Weekly Roundup 28th August 2016

Weekly Roundup 28th August 2016

The latest fell race was an interesting and tough little 4.5 mile, category ‘A’ race from the scenic village of Pendleton. The start & finish is right next to the pub which was ideal for the traveling spectators who had made the journey down the A59. Needless to say the landlady was also happy as her till kept opening. The local homemade cake stall also proved quite popular. This was a red rose fell championship race so points were up for grabs, especially with a few notable absentees. First back for the club was Barry Wheeler who continues to run well on the fells with a solid time of 44.30. Our first lady back was Sarah Hall in 54.16 (6th lady overall).

The race had a total field of 119 entrants. Full Red Rose positions and results:

26th Barry Wheeler Sen 44.30,46th Frank Nightingale V50 48.24,47th Philip Butler V50 48.30,51th Andrew Christie Sen 49.35,54th Gareth Bell Sen 49.43,57th Stuart Cann V50 50.09,80th Sarah Hall L 54.16,81st Ben Donohue Sen 54.17,85th Philip Davidson V50 55.14,102nd Paul Caffertey V50 58.05,106th Paula Plowman LV50 60.58,107th Debbie Porter LV40 61.40,114th Alison Mercer LV50 76.29,115th George Fletcher V70 82.33,116th Pita Oates LV40 85.16,117th Jenny Fairclough LV50 85.16,118th Lisa Hyde LV40 90.24.

The Vernon’s 5k series came to an end this week with a great turnout of 30 from Red Rose. Simon Croft sounded a warning that he is in great form with a time of 17.01 for third place. In sixth place was Karl Hodgson in 18.07 and in 9th Simon Robinson in 18.34. The women were lead home by Janine Needham in an excellent time of 21.02 which confirmed her as 1st lady for the whole series. Catherine Newton was well placed in time of 23.02 and Joan Gouldthorpe comfortably took the F65 accolade for the evening. Alison Mercer and Gareth Fairey ran in each race and both won their age categories.

The Blackpool Illuminations 10k proved to be a popular race with plenty of good performances. Simon Croft excelled himself taking 2nd place in a new PB of 34.47.In 14th Kristian Lowe ran 41.39 and Liam Hooton finished in 22nd in a time of 43.04. Melanie Lowe was our first lady home in 54.44 followed by Jenny Bradley and Kate Clipston in 57.39.Our other runners putting in good performance were David Bayliss 49.06,Faisal Ali 59.28, Angie Fox Lane 59.48,Nicola Patterson 60.41, Corah Annand 64.28, Susan Heatley 67.02, Louise Walsh 70.14, Heidi Webber 72.13,and Andy Clipston 78.52 achieving a massive PB improving by over 6 minutes.

The Lancaster 5k produced excellent times from Carla Davies in 20.33 and Gareth Fairey in 23.35.

Ken Addison took up the challenge of the Arnison Crag fell race at the Patterdale Dog Show. With a lot of local talent in the field, the challenging 3 mile up and down race saw Ken take the V60 prize and almost escaped unscathed – but not quite!

The parkrun scene encourages runners to seek out new venues whenever they are away from home. Steve Bladon went ‘home’ to Boston Lincolnshire and surprised himself by finishing second in a time of 20.26.Carole Williams achieved a PB at the Southport event with a time of 28.14. Dave Hooton took in the Halifax event and Chris Brown took part at the Nonsuch venue. Personal Best’s were run at Cuerden Valley by Chris Patterson in a time of 23.24,Catherine Newton 24.52, ‘Birthday girl’, Sophie Hill 28.59, Shane Collins 32.43 and Denise Fairhurst 34.20. At Preston, Ray Taylor, V65, brought his time down to 21.25.

At Harrock Hill the ladies strengthened their claim to be champions in the Inter Club Fell series and Carla Davies was among the prize winners. Duncan Anderson was brilliantly place in 3rd in a time of 34.03, Dan Hughes 11th in 36.39 and James Simon 13th in 37.01. Ken Addison confirmed his V60 position for the series and a source close to the action told this reporter, ‘Frank Nightingale fell into a stile and got a bit mucked up’. The all conquering ladies team were lead by Carla Davies in a time of 47.15, Sarah Hall 49.24 and Alison Parkinson 52.29.Full results at ukresults.net/2016/harrock4.html.

Late addition with great detail from Ken.

The 4th Wednesday in the month is the traditional day for popular Harrock Hill fell race. The series of 4 races held over the summer months starts in the village of Hilldale and is based at the Farmers Arms pub. The course is a good introduction to off road running as it has long road and trail sections as well as some climbs and descents to contend with along with many stiles and gates to negotiate.

There are also many boxes of fruit and veg given out as prizes to overall and age category winners on a no show no prize basis, so it is always worth waiting for the prize giving as left over prizes are allocated to the next runners in the pecking order.

On a very pleasant evening this week’s race saw 227 entries with a strong contingent of 39 finishers from Red Rose.

The conditions underfoot were not too bad considering the recent rain and the runners only had a few muddy stretches to contend with. Care was still needed though as there were a few fallers and twisted ankles en route.

First runner home for the club was 3rd placed Duncan Anderson in 34.03. Carla Davies ran well to place 3rd open lady 103rd 47.15. Red Rose also had 2 age category winners in Ken Addison 1st v60 33rd 40.44 and Ray Taylor 1st v65 107th 47.31.

Red Rose won the men’s team prize. Dan Hughes 11th 36.39 and James Simon 13th 37.01 adding to Duncan’s effort.

Ken also picked up the series prize for 1st v60.

Unfortunately Lynn Melvin was unable to race as she had to sort out her car which had been run into while parked. Fortunately there were witnesses and no one was injured.

The latest fell race was an interesting and tough little 4.5 mile, category ‘A’ race from the scenic village of Pendleton. The start & finish is right next to the pub which was ideal for the traveling spectators who had made the journey down the A59. Needless to say the landlady was also happy as her till kept opening. The local homemade cake stall also proved quite popular. This was a red rose fell championship race so points were up for grabs, especially with a few notable absentees. First back for the club was Barry Wheeler who continues to run well on the fells with a solid time of 44.30. Our first lady back was Sarah Hall in 54.16 (6th lady overall).

The race had a total field of 119 entrants. Full Red Rose positions and results:

26th Barry Wheeler Sen 44.30,46th Frank Nightingale V50 48.24,47th Philip Butler V50 48.30,51th Andrew Christie Sen 49.35,54th Gareth Bell Sen 49.43,57th Stuart Cann V50 50.09,80th Sarah Hall L 54.16,81st Ben Donohue Sen 54.17,85th Philip Davidson V50 55.14,102nd Paul Caffertey V50 58.05,106th Paula Plowman LV50 60.58,107th Debbie Porter LV40 61.40,114th Alison Mercer LV50 76.29,115th George Fletcher V70 82.33,116th Pita Oates LV40 85.16,117th Jenny Fairclough LV50 85.16,118th Lisa Hyde LV40 90.24.

The Vernon’s 5k series came to an end this week with a great turnout of 30 from Red Rose. Simon Croft sounded a warning that he is in great form with a time of 17.01 for third place. In sixth place was Karl Hodgson in 18.07 and in 9th Simon Robinson in 18.34. The women were lead home by Janine Needham in an excellent time of 21.02 which confirmed her as 1st lady for the whole series. Catherine Newton was well placed in time of 23.02 and Joan Gouldthorpe comfortably took the F65 accolade for the evening. Alison Mercer and Gareth Fairey ran in each race and both won their age categories.

The Blackpool Illuminations 10k proved to be a popular race with plenty of good performances. Simon Croft excelled himself taking 2nd place in a new PB of 34.47.In 14th Kristian Lowe ran 41.39 and Liam Hooton finished in 22nd in a time of 43.04. Melanie Lowe was our first lady home in 54.44 followed by Jenny Bradley and Kate Clipston in 57.39.Our other runners putting in good performance were David Bayliss 49.06,Faisal Ali 59.28, Angie Fox Lane 59.48,Nicola Patterson 60.41, Corah Annand 64.28, Susan Heatley 67.02, Louise Walsh 70.14, Heidi Webber 72.13,and Andy Clipston 78.52 achieving a massive PB improving by over 6 minutes.

The Lancaster 5k produced excellent times from Carla Davies in 20.33 and Gareth Fairey in 23.35.

Ken Addison took up the challenge of the Arnison Crag fell race at the Patterdale Dog Show. With a lot of local talent in the field, the challenging 3 mile up and down race saw Ken take the V60 prize and almost escaped unscathed – but not quite!

The parkrun scene encourages runners to seek out new venues whenever they are away from home. Steve Bladon went ‘home’ to Boston Lincolnshire and surprised himself by finishing second in a time of 20.26.Carole Williams achieved a PB at the Southport event with a time of 28.14. Dave Hooton took in the Halifax event and Chris Brown took part at the Nonsuch venue. Personal Best’s were run at Cuerden Valley by Chris Patterson in a time of 23.24,Catherine Newton 24.52, ‘Birthday girl’, Sophie Hill 28.59, Shane Collins 32.43 and Denise Fairhurst 34.20. At Preston, Ray Taylor, V65, brought his time down to 21.25.

At Harrock Hill the ladies strengthened their claim to be champions in the Inter Club Fell series and Carla Davies was among the prize winners. Duncan Anderson was brilliantly place in 3rd in a time of 34.03, Dan Hughes 11th in 36.39 and James Simon 13th in 37.01. Ken Addison confirmed his V60 position for the series and a source close to the action told this reporter, ‘Frank Nightingale fell into a stile and got a bit mucked up’. The all conquering ladies team were lead by Carla Davies in a time of 47.15, Sarah Hall 49.24 and Alison Parkinson 52.29.Full results at ukresults.net/2016/harrock4.html.

Late addition with great detail from Ken.

The 4th Wednesday in the month is the traditional day for popular Harrock Hill fell race. The series of 4 races held over the summer months starts in the village of Hilldale and is based at the Farmers Arms pub. The course is a good introduction to off road running as it has long road and trail sections as well as some climbs and descents to contend with along with many stiles and gates to negotiate.

There are also many boxes of fruit and veg given out as prizes to overall and age category winners on a no show no prize basis, so it is always worth waiting for the prize giving as left over prizes are allocated to the next runners in the pecking order.

On a very pleasant evening this week’s race saw 227 entries with a strong contingent of 39 finishers from Red Rose.

The conditions underfoot were not too bad considering the recent rain and the runners only had a few muddy stretches to contend with. Care was still needed though as there were a few fallers and twisted ankles en route.

First runner home for the club was 3rd placed Duncan Anderson in 34.03. Carla Davies ran well to place 3rd open lady 103rd 47.15. Red Rose also had 2 age category winners in Ken Addison 1st v60 33rd 40.44 and Ray Taylor 1st v65 107th 47.31.

Red Rose won the men’s team prize. Dan Hughes 11th 36.39 and James Simon 13th 37.01 adding to Duncan’s effort.

Ken also picked up the series prize for 1st v60.

Unfortunately Lynn Melvin was unable to race as she had to sort out her car which had been run into while parked. Fortunately there were witnesses and no one was injured.

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