Weekly Roundup 24 April 2017

Weekly Roundup 24 April 2017

For those who have been doing hard runs this weekend, do some good stretches whilst reading this!!!!!

Red Rose had a busy weekend of races including London and Madrid events. Runners and their supporters had a great visit to London with successful performances from everyone. Simon Croft took his PB down to a time of 2.48.25 whilst Dan Hughes had a great run finishing in 3.02.45. Mike Hall was as consistent as ever at this distance with a GFA of 3.12.27 with John Naylor finishing yet another marathon, in 3.14.27.Liam Hooton, friend of the Royals had the nerve to blame our next king of scuppering his target time, finishing in 3.40.00. (Off with his head!) Anthony Hughes tamed the course in 4.13.51. Other excellent performances came in quick succession with Judi Ingham home in 4.39.32,Helen Greenhalgh 4.42.56, Gareth Fairey 4.47.32. Catherine Karn finished in 4.55.43 running in aid of Epilepsy Action along with her daughter, Millie.(4.27.17)Janice Johnstone went so close to beating 5hours with a time of 5.01.12 whilst Wendy Ward and Andrea Davison urged each other on with times of 5.13.22 and 5.13.31.Our Red Rose presence was swelled by Mike Jeffryes 5.15.31, John Plowman 5.26.38 and Louise Walsh, 5.29.44, running for the great work of the Snowdrop Project raising funds for long term support of survivors of human trafficking.

Closer to home but over the same gruelling distance, the Blackpool Marathon saw Ben Smithers leading Red Rose home in 3.44.43 with Shane Cliffe next in 4.02.48. Colin Manning completed his latest completion of the long distance in 5.27.52 and Gina Biggs racked up another successful 26.2 in 6.37.27. In the Half Marathon, Alex Venables flew round the course in 1.22.14. Jeanette Swarbrick got close to the 2 hour barrier with a time of 2.03.06 with Catherine Macgillivray closing in that target with a time of 2.07.25. In the 10k race, Paul Fairclough ran 48.33 and Matt Ashton finished in 53.31.

Enjoying the sun in the Madrid Half Marathon, Chris Taylor had an impressive run finishing the 1.42.17 with other excellent times coming from Pete O’Grady ,1.51.04, Stuart Isherwood 1.52.33, Jonathan Gore 2.11.42, Catherine Bliss 2.26.15 and Marion O’Grady 2.34.11.

The Wray Scarecrow 10k sounds like a gentle jog but runners are tested on long drawn out inclines and a long descent on tired legs. The ladies who were up to the challenge, took the Ladies team prize through great performances from Jill Jefferson 2nd lady overall in 44.444, Carla Davies 3rd lady in 45.21 and Lisa Bolton 47.39. Joe Swarbrick finished in 5th spot to take the V60 prize in 39.54 with another solid run from Andy Birkbeck in 43.53. Ian Wharton finished in 47.44 with Anees Shaikh enjoying a steady run in 55.48.Debbie Porter continued her return to running with this hard test with a time of 57.59. Lisa Baron and Steve Taylor had the satisfaction of breaking the hour with times of 59.24 and 59.37. Sarah Haslam battled with the tough course finishing in 62.44 and Sharon Birkbeck completed the successful team performance in 65.20.

Red Rose were well represented as runners and volunteers at the inaugural Bat Run at Cuerden Valley which successfully raised more than £500 towards repairs to the restoration of the Walled Garden.

At the Kendal Tri Andy Hale and Ry Beardsworth took on the Kendal Sprint 1 event consisting of a 400m swim, 18k bike and 5k run. Andy finished in 1.17.27 with Ry not far behind in 1.22.52.

Parkrun PB’s have been achieved by a host of our runners this week. Apologies for any I have missed. At Preston a massive turnout of 340 couldn’t stop 7 Red Rose beating their previous best. Stephen Walker 24.16, Margaret Lupton 25.09,Pauline Moorcroft 25.38, Davina Bowling 26.00, Michelle livesey 26.34, Heidi Webber 31.33, and Fiona Gutteridge 32.01.At Cuerden Valley Natalie Lewis finished in 26.32, Janine Needham 27.38 and Mary Conway 29.20. At Lytham, Graham Wilkinson ran 27.01.

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For those who have been doing hard runs this weekend, do some good stretches whilst reading this!!!!!

Red Rose had a busy weekend of races including London and Madrid events. Runners and their supporters had a great visit to London with successful performances from everyone. Simon Croft took his PB down to a time of 2.48.25 whilst Dan Hughes had a great run finishing in 3.02.45. Mike Hall was as consistent as ever at this distance with a GFA of 3.12.27 with John Naylor finishing yet another marathon, in 3.14.27.Liam Hooton, friend of the Royals had the nerve to blame our next king of scuppering his target time, finishing in 3.40.00. (Off with his head!) Anthony Hughes tamed the course in 4.13.51. Other excellent performances came in quick succession with Judi Ingham home in 4.39.32,Helen Greenhalgh 4.42.56, Gareth Fairey 4.47.32. Catherine Karn finished in 4.55.43 running in aid of Epilepsy Action along with her daughter, Millie.(4.27.17)Janice Johnstone went so close to beating 5hours with a time of 5.01.12 whilst Wendy Ward and Andrea Davison urged each other on with times of 5.13.22 and 5.13.31.Our Red Rose presence was swelled by Mike Jeffryes 5.15.31, John Plowman 5.26.38 and Louise Walsh, 5.29.44, running for the great work of the Snowdrop Project raising funds for long term support of survivors of human trafficking.

Closer to home but over the same gruelling distance, the Blackpool Marathon saw Ben Smithers leading Red Rose home in 3.44.43 with Shane Cliffe next in 4.02.48. Colin Manning completed his latest completion of the long distance in 5.27.52 and Gina Biggs racked up another successful 26.2 in 6.37.27. In the Half Marathon, Alex Venables flew round the course in 1.22.14. Jeanette Swarbrick got close to the 2 hour barrier with a time of 2.03.06 with Catherine Macgillivray closing in that target with a time of 2.07.25. In the 10k race, Paul Fairclough ran 48.33 and Matt Ashton finished in 53.31.

Enjoying the sun in the Madrid Half Marathon, Chris Taylor had an impressive run finishing the 1.42.17 with other excellent times coming from Pete O’Grady ,1.51.04, Stuart Isherwood 1.52.33, Jonathan Gore 2.11.42, Catherine Bliss 2.26.15 and Marion O’Grady 2.34.11.

The Wray Scarecrow 10k sounds like a gentle jog but runners are tested on long drawn out inclines and a long descent on tired legs. The ladies who were up to the challenge, took the Ladies team prize through great performances from Jill Jefferson 2nd lady overall in 44.444, Carla Davies 3rd lady in 45.21 and Lisa Bolton 47.39. Joe Swarbrick finished in 5th spot to take the V60 prize in 39.54 with another solid run from Andy Birkbeck in 43.53. Ian Wharton finished in 47.44 with Anees Shaikh enjoying a steady run in 55.48.Debbie Porter continued her return to running with this hard test with a time of 57.59. Lisa Baron and Steve Taylor had the satisfaction of breaking the hour with times of 59.24 and 59.37. Sarah Haslam battled with the tough course finishing in 62.44 and Sharon Birkbeck completed the successful team performance in 65.20.

Red Rose were well represented as runners and volunteers at the inaugural Bat Run at Cuerden Valley which successfully raised more than £500 towards repairs to the restoration of the Walled Garden.

At the Kendal Tri Andy Hale and Ry Beardsworth took on the Kendal Sprint 1 event consisting of a 400m swim, 18k bike and 5k run. Andy finished in 1.17.27 with Ry not far behind in 1.22.52.

Parkrun PB’s have been achieved by a host of our runners this week. Apologies for any I have missed. At Preston a massive turnout of 340 couldn’t stop 7 Red Rose beating their previous best. Stephen Walker 24.16, Margaret Lupton 25.09,Pauline Moorcroft 25.38, Davina Bowling 26.00, Michelle livesey 26.34, Heidi Webber 31.33, and Fiona Gutteridge 32.01.At Cuerden Valley Natalie Lewis finished in 26.32, Janine Needham 27.38 and Mary Conway 29.20. At Lytham, Graham Wilkinson ran 27.01.

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