Two hills and a Gala

Boulsworth Hill, Pilgrims Cross and Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix

Despite the Trawden Agricultural show being cancelled last Sunday because of the rain, the 6 mile Boulsworth Fell Race went ahead as planned. It was the final race in the Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix, which comprises of the best 9 races out of 14.  Calder Valley’s Carole Fryer was 1st  FV55 in 1.01.16.    The previous Wednesday was the Pilgrims Cross Fell Race, also part of the Grand Prix, with  7 miles and 1100ft of climb. Calder Valley were represented by three runners, 18th James Williams 56.48, 85th (1st V55) Carole Fryer 1.12.07 and 125th Calvin Ferguson 1.21.28.

Carole’s persistence and fast running has paid off as she was the overall winner of the Grand Prix FV50 category, having finished first v50 in all 9 qualifying races.  She will be presented with her prize on night on Friday at Burnley football club.

Arncliffe Gala BOFRA

Calder’s Charlie Ing was 2nd in this short, fast 1.6 mile 400ft of climb race.  Steve Smithies was 10th.

Charlie Ing 2nd at Arncliffe Gala (Photo By Woodentops)

Crow Hill Reverse

Run from Mytholmroyd this 5 mile race up to the moor tops and back, was won by Calder Valley’s Max Wharton who is home on holiday from studying in the USA.  Along with under 23s Martin Howard (2nd) and Alistair Pedley (3rd) Calder took the mens team prize.

Max Wharton Crow Hill Reverse Winner

Martin Howard 2nd at Crow Hill Reverse

Alistair Pedley 3rd at Crow Hill Reverse

Calder’s women Jackie Scarf, Gillian Wisby and Charlotte Wetton also took the team prize.  Phillipa Barret of Time 2 Run won the women’s race in 42.42.

Charlotte Wetton and James Cooke High 5s

Calder Valley results from 61 runners.

POSITION TIME NAME
1 32.12 MAX WHARTON
2 33.15 MARTIN HOWARD
3 34.53 ALASDAIR PEDLEY
8 36.47 MARK O’CONNOR
10 38.42 JONNY CROSTON
12 38.59 MARK WHARTON
20 41.36 JONATHAN EMBERTON
22 43.14 TOBY SYDES
23 43.17 ANDY DAVIES
25 43.48 ANTHONY COSTELLO
26 44.24 PHIL  SCARF
27 44.49 JAMES COOKE
29 45.52 TIM BROOKS
34 47.57 JACKIE SCARF
36 48.15 GILLIAN WISBEY
37 48.28 LAWRENCE FENNELLY
40 50.36 CHARLOTTE WETTON
48 55.36 JAMES HALLIDAY
56 60.59 TAMSIN COOKE

– Calder Valley News Reporter: Tim Brooks

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