306 Santas let loose on the Bronte Countryside

In the ever popular Stoop race, ran by 306 Santa-hatted runners over the lovely Bronte landscape, Jo Buckley had a good race finishing as third lady and first V40 in 40 minutes 31 seconds. Mark O Connor was the first Calder Valley man back, in 22nd place in 37 minutes and 17 seconds, followed by Dougie Zinis in 39th and Jo Buckley who was 51st overall. Her team mate Lindsey Oldfield who loves Woodentops races @ Penistone ran well in a time of just over 44 mins.

Always fiercely competitive and attracting some of Yorkshire’s fastest fell runners, this year The Stoop was won for the fourth time by Tom Adams, beating eight time winner Rob Hope by over a minute, completing the five mile course in an impressive 30 minutes 14 seconds.
Full results here

– Calder Valley News Reporter: Giles Simon –