Tim Budd had a great adventure over the weekend when he took on the SPINE CHALLENGER running to raise funds for Glossop MRT. He completed the long trek along the Pennine Way from Edale to Hawes in an amazing 32 hrs 10 minutes, 4th overall and 1st MRT. he was met and supported along the way by Lynne and Glossop Mountain Rescue and there will be a fuller report in due course from Tim and Lynne. Harsharn is still out there in the SPINE race battling the elements as we go to press and still has a long way to go to the finish in Kirk Yetholm.
Tim In the lead near the top of Wessenden
Tim had to contend with severe weather in the dales
Harsharn at Torside early in his epic jouney
Kirsty Johnson had a fabulous run to finish 4th in the GREATER MANCHESTER CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS in Bolton in a time of 25.41. This result should automatically guarantee her selection for the Inter Counties XC Champs and another county vest. Well done KJ!
Lots of mud in Leverhulme Park
There was a smaller than usual contingent of harriers at the tough TRIGGER fell race across the moors from Marsden to Edale in gruelling conditions. Mark Ollerenshaw had a fabulous run to finish 3rd overall in 3.44.28, 5 places higher and 8 minutes quicker than in 2015. Paul Skuse finished in 5.19.06 (93rd) and John Hewitt 5.35.16 (122). 201 runners started, 192 finished.
Mark O toughing it out
John on the flags of doom
Runners at Hanley, Penrhyn, Marple, Stamford Park where Ben Tetler was a clear winner and Glossop where there was a Chris/Caity one-two. 16 runners here, a course PB for Carl Buckley and several of the club out volunteering. If you would like to help out occasionally on a Saturday here are the details:-