LEP Race Reports for 25th June 2011

LEP Race Reports for 25th June 2011

Red Rose runners turned out in good numbers at the recent Two Lads Fell race. John Shepherd was comfortably home first for the club but a great battle ensued between Phil Butler and Ken Addison with Addison just stealing it in the final few yards. Paul Woan continued his improving form with 42:54 and John Rogerson had a great run finishing in 43:15. Tony Thorley’s 44:32 was an excellent performance beating club mates Cliff Utting and Geoff Haworth.

Alison John-Haslam ran 46:58 to be first Red Rose lady, two minutes clear of Glenda Dobie. A good performances from Janine Needham signalled her return to running and Paula Plowman got the better of Debbie Kirkman finishing in 52:53.

Results: J. Shepherd 39:17, K. Addison 41:21, P. Butler 41:22, F. Lynch 41:22, P. Woan 42:54, J. Rogerson 43:15, T. Thorley 44:32, C. Utting 45:17, G. Haworth 45:28, P. Bolton 46:39,A. John- Haslam 46:58, B. Wheeler 47:33, G. Dobie 48:54, J. Needham 49:56, M. Haworth 50:51, P. Plowman 52:53, D. Kirkman 55:04, R. Johnson 59:37, K. Woan 60:24.

In the Freckleton Half Marathon Mick Brennand ran a very steady race finishing in 1:38:59 whilst newcomers Janice Johnstone and Tom McNicholas completed their first big race for the club in 2:15:35 and 2:26:38.

At the tough Hebdon Brook 13:5 held in Nelson, ten members took on the demanding hilly course. Times recorded show the intensity of the course but good performances provided satisfaction for everyone.

J. Shepherd 1:35:45, P. Butler 1:41:58, S. Cliffe 1:47:36, T. Thorley 1:51:23, B. Wheeler 1:56:24, D. Earnshaw 1:58:41, P. Dean 2:01:17, S. Cann 2:02:04, G. Fletcher 2:15:24, C. Douglass 2:21:19.