Long ones, fast ones and hilly ones

Even a quiet week still has plenty enough to report on.  The Hebden kick starts the year for our longer distance and ultra runners and this year a couple of juniors joined in as well. There was also half marathon and fell racing action this weekend as well as recognition for our talented juniors in the North West triathlon awards.

SATURDAY 21 JANUARY

THE HEBDEN

The LDWA (Long Distance Walkers Association) put on challenge events all around the country following routes that are mostly on footpaths and other rights of way, across open fields and moors, avoiding tarmac as much as possible. The main challenge is usually 20 miles or over. These events are increasingly popular with runners looking for challenging training events and they are pretty cheap to do as well.

The Hebden is one of the most popular local LDWA events and is usually fully booked by Christmas. It is a great start to the New Year with its undulating tour of the valleys around Hebden Bridge taking in Hardcastle Crags, Colden Clough and Crag Vale with well over 4000 ft of ascent.

Ten Clayton-le-Moors Harriers tucked into the tea and toast before the start of the LDWA Hebden challenge event. 246 runners and walkers completed the long route.

First Clayton was Martin Terry who zoomed round in a mere 3:34:49. Paul Hesketh and Neil Hardiman followed in 24th and 26th place with times of 3:43:47 and 3:44:14. Andrew Armstrong and Alan Dorrington were 75th and 76th in 4:23:47 and 4:24:02. Barbara Savage was the first Clayton lady in 129th place and just over the 5 hour mark with 5:04:19.

Andy Armstrong and Alan Dorrington having way too much fun on the start of the climb up to Stoodley Pike. Photo by Sportsunday

Andy Armstrong and Alan Dorrington having way too much fun on the start of the climb up to Stoodley Pike. Photo by Sportsunday

Joggling along at the back was Team Olszewski consisting of Nick, Adrienne and junior members Natasha and Bronia. The girls are possibly the youngest people to complete the full route on this event and did so in just over 8 hours.

Full Results

SUNDAY 22 JANUARY

INSKIP HALF MARATHON

There were four club members in this half marathon. Alex Cran was our first finisher in 75th place with a time of 1:26:57 and Nerina Gill was our first lady finisher in 268th and with a time of 1:50:18

Top L-R Alex Cran, Michael Hogan Bottom L-R Nerina Gill, Julia Rushton. Photos by Susan Wolstenholme

Top L-R Alex Cran, Michael Hogan  Bottom L-R Nerina Gill, Julia Rushton. Photos by Susan Wolstenholme

Pos Name Cat Time
75 Alex Cran M45 1:26:57
110 Michael Hogan M45 1:32:30
268 Nerina Gill F45 1:50:18
308 Julia Rushton F50 1:55:32

Full Results

KENDLE WINTER LEAGUE – GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL FELL RACE

Report from Andrew Holt

KWL Giggleswick

Andrew Holt in the Giggleswick Race

As we had no runs planned for this weekend the choice, if we fancied a run was either a park run or perhaps a little fell race not far from us in Giggleswick. The fell race makes up part of the Kendal winter league which is a series of low level fell races most Sundays organised by Helm Hill. These races are highly rated by the fell running community, well attended and, having watched Briony run one or two over the last few years, seem good fun.

Plug over, the weather was great (sun, warm, hard underfoot, and not a breath of wind) loads of people running and watching and a location worthy of a Harry Potter movie.

Briony’s race was one big lap and the adults’ race consisted of two laps. The race involved river crossings, steep inclines, 6ft cliff drop offs and even a 3 points of contact scramble which was immense fun and gave us a welcome breather. I’m told I ran well finishing a respectable 30th or so. Briony won her race despite focusing on cross country for the last few months, and was her usual humble self, breaking the course record in the process.

Briony Holt racing at Giggleswick

Briony Holt racing at Giggleswick

We weren’t alone of course, other runners we saw in the orange vest were Wendy Dodds, Peter Browning and Katy Thompson.  All of whom were friendly and welcoming and all finished with a smile on their face.

Peter Browning in the Giggleswick race

Peter Browning in the Giggleswick race

Easily one of my favourite races and highly recommended

TRIATHLON ENGLAND (NORTH WEST) AWARDS

Congratulations to Ellie Root and Helana White for winning 4th place in their respective age categories, Youth and T1. Excellent results for both of them as they were up against strong competition from Tri Clubs from Lancaster to Merseyside.

World champion para-triathlete Lizzie Tench presents awards to Helana White and Ellie Root at the North West Triathlon Awards

World champion para-triathlete Lizzie Tench presents awards to Helana White and Ellie Root at the North West Triathlon Awards

The girls were presented their awards by Lizzie Tench, the world no.1 para-triathlete.

PARKRUN ROUNDUP

Bolton parkrun – A total of 285 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
92 Katy THOMPSON 26:23 VW60-64

Burnley parkrun – A total of 377 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
2 Jacob WATSON 17:52 SM30-34
4 Jonathan PYE 18:14 SM25-29
6 Laura HESKETH 18:18 SW30-34
7 Chris SNELL 18:27 VM35-39
8 Jonathan CLEAVER 18:43 VM35-39
9 Matthew DUCKWORTH 18:44 SM25-29
10 Nicholas HENNESSEY 19:18 JM15-17
17 Reece Adam LAWRENCE 20:02 JM15-17
18 Simon WILSHAW 20:16 JM15-17
20 John HARTLEY 20:25 VM60-64
22 Nick ROSCOE 20:44 VM45-49
30 Robbie SMEDLEY 21:27 JM11-14
39 Finley STUBBS 22:14 JM10
41 Gordon BARRETT 22:24 VM50-54
50 Cassandra Darling SMEDLEY 22:52 VW35-39
51 Chris LAWRENCE 22:53 VM50-54
59 Michelle ABBOTT 23:21 VW35-39
60 David MOYNIHAN 23:23 VM50-54
61 Jenson BENTHAM 23:27 JM10
62 David Ian SCOTT 23:29 VM70-74
68 Alison DUGDALE 23:40 VW45-49 New PB!
69 Nina KEWIN 23:41 VW35-39
80 Wayne MCINTOSH 24:29 SM30-34
88 Bethany WHEATCROFT 25:05 JW11-14
90 Ian HARGREAVES 25:08 VM50-54
98 Sophie ASHWORTH 25:40 JW11-14
106 Annabel WILCOCK 25:59 JW15-17
107 John WILCOCK 26:01 VM50-54
113 Andy QUINN 26:14 VM45-49
167 Donna SCOTT 28:12 VW50-54
174 Stuart BARKER 28:20 VM50-54
214 Robert HIRST 30:04 VM65-69
223 Charlie PLANT 30:20 JW10
224 Daniel PLANT 30:20 SM30-34
247 Richard LAWSON 31:01 VM75-79
251 Marion WILKINSON 31:04 VW75-79
292 Ellisia SMEDLEY 33:49 JW10
302 Olly PLANT 34:31 JM10 New PB!

Burnley junior parkrun – A total of 52 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
1 Aaron LUNDIE 8:21 JM11-14
4 Liberty THOMPSON 8:59 JW11-14
7 Bethany WHEATCROFT 9:25 JW11-14
13 Felix THOMPSON 10:28 JM10
14 Charlie PLANT 10:57 JW10
29 Emily JOHNSON 13:00 JW10
35 Olly PLANT 13:38 JM10

Bushy parkrun – A total of 1291 runners took part.

Pos   parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
938 Eileen JONES 29:33 VW60-64 First Timer!

Dewsbury parkrun – A total of 131 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
107 Robin PRICE 33:41 VM70-74

Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge – A total of 225 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
53 Wendy DODDS 25:00 VW65-69

Lytham Hall parkrun – A total of 296 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
108 Philip NAYLOR 26:26 VM35-39 New PB!

Pendle parkrun – A total of 98 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
1 Christopher HOLDSWORTH 16:48 SM25-29
2 David WALKER 19:04 VM35-39 First Timer!
13 Susan BURNS 22:51 VW55-59
36 Dawn TERRY 26:31 VW50-54
66 Christine Jennifer EGERTON 32:27 VW65-69
81 Christine LEATHLEY 35:52 VW65-69

Skipton parkrun – A total of 237 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
136 Yvonne WICKHAM 28:43 VW50-54

Southport parkrun – A total of 311 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
10 Alan LIFE 19:25 VM50-54 First Timer!
92 Carol LIFE 25:19 VW50-54 First Timer!

Witton parkrun – A total of 105 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
28 Julia RUSHTON 26:47 VW50-54

 

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