Vets Bloom again to claim Red Rose Championships

Report by Jo Daniels

Photo courtesy of Steve Bateson

The weekend saw the final race in the Red Rose Cross Country season bring in another host of fine performances from Todmorden Harriers. The Vets teams have enjoyed spectacular success – confirming the club’s position as one of the best clubs for Vets in the region. Both the Men’s and Women’s Vets won their overall Championships, with the Men’s team taking the title for the second year in a row. To add to this glory the Women’s team secured 3rd place in the Open Seniors Championship with the Men’s team taking 4th in the Open Seniors Championship. In the individual Championship Andrew Wrench claimed the V50 title with Nick Barber taking 3rd place in the V40 category.

The results from the final race at Marl Pits were as follows:

U17 event

10th place Jack Crummet               21.49

Ladies’ Open event

2nd Pauline May                21.52

15th Rebecca Patrick        24.13

18th Mel Blackhurst          24.19

29th Jackie Scarf                 25.02

48th Claire Duffield           26.34

56th Michelle Fuller          27.21

61st Jane Leonard             27.52

85th Julie Graham             32.12

86th Moyra Parfitt             32.14

1st placed Vets team: Rebecca Patrick, Mel Blackhurst, Jackie Scarf

3rd placed Open Ladies’ team: Pauline May, Rebecca Patrick, Mel Blackhurst

Men’s Open event

15th Andrew Wrench      32.10

17th Nick Barber                32.11

20th Dwane Dixon             32.49

23rd Graeme Brown        33.19

48th Dave Garner              36.01

57th Robin Tuddenham  36.37

62nd Darren Graham        36.59

85th Paul Brannigan          39.02

99th Andy Forbes              40.27

107th Matthew Annison 40.47

1st placed Vets team: Andrew Wrench, Nick Barber, Dwane Dixon, Dave Garner 2nd placed Senior Men’s team:Andrew Wrench, Nick Barber, Dwane Dixon, Graeme Brown, Dave Garner, Robin Tuddinham



Paul BranniganVets Bloom again to claim Red Rose Championships