Race you to the Summit

Race you to the Summit Fell Race, 29 October 2016
Race Report by David Leslie

The last fell race on Todmorden Harriers club championships was ‘Race you to the Summit’, the 50th and final running of this classic. Organised by Alan Greenwood, the race goes from the Summit Public House up to the White House pub and back. The race started 49 years ago to settle a pub argument about whether the distance could be run in under 30 minutes. In this year’s race just 3 runners beat this mark. The Harriers had a total 27 runners competing. First home was Robert Tyson with a storming run closely followed by Ivan Gee and then Robin Tuddenham. Among the women Emma Fiedler came in second lady with Rosie Holdsworth and Jane Leonard the next Todmorden finishers.

Emma Fiedler

Emma Fiedler, 2nd woman

There were other important races on this weekend a with number of runners doing two races in the same day! Richard Blakeley, 1st V70 in this race went straight on to the Red Rose Cross Country race in Blackburn.

Robert Tyson 6 33.35
Ivan Gee 8 33.41
Robin Tuddenham 14 35.51
Rob Gray 20 36.45
Darren Graham 21 36.56
Paul Brannigan 23 37.48
Dave Collins 36 39.10
Ben Beckwith 38 39.36
Andy Forbes 39 39.42
Stuart Wolstenholme 43 40.34
Michael Harper 44 40.38
Joseph Courtney 51 42.16
Andrew Bibby 52 42.55
Neil Hodgkinson 55 43.54
Dan Taylor 58 44.38
Richard Leonard 62 46.07
Richard Blakeley 71 47.33
Graham Milnes 80 50.39
David Leslie 81 51.34
David O’Neil 91 60.19
Reg Czudek 95 61.29

Emma Fiedler 2 38.49
Rosie Holdsworth 46.59
Jane Leonard 48.02
Elise Milnes 48.40
Nina Fedorski 85 54.10
Louise Abbdy 54.42

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