David Staff Memorial Race

David Staff Memorial Race – Darwen

Ten harriers turned out for this short, but not to be underestimated fell race. We were greeted with a dry but very windy, chilly day, especially on the top at Darwen Tower.
In the mens, Sean McMyler lead the way home for Horwich showing a further six Horwich men the way through the finish. New member Paul Jackson put in a commendable performance which bodes well for adding further strength to the mens section. In the ladies Maria Lowe maintained second overall position behind Becky Taylor of Blackburn for most of the way around. Probably due only to experience of the fells which enabled Suzanne Budgett to overtake her on the downhill from the Tower. What a great, brave effort on Maria’s part swapping tarmac for mud, heather and a rocky descent down the much eroded ‘Aggies Staircase’. I can see a great future for her on the Ian Hodgson!!! Third lady counter was Fran Walker putting in a sterling sprint finish.
Well done to all & thanks to all those who gave support.
full results – http://www.ukresults.net/2011/staff.html