Cautley Horseshoe

Cautley Horseshoe Fell Race, 15 Sep
Report by Lucy Hobbs

Last Saturday 10 Todmorden Harriers competed in the last of the English Championship Races, Cautley Horseshoe, in the Howgills. The race was short, just over four miles, but involved a gruelling hands on Knees climb of 2650 feet up to Yarlside and over Cautley Spout with an equally steep descent , finishing with a dip in river. The women ran first in clear, sunny conditions with a refreshing shower half way around. The men set off 2 hours later in rain and clag. The winner was Mark Lamb of Keswick in 44:19 and the first Toddie back was Andrew Worster: 57th in 52:26. Annie Roberts had a great run and was the first Tod lady back in 59:50 and 11th lady overall. Rebecca Patrick was the next Toddie in 1:05:18, swiftly followed by Pauline May in 1:08:18 and Melanie Blackhurst in 1:10:48. The women’s race winner was Hannah Horsborough of Keswick in 51:07. Stuart Wolstenholme was second male back in 1:07:27, followed a few minutes later by Matt Annison in 1:10:42, who described the race as ‘The hardest four miles ever!’

Tod results: Andrew Worster 52:26 (57) , Annie Roberts 59:50 (125), Rebecca Patrick 1:05:18 (175), Stuart Wolstenholme 1:07:27 (193), Pauline May 1:08:18 (199), Matt Annison 1:10:42 (216) ,Melanie Blackhurst 1:10:48 (218), Jane Leonard 1:14:41 (239), Sue Roberts 1:30 (266), Peter Erhardt 2:00:49 (271)

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