Triumphant torchlight and trails

Wow! Two wins in a week for Danny Collinge at the Torchlight 5K and also at the East Lancs Hospice 10K – he’s on fire at the moment. Large turnouts of our club members at these events secured more wins across all age categories as well. Briony Holt is enjoying a return to form as she won her race at Whitestones this week. The future is looking bright for Clayton-le-Moors Harriers

Wednesday 20 January

Towneley Torchlight 5K

200 runners turned out on a very cold and frosty evening to take part in the Towneley Torchlight 5k to help raise money for Pendleside Hospice in memory of local runner and photographer Pete Hartley, organised by our coach John Roche. The route was marked out with glow sticks and most runners donned head torches and reflective gear – there was even someone with fairy lights. The sparkle from the frosty evening added an extra touch of shimmer to a great event enjoyed by all the participants.

L-R Leanne Cottam, Helen Burnett, James Boult, Carl Carey, Judith Carey. Photo by David Belshaw

L-R Leanne Cottam, Helen Burnett, James Boult, Carl Carey, Judith Carey. Photo by David Belshaw

53 Clayton-le-Moors Harriers ventured into the darkness to take part. Danny Collinge flew round the course to take the win in a time of 16:10 with Tom Brewster, George Pier, Jonathan Pye, Louisa Powell-Smith and Sean Clare all finishing in the top 10. Louisa was the first lady finisher and George Pier was the first Junior Male. Sean Clare was 1st Vet 50, Roger Brewster was 1st Vet 60, Julie Dawes was 1st lady Vet 45, Helen Burnett was 1st lady Vet 40, Jean Knightley was 1st lady Vet 55, and Anita Jones was 1st lady Vet 60.

Clayton Juniors at the Torchlight 5K, a trail of headtorches behind them. Photo by David Belshaw

Clayton Juniors at the Torchlight 5K. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos    Name    Cat    CatPos    Time   
1 Danny Collinge M (001/033) 00:16:10
3 Tom Brewster M (003/033) 00:17:34
4 George Pier MJ (001/014) 00:18:09
5 Jonathan Pye M (004/033) 00:18:39
6 Louisa Powell-Smith F35 (001/022) 00:19:00
9 Sean Clare M50 (001/013) 00:20:08
11 John Wilcock M50 (003/013) 00:20:48
13 Roger Brewster M60 (001/002) 00:21:09
14 Robert Kay M45 (002/009) 00:21:13
16 James Boult M (006/033) 00:21:39
17 Chris Paul M (007/033) 00:21:40
19 Reece Lawrence MJ (004/014) 00:22:08
20 Matthew Jackson MJ (005/014) 00:22:13
21 Jackson McKay MJ (006/014) 00:22:14
28 Robert Morrison M40 (002/011) 00:22:53
31 Darren Rushton M45 (004/009) 00:23:02
32 Amanda Duffy F35 (002/022) 00:23:08
34 Helen O’Rourke F (002/030) 00:24:10
35 Orlaith O’Mahoney F (003/030) 00:24:12
38 Lynsey Birtwistle F35 (003/022) 00:24:23
40 Carl Carey M (014/033) 00:24:26
42 Julie Dawes F45 (001/022) 00:24:27
46 Bianca Bennett F (004/030) 00:24:46
47 Liberty Thompson FJ (003/013) 00:24:47
48 Lennon Jackson MJ (008/014) 00:24:54
49 Sophie Ashworth FJ (004/013) 00:24:57
50 Natasha Olszewska FJ (005/013) 00:24:59
51 Andrew Taylor M55 (002/005) 00:25:06
54 Ian Hargreaves M50 (005/013) 00:25:15
55 Helen Burnett F40 (001/015) 00:25:16
56 Helana White FJ (006/013) 00:25:16
57 Colin White M40 (005/011) 00:25:17
59 Martin O’Rourke M55 (003/005) 00:25:30
60 Jean Knightley F55 (001/003) 00:25:31
63 Donna Airey F35 (004/022) 00:25:39
71 Justin Birtwistle M40 (006/011) 00:26:15
77 Joanne Bennett F45 (005/022) 00:26:40
78 Janine Pollard F45 (006/022) 00:26:40
80 Keiran Rigby M (020/033) 00:27:10
87 Paul Walsh M60 (002/002) 00:27:34
90 Tony Pilling M50 (011/013) 00:27:44
91 Danny Pilkington M (022/033) 00:27:47
94 Deborah Greenwood F45 (007/022) 00:27:59
99 Leanne Cottam F35 (008/022) 00:28:30
103 Philip Naylor M (024/033) 00:28:41
106 Natasha Newell F40 (004/015) 00:29:01
109 Julie Toman F45 (008/022) 00:29:03
120 Anita Jones F60 (001/002) 00:30:06
151 Sharon Wilson F40 (009/015) 00:32:10
159 Judith Carey F35 (019/022) 00:32:47
161 Bronia Olszewska FJ (012/013) 00:32:50
162 Adrienne Olszewska F45 (014/022) 00:32:57
170 Jane Pier F45 (016/022) 00:33:20

Full Results

Saturday 23 January

Blakes Heaven Fell Race

Fell captain Dave Motley had a solo run in this 4.4mile race with 1463ft of ascent. He finished in 16th place with a time of 39:55 in a field of 99 runners.

Full Results

PFO Orienteering

Well done to junior member Christopher Brown who took part in the Pendle Forest Orienteers event finishing in 5th place in the Park Score event.

Full Results

Sunday 24 January

East Lancashire Hospice 10K

There was a whopping turnout of 47 Clayton-le-Moors Harriers at this popular local fundraising 10K. 19 junior runners and 28 seniors took part.

Danny Collinge leading from the start at the East Lancashire Hospice 10K. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Danny Collinge leading from the start at the East Lancashire Hospice 10K. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Junior Race

There was some fabulous running from our juniors who had a blast on the two lap course. Age category wins for Dexta Thompson, Jenson Bentham, and Lucy Stevenson and a team prize for the boys.

Clayton Juniors with honorary junior Jack Maguire at the East Lancs Hospice 2K race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Clayton Juniors with honorary junior Jack Maguire at the East Lancs Hospice 2K race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Pos Name Cat Cat Pos Time
1 Dexta Thompson (male) U12 1 06:48.8
4 Lennon Jackson (male) U14 1 07:23.3
5 Lee Bentham (Jenson) (male) U10 1 07:31.8
7 Ella Dorrington (female) U12 2 07:37.4
8 Sophie Ashworth (female) U14 2 07:47.3
11 Natasha Olszewska (female) U14 3 07:52.0
12 Matthew Jackson (male) U10 3 07:52.9
13 Summer Hargreaves (female) U12 3 07:57.9
14 Helana White (female) U 10 1 07:58.9
15 Charlie Birtwistle (male) U12 3 07:59.0
16 Liberty Thompson (female) U14 4 07:59.1
22 Keira Stevenson (female) U12 6 09:02.0
24 Jake Anforth (male) U10 7 09:05.4
30 Lucy Stevenson (female) U16 1 09:52.9
31 Rachel Stevenson (female) U12 8 10:10.3
32 Bronia Olszewska (female) U12 9 10:10.8
40* Adam Stevenson (male) U14 6 55:19.4

* Looks like an error with the chip timer. This is clearly a 10K time and not 2K. Photos taken on the day towards the end of the course suggest that Adam was in between Ella Dorrington and Sophie Ashworth.

Senior Race

Over 450 runners took part in the 10K race. The Clayton men had a really strong performance with Danny Collinge leading throughout and finishing with a clear 30 second lead over second place runner Philip Eccleston from Burden Road Runners. After a sizeable gap the leading pack began to reach the finish with top ten finishes for Jordan McDonald and Jacob Watson giving our men’s team a first place finish (D Collinge, J McDonald, J Watson).

The U23 team at the East Lancs Hospice 10K. L-R Danny Collinge, George Pier, Jordan McDonald. Photo courtesy of Jason Pier

The winning U23 team at the East Lancs Hospice 10K. L-R Danny Collinge, George Pier, Jordan McDonald. Photo courtesy of Jason Pier

Richard Stevenson was our next man in and took the 1st V40 position as well. John Hartley was 1st Vet55 and Stephen Ainsworth was 1st Vet 60.

East Lancs 10K

Team Clayton in action. L-R Robert Morrison, Amanda Duffy and Colin White

Our first lady finisher was Helen O’Rourke who was 90th postion overall, 10th lady, with a time of 46:32.8. Our ladies team (H O’Rourke, A Duffy, A Shian) finished in 3rd place.

Pos Name Cat Cat Pos Time
1 Danny Collinge MU23 1 34:20.4
8 Jordan McDonald MU23 2 37:19.8
9 Jacob Watson M 6 37:26.0
15 Richard Stevenson M40 1 38:12.4
20 John Hartley M55 1 38:52.7
22 Jonathan Cleaver M 12 38:59.4
24 George Pier MU23 3 39:03.3
27 Carl Helliwell M40 6 39:14.5
33 Chris Snell M 15 40:55.8
37 Daniel Plant M 18 41:28.1
44 Stephen Ainsworth M60 1 42:45.0
58 Robert Kay M50 7 44:10.2
69 James Boult MU23 5 45:02.5
70 Andy Quinn M45 8 45:02.9
82 Richard Brisco M 29 46:00.4
90 Helen O’Rourke W 3 46:32.8
115 Amanda Duffy W35 2 47:59.3
123 Angela Shian W35 3 48:27.2
129 Colin White M40 21 48:47.1
148 Rachel Todd W40 9 50:33.2
150 Donna Airey W35 5 50:41.3
176 Lee Moore M40 30 52:18.4
178 Ian Hargreaves M50 22 52:24.9
194 Jane Ryan W35 8 53:13.3
247 Stuart Barker M50 27 56:18.1
305 Robert Hirst M65 5 01:00:13.1
309 Sarah Helliwell W 21 01:00:35.1
351 Philip Naylor M 60 01:03:52.4

Full Results

Whitestone Fell Race

A return to form for Briony Holt after sustaining an injury during the English Schools Fell Running Championship race. She had a great run in this race organised by Helm Hill and part of the Kendal Winter Series of race finishing as first girl.

Briony Holt in action at the Whitestones Fell Race. Photo by Andrew Holt

Briony Holt in action at the Whitestones Fell Race. Photo by Andrew Holt

Awaiting Results

Hunters 10K

Formerly known as the Welcome Tavern 10K, 240 runners took part in this Preston based 10K road race. Daniel Isherwood was our sole representative at this event finishing in 34th place with a time of 39:44

Full Results

Parkrun roundup

Lots of our club members out and about at parkruns this weekend. Some of them warming up for other events, others out for a new PB and even a bit of parkrun tourism going on as well.

Burnley parkrun – A total of 305 runners took part.

A trio of Clayton Harriers racing at Burnley parkrun. L-R Dexta Thompson, Jon Cleaver and Kevin Davies. Photo by David Belshaw

A trio of Clayton Harriers racing towards a top 10 finish at Burnley parkrun. L-R Dexta Thompson, Jon Cleaver and Kevin Davies. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
1 David BAGOT 17:50 SM20-24 New PB!
3 Jonathan PYE 19:10 SM25-29
4 Kevin DAVIES 19:16 VM50-54
5 Jonathan CLEAVER 19:25 VM35-39 New PB!
7 Dexta THOMPSON 20:09 JM10
13 Simon WILSHAW 21:07 JM15-17
25 Reece Adam LAWRENCE 22:09 JM15-17
28 Andy QUINN 22:38 VM40-44
34 Andrew WEBSTER 22:59 VM45-49
37 James BOULT 23:12 SM20-24
41 Robert MORRISON 23:21 VM40-44
44 Julie DAWES 23:33 VW45-49
47 Matthew JACKSON 23:40 JM10
48 Liberty THOMPSON 23:50 JW11-14
50 Sophie ASHWORTH 23:58 JW11-14
62 Natasha OLSZEWSKA 24:21 JW11-14
65 Charlie BIRTWISTLE 24:25 JM10 New PB!
66 Carl CAREY 24:26 VM45-49
67 Lennon JACKSON 24:28 JM11-14
70 Ian HARGREAVES 24:45 VM50-54
85 Andrew TAYLOR 25:27 VM55-59
96 David Ian SCOTT 25:58 VM70-74
97 Lisa JOHNSON 26:00 VW40-44
103 Beth QUINN 26:20 JW15-17
104 Donna SCOTT 26:27 VW50-54
105 Adam STEVENSON 26:33 JM11-14
109 Aaron LUNDIE 26:47 JM11-14 New PB!
110 Annabel WILCOCK 26:52 JW15-17
111 John WILCOCK 26:52 VM50-54
112 Toby BIRTWISTLE 26:53 JM10 New PB!
113 Justin BIRTWISTLE 26:54 VM40-44 New PB!
117 Stuart HARTLEY 26:59 VM55-59
129 Nicola THOMPSON 27:17 SW30-34 New PB!
150 Diane ORRELL 28:27 SW30-34
157 Adrienne OLSZEWSKA 28:55 VW45-49
184 Bronia OLSZEWSKA 30:27 JW11-14
196 Judith CAREY 31:22 VW35-39 New PB!
242 Mike HOLDEN 34:31 VM50-54
267 Valerie LAWSON 37:20 VW70-74

Dewsbury parkrun – A total of 108 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
106 Robin PRICE 39:18 VM70-74

Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge – A total of 89 runners took part

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
17 Wendy DODDS 25:02 VW65-69
59 Eileen JONES 32:37 VW60-64

Lancaster parkrun – A total of 363 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
183 Doug MUNROE 31:03 VM65-69 First Timer!

Pendle parkrun – A total of 73 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
4 John HARTLEY 21:03 VM55-59
8 Paul HESKETH 21:53 VM50-54
29 Dawn TERRY 27:55 VW50-54
48 Christine Jennifer EGERTON 33:12 VW65-69
59 Christine LEATHLEY 34:45 VW65-69

Penrith parkrun – A total of 166 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
121 Nicola KAY 33:47 SW30-34 First Timer!

Witton parkrun – A total of 113 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
60 Yvonne WICKHAM 31:11 VW50-54

Woodbank parkrun – A total of 169 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
152 Ron HILL 34:32 VM75-79

Woodhouse Moor parkrun – A total of 429 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
1 Jonny MCKENNA 16:42 SM25-29

 

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