks of life who enjoy the freedom of the moors as well as the fitness it brings, with both Calder Valley Fell Runners and Todmorden Harriers keen exponents of the sport.

Chumbawamba musician Boff Whalley has just written a book, Run Wild, about his experiences as a fell runner.