Rain and wind reduce numbers

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Poor weather kept away a good number of the Todmorden Boundary Walk particpants away from this year’s event.

Recently the event has had some sunshine but this year’s event, the 33rd, took place in what was the poorest weather for the events in many years.

Walkers taking part were greeted by strong winds and driving rain from the start.

Conditions kept away many or those that usually take part, however 93 hardy walkers and runners took on the 22 mile challenge, all but two competing the course.

The first two to complete the Boundary Walk course were runners Dwane Dixon and Ben Crowther in an excellent time of 3 hours 41 minutes. In addition 46 walkers and runners took part in the shorter, but still challenging 12 mile course of the Pike Hike.

First home were a group of runners, Peter Kerridge, Andrew Walker and Andrew Heptonstall, in a time of 1 hour 31 minutes. The organisers, Todmorden Rotary Club would like to thank all those who took part in this year’s walks, and also to all the individuals and organizations that helped ensuring the event ran smoothly and safely despite the poor conditions.