Red Rose Road Runners

Weekly Roundup 7th March 2016

Weekly Roundup 7th March 2016

Alison Parkinson was our only runner at the Haweswater Half Marathon held at Bampton. Although the road had suffered a landslide in recent months the repairs were quickly carried out ensuring that this excellent race could take place. From Bampton village this an out and back course which although unusual can have a great motivational effect as runners meet other runners and encourage each other. Alison covered the undulating course in an excellent 1.53.03.

At the Mothers’ Day 10k from Salt Ayre, Lancaster,four Red Rosers ran and all won prizes. Carla  produced our star performance with 3rd place . Jill Jefferson finished  as first F55 whilst Evelyn and Bernard Elkington continue their reign as the fittest F75 couple in this part of the world.

At Cuerden Valley parkrun, Liam Hooton posted yet another PB with a time of 23.26. Claire Shaw also improved with a time of 27.03 and Lucie Clipston did well with her new time of 29.04. At Preston Heidi Webber produced another PB of 31.38.

The Muddy Bottoms event proved to be as popular as ever with a great Red Rose turn out. In the 7 mile run, David Singleton put in a great performance coming in 2nd in a time of 1.13.26. Phil Davidson seems to have taken the long way round finishing in 1.37.17. David Raynor ran 1.46.41. Jennifer Bradley and Kate Clipston ran together in 1.51.30 followed by the James Robinson and Doug Bryden pairing, home in 2.06.57.

In the 15 mile version of Muddy Bottoms, John Naylor was the first Red Rose by some distance, finishing 10th overall in a time of 3.20.39. Steve Hargreaves was next in 3.37.40. Teamwork  and camaraderie epitomised the remainder of the club’s participation. Julie Thorley, Margaret Lupton, George Fletcher and John Rogerson teamed up to run a commendable time of 3.40.00. Some way back but equally enthusiastic about the nature of the event were Jonathan Butterworth. Paula Plowman, Martin Simpson and Helen Greenhalgh in 4.01.00 and finally another quartet, taking the final placings in the event Martin Foley, Ann Donoghue, Stuart Cann and Ben Donoghue in 4.02.05.