In the news this week,
Just for a laugh, Debbie Porter and Ruth Travis completed the Yomp Mountain Challenge, 23 miles with 3,900ft ascent in an amazing 6 hours 17 mins despite the heat.
More and more runners from RRRRs are taking to the fells and trails these days. Thursday night saw 2 good examples of this trend.
Hendersons End Fell Race organised By Lostock AC, Bolton saw 14 club mates turn out.
Conditions were good for fast times, the winner, Gary Priestley of Salford Harriers ran 45 minutes missing the course record by 1 sec!
First Red Rose runner home in 12th was James Simon 53.13. Ben Donoghue also ran under the hour for 17th in 55.26.
Club prize winners were lady v45 Paula Plowman 81st 77.42 and lady v55 Lynn Melvin 76th 75.24.
Other results are Barry Wheeler 37th 61.32, Mark McCrea 41st 63.12, Gary Corcoran 48th 64.36, Gareth Bell 51st 65.27, Emma Plant 62nd 68.06, Peter Bolton 68th 70.24, Bernie Mitchell 79th 76.50, Graham Roberts 87th 82.26, Jenny Fairclough 90th 98.57 together with Sue Austin 91st 98.57.
While at Cuerden Valley Park the 10k Badger Sett trail race series race 1, hosted by Wesham Road Runners, saw had 32 Rosers taking up the challenge.
Duncan Anderson had a good run finishing 4th in 39.04. Also under 40 minutes was 1st v50 John Shepherd 8th 39.47.
The Joe and Ken challenge in the v60 group continued with Joe getting the better of Ken for a second week. 20th 42.02 and 24th 42.46.
5th runner in for the club was Janine Needham for 2nd lady overall 43rd 45.27.
Sian McMonagle was the first female junior in 112th 52.32 and evergreen George Fletcher won the v70 category 158th 60.31. All the other results can be found on the Facebook page or on the usual results websites that can be found via links on the website redroseroadrunners.org.
On the road at Burnley 10k Keith Burrows ran 57.17, Simon Hall 57.13 and Simon Kirkman 65.50.
While at the Morcambe 10k Sarah Runcie ran 64.19 for 128th, Kelly Day 69.24 150th and the v75 team of Evelyn and Bernard Elkington (soon to be the v80 team) 165th 71.59 and 172nd 89.55.
The Bernard and Evelyn Elkington Birthday Bash 5 mile happens on Sunday 31st July 10am.
A quick mention for David Williams who competed in the Rossendale Triathlon last week. He finished in 76.58 for the 400m swim 21k cycle and 5k run.
Back to the fells and trails with The Grasmere Gallop and Coniston trail races.
At Grasmere Brian Hanley ran the 17k in 1hr 52m 8s for 97th and Sarah Haslam ran the 10k in 70m 34 s for 227th place.
At Coniston there 5 events to choose from. No results as yet but entrants from Red Rose were:-
Shane Cliffe, Carla Davies, Margaret Lupton, Aimee Midgley.
Marathon Trail Race
Half Marathon Challenge
Angela Brooks, Philip Davidson, Vicky Gore, Helen Greenhalgh, Emma Jackson, Mac McCormack, Helen Orson, Claire Shaw, Austin Trelfa, Ian Waddington, Josephine Walsh and Wendy Ward.
Half Marathon Race
Andrew Christie, John Naylor, Dave Raynor
10k mini marathon
Alison Mercer, David Watson.
Judging by the photos on Facebook it looks like they all had a good day out with the bonus of being able to cool off in the lake after the race.
parkrun is a very popular Saturday morning routine for many runners and the club had runners up and down the country again from Long Eaton to Glasgow. Once again there were pb’s and targets achieved by many. All the Red Rose results are found on the weekly consolidated page on the parkrun website. Also posted as a link on the club Facebook page.