Runners tackle tough Aldermans Ascent to raise funds for Rangers

THE tough Alderman’s Ascent was tackled in a record-breaking time as the annual fell run raised funds for Saddleworth Rangers Rugby League Club.

The challenging off-road run around Greenfield was completed by Andrew Worster of Todmorden Harriers in 39 mins 52 secs. The first female finisher was Bridget Lancashire of Saddleworth Runners in 52:14.

The 8.5km race took participants from Churchill Playing Fields up towards Pots and Pans, over to Shaw Rocks and across to the summit of Aldermans Hill.

A steep, technical descent down to the A636 was followed by a climb back up to the top of Aldermans Hill before headings back down to finish at the playing fields.

There were five shorter versions of the race for younger participants to take in, with each having a different distance to suit each age group.

Prizes and certificates were presented at Saddleworth Rangers clubhouse afterwards, and participants enjoyed well-earned refreshments.

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