The Trog

Report by Jo Daniels

Toddies Take on the Trog in Wadsworth

There was a heady blend of cool temperatures and a particularly thick coating of mud to look forward to for the Todmorden Harriers who made their way to Old Town Cricket Club on Saturday for the Wadsworth Trog, eager to test themselves against the promised 20 enjoyable miles around the local area. The runners were taken from the Cricket Club up to High Brown Knoll Trig Point. Some of the route remained very runnable, despite the inclement weather of recent weeks. Runners were taken to various points of interest including Cock Hill, the ruin at Top Withins and Shackleton Knoll. The route returned to High Brown Knoll Trig for the second time before taking in Sheepstones Trig Point, Wood End and a final lung busting climb back up to the Cricket Club, finishing with a lap of the cricket field for good measure.
The first male home for Todmorden was Dave Garner, finishing in a highly credible 28th place (3.21.57). Just four places behind him was Andy McFie, who finished in 32nd place (3.25.30). John Allan was the third Todmorden man home. He finished in 40th position in 3.28.25. First placed Lady for Todmorden was Pauline May. She was 5th lady and 49th overall in a time of 3.35.47. Elise Milnes took the second lady spot for the Harriers. She was 24th lady and 137th overall (4.50.48). Michelle Fuller finished just two places behind Elise. She was 25th lady, 139th overall (4.52.56). Pauline, Elise and Michelle took second place in the ladies’ team competition. Dave, Andy and John took fifth place in the men’s team competition.
Full results for Todmorden Harriers
28th Dave Garner 3.21.57
32nd Andy McFie 3.25.30
40th John Allan 3.28.25
49th Pauline May 3.35.47
85th Ben Holmes 4.06.50
101st Robert Halstead 4.15.48
132nd David Leslie 4.42.52
137th Elise Milnes 4.50.48
139th Michelle Fuller 4.52.56

Paul BranniganThe Trog