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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Caldervale 10 | Salford 10k | Ken Taylor Cowm Reservoir 5k

The Caldervale 10 was dominated by Todmorden Harriers on Good Friday, with four Harriers in the first seven places led in by race winner Robin Tuddenham.

The race formed the latest round of Todmorden Harriers’ Road Championship on Good Friday. The undulating course, near Garstang, was made all the harder by the hot sunny weather with many of the 214 runners struggling with the heat.

Robin Tuddenham and John Lloyd showed no signs of difficulty as they headed the field with first and second places for the club.

Paul Brannigan completed the course in 6th place, just ahead of Martin Stork in 7th.

Lucy Hobbs was the first Todmorden lady in 88th, and 10th lady, with Julie Wyant and Mel Siddall crossing the line together for 158th and 160th respectively.

On Easter Sunday, Julie also took part in the Fleetwood 10, showing tremendous consistency by completing that course just 3 seconds slower.

Todmorden Results: 1 Robin Tuddenham 1:00:31; 2 John Lloyd 1:02:54; 6 Paul Brannigan 1:05:25; 7 Martin Stork 1:06:08; 42 Kevin Booth 1:14:50; 60 Mick Craven 1:16:50; 88 Lucy Hobbs 1:22:19; 109 Simon Galloway 1:24:56; 159 Julie Wyant 1:33:34; 160 Mel Siddall 1:33:35.

Lauren Jeska experienced similarly hot conditions at the very competitive Salford 10k, also on Good Friday.

In her debut entry in a 10k race, Lauren finished 3rd woman, to set a respectable time of 35:25 after a race long battle with Tess Walker of Salford Harriers, that drew them to just a few seconds behind 2nd placed lady Sarah Tunstall of Kendal.

First lady was Lauren Howarth of Leigh Harriers who set a sizzling pace to record the fastest women’s 10k so far this year, with 32:33.

Mick Hall's Salford 10k and Fleetwood 10 photo's...

On Wednesday, four Harriers made the short trip to Cowm Reservoir for the Ken Taylor 5k.

Robin Tuddenham was again the first Harrier, finishing in 4th place with a time of 16:59, with Martin Stork recording 18:01 for 8th. Richard Butterwick set a new personal best for the distance with 19:04 for 19th and Myra Wells finished in 68th in 28:23.


  1. Buddy, just how do you find out about all these races that I(and others I'm sure) do "in secret"? I'm sure I kept that Fleetwood one quiet as I just ran it easy as part of a 22mile long run. I've had some right dodgey results in the paper! Joolz

  2. I probably wouldn't have mentioned it normally, but was impressed at you managing only 3 seconds difference. (You'll have to start entering under a false name!)

  3. Actually I was 'amused' by it too. Especially as it was eyeballs out at Caldervale, and just a jog at Fleetwood. Certainly says something about the weather and the terrain!