Harriers out in force for Grand Prix

Todmorden Harriers’ turned out in force for the first race in the club’s 2011 Grand Prix.

Penistone Hill Country Park was the venue for the seven-mile Stanbury Splash Fell Race, which featuresthree stream crossings and several climbs adding up to 1,200 feet of ascent.

Despite the relatively mild conditions the water in the streams was icy cold.

Bingley’s Ian Holmes had his incredible 14-year winning run ended as he finished in third place behind winner Chris Steele of Borrowdale and Stuart Pond of Dark Peak.

Sean Carey led in the 30 Todmorden runners in 10th place, with Nick Barber in 17th and Dwane Dixon in 32nd.

Sarah May finished fifth lady in 102nd overall, with Hatty Nylan in 271st and Emma Osenton crossing the line in 290th.