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Monday, 23 May 2011

Blackstone Edge Fell Race | Edinburgh Marathon | Arco di Trento WMRA GP | Lanzarote Ironman

Todmorden Harriers sent a strong contingent to the Blackstone Edge Fell Race winning two team prizes. They not only finished first men’s team but also took home the 3rd place team prize.
Sean Carey finished in 4th place over the steep 3.5 mile course from Lydgate hamlet, with Nick Barber edging 9th place just one second ahead of Alistair Rhodes-Dawson. Dwane Dixon completed the winning line up in 12th place, beating local rivals Calder Valley into second place.

The Todmorden club’s second quartet of John Lloyd, Paul Hobbs, Ben Crowther and Peter Bowles then followed up with 3rd place in the men’s team competition.

Gemma Kendall continued her excellent start at the club with 3rd placed lady and Paul Cruthers completed the Todmorden entry in 83rd overall.

Whilst Todmorden’s men enjoyed success with a short trip, a trio of Harriers’ ladies travelled much further afield.

Julie Wyant travelled to Scotland to complete the Edinburgh Marathon in 4:15:32.

Lauren Jeska made the trip to Arco di Trento in Italy for the opening round of the 2011 World Mountain Running Grand Prix.

Lauren finished 6th in the race, behind race winner Lucija Krkoc of Slovenia who set a new course record, with England’s Emma Clayton in 2nd place.

Emma Osenton was in the Canary Islands for the Lanzarote Ironman Triathlon, made up of a 3800m swim, a 122km mountainous cycle ride and followed by a full marathon run.

After a 1:18:45 swim Emma lay in 17th place out of her age category. A strong cycle section time of 6:18:38 pushed her up into 5th place.

She completed the marathon run in 5:09:16, to give a total time including transitions, of just over 13 hours, and 9th place in her category.


  1. Hi Richard. It's probably too late for the paper, but Elise ran the Edinburgh Marathon too. She did a time of 4.15.04. Believe it or not, we were on different starts, and didn't see each other at all (a la Mel and Jonny).

  2. Also, Robin Tuddenham ran a leg in the Hairy Haggis Relay (same time as the marathon), and their team came FIRST :)