Standish Hall Trail Race
Todmorden Harriers Trail Championships opened for the year on 21st February with a trip to Standish near
Wigan for 12 hardy harriers.
For some, of the harriers it was more of the same as the course was akin to the recent cross country.
There were nice runnable bridle ways and the course was fairly flat, but there was a very muddy section
through the woods which slowed the runners down. First place was Ian Grime of Newham and Essex Beagles in 37.38.
First toddie was recent signing Matt Flanagan, who was very happy with his time of 43.18, 18th place
and an early lead in the Trail Champs. Josh Murphy got the better of Simon Galloway by 11 seconds to finish 2nd harrier.
There was a great battle between two of the Todmorden ladies with Helen Wilson first home for Tod, 24 seconds ahead of Louise Abdy. Competing in her first race for Todmorden, Rachel Whitaker brought the team home and is looking forward to some more racing soon.
18 Matt Flanagan M40 43:13
60 Josh Murphy M 48:26
62 Simon Galloway M50 48:37
75 Stuart Wolstenholme M40 49:21
117 David Leslie M60 53:10
137 Paul Cruthers M50 54:47
163 Helen Wilson F50 58:23
169 Louise Abdy F50 58:47
178 Julie Graham F45 1:00:29
215 Nina Fedorski F50 1:07:51
221 David O’Neill M55 1:10:09
231 Rachel Whitaker F40 1:17:13