Kath Hoofs It To 3rd Place

Report by Paul Hobbs

Hoofstones Fell Race.

The second running of Hoofstones Fell race took place on Saturday on the bitterly cold moors above Todmorden. With plunging temperatures, snow and bitterly cold winds, 56 hardy souls braved the weather to complete route which takes in the highest point above Todmorden, Hoofstones Heights, standing at 476. The race then takes runners across Stansfield Moor, where navigation and route choice are key, especially when faced with poor visibility and horizontal hail and snow. This year, charity donations went to the Calder Valley Flood Appeal and Calder Valley Search and Rescue. Dan Taylor, race organiser would like to thank all helpers and marshals, without whom, fell races such as Hoofstones wouldn’t go ahead.

First male was Matthew Lalor of Barlick Fell Runners in 1 hour 10 mins, followed closely behind by London Triathlete Joe Dale. First lady home was Gayle Sugden in 1 hr 17 mins.

Seven Tod Harriers ran the route. First Harrier home was Ben Holmes in 24th position, with Matt Annison snapping at his heels in 25th. First lady Tod Harrier was Kath Brierley, 3rd lady over all.

Other Harriers results:
Rob Halstead 32nd position
Phil Hodgson 41st position
Sue Roberts 49th position
Reg Czudek 51st position

Paul BranniganKath Hoofs It To 3rd Place