Brrr…it’s been a chilly weekend with sub-zero temperatures and plenty of snow. Winter, it seems, is finally here. Not a problem for us – we are a truly hardy bunch. An excellent set of results at the Clayton-le-Moors fixture in the Mid Lancs Leagues just goes to show there’s snow holding us back!
Saturday 16 January
A half dozen Clayton-le-Moors Harriers took part in the Hebden. This is a challenge event that offers a choice of a 15 mile or 22 mile route and is organised by the Long Distance Walkers Association. The event is a firm favourite with runners and walkers alike and regularly sells out.
Conditions were excellent for this year’s event being nicely crisp and frosty. Neil Hardiman said he barely got his feet wet. All of our runners did the longer challenge.
Mid Lancs Cross Country League – Wilson Playing Fields
Team Position 2nd place (E Dorrington | H White | S Hargreaves)
Ella Dorrington continues to run well finishing in third place on a very chilly and frosty morning at Wilson’s playing fields. Along with Ella, team mates Helana White and Summer Hargreaves ran well giving the U11 girls’ team second place. Kady Thompson, Rachel Stevenson and Millie Maccabe completed the U11 girls’ squad.
Team Position 1st place ( D Thompson | C Brown | R Smedley)
Dexta Thompson continued his winning streak with Christopher Brown and Robbie Smedley earning the U11 boys’ team first place. Matthew Jackson, Jenson Bentham and Joshua McKay completed the U11 Boys’ squad.
Team Position 4th Place (L Thompson | S Ashworth | C Bentham)
A couple of strong runs gave Liberty Thompson and Sophie Ashworth top twenty finishes in the U13 Girls’ race. Claudia Bentham, Natasha Olszewska and Roanna Holdsworth battling for the third counter position finished together with Claudia just grabbing victory. Keira Stevenson and Bronia Olszewska completed the U13 girls’ squad.
Team Position 8th place (J McKay | J Bowman | L Jackson)
Jackson McKay finished in fourth in the U13 Boys’ race with Jay Bowman and Lennon Jackson earning the team 8th place overall. Adam Stevenson completed the U13 boys’s squad.
Briony Holt ran well and finished in second place with Eleanor Root in eleventh.
Thomas and Daniel Bradley ran in the U15 Boy’s race finishing in 15th and 20th places respectively.
Team Position 2nd place (C Holt | S Wilshaw | R Lawrence)
Some solid performances from our U17 men was rewarded with a 2nd place team position.
Senior Men U20
Team Position 1st Place ( J McDonald | J Boyle | G Pier)
Top 10 finishes for all of our U20 men and a first place for their team. A very strong performance from our younger runners. Watch out senior men!
Senior Ladies Race
Team ‘A’ – 9th Place (H Leathley | A Shian | I Roche)
Team ‘B’ – 17th Place (H Burnett | N Gill | R Todd)
Over 35 – 7th Place (A Shian | I Roche | H Burnett)
Over 45 – 4th Place (I Roche | N Gill | J Rushton)
Over 55 – 2nd Place ( I Roche | Karin Goss | S Allen)
Another great set of results for our ladies. Two teams place in the senior races and across all the age groups. A great day for our tangerine ladies.
Senior Men’s Race
Team ‘A’ – 1st Place (C Holdsworth | J McDonald | J Boyle | B Holdsworth | G Pier | D Motley)
Team ‘B’ – 6th Place (P Hall | C Helliwell | R Stevenson | A Orr | C Snell | S Clare)
Over 40 – 2nd Place (B Holdsworth | P Hall | C Helliwell | R Stevenson)
Over 50 – 2nd Place (P Hall | S Clare | A Life )
Really great results for our senior men from U20 to Over 50. Cross Country Captain leading by example with a fantastic 3rd place finish and a first place finish for the senior mens team. Our ‘B’ team also performed well, finishing in 6th place overall. Our V40 and V50 teams both placed second in their respective categories. Well done!
Vet 70 Men
Well done to Richard Lawson who was 2nd Vet70.
Sunday 17 January
Giggleswick School Fell Race
The Soreen Stanbury Splash race is celebrated its 33rd birthday on 17th January 2016 and prides itself on with being associated with Soreen. The 7 mile race is affectionately known as the Soreen Malt Loaf Run to runners young and old who just love the fruity taste of a Malt Loaf. Over the years the junior and senior races have introduced thousands of runners to the joys of fell running and seen superstars like Triathlon Olympians Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee; National and GB Internationals Ian Holmes, Robert Jebb, Tom Adams, Colin Donnelly, Jack Maitland, Mary Wilkinson, and Jo Buckley; and former World Champions Victoria Wilkinson and Carol Greenwood, make their mark in sport.
Snowy conditions did not deter a small but hardy group of our junior and senior runners from taking part in this popular early season race.
U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18 Race
Burnley parkrun – A total of 217 runners took part.
|57||Charlie BIRTWISTLE||25:01||JM10||New PB!|
|88||Toby BIRTWISTLE||27:09||JM10||New PB!|
|89||Justin BIRTWISTLE||27:09||VM40-44||New PB!|
|117||Jack MCGUIRE||29:15||VM60-64||New PB!|
Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge – A total of 79 runners took part.
Pendle parkrun – A total of 45 runners took part.
Skipton parkrun – A total of 152 runners took part.
|15||Roger James BREWSTER||21:36||VM60-64|
Woodhouse Moor parkrun – A total of 449 runners took part
|4||David BAGOT||17:25||SM20-24||New PB!|
Witton parkrun – A total of 103 runners took part.
|2||Garry R WILKINSON||20:17||VM50-54|