Bullets and Bolts

What a weekend of fell racing with bronzed god Mounsey AKA Ben the bullet placing 9th in a stacked British championship race while ultra god Kevin Holt crowned Usain Bolt sharing 1st at Yorkshires Howarth Hobble…….

Kevin Holt AKA Usain Bolt leading out the Howarth Hobble – Credit Dave Woodhead

On the weekend of the 14th March, Calder Valley Fell Runners were out in force racing. There were 2 big races on the Howarth Hobble and Yr Aran. The Howarth Hobble is a very challenging one at that, an ultra race with a distance of 31.7 miles with 4396ft of ascent. It was a close fought race for the first place between Calder Valley’s Kevin Hoult and Ken Sutor of Cheshire Hash House Harriers. They both tied first place with an incredible time of 4 hours 16 minutes. Other sterling efforts were from Jonny Croston in 10th, Dan Marsden in 15th, who were both comfortably under 5 hours. Great performances were also put in by Paul Haigh and Elina Eady. If there had been a team prize the ads would have taken it.

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