Some Calder Valley FR runners emerged from hibernation to take on a diverse selection of events at the weekend.
Up in the Lake District Mike Clayton was out on the infamous Bob Graham Round to traverse 42 fells in a time of 24 hrs. Mike had a crack team of supporters to see him complete with 39 minutes to spare, almost matching Killian Jornet’s record time.
Back in the South Pennines, Calder Valley’s gregarious ladies flocked to the “Michael” Wardle skyline over Rossendale way with a medium route covering over 11k and 400m of ascent. They had plenty of success, starting with first LV40 Catherine Holden. Other category winners included Gillian Wisbey, Rachel Johnson and Carole Fryer. The ladies also took the team prize.
Jackie Scarf, Gill Dickson, Kate Pope, Gloria Ayuso, Carolyn Shimwell, Harley Beecroft, Sue Martin and the lads (Kev Hoult, Phil Scarf, Mike Hyde) took in the Calderdale Hike at a mere 37.5 miles, with extensions due to navigational nightmares. The club’s star display came from Kevin Hoult, who finished second in a time of 5 hours 22 minutes.
Martin Howard ran a hard and fast Bunny Run No. 2 finishing third and earning an Easter egg for his troubles. Not far behind was his good team mate Jack Denton in 16th place. Jack has recently made a come back to racing.
– Calder Valley News Reporter: Gav Mulholland