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
Team Position – 2nd place (D Thompson | R Smedley | F Stubbs | L Guest
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.
Team Position – 5th place (E Dorrington| H White | S Hargreaves | K Thompson)
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.
Team Position – 4th place (M Stubbs | L Thompson | S Ashworth | N Olszewska)
A strong run from Jordan McDonald gave him a second place finish and a Lancashire vest.
Team Position 3rd Place (L PowellSmith | L Hesketh | H Leathley)
Vets Team 5th Place (L PowellSmith | A Shian | R Todd)
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.
|7||Louisa Powell Smith||L35||27:32|
|62||Katy Thompson||L60 (1st)||38:50|
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.
Sunday 10 January
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.
Burnley parkrun – A total of 291 runners took part.
|53||Reece Adam LAWRENCE||25:25||JM15-17|
|72||Charlie BIRTWISTLE||26:36||JM10||New PB!|
|282||Christine Jennifer EGERTON||43:50||VW65-69|
Pendle parkrun – A total of 79 runners took part.
Bolton parkrun – A total of 259 runners took part.
Heaton parkrun – A total of 616 runners took part.
Woodhouse Moor parkrun – A total of 425 runners took part.