Stanbury Splash Fell Race, 14 Jan
Report by Paul Alexander
Todmorden had 7 Harriers turnout at the Stanbury Splash on Sunday 14th January to earn a share of the prizes on offer. The 7.5m fell race with 1314ft of climb starting from Penistone Hill Country Park in Howarth saw a field of 305 runners take part.
Annie Roberts for Todmorden was 2nd lady in 56.03 behind Ruby Sykes of Holmfirth who won in 54.38. This is a great start to the season for Annie who is emerging as a really strong contender in the fell running world. Zoe Dijkman and Kath Brierley also put in some great performances, teaming up with Annie to claim the Ladies prize with times of 67.53 and 70.12 respectively.
Stuart Wolstenholme was first male back for the Harriers in 126th place in a time of 63.53.
Full Toddie results:
47 Annie Roberts 56.03; 126 Stuart Wolstenholme 63.53; 144 Matt Annison 65.51; 149 Martin Roberts 66.46; 163 Zoe Dijkman 67.53; 191 Kath Brierley 70.12; 201 Phil Hodgson 71.29; 255 Jane Leonard 79.08.
Photo of Annie courtesy of Woodentops.
Todmorden Harriers have some of their own great races coming up with the Flower Scar Fell Race on 17th February and the Red Hot Toddy 10k road race on 11th March. To enter or find out more, please visit http://todharriers.co.uk.