More summer series have come to a close and lots of you are racing at the summer shows. There’s action on the roads as well, with great results at Rochdale, Fleetwood and Pilling. Our juniors continue to race successfully at Horwich and Gargrave and the Pendle 3 Peaks challenge was taken up by quite a few.
Wednesday 19 August
Golf Ball Fell Race
This was the fourth and final race in this mid-week series organised by Rossendale Harriers and is 5.5 miles with 800ft of ascent. Congratulations to Alan Life and Katy Thompson for 1st Vet 50 and 1st Lady Vet 60 in the series.
Horwich Jubilee Junior Street Race 4
Five of our junior runners competed in the fourth and final race of this series of road races organised by Horwich.
|17||Jenson Bentham||U9||06:16||1st U9|
|15||Jenson Bentham||U9||1st U9|
Horwich Jubilee Senoir Street Races
Ted Orrell was our sole representative in the senior 5 mile road race finishing in 81st postion in a time of 40:53 and also claiming the 1st Vet 75 position. Ted finished in 28th postion overall in the series and 1st Vet 75 having race in all four races of the series.
Round Latrigg Fell Race
202 runners took part in this Lakeland fell race organised by Keswich AC. Chris Funnell was our sole representative and finished in a very respectable 55th place with a time of 38:52.
Thursday 20 August
The Ultra Tour Monte Rosa
The zero edition 2015 Ultra Tour Monte Rosa is a 110 km 3-day stage race from Cervinia in the Aosta Valley, northern Italy to Grachen, Switzerland
Wendy Dodds took part in this event finishing in 41st place overall, 9th female finisher, with a final time of 22:04:06 in a truly international field of runners.
Stan Curran Birthday Reservoir Race
Andem Runners organise this race to honour Stan Curran of Salford Harriers on his birthday, 32 years after he won the 1st British ‘Pony’ Marathon in 1981, which will donate proceeds to Turning Point & Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity.
This wheel measured 5K takes in two laps of the scenic Cowm Reservoir
Saturday 22 August
Burnsall Classic Fell Race
Burnsall, known as one of Yorkshire’s prettiest villages, is renowned throughout the world for its Sports and most of all for its Fell Race. The race is on record as the oldest Fell race but Games and Sports are referred to in Elizabethan times. In those days it would be very much an impromptu affair probably arranged for the benefit of the children and women of the area.
The fell race was started after a discussion in the Red Lion and one local character Tom Young is supposed to have run up naked. As many men would only have one suit in those times the record of the later Lakeland races have references to runners running in the nude.
Burnsall’s festivities are held to a cycle derived from the Feast of St Wilfred, the patron Saint of the lovely village church. The Sports occur on a different day each year according to an obscure and labrynthine convention – the first Saturday after the first Sunday after the 12th of August
A trio of our club members took part in this historic race in a field of 156 runners. They were 9th team out of 18.
Chipping Show – No Results
Elletson Arms 10K Series, Pilling
Four of our members took to the flat and quiet roads around the pretty village of Pilling for this 10k race. Donna Airey had a great run knocking just over 3 minutes off her previous time.
Just one of our senior runners took part in this 3.5 mile fell race with 899 ft of ascent.
Another successful race for Briony who finished in 3rd overall, first girl, in the under 14s race. Strong performances from all of our youngsters and a dip in the river afterwards to cool down as well!
Pendle 3 Peaks
17 Clayton-le-Moors Harriers got their teeth into this local toughie. 9.8 miles with 2800ft of ascent this is no easy run.
Jonny McKenna was our first finisher in 7th place overall in a time of 1:33:34. David Bagot made the top 20 finishers in 19th with a time of 1:42:29.
Our first lady finisher was Claire Vincent in 1:58:46. Doug Monroe and Karin Goss were 1st MV65 and 1st WV65.
|138||Doug Monroe||M65 ( 1st)||2:37:25.5|
|148||Karin Goss||W65 (1st )||2:55:17.7|
Sunday 23 August
940 runners took part in this popular 10k. Laura Hesketh was our only runner finishing in 78th place with a time of 41:06.
Fleetwood Half Marathon
Well done Richard Stevenson who ran in this race as our sole competitor which he described as ; “A run out this morning to test how the training is going, conditions not really to my liking a bit too warm and windy.
Very flat and uninspiring course and managed to find myself (as I always seem to) in no mans land with the guy to far in front and the one behind to far away as well.
Overall pleased with a new pb of 1:23:18 and a 12th place finish.”
Well done Richard
Over 35 runners took part in this 10k organised by Cannonball Events. A pair of our club members took part; Philip Naylor finished in 156th place with a time of 57:48 and Dan Balshaw had a blistering run, finishing in 3rd place with a time of 35:29
Rochdale Fun Run
Clayton Juniors Helana and Alfie White took part. Helana finished in 12th place in a time of 7:12 and Alfie was 32nd with a time of 8:48
There’s been a bit of parkrun tourism this week with our members popping up in Lincoln, Wales and the Isle of Wight this week. PB chasing continues apace at Burnley. Breton Holdsworth finished in second place at Licoln and was in stealth mode – maybe he should have gone for the usual Mr Tangerine look to dazzle the Notts AC winner , Matt Blunden. Youngster Roanna, however, stuck was happy to fly the tangerine flag!
Don’t forget that the inaugural Blackburn Witton Park parkrun will take place this coming Saturday 29th August and is being organised by club member Bryan Searby. He’s hoping for a big tangerine turnout to kickstart the event.
Burnley parkrun – A total of 255 runners took part
|71||Bianca BENNETT||24:32||SW25-29||New PB!|
|72||Ian HARGREAVES||24:33||VM50-54||New PB!|
|79||Elouise Sylkie PEMBERTON||24:48||SW25-29||New PB!|
Pendle parkrun – A total of 60 runners took part.
|2||John HARTLEY||19:46||VM55-59||New PB!|
|11||David Ian SCOTT||24:01||VM70-74|
Bolton parkrun – A total of 284 runners took part
Cuerden Valley parkrun – A total of 145 runners took part.
|110||Eileen JONES||33:29||VW60-64||First Timer!|
Dewsbury parkrun – A total of 75 runners took part.
Heaton parkrun – A total of 450 runners took part
Lincoln parkrun – A total of 247 runners took part.
|2||Breton HOLDSWORTH||17:20||VM40-44||First Timer!|
|142||Roanna HOLDSWORTH||28:37||JW11-14||First Timer!|
Llyn Llech Owain parkrun – A total of 109 runners took part
|35||Julia RUSHTON||25:08||VW50-54||First Timer!|
Medina I.O.W. parkrun – A total of 188 runners took part.
Skipton parkrun – A total of 102 runners took part.