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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Stanbury Splash | The Hebden | Inskip Half

Todmorden Harriers enjoyed a snowy Stanbury Splash Fell Race on Sunday, with the course shortened to six miles due to the weather.

Rob Tyson was the first Todmorden man in 61st place, followed by Martin Roberts in 86th. Joe Daniels was 152nd, with Peter Ehrhardt in 297th place.

Jane Leonard finished in 228th position, ahead of Chris Preston for the ladies.

Todmorden Results: 61 Robert Tyson 47:51; 86 Martin Roberts 49:42; 152 Joe Daniels 53:40; 228 Jane Leonard 59:24; 282 Chris Preston 1:03:33; 297 Peter Ehrhardt 1:04:51.

In the under 8’s race two Todmorden juniors finished an excellent first and second, Joseph Hobbs just edging out Alex Duffield over the half mile course.

The Hebden 22 mile challenge event saw several Todmorden runners taking on the wintery conditions on Saturday.

Paul Hobbs was the first Harrier home in 3 hours and 43 minutes. Dan Taylor finished strongly crossing the line just ahead of Robin Tuddenham as they both beat the 4 hour mark.

Mel Blackhurst was the first Todmorden lady in 4 hours 40 minutes, just ahead of Bev Holmes.

Todmorden Results: 18 Paul Hobbs 3:43; 29 Dan Taylor 3:58; 30 Robin Tuddenham 3:58; 49 Darren Graham 4:18; 73 Melanie Blackhurst 4:40; 81 Bev Holmes 4:50; 94 Phil Cook 4:57; 121 Elise Milnes 6:14; 124 Julie Wyant 6:14.

Several Harriers chose to tackle the shorter 15 mile course, all finishing just a few minutes apart.

Todmorden Results: 29 Sue Roberts 03:35; 33 Christine Preston 03:42; 35 John Preston 03:43; 36 John Metcalf 03:43.

A trio of Todmorden runners headed for slightly milder climes, as they tackled the Inskip Half Marathon on the Fylde Coast.

Paul Alexander was the first Harrier to complete the thirteen mile course in 1:32:32, with Paul Cruthers and Nick Ward just seconds apart as they finished 124th and 126th respectively in 1:41:11 and 1:41:26.

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