Fell Running: Joe wrenches intermediate senior prize from rivals

Jamie Wrench
Jamie Wrench

TEN Todmorden Harriers, along with 158 other runners, turned out for the Crow Hill Reverse Fell Race last Tuesday night and raised £850 for Ovarian Cancer.

Race organiser Ali Mills, from Mills Physiotherapy in Hebden Bridge, said it was an amazing evening with the only concern being that the sausages may run out!

Jamie Wrench was Tod Harriers’ first runner back in 18th place and he also netted the first Under-23 prize.

Richard Blakely once again proved that age is no barrier by winning the first Vet 70 prize. Thursday evening had the club Grand Prix back in action with the Cuerden Valley 10k Trail race.

Thirteen Toddies made the trip over to Bamber Bridge with great weather forecasted for the event.

Matt Flanagan was the first Harrier back in 19th place out of 188 runners and Kath Brierley won the frst ladies Vet 50 prize.

Tod results: 19-Matt Flanagan-42.27, 32-Darren Graham-44.51, 47-Guy Whitmore-46.36, 55-Kath Brierley-47.38

57-David Leslie-48.36, 85-Kevin Coughlan-50.52, 134-Julie Graham-56.12, 157-Stephen Corrigan-59.33, 158-Louise Abdy-59.38, 163-Peter Ehrhardt-1.00.02

176-Davis O’Neill-1.05.48, 177-Rachel Whitaker-1.06.42

On Saturday, Clare Harris successfully completed the Joss Naylor Challenge in the Lakes.

The Challenge – named and devised by the legendary man himself – is open to anyone over 50 and each age group has a specific time limit varying between 12 and 24 hours with different times for men and women.

The route covers 48 miles, 30 mountain tops and 17,000ft of climbing. Well done Clare!

On Sunday, Peter Ehrhardt continue on his quest of running 70 races for his 70th year by completing the Boulsworth Fell race over in Trawden.

This was his 49th race so far and third this week alone. There is no stopping Peter when he dons his bright yellow shorts!

As usual, Todmorden Harriers meet every Wednesday evening at 7pm.

This month we are meeting at the Robin Hood pub in Cragg Vale. All abilities are welcome to come along.