A Red Rose weekend away was a great success. Plenty of fun and PB’s ensured a happy adventure to the Anglesey Half Marathon. The course takes runners across the world famous Menai Suspension Bridge, free from traffic, and follows the coast road to the awesome Beaumaris Castle, and back. The route is undulating yet quick, but most of all the scenery is stunning.
Steven Gore 90:43. Philip Davidson 96:30 Richard Ward 1:45:24 Paul Woan 1:49:07 Andy Hall 1:51:26 (PB) Sarah Hall 1:51:00 (PB) Sarah Maltby 1:51:33 (PB) Margaret Lodge 1:54:15 Lucy Lodge 1:54:16 U17 Richard Lodge 1:56:35 Emma Louise 2:00:07 (PB) Joanne Malcolmson 2:04:32 Vicky Gore 2:06:39 (First 1/2 Marathon) David Wilkinson 2:13:18 Claire Shaw 2:21:45 (PB), Angela Brooks 2:26:21 (First 1/2 Marathon) Ramona Joy Mulligan 2:51:46
The Stanley Park 10K is held over two days now due to its popularity. On Saturday 313 runners finished. In 34th place Chris Brown was the first Red Rose runner home in a time of 42.42. Simon Houghton put in a good performance with a time of 44.39. David Orritt finished in 47.48 with Matt Ashton next in 50.27. Deborah Orritt finished in the top of the field in 53.15 with Kelly Day running 63.11. In Sunday, Michael Hogarth ran 55.04 and Gina Biggs completed the course in 74.30.
At the Haweswater Half , Anthony Durkin tackled the out and back course and was pleased with a time of 1.25.40, considering it the hardest Half he has done. Karen and Chris Clark re visited this race for the fifth year with Karen finishing in 2.20.30, two minutes faster than last year and Chris ran 2.22.43.
A long way from home, Ken Addison wasted no time finding a race having landed in Australia only three days earlier. At the Orange Colour Festival 10k he ran in 30degrees of heat at an altitude of 1000 metres to finish 8th overall and first V50 in a time of 42 minutes.
Joan Gouldthorpe and Ray Taylor braved the Grizzly 7 with a small but select field of 21runners. They finished the tough course together in 74 minutes.
Parkrun at Cuerden Valley realised some well earned PB’s for the Royle family. Finty flew round in 22.17 with dad. Jon running 24.37 and young Daisy finishing in 31.56. Pete Battersby ran well for 22.59. At Preston Lisa Bolton was the only RR to get a PB with a time of 24.06.