Race and Challenge success for CVFRs

Beater Clough

Todmorden’s Dan Taylor has set up a few fell races at the western end of the Calder Valley in recent years including Bridestones, Hoofstone and Orchan Rocks.  His newest race is Beater Clough, run for the first time last Tuesday evening.  The 7 mile race starts near the summit of the A646 and heads up Heald Moor before dropping into Beater Clough, heading through the woods south of Portsmouth before a short tour round Todmorden Moor.  The race the follows a reverse route back to the finish.

Karl on his way to ‘beating’ the rest

By all accounts it is a hard race with pathless moors and tussocks to traverse plus some 2000ft of climbing.  Calder Valley’s Karl Gray won this inaugural race in a time of 61 minutes and 19 seconds.  Karl’s time indicates what a tough route the race follows. Second was Tod Harrier’s Donni Clarke, followed by Ethan Hassel of Wharfedale.  Bryony Holt of Clayton-le-Moors was first woman back in 12th place.

Andy Pullan was second CVFR back in 18th place (76.42) with Darran Jugroop 3rd CVFR in 25th place (79.25).  Rachel Beaumont was Calder’s first woman in 5th place and 1st FV50. 

Dan says he is looking to run the race again on a Saturday morning early next year.

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