Twelve Red Rose Road Runners headed over to Blackburn for this tough, undulating but ever popular sell out 10k road race which includes the climb up Buncer Hill. They were greeted on arrival with snow falling and patches of black ice in the car park but fortunately the sun was shining by the time the race started and the course conditions were pretty much perfect. The race was won yet again by Ben Fish from Blackburn harriers in a time of 00:31:58.The first lady finisher was Hayley Kytewr from Salford harriers in 00:38:02
Our very own Jill Jefferson took the F55 category win in a time of 00:46:00
Red rose official chip times: Stuart Smith 43:39,Michael Oddie 44:44,Jill Jefferson 46:00,Gareth Bell 48:05,Lisa Bolton 49:32 Ian Wharton 51:18,Richard Field 51:54,Gareth Fairey 62:08,Andrea Davison 68:12,Lisa Baron 68:13,John Wiseman 68:51,Susan Heatley 72:22.
Manolo Mendoza had a great run at the London Winter Run finishing 215th out of 1700 runners in a new PB time of 40.11, only a matter of time before he breaks the 40 minute barrier.
At Preston Parkrun PB’s were achieved by Jon Wright 22.29, Robert Harrison 22.43, John Wood 23.08 and Lee Burton 28.59. Holly Smith improved her PB on the very tough Cuerden course with a time of 32.58 and at Pontefract, Sam Harrison came into form with a time of 19.07.