Red Rose – Round 4

Red Rose Cross Country Race 4, Marl Pits
Report by Jo Daniels

The final round of the Red Rose Cross Country Leagues series was held at Marl Pits at the weekend. The mud was considerable, with various items of footwear being recovered by the Race Organisers after the event. However, the energy sapping terrain proved no match for the hardy runners of Todmorden Harriers. The women raced home to take first place in the Vets age group and second place in the open team competition. The first counter was Rebecca Patrick (5th in 23.05), who also took second in the LV45 category. Second counter was Pauline May (10th in 24.02), claiming 2nd the LV35 age group. Third home was Mel Blackhurst (pictured, 15th in 24.52). Mel took second in the LV50 category. The men had a successful outing, with the first six counters (Andrew Worster, Graeme Brown, Nick Barber, Richard Butterwick, Tristan Langois, Robin Tuddenham) for Todmorden taking fourth in the Open Senior team competition. Graeme, Nick, Richard and Tristan also secured fourth position in the male vets category. Graeme Brown and Nick Barber placed second and third in the V40 competition completing the course in 33.22 and 34.14 respectively.

Full women’s results for Todmorden Harriers:
Rebecca Patrick 2nd LV45 5th Lady 23.05
Pauline May 2nd LV35 10th lady 24.02
Melanie Blackhurst 2nd LV50 15th lady 24.52
Kerry Edwards 3rd LV40 19th lady 25.14
Kate Mansell 4th L45 21st lady 25.17
Jackie Scarf 2nd LV55 32nd lady 26.11
Kim Ashworth 53rd lady 29.17
Claire Anderson 56th lady 29.30

Full men’s results for Todmorden Harriers:
Andrew Worster 8th 32.48
Graeme Brown 10th (2nd V40) 33.22
Nick Barber 18th (3rd V40) 34.14
Richard Butterwick 61st (10th V45) 39.20
Tristan Langois 73rd (12th V45) 40.06
Robin Tuddenham 77th (14th V45) 40.23
Keith Alger 80th 40.33
Dan Taylor 84th 40.39
Stuart Wolstenholme 114th (20th V45) 43.18
Paul Brannigan 116th (20th V50) 43.38

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