Red Rose Cross Country League – Race 4 – Centre Vale Park, Todmorden

Perfect running conditions for 3rd and probably hardest race in the Cross-Country season.

The course was unusually dry for Marl Pitts but still muddy at the top and through the woods.

A record number of BRR competed (18 in total), 11 ladies & 7 men making it our most supported XC since we started last year. The ladies team finished 11th overall with the men 12th.

Although the ladies and men’s races are separate, we can determine the order of merit by calculating finishing times and positions when running against their own gender.  All those with a percent under 100% finished in the top half of their race.


1. Joshua Crowther 82.40%
Josh had an incredible run, finishing a superb 11th overall and making a massive improvement from his run at Chorley last year.

2. Shirley Hargreaves 92.89%
Another top 10 finish for Shirley in her age group, and much improved on last year’s race. (+6%)

3. Lisa Ingram 99.61%
7th XC race in a row for Lisa and her best ever performance – finishing in the top half of the race for the first time. Well done.

4. Jason Rippingale
100.70% Not quite as good as last race in Bolton, but still an improvement on his ranking position, only 1 minute from a top half finish.

5. Lee Denton
103.60% Surprisingly good run despite having a bad back. Still work to be done to get into top half, but still 8th in age group.

6. Jane Matthewman 105.76%
Most improved runner from last year’s race (+11%) Most consistent runner this season over her 3 races. Finished the season an impressive 11th overall in age group.

7. Kate Rippingale 106.53%
2nd cross country event very consistent…… almost identical finish to last race in Bolton.

8. Dominic Clayton 107.76%
2nd cross country event, only man to improve from Bolton race. Finished season 18th overall.

9. Jeff Whitfield
108.32% 2nd cross country event, big improvement from last year. (Chorley 2017 +8%)

10. Jeanette Baron 108.38%
Another very consistent run and an impressive 8th in age group.

11. Craig Wilkinson
112.02% 5th race for Craig in the XC team but 1st race this season. Slight improvement from last year’s race.

12. Denise Cottam
116.26% 2nd race in the cross-country team 11th in age group.

13. Annika Halsall
116.83% Great run Annika, 3rd race this season, most improved runner from Bolton race (+6%)

14. Linzi Birch-Dearden
124.00% 2nd race of season, not quite as good as Leigh but steady run.

15. Joanne Weir 125.41%
2nd race of the season, good improvement from Bolton.

16. Claire Incutti
126.18% Another good run 3rd in a row. Most improved runner this year.

17. Gillian Rushworth
126.56% 2nd race of season, not quite as good as Leigh but strong finish.

18. Ashley Weir
145.06% First cross country not favourite event, but well done for finishing.