Stanley Park 5 Mile Road Race & The Rest of the Weekends Action

Stanley Park 5 Mile Road Race

‘Once again it was good for the juniors to be part of an event with our senior runners. Thank you for all the support and encouragement’

Another early start for those travelling to Blackpool for the Stanley Park 5 Mile Road Race. Marion had body pump music playing in the car to get us ready. We arrived to blue skies but a cold wind. After a good warm up we were ready to go. Twelve Clayton-le-Moors members ran including four juniors. After a fast start the pace settled down as we ran along the paths of the park.

First Clayton-le-Moors Harrier home was junior member Jordan McDonald, followed by Alan Life who was first Clayton senior to finish. The battle for the third Clayton-le-Moors Harrier to finish was close with Andy Bradley finishing just a head of George Pier, followed by John Wilcock. A very good run from Tom Bradley saw him finish as the next Harrier. First lady to finish was Donna Riley, followed by myself, Jackie Kershaw, Carol Life and Marion Wilkinson, with Kevin O’Brien taking the final Clayton-le-Moors Harriers place.

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Once again it was good for the juniors to be part of an event with our senior runners. Thank you for all the support and encouragement.

Thank you to Alice Pier for this weeks race report! Full results here.

The Rest of the Weekends Action

This weekend saw two Clayton-le-Moors Harriers compete at the Wilmslow Half Marathon. Anthony and Donna Scott both also had excellent runs, completing the circuit in 01:51:25 and 01:57:14 respectively.

At the Edale Skyline Fell Race, Andrew Armstrong had a storming race finishing in 03:55:52John Rusius managed a very respectable time of 04:16:03 while FV60 Katy Thompson managed to scrape under the 5 hour mark to post an excellent time of 04:59:16. Well done! Full results found here.

Four of the Clayton-le-Moors Harrier Men took to the hills of the Calderdale Way this weekend, covering 20 miles of muddy terrain and quaint village track across leg 1 and 2 of the Calderdale Relays. Expect a full race report on our clubs excursion across Yorkshire on the 11th May. Well done to all who ran this weekend!

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From left to right: Dave Motley, Paul Hesketh, Spencer Riley, Christopher Holdsworth 

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