New records are set on Brow Hike

Matthew Butler, Tom Hammond, George King and Tom Vaughan, of the 12th Halifax Sea Scouts. The team were winners of the Brow Hike, a 19-mile walk around Sowerby Bridge
Matthew Butler, Tom Hammond, George King and Tom Vaughan, of the 12th Halifax Sea Scouts. The team were winners of the Brow Hike, a 19-mile walk around Sowerby Bridge

YOUTH groups from across the north of England descended on Sowerby Bridge for the annual Brow Hike.

The picturesque 19-mile walk broadly follows the town’s former Urban District Council boundary and has been running for more than 40 years.

This year’s hike had the biggest entry since 1998, with 17 teams of four taking part.

Among them were nine Scout groups, some from as far afield as Cheshire.

All but one of the teams successfully completed the trek and the winners were the 12th Halifax Sea Scouts.

The four – Matthew Butler, Tom Hammond, George King and Tom Vaughan – scored 917 points out of a possible 1,000.

It was the highest winning score by any team since recent records began in 1989.

George King also picked up the prize for best team leader, scoring the maximum 100 points – a Brow Hike first.

The 1st Mytholmroyd team finished in second place with 903 points and the third place trophy was taken by another team from the 12th Halifax Sea Scouts, with 822 points.