Calder Valley’s Martin Howard had some unfinished business last Saturday as he took to the start line of the Race to the Summit fell race, determined that history wouldn’t repeat itself after getting lost last year
This local 7km race goes from the Summit Public House up to the White House pub and back. The race started 49 years ago to settle a pub argument about whether the distance could be run in under 30 minutes. Martin Howard came in closest to this mark, overall winner in 31:41. A very happy Martin said:
‘‘This was unfinished business for me as I led the race last year before a navigational error took me off the course. This year I made sure I knew the route and led pretty much from the start. Conditions were poor with a lot of standing water but that doesn’t worry me and I was very pleased with the win’.
Prizes were aplenty for CV with Mark Wharton taking the MV50 ’s prize and the CV men scooping the men’s team prize (Martin Howard, Mark Wharton and Jonathan Moon)
Also splashing in the mud and rain at the weekend were the CVs hardcore OMMers battling it out over 2 days in Scotland in this epic score event. Husband and wife team Phil and Jackie Scarf were 1st vets in the medium score event (7th overall) and Bill Johnson and Jon Underwood 4th vets in the long score event (11th overall).
– Calder Valley News Reporter: Gill Dickson