Barnsley Boundary Relay Race

The Barnsley Boundary Relay Race is a multi-terrain race following the boundary of Barnsley MBC, using the route of the Barnsley Boundary Walk. It is a race for teams of 10, each running legs on roads, tracks and footpaths of between 4 and 11½ miles: 73 miles in total.

Penistone Footpath Runners took over organisation of the race in 2015, which was previously organised by Barnsley Harriers in conjunction with Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club.

The 2020 race was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact for Race Information

Steve Dickinson
07850 445613

2018 Results
Full results
Winning teams
Male open: Penistone
Female open: Barnsley AC (new course record time of 9:48:32)
Mixed: Kingstone
Male V40: Penistone
Female V40: Barnsley Harriers
Male V50: Penistone
Male V60: Penistone
Non-running club: SAS Squad

Previous Race Results


The route

The first leg starts at 8am. The second leg starts when the first runner reaches the end of leg 1. All leg 2 runners set off together, and so on through the race. Times for each leg are aggregated at the end of the race and the fastest teams in each category (Men, M40+, M50+, M60+, Ladies, L40+ and Mixed) announced at the prize ceremony, which is held in the evening after the race.

Ordnance survey map, aerial photography and GPX files for the whole route are available here.

The links below give route descriptions from the boundary walk leaflets and GPX files for each leg (note: the GPX files download as .txt files so you need to change the file extension to .gpx and import them into GPS software, or upload them to a device).

Leg Start time (approx) Distance/climb Start (postcode/ GR) Route link GPX file
1: Cannon Hall to Bretton Park 08:00 5M/460′ S75 4AT/ SE 27215 07928 Route GPX
2: Bretton Park to Brierley 08:30 10.9M/750′ S75 4BX/ SE 29458 12497 Route GPX
3: Brierley to Thurnscoe 09:40 7.2M/410′ S72 9JY/ SE 40478 11125 Route GPX
4: Thurnscoe to Brampton 10:20 6.4M/210′ S63 0BH/ SE 46517 05417 Route GPX
5: Brampton to Tankersley 11:00 5.2M/450′ S73 0SS/ SE 41064 02149 Route GPX
6: Tankersley to Wortley Station 11:30 11.3M/1260′ S74 0DU/ SK 34953 99538 Route GPX
7: Wortley Station to Langsett Barn 12:45 6.3M/820′ S35 7DL/ SK 29820 99258 Route GPX
8: Langsett Barn to Winscar Reservoir 13:40 5.7M/740′ S36 4GY/ SE 21088 00453 Route GPX
9: Winscar Reservoir to Upper Denby 14:20 10.5M/1000′ S36 4TE/ SE 15294 02044 Route GPX
10: Upper Denby to Cannon Hall 15:30 4.1M/150′ HD8 8UE/ SE 22849 07288 Route GPX

If anyone finds any errors in the route files, please contact Paul Fryers ( or use the website feedback form. The files are being corrected as people provide information, so if you’re using these it’s best to check that you have the latest version from here.

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