Boulsworth Bog Fell Race

Boulsworth Bog fell race running for the first time since 2018 attracted a good turnout of 18 Tod Harriers, setting off from the very picturesque hamlet of Wycoller.  The race started on good tracks with a steady ascent on the almost 400 metre climb to Boulsworth trig point.  At the 5K mark the ascent steepened and the bogs guarding the trig appeared.  At least 3 Toddies (report writer included) went in thigh-deep!

The descent was fast, -170 metres in only 1Km, back onto the tracks and a finish through slippery woods.

It was a great day for Todmorden with Dom Leckie as the race winner and Sophie Cunningham first lady.

There was also a good battle for 2nd, 3rd, 4th Toddies with only 40 seconds separating Chris Goddard (13th) Pete Rolls (15th) and Dan Taylor (17th).

Sophie Cunningham first lady, race winner Dom Leckie

Todmorden results:

1Dom LeckieMSEN57:13.7
13Christopher GoddardM401:03:16.9
15Peter RollsM401:03:28.7
17Dan TaylorM401:03:56.7
22Mathew GrayM401:07:09.8
25Stuart WolstenholmeM501:08:31.3
26Dave WeedonM401:08:38.1
28Sam LundM501:08:56.9
30Mark TempestM501:11:00.6
32Dave CollinsM601:12:40.0
38Mark AndertonM601:17:25.8
39Sophie CunninghamW401:17:44.3
43Martin RobertsM601:21:02.9
47Andrew BibbyM701:24:37.3
53Darren GillmanM501:27:05.0
54Helen HodgkinsonW501:27:47.2
57James RichardsonM401:29:44.8
60Katie SamuelsonW401:32:19.4

Report by Mark Tempest

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