Hunt shows Harriers the way home

Ready for action: the Harriers entrants at Todmorden
Ready for action: the Harriers entrants at Todmorden

DAVID Hunt fared best of the 10 Halifax Harriers who took part in the Todmorden Sprint Triathlon organised by Calderdale Tri Club.

On a beautiful, sunny day, they were among 141 finishers at Centre Vale Park who part in a 400 metre swim in the modern indoor pool, an undulating 20k bike ride along Burnley Road and finally with a 5k run around the park.

Hunt came ninth overall while Geoff Cumber was first veteran over 60 and Keith Midgley and Helen Roby came fourth in their age categories.

There were plenty of spectators and Harrier spokesman Frank Chislett said: “On the whole we were all very pleased with our attempts though there were a few mishaps along the way, for example missing the finish line, getting a bit lost on the run and race chip falling off in the swimming pool!”

Harriers times: David Hunt 1.02.20, Heath Reilly 1.13.23, Mark Gaughan 1.13.46, Keith Midgley 1.14.38, Helen Roby 1.16.02, Chris Burrell 1.20.25, Martin Haigh 1.22.05, Sarah Louise Cumber 1.22.05, Geoff Cumber 1.27.43, Nigel Rigg 1.29.51

Geraldine Roby and Dene Townend completed in the Wythernsea 5 over a fairly flat course and in hot, still conditions.

Roby was the first female over 50 in 38.57, coming 57th overall. Townend finished 18th in 32.44.