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

There was a new venue for the final race of our cross-country season.  Todmorden Harriers were the hosts with the event based in Centre Vale Park.

Unfortunately, heavy rain made the course very muddy with most runners voting it the hardest and slowest race of the season.

Although the forecast was bad we still 11 runners competing 6 x ladies & 5 x men.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough men to make a team, but those that did run in the difficult conditions performed fantastic, recording times well under their rankings. The ladies team struggled a little in the mud but still finished 10th overall.

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. Lee Denton 98.33%
    My vote for male XC runner of the season must go to Lee.  He completed all 4 races, finishing 6th overall in age group.  This was his best ever XC performance finishing in the top half of the race for the first time. Well done Lee.
  2. Dominic Clayton 100.58%
    Great improvement from the Rossendale race (+7%), only 18 seconds from a top half finish. Best finish of the season.
  3. Lisa Ingram 100.70%
    Overall club XC runner of year. Not missed a race in 2 x seasons.  Improved in every race this season with the highlight at Rossendale finishing in the top half for first time. Final ranking of 11th in age group for season. Well done Lisa
  4. Craig Wilkinson 104.83%
    Most improved runner from the Rossendale race (+8%) This was Craig’s best performance from his 6 races for the club.
  5. Jeanette Baron 112.72%
    Not her best race of the season but still finished 6th in age group.
  6. Andrew Raynes 113.38%
    3rd Race of the season and best performance. Well done.
  7. Denise Cottam 120.59%
    Struggled to match her 2 previous races but still finished an impressive 5th in age group.
  8. John Crellin 123.59%
    First cross country race for the club.
  9. Linzi Birch-Dearden 124.06%
    3rd race of season, very consistent, identical result as Rossendale, best race by far was Leigh.
  10. Claire Incutti 133.37%
    Great first season for Claire, competed all 4 races, steady improvement through the first 3 races, but struggled in the mud at Todmorden, best race was Rossendale.
  11. Gillian Rushworth 133.48%
    3 races this season for Gillian, finished 18th overall in age group.  Best result was first race at Leigh.