Caldervale 10 Mile Road Race

Good Friday saw 15 Tod Harriers tackling the deceptively tough Caldervale 10 mile road race.  The race fools you into thinking it’s easy with a fast 2-mile downhill start.  Then starts a 5-mile continuous climb where pacing is important not to go too fast.  At mile 7 it’s back to downhill and short-lived relief, only to be faced with another steep climb a mile later.  Final 2 miles are undulating.

Performance of the day for Todmorden was by Duncan Cannon finishing in 12th place as first Toddy, with 2nd Mark Tempest (28th) and 3rd Janine McGregor-Stead (32nd). 

Other performances to note were:

  • Nev Drake running in his first GP race since 2022 having focussed on ultra in 2023. Finished 4th Toddy in a very similar time as 2 years ago.
  • Sam Lund beating his time by 7 minutes compared to 2022.
  • Stuart Wolstenholme recorded a 10-mile PB, no mean feat on this course.

Full Todmorden results:

Tod PosRace PosNAMETime
112Duncan Cannon01:07:19
228Mark Tempest01:10:50
332Janine McGregor-Stead01:11:57
437Nev Drake01:12:49
539Sam Lund01:13:05
645Stuart Wolstenholme01:14:15
746Mark Anderton01:14:23
849Dan Taylor01:15:23
968Emma Kerwin01:19:34
1086Paul Brannigan01:21:39
1192Ian MacLachlan01:23:00
12100Katie Samuelson01:24:37
13113Darren Gillman01:27:55
14117Simon Anderton01:28:46
15126Phil Hodgson01:32:39

Report by Mark Tempest

Helen TippingCaldervale 10 Mile Road Race