Through The Villages

The road Grand Prix continued on Sunday with the Through the Villages race. Starting and finishing at the Dressers Arms, Wheelton, the 8.5 mile route follows roads through Wheelton, Brinscall, Abbey Village and Withnell, and accumulating nearly 900 feet of climbing. Richard Butterwick was the first Toddy back in a time of 55.47 to give him 21st place overall. Pauline …

Matt FlanaganThrough The Villages

British & English Championship Presentation Awards

The English and British Championship Awards took place up in Grange over Sands on Saturday night and Tod’s Ladies Vet 40 team had the honour of prizes this year. In the British Champs, they finished in 2nd place and in the English Champs, they finished 3rd. The Women’s Open team finished in 5th position in both the British and English …

Matt FlanaganBritish & English Championship Presentation Awards

Short Circuit Ultra

The last fixture of the Ultra Grand Prix was held on Saturday. Punk Panther’s Short Circuit Ultra is a 33 mile circular route on trails around Otley with overall climbing of over 4000 feet. Andrew Worster and Kim Asworth were the only Toddies amongst the crowd. Andrew finished 3rd place with a time of 4 hours 45 mins, just 3 …

Matt FlanaganShort Circuit Ultra

Shepherds Skyline

Todmorden Harriers hosted the popular Shepherds Skyline on Saturday. Held from the Shepherds Rest Pub, Lumbutts, 192 runners braved the conditions for the 10k route up to Stoodley Pike and back (via a nasty second climb back up to the Stoop from London Road). There was lots of Toddies helping as well as running on the day and Dom Leckie …

Matt FlanaganShepherds Skyline

Race to the Summit Fell Race

88 runners braved the weather on Saturday morning to take part in the 53rd ‘Race You To The Summit’ run. The race started off many years ago as a bet between friends to see if anyone could run to the White House Pub, near Blackstone Edge and back within half an hour. Now in its 53rd year and a few …

Matt FlanaganRace to the Summit Fell Race

British Fell Relays

Staged in front of the impressive Derwent Dam in the Peak District, Saturday 19th saw 4 Todmorden Harriers teams compete in the British Fell Relays around Derwent Reservoir, organised this year by Dark Peak Fell Runners. The relay comprises 4 legs – the first was a solo leg of 7.65 kilometres with 360 metres of climb. Leg 2 saw pairs …

Matt FlanaganBritish Fell Relays