No tricks, just treats!

As we draw near the scary and spooky shenanigans associated with Halloween, one thing is clear; this has been a week of treats with no tricks in sight. You’ve been parkrunning in fancy dress, cross country running at a couple of venues, and storming along in 10Ks with wins, category triumphs and PBs galore.

SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER

RACE YOU TO THE SUMMIT

No results as yet but Robert Hirst, Jack Maguire and John Francis spotted on the photos by Woodentops.

John Francis who ran this race for the first time in 1967. Photo by Woodentops

John Francis who ran this race for the first time in 1967. Photo by Woodentops

In fact, John Francis ran the 1st Gale Fell Race in 1967 to the White House and back, which has been reinvented as Final Race You to the Summit Race where he is pictured racing. Amazing stuff!

MID LANCS CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE – CUERDEN VALLEY

This was the second fixture of the Mid Lancs League cross country. It’s the first time a fixture has been held at Cuerden Valley, as the proposed event last year was cancelled in the aftermath of the terrible winter floods. Cuerden Valley Country Park had a whole lot of terrain to offer the cross country runners with a mix of flat muddy sections, woodland paths and a tussocky hill.

Danny Collinge at the Cuerden fixture. Photo by David Wood

Danny Collinge at the Cuerden fixture. Photo by David Wood

Unfortunately, there was a clash with the Red Rose League event at Witton Park but with the Mid Lancs taking precedence for the club just a group of junior runners and a couple of seniors took part in the Red Rose event with the rest of the juniors and the senior runners taking on the challenge of a new course at Cuerden.

U11 Girls

Helana White and Rachel Stevenson ran in this race and tackled this tough and hilly course with gusto. Helana had a great run earing a top ten finish. She was 8th overall with an excellent time of 7:04 in a field of 58 runners. Rachel was 52nd and despite the course being blocked by absent-minded spectators managed an excellent final spring to hold off a Barlick rival.

Pos Name Time
8 Helana White 7:04
52 Rachel Stevenson 9:22

U13 Girls

We had a full team of U13 girls comprising Keira Stevenson, Roanna Holdsworth and Bronia Olszewska. They finished 9th in the team competition. With a couple of climbs this was a challenging course for the team who put in a sterling effort to gain team points in the competition.

Pos Name Time
39 Keira Stevenson 14:19
40 Roanna Holdsworth 14:31
43 Bronia Olszewska 15:10

U15 Girls

After success in the last Mid Lancs fixture our U15 girls were out for a good result at this race. Briony Holt was our first finisher in 1st place, Millie Stubbs was 6th and Natasha Olszewska was 15th. These excellent performances gave them the win they were looking for and for the second time they took the 1st team position.

Pos Name Time
1 Briony Holt 13:41
6 Millie Stubbs 14:36
15 Natasha Olszewska 15:53

U15 Boys

It was great to see a full team in this age category. Stanley Grewel was our first finisher in 10th place, Adam Stevenson was 23rd and Jay Bowman was 25th. They were 4th team overall.

Pos Name Time
10 Stanley Grewel 14:17
23 Adam Stevenson 15:36
25 Jay Bowman 16:07

Ladies’ Race

A dozen ladies turned out to tackle this tough course. Elizabeth Mullan was our first finisher in 30th place with Donna Airey following in 45th despite carrying an injury. Michelle Abbott made a mad dash over from the Witton Park fixture to get there just in time to count in the A team.

Michelle Abbot racing hard at Cuerden after racing over from Witton. Photo by David Wood

Michelle Abbot racing hard at Cuerden after racing over from Witton. Photo by David Wood

Ladies A (E Mullan | D Airey | M Abbott) finished in 13th place.

Ladies B (J Bennett | S Helliwell | J Knightley ) were 21st.

Ladies Over 35 (D Airey | M Abbot | J Bennett) were 8th.

Ladies Over 45 (J Bennett | J Knightley | J Pollard) were 7th.

Ladies Over 55 (J Knightley | S Allen | C Leathley) were 5th.

Pos Name Cat Time
30 Elizabeth Mullan L 24:04
45 Donna Airey L35 25:01
54 Michelle Abbott L35 25:24
70 Joanne Bennett L45 26:30
84 Sarah Helliwell L35 27:36
87 Jean Knightley L55 27:58
99 Janine Pollard L45 29:02
102 Jane Hylands L45 29:17
117 Adrienne Olszewska L45 30:31
147 Susan Allen L55 34:43
151 Judith Carey L35 35:04
159 Christine Leathley L65 38:26

Men’s Race

29 men ran in the race. Danny Collinge was our first Clayton Man in 9th place overall. Our senior men finished strongly in 3rd place overall and our vet men were first in both the Over 40 and Over 50 teams. An excellent result for the men.

Kevin aka Tiger Davies at Cuerden. Photo by David Wood

Kevin aka Tiger Davies at Cuerden. Photo by David Wood

Our senior men’s team (D Collinge | M Perry| J Watson | P Coates | C Helliwell | R Stevenson) finished in 3rd place.

Men’s Team B (R Aspinall | D Motley | C Snell | A Laycock | G Wilkinson | M Duckworth) finished 9th

Men Over 40 (P Coates | C Helliwell | R Stevenson | R Aspinall) were 1st.

Men Over 50 (R Aspinall | G Wilkinson | K Davies) were 1st.

Pos Name Cat Time
9 Danny Collinge M 34:05
16 Matt Perry M 35:23
37 Jacob Watson M 37:33
41 Peter Coates V40 37:46
46 Carl Helliwell V40 38:09
47 Richard Stevenson V40 38:10
48 Robert Aspinall V50 38:14
53 Dave Motley M 38:44
54 Chris Snell M 38:47
63 Andrew Laycock M 39:16
66 Garry Wilkinson V50 39:21
84 Matthew Duckworth M 40:51
107 Kevin Davies V50 41:56
113 Brian Horrocks V50 42:08
114 Alan Life V50 42:14
129 Alex Cran V40 43:31
132 John Wilcock V50 43:40
154 Nick Roscoe V40 44:18
155 Mark Wightman V50 44:19
163 Andrew Payne M 44:51
185 Andy Quinn V40 46:22
202 James Hickie V50 47:12
217 Jason Pier V40 48:21
218 Mick Hughes V40 48:39
223 Andrew Howarth V50 48:55
240 Peter Browning V50 50:27
242 David Scott V70 50:50
254 Christopher Lawrence V50 51:46
264 Carl Carey V40 53:21

Full Results

OMM – Original Mountain Marathon

Congratulations to Jean Brown who  was running with double Bob Graham record holder, Nicky Spinks, in the OMM Elite race. They finished in 16th place overall, 2nd ladies team and 1st Vet ladies team.

Full Results

RED ROSE CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE – WITTON PARK

An unfortunate clash of fixtures left numbers somewhat depleted in this race with the club prioritising the Mid Lancs League

U17 Men. L-R Reece Lawrence, Curtis Holt, Thomas Bradley.

U17 Men. L-R Reece Lawrence, Curtis Holt, Thomas Bradley.

U11 Boys

With our first three finishers in the top ten it was no surprise to see the U11 Boy’s team take 1st place.

Pos Name Time
1 Dexta Thompson 6:32
5 Robbie Smedley 6:57
7 Finlay Stubbs 7:02
12 Jenson Bentham 7:07
27 Matthew Jackson 7:21
44 Thomas Ashworth 7:44
57 Joshua McKay 8:07
65 Toby Birtwistle 8:22

U11 Girls

Four U11 girls took part in the race and their team finished in 11th place.

Pos Name Time
19 Kady Thompson 8:07
56 Tillie Ferguson 9:38
57 Ellisia Smedley 9:48
61 Emily Nicholls 10:11

U13 Boys

Three boys took part in the 13 race. Jackson McKay’s first place chopped the points and took them to 6th place overall.

Pos Name Time
1 Jackson McKay 10:17
26 Lennon Jackson 11:50
39 William Nicholls 13:00

U13 Girls

Some stiff competition in the U13 girls’ team who finished in 9th place.

Pos Name Time
8 Ella Dorrington-Levy 11:39
27 Sophie Ashworth 12:36
49 Bethany Wheatcroft 13:58
60 Imogen Ferguson 14:32

U15 Girls

We had two girls in this race.

Pos Name Time
17 Liberty Thompson 18:53
23 Claudia Bentham 20:20

U17 Men

It was great to see the club fielding a team in this age category. Our U17 men’s team were 3rd.

Pos Name Time
6 Curtis Holt 19:41
8 Thomas Bradley 21:04
11 Reece Lawrence 21:32

Senior Men

Just two senior runners at Witton Park.

Pos Name Cat Time
80 Andrew Orr V45 39:33
149 Stephen Breckell V65 45:43

Full Results

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER

ACCRINGTON 10K

Sixteen Clayton Harriers took part in the Accrington 10K race. Matthew Duckworth was our first Clayton man and 9th overall in the race. Elizabeth Mullan was our first lady finisher.

Report from Matthew Duckworth

After running a difficult and hilly cross country race on Saturday,  I was not expecting a great race. As I was warming up I was determined as usual but expecting a slower time than last year so I was pleasantly surprised when I achieved a new PB! When running to the finish line I saw the clock ’37:29′ and thought holy ****! How? A great overall race with an out of the ordinary participant leading us through Huncoat on his horse and trap. It was a fantastic road race; a great course with a few difficult and steep end miles. There was an excellent atmosphere, fantastic and motivating marshals and the race was well managed as usual. An overall great race and a brilliant result!

Matthew Duckworth running well at the Accrington 10K. Photo by David Belshaw

Matthew Duckworth running well at the Accrington 10K. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos Name Cat Time
9 Matthew Duckworth M 00:37:35
42 Stephen Biscomb V60 00:43:29
53 Stephen Green V60 00:44:33
54 Robert Morrison V40 00:44:40
56 Elizabeth Mullan F 00:44:47
64 Colin White V40 00:45:18
69 Adam Stephenson M 00:45:43
85 Helen O’Rourke F 00:47:34
97 Ian Hargreaves V50 00:48:50
104 Rebecca Crawshaw F35 00:49:19
110 Brian Wildman V50 00:49:52
124 Julie Dawes F45 00:51:06
137 Julia Rushton F50 00:52:06
196 Robert Hirst V65 00:59:41
213 Ron Chappell V65 01:01:38
268 Kathleen Garnett L75 01:31:14

BRONTE WAY FELL RACE

Half a dozen Clayton Harriers took part in this 7.5 mile fell race with 1152ft of ascent.

Paul Hesketh at the Bronte Way Fell Race. Photo by Woodentops

Paul Hesketh at the Bronte Way Fell Race. Photo by Woodentops

Paul Hesketh was our first man in 24th place overall. Sarah Helliwell was our sole lady runner.

Sarah Helliwell at the Bronte Way Fell Race. Photo by Woodentops

Sarah Helliwell at the Bronte Way Fell Race. Photo by Woodentops

Pos Name Cat Time
24 Paul Hesketh M50 01:04:01
69 Jeffrey Pickup M65 01:11:59
76 Andy Bradley M50 01:13:02
104 Geoff Smith M40 01:18:50
119 Simon Stansfield M40 01:22:15
143 Sarah Helliwell F35 01:27:34

Full Results

SHEFFIELD 10K

Over 3000 runners took on a city centre route, starting in Arundel Gate, and on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park. The route then continues along Riverdale Road, along Endcliffe Vale Road, close to the Botanical Gardens, then travels down Brocco Bank and back to an exhilarating city centre finish.

L-R Reece Lawrence, Danny Collinge and Chris Lawrence

L-R Reece Lawrence, Danny Collinge and Chris Lawrence

Danny Collinge had a great run and won the race with a time of 32:38. He was very happy with the result having battled hard with two other runners in the final 2K to take the victory. David Bagot was our next finisher who also had an excellent run to finish in 6th place with a time of 35:20. They were joined by clubmates Reece and Chris Lawrence who finished in 154th and 716th place respectively.

Pos Name Cat Time
1 Danny Collinge U23 32:38
6 David Bagot M 35:20
154 Reece Lawrence M 42:37
716 Chris Lawrence V50 50:23

Full Results

Parkrun roundup

Burnley parkrun – A total of 267 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
1 Jonathan PYE 18:07 SM25-29
2 Laura HESKETH 18:12 SW30-34
14 Gareth BERRY 20:30 VM40-44
28 Gordon BARRETT 21:55 VM50-54
32 Donna RILEY 22:00 VW50-54
48 Michelle ABBOTT 23:03 VW35-39
57 Colin WHITE 23:36 VM40-44
60 Nina KEWIN 23:46 VW35-39
63 Julie DAWES 24:10 VW45-49
79 Aaron LUNDIE 25:20 JM11-14
81 Cassandra Darling SMEDLEY 25:23 VW35-39
90 Annabel WILCOCK 25:43 JW15-17
93 John WILCOCK 25:46 VM50-54
94 Donna SCOTT 25:47 VW50-54
99 Chris LAWRENCE 26:00 VM50-54
171 Stuart BARKER 29:48 VM50-54
193 Alan DORRINGTON 30:32 VM45-49
199 Marion WILKINSON 31:15 VW70-74

Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge – A total of 189 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
87 Charlie PLANT 28:05 JW10 First Timer!
88 Daniel PLANT 28:05 SM30-34

Fulham Palace parkrun – A total of 378 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
281 Eileen JONES 28:35 VW60-64 First Timer!

Gorleston Cliffs parkrun – A total of 250 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
8 John HARTLEY 19:27 VM55-59

Lytham Hall parkrun – A total of 203 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
165 Philip NAYLOR 32:27 VM35-39

Medina I.O.W. parkrun – A total of 289 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
26 Simon WILSHAW 21:07 JM15-17 New PB!

Pendle parkrun – A total of 77 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
8 Richard BRISCOE 21:56 VM35-39
18 Martin BRADY 25:02 VM50-54

Sewerby parkrun – A total of 175 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
4 Jonathan CLEAVER 19:13 VM35-39 First Timer!

Stamford Park parkrun – A total of 77 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
52 Ron HILL 35:05 VM75-79 First Timer!

Warrington parkrun –  total of 316 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner   Time   Age Cat   Note  
77 Katy THOMPSON 24:17 VW60-64 First Timer!

 

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