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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Northern Cross Country Championships | Kinder Trail

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Three Tod Harriers travelled to Knowsley to compete in the prestigious Northern Cross Country Championships. The persistent heavy rain of recent weeks ensured a mix of mud bath and bog underfoot.

Nick Barber had a great run finishing 138th in 49.35 in a race won by last year’s bronze medallist Dan Garbutt in 41.17. Next in for Tod was Robin Tuddenham in 277th posting a time nearly 4 minutes quicker than last year. Third Tod Harrier home was Martin Stork, who one eye witness said “looked in a state of shock” after enduring such a long run in that kind of mud.

Robin Tuddenham commented “Being part of a start where 600 of the North of England’s finest cross country runners head up the first hill is life affirming”.

Nick Barber 138th 49.35
Robin Tuddenham 277th 54.01
Martin Stork 345th 56.42

At the Kinder Trial on Saturday 25th January Mandy Goth applied her excellent navigational skills to take 1st place in the Ladies V50 category. 

This 20km orienteering event from Hayfield on the edge of the Peak District saw Mandy’s husband Phil Hodgson finish 52nd out of 130 runners. 

The winner is the quickest to visit all 15 checkpoints in any order you choose and this year’s winner was Tom Brunt.

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