The 10th race in the Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix saw athletes take part of the Barrowford 5k road race. The race route is renowned for being flat and very fast, lots of people enter with the hope of achieving their personal best (PB) for 5k. Such is the popularity, the event is split in to 5 races depending on your expected finish time. There were two Todmorden Harriers taking part, Darren Shackleton in race 4 (sub 18:00 race) and Adam Dennet in race 2 (sub 23:00 race). Although weather conditions were not ideal there were some excellent times. Adam Dennet achieved an impressive PB of 20:40 finishing 12th in race 2. The standout performance was by Darren Shackleton who flew round the course in a blistering 16:23 which was also a PB and got him a place on the podium finishing 2nd in race 4. Both Adam and Darren have been training hard through the pandemic and their efforts have clearly paid off.
Full Todmorden results:
Darren Shackleton – Race 4 – 2nd – 16:23
Adam Dennett – Race 2 – 12th – 20:40