Heptonstall Grand Départ Fell Race

Heptonstall Grand Départ Fell Race – Sat 5th July 2014

Paul Hobbs was first Tod Harrier home at the Heptonstall Grand Depart Fell Race finishing 7th in 54.27.

Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs

Race description from the official website : “The Heptonstall Grand Départ fell race follows the familiar route of the Heptonstall Festival race in previous years… Starting in the hilltop village of Heptonstall, the route plunges deep into a neighbouring valley before finding its way to the top of a nearby peak. It then returns in similar fashion. So yes, that does mean you finish with an almighty uphill struggle. There’s a right mix of terrain. Cobbles to start with then some grassy fields, muddy slopes, rocky bridleway and open moorland, some of it pathless.”

Photo (top of page) of Robin Tuddenham in “full flight” courtesy of Dave and Eileen Woodhead.

Tod Results:
Paul Hobbs 7th 54.27
Peter Bowles 18th 56.28
Rob Tyson 31st 59.30
Robin Tuddenham 34th 60.19
Dan Taylor 36th 61.14
David Bardard 50th 64.45
Simon Anderton 59th 68.25
Ben Beckwith 60th 68.58
Jilly Davidson 94th 116.51

Full Results on race website

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