Report by Dan Taylor
8 Harriers made the trip to Keswick, for the penultimate race in the Tod Harriers Road Championships, the Derwentwater 10 mile road race. Early morning the outlook was dull and grey with lots of fog. Upon arriving at the lakes the harriers were greeted with 15C temperatures, on a lovely sunny day. The 10 mile race starts in Keswick and goes around along the Borrowdale valley to Grange then turns for the return leg down the other side of the lake. The course in classed as undulating and had a total of over 900 feet of climbing in, most in the second half of the race. First Harrier home was Chris Goddard in 65 minutes closely followed by Michael Harper in 69 minutes. David Leslie managed yet another Personal Best this year, his second at 10 miles. Joe Courtney was next and has now qualified for the Road Championships First tod lady was Louise Abdy who has now completed the Grand Prix.
54 C.Goddard 65.13 106 M. Harper 69.41 160 D.Leslie 74.51 171 J.Courtney 76.33 279 P.Cruthers 85.21 351 L.Abdy 94.19 363 S.Corrigan 95.26 379 N.Corrigan 99.13
Cop Hill Fell Race – Yorkshire Vets Fell Champs
2 Tod members travelled to Meltham for the Cop Hill Fell Race, which incorporated the Yorkshire Vets Fell Champs as well. Dave Collins was the first harrier home and managed to get a gold medal in the V55 Yorkshire Champs. Dave had no idea he had one and had to quickly swallow a large gobful of cake he had selected from the varied options available. New member Gemma Lord was the other harrier enjoying the mild November weather.
|40||79||DAVE COLLINS||M55||TODMORDEN HARRIERS||48.22|
|110||103||GEMMA LORD||W45||TODMORDEN HARRIERS||70.09|