Champions and Record Breakers

With it being the start of the summer holidays for quite a few people,you might expect a bit of chilling out and calming down to occur. Oh no, not you lot! It’s all record breaking challenges, championship winning and multiple race entries. I am quite exhausted just keeping up with you all.

UK 3 Peaks Record Falls to our Fell Runners!

A team of our runners decided to raise money for the recent disaster in Nepal by making an attempt on the UK 3 Peaks Record.  This is a challenge taking in Snowden, Scafell and Ben Nevis plus travelling between them.  A team of eight, Christopher Holdsworth, Garry Wilkinson, Lee Smith, Ryan Wilkinson, Dave Motley, Breton Holdsworth, Paul Hesketh and driver Adam Shaw, planned and reccied and raised awareness of what they were attempting at lots of local events. And they only went and did it! Well done lads!

Christopher Holdsworth and the rest of the team on the top of Ben Nevis

Christopher Holdsworth and Garry “short shorts” Wilkinson on Ben Nevis (bet those walkers were a bit taken aback)

Christopher Holdsworth Reports

The attempt began at 4am on Snowden in the worst conditions imaginable. Up to the summit and back in 1:36. Next up was Scafell which had a navigational mishap costing us 40 mins. A five hour trip took us up to Ben Nevis where we finished our attempt in great conditions, though cold and snowy underfoot at the top. Came back down finishing our attempt overall in 16:11. Has been a great day and we’ve raised over £3000. You can keep donating here

FRA Champion

Congratulations to Briony Holt who is officially the English Under 14 FRA champion after winning all of her qualifying races.  She is also doing extremely well in the BOFRA championship races so we may be looking at another cup to balance out the mantelpiece very soon!

Briony Holt FRA Under 14 Champion

Briony Holt FRA Under 14 Champion

Tuesday 14 July

Stoodley Pike Fell Race

The Stoodley Pike Fell Race is a quick dash up and down Calderdale’s most famous landmark. The longest established fell race in the area (started in the 1970’s). It never fails to get a good crowd, perhaps drawn by the sunny conditions that Todmorden Harriers like to arrange for this event. All profits from the race benefit deserving local causes.

Sarah Whittaker at the Stoodley Pike Fell Race

Sarah Whittaker at the Stoodley Pike Fell Race. Photo by Todmorden Harriers

145 runners took part in this 5km race with 213m of ascent. Seven Clayton-le-Moors Harriers took part with Richard Briscoe the first Clayton Man to finish and Sarah Whittaker was the sole lady.

Pos Name Cat Time
45 Richard Briscoe M 25:50
90 Rick Moore M50 29:19
103 Colin Woolford M 30:40
111 Stephen Fish M60 31:55
114 Sarah Whittaker W 32:15
120 Robert Hirst M60 32:28

Full Results

Wednesday 15 July

Blisco Dash

A low key classic, Blisco is a rough, tough short race with a bit of everything. Getting a good line off the top is crucial. 3 Clayton-le-Moors vets took part in this 5 mile race with 2133ft of climb. 50 runners took part overall.

Pike 0'Blisco Fell Race. Photo by Stephen WIlson - www.granddayoutphotography.co.uk

Pike 0’Blisco Fell Race. Photo by Stephen WIlson – www.granddayoutphotography.co.uk

Pos Name Cat Time
38 Andy Firth M50 01:01:44
44 Peter Dugdale M50 01:04:02
49 Andrew Dugdale M50 01:06:34

Full Results

Horwich Jubilee Road Race Series

Senior Race
Ted Orrell was our sole runner in the latest race of this series. He finished in 78th place with a time of 39:58 and took the 1st V75 position. 106 runners took part overall.

Full Results

Junior Race
Well done Team Thompson and Jenson Bentham who are taking part in this series of road races held by Horwich RMI. A top twenty finish for Dexta and an age category win for Jenson Bentham. Well done all of you!

Pos Name Cat Cat Pos Time
17 Dexta Thompson U11 3 7:03
22 Jenson Bentham U9 1 7:18
27 Liberty Thompson L13 5 7:28
62 Kady Thompson L9 5 8:50

 Full Results

Ian Terry Memorial 5k

48 Runners took part in this memorial 5K race with Jack McGuire as our sole representative.

Full Results

Widdop Fell Races

Senior Race
This classic high moorland route follows good and interesting paths with a few tussocks and chest high bracken thrown in! (Although when you are as short as yours truly, the bracken is actually over your head and forms a bit of a tunnel!) The route is flagged throughout but can catch the less observant runners out in mist. Luckily, it was a beautiful, clear and sunny evening. Perfect conditions.

Andrew Armstrong at the Widdop Fell Race. Photo by Nick Olszewski

Andrew Armstrong at the Widdop Fell Race. Photo by Nick Olszewski

11 members took part in the senior races

Pos Name Cat Time
15 Neil Hardiman MV45 00:59:07
18 Andrew Armstrong MV45 01:00:19
23 Chris Whiteoak M 01:02:22
34 Alan Dorrington MV45 01:03:57
43 Andy Bradley MV45 01:06:24
46 Darren Rushton MV45 01:07:13
49 Nigel Webster MV50 01:07:51
70 Andrew Foster MV45 01:12:51
82 Andrew Howarth MV55 01:18:22
103 Robert Hirst MV60 01:26:48
111 Adrienne Olszewska FV45 01:38:53

Full Results

Junior Races
Run from the Pack Horse Inn on the Widdop Road, this is a great classic fell race, despite the tarmac start for some age groups; proper fields, stream crossings, nettle patches & sheep poo! It’s been the final race in our club series for several years now and it’s highly recommended, so there was a great turnout of juniors on a beautiful evening.

A group of our juniors at the Widdop Fell Races

A group of our juniors at the Widdop Fell Races

Imogen Ferguson took first girl in the Under 10s race and Briony Holt took first girl in the Under 14s race creating a new course record in the process. We cleaned up in the Under 16s races as it was just our 3 runners; Curtis Holt came in first, with Thomas Bradley and Simon Wilshaw hot on his heels.

Some great runs and lots of smiles from our talented juniors.

Under 8s Race

Tillie Ferguson in the U8s Race. Photo by Nick Olszewski

Tillie Ferguson in the U8s Race. Photo by Nick Olszewski

Pos Name Cat Time
8 Tillie Ferguson GU8 04:29

Under 10s Race

Rachel Stevenson and Millie Maccabe in the U10s race. Photo by Nick Olszewski

Pos Name Cat Time
8 Imogen Ferguson GU10 10:04
19 Rachel Stevenson GU10 13:05
20 Millie Maccabe GU10 14:06

Under 12s Race

Keira Stevenson and Bronia Olszewska in the Under 12s Race at Widdop. Photo by Nick Olszewski

Keira Stevenson and Bronia Olszewska in the Under 12s Race at Widdop. Photo by Nick Olszewski

Pos Name Cat Time
9 Lennon Jackson BU12 11:10
11 Adam Stevenson BU12 11:13
12 Ella Dorrington GU12 11:15
14 Sophie Ashworth GU12 11:19
15 Natasha Olszewska GU12 12:14
18 Keira Stevenson GU12 13:49
19 Bronia Olszewska GU12 14:59

Under 14s Race   

Daniel Bradley in the Under 14 race at Widdop. Photo by Nick Olszewski

Daniel Bradley in the Under 14 race at Widdop. Photo by Nick Olszewski              

Pos Name Cat Time
2 Briony Holt GU14 23:24  New Course Record!
5 Daniel Bradley BU14 27:53

U16s Race

Thomas Bradley in the Under 16s race at Widdop. Photo by Nick Olszewski

Thomas Bradley in the Under 16s race at Widdop. Photo by Nick Olszewski

Pos Name Cat Time
1 Curtis Holt BU16 25:45
2 Thomas Bradley BU16 26:27
3 Simon Wilshaw BU16 27:57

Full Results

Thursday 16 July

Caldervale 4 Mile Supper Run

Paul Walsh was our only runner at this low key event finishing in 61st place with a time of 32:10 in a field of 116 runners.

Full Results

Eshton Moor Fell Races – BOFRA

Richard Briscoe at Eshton Moor Fell Race. Photo by Linda Grundy

Richard Briscoe at Eshton Moor Fell Race. Photo by Linda Grundy

Sole club representative at this 5 mile fell race was Richard Briscoe who finished in 12th place with a time of 40:43.

Full Results

Saturday 18 July

Elswick Express 10 Mile

Graham Kissack ran in this 10 mile race near Preston finishing in 128th place with a time of 02:01:22

Full Results

Ingleborough

195 runners competed in this 6.8 mile race with 1968 feet of climbing. 10 Clayton-le-Moors Harriers took part.

Pos Name Cat Time
58 Chris Whiteoak M 00:59:21
79 Richard Briscoe M 01:02:42
105 Mark Nutter MV50 01:06:30
139 Peter Dugdale MV55 01:13:45
141 Angela Shian F 01:13:53
143 Robin Nicolson MV45 01:14:30
151 Stephen Fish MV60 01:16:32
153 Marion Dixon FV45 01:16:39
170 Robert Hirst MV60 01:22:18
171 John Francis MV70 01:22:18

Full Results

Ironkids UK

The event is a ‘run only’ event being held in partnership with Bolton Council in Bolton town centre. It’s all about fun and healthy living and each child will receive an IRONKIDS t-shirt and a medal once they cross the line under the iconic IRONMAN finish gantry.

Team Stevenson took part in this high-profile event as their mum, Deborah, was taking part in the Ironman triathlon.

Team Stevenson at UK Ironkids running event

Team Stevenson at UK Ironkids running event

Pendle Family Running Festival Day 1

DENWA 10k 

Kieron Mitchell at the DENWA 10k at the Pendle Family Running Festival

Kieron Mitchell at the DENWA 10k at the Pendle Family Running Festival

Pos Name Cat Time
6 Kieron Mitchell M40 46:01
23 Ian Hargreaves M50 1:00:28

Physioroom Half Marathon 

Pos Name Cat Time
7 Andrew Armstrong M45 1:40:27
15 Andy Bradley M45 1:48:16
26 Martin Brady M50 1:55:17
33 Stephen White M60 2:02:06
35 Brian Wildman M45 2:07:15

Podium 10k

A blisteringly fast course, set up on a cycle track of 1k loops with only 3.6ft of climb. 4 of our club members took part. Some personal bests for our fast lads and lass in this challenging event. Double the usual 5k distance so really putting the runners through their paces.

Dan Balshaw at the Podium 10K. Photo by Jamie McIlvenny

Dan Balshaw at the Podium 10K. Photo by Jamie McIlvenny

Pos Name Cat Time
6 Dan Balshaw M 34:37
11 John Hartley M55 36:54
13 Jonathan Pye M 38:02
17 Laura Hesketh F 38:32

Full Results

Snowden 10m

One of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges, the 10-mile race involves running from the edge of Lake Padarn in the village of Llanberis to the highest summit in Wales and England and back down.

Well done to the 6 club members who took part in this tough event.

Pos Name Cat Time
338 Mark Taylor MSEN 01:52:12
208 Stephen Targett MSEN 02:00:15
509 Andrew Dugdale M50 02:09:39
510 Nicola Horsfall F55 02:10:15
585 Peter Costello M55 02:23:51
605 Sue Allen F55 02:47:43

Full Results

Sunday 19 June

Cracoe Fell Race – BOFRA

Senior Race
Alan Life and Richard Briscoe took part in this race. Alan finished in 7th place overall and claimed the 1st Vet 50 as well.

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Alan Life at the Cracoe fell race. Photo by Woodentops

Pos Name Cat Time
7 Alan Life MV50 24:00
30 Richard Briscoe M 28:32

Junior Races

Under 9s Race

Jenson Bentham in the U9s race at Cracoe. Photo by the Woodentops

Jenson Bentham in the U9s race at Cracoe. Photo by the Woodentops

Pos Name Time  
2 Jenson Bentham 03:15 1st Boy
18 Joshua McKay 03:38
33 Kady Thompson 04:02
36 Felix Thompson 04:09

Under 12s Race

Pos Name Time  
3 Jackson McKay 8:17
5 Dexta Thompson 8:51

Under 14s Race

Pos Name Time  
5 Briony Holt 18:26 1st Girl
20 Liberty Thompson 23:49

Holme Moss

Kentmere Horseshoe

It was the 40th anniversary of this 12.3 mile Lakeland fell classic race wit h3300ft of climbing. 341 runners ran this classic Lakeland fell race with two of our fell stalwarts in the thick of it. Ivan Whigham had a strong race finishing in 80th place just over the 2 hour mark and fell legend Wendy Dodds finishing in 2hr 2.

Wendy Dodds at the 40th Kentmere Horseshoe fell race. Photo by Stephen Wilson of Granddayout Photography

Wendy Dodds at the 40th Kentmere Horseshoe fell race. Photo by Stephen Wilson of Granddayout Photography

Pos Name Cat Time
80 Ivan Whigham V50 02:01:29
210 Wendy Dodds FV60 02:21:14

Full Results

Pendle Family Running Festival – Day 2

Burnley Leisure Trail Race – Mens Results

Pos Name Cat Time
3 Chris Funnel M45 39:18
8 Andrew Webster M45 44:12
9 Martin Brady M50 44:44

Burnley Leisure Trail Race – Ladies Results

Pos Name Cat Time
2 Tracey Mitchell F40 43:30

Orienteering Score Event

Three of our club members took part in this event which was part of the inaugural Pendle Family Running Festival. Well done to Mark Nutter, who won this event with a final score of 140 and a time of 01:29:55. Jean Brown was third (1st lady) with 120 points and a time of 01:26:23. Ralph Baines was fourth also with 120 points but just behind Jean Brown with a time of 01:27:10

Full Results

Windmill Half Marathon

Amanda Duffy was our sole representative in this race and she reports;

I really enjoyed my first half marathon apart from it being so windy! The race started off from Fairhaven Lake and went down to the windmill on a two lap course. The event staff were very supportive and there was a great turn out of nearly 700 runners. It was definitely worth the amazing medal at the finish!

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There were 577 finishers, Amanda Duffy finished in 178th position with a time of 01:46:05. Well done Amanda

Full Results

Parkrun roundup

Some great runs from our members across lots of parkruns this week. Top 10 finishes at Burnley and Pendle parkruns and a host of new PBs as well. Some first timers and some parkrun tourism as well. Special mention for Emily Johnson, one of our very youngest members, who has completed her first parkrun after working up to by partially running it for the last few weeks!

Burnley parkrun – A total of 292 runners took part.

Josh Boyle and Jordan McDonald at the front of the pack at Burnley parkrun. Photo by David Belshaw

Josh Boyle and Jordan McDonald at the front of the pack at Burnley parkrun. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
4 Jordan MCDONALD 18:07 JM15-17
7 Chris SNELL 19:25 VM35-39 New PB!
10 Chris FUNNELL 19:43 VM45-49 First Timer!
23 Andy QUINN 21:22 VM40-44
24 Andrew WEBSTER 21:25 VM45-49
27 Gordon BARRETT 21:30 VM50-54
28 Sophie ASHWORTH 21:34 JW11-14 New PB!
29 Jonathan PYE 21:35 SM25-29
30 Finley STUBBS 21:41 JM10 New PB!
44 David Ian SCOTT 22:39 VM70-74
47 Millie STUBBS 22:52 JW11-14
58 Nathan KEWIN 23:20 JM10 New PB!
78 Lee MOORE 24:13 VM35-39
79 Donna SCOTT 24:13 VW45-49 New PB!
86 Richard LAWSON 24:38 VM70-74
89 Lisa JOHNSON 24:41 VW40-44 New PB!
90 Donna AIREY 24:44 SW30-34 New PB!
102 John WILCOCK 25:44 VM50-54
104 Annabel WILCOCK 25:46 JW11-14
127 Imogen FERGUSON 26:42 JW10 New PB!
129 Heidi KEWIN 26:49 JW11-14
155 Beth QUINN 27:38 JW15-17
156 Julie TOMAN 27:42 VW45-49
169 Jackie KERSHAW 28:19 VW40-44
170 Yvonne WICKHAM 28:21 VW50-54
187 Nicola KAY 29:14 SW30-34
214 Christine LEATHLEY 31:18 VW65-69
243 Valerie LAWSON 35:25 VW70-74
284 Emily JOHNSON 42:39 JW10 First Timer!
285 Marion WILKINSON 42:40 VW70-74

Pendle parkrun – A total of 57 runners took part

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
3 John HARTLEY 20:11 VM55-59
14 Dawn TERRY 24:59 VW50-54

Bolton parkrun – A total of 249 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
41 Bryan SEARBY 23:22 VM40-44 New PB!
85 Nerina GILL 25:38 VW45-49
120 Julia RUSHTON 27:35 VW50-54

Dewsbury parkrun – A total of 85 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
79 Robin PRICE 34:50 VM70-74

Druridge Bay parkrun – A total of 129 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
40 Katy THOMPSON 24:35 VW60-64 First Timer!
50 George THOMPSON 25:14 VM65-69 First Timer!

 Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge – A total of 118 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
82 Eileen JONES 30:06:00 VW60-64

 

 

 

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