Aldermans Ascent

Todmorden Harriers made their presence know over in Saddleworth on Thursday for the Alderman’s Ascent Fell Race. This fundraising race, held by local Rugby League club Saddleworth Rangers, is a tough 5 mile run with over 1000ft of climbing. The route does a lap of the playing fields before ascending to the Pots and Pans monument. Runners get into their stride over the moor before the big, technical descent off Alderman’s Hill before turning around and heading back up. Then its a long descent back to the finish.

Andrew Worster claimed first spot out of 60 runners and also broke the course record in a time of 39.52. It was a tough field as runners from Buxton, Borrowdale and Pennine all finished in the top 4. Dave Garner took the Vet 50 prize with his 13th position. Jane Leanard clinched the Vet 60 ladies prize and Louise Abdy won the Vet 55 Ladies prize. To top the evening off, Todmorden walked away with the team prize as well with great performances from Andy Worster (1st); Andy Ford (5th) & Dave Garner (13th). Full Toddie results are……

1st – Andrew Worster – 39.52

1st Lady – Bridget Lancashire (Saddleworth Runners) – 52.14

5th – Andy Ford – 46.05

13th – Dave Garner – 51.27

25th – Stuart Wolstenholme – 54.09

29th – Matt Annison – 56.40

49th – Jane Leonard – 67.28

57th – Louise Abdy – 81.29 

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