Hands, knees and bumpsadaisy

We get knocked down but we get up again! Cross Country season has kicked off with some great results for the club and there have a few bumps and bruises too. Also this week, you have been branching out into cyclo-cross and triathlons and doing rather well. As always you have been spotted on the roads, trails and fells and the track to as lots of you came together for the AGM track meet.

Your Team Captains 2015/16

There are some changes to the team captains.  Angela Shian and Irene Roche are continuing their roles of Road and Cross Country Ladies Captains respectively. Jean Brown has stepped down from the Fell position and Kath Brady is now the Ladies Fell Captain.

L - Irene Roche, Angela Shian Centre - Christopher Holdsworth R- Kath Brady, Dave Motley

L – Irene Roche, Angela Shian
Centre – Christopher Holdsworth
R- Kath Brady, Dave Motley

For the men, Tom Brewster has stepped down as Men’s Road Captain and is replaced by Chris Holdsworth.  Chris Holdsworth is also taking the vacant Men’s Cross Country Captain role. Dave Motley is continuing as Men’s Fell Captain.

North West Junior Triathlon Series

Eleanor and Grace Root completed the NW Junior Triathlon series on 19th September, clocking up 19 Aquathlons/Triathlons between them. They competed in Carlisle, cycling on a tough grass course where Ellie managed to pick up a 3rd place. In the final race of the season at Salt Ayre in Lancaster, Grace put in a strong performance to come 12th in the T1’s with big sister Ellie coming 9th in a really strong field of T2’s. Both girls have worked very hard and are looking forward to the presentation evening in January where they will be able to celebrate completing the series.

L-R Grace and Ellie Root.

L-R Grace and Ellie Root.

Tuesday 22 September

Mandy Goth 5k

A quartet of our vet men took part in this 5K race that comprises a steep road climb, stony trail and two laps of the Brownhouse Wham reservoir.

Pos Name Cat Time
34 Stephen Fish MV60 24.21
39 Robert Hirst MV65 25.36
52 Ron Chappell MV65 27.39
58 Jack. McGuire MV60 29.13

Full Results

Thursday 24 September

AGM Club Track Races

Over 60 club members of all ages turned up at Seedhill track for a set of track races.

For the younger members, there was a 2k (5 lap) race held first. 20 youngsters took part. Dexta and Liberty easily took the top 2 positions, using the shorter distance as a warm up event for the racing they would be doing over the weekend. It was a first time race for a number of our younger members and they all looked to be enjoying the competition immensely, so much so that Emily Johnson got quite carried away and  completed an extra lap!

Our younger juniors at the AGM 2K race. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos Name Age Time
1 Dexta Thompson 9 7:16
2 Liberty Thompson 12 7:54
3 Nathan Kewin 10 8:39
4 Alexander Thompson 10 8:48
5 Joshua McKay 8 8:51
6 Heidi Kewin 12 9:13
7 Honey Tattersall 8 9:19
8 Eve Waters 9 9:32
9 Imogen Ferguson 10 9:33
10= Kady Thompson 8 9:47
10= Hannah Layfield 9 9:47
12 Felix Thompson 6 9:52
13 Toby Birtwistle 6 9:52
14= Rachel Stevenson 9 10:50
14= Bronia Olszewska 11 10:50
16 Millie Maccabe 8 11:32
17 Redvers Theaker 7 11:00
18 Tillie Ferguson 8 11:23
19 Holly Applegate 7 11:46
20 Emily Johnson 5 13:30

Race B was up next, this was billed as a race for club members with a 5K time of 21-30 minutes and there was a mix of junior and senior members. Ryan Clarke had a blistering run, hotly pursued by fellow juniors Simon Wilshaw and Lennon Jackson. Eleanor Root lead the girls race. They certainly gave the seniors a run for their money. First seniors were Angela Shian and Alison Dugdale with Andy Quinn leading in the senior men.

Fast Lasses at the AGM 5k. Photo by David Belshaw

Fast Lasses at the AGM 5k. Photo by David Belshaw

Race B
Pos Name Time
1 Ryan Clarke 19:44
2 Simon Wilshaw 19:49
3 Lennon Jackson 19:59
4 Eleanor Root 20:51
5 Jenson Bentham 20:59
6 Ella Dorrington 21:21
7 Claudia Bentham 21:22
8 Angela Shian 21:31
9 Alison Dugdale 21:33
10 Andy Quinn 21:50
11 Sophie Ashworth 21:58
12 Matthew Jackson 22:02
13 Jim Hickie 22:15
14 Alice Pier 22:20
15 Helana White 22:39
16 Martin Brady 22:45
17 Daniel Bradley 23:03
18 Natasha Olszewska 23:30
19 Richard Lawson 23:39
20 Tony Pilling 23:56
21 Bethany Quinn 24:40
22 Keira Stevenson 24:47
23 Elouise Pemberton 25:02
24 Harry Mason 25:45
25 Adam Stevenson 27:29
26 Jack Maguire 28:48
27 Lucy Stevenson 30:03

Race A was one for the fast guys and gals with the criteria being a sub 21 minute time. 15 club members toed the line. Danny Collinge easily led the way finishing in 16:53. Laura Hesketh was our only lady runner, finishing with a time of 18:29.

Fast Lads at the AGM 5K A Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Race A
Pos Name Time
1 Danny Collinge 16:53
2 Jordan McDonald 17:09
3 George Pier 17:34
4 Jonathan Pye 17:46
5 Terry O’Leary 18:19
6 Matthew Duckworth 18:23
7 Laura Hesketh 18:29
8 Jackson McKay 18:32
9 Dave Motley 18:55
10 Chris Snell 19:08
11 Gareth Berry 19:19
12 Sean Clare 19:08
13 Thomas Bradley 19:36
14 Kevin Davies 19:46
15 John Wilcock 20:23

Till Hill Twilight Hill Race

Till hill Twighlight race is a 4.5 mile up hill only off road race, starting in Hurst Green climbing up too the trig point on Longridge fell in time to watch the sun set on Bleasdale and weather permitting the Yorkshire three peaks.

Garry Wilkinson at the Till Hill Twilight Uphill Race

Garry Wilkinson at the Till Hill Twilight Uphill Race

Garry Wilkinson was our only competitor as this took place on the same night as the AGM track races. He came third in a time of 27:43.

Results on the Till Hill Facebook Page

Saturday 26 September

Orton Fell Race

This race takes place in Penrith and is a 6.2 miles with 846ft of climb. Wendy Dodds was our sole competitor in this fell race. She finished in 60th place (1st FV60) with a time of 28:35

Full Results

Red Rose Cross Country League – Astley Park

What a tremendous start to the cross country season! An excellent turnout of juniors meant we were able to field teams in the U11 Girls, U11 Boys, U13 Girls, U13 Boys (one of our runners is missing from the results) and U17 Men. We earned some great team positions with first places for U11 Boys, U13 Girls, U17 Men, and Over 45 Ladies. Second place positions for our Senior Men, Over 40 Men and Over 55 Ladies.

Cross Country Season begins. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Cross Country Season begins. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

There were some great individual performances as well. Dexta Thompson won the U11 Boys race with Jenson Bentham and Finlay Stubbs finishing in the top 10 to make their 1st place team position. Millie Stubbs and Liberty Thompson finished in the top ten in the U13 Girls race. Jackson McKay was 3rd in the U13 boys. Top ten finishes were the order of the day for our U17 Men team as well. Helena Leathley was our first Clayton lady finisher and new Men’s Cross Country Captain, Christopher Holdsworth, was our first Clayton male finisher. Barry Mitchell and Richard Lawson were 1st and 3rd Vet 70 men.

Alas! Three trips to the medics with a dodgy knee, a turned ankle and a fall. Everyone is  doing well, no lasting damage and, more importantly, all eager to come back and race another day!

Team Clayton - Keeping the medics busy!

Team Clayton – Keeping the medics busy!

U11 Girls – Team Position 9th

Cross country running

Rachel Stevenson in the U11 Girls Race. Photo by Chris Thompson

Pos Name Time
18 Imogen Ferguson 7:07
52 Kady Thompson 8:32
60 Rachel Stevenson 9:05
62 Millie Maccabe 9:34

U11 Boys – Team Position 1st

U11 Boys squad. Photo by Chris Thompson

U11 Boys squad. Photo by Chris Thompson

Pos Name Time
1 Dexta Thompson 5:54
7 Jenson Bentham 6:33
10 Finlay Stubbs 6:38
32 Matthew Jackson 7:17
40 Joshua McKay 7:35
49 Finan Holdsworth 8:33

U13 Girls – Team Position 1st

Millie Stubbs and Liberty Thompson in the U13 Girls race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Millie Stubbs and Liberty Thompson in the U13 Girls race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Pos Name Time
4 Millie Stubbs 10:56
7 Liberty Thompson 11:10
16 Sophie Ashworth 11:42
19 Natasha Olszewska 12:02
25 Roanna Holdsworth 12:25
34 Keira Stevenson 13:38
35 Heidi Kewin 13:39
39 Bronia Olszewska 15:37

Under 13 Boys – Team Position (should be 5th)

Jay Bowman in the U13 Boys Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Jay Bowman in the U13 Boys Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Pos Name Time
3 Jackson McKay 12:42
25 Lennon Jackson 14:22

Jay Bowman missing from results but likely position 28th time 14:34

U15 Girls

Lucy Stevenson in the U15 Girls Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Lucy Stevenson in the U15 Girls Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Pos Name Time
31 Lucy Stevenson 17:12

U15 Boys

Daniel Bradley in the U15s Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Daniel Bradley in the U15s Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Pos Name Time
25 Daniel Bradley 19:01

U17 Women

Alice Pier in the U17 Womens Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Alice Pier in the U17 Womens Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Pos Name Time
9 Alice Pier 19:21

U17 Men – Team Position 1st

Simon Wilshaw in the U17 Men's Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Simon Wilshaw in the U17 Men’s Race. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Pos Name Time
8 Curtis Holt 25:46
9 Ryan Clarke 26:41
10 Simon Wilshaw 30:10

Ladies Race

Dawn Terry and Julia Rushton. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Dawn Terry and Julia Rushton. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Pos Name Cat Time
27 Helena Leathley L 29:19
37 Angela Shian L35 29:55
40 Irene Roche L55 30:14
50 Vicky Heys L45 31:48
58 Helen Burnett L35 32:21
75 Julia Rushton L45 34:35
82 Dawn Terry L45 34:47
95 Elouise Pemberton L 36:20
117 Karin Goss L65 36:58
134 Christine Leathley L65 43:56
135 Susan Allen L55 44:10

Ladies Team Positions

A Team (Leathley/Shian/Roche) 7th  | B Team (Heys/Burnett/Rushton) 17th

Over 35 A Team (Shian/Roche/Heys) 6th | Over 35 B Team (Burnett/Rushton/Terry) 14th

Over 45 A Team (Roche/Heys/Rushton) 1st | Over 45 B Team (Terry/Goss/Leathley) 10th

Over 55 (Roche/Goss/Leathley) 2nd

Mens Races

Senior Men U20

Jordan McDonald. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Jordan McDonald. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Pos Name Time
3 Jordan McDonald 37:56
13 George Pier 48:55

Vet 70 Men

Pos Name Time
1 Barry Mitchell 30:13
3 Richard Lawson 36:28

Senior Men

Andrew Holt giving it his all in his debut for Clayton-le-Moors Harriers. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Andrew Holt giving it his all in his debut for Clayton-le-Moors Harriers. Photo by Nicholas Olszewski

Pos Name Cat Time
8 Chris Holdsworth 35:52
21 Jordan McDonald U20 37:56
28 Breton Holdsworth V40 38:32
45 David Bagot 40:08
56 Andrew Armstrong V40 41:13
57 Andrew McFarlane V40 41:19
78 Andrew Holt V40 42:46
93 Carl Helliwell V40 43:47
106 Mark Aspinall V50 44:50
108 Richard Briscoe 44:50
109 Chris Snell 45:02
129 Alan Life V50 46:09
132 Adam Shaw 46:17
150 John Wilcock V50 47:49
152 George Pier U20 47:55
154 Michael Clarke V40 48:13
164 Stephen White V60 48:59
179 Chris Paul 50:08
186 Peter Browning V50 50:55
192 James Hickie V50 51:48
207 Martin Brady V50 53:39
208 David Scott V70 53:43
242 Doug Monroe V60 1:03:36

Men’s Team Positions

Team A (Holdsworth/McDonald/Holdsworth/Bagot/Armstrong/McFarlane) 2nd

Team B (Holt/Helliwell/Aspinal/Briscoe/Snell/Life) 17th

Over 40

Team A (Holdsworth/Armstrong/McFarlane/Holt) 2nd 

Team B (Helliwell/Aspinall/Life/Wilcock) 12th

Over 50

Team A (Aspinall/Life/Wilcock) 5th

Team B (White/Browning/Hickie) 11th

Over 60

(White/Scott/Monroe) 3rd

Full Results

Ron Hill’s 77th Birthday 5K

With the first race of the cross country season already clashing with our club race at Theiveley Pike, just the great man himself took part in his eponymous birthday 5k.

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Full Results

Thieveley Pike Fell Race

Report from Michelle Butschok

L-R Michelle Butschok, Sarah Whittaker, Rachel Todd

L-R Michelle Butschok, Sarah Whittaker, Rachel Todd

This was my 2nd attempt at Thieveley Pike Fell Race; loved it the 1st time and it didn’t disappoint this time round. There was great weather for it and a great turnout. The 3rd hill is still a tough sting in the tail but I managed to pass a couple up the hill and beat last year’s time, as did my fellow Claytoner Rachel Todd so smiles all round!

Pos Name Cat Time
10 Alan Life M50 37:33
16 Mike Wallis M55 38:32
38 Andy Bradley M45 42:02
44 Sean Clare M50 43:03
65 Andrew Howarth M55 45:49
79 Alison Dugdale F45 47:38
82 Peter Dugdale M55 48:00
86 Stephen Fish M60 49:57
89 Andrew Firth M55 50:36
99 Kath Brady F50 53:28
100 Rachel Todd F40 53:35
104 Sarah Whittaker F 54:59
113 Michelle Butschok F40 61:23

Full Results

Sunday 27 September

3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross

The 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross is staged in the Yorkshire Dales National Park every year at the end of September. It is the toughest and biggest Cyclo-Cross event in the UK. Three of our club members took part in this 38 mile course, of which 34 is rideable (20 cross and 18 road) and 5000 feet of climbing thrown in just for fun!

Cyclo-cross

Ryan Belshaw who suffered a number of punctures at the 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross. Photo by David Belshaw

Paul Hesketh finished in under 4 hours giving him 1st class status. Neil Hardiman and Ryan Belshaw finished under 5 hours giving them 2nd class status. All finishers over 5 hours are given a merit so well done to all three of you!

Paul Hesketh at the 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross. Photo by David Belshaw

Paul Hesketh at the 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos Name No Cat Elapsed
123 Paul Hesketh 219 MV50 03:53:32
216 Neil Hardiman 114 MV40 04:16:09
388 Ryan Belshaw 284 M 04:51:15

Full Results

English Schools Fell Running Championships

Report from Vicky McKay

English Schools Fell Championship race took place at Mytholmroyd. Jackson Mckay was up against the fantastic Bofra runners that he has been chasing all fell season (Fraser Sproul ,Sam Smith and Alexander Thompson). He managed to beat 2 of them to come 3rd. Fraser 1st and a boy from Bradford 2nd. A fantastic achievement as it was 3k with unforgiving hills. Well done Jackson xx

Jackson McKay in the Year 7 Race at the English Schools Fell Championships. Photo by Woodentops

Jackson McKay in the Year 7 Race at the English Schools Fell Championships. Photo by Woodentops

Well done to Briony Holt for her fantastic first half only to be snatched away with a superman dive. Great way to descend though in the back of the Mountain Rescue Vehicle. Hope it is not as bad as it looks, you did yourself proud though with the way you behaved. You will have to show them next year!

Briony Holt at the English Schools Fell Running Championships (pre-fall). photo by Woodentops

Briony Holt at the English Schools Fell Running Championships (pre-fall). photo by Woodentops

Awaiting results

Kendal Sprint Triathlon

Nikki Kay took art in this event which involved a 400m swim, 18K bike ride and 5k run.

Nikki Kay at the Kendal Sprint Triathlon

Nikki Kay at the Kendal Sprint Triathlon. Photo by James Kirby

She reports;

It was a very well organised, friendly, and welcoming event. Unfortunately, I hadn’t put the training in and so didn’t perform greatly. I finished in 1 hour 54. But that didn’t matter – it was a learning curve and a very enjoyable one at that. The great thing about a triathlon is that you all start at different times and so whilst out on the course no one really knows where you are position wise and everyone is so friendly. I will definitely be signing up for more.. with a little more preparation next time.

Full Results

Littleborough 10K

Described by the organisers as a fast and picturesque course that is run on good runnable roads, paths and some country lanes. The course, after the first start section is on a small gradual decline in terms of elevation. This makes the race feel down hill and makes for a really enjoyable running experience.

Dan Balshaw had a good run finishing in third place with a time of 36:16 and he was joined by fellow clubmates Stephen Biscomb, Ian Hargreaves and Elouise Pemberton.

Pos Name Cat Time
3 Dan Balshaw M 35:16.2
36 Stephen Biscomb M60 43:67.3
8 Ian Hargreaves M60 52:00.2
100 Elouise Pemberton F 54:09.7

Full Results

Run Preston 2K Run

Congratulations to junior member Helana White who came second after battling it out with another junior girl from Blackburn Harriers.

Run Preston – 5K Race

Great runs from juniors Dexta and Liberty Thompson at this popular 5k event in Preston. Marion Wilkinson was our sole senior runner.

Pos Name Cat Time
12 Dexta Thompson 20:30
31 Liberty Thompson 23:11
133 Marion Wilkinson V70 30:34

Run Preston – 10K Race

An outstanding run from Lennon Jackson in his first ever 10K on his 12th birthday in 117th place with a time of 45:13.

Lennon Jackson at the Run Preston 10K

Amanda Duffy was our first senior finisher in 46:36.  Lee Moore was our first senior male in 48:33.  Clare Wilson is missing from the results but completed around the 53 minute mark and Kevin O’Brien finished a shade over the 1 hour mark.

Pos Name Cat Time
117 Lennon Jackon M 45:13
154 Amanda Duffy FV35 46:36
212 Lee Moore MV35 48:33
731 Kevin O’Brien V70 1:02:07

*Clare Wilson is missing from the results.

Results (Facebook Post)

Sutton Park 10K

The race begins and ends in the picturesque North Yorkshire village of Sutton on the Forest. The route includes parkland tracks through Sutton Park and Forest, quiet roads and parts of a former airfield.

Julie Toman took part in this multi-terrain 10K

AWAITING RESULTS

Parkrun roundup

Some great results and PBs at Burnley parkrun this week but were they chasing the nuns or running away from them?? Who knows…

Burnley nuns on the parkrun.

Burnley nuns on the parkrun.

Not much action further afield this week. John Hartley continues to dominate the top spot at Pendle and there were Harriers spotted at Witton, Dewsbury, Fell Foot and Penrith this week

Burnley parkrun – A total of 284 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
2 Jonathan PYE 17:58 SM25-29
3 Richard STEVENSON 18:08 VM40-44 New PB!
5 Terry O’LEARY 18:38 VM35-39 New PB!
10 Kevin DAVIES 19:35 VM50-54
16 Nick ROSCOE 20:11 VM45-49
23 Andrew FOSTER 20:36 VM45-49
25 Andrew WEBSTER 20:59 VM45-49 New PB!
31 Gordon BARRETT 21:33 VM50-54
32 Donna RILEY 21:37 VW50-54
50 Martin BRADY 22:51 VM50-54
54 Julie DAWES 23:07 VW45-49
86 Andrew TAYLOR 24:47 VM55-59
95 Donna AIREY 25:10 SW30-34
105 Donna SCOTT 25:53 VW50-54
108 Jackie KERSHAW 25:59 VW45-49 New PB!
135 Aaron LUNDIE 27:33 JM11-14
167 Toby BIRTWISTLE 28:51 JM10 First Timer!
168 Justin BIRTWISTLE 28:53 VM40-44 First Timer!
174 Nicola KAY 29:10 SW30-34
180 Marion WILKINSON 29:39 VW70-74
201 Adam STEVENSON 30:59 JM11-14
233 Valerie LAWSON 33:25 VW70-74 New PB!
242 Chris SNELL 34:02 VM35-39
263 Sean CLARE 38:16 VM50-54
283 Christine Jennifer EGERTON 42:07 VW65-69

Pendle parkrun – A total of 43 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
1 John HARTLEY 19:58 VM55-59
18 Molly HESKETH 27:17 JW11-14

Witton parkrun – A total of 159 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
61 Julie TOMAN 27:35 VW45-49

Dewsbury parkrun – A total of 83 runners took part

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
79 Robin PRICE 35:17 VM70-74

Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge – A total of 144 runners took part

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
123 Eileen JONES 32:17 VW60-64

Penrith parkrun – A total of 86 runners took part

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
47 Jude ASHWORTH 25:53 VW55-59 First Timer!

 

 

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