Andy O’Sullivan’s 35 Years of Races Cowm 5k, 19 Aug
Report by Paul Alexander
On 19th August, a 5k race around Cowm reservoir in Whitworth took place to celebrate 35 years of races organised by Andy O’Sullivan from Andem’s Runners. His dedication and commitment to setting up races to raise money for charity over this time has been outstanding and this race was to show the local running communities’ appreciation back to Andy for this.
160 runners took on the 2 lap race of the reservoir with 13 Tod Harriers in action.
The race was won by Chris Merchant of Rochdale Harriers in a blistering 16.53 with Dawn Tibbs of Trawden AC taking the Ladies race in 23.03.
The first Todmorden Harrier to finish was Richard Butterwick in a personal best on this course in 17.56 for 4th place. He was closely followed by Robin Tuddenham in 18.05.
Full Toddie results:
4 Richard Butterwick 17:56; 5 Robin Tuddenham 18:05; 8 Chris Goddard 18:27; 10 Duncan Cannon 18:37; 11 Dan Taylor 19:21; 24 Ian MacLachlan 21:34; 36 Simon Galloway 22:34; 40 Matt Annison 22:54; 49 Kevin Coughlan 23:56; 110 Peter Ehrhardt 30:07; 123 David O’Neill 31:02; 129 Myra Wells (pictured) 31:37; 157 Ian Stansfield 42:31