1-2 on the road for Paul and Robin at Garstang

Todmorden Harriers'Robin Tuddenham and Paul Brannigan
Todmorden Harriers'Robin Tuddenham and Paul Brannigan

Paul Brannigan and Robin Tuddenham made it a Todmorden Harriers one-two at the Caldervale 10 road race near Garstang.

Darren Tweed’s fine 11th place ensured Harriers the team prize too.

Brannigan led from gun to tape on the undulating scenic course and, encouraged by Tuddenham to break the hour mark, finished the hilly course in 59.56.

John Allan, in his first foray away from the fells, showed his road potential in 24th.

Mel Whitmore, Tod’s sole lady runner, came in under the 90-minute barrier along with V65 Peter Erhardt.

Tod’s Mick Craven set a new record for the most home-baked cakes eaten post race.

Harriers results: 1, P.Brannigan 59:50; 2, R.Tuddenham 1:01:28; 11, Darren Tweed 1:06:24; 24, John Allen 1:11:19; 40, Michael Harper 1:15:04; 42, Guy Whitmore 1:15:19; 55, Paul Cruthers 1:17:52; 58, Mick Craven 1:18:11; 70, Richard Sullivan 1:21:40; 71, David Leslie 1:21:43; 96, Mel Whitmore 1:27:41; 101, Peter Erhardt 01:29:23.

Tuddenham, in training for ultra-distance races, turned out again on Bank Holiday Monday at the Hollingworth Lake 5k race.

Windy conditions hindered times, but Tuddenham’s time of 18:07 gave him seventh and first Vet45 in a race won in 15:51 by Salford’s Ian McBride.

Myra Wells took yet another ladies Vet55 victory, finishing 114th overall.

Tod’s Paul Alexander converted his recent marathon training into an excellent 18:57 and was followed by Rob Gray in 19:25 and Michael Harper, who ran his quickest 5k of the year in 20:15.

Anyone interested in running or cakes is welcome at Harriers, see www.todharriers.co.uk.

Harriers results: 7, Robin Tuddenham 18:07; 13, Paul Alexander 18:57; 22, Rob Gray 19:25; 30, Michael Harper 20:15; 52, Richard Butterwick 21:44; 114, Myra Wells 30:37; 131, Ian Stansfield 34:52.