Worster is the Boss of Holme Moss

Report by Jo Daniels Holme Moss Fell Race is not for the faint-hearted. It is a challenging 25km race that takes in 1285 metres of climb. Starting and finishing at the Cartworth Moor Cricket Club, runners are taken on some grueling ascents and descents around the local moorlands. Andrew Worster put in a superb performance on the day to take …

Matt FlanaganWorster is the Boss of Holme Moss

Cowm 5k (Grand Prix)

The Tod Harriers Grand Prix was back on with another visit to one of Andy O’Sullivan’s 5k races around Cown Res near Whitworth. 2 laps of the reservoir along flat tracks always produces a fast time from everyone. With Andy’s recent illness, a strong turn out from Tod Harriers amongst the 276 runners was always going to happen. 27 Toddies …

Matt FlanaganCowm 5k (Grand Prix)

Aldermans Ascent

Todmorden Harriers made their presence know over in Saddleworth on Thursday for the Alderman’s Ascent Fell Race. This fundraising race, held by local Rugby League club Saddleworth Rangers, is a tough 5 mile run with over 1000ft of climbing. The route does a lap of the playing fields before ascending to the Pots and Pans monument. Runners get into their …

Matt FlanaganAldermans Ascent

Wasdale Fell Race

Report by Darren Graham They really don’t come much tougher than the Wasdale Fell Race. A test to even the toughest fellrunner, this brutal race takes runners around the skyline of Wasdale on a 21 mile route, packed with over 9000ft of climbing. Whin Rigg, Pillar, Great Gable and Scafell Pike ar just some of the summits visited before a …

Matt FlanaganWasdale Fell Race

Brown Wardle

On a beautiful summer evening, six Tod Harriers in a field of 97 runners, took to the hills above Whitworth for the Brown Wardle (and a Bit Moor) fell race, a 5.3km scamper over the Pennine hills with 360m of climb. First home, to win the race in 24.53, was Andrew Worster. Andy Ford was close behind in 8th (29.53), …

Matt FlanaganBrown Wardle

Pennine 39 Ultra

The Pennine 39 Ultra was in the Toddy Ultra Series on Saturday. The route follows a classic section of The Pennine Way. From Low Force past High Force in glorious Middle Teesdale, to the amazing Cauldron’s Snout and the high, remote and stark Cow Green reservoir. The route then shows off High Cup Nick before descending down to the lovely …

Matt FlanaganPennine 39 Ultra