Todmorden Trio take prizes at Pendle

Pendle Half Marathon, 15 July 2017
Report by Jo Daniels

Todmorden Harriers were well represented at the Pendle Half Marathon, part of the Pendle Running Festival at the weekend. There were fine performances aplenty with Mel Blackhurst taking the glory of first lady overall in a fantastic time of 1.44.23 – Mel finished in 17th place overall. Other first place prizes were claimed by Darren Tweed, first V40 in 1.35.03 and 8th overall, and Myra first FV60 in 2.38.32 and 68th overall. Chris Goddard also had a storming run to finish in 4th place overall, but was just too young to win anything. The race is part of Todmorden’s Grand Prix – there were lots of important points to be gained, and the race was a vital qualifier for the Road category for several Todmorden runners.
Full Todmorden results:

4 Chris Goddard 01:31:55
7 Darren Shackleton 01:34:44
8 Darren Tweed 01:35:03 1st v40
17 Mel Blackhurst 01:44:23 1st F
24 Richard Butterwick 01:48:02
39 Chris Standish 01:58:15
49 Heather Rostron 02:04:32
68 Myra Wells 02:38:32 1st F60

Matt FlanaganTodmorden Trio take prizes at Pendle