Hopwood Trot – Wed 3rd August

The fifth race in this year’s Trail Championships saw 23 Toddies head over to Middleton on a sunny Wednesday evening for some fast (or not so fast) running. The 5.5-milecourse comprised two laps around lanes and woods with a gentle uphill first half and a lovely downhill second half through the woods back to the sports centre at the finish.
Janine McGregor Stead took the prize in the ladies’ race, and along with Emma Fiedler who had a great race in 3rd, and Katie Samuelson in 10th, Tod took home the ladies’ team prize as well.
Among the men, Duncan Cannon was first home for Tod in 10th overall. Nick Birchill continued his great season, leading Janine over the finish line with an overall position of 22nd and Mark Anderton claimed 1st V60. Also Darren Gillman deserves a notable mention for getting round this course – and looking fresh as a daisy – after running the Lakeland 100 at the weekend!
The race was the 5th counter of 6th in the club’s Trail Championships. This is a competition where only runners who have not previously won any club prizes are eligible to win. With one race to go, Dom Leckie has a commanding lead in the men’s competition, while Katie Samuelson’s Hopwood performance has edged her ahead of Katy May in the ladies’ competition.
Full Toddie results from Hopwood Trot:
10 Duncan Cannon 33:20
22 Nick Birchill 35:30
23 Janine McGregor Stead 35:41
39 Emma Fiedler 37:52
45 Joe Mountain 38:18
49 Mark Anderton 38:49
52 Sean Lindsay 39:34
57 Dave Weedon 39:50
61 Stuart Wolstenholme 40:04
65 Simon Anderton 40:20
81 Katie Samuelson 42:39
88 Darren Graham 43:31
100 Phil Hodgson 45:19
106 Darren Gillman 46:00
117 Lisa Peatfield 47:02
128 Elise Milnes 48:04
136 Mandy Goth 49:31
142 Julie Graham 51:59
147 Graham Milnes 53:03
180 Dave O’Neill 62:26
183 Myra Wells 63:16
184 Richard Butterwick 63:17
189 Peter Ehrhardt 67:55

Matt FlanaganHopwood Trot – Wed 3rd August