Rochdale Harriers and A.C.

Rochdale Harriers Three Day Event

10th February 2020


Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation, we have had to cancel the Three Day Event in line with England Athletics guidance that no races should take place before 1st July 2020. If you have already booked a place, you will receive an email from Bookitzone offering either a full refund or automatic entry in to the 2021 event.

26th Annual Rochdale Three Day Event

Three Tough Races in Three Days. Races may be entered individually or as a series of all three. 

Friday – Sunday 12th, 13th, 14th June 2020

Enter the Three Days Online


Rochdale Harriers three day event day one

(Day 1, Norden Road Race, picture by Ian Slater)


2019 Results 

2018 Results and Pictures  

2017 Results and Pictures  

TECHNICAL T-Shirt (not cotton) to those who pre-enter before 24th May and then complete all three races.  Postal pre-entry for all three races combined costs  £19 EA attached, £23 unattached for entry before 24th May.  From 24th May price for the series rises by £4.
On-line entry is includes booking fees.
Prices for Day 1 and Day 2 rise by £2 per race for entries received on or after 24th May.

Registration for all three races (NOTE NEW REGISTRATION VENUE THIS YEAR): Bridge Inn 741 Edenfield Road, Rochdale OL11 5TT (near the bus terminus where Day 1 starts)

Map showing the three races relative to each other


Day 1: Friday 12th June 2020, 7.30pm     6 Mile Norden Road Race

A breathtaking course (in every sense) with stunning views on the climb up Edenfield road and during the descent down Ashworth Valley Road  (more detail). Postal pre-entry by 24th May: £7.30 EA attached, £9.50 unattached. £2 extra to enter after the pre-entry deadline.   Entry on day is also possible.

Individual race entry here

Day 2: Saturday 13th June 2020, 11.00am     6 Mile Naden Valley Multi-Terrain Race

An undulating, three lap course through Naden Valley, School Lane, across the stream and past the Three Owls Bird Sanctuary (more detail).  Postal pre-entry by 24th May: £7.30 EA attached, £9.50 unattached.  £2 extra to enter after the pre-entry deadline.  Entry on day is also possible.

Individual race entry here

Day 3: Sunday 14th June 2020, 11.00am     6 Mile “Knowl Hill” Fell Race

The most popular of the three due to the scenery, route and advertising in the FRA handbook – a Category BM Fell Race (1300′ total climbs) passing Higher Naden Reservoir, up to the top of Knowl Hill (1380′), down between the 4 reservoirs, back up then down past Dr Dam lake to the finish (more detail) £6.30 including on-line entry fee.  Entry on day is also possible.

Individual race entry here

Course records:


Day 1 – Carly Needham, Rochdale     39:20 (2006) – previous record 39:24 (2003)

Day 2 – Carly Needham, Rochdale     42:34 (2006) – previous record 42:57 (2000)

Day 3 – Katie Walshaw, Holmfirth     47:04 (2015)

Fastest cumulative ladies time for all 3 days Lucy Whittaker,  Saddleworth 39:29, 42:57, 50:06 = 2:12:32 (2000)


Day 1 – Dave Lewis, Rossendale     31:51 (1997)

Day 2  – John Brown, Salford     33:53 (1998)

Day 3 – Sam Tosh, Rossendale     41:10 (2015) (Previous record Dave Lewis, 41:23 (2000))

Fastest cumulative time for all 3 days: Dave Lewis Rossendale 32:17, 35:02, 41:23 = 1:48:42 (2000)  


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Chris Furse says:

Hi Rochdale Harriers,
I will be in the Rochdale area on the weekend of the 7-9th June and am planning to do the 3 day event. I live in Glasgow and am a member of Westerlands Cross Country Club and Scottish Athletics. Could I still claim the affiliated club discount price of £17?

Nick Barton says:

Hi Chris, yes you can still get the affiliated price.

Alan Lundberg-Bury says:

Hi Nick,
Hope you’re well? Sorry to trouble you but just wondering if you could confirm that you’ve received Sissel and my postal entry? Many thanks.
Chrs Alan

Rob says:

Can i enter all the races on the day?

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