Apologies for missing anyone who has achieved great things this weekend. Just returned from a few days grandparenting and haven’t had much time !
Over 130 Red Rose lined up for the Audi Run Preston 10k. Unsurprisingly there were some excellent performances. Carla Davies won the women’s race in a time of 38.55 and was joined in the winning ladies team by Maureen Laney in 44.29 unsurprisingly first F60, Hannah McCusker 45.00 and Jill Jefferson 46.50 and first F55. Joan Gouldthorpe was first F65 in 55.43 and Carol Douglass was first F70 in 52.54. For the men David Parkinson won the Vet 50 in 38.25 with Stuart Cann second V50 in 39.38. Ray Taylor was first V65 in 45.42 and Arthur Green was second V70 in 73.06. Top places in the overall race came from Duncan Anderson 35.11 Ciarron Roddy 35.33 and Dan Hughes 37.10. Full results can be found on niftyenties.com.
Wendy Ward and family visited Disneyland Paris and reported, “The races were a 10k on the Saturday through the theme parks – which we ran together. On the Sunday it was the half marathon – we ran separately! The 10k was special as we saw a fellow runner proposing right in front of the castle! The half marathon course started in both of the theme parks before heading out to a local village before finally heading back into the Disney studios theme park – where both races finished! It was a glorious weekend – very sunny!!!! And the medals are just awesome as always!!!! Hoping that Rich will soften to the idea of a third visit next year – but feel I may be pushing my luck!!!!
At the Dales trails series, Tony and Julie Thorley, and Margaret Lupton represented Red Rose. Tony and Margaret have run the series of 3 whilst Julie had to miss the second one. The third one saw Tony finish the marathon distance in 5hr 1 min including 3000feet of ascent. He finished the series as 9th Vet 50. Margaret and Julie finished in 6.46 with an extra mile thrown in as they went the scenic route!
Joe Swarbrick ran the Forest of Dean Trail Half marathon finishing in 14th place and first V60 in a time of 1.28.35.
Gina Biggs ran a triple marathon in Milton Keynes this weekend taking her ever closer to her 100th. She even managed even splits on her third run!