Tod Harriers Roar Into Littleborough

Todmorden Harriers made up nearly half of the field in the Littleborough Lions 5K charity race, which was also the 9th counter in Tod’s Road Championships.

Mel Blackhurst and Paul Brannigan lead the 22 strong Tod contingent home, both finishing 4th and taking the respective veterans prizes. Both David Leslie and Dan Taylor set personal bests with Dan finishing 6th overall. Richard Butterwick couldn’t manage a 4th consecutive personal best, but did make the top 10.

The long descent from Hollingworth Lake to Littleborough railway station was the scene of many battles for extra championship points with Peter Erhardt overhauling Dave Wilson with just 200m to go. Similarly Andrea Taylor used the run in to overtake Dave’s wife Helen Wilson. Both Wilsons will be attending Tod Harriers speed training session in future.



4 Paul Brannigan 17:29
6 Dan Taylor 18:39
9 Richard Butterwick 19:08
11 Michael Harper 19:23
13 John Allan 19:45
18 Guy Whitmore 20:52
23 Melanie Blackhurst 21:37
25 Matthew Annison 22:07
28 Kevin Coughlin 22:45
29 Phil Cook 23:06
32 Paul Cruthers 23:39
33 David Leslie 24.15
37 Kirsty Patten 24.55
40 Louise Abdy 25.04
41 Andrea Taylor 25.07
43 Helen Wilson 25.13
45 Mandy Goth 25.53
48 Peter Ehrhardt 26.48
49 David Wilson 26.59
51 Myra Wells 28.31
53 David O’Neill 29.14
56 Ian Stansfield 35.01
Paul BranniganTod Harriers Roar Into Littleborough