Weekend Update 28 Feb/1st March

It was another great weekend for the all-conquering Glossopdale Babes who are enjoying unprecedented success just now. Pride of place must go to XC Captain Kirsty Johnson who clinched victory in the SOUTH-EAST LANCS XC LEAGUE SERIES at Boggart Hole Clough. She powered away from her nearest rivals on the first lap and finished strongly 30 seconds clear of a Salford Harrier in 2nd place. Kirsty is the first ever Glossopdale Harrier to win a XC League Series. Well done KJ!


The blokes did OK also with Chris Jackson 10th (39.36) and Neil McGraw 17th (40.46)


Thanks to Sharn for the photos



Meanwhile Ladies Captain Caity Rice was racing as a member of a team in the tough HIGH PEAK MARATHON. Along with Heather, Judith and Sally from DPFR, making up the ‘Does My Bum Look Big In Mist Team’, they had a cracking race to finish 1st Ladies Team and 8th overall in an excellent 10 hrs 11 mins 12 secs.


Again the GDH blokes had a good HPM also. Tim Culshaw and Rich White, running with Alex and Tom as the ‘John Hewitt Appreciation Society’ Team finished 15th in a fine 11.57.38



Tim Budd had another superb run to finish 6th in 36.34 in the WFRA PIPE DREAM FELL RACE at Dolgarrog. Alasdair was 20th (40.59), Lins 3rd V40 (52.01) and prize winner.linsTIM’S EXCELLENT REPORT HERE 


Another Welsh raider, this time on St David’s Day, was Chris Jackson who recorded an excellent PB of 1.27.53 in the ANGLESEY HALF MARATHON


Another Babe Sharn Whaites had a good run on Sunday morning to finish 1st Lady at the GREAT RUN LOCAL DEBDALE 5K. Quick Draw Neil won the race with 2 seconds to spare and achieved a 70% age grading.



Paul Stitt 1.28.08 and Cheryl Stitt PB in 1.37.48  at the HAWESWATER HALF-MARATHON! 


Andy Burnett achieved yet another 10K PB of 42.47 for 36th position at at the STANLEY PARK 10K. Well done Andy again! Link to full results below.


Ben Tetler had a great run to finish 24th in 47.05 at the MIDGLEY MOOR FELL RACE


Good race face from Ben

Photo courtesy of Woodentops



3 thoughts on “Weekend Update 28 Feb/1st March

  1. glossopdale

    Hang on a sec – in the midst of all that there is a tiny mention of Neil, who won the 5k. With the exception of Mark O, I don’t remember any Male GDH runner actually all out winning a race in the past couple of years. Flipping heck, that’s something to be proud of.
    Well Done Neil. Quite a result, what with the 70% age grading. Training is paying off.

  2. nevmcgraw Post author

    Tricky for me this one but reasoned that Neil wouldn’t want it bigging up cos it is very much a low key race! However I couldn’t fail to include it if I wanted to mention Sharn’s run. To put it into context I recall being 4th once in one of these races behind Neil, Tom and Bessie:-)

  3. Caity

    Chris won the Abney Hall 5k last january and also this january 🙂
    Great weekend for the club. So many out supporting too.


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