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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bluebell Trail | Coiners Fell Race | Cake Race | Hambledon Hill

The Bluebell Trail Race on Sunday was the third of Todmorden Harriers Trail Championship fixtures and attracted a good turnout from the club, on a day when Stockport Harrier Andi Jones set a new course record of 59:17 with a winning margin of over 6 minutes.

Paul Brannigan finished in 10th place with a time of 1:11:24, out of the 400 entrants, and also was first v45.

A quartet of Harriers then finished within a minute of each other, headed by Ben Crowther. He was closely followed by Ivan Gee, Darren Tweed and Robert Gray.
Richard Blakeley claimed the first v70 prize, with Moyra Parfitt winning the women’s v65 prize.

Todmorden Results: 10 Paul Brannigan 1:11:24; 34 Ben Crowther 1:17:25; 37 Ivan Gee 1:18:00; 38 Darren Tweed 01:18:05; 40 Robert Gray 1:18:17; 49 Trevor Davis 1:19:34; 64 Michael Harper 1:22:51; 94 Andy Glyde 1:26:50; 104 Paul Cotton 1:28:18; 128 Lee McCluskey 1:32:15; 129 Paul Cruthers 1:32:16; 155 Mark Williams 1:35:06; 173 Richard Blakeley 1:37:08; 204 David Leslie 1:40:13; 208 Issy Pollard 1:40:53; 273 Helen Wilson 1:49:00; 279 Peter Ehrhardt 1:49:49; 285 Moyra Parfitt 1:50:54.

Paul Hobbs finished fourth at the Coiners Fell Race in Mytholmroyd on Monday, with Claire Duffield finishing fifth lady.
Todmorden Juniors were also out in force, with Jack Crummett finishing in second place in the under 16’s race.

Alex Duffield went one better as he finished first in the under eight’s race, closely followed by Joseph Hobbs in 3rd place. Oonagh Brooks was the next Harrier across the line as she finished 5th girl.

Under 8’s: 1 Alex Duffield 5:02; 3 Joseph Hobbs 5:12; 14 Oonagh Brooks 6:53; 15 Euan Logue 6:54; 17 Noah Lane 7:09; 18 Ben Julian 7:10; 20 George McFie 7:13; 21 Flo Fortune Bayliss 7:46; 22 Rachel Davis 7:59; 23 Jasmine Gale 8:00; 24 Mia Wharfedale 8:21; 26 Isaac Lane 8:28; 27 Gretel Wolfendale 9:25; 28 Ptolemy Gregory 9:48.

Under 10’s: 19 Maebh Logue 3:53; 22 Thea Crowther 4:17; 23 Sam Fortune Bayliss 4:35; 26 Katie Crowther 9:16.

A trio of Todmorden runners took part in Davina Raidy’s Birthday 5k at Healey, with James Riley finishing in 26th with a time of 22:09. Myra Wells recorded 27:59 for 52nd and Ian Stansfield was 57th in 33:55.

Mick Craven was the sole Harrier at The Cake Race, finishing in 100th place with a time of 1:31:53 for the 10 mile fell race over the Saddleworth Moors.

There was also just one Todmorden Harrier at the first of this year’s Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix fixtures, the Hambledon Hill Fell Race, near Accrington. Kevin Booth completed the 6 mile course in 53:42 for 95th place.

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