Harriers defy weather at Oldham and Wilmslow

Todmorden Harrier Nick  Barber
Todmorden Harrier Nick Barber

Many Todmorden Harriers were left at a loose end last weekend with most races cancelled, including the English Championship fell race at Edale.

However, a pair of Harriers stretched their legs at the weekly park run in Oldham.

Wind had blown most of the snow away, leaving only a couple of inches on the course to contend with. Richard Butterwick finished sixth and Myra Wells was 30th across the line.

On Sunday a quartet of Harriers left the snow completely behind as they joined almost 4000 runners at the Wilmslow Half Marathon.

Amongst a high quality field, and with strong, cold winds to contend with, all four recorded excellent times.

Nick Barber and John Seeby both set personal best times for the 13.1 mile distance, finishing in 30th and 35th positions.

Robin Tuddenham was a couple of minutes further back in 50th position, whilst Alistair Rhodes Dawson finished in 224th place.

Todmorden results: 30 Nick Barber 1:16:08; 35 John Seeby 1:16:20; 50 Robin Tuddenham 1:18:52; 224 Alastair Rhodes-Dawson 1:27:50.