Tod Out in Force at Wholan Nook

Wholan Nook Trail Race, 16th May
Report by Jo Daniels

The Wholan Nook 5 Mile Trail Race brought Todmorden Harriers out in force on Wednesday as one of the qualifying races for the club’s Grand Prix. The race, which is also part of the Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix, and raises funds for MacMillan Cancer Care, took runners on a tour of the trails around Clowbridge and Crown Point, starting and finishing at Rossendale Sailing Club. There were several strong performances from the Todmorden Athletes with a number of prize winners in different age categories. Pauline May (pictured) was first F35 in 36.13 and first female overall. Rebecca Patrick finished first in the F45 age group in 38.03 and 5th female overall. Kerry Edwards was 2nd F40 in 39.59 and Helen Wilson took 2nd F50 in 46.03. There were also strong performances from the men: Matt Flanagan took 17th place overall, claiming 2nd M45 into the bargain, in 33.33. There was a tussle for placings with less than a minute separating the next three Todmorden men: Darren Tweed 21st in 34.07, Darren Shackleton 22nd in 34:09 and Duncan Cannon 24th 34.27. Richard Blakeley also took 1st in the MV75 category, finishing in 45.02. The overall race winner was Barlick’s Tom Corrigan in 29.37.

Full Tod Results:

17 Matt Flanagan M45 Todmorden Harriers 00:33:33
21 Darren Tweed M40 Todmorden Harriers 00:34:07
22 Darren Shackleton MS Todmorden Harriers 00:34:09
24 Duncan Cannon MS Todmorden Harriers 00:34:27
25 Craig Stanfield M50 Todmorden Harriers 00:34:32
40 Tristian Langlois M45 Todmorden Harriers 00:35:58
46 Pauline May F35 Todmorden Harriers 00:36:13
64 Paul Brannigan M50 Todmorden Harriers 00:36:49
69 Dan Taylor M40 Todmorden Harriers 00:37:19
74 Stuart Wolstenholme M45 Todmorden Harriers 00:37:30
83 Rebecca Patrick F45 Todmorden Harriers 00:38:03
113 Kerry Edwards F40 Todmorden Harriers 00:39:59
118 Simon Anderton M55 Todmorden Harriers 00:40:12
121 Matthew Annison MS Todmorden Harriers 00:40:21
150 Phil Hodgson M60 Todmorden Harriers 00:42:38
172 Richard Blakeley M75 Todmorden Harriers 00:45:02
177 Derek Donohue M55 Todmorden Harriers 00:45:28
179 Helen Wilson F50 Todmorden Harriers 00:46:03
261 David Wilson M60 Todmorden Harriers 00:55:05
282 David O’Neill M60 Todmorden Harriers 01:01:45

Matt FlanaganTod Out in Force at Wholan Nook