Withins Skyline – The Old Guard and the Young Guns

The weather was unusually sunny for the 23rd annual Withins Skyline race, which took place on Sunday morning. Tradition usually has the runners setting off in a mixture of clag, wind, sleet and cold rather than warm sunshine. Eight seniors from Todmorden Harriers took to the hills around Penistone. First home was Dave Collins, who finished in 32nd position in …

Paul BranniganWithins Skyline – The Old Guard and the Young Guns

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Mel Blackhurst achieved a marathon personal best at the York Marathon. A superb achievement, Blackhurst knocked over 10 minutes off her previous best time to run 3 hours 22 minutes. Could be a cracking first year as a V50 next year. Lucy Hobbs, former Tod Harriers Road Champion raced at the Wirral Half Marathon in a time of 1 hour …

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Langdale Fell Race

A large contingent of Todmorden Harriers made their way up the M6 for the classic Langdale Fell Race. On arrival, the view from the parking field didn’t quite manage to reveal the spectacular Langdale horseshoe; instead summits covered in low cloud. One for the expert navigators perhaps? The race features 14 miles and over 4000ft of climb over Pavey ark, …

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Dan at the Double

Last weekend saw 2 races in the Todmorden Harriers Grand Prix Championship, the Langdale Horseshoe Fell Race on Saturday and the Oldham Half Marathon on Sunday. Dan Taylor took the challenge on to complete both of these as he required the Oldham Half to complete the Club Championships. After a good run around Langdale on the Saturday, he was joined …

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Hot Toddies in Sunny Scarborough

Three Todmorden runners enjoyed perfect blue skies and sunshine at the Yorkshire Coast 10k on Sunday. Almost 1400 runners were attracted to the scenic out and back route, which followed the coastline from the start/finish at The Spa, passing along both the South and North Bays. Richard Butterwick continued his current good form, setting a new personal best for the …

Paul BranniganHot Toddies in Sunny Scarborough

Ground Dug For Red Rose Success

The 1st of 4 Red Rose Cross Country League races took place at Leigh on Saturday and Todmorden Harriers men laid a solid foundation for success with 3rd place in the veterans table and 7th overall team. The early pace was set by Tod’s Nick Barber and Jackson Cowie with Nick remaining strong throughout and succeeding as 1st team counter. …

Paul BranniganGround Dug For Red Rose Success