Great Whernside

Great Whernside Fell Race, 23 Sep
Report by Darren Graham

The English Fell Championships finished in fine style for Tod Harriers on Saturday. This AS category race at 4 miles with 1558ft of climb saw Annie Roberts come a fantastic 6th overall in the womens race and 1st U23’s in the Yorkshire Championship. Overall race winner was Katie Walshaw of Ribble Valley Harriers in 36:19. Rebecca Patrick and Melanie Blackhurst also put in strong performances to make up the womens team for 2nd in the Yorkshire Championships whilst Melanie looks towards a potential individual medal position of the English Championships in the WV50 category.

The Men’s Tod V40 team also turned up in force with Nick Barber leading the club pack coming in 65th male in 35:42 with Jonathan Wright just two places and 4s behind. Paul Hobbs and Tristan Langlois were the 3rd and 4th counters for the vets team to make up the awesome foursome. The race winner was Sam Tosh of Rossendale Harriers in 29.25.

Full Toddie results:
65 Nick Barber 35:42
67 Jonathan Wright 35:46
104 Paul Hobbs 38:30
145 Tristan Langlois 41:05
242 Peter Ehrhardt 1:04:20

6 Annie Roberts 37:43
21 Rebecca Patrick 41:54
24 Gemma Ford 42:17
37 Melanie Blackhurst 44:04
47 Claire Duffield 45:16
49 Lucy Burnett 45:34
70 Bev Wright 53:07
78 Sue Roberts 56:43

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