John shows seaside form for Harriers

Todmorden Harriers travelled to Blackpool at the weekend for the half-marathon that formed the latest round of the club’s Road Championship.

John Lloyd put in a fine performance for second place out of over 600 runners, finishing the course in 1:16:58, a couple of minutes behind winner Patrick Duffy of Crook AC.

Dan Taylor was the next to complete the 13.1 miles for 57th place in 1:33:32, ahead of Lucy Hobbs the first Todmorden woman in 142nd, and 10th lady.

Simon Galloway stopped the clock at 1:45:34 in 175th place, ahead of Mel Robertson in 192nd who recorded a new personal best time of 1:46:47 to win the ladies v50 category.

Nigel Hanson crossed the line in 256th position in 1:52:06.

Several Todmorden runners undertook the 33-mile Haworth Hobble on Saturday.

Dwane Dixon and Ben Crowther finished the moorland route as seventh pair in 40th position overall in a time of five hours and 18 minutes, just managing to keep ahead of the first Todmorden solo runner Paul Hobbs, who finished five minutes behind. Phil Hodgson was a further minute back.

Mel Blackhurst was the sole Harrier to complete the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round, a nine-mile circuit up and over Pendle Hill, finishing in 100th place.