Weets English Champs

Barnoldswick Weets, 27 May 2017
Race Report by Lucy Hobbs

Last Saturday there was a great turn out of 18 Todmorden Harriers for the Weets English Championship Race at Barnoldswick. It was baking hot sunshine for the ladies who were up first and Victoria Wilkinson (Bingley harriers) had a clear win in (43:54). Rebecca Patrick was first Toddie home in 17th (53:49) and 2nd V45, then Melanie Blackhurst in 30th (58:15) and in 39th place was Lucy Burnett (1:00:53). The ladies took the V40 team prize, in conditions where two runners were taken to hospital with heat stroke.
The men’s race went ahead in completely different conditions with thunder, lightning and rain, which came as a tremendous relief. Chris Arthur of Bowland ran a stormer to win in 38:03. Andrew Worster was the first Toddie home in 25th place (41:26), followed by Nick Barber 53rd (44:24) and third Toddie was Jon Wright in 61st (44:41), who was 2nd V45.
Full male results:

Andrew Worster 25 (41:26)
Nick Barber 53 (44:24)
Jon Wright 61 (44:41)
Paul Hobbs 89 (46:28)
Darren Tweed 130 (50:08)
Paul Brannigan 154 (52:09)
Ben Holmes 167 (53:48)
Daniel Philips 168 (53:53)
Dave Collins 172 (54:12)
James Riley 177 (54:53)
Stuart Worstenholme 184 (56:23)
Matthew Annison 197 (58:43)
Neil Hodgkinson 211 (1:02:57 )
David Leslie 214 (1:03:47)
Peter Ehrhardt 221 (1:16:25)

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