Kentmere Horseshoe English Champs

Kentmere Horseshoe Fell Race  20 July 2014

Beautiful weather greeted 13 Todmorden Harriers who entered Kentmere Horseshoe, the 4th English Fell Championship race of 2014. The first couple of miles of this 12 mile race climb to Buck Crag followed by fast undulating terrain until the 1 mile descent back into Kentmere when the heavens opened providing a welcome cooling shower for the athletes. Melanie Blackhurst took the plaudits for Tod’s performance of the day with a fine 4th place in the ladies V45 category. Paul Brannigan was first harrier back in 1 hour 52 mins in 82nd place scoring valuable points with 6th place in the V50 category. Other notable performances were Kath Brierley’s 7th place in the ladies V50 category and John Allan in his first Kentmere race breaking the much sought after 2 hour barrier alongside the more seasoned Ben Crowther. David Leslie and Peter Erhardt, both in their sixties completed the challenge in an admirable 3 hours.

Men’s Results:

81st Paul Brannigan 01:52:51
110th Ben Crowther 01:57:25
123rd John Allan 01:59:50
155th Rob Gray 02:05:32
175th Jonothan Wright 02:09:28
195th Daniel Taylor 02:13:20
263rd David Leslie 02:55:21
269th Peter Erhardt 03:05:10

Ladies Results:

29th Mel Blackhurst 02:15:05
52nd Kath Brierley 02:30:56
65th Kirsty Patten 02:37:16
76th Sue Roberts 02:49:18
DNF Lucy Burnett 00:00:00

Full Results on SPORTident website (new window)

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