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Monday, 12 August 2013

Crow Hill Reverse Fell Race | Todmorden 5k | Whittle Pike | Boulsworth | Sierre Zinal

Todmorden Harriers were out in force at the Crow Hill Reverse Fell Race in Mytholmroyd on Tuesday, which attracted a record 123 entries.
Twenty four Harriers tackled the 4.5 mile route with Nick Barber finishing in fourth place in a time of 33:37, with Paul Brannigan in sixth place 15 seconds behind.
A strong descent lifted Dan Taylor into 14th place, a few seconds ahead of Peter Bowles in 15th position, one of many battles between club mates throughout the race.
Richard Blakeley claimed the v70 prize with 73rd place overall.
Todmorden won the women’s team prize, after Clare Harris finished fourth woman, winning the v50 prize in the process, with Jackie Holden in eighth place and Kirsty Pattern crossing the line ninth placed woman.
Race organiser Ali Mills, of Mills Physiotherapy, was pleased to announce that over £700 had been raised for Ovarian Cancer Research.
Todmorden results: 4 Nick Barber 33:37; 6 Paul Brannigan 33:52; 14 Dan Taylor 34:27; 15 Peter Bowles 34:31; 23 Robert Tyson 35:24; 24 Robin Tuddenham 35:34; 26 Trevor Davies 36:23; 29 Dave Collins 36:42; 40 Paul Alexander 39:26; 45 Andrew Bibby 40:43; 58 Clare Harris 43:02; 71 Keith Parkinson 44:23; 72 Jackie Holden 44:27; 73 Richard Blakeley 44:32; 75 David Leslie 45:04; 78 Richard Butterwick 45:44; 79 Richard Leonard 45:51; 80 Kirsty Patten 46:36; 82 Kevin Coughlan 47:22; 85 Andrea Marshall 48:22; 91 Peter Ehrhardt 50:41; 102 Natalie Yates 53:33; 110 Reg Czudek 57:11; 115 Dave O’Neill 58:55.

The final race in the Todmorden 5k series attracted over 100 runners to Centre Vale Park the following evening.
Robin Tuddenham finished fifth on the night in 17:21 to end the series in third place overall.
Martin Stork was 15th with a time of 18:24, followed by Dan Taylor in 18:44 for 21st position.  Paul Alexander stopped the clock at 19:35 for 31st place and Richard Butterwick was 65th in a time of 23:36.
Bev Wright was the first Todmorden woman crossing the line in 23:47, followed by Andrea Marshall in 26:08.  Myra Well finished first v55 woman in 27:58 and Ian Stansfield was first v70 man in 33:49. 

Marcel Ellison finished in 23rd place at Whittle Pike Fell Race on Wednesday, and went one better with 22nd place on Sunday at Boulsworth Fell Race.

At the World Police and Fire Games in Northern Ireland, Mel Siddall won the v50 age category of the Triathlon. The event was completed over a 1500m swim, a 37km cycle ride and a 10k run.

Craig Stansfield was also on his travels to Switzerland, finishing in 129th place out of over 1100 competitors at the 31km Sierre Zinal Mountain Race.

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