Report by Jo Daniels
Todmorden Mini Mountain Marathon
The annual Todmorden Harriers’ Mini Mountain Marathon score event took place on Sunday morning. The three hour event, organised by Darren Graham and Ben Crowther, started at the Cat I’th Well pub in Wainstalls and challenged the navigation skills of competitors as they sought to find the control points hidden around the local moorlands. The range of controls provided a stiff challenge for the more experienced navigators, whilst offering plenty to enjoy for those tackling this type of event for the first time. The lovely spring like weather made for some enjoyable running but the going was still fairly tough on some of the more exposed areas covered by the placement of the controls.
The event was won by Chris Goddard who racked up an impressive 275 points, visiting 15 controls in a shade under the 3 hour time limit. Second place went to Bill Johnson who took 245 points, visiting 20 points. Third place went to Richard Sunderland who picked up 235 points from 15 controls.
Two Toddies Hit the Huddersfield Hills
Two Todmorden Harriers made the trip to Huddersfield to take on the eponymous 10k on Saturday. The weather forecast in the lead up to the race was suggesting competitors were in for a cold dry day, and on the day the weather lived up to its promise making ideal running conditions. Richard Butterwick (MV45) finished 48th in 42.29. Myra Wells (FV55) finished 550th 1.09.46.