Chris is toast of Trawden AC

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Chris Singleton was the toast of Trawden Athletic Club after racing to victory in the tough Haworth Hobble.

The race is a testing 32-mile ultra-marathon in the heart of Bronte Country and follows a largely off-road circuit across stretches of Pennine moorland taking in Widdop, Coal Clough wind farm, Todmorden, Stoodley Pike and Heptonstall.

More than 300 runners assembled on the famous cobbled street of Haworth including 17 from Trawden.

Dad-of-three Chris, from Colne, led the way from the off, and he powered home in four hours and nine minutes to clinch the win - more than nine minutes ahead of his closest rival.

Jim and Jenny Garside of Trawden were first mixed pair in 6h 17m,and Paul Redman and Paul Brown claimed third pair overall in 5h 28m.