Wasdale Horseshoe, 8 July 2017
Report by Lucy Hobbs

Ten intrepid Todmorden Harriers travelled up to the Lakes District to conquer what is known as the toughest race in the British fell running calendar. The Wasdale Horseshoe fell race was selected this year as one of the long category races in the English Championships. Facing 21 miles and nearly 9000t of ascent, which includes the summits of Seatallan, Pillar, Great Gable and Sca Fell Pike, the Harriers were pleased to be met with sunny clear conditions and great visibility.

Leading the Harriers home was Andrew Worster coming in 4hrs 35 minutes and in 35th place. For the women, Gemma Ford, who has returned to great form following a long spell of injury, had a strong run coming in at 5hrs 38 and 11th female.

The female vets team came third, strengthening their pursuit for a team medal in the English championships.

Andrew Worster 4 hrs 35
Graeme Brown (pictured) 4 hrs 52
Paul Hobbs 5 hrs 22
Nick Barber 5 hrs 23
Tony Heron 5 hrs 33
Gemma Ford 5 hrs 38
Phil Hodgson 5 hrs 59
Claire Duffield 6 hrs 06
Lucy Hobbs 6 hrs 35
Kate Mansell 6 hrs 39
Robin Tuddenham 6 hrs 39

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