Weekly Roundup 18th May 2015

Weekly Roundup 18th May 2015

A massive Red Rose presence of 81 runners plus supporters at the Lytham Inter Club race showed the amazing rejuvenation of the club continues every week. Dan Hughes lead the team home with Alan Jolly pushing him all the way. The team performances were the main reasons for celebrations with the V40 team claiming 3rd place, and the Vet 50 team clear winners. The Womens’ team took 4th place.

Full Results:

21 Daniel Hughes 30:03, 25 Alan Jolly 30:22, 31 Joe Swarbrick 30:49, 33 John Shepherd 31:01, 34 Stephen Woodruffe 31:02, 36 Dave Wall 31:13, 37 Andrew Christie 31:15, 40 Ken Addison 31:30, 43 Mike Hall 31:42, 49 David Brunton 31:56, 50 Ben Donoghue 31:56, 51 Stu Cann 31:59, 65 Richard Maughan 32:42, 67 Steve Bladon 32:46, 72 Chris Brown 33:10, 83 Philip Davidson 33:49, 87 Steven Whitney 33:58, 95 Frank Nightingale 34:23, 100 John Allen 34:41, 102 Gareth Bell 34:49, 105 Doug Bryden 34:53, 108 Mark McCrea 34:58, 111 Andrew Stell 35:03, 112 Paul Woan 35:15, 116 Dave Hooton 35:31, 124 Ethan Hodkinson 35:59, 125 Barry Wheeler 36:01, 134 Richard Ward 36:29, 137 John Wiseman 36:47, 140 Stephen Robertson 36:58, 143 Jacob Shepherd 37:06, 145 Joanne Malcolmson 37:25, 146 Annelie Crosby 37:25, 149 Lisa Bolton 37:34, 154 Catherine Newton 37:54, 158 Bernie Mitchels 38:09, 165 Jon Wright 38:37, 168 Richard Field 38:49, 172 Sarah Hall 38:58, 173 David Orritt 39:06, 180 Paula Plowman 39:42, 183 Andy Speer 39:54, 186 John Plowman 40:03, 189 Alice Hartley 40:28, 190 Carol Douglass 40:33, 192 Deborah Orritt 40:54, 195 Janette Rayton 41:24, 201 Lynn Melvin 42:08, 203 Alecia Johnstone 42:12, 204 Emma Johnson 42:12, 211 Anees Shaikii 42:57, 215 George Fletcher 43:04, 216 Lorraine Houghton 43:05, 217 Sue Austin 43:10, 224 Mick Hogarth 43:42, 226 Claire Shaw 44:19, 229 Helen Orson 44:30, 230 Karen Clark 44:38, 232 Judi Ingham 44:48, 236 Jenny Fairclough 45:16, 237 Helen Greenhalgh 45:24, 239 Chris Clark 45:55, 241 Paula Stell 46:02, 243 Gavin Beetham 46:18, 245 Martin Foley 46:35, 249 Mary Conway 46:56, 250 Wendy Ward 47:00, 253 S Louise Walsh 47:25, 258 Carol Heaton 48:51, 259 Abi Brown 48:57, 260 Gareth Fairey 49:07, 261 Kelly Day 49:27, 262 Marion O’Grady 49:40, 263 Sarah Haslam 49:42, 265 Susan Heatley 51:34, 266 Nina Colquhoun 51:40, 268 Evelyn Elkington 52:22, 270 Laura Johnson 54:07, 272 Lydia Plackett 56:34, 276 Tom Hilton 1:08:46, 277 Barnaby Elkington 1:08:46

Red Rose main event of the year, the Worden Park 10k, was a massive success with 323 finishers in the main event and 66 in the Fun run. Although the club were responsible for the marshalling of the course, 34 members were able to take part. Blustery conditions were evident in many parts of the two lap course. Karl Hodgson was 15th overall in a time of 38.53 with Stephen Woodruffe putting in another good performance to be 3rd V50 in 39.52. Andrew Christie closed in on the 40 minute target with 40.03 followed by V55 winner Ken Addison in 40.07.

Janine Needham  was  accompanied by Mark McCrea and Andy Binstead to finish in 45.30 to take the F40 prize and Carol Douglass was a clear F65 winner in 51.25. Evelyn Elkington finished in 68.29 to be the F75 winner with Bernard Elkington acting as tail runner, encouraging people a third of his age, still running strongly at 78.

Results: P.Davidson 43.08,A.Stell 44.42, D.Russell 46.42, J.Royle 46.50,(PB) L.Bolton 47.39, S.Murphy 49.25, P.O’Grady 50.10, D.Orritt 51.04, J.Rayton 51.23, D.Orritt 52.17, M.Lennighan 53.09, L.Houghton 55.15, A.Nuttall 58.20, D.Hill 58.20, H.Greenhalgh 59.34, D.Clapham 60.23, L.Davitt 60.56, K.Day 63.25, T.Alami 63.30, M.O’Grady 64.24, G.Fairey 64.25, S.Heatley 66.55, S.Haslam 68.59, R.Mulligan 71.55

In the Fun Run, eight young Red Rose runners enjoyed the occasion with Sophie Hill coming in 9th in a time of 6.25. Cameron Needham was close behind with a time of 6.34 and Ruby Lennighan was next with 6.48. Well done to Finley Needham who  ran 7.43, Julie Lennighan 8.11, India Ward 8.36,Eric Ward 9.58 and little Madison Needham 11.14.

Lydia Plackett reported on the Sowerby Scorcher. This is a fantastic event. The route was a very challenging circular 10km, which took in glorious views from the top of  the moors. Once at the top, it was an undulating 3 miles back into Sowerby. The route consisted of a good mixture of tarmac, grass and bridle paths. Back at St Peter’s Hall runners were fed tea, coffee and homemade cake. All finishers got a certificate and mug to take home. Emma Louise did this challenging 10km, in high winds, in a stunning 1:03.

Michael Pate met the challenge of the tough Windermere Marathon. He ran well finishing in 3.38. Shane Cliffe returned to successfully chase the demons of last year finishing in 4.04.

At the Chester Half Marathon Dan Hughes showed he had a strong finish with a great time of 1.22.16. Vicky Gore came close to 2 hours with 2.02.53 and Louise Walsh finished in 2.19.48.

Dave Brunton took on the Howgills 26 mile. The Howgills trail running event is another fine example of one of our “lumpy” events (Trail 26 code for “it’s a tad hilly). With between 700m to 1000m of climbing dependant on which trail race you choose there is something to test even the most hardened of trail runners. The wind can be very strong out on the hills and temperature can drop quickly. The descents are grassy and can get quite slippery which makes for a technical and fun race. His time? 5hr 30 min . Brilliant !!

The Ward family took part in the Putney Bridge Parkrun whilst in London. They were in the good company of celebrity Sophie Rayworth. It was a three lap course taking in a path overlooking the River Thames. Richard ran with Wendy to help her achieve a PB of 27. 47.

Cuerden Valley Parkrun PB’s this week. Barry Wheeler 22.07,Mark McCrea 22.22, Michael Hogarth 28.27, Peter Rothwell 29.25, Alison Mercer 29.38, Judi Ingham 29.54, Pita Oates 42.21.

Preston Parkrun PB’s Richard Maughan 20.34,  Alice Hartley 25.03, Tina Carr 25.04, Diane Hill 26.40.