I love fell races where you can just turn up, pay, run, have fun…leave happy….
A hard overnight frost and clear blue skies made this an ideal winter’s day for 205 runners (and 46 juniors) who took part. It was sponsored by Soreen, so runners got several malt loaf bars when entering (£5) and even more plus chocolates + beer at prizegiving. Being in the Tod champs meant there was a large Tod turnout, with lots of car-sharing going on.
The 6.8 mile race itself is fairly linear but varied: farmer’s fields, heather moorland and splashy stream crossings. There are short steep up + downs which can quite congested too. The turn around is by Brontë Falls.
The race winner was Jack Cummings of Ilkley Harriers in a time of 45.47. Ashley Wright of Tod was 4th in 49.09. First lady was Hinda Hardaker of K+ C in 56.51. Third was Tod’s Janine McGregor Stead in 1.00.58, with Rebecca 5th, Emma Feidler 9th, Mel Blackhurst 10th. Tod claimed the women’s team prize- Janine, Phil + me were completely weighed down with everyone’s prizes. I was 2nd Vet 60- 1 place behind 1st V60 annoyingly!
Such a generous haul but worth the cold wait!
Full Tod Results
4th Ashley Wright Todmorden Harriers M 49:09
15th Ben Blosse Todmorden Harriers M 52:01
20th Dom Leckie Todmorden Harriers M52:59
23rd Duncan Cannon Todmorden Harriers MV40 54:15
24th Chris Kay Todmorden Harriers M 54:21
26th Jon Wright Todmorden Harriers MV50 54:42
50th Janine McGregor-Stead Todmorden Harriers L 1:00:58
57th Dan Taylor Todmorden Harriers MV40 1:01:57
62nd Robin Tuddenham Todmorden Harriers MV50 1:02:34
69th Rebecca Patrick Todmorden Harriers LV50 1:03:37
73rd Stuart Wolstenholme Todmorden Harriers MV50 1:04:01
76th Sam Lund Todmorden Harriers MV50 1:04:19
77th Duncan Ritchie Todmorden Harriers MV50 1:04:26
88th Emma Fiedler Todmorden Harriers LV50 1:06:01
91st Joe McWilliams Todmorden Harriers Man 1:06:13
93rd Dave Weedon Todmorden Harriers MV40 1:06:38
94th Mel Blackhurst Todmorden Harriers LV50 1:06:43
99th Kevin Booth Todmorden Harriers MV50 1:07:34
102nd Mark Anderton Todmorden Harriers MV60 1:07:51
103rd Dave Collins Todmorden Harriers MV60 1:07:55
106th Chris Pickens Todmorden Harriers MV40 1:08:07
122nd Paul Brannigan Todmorden Harriers MV50 1:12:06
127th Jackie Scarf Todmorden Harriers LV60 1:12:53
139th Martin Roberts Todmorden Harriers MV60 1:14:13
160th Darren Gillman Todmorden Harriers MV50 1:21:05
176th Katie Samuelson Todmorden Harriers LV40 1:25:44
186th Sue Roberts Todmorden Harriers LV60 1:30:35
189th Sandra Ritchie Todmorden Harriers LV50 1:31:29
by Jackie Scarf