Report from Tom Lynch
It was a dark and stormy night, so I decided to go for a run in a park in Todmorden, one of the wettest races I’ve had this year! The race is part of a 4 race series of 5k races round a 1 mile lap starting at Todmorden Cricket Club and looping round Centre Vale Park. The race starts at 18:45 and so is run in the dark with headtorches. The course is potentially a good flat PB course, although it has a few sharps turns. However, in the wind, ankle deep puddles and the lashing rain, not to mention the darkness, it didn’t really work out for me. I got round in a time of 19:38 and came 9th, the winner was Rob James in 17:15 and first woman was Kay Welsby in 20:45. The race series is fairly cheap to enter, £22 for 4 races, or £7 per race, and you get chip timing, but they are fairly difficult to get to due to the early start time, I might consider one of the others if the weather looks better. Almost as challenging as the race was the drive home over the tops via Bingley.
Full results at http://my5.raceresult.com/46144/RRPublish/pdf.php?name=Result%20Lists%7CLAP%20RESULT%20LIST&contest=1&lang=e