Hollingworth Lake 5k

Report by Paul Alexander On Wednesday 1st May the popular Hollingworth Lake 5k series kicked off with 107 runners starting out at Littleborough Rugby Club to run an anti-clockwise loop of the lake. Two Tod Harriers were in action with Richard Butterwick being first to finish for the club in 20:46 for 21st overall whilst Sarah Glyde ran a fabulous …

Matt FlanaganHollingworth Lake 5k

Mourne Highline

Last Saturday was the first British championship race of the year, The Mourne Highline in Northern Ireland. Visibility was so poor last year that the same route was chosen again, so that the runners could actually appreciate the magical mystery tour through The Mourne Mountains. However, it was not to be. Ten Todmorden Harriers flew to Belfast just as storm …

Matt FlanaganMourne Highline

3 Peaks

While fellow Todmorden Harriers chose to pummel tarmac at The London Marathon, a number of Toddies stayed closer to home and along with 670 other runners took on the legendary 26 mile fell race The Three Peaks. This famous race traverses the famous Yorkshire Dales mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside and is one of the oldest and best organised …

Matt Flanagan3 Peaks

London Marathon

The London Marathon very much lived up to the hype on Sunday with several Toddies amongst the 42,000 other runners. Whilst race winner Eliud Kipchoge made the 26.2 look easy with a comfortable course record of 2:02:37, so did some of our very own club runners. Andy Ford led the way with a very impressive 2:54:54 for 1502nd position. Robin …

Matt FlanaganLondon Marathon

Fellsman

The Fellsman is famous as test of endurance: a high level traverse covering over 60 miles of tough rugged moorland in the Yorkshire Dales. Saturday’s event was even more challenging given the adverse weather conditions, with the 323 runners (of 398 entrants) who started the event faced with driving rain, hailstorms and wind as well as the 12000+ feet of …

Matt FlanaganFellsman

Caldervale 10

The Caldervale 10 mile road race took place on Good Friday. The course took runners round one undulating lap with challenging hills on quiet country roads near Preston. With a total ascent of 176m this was a course to really test the mettle of the Todmorden Harriers who made the trip. First across the line for Todmorden was Andy Ford. …

Matt FlanaganCaldervale 10