Shepherds Skyline Fell Race and the rest of the weeks action

We’ve had a bit of a break from cross country this week but there is still plenty of action to report on; fell running, road racing, a half marathon and plenty of park run participation. Many of our members have also been out and about recce-ing for the upcoming Tour of Pendle on 15th November.

Shepherd’s Skyline – 1st November
The Shepherds Skyline Fell Race is organised by Todmorden Harriers who describe the race as a fast, muddy course – with a steep descent off Stoodley Pike for the kamikaze descenders, immediately followed by a stiff climb back up the hill for the stout-legged amongst you.

Individual Results (231 Runners)

Pos Name Cat Time
7 Jacob Boyle MU23 00:46:21
38 Alan Life M45 00:52:53
68 David Naughton M50 00:56:09
105 Dugald McCallum M65 01:00:34
121 Mark Nutter M50 01:01:43
129 Rick Moore M50 01:02:28
142 Andrew Howarth M55 01:03:25
143 Peter Dugdale M55 01:03:28
161 Andrew Mark Dugdale M50 01:05:59
169 Martin Brady M50 01:07:22
171 Sarah Helliwell F 01:07:43
173 Andrew Firth M55 01:07:56
207 Robert Hirst M60 01:13:53

There were 13 Clayton Harriers running in this popular local race.

Jacob Boyle had an excellent run finishing in 7th place overall and 1st place in his category. He said, “Tough race – didn’t expect to start climbing again. Really enjoyed it! Was a technical race and loved that aspect of it. Overall a great race and will be doing it next year.”

Clayton Harrier Jacob Boyle

Shepherds Skyline – Jacob Boyle. Photo courtesy of Woodentops.org.uk

Sarah Helliwell said, “I agree with Jacob, it was a really good race all round. A lot more up hill and drag than you’d expect, however,  the views at the top were stunning. Unfortunately, you didn’t have much chance to appreciate them as you had to really concentrate on where you were putting your feet!

Clayton Harrier Sarah Helliwell

Sarah Helliwell at the Shepherds Skyline Fell Race. Photo courtesy of todharriers.co.uk

There was a good mixture of moorland, bog, rocky stuff and technical! The descent of Stoodley Pike was steep in sections and I was in awe of Martin when he came flying past. I told myself because he is closer to the ground so its not as scary for him!!

After the second climb it is still a tough slog back to the last descent to the finish. By the end, your legs felt like they had had a good workout, I slept well last night! I actually think it is one of the best fell races I’ve done in a while, with a good mixture of everything. My husband, Carl, said it was a really good spectator event as you could see runners nearly all the way around the course, especially with the cracking weather we had.”

Clayton Harrier Martin Brady

Martin Brady (Sarah Helliwell just behind) at the Shepherds Skyline Fell Race. Photo courtesy of woodentops.org.uk

Martin Brady said, “I enjoyed the race but it was a lot more difficult than I remember. It was 19 years since I last did the race. There are quite a few sections that require a lot of concentration due the rough terrain especially on the way out to Stoodly Pike.”

In the junior races, Christopher Brown was the sole  representative of the club. He had a great run finishing 2nd under 10 boy in the junior races.

Clayton Junior

Clayton Junior, Chris Brown at the Shepherds Skyline Junior Fell Race. Photo courtesy of woodentops.org.uk

Judging by the excellent photos provided by Woodentops it looks like it was a battle all the way through between Christopher and Cian Healy of Horwich with Cian just pipping Christopher to the finish by only a second. Well done Christopher!

Clayton Harriers Juniors

Clayton Junior, Chris Brown,with Horwich’s Cian Healy, at the Shepherds Skyline Junior Fell Race. Photo courtesy of woodentops.org.uk

Full Results
Junior Results

Through the Villages Road Race – 2nd November

​The 31st annual Through the Villages Road Race took place on Sunday 2 November at 10.30am. ​The tough, undulating 8.5 mile race takes in Wheelton, Brinscall, Abbey Village and Withnell.

6 Clayton Harriers took part. Stephen Biscomb was the 1st V60, Fabienne Richmond was 1st F35 and Dawn Terry was 1st F50. A great result from the ladies placing them first in the lady vets teams!

Individual Results (240 Runners)

Pos Name Cat Time
46 Stephen Biscomb M60 01:00:11
61 Alan Clarkson M55 01:01:56
62 Fabienne Richmond F35 01:01:58
105 Brian Wildman M45 01:07:14
108 Dawn Terry F50 01:08:12
154 Julia Rushton F50 01:12:37

Team Results
Male Vets – 8th (122 pts)
Lady Vets – 1st (24pts)

Full Results

Lancaster Half Marathon – 2nd November

Just a couple of Clayton Harriers took part in this event on Sunday. Peter Costello came in 340th with a chip time of 01:55:57, and Nikki Kay 541st place with a chip time of 02:22:27.

Well done to both of you.

Full Results

Parkrun roundup

Katy and George Thompson have added another location to their expanding list of parkruns – St Albans this week. Where next I wonder? This week Burnley parkrun held its first paced parkrun. Clayton Harrier Andy Quinn acted as pacemaker for the 24 minute slot so a big thank you to him! There was a win and a new PB for Jonny McKenna, and new PBs for Carl Helliwell, Nick Roscoe, Dexta Thompson and Jackie Kershaw. And finally, congratulations to Carol Life for 1st lady finisher at Pendle parkrun.

Well done everyone who took part this week.

Pollok parkrun, Glasgow. A total of 380 runners took part.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time
20 3 Susan BURNS 00:19:37

 Heaton parkrun. A total of 394 runners took part.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time
195 151 Bryan SEARBY 00:27:01

St Albans parkrun. A total of 277 runners took part.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time
109 95 George THOMPSON 00:25:30
120 16 Katy THOMPSON 00:25:57

 Arrow Valley parkrun. A total of 300 runners took part.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time
3 3 Paul SHACKLETON 00:59:59

Gunnersbury parkrun. A total of 298 runners took part.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time
223 79 Eileen JONES 00:29:59

 Marple parkrun. A total of 149 runners took part.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time
106 78 Ron HILL 00:28:36

Burnley parkrun. A total of 197 runners took part.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time
1 1 Jonny MCKENNA 00:16:59
4 4 Jacob WATSON 00:18:29
5 5 Jonathan PYE 00:18:49
7 7 Richard STEVENSON 00:19:00
10 10 Carl HELLIWELL 00:19:26
11 11 David BAGOT 00:19:50
14 14 Nick ROSCOE 00:20:00
20 20 Stephen AINSWORTH 00:21:03
21 21 Alexander TOWNROW 00:21:04
22 22 Thomas BRADLEY 00:21:06
23 23 Gordon BARRETT 00:21:13
24 24 Jackson MCKAY 00:21:19
34 3 Donna RILEY 00:22:16
41 38 Dexta THOMPSON 00:22:59
46 43 Adam QUINN 00:23:30
49 46 Martin BRADY 00:23:44
62 53 Andy QUINN 00:24:19
77 14 Donna SCOTT 00:25:28
78 15 Beth QUINN 00:25:29
84 66 Robert HIRST 00:26:03
95 26 Jackie KERSHAW 00:26:19
107 32 Liberty THOMPSON 00:27:04
114 36 Adrienne OLSZEWSKA 00:27:21
117 39 Julie TOMAN 00:27:25
124 83 Paul Laurence WALSH 00:27:47
128 84 Stuart BARKER 00:28:10
134 87 Ron CHAPPELL 00:28:40
140 51 Heidi KEWIN 00:28:58
186 105 Harry MANNING 00:35:37

Dewsbury parkrun. A total of 79 runners took part.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time
75 50 Robin PRICE 00:36:34

Pendle parkrun. A total of 61 runners took part.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time
5 5 Jez TOON 00:21:45
8 8 John HARTLEY 00:22:49
12 12 Alan LIFE 00:23:38
19 1 Carol LIFE 00:27:21
33 8 Christine Jennifer EGERTON 00:31:36
37 11 Christine LEATHLEY 00:34:57

 

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