Golf balls, peaks and shows

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.

Pos Name Cat Time
22 Alan Life M50 00:44:57
37 Chris Whiteoak MSEN 00:47:00
40 Ivan Whigham M50 00:47:13
46 Laura Hesketh LSEN 00:48:04
48 Chris Snell MSEN 00:48:40
49 Richard Briscoe MSEN 00:48:42
77 Mark Nutter M50 00:52:38
79 Darren Rushton M45 00:52:49
84 Keith Thompson M60 00:53:57
104 Peter Dugdale M55 00:57:30
112 Linda Lord L65 00:58:38
123 Katy Thompson L60 01:01:09
139 Robert Hirst M65 01:06:11
143 Michael Frost M60 01:09:10
145 Ron Chappell M65 01:09:48

Full Results

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.

Horwich Jubilee Street Race - Juniors. Photo by Chris Thompson

Horwich Jubilee Street Race – Juniors. Photo by Chris Thompson

Pos Name Cat Time
12 Dexta Thompson U11 05:57
16 Liberty Thompson L13 06:16
17 Jenson Bentham U9 06:16 1st U9
23 Claudia Bentham L13 06:28
34 Kady Thompson L9 07:43

Final Standings

Boys

Pos Name Cat  
10 Dexta Thompson U11
15 Jenson Bentham U9 1st U9

Girls

Pos Name Cat
6 Liberty Thompson L13
20 Kady Thompson L9

Full Results

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.

Full Results

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.

Pos Name Cat Time
55 Chris Funnell M40 00:38:52

Full Results

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.

Full Results

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

Pos Name Cat Time
59 P. Walsh M60 25:04
65 R. Hirst M65 26:52
67 Julie Toman F45 27:12
69 R. Chappell M65 27:40

Full Results

Saturday 22 August

Burnsall Classic Fell Race

Alan Life at the Burnsall Classic Fell Race. Photo by Woodentops

Alan Life at the Burnsall Classic Fell Race. Photo by Woodentops

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.

Tim Edward at the Burnsall Classic Fell Race. Photo by Woodentops

Tim Edward at the Burnsall Classic Fell Race. Photo by Woodentops

Pos Name Cat Time
14 Tim Edward V40 17:57
21 Alan Life V50 18:50
134 Robert Hirst V60 31:06

Full Results

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.

Donna Airey after the Pilling 10K

Donna Airey after the Pilling 10K

Pos Name Cat Time
24 Stephen Biscomb V60 45:03
35 Donna Airey WSEN 47:05
51 Tony Pilling V50 50:35
88 Graham Kissack V65 71:47

Full Results

 

Gargrave Show

Just one of our senior runners took part in this 3.5 mile fell race with 899 ft of ascent.

Keith Thompson at the Gargrave Show Fell Race. Photo by Chris Thompson

Keith Thompson at the Gargrave Show Fell Race. Photo by Chris Thompson

Senior Race

Pos Name Cat Time
32 Keith Thompson 33:17

Junior Races

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!

River

Juniors cooling off in the river after the Gargrave Show fell races. Photo by Tina Hines Holt

U14s

Pos Name Time
3 Briony Holt 9:30
10 Liberty Thompson 11:22

U12s

Pos Name Time
5 Dexter Thompson 6:25

U9s

Pos Name Time
4 Jenson Bentham 6:06
8 Kady Thompson 6:48
16 Felix Thompson 8:08

Full Results

Pendle 3 Peaks

Pendle 3 Peaks Fell Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Pendle 3 Peaks Fell Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

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 at the Pendle 3 Peaks Fell Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Jonny McKenna at the Pendle 3 Peaks Fell Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

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.

Claire Vincent at the Pendle 3 Peaks Fell Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Claire Vincent at the Pendle 3 Peaks Fell Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Our first lady finisher was Claire Vincent in 1:58:46. Doug Monroe and Karin Goss were 1st MV65 and 1st WV65.

Pos Name Cat Time
7 Jonny McKenna MSEN 1:33:34.6
19 David Bagot MSEN 1:42:29.3
29 Michael O’Donnell M40 1:46:55.1
30 Chris Funnell M45 1:46:58.1
33 Ivan Whigham M50 1:47:40.6
47 Richard Briscoe MSEN 1:52:43.0
61 Nicholas Olszewski M55 1:56:59.9
67 Claire Vincent WSEN 1:58:46.4
72 Nick Roscoe M45 2:00:50.1
101 Vicky Heys W40 2:12:42.9
109 Barbara Savage W50 2:14:25.6
114 Angela Shian W35 2:15:59.3
116 Irene Roche W55 2:21:29.0
138 Doug Monroe M65 ( 1st) 2:37:25.5
143 Helen Burnett W40 2:47:28.8
144 Rachel Todd W40 2:47:28.8
148 Karin Goss W65 (1st ) 2:55:17.7

Full Results

Sunday 23 August

Birchwood 10k

940 runners took part in this popular 10k. Laura Hesketh was our only runner finishing in 78th place with a time of 41:06.

Full Results

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

Full Results

Rochdale 10K

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

Dan Balshaw at the Rochdale 10k

Dan Balshaw at the Rochdale 10k

Full Results

Rochdale Fun Run

Helana White at the start of the Rochdale Fun Run. Photo from the Manchester Evening News

Helana White at the start of the Rochdale Fun Run. Photo from the Manchester Evening News

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

Parkrun Roundup

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!

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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

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
20 Andrew WEBSTER 21:30 VM45-49
24 Donna RILEY 21:43 VW50-54
26 Gordon BARRETT 21:55 VM50-54
30 Sophie ASHWORTH 22:11 JW11-14
39 Stephen WHITE 22:52 VM60-64
66 Matthew DUCKWORTH 24:23 SM25-29
71 Bianca BENNETT 24:32 SW25-29 New PB!
72 Ian HARGREAVES 24:33 VM50-54 New PB!
77 Helana WHITE 24:44 JW10
79 Elouise Sylkie PEMBERTON 24:48 SW25-29 New PB!
87 Donna SCOTT 25:08 VW50-54
106 Robert HIRST 26:17 VM65-69
112 Ron CHAPPELL 26:47 VM65-69
121 Imogen FERGUSON 27:13 JW10
183 Christine LEATHLEY 31:37 VW65-69
228 Judith CAREY 36:50 VW35-39
229 Carl CAREY 36:50 VM45-49

Pendle parkrun – A total of 60 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
2 John HARTLEY 19:46 VM55-59 New PB!
11 David Ian SCOTT 24:01 VM70-74
12 Barry MITCHELL 24:05 VM70-74

Bolton parkrun – A total of 284 runners took part

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
41 Nick COLLINSON 22:41 JM11-14

Cuerden Valley parkrun – A total of 145 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
110 Eileen JONES 33:29 VW60-64 First Timer!

Dewsbury parkrun – A total of 75 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
62 Robin PRICE 32:59 VM70-74

Heaton parkrun – A total of 450 runners took part

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
194 Julie TOMAN 26:55:00 VW45-49

Lincoln parkrun – A total of 247 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
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

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
35 Julia RUSHTON 25:08 VW50-54 First Timer!

Medina I.O.W. parkrun – A total of 188 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
31 Simon WILSHAW 23:25 JM15-17

Skipton parkrun – A total of 102 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Cat Note
34 Dawn TERRY 24:00 VW50-54

 

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