Temperatures Rise at Turnslack

Saturday saw the annual Turnslack Fell Race, organised by local fell running legend Kev Shand, which saw Tod’s Richard Butterwick take the 1st V40 prize. The conditions were very hot and the ground was dry underfoot. Runners were slowed by undergrowth that was much denser than usual. 62 runners set off up the hill from Calderbrook Church in the baking …

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Lakeland 50

Up in the Lake District Tod Harriers were taking on the immense challenge that is the Lakeland 50. Over mountain after mountain for 50 miles this is not for the faint hearted. The conditions on the day were very hot with many seasoned competitors dropping out along the route. Steve Pullan of Todmorden made steady progress all day, picking up …

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Kentmere Horseshoe English Champs

Beautiful weather greeted 13 Todmorden Harriers who entered Kentmere Horseshoe, the 4th English Fell Championship race of 2014. The first couple of miles of this 12 mile race climb to Buck Crag followed by fast undulating terrain until the 1 mile descent back into Kentmere when the heavens opened providing a welcome cooling shower for the athletes. Melanie Blackhurst took …

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Windmill Half Marathon

The Todmorden Harriers Road Championship moved to Lytham St Annes for the Windmill Half Marathon. There were windy conditions on the 2 lap course, which slowed some of the competitors. The race was won by Andrew Davies in a very fast time of 1hr 8 mins almost ten minutes ahead of the next runner (Andrew is running in the upcoming …

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Stoodley Pike Fell Race

Tuesday 8th saw the latest running of the famous Stoodley Pike Fell Race. The organisation of this year’s  race was taken over by Joe Daniels, ably assisted by the Todmorden Harriers Crew. Conditions were hot if a little wet on top due to recent rainfall. The race climbs from the Top Brink Pub up to the Pike then a quick …

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