The Final Mid Lancs Cross Country Race at Crooklands, Kendal on Saturday 1st March 2014.
The final Mid Lancs cross country race took place at the Crooklands, Kendal on Saturday 1st March 2014. Weather conditions were extremely generous and the sun beamed down on the course, any warmer, and deck chairs and sun cream would have been required at the ready.
Clayton-le-Moors Harriers carried out a recce of the course prior to their race time and all were surprised to find that the ground was dry and as commented by our President, David Scott on the day ‘Good ground conditions for a fast race’ and that it was. The course route comprised of small, medium and large circuits which all generally routed through reasonable dry fields, gravel trail tracks and up a sneaky hill to a pylon where the course circled back round to the starting field.
Once again support around the route from other Clayton runners, family and friends (especially Jill Scott) was tremendous and some may say deafening with the ladies team cheering on others. The distances ranged from 2km (U11 Girls & Boys), 2.2km (U13 Girls), 3.02km (U13 Boys & U15 Girls), 4.4km (U15 Boys & U17 Women), 5.9km (U17, U20 Boys & Ladies) and 10.3km (Men’s). The results were excellent from all our Clayton-le-Moors Harriers, across the board, well done all our juniors, ladies and men. The names are listed below of our ever succeeding Clayton runners:
Roanna Holdsworth 1st Clayton Girl
Briony Holt 1st Clayton Girl
Thomas Bradley 1st Clayton Boy
Curtis Holt 1st Clayton Boy
Bethany Quinn 1st Clayton U17 Lady
Vicky Heys 1st Clayton Lady
Ladies Team Results
Both Vet 35 and 45 Ladies categories finished in the top ten.
Breton Holdsworth 1st Clayton Man
Men’s Team Results
Over 50 Vets positioned in the top 10, Vets over 60 resulted in a strong 3rd place: David Scott, Melyn Thistlethwaite and Ted Orrell.
The majority of names listed above have all participated in the 6 Mid Lancs Cross Country races, an outstanding achievement. Well done to all those who have participated in at least one cross country race as well.
Full results can be found here. Thanks to Rebecca Louise Rawcliffe for the race report!
The Rest of the Weekends Action
A hectic schedule of weekend races brought many Clayton-le-Moors Harriers out to bask in springs frosty sunshine. On a day where many a Harrier broke their personal best, Road Captain Tom Brewster lead the way at Blackpool’s Stanley Park 10k finishing 10th with an outstanding effort in 35:06. One place behind and also breaking his PB was Christopher Holdsworth in a time of 35:25. Juniors Jordan McDonald and Kenan Eti showed great determination by finishing in times of 39:10 and 40:15 respectively. First V60 around the course was Stephen Biscomb producing a brilliant time of 41:30. There was also excellent efforts shown by Jackie Kershaw, Marion Wilkinson and Sophie McIntosh rounding up an excellent showing from the Clayton-le-Moors Harriers!
Elsewhere this weekend; at the Black Combe Fell Race, the ever faithful fell runner Neil Hardiman had a terrific run posting a time of 1:31:39. A tremendous achievement also occurred in this race as Jean Brown arrived back first in the ladies category. A second placed finish transpired in the Trollers Trot 25 Mile race by Martin Terry in a time of 3:26:22. There was also excellent efforts by Ivan Whigham and Mick Dobson finishing in at 18th and 19th. Well done to all who ran this weekend, what a weekend it was!