A day out for Red Rose saw a large contingent travel to Bolton Abbey for a choice of trail races over challenging terrain. With a choice of 10K, 10 miles and a half marathon to choose from, there were some great performances.
Iain Mitchell led our 10k runners home in 66.45 followed by John Wiseman 70.28, Austin Trelfa 76.28 and Carol Heaton 94.26. In the 10 mile race Phil Davidson was 2nd V55 in 1.37.33, Michael Patten was next in 1.47.26. Anneke Crosby was surprised to hear she had taken the F50 prize in 2.02.26 finishing alongside Pauline Moorcroft with the same time who was rewarded with 3rd F55.
More results. Paula Plowman 2.07.48,Julie Thorley2.14.10,John Plowman 2.18.23,Emily Ingham 2.22.14,Judi Ingham 2.22.14, Anees Shaikh 2.24.08, Sarah Haslam2.33.28, Louise Walsh 2.42.02.In the half marathon, Andrew Christie beat 2hours with a time of 1.53.12,also running were Mike Hall 2.07.31,John Carruthers 2.27.36 and Richard Ward 2.30.44.
The Windmill 10k was a big event with over 500 participants with 40 Red Rose finishers. Inevitably there was a cold wind to chill the runners but plenty of good times were posted. Richard Hally 41.57, John Barker 42.22, Jonathan Finch 43.07, Steve Murphy 44.53, Ben Smithers 45.19, Graham Roberts 47.10, Mick Braithwaite 47.34, Ann Cleave 48.08,gary Turner 48.59, Brian Hanley 50.14, Json Spear 50.21, Sonja Mueller 52.14, James Butler 52.48,Chris Corrigan 53.41, Louise McKenna 53.57, Helen Greenhalgh 55.01, Esther Stanier 55.09, Leanne Finch 55.13, Samantha Edwards 55.16, Louise Withnell 55.32, Lucy Turner 55.52, Nicola Patterson 56.12, Wendy Rogerson 56.13, Jim McLean 56.41, Kieron Alami 57.50, Tracey Alami 57.51, Joanna Dobson 58.02, Stuart Harrison 58.44, Katy Cleece 58.45, Toria Callaghan 59.05,Carol Williams 62.48, Baz Bayliss 64.00, Alison Dick 66.21, Fiona Gutteridge 66.59, Susan Heatley 67.49,Heidi Webber 68.09, Jacqueline Winslow 69.37, Dawn McLean 71.15, Ros Crompton 72.09, Ruth Watkinson 76.10.
The latest crop of Red Rose Graduates enjoyed great success and support at the Preston parkrun. Thanks once again to all the club members who gave their time to accompany the group, with special thanks to Peter O’Grady and Marion for the great efforts they make to encourage people to become runners.