The 21st Rochdale Three Day Event

12th - 14th June, 2015

Pictures and Results:


First three ladies and men at the 21st Rochdale Three Day Event, 2015
(pictures by John Mayall)

This year the annual Rochdale Three Day event celebrated its 21st running with a bumper turn-out.  A record number of athletes attended the Norden 6 mile road race, Naden Valley multi-terrain race and the Knowl Hill fell race held on consecutive days.  Also the number of athletes completing all three days way the highest ever.  The event brought competitors from far and wide to Norden Village.  

After the first two races a mere 48 seconds separated the four leading men.  The first two ladies were just 20 seconds apart.  The winners with the lowest cumulative times were set to be decided on the final day at the Knowl Hill fell race.  

Ultimately Ashley Holt of Rossendale Harriers won the event with a cumulative time of 2 hrs 01 min 57 sec. Next were Mick Flatley of Middleton Harriers (2:04:31) and John Lloyd of Salford Harriers (2:04:57).  Rochdale’s first finisher was Chris Merchant who posted 2:10:39 to take 6th position overall.  

The battle between the ladies was ultimately won by Lorraine Hopley of Rossendale, repeating her 2014 success.  She clocked 2 hours 19 min 29 sec. Next was Carmen Byrne (Holcombe Harriers, 2:22:13).  Rochdale’s Kay Welsby was delighted to finish third in 2:34:13.  

Rochdale’s ladies won the team prize across the three days with Kay Welsby, Gina Wilson and Diane Winterburn as counters. The same three ladies also won the ladies team prize at the Knowl Hill fell race.  

The Knowl Hill fell race also saw new men and ladies’ course records. Sam Tosh of Norden finished 3 minutes ahead of second-placed Anthony Dalton, also of Norden, in 41 minutes and 10 seconds.  Remarkably this was 13 seconds faster then the previous record set by Dave Lewis in 2000.  Katie Walshaw (Holmfirth Harriers) knocked over 3 minutes of the previous ladies’ record to post 47 min 04 sec.  

Well done everyone!

HQ at the Brown Cow, Norden
832 Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 7RB (Multimap)

Results and pictures from previous years



2015 Race Results and Pictures

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Day 1 - Norden 6 Mile Road Race

And they're off! 
(Picture thanks to John Mayall)

Individual Day 1 results  
(results thanks to Brian Moore)

Race Pictures thanks to John Mayall and Ann-Marie McGilvray


Day 2 - Naden Valley 6 Mile Multi-Terrain race

Emma having a ball on the Naden Valley MT Race, Day 2, 2015 (Picture thanks to Paul Collinge)

Individual Day 2 results
(results thanks to Brian Moore)

Cumulative Day 1+2 results, so that you can see who you need to beat on Day3!

Race Pictures thanks to Paul Collinge


Day 3 - Knowl Hill Fell Race

The long slog up, Day 3, 2015
(Picture thanks to Paul Leary)

Individual Day 3 results(Knowl Hill) 

Three Day Event Final results
(all results thanks to Brian Moore)

Race pictures by Alan Parkinson

Race Pictures by Steve Bateson

Presentation Pictures by John Mayall



Results and pictures from previous years