Red Rose XC Race 3

Marl Pits Cross Country, 17 Nov
Report by Paul Alexander

On Saturday at the Red Rose Cross Country in Rossendale, Tod Harriers turned up to maintain their great team effort in this year’s series. 7 ladies and 5 men for the club were in action. Whilst Pauline May made the top 10 in 20.54, Melanie Blackhurst showed her supremacy finishing as first v50 lady. Emma Fiedler joined them both to take the 1st Ladies vets team.
In the men’s, first home was mud-motoring Andrew Worster who tore up the course in just 28.10 for an impressive 6th place. Darren Shackleton and Daniel Taylor battled it out with Darren finishing just 33s ahead of his team mate.
Another awesome performance was from Richard Blakeley who finished first v75 in 43.14. Phot by Greg May.
Full Toddie results:
10 Pauline May 20.54
24 Melanie Blackhurst 22.20 (1st v50)
27 Emma Fiedler 22.33 (3rd v45)
32 Claire Duffield 22.56 (4th v45)
40 Rebecca Senior 23.25
46 Kathleen Brierley 24.16 (2nd v55)
78 Kim Ashworth 26.34
3rd Ladies – Pauline May, Melanie Blackhurst, Emma Fiedler
1st Ladies Vets – Pauline May, Melanie Blackhurst, Emma Fiedler

6 Andrew Worster 28.10
57 Darren Shackleton 33.22
64 Daniel Taylor 33.45 (12th v40)
103 Robin Tuddenham 36.28 (7th v50)
169 Richard Blakeley 43.14 (1st v75)

Matt FlanaganRed Rose XC Race 3