Red Rose Cross Country – Bolton Results
Another lucky break in the weather for the runners at the Red Rose Cross Country fixture in Leverhulme Park in Bolton. Jackson McKay had a splendid run finishing second in the under 11 boys race. This secures him joint first place in the Red Rose League table after 3 races. Well Done Jackson!
A special mention also to Beth Quinn who has progressed from the middle of the junior girls to first Clayton lady home. Congratulations Beth!
Team position – 13th
Team position – 7th
Team Position – 4th
Team Position – 18th
Vets Team Position – 16th
|89||Katherine Thompson||L60 (1st in Category)||29:47|
Team Position – 11th
Vets Team Position – 8th
Navigation Night – 19th November
A number of our club members took part in this challenging event.
This report from the Barlick Fell Runners Website
It was ideal conditions for this navigation evening as 35 competitors, including a junior, set off to challenge their navigation skills against the dark and the clock, with some running solo and others as teams. The penalty points for taking more than the allotted hour are quite harsh and most of the runners with previous experience of this event made sure that they were back with time to spare.
It was close between the top five finishers, but once more Mark Nutter showed his mastery of this event and his intimate knowledge of the area to finish first solo runner and overall winner. This saw him once more add his name to the Badger Trophy as first runner from Clayton.
Close behind Mark was the Chew brothers team who finished second overall and first team winners. They were chased hard by Sam Wadsworth & Andrew Driver, who finished in joint third position, along with the redoubtable Neil Hardiman, another Claytoner renowned for his night time navigational skills and knowledge of the local area. As if to emphasise that this is Clayton territory, Ralph Baines was the third solo finisher and his club mates Andy Firth & Peter Dugdale were third team.
First solo lady was Jean Brown, who took her young son Christopher with her.
The harshness of the time penalty points was brought home by the fact that the last four runners and teams ended in negative point territory. There was a prize of the “Richard Briscoe Wooden Spoon” for the runner or team with the least points. Richard tried hard to win the spoon bearing his name by losing a battery out of his head torch and returning in the dark, but Chris Barnes was having such an enjoyable time trying to find the check points that he overlooked the price he would pay for being back late and it was he who returned home with his dubious prize.
Todmorden 5k – Race 1 – 20th November
The first in a series of timed 5k events. This is a fast, three lap course. Head torches can be used but must be below 50 lumens in brightness.
Market Rasen 10k – 23rd November
The Market Rasen 10k is a popular multi terrain event and 447 runners took part in wet and muddy conditions on Sunday morning. The race starts with a lap of the racecourse, continues along Legsby Road, through Dog Kennel Woods and then finishes with a final lap of the race course.
Breton Holdsworth was our sole representative at this event finishing in 7th place with a time of 35:08. A great run – well done Breton.
Clayton Harriers have been out and about again this week. Some impressive runs at the local Burnley event for Jacob Watson and Jonathon Pye taking first and second places, with Susan Burns coming in first for the ladies. Well done to all of our parkrunners.
Burnley parkrun – 144 runners took part
|10||Susan Burns||00:20:49||First lady finisher|
|26||David Ian Scott||00:23:15|
|38||Sarah Helliwell||00:24:31||New PB!|
Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham – 398 runners took part
Lyme Park parkrun – 101 runners took part
|80||Ron Hill||00:32:08||First timer at Lyme!|
Pendle parkrun – 33 runners took part
Preston parkrun – 210 runners took part
There is a change in the committee to report. Rebecca Rawcliffe has formally tendered her resignation as Membership Secretary due to unavoidable work commitments. The committee thanks her for the work she undertook in the role. Adam Hamer has put himself forward to take over the appointment and has now been accepted into the role. We look forward to his input over the coming year.
After securing funding for publicity from Sport England, we now have a brand new club tent.
Chairman, James Hickie said, ” A big thank you to Jason Pier for all the hard work sorting our new tent! Our tent was easily the BEST TENT at the Red Rose XC yesterday, and it was great to see so many of our members at the tent. We look forward to seeing even more of Team Clayton at our new tent next Saturday at the big Mid Lancs Liverpool XC fixture. Thanks to Sport England for funding the tent and thanks again Jason!”
It certainly stands out!
London VLM Club Place
Just to clarify, you don’t need a rejection letter to apply for the last remaining club place for the London Marathon. It’s open to all senior members- last date for applications is December 12th, will be draw on the 13th. Contact John Wilcock for further information, or to put your name in the hat.
Mid Lancs Cross Country – Liverpool
This is the biggest XC race in the calendar, we need a massive showing and effort to compete against not only local team runners, but some of the best runners in the country. It’s a massive day, so hopefully all the juniors, ladies and men, as well as all the regulars and everyone else can make an appearance and put in a big effort that will be immense!!
Contact Cross Country Captains Ian Greenwood or Irene Roche for more info.
Come on Team Clayton!!