The 2nd running of the Orchan Rocks Fell Race was last Tuesday 29th April from the Staff of Life Pub, Burnley Road Todmorden. Organised by local Tod Harrier Dan Taylor, the race takes in some of the quieter paths of the upper calder valley with stunning views along the way. 71 runners set off in dry conditions (after rain arrived then stopped just before the start). The race was won by local postman Alex Whittem, who cruised into the finish just 3 seconds off the record time. The ladies race was won again by in form Rebecca Patrick of Tod Harriers in a new record time of 28.53. There were also notable performances by Thomas Nelson of Wharfedale in the U16 category, breaking the record by over 3 minutes and also Richard Blakeley who won the V70s category in 33.42. The runners all enjoyed the evening, which ended with food and drink in the staff as they awaited the prize giving. The race has raised over £150 for charity, which this year will be going to the Overgate Hospice.
Link for results below