A great performance at the Morecambe Half Marathon saw our runners amongst the prizes. A surprisingly undulating course greeted the runners with Jose Pinon Shaw putting in a superb performance to gain fourth place in 1.24.36 also taking the Vet 45 prize. Ann Cleave had a great run, being 4th Lady and first F55 in 1.46.58. Steve Taylor’s 1.51.02 was just enough to see him ahead of Stephen Walker who finished in 1.51.23 and Steve Murphy in 1.52.14. Gareth Fairey made a worthy mad dash for the line to claim 1.59.59. Beth Hayman (1.58.19) and Mary Conway (2.18.19) joined Ann Cleave to take the ladies team prize and Louise Walsh finished in 2.24.50.
At the Penny Lane Striders 10k, Pete O’Grady ran 48.20 with Marion O’Grady our only other runner finishing in 63.50.
Great feedback from the Colshaw Hall, Knutsford 10k may tempt even more runners next year. Nigel Britton went under 45 minutes with a time of 44.28 followed by Chris Corrigan in 46.06. Joanna Dobson finished as our first lady in 61.42, closely followed by Katie Johnson in 61.56. Other results: Sarah Haslam 63.35, Sharon Birkbeck 64.22, Gail Dunlop 66.05, Denise Fairhurst 69.37.
Parkrun PB’s were achieved at Preston by Phil Davidson 20.57, Richard Chippendale 26.17, Mary Conway 29.00 and Toria Callaghan 32.31. At Cuerden Valley Pauline Moorcroft ran 27.35, Emily Ingham 28.14 and Andy Clipston 36.35. Maureen Laney made an appearance at Basingstoke, running 21.20 with an amazing 93.59% age related score. More tourism results include Ben Smithers with a PB of 22.16 at Barnstaple and Alison Mercer at Seaton finishing in 27.34. Kerry Dewhurst ran at Milton Keynes, Gina Biggs travelled to Marple. Liam and David Hooton ran at Burnage whilst Andrew Christie ran at Newby Bridge, Sarah Watkins went to Witton Park, David Anson Haigh Woodland. Ted Dempsey joined the Lancaster run and Angela Brooks ran at Blackpool.