Making our mark

Well you have certainly been making your mark this week from call ups to Team GB to mass attendance at races.  There have been Great Hill Races, trail races, road racing in parks and by the sea as well as competitive fell racing at Sedburgh.  Roll on long summer evenings and plenty of racing!

TEAM GB CALL UP FOR CHRIS HOLDSWORTH

Our Clayton colleague Christopher Holdsworth has been selected to run for the Great Britain senior men’s team at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, to be held at Premana, Italy in August. This is fantastic news, not just for Chris, but for the whole club, and should be a great inspiration to our junior athletes. International vests, particularly GB vests don’t come round every day, and this selection is just reward for a great winter’s training and some outstanding racing put in by Chris this year.

Chris Holdsworth at the 3 Peaks Race. Photo by Andy Jackson

Chris Holdsworth at the 3 Peaks Race. Photo by Andy Jackson

Well done Chris: the whole club is really proud of you, and we will be with you all the way to Italy.

TUESDAY 2 MAY

GEOFF DOGGATT MEMORIAL 5K

Julia Rushton and Ron Chappell took part in this midweek 5K race. Julia was 43rd with a time of 23:26 and Ron Chappell was 65th with a time of 29:28. A total of 66 runners took part.

Pos    Name    Cat    Time   
43 Julia Rushton FV50 23.26
65 R. Chappell MV65 29.28

Full Results

WEDNESDAY 3 MAY

ASTLEY PARK TRAIL SERIES

Jonathan Pye was our sole runner in the first race of this popular series organised by Chorley AC. He finished in 10th place with a time of 27:00

Pos    Name    Cat    CatPos    Time   
10 Jonathan Pye MS (006/027) 00:27:00

Full Results

ASTLEY PARK JUNIOR TRAIL SERIES

Fifteen juniors took part in the junior race which is also one of the summer series of races. Lennon Jackson was our first finisher storming into 17th place with a time of 05:33 with Robbie Smedley snapping at his heels in 18th. Ella Dorrington was our first girl in 40th and with a time of 6:07 with Sophie Ashworth chasing her tail in 41st. Some excellent midweek running from our juniors.

Pos    Name    Cat    CatPos    Time   
17 Lennon Jackson M17 (014/042) 00:05:33
18 Robbie Smedley M17 (015/042) 00:05:34
27 Matthew Jackson M17 (020/042) 00:05:48
38 Jenson Bentham M11 (001/017) 00:06:03
40 Ella Dorrington F17 (014/050) 00:06:03
41 William Nicholls M17 (026/042) 00:06:04
44 Helana White F11 (001/016) 00:06:07
46 Sophie Ashworth F17 (017/050) 00:06:09
59 Luke Guest M17 (033/042) 00:06:21
79 Thomas Ashworth M11 (008/017) 00:06:55
82 Alfie White M17 (037/042) 00:07:08
89 Imogen Ferguson F17 (039/050) 00:07:36
100 Jake O’Dowd M17 (040/042) 00:07:52
117 Emily Nicholls F11 (011/016) 00:08:12
126 Ellisia Smedley F11 (013/016) 00:08:26

Full Results

SATURDAY 6 MAY

CHORLEY DUATHLON

Helana White took part in the Chorley duathlon (Run – Bike – Run) at Astley Park.  The weather was very different to the trail races earlier in the week with very blustery conditions. The wind was blowing against the competitors on the uphill bike section which did not bode well for Helana but she pulled it out of the bag and had a cracking race!

She came in 4th on the run and then only lost 2 places in the bike section; she was delighted with that as she had expected to lose a lot more places in this section. She ran hard to close the gaps and get 6th in the T2 class. She was not too long behind the winner which means lots of points as time from the winner is how points are worked out in this league.

SUNDAY 7 MAY

BEAVERBROOKS BLACKPOOL 10K

Fantastic running all round and a shout out for Team Stevenson over the tannoy at the 2017 Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10K race. There was a new PB for Adam, Keira ditched her pacemaker dad and nipped in under the hour in her first ever 10K race and Lucy, taking a break from GCSE studying, finished in a comfortable 67 minutes.

Team Stevenson in action at Beaverbrooks' Blackpool 10K. Photos by Deborah Stevenson

Team Stevenson in action at Beaverbrooks’ Blackpool 10K. Photos by Deborah Stevenson

Good enough to earn fish and chips and a trip to the arcades.

AWAITING RESULTS

BLACKSTICKS BLUE 10K

Jacob Watson and Stephen Biscomb travelled to … to take part in the Blacksticks Blue 10K race. Jacob was 5th in the race with a time of 37 minutes dead and Stephen was 33rd in 44:15. A total of 146 runners took part.

Report from Jacob Watson

I’m not sure why, but for some reason I favour a challenging, hilly road race over a flat course. My favourite event on the race calendar is definitely Hendon Brook and I’d have to say that, in terms of challenge, this race is its little brother. Much like Hendon Brook, this race takes you over picturesque and hilly country roads and also similarly, being mainly flat, Blacksticks’ first mile does a good job of filling you with a false sense of security.

Jacob Watson at the Blacksticks Blue race.

Jacob Watson at the Blacksticks Blue race.

The next 2 miles however proved very tough, taking any speed I may have otherwise had out of my legs for the sheer downhills in the latter stages. From the off, I decided to set off at what I believed to be a conservative pace in order to save my energy for the climbs to come. I started off in 6th place and things remained that way for the first 2 miles. During the main climb in mile 3 I managed to take 5th but couldn’t close the gap between me and Trawden’s Stephen Hall who was running well in 4th.

Stephen Biscomb at the Blacksticks Blue 10K

Stephen Biscomb at the Blacksticks Blue 10K

The last mile proved tough going with my energy reserves zapped from the previous miles. With Stephen still a good 40 seconds ahead of me I was happy to cross the line in 5th to claim my prizes of cheese and wine! A great race and definitely one for fans of a challenging course.
Pos    Name    Cat    Time   
5 Jacob Watson MS 0:37:00
33 Stephen Biscomb MV60 0:44:15

Full Results

GREAT HAMELDON HILL RACE

Senior Race

It was a beautiful day as huge turnout of 75 Clayton-le-Moors Harriers lined up for this year’s Great Hameldon Hill Race.

Most of the runners at the Great Hameldon Hill Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Most of the runners at the Great Hameldon Hill Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Always popular with our club members, this race is the first in the local Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix series.

Carl Helliwell warming up before the Hameldon Hill Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Carl Helliwell warming up before the Hameldon Hill Race. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Danny Collinge was our first Clayton finisher and 2nd overall in the race. Jordan McDonald was 1st MU23, Carl Helliwell was 1st V40 and Geoff Gough was 1st V55. With 50 men running in the race we had 15 men’s team in with the ‘A’ team (D Collinge | A Laycock | D Motley) taking 3rd place.

Runners heading up the first climb. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Runners heading up the first climb. Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

There was a great turnout of women in the race with 25 Clayton Ladies running. Clair Vincent was our first lady home and 5th lady finisher overall in the race. Jean Knightley was 1st L55, Anita Jones was 1st L60 and Karin Goss was 1st L65. With so many ladies in the race we dominated the team results taking 1st (C Vincent | D Airey | E Mullan) and 2nd (C Smedley | T DeCurtis | B Savage) and had 8 complete teams in the event.

Pos    Name    Cat    CatPos    Time   
2 Danny Collinge MS (002/057) 00:38:55
11 Andrew Laycock MS (009/057) 00:41:45
14 Dave Motley MS (012/057) 00:42:35
16 Carl Helliwell M40 (001/027) 00:43:15
18 Jordan McDonald M23 (001/002) 00:43:32
23 Chris Snell MS (014/057) 00:44:10
24 Andrew McFarlane M45 (004/024) 00:44:20
27 Luke Turner MS (016/057) 00:44:34
32 Michael Toms M50 (002/034) 00:45:36
33 Paul Hesketh M50 (003/034) 00:45:45
35 Geoff Gough M55 (001/021) 00:45:58
36 Michael O’Donnell M40 (005/027) 00:46:11
39 Jon Cleaver MS (022/057) 00:46:37
44 Jonathan Pye MS (024/057) 00:47:10
58 Chris Funnell M50 (007/034) 00:48:45
59 John Roche M55 (004/021) 00:48:56
66 Sean Clare M50 (010/034) 00:49:26
73 John Wilcock M50 (011/034) 00:50:02
75 Craig Nicholls M40 (013/027) 00:50:13
80 David Moynihan M50 (014/034) 00:50:25
90 Robert Morrison M40 (015/027) 00:51:28
92 Jeffrey Pickup M65 (002/010) 00:51:48
94 Andy Bradley M50 (016/034) 00:52:10
95 Reece Lawrence M23 (002/002) 00:52:21
97 Claire Vincent FS (002/010) 00:52:36
100 Richard Briscoe MS (037/057) 00:52:51
102 Donna Airey F35 (003/008) 00:53:05
104 James Dunderdale MS (039/057) 00:53:30
114 Mick Hughes M40 (016/027) 00:54:22
116 Paul Foster M45 (014/024) 00:54:27
117 Stephen Ainsworth M60 (002/008) 00:54:33
120 Mark Taylor MS (045/057) 00:54:39
121 Andrew Webster M45 (016/024) 00:54:41
122 Elizabeth Mullan FS (003/010) 00:54:42
126 Martin Brady M55 (010/021) 00:55:18
127 Cassandra Smedley F35 (004/008) 00:55:24
129 Chris Lawrence M50 (020/034) 00:55:44
133 Geoff Smith M40 (018/027) 00:55:58
144 Adam Stephenson MS (046/057) 00:57:14
152 Stuart Proctor MS (049/057) 00:57:41
153 Andrew M. Dugdale M55 (012/021) 00:57:58
154 Stephen Breckell M65 (004/010) 00:57:59
155 Teresa De Curtis F45 (003/016) 00:58:15
159 Barbara Savage F50 (006/014) 00:58:58
164 Nerina Gill F45 (004/016) 01:00:00
171 Carl Carey M45 (020/024) 01:00:34
174 Stephen Fish M60 (005/008) 01:01:39
175 Donna Scott F50 (007/014) 01:01:42
176 Julia Rushton F50 (008/014) 01:01:46
180 Angela Shian F40 (003/009) 01:02:14
181 Martin Griffin M55 (015/021) 01:02:21
184 Sarah Helliwell F35 (005/008) 01:02:41
187 Julie Dawes F45 (006/016) 01:02:52
191 Jean Knightley F55 (001/001) 01:04:13
192 Lucy Scott FS (007/010) 01:04:20
194 Joanne Bennett F45 (008/016) 01:05:18
195 Bryn Barnes M65 (006/010) 01:05:30
196 Jane Ryan F40 (004/009) 01:05:39
197 Michael Clarke M40 (024/027) 01:05:39
202 Geoff Laycock M60 (007/008) 01:06:21
205 Ian Hargreaves M50 (033/034) 01:06:35
211 Janine Pollard F45 (011/016) 01:07:49
213 Justin Birtwistle M40 (026/027) 01:08:33
221 Michelle Butschok F40 (008/009) 01:10:25
222 Mark R. Knowles M40 (027/027) 01:10:26
226 Bethany Quinn F23 (002/003) 01:11:30
236 Deborah Greenwood F45 (014/016) 01:15:25
237 Karin Goss F65 (001/001) 01:15:43
242 Robert Hirst M65 (009/010) 01:19:35
243 Judith Carey F35 (008/008) 01:19:38
244 Jane Hylands F45 (016/016) 01:19:42
245 Anita Jones F60 (001/001) 01:23:16
246 Ron Chappell M65 (010/010) 01:28:11
247 Jack McGuire M60 (008/008) 01:29:40
248 Sharon Wilson F40 (009/009) 01:33:14

Full Results

JUNIOR RACES

Over 30 juniors raced in the first race of this year’s Burnley and Pendle Grand Prix.

Juniors ready to race! Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

Juniors ready to race! Photo by Adrienne Olszewska

U9 RACE

Four of our very youngest runners took part in the U9 race. Charlie Plant was our first finisher in 7th place overall and 1st F7 and there was some great running from Ruby Cleaver who was running in her vest for the first time, Emily Johnson and Olly Plant.

Ruby Cleaver

Ruby Cleaver delighted with her first official race for Clayton-le-Moors Harriers.

Pos Name Cat Cat/Pos Time
7 Charlie Plant F7 (1/3) 00:03:41
16 Ruby Cleaver F6 (2/8) 00:04:08
20 Emily Johnson F7 (3/3) 00:04:26
21 Olly Plant M6 (4/5) 00:04:32

U11 RACE

Hameldon - U11 Boy

Harry Cole in the U11 race. Photo by David Belshaw

Changes in the age category rules mean that some of our younger runners took part in the more challenging U11 race despite some of them only being 8 years old on race day. This race took the runners out of the playing field and up and around the Coppice; a big step up from the previous race for a lot of them. However, undaunted our plucky juniors rose to the challenge and put in plenty of gustsy performances. Harry Cole was our first finisher and also the overall winner.Emily Nicholls was our first girl finisher.

Pos Name Cat Cat/Pos Time
1 Harry John Cole M10 (1/3) 00:11:02
5 Harry Wharton M10 (2/3) 00:12:16
6 Charlie Barnes M8 (1/10) 00:12:38
11 Toby Birtwistle M8 (4/10) 00:13:21
15 Brayden Clarkson M9 (6/8) 00:13:41
18 Jake Anforth M10 (3/3) 00:13:52
29 Emily K. Nicholls F9 (4/10) 00:14:54
32 Darcey E. Hirst F9 (7/10) 00:15:02
36 Ellisia Smith F8 (5/6) 00:16:35
38 Joni Higgins F9 (10/10) 00:19:40

U13 RACE

Six juniors ran in the U13 race. Robbie Smedley was our first finisher and 2nd overall in the race. Helana White was first girl in the race and 6th place overall.

Imogen Ferguson powering to the finish. Photo by David Belshaw

Imogen Ferguson powering to the finish. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos Name Cat Cat/Pos Time
2 Robbie Smedley M11 (1/8) 00:10:51
3 Matthew Jackson M11 (2/8) 00:11:16
6 Helana White F10 (1/3) 00:11:34
9 Charlie Birtwistle M11 (6/8) 00:12:08
10 Luke Guest M12 (2/2) 00:12:10
18 Imogen Ferguson F11 (2/3) 00:13:51

U15 RACE

Eight juniors ran in the U15 Race. Michael Stevens was our first finisher and 2nd overall in the race. Ella Dorrrington was our first girl and 2nd girl overall in the race.

Michael Stevens in the U15 Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Michael Stevens in the U15 Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos Name Cat Cat/Pos Time
2 Michael Stevens M14 (1/1) 00:14:42
4 Lennon Jackson M13 (2/6) 00:15:38
7 Ella Dorrington-Levy F12 (1/4) 00:16:59
9 Sophie A. Ashworth F13 (2/3) 00:17:09
12 Natasha Olszewska F14 (1/1) 00:18:01
13 Bethany Wheatcroft F13 (3/3) 00:19:01
15 Jake O’Dowd M13 (6/6) 00:20:23
16 Bronia Olszewska F12 (4/4) 00:20:47

U17 RACE

Four of our older junior runners took part in the U17 Race. Nick Hennessey was our first finisher and 2nd overall in the race. Millie Stubbs was our first girl and also first girl in the race.

Joshua Hall in the U17 Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Joshua Hall in the U17 Race. Photo by David Belshaw

Pos Name Cat Cat/Pos Time
2 Nicholas Hennessey M15 (2/4) 00:13:32
3 Joshua Hall M15 (3/4) 00:13:39
4 Jay Bowman M14 (1/1) 00:14:31
7 Millie Stubbs F14 (1/2) 00:15:43

Full Results

HEATON PARK 10K

Amanda Duffy was our sole runner in the Heaton Park 10K. She finished 33rd overall, 5th Lady and 2nd FV35 in a field of 291 runners.

Amanda Reports

What a fantastic day to be racing! The sun was out and I was running in the Heaton Park 10K. The course itself was scenic and hilly, a two-lap course mainly on tarmac with some gravel paths which took you round a lake and then a couple of good climbs up towards Heaton Hall. I managed to place 5th female so very happy with that.

Pos Name Cat Time
33 Amanda Duffy V35 00:45:51

Full Results

SEDBURGH (BOFRA)

Senior Race

Pos Name Cat Time
29 Andrew Holt MV40 24:53

U17 RACE

A strong run from Briony Holt gave her 9th place overall and 1st girl in the U17 race.

Briony Holt in the U17 race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Briony Holt in the U17 race. Photo by Geoff Thompson

Pos Name Time
9 Briony Holt 23:45

U12 RACE

Jenson Bentham was our only runner in the U12 race where he finished 10th overall.

Jenson Bentham at the BOFRA Sedburgh race.

Jenson Bentham at the BOFRA Sedburgh race.

Pos Name Time
10 Jenson Bentham 8:42

Full Results

PARKRUN ROUNDUP

Blackpool parkrun – A total of 187 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
93 Helen HARRISON 29:02 VW45-49 First Timer!

Burnley parkrun – A total of 420 runners took part

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
2 Jonathan PYE 18:19 SM25-29
4 Nicholas HENNESSEY 18:51 JM15-17
11 Jackson MCKAY 19:24 JM11-14
15 Matthew JACKSON 19:34 JM11-14 New PB!
16 Matthew DUCKWORTH 19:35 SM25-29
18 Alan DORRINGTON 19:48 VM45-49
21 James BOULT 19:58 SM20-24
31 Susan BURNS 20:48 VW55-59
33 Paul FOSTER 20:54 VM45-49
47 Donna RILEY 22:02 VW50-54
54 Alison DUGDALE 22:17 VW45-49
58 Gordon BARRETT 22:27 VM55-59
60 Reece Adam LAWRENCE 22:27 JM15-17
64 Chris LAWRENCE 22:34 VM50-54
77 Graham ROPER 22:55 VM55-59 New PB!
86 Bethany WHEATCROFT 23:28 JW11-14 New PB!
100 Lennon JACKSON 23:45 JM11-14
101 Michelle ABBOTT 23:45 VW35-39
102 Cassandra Darling SMEDLEY 23:47 VW35-39
105 Brian WILDMAN 23:50 VM50-54
108 Julie DAWES 23:57 VW45-49
133 Lisa JOHNSON 25:01 VW45-49
134 Imogen FERGUSON 25:04 JW11-14
135 Caitlin WELSH 25:05 JW15-17 New PB!
138 Bryn BARNES 25:07 VM65-69
146 Bianca BENNETT 25:27 SW25-29
147 Lynsey BIRTWISTLE 25:28 VW35-39
148 Toby BIRTWISTLE 25:29 JM10
149 Charlie PLANT 25:29 JW10 New PB!
151 Evan WELSH 25:32 JM11-14 New PB!
152 Melanie HIRST 25:33 VW40-44 New PB!
155 Helen WELSH 25:36 VW45-49 New PB!
168 Annabel WILCOCK 26:01 JW15-17
169 John WILCOCK 26:02 VM50-54
178 Aaron LUNDIE 26:15 JM15-17
187 Donna SCOTT 26:36 VW50-54
199 Beth QUINN 26:50 SW18-19
224 Carl CAREY 27:36 VM45-49
237 Justin BIRTWISTLE 28:22 VM40-44
241 Stuart HARTLEY 28:42 VM60-64
242 Deborah GREENWOOD 28:51 VW45-49
252 Darcey HIRST 29:01 JW10
278 Ron CHAPPELL 29:53 VM65-69
298 Robert HIRST 30:26 VM65-69
306 Judith CAREY 30:47 VW35-39

Conwy parkrun – A total of 276 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
132 Christine Jennifer EGERTON 29:20 VW65-69 First Timer!
196 Christine LEATHLEY 33:07 VW65-69

Lytham Hall parkrun – A total of 180 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
35 Philip NAYLOR 23:37 VM35-39 New PB!

Pendle parkrun – A total of 98 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
1 David EDMONDSON 19:32 VM50-54 New PB!
5 John HARTLEY 21:14 VM60-64
6 Paul BRANNON 21:18 VM55-59
19 Simon WILSHAW 23:02 JM15-17
24 Martin BRADY 23:35 VM55-59
28 Finley STUBBS 24:31 JM10
31 Barry MITCHELL 24:56 VM70-74
46 Eleanor Betty ROOT 26:48 JW15-17
65 Yvonne WICKHAM 29:40 VW50-54

Wyre Forest parkrun – A total of 194 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
43 Dawn TERRY 25:11 VW50-54 First Timer!

York parkrun – A total of 692 runners took part.

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Note
393 Eileen JONES 27:46 VW65-69 First Timer!

 

Comments are closed.