A Winning Start

What a great way to kick off 2016! Medals galore at the Lancashire Cross Country Championships from U11s to Vet runners. A great turnout of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers with runners in all categories and a successful day for the club. That’s not all; you have also been out on the roads, parks and fells as always.

Saturday 9 January

Lancashire Cross Country Championships

We had an excellent turnout for the Lancashire Cross Country Championships at Witton Park in Blackburn. We put in some excellent performances and left with plenty of medals and smiles from an enjoyable championship competition.

We had Gold medals for both the U11 Girls and Boys events for Dexta Thompson and Ella Dorrington. Katy Thompson was 1st lady Vet 60.

Silver Medals for U20 Jordan McDonald, Louisa Powell- Smith (2nd L35), Karin Goss (2nd L65), U11 Boys Team and the Vet Mens Team. Jordan McDonald  nd Louisa Powell-Smith earning themselves a Lancashire Vest.

Bronze medals for Susan Allen (3rd L55), Christine Leathley (3rd L65) and the Clayton Ladies Team

U11 Boys

Team Position – 2nd place (D Thompson | R Smedley | F Stubbs | L Guest

U11 Boys at the start line. Photo by Nicola Thompson

U11 Boys at the start line. Photo by Nicola Thompson

A superb run from Dexta Thompson made him the U11 boys champion and with strong performances from his clubmates there was a second place finish for the team. Well done to new members Robbie Smedley and Luke Guest.

Dexta Thompson, U11 Champion. Photo by Nicola Thompson

Dexta Thompson, U11 Champion. Photo by Nicola Thompson

Pos Name Time
1 Dexta Thompson 7:00
8 Robbie Smedley 7:38
18 Finlay Stubbs 7:59
25 Luke Guest 8:21
28 Matthew Jackson 8:25
35 Joshua McKay 9:11

U11 Girls

Team Position – 5th place (E Dorrington| H White | S Hargreaves | K Thompson)

U11 Girls ready for the off. Photo by Alan Dorrington

U11 Girls ready for the off. Photo by Alan Dorrington

Another champion in the U11 girls race with Ella Dorrington putting in a very self-assured performance to take first place. Solid backup from her team mates gave the girls 5th team position.

Ella Dorrington, U11 Champion. Photo by Alan Dorrington

Pos Name Time
1 Ella Dorrington 7:26
19 Helana White 8:07
35 Summer Hargreaves 8:53
41 Kady Thompson 9:10

U13 Boys

Pos Name Time
10 Jackson McKay 12:56
34 Lennon Jackson 15:52

U13 Girls

Team Position – 4th place (M Stubbs | L Thompson | S Ashworth | N Olszewska)

U13 Girls at the start line. Photo by Nicola Thompson

U13 Girls at the start line. Photo by Nicola Thompson

Pos Name Time
15 Millie Stubbs 14:51
19 Liberty Thompson 15:36
22 Sophie Ashworth 15:50
35 Natasha Olszewska 17:24
38 Claudia Bentham 17:32
44 Roanna Holdsworth 19:34
46 Bronia Olszewska 22:10

U15 Boys

Pos Name Time
21 Thomas Bradley 16:12

U15 Girls

Ellie Root in the U15 Girls Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Ellie Root in the U15 Girls Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos Name Time
6 Briony Holt 16:06
18 Eleanor Root 17:45

U17 Men

Pos Name Time
23 Curtis Holt 24:24
25 Ryan Clarke 26:26

U20 Men

A strong run from Jordan McDonald gave him a second place finish and a Lancashire vest.

Jordan McDonald, silver medallist, at the Lancashire Cross Country Championships. Photo by David Belshaw

Jordan McDonald, silver medallist, at the Lancashire Cross Country Championships. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos Name Time
2 Jordan McDonald 37:58

U20 Ladies

 

Pos Name Time
10 Bethany Quinn 37:27

Ladies Race

Team Position  3rd Place (L PowellSmith | L Hesketh | H Leathley)

Vets Team 5th Place (L PowellSmith | A Shian | R Todd)

Bronze Medallists, L-R Louisa Powell-Smith, Laura Hesketh, Helena Leathley. Photos by David Belshaw

Bronze Medallists, L-R Louisa Powell-Smith, Laura Hesketh, Helena Leathley. Photos by David Belshaw

A great set of results for our ladies with new member Louisa Powell-Smith storming to a 7th place finish and first Clayton Lady. She was the 2nd L35 and earned herself a Lancashire vest to boot. Laura Hesketh and Helena Leathley gave the ladies team third place.  Katy Thompson claimed 1st L60 with awards for fellow lady vets Karin Goss, Susan Allen and Christine Leathley.

Pos Name Cat Time
7 Louisa Powell Smith L35 27:32
13 Laura Hesketh L 29:09
21 Helena Leathley L 30:50
42 Angela Shian L35 34:17
45 Elizabeth Mullan L 34:36
52 Bianca Bennett L 35:57
58 Bethany Quinn L 37:27
59 Rachel Todd L40 37:30
62 Katy Thompson L60 (1st) 38:50
69 Sarah Helliwell L 42:15
70 Karin Goss L62 42:34
73 Susan Allen L55 45:25
75 Christine Leathley L65 57:05

Mens Race

Team Position 5th (C Holdsworth | J McDonald | A Stubbs | B Holdsworth | D Motley | P Hall)

Vets Team 2nd Place (A Stubbs | B Holdsworth | P Hall | C Helliwell)

Top twenty finishes for Christopher Holdsworth and Jordan McDonald helped the team to a respectable 5th place finish. Our vet men were very strong and finished in 2nd place overall.

 

Silver Medallist Vet Men Carl Helliwell and Andrew Stubbs. Photo by Sarah Helliwell

Pos Name Cat Time
14 Christopher Holdsworth M 37:14
19 Jordan McDonald U20 37:58
36 Andrew Stubbs MV45 39:12
49 Breton Holdsworth MV40 40:47
59 Dave Motley M 41:51
63 Philip Hall V50 42:23
74 Carl Helliwell MV40 43:23
75 Garry Wilkinson MV50 43:38
93 Jon Cleaver M 45:29
99 Alan Life MV50 46:31
116 John Wilcock MV50 50:25
119 Andy Quinn MV40 51:02
122 James Hickie MV55 52:20
126 Andrew Howarth MV55 53:05
135 Richard Briscoe M 55:39
146 Doug Monroe V65 1:05:44

 

http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2016/lancs.pdf

Sunday 10 January

Garstang 10K

A trio of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers took part in this 10K in Garstang in a field of over 500 runners. Some last minute pumping out on the waterlogged course enabled the event to go ahead. First Clayton finisher was Jacob Watson who finished in 15th place with a time of 37:47. Newcomer Daniel Isherwood was 50th in 40:39 and the trio was completed by Colin White who finished 195th with a time of 47:30.

Pos Name Cat Time
16 Jacob Watson M 0:37:47
50 Daniel Isherwood M 0:40:39
195 Colin White V40 0:47:30

 

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Parkrun roundup

Burnley parkrun – A total of 291 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
1 Richard STEVENSON 19:15 VM40-44
2 Jonathan PYE 19:33 SM25-29
5 Kevin DAVIES 20:27 VM50-54
7 Gareth BERRY 20:43 VM35-39
15 James BOULT 22:41 SM20-24
18 Donna RILEY 23:04 VW50-54
31 Martin BRADY 24:05 VM50-54
43 Julie DAWES 24:36 VW45-49
52 Ian HARGREAVES 25:19 VM50-54
53 Reece Adam LAWRENCE 25:25 JM15-17
60 Nathan KEWIN 25:48 JM10
68 Andrew TAYLOR 26:14 VM55-59
72 Charlie BIRTWISTLE 26:36 JM10 New PB!
79 Carl CAREY 26:58 VM45-49
80 Annabel WILCOCK 26:59 JW15-17
82 John WILCOCK 27:03 VM50-54
83 Donna AIREY 27:03 VW35-39
115 Ron CHAPPELL 28:53 VM65-69
117 Toby BIRTWISTLE 28:58 JM10
118 Justin BIRTWISTLE 28:59 VM40-44
127 Heidi KEWIN 29:29 JW11-14
128 Keira STEVENSON 29:30 JW10
129 Philip NAYLOR 29:30 VM35-39
161 Robert HIRST 31:14 VM65-69
162 Stuart BARKER 31:15 VM45-49
173 Rachel STEVENSON 32:19 JW10
194 Judith CAREY 33:26 VW35-39
257 Mike HOLDEN 39:13 VM50-54
282 Christine Jennifer EGERTON 43:50 VW65-69

 

Pendle parkrun – A total of 79 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
3 John HARTLEY 21:35 VM55-59
17 Paul HESKETH 24:36 VM50-54

 

Bolton parkrun – A total of 259 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
69 Nerina GILL 26:06 VW45-49

 

Heaton parkrun – A total of 616 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
113 Stephen GREEN 24:07 VM60-64
233 Julie TOMAN 27:34 VW45-49

 

Woodhouse Moor parkrun – A total of 425 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
3 David BAGOT 17:31 SM20-24

 

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