Everything is awesome…

…everything is cool when you’re part of a team! It’s been a week of making your presence felt in variety of events. You have been representing the county, competing in the FRA junior championships, running in teams at the Calderdale relay, and turning the Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix tangerine.

Tuesday 10 May

Mearley Clough Fell Race

Inaugurated by Clayton-le-Moors Harriers’ stalwart Geoff Newsham who has organised the race 18 times since. The first race was in 1998 and attracted a field of 34, with the men’s race won by Garry Wilkinson in 31.55, and the ladies’ race won by Carol Greenwood in 37.11. The attendance has since grown to an average of 130. This year the race organisation has been taken over by Andrew Firth.

With the promise of good racing conditions, 153 runners took part in this tough mid week fell race that takes in the famous ‘Big Dipper’ as used in the Tour of Pendle.

Peter Coates at the Mearley Clough Fell Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Peter Coates at the Mearley Clough Fell Race. Photo by David Belshaw

The race was won by Josh Boyle and the Ladies race was won by Caitlin Rice. Our first Clayton runner was Peter Coates who finished in 19th place with a time of 36:58.

Briony Holt at the Mearley Clough Fell Race. Photo by Craig Alderman

Briony Holt at the Mearley Clough Fell Race. Photo by Craig Alderman

Briony Holt was our first lady and 3rd lady overall in the race finishing in 31st place with a time of 38:41; a superb run from one of the two youngest competitors in the race.

Linda lord at the Mearley Clough Fell Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Linda lord at the Mearley Clough Fell Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Richard Bellaries was 1st Vet 60 and Linda Lord was 1st LV60.

Richard Bellaries 1st M60 at the Mearley Clough Fell Race. Photo by Craig Alderman

Richard Bellaries 1st M60 at the Mearley Clough Fell Race. Photo by Craig Alderman

Position Name Cat Time
19 Peter Coates 00.36.58
25 Alan Life V50 00.37.58
31 (lady 3) Briony Holt L14* 00.38.41
33 Andy Armstrong V40 00.38.49
35 Andrew Priory V40 00.38.54
37 Andrew Holt V40 00.39.13
40 Andrew Orr V40 00.39.34
42 Richard Briscoe 00.39.45
43 Ralph Baines V40 00.39.48
44 Geoff Gough V50 00.39.53
46 Ivan Whigham V50 00.40.00
52 Chris Funnell V40 00.40.38
69 Mark Nutter V50 00.43.10
74 Mark Taylor 00.43.48
77 Peter Browning V50 00.43.58
84 Richard Bellaries V60* 00.45.26
86 Andrew Howarth V50 00.45.58
88 David Naylor V60 00.46.14
91 Peter Dugdale V50 00.45.26
92 Stephen Bury V50 00.46.27
93 James Hickie V50 00.46.37
95 Andrew Dugdale V50 00.46.44
100 Jack Dugdale 00.47.27
107 Geoff Smith V40 00.47.48
113 Andrew Walmsley V60 00.48.36
114 (lady 10) Linda Lord LV60* 00.48.52
121 Stephen Fish V60 00.50.07
136 Michael Frost V60 00.54.13
144 Geoff Laycock V60 00.56.25
152 Phil Thornber V60 00.64.22

Wednesday 11 May

Cautley Horseshoe

Wendy Dodds was the sole Clayton runner at the Cautley Horseshoe Fell Race. She finished in 46th place with a time of 01:07:33 and 1st F60.

Full Results

Wholan Nook Trail Race

There was a whopping turnout of 68 Clayton-le-Moors Harriers at the third race in the popular Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix.

Andrew Webster, Paul Wale and Helen O'Rourke. Photo by David Belshaw

Andrew Webster, Paul Wale and Helen O’Rourke. Photo by David Belshaw

Our first finisher was Jordan McDonald who was 5th overall and first MJ in the race with a time of 31:44. Carl Helliwell was 1st M40 and 13th overall in the race in 33:10, Paul Hesketh was 1st M50 and 22nd overall in 33:55, and Barry Mitchell was 1st M70 in 43:07. The mens’  ‘A’ team finished in 2nd place with Jordan McDonald, Jonathan Pye, Jonathan Cleaver and Carl Helliwell as counters.  We had an impressive 11 mens’ teams in total.

Jordan McDonald at the Wholan Nook Trail Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Jordan McDonald at the Wholan Nook Trail Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Our ladies were out in force with an impressive line-up of 24 female runners from the club. Our first lady in the race was Helen O’Rourke who was 6th lady overall with a time of 39:56.

Lynsey Birtwistle 1st F35 at the Wholan Nook Trail Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Lynsey Birtwistle 1st F35 at the Wholan Nook Trail Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Lynsey Birtwistle was 1st F35, Irene Roche was 1st F55, and Anita Jones was 1st F60. Our ladies’ ‘A’ team finished in 3rd place with Helen O’Rourke, Elizabeth Mullan and Irene Roche as counters.

Janine Pollard followed by Justin Birtwistle being run in by his son Charlie. Photo by David Belshaw

Janine Pollard followed by Justin Birtwistle being run in by his son Charlie. Photo by David Belshaw

We had a fantastic showing of 8 ladies’ teams in total.

Pos    Num    Name    Cat    CatPos    Time   
5 168 Jordan McDonald MJ (001/004) 00:31:44
10 37 Jonathan Pye M (008/046) 00:32:51
11 141 Jonathan Cleaver M (009/046) 00:33:01
13 165 Carl Helliwell M40 (001/020) 00:33:10
18 31 Matthew Duckworth M (013/046) 00:33:18
22 166 Paul Hesketh M50 (001/017) 00:33:55
23 143 Chris Snell M (016/046) 00:34:02
28 66 Tom Bradley MJ (002/004) 00:34:36
29 33 James Boult MJ (003/004) 00:34:37
32 125 Michael Clarke M40 (005/020) 00:34:59
35 142 Sean Clare M50 (002/017) 00:35:43
36 117 Richard Briscoe M (022/046) 00:35:45
37 167 John Wilcock M50 (003/017) 00:35:46
39 5 Chris Funnell M45 (003/024) 00:36:01
42 181 Nick Roscoe M45 (004/024) 00:36:10
47 16 Stephen Ainsworth M55 (003/011) 00:36:44
48 134 Daniel Plant M (026/046) 00:36:55
50 34 Chris Paul M (028/046) 00:37:02
51 67 Andy Bradley M50 (004/017) 00:37:05
53 91 Michael Hogan M45 (005/024) 00:37:10
58 140 Reece Lawrence MJ (004/004) 00:37:35
72 85 Stephen Biscomb M60 (002/005) 00:38:12
74 32 Robert Morrison M40 (013/020) 00:38:20
76 36 Andrew James Webster M45 (010/024) 00:38:28
81 172 Andy Quinn M45 (011/024) 00:38:50
85 17 Stuart Proctor M (037/046) 00:39:23
86 78 Paul Wale M45 (013/024) 00:39:24
87 156 Carl Dale M (038/046) 00:39:28
91 109 Helen O’Rourke F (003/014) 00:39:59
92 25 Darren Rushton M45 (015/024) 00:40:02
93 177 Elizabeth Mullan F (004/014) 00:40:02
98 29 Irene Roche F55 (001/002) 00:40:54
102 65 Rick Moore M50 (008/017) 00:41:36
108 176 Joanne Bennett F45 (003/011) 00:42:07
109 50 Carl Carey M45 (018/024) 00:42:16
111 75 Lynsey Birtwistle F35 (001/007) 00:42:18
115 74 Jean Knightley F55 (002/002) 00:42:26
117 90 Brian Wildman M50 (010/017) 00:42:32
119 185 Julie Dawes F45 (004/011) 00:42:40
123 23 Cassandra Smedley F35 (002/007) 00:43:01
124 111 Jane Ryan F35 (003/007) 00:43:02
126 39 Barry Mitchell M70 (001/002) 00:43:07
127 164 Nerina Gill F45 (005/011) 00:43:10
128 79 Andrew Taylor M55 (006/011) 00:43:41
133 171 Beth Quinn FJ (003/003) 00:44:09
137 43 Tony Pilling M50 (012/017) 00:44:30
138 30 Bianca Bennet F (006/014) 00:44:36
139 131 Helen Burnett F45 (006/011) 00:44:37
142 163 Juli Anne Rrushton F50 (003/007) 00:45:02
143 108 Claire Vincent F (008/014) 00:45:13
145 128 Ian John Hargreaves M50 (013/017) 00:45:19
146 175 Janine Pollard F45 (007/011) 00:45:37
147 122 Danny Pilkington M40 (016/020) 00:45:39
149 76 Justin Birtwistle M40 (017/020) 00:45:47
151 133 Leanne Cottam F35 (005/007) 00:45:57
162 77 Deborah Greenwood F45 (009/011) 00:48:32
163 132 Michelle Butschok F40 (009/011) 00:48:52
166 55 Lisa Ellis F (010/014) 00:49:39
167 14 Stuart Barker M45 (024/024) 00:49:53
169 123 Phil Naylor M (046/046) 00:50:04
174 107 Martin O’Rourke M55 (011/011) 00:50:50
177 1 Doug Munroe M70 (002/002) 00:51:13
178 159 Ron Chappell M65 (004/004) 00:51:14
180 130 Mark Knowles M40 (020/020) 00:52:19
184 53 Karen Clarkin F40 (010/011) 00:57:13
185 49 Judith Carey F35 (007/007) 00:57:46
186 52 Sharon Wilson F40 (011/011) 00:58:27
187 54 Anita Jones F60 (001/001) 00:59:09

Full Results

Saturday 14 May

 Fairfield Horseshoe

Couple of Clayton runners spotted on the photos for this classic 9 mile Lakeland Fell Race with 2999ft of ascent taking in the summits of Stile Nab Scar, Great Rigg, Fairfield, and Dove Crag.

Paul Hesketh at the Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race. Photo by Alex Hinchcliffe

Paul Hesketh at the Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race. Photo by Alex Hinchcliffe

Katy Thompson at the Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race. Photo by Alex Hinchcliffe

Katy Thompson at the Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race. Photo by Alex Hinchcliffe

Paul Hesketh and Katy Thompson took part. Katy Thompson reports’

Despite Inter-counties on the same day and Calderdale Relay the following day, there were over 300 runners at the Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race. A lovely day with a welcome breeze on the top. Great views the few times I looked up. We had to run down the east of the wall from Dove Crag, which was a bit trickier than the west side. I was the only LV60 which meant I could save a bit for running in Calderdale the following day having been called in as a last minute replacement on Leg 3. At least I gave Barbara an easy run!

AWAITING RESULTS

Inter-Counties Fell Running Championship 2016

Congratulations to Christopher Holdsworth and Danny Collinge who were selected to represent Lancashire in this year’s Inter-Counties Fell Running Championships. This year the event chosen was the Ras Moel Eilio, 14th May 2016 (12.8km distance and 915m of climb), starting and finishing at Llanberis.

Christopher Holdsworth at the Inter-Counties Fell Running Championships. Photo by Woodentops

Christopher Holdsworth at the Inter-Counties Fell Running Championships. Photo by Woodentops

Chris Holdsworth had an outstanding run finishing in 14th place overall with a time of 64:36 and first Lancashire runner. Danny Collinge was 120th with a time of 81:10.

Danny Collinge at the Inter-Counties Fell Running Championship. Photo by Woodentops

Danny Collinge at the Inter-Counties Fell Running Championship. Photo by Woodentops

Lancashire finished 6th overall in the team competition. Well done to both of them who did themselves, the County Team and our club proud!

Team Results | Individual Results

Malham Kirkby Junior Fell Races

The third race in the FRA Junior Championships attracted 12 of our junior runners. Felix Thompson was our sole representative in the U8s race finishing in 16th place. Jenson Bentham was 2nd in the U10s race and Helana White was 3rd girl. Jackson McKay was 4th in the U12 race. Briony Holt was 2nd girl in the U14 race and Reece Lawrence was our sole representative in the U16 race finishing in 30th place.

U8 Race

Pos Name Time
16 Felix Thompson 5:28

U10 Race

Helana White at the Kirkby Malham Fell Race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Helana White at the Kirkby Malham Fell Race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Pos Name Time
2 Jenson Bentham 7:52
22 Helana White 8:38
54 Joshua McKay 9:44
63 Kady Thompson 10:12
75 Tillie Ferguson 11:15

U12 Race

Jackson McKay at the Kirkby Malham Fell Race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Jackson McKay at the Kirkby Malham Fell Race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Pos Name Time
4 Jackson McKay 10:30
7 Dexta Thompson 10:58
61 Summer Hargreaves 13:34

U14 Race

Harry Mason at the Kirkby Malham Fell Race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Harry Mason at the Kirkby Malham Fell Race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Pos Name Time
21 Briony Holt 14:04
46 Harry Mason 16:49
47 Claudia Bentham 17:06

U16 Race

Reece Lawrence at the Kirkby Malham Fell Race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Reece Lawrence at the Kirkby Malham Fell Race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Pos Name Time
30 Reece Lawrence 23:36

Sunday 15 May

Calderdale Way Relay

 Report from Ladies Captain, Kath Brady

L-R Tracy Mitchell, Julia Rushton, Elizabeth Mullan and Julie Dawes at the Calderdale Relay

L-R Tracy Mitchell, Julia Rushton, Elizabeth Mullan and Julie Dawes at the Calderdale Relay

We had 18 ladies running in the ladies and mixed teams, including 6 first timers in a fell relay. Big thank you to our club stalwart Katy Thompson, who stepped in after juggling around on various legs (following Louisa Powell-Smith withdrawal through a foot injury). Helena Leathley and Irene Roche were also last minute changes on their legs. Everyone seemed to be smiling after they finished and enjoyed the experience.

Irene Roche and Orlaith O'Mahony at the Calderdale Way Relay. Photo by Kath Brady

Irene Roche and Orlaith O’Mahony at the Calderdale Way Relay. Photo by Kath Brady

Ladies were led off at 8am by Irene Roche and Orlaith O’Mahony, who handed over to Vicky Heys and Angela Shian at Crag Vale. Barbara Savage and Katy (with tired legs from Fairfield the previous day) followed on the short steep climb from Todmorden to Blackshaw Head. Ever consistent pair of Anna Kelly and Alison Dugdale ran the 4 th and most testing leg. Elizabeth Mullan, our newbie in the ladies team ran well on leg 5 with Tracy Mitchell, who getting back into racing following her two daughters. Helena (not used to this distance or had a chance to recce) was paired with strong and speedy Laura Hesketh on the final leg skirting Halifax.
Laura Hesketh & Helena Leathley at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Laura Hesketh & Helena Leathley at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Our Mixed team were led off by Club Secretary John Wilcock and Nick Roscoe (who struggled with injury) to hand on to Sean Clare and Alan Dorrington.
Bianca Bennett and Helen Burnett at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Bianca Bennett and Helen Burnett at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Novice fell relay ladies, Helen Burnett and Bianca Bennett worked hard on leg 3 climb to Blackshaw Head.

Chris Paul and Paul Wale at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Chris Paul and Paul Wale at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Paul Wale & Chris Paul ran leg 4 to the outlying Wainstalls change over. Julia Rushton & Julie Dawes ran leg 5. Joanne Bennett and Rachel Todd missed the mass team start at 2pm but still managed to pull back a few places before the finish.

The mens’ A team finished in 5th place overall having made a steady improvement from 15th place at the end of leg 1.
Richard Stevenson and Jacob Watson at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Richard Stevenson and Jacob Watson( Team A)  at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Breton Holdsworth and Andrew Stubbs at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Breton Holdsworth and Andrew Stubbs (Team A)  at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

George Pier and Adam Shaw at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Jason Pier

George Pier and Adam Shaw (Team B) at the Calderdale Relay. Photo by Jason Pier

Michael O'Donnell and Keiron Mitchell at the Calderdale Relays. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

Michael J O’Donnell and Keiron Mitchell (Team B) at the Calderdale Relays. Photo by Louisa Powell-Smith

No results or times available at the moment.

Essar Chester Half Marathon

Over 5000 runners took part in the Essar Chester Half Marathon which starts in the city centre at Chester race course. Well done Matthew Duckworth who was our only runner; he finished in 168th place in a time of 1:28:25.

Matthew Duckworth after the Essar Chester Half Marathon. Photo – own

Full Results

Worden Park Fun Run

There’s just no stopping Helana at the moment. Fresh from racing on the fells on Saturday she also took part in the Worden Park fun run and finished in 2nd place overall and 1st girl. Senior runner Jack McGuire was 10th in 6:53.

Pos Name Cat Time
2 Helana White FU10 5:33
10 Jack McGuire MV60 6:53

Fun Run Results

Worden Park 10K

303 Runners took part in the Worden Park 10K race in Leyland. Three Clayton men took part. Rober Morrison was our first runner over the line in 61st place and with a time of 45:02. Colin White was 88th with a time of 47:15 and Geoff Smith was 131st with a time of 50:43

Pos Name Cat Time
61 Robert Morrison MV40 45:02
88 Colin White MV40 47:15
131 Geoff Smith MV40 50:43

Full Results

Parkrun Roundup

Even with all the racing that’s been going on there has still been plenty of parkrun action this week. A large turnout, as always, at Burnley parkrun with the top four spots going to our runners. Well done to new member, Danielle Walker who ran up a storm finishing in 9th place, 1st lady runner, and gaining a new PB at the same time. I look forward to reporting on plenty of future success for her. Lots of PBs for our junior runners and seniors too.

Burnley parkrun – A total of 353 runners took part

Pos  parkrunner  Time  Age Cat  Note 
1 Jonathan PYE 18:08 SM25-29
2 Jonathan CLEAVER 18:27 VM35-39
3 Mark ASPINALL 18:29 VM55-59
4 Dave MOTLEY 18:42 SM30-34 New PB!
9 Danielle WALKER 19:34 SW25-29 New PB!
11 Nicholas HENNESSEY 20:00 JM11-14
13 Simon WILSHAW 20:12 JM15-17
17 Lennon JACKSON 20:33 JM11-14 New PB!
19 Gareth BERRY 20:49 VM35-39
22 Nick ROSCOE 20:57 VM45-49
24 Adam QUINN 20:59 JM11-14 New PB!
30 James BOULT 21:20 SM20-24
32 Matthew JACKSON 21:31 JM10
33 Andy QUINN 21:31 VM45-49
37 Charlie BIRTWISTLE 21:57 JM10 New PB!
38 Gordon BARRETT 22:00 VM50-54
49 Andrew WEBSTER 22:42 VM45-49
50 Sophie ASHWORTH 22:43 JW11-14
59 Julie DAWES 23:08 VW45-49
69 David Ian SCOTT 23:33 VM70-74
75 Robert MORRISON 23:46 VM40-44
76 Stephen AINSWORTH 23:47 VM55-59
85 Tony PILLING 24:15 VM50-54
91 Toby BIRTWISTLE 24:30 JM10 New PB!
92 Annabel WILCOCK 24:31 JW15-17 New PB!
93 John WILCOCK 24:32 VM50-54
94 Justin BIRTWISTLE 24:32 VM40-44 New PB!
101 Ian HARGREAVES 24:49 VM50-54
113 Danny PILKINGTON 25:14 VM40-44 New PB!
127 Beth QUINN 25:45 JW15-17
134 Donna SCOTT 26:09 VW50-54
143 Aaron LUNDIE 26:25 JM11-14
155 Philip NAYLOR 26:37 VM35-39
172 Yvonne WICKHAM 27:27 VW50-54
176 Jane HYLANDS 27:39 VW40-44
182 Robert HIRST 27:47 VM65-69
193 Ron CHAPPELL 28:12 VM65-69
196 Stuart BARKER 28:18 VM45-49
334 Kathleen GARNETT 41:20 VW75-79

Dewsbury parkrun – A total of 94 runners took part.

Pos  parkrunner  Time  Age Cat  Note 
86 Robin PRICE 34:18 VM70-74

Pendle parkrun – A total of 108 runners took part.

Pos  parkrunner  Time  Age Cat  Note 
2 John HARTLEY 20:11 VM55-59
3 Paul BRANNON 20:17 VM55-59
88 Christine LEATHLEY 33:51 VW65-69

Penrith parkrun – A total of 153 runners took part.

Pos  parkrunner  Time  Age Cat  Note 
108 Eileen JONES 30:27 VW60-64 First Timer!

Woodhouse Moor parkrun – A total of 492 runners took part

Pos  parkrunner  Time  Age Cat  Note 
13 David BAGOT 18:18 SM20-24

 

 

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