Starting and finishing at Hawkshead, the 17km Hawkshead Trail Race, 17km Hawkshead Trail Challenge and 10km Hawkshead Trail Run follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding peaks of the Coniston Hills, the Langdales and most of the Lakeland fells. All of the routes take in the infamous, mile long, near vertical, killer climb of the "Coffin Trail"! Underfoot conditions are generally good, particularly for those used to off-road running. Great performances in each event saw these results.
10k Richard Hally 1:04:39 Lisa Bolton 1:13:43 David Bayliss 1:15:03 Brian Hanley 1:23:57 Austin Trelfa 1:25:11 Gail Bristo 1:33:08 David Watson 1:55:36
17 k Challenge Philip Davidson 1:34:30 Jonathon Evans 1:40:15 Doug Brayden 1:46:47 Margaret Lupton 2:04:02 Cat Holden 2:12:00 Wendy Ward 2:14:03,(PB by 15 minutes !) Claire Shaw 2.14.03, Sarah Haslam 2:14:07 Nina Colquhoun 2:31:31 Mac McCormack 3:02:28
17k Race Andrew Christie 1:28:00 Olivia Wiggans 1:31:50 Richard Ward 1:46:10 John Wiggans 1:46:10
The 3 Bridges 10k was held in Lancaster with 15 Red Rose runners taking part. Stuart Smith was 25th overall in a time of 42.15 with Janine Needham next in 43.50 and Jill Jefferson 44.00 assuring them both of their age category prizes. Carol Douglass took the F70 prize in 53.24 and Bernard Elkington M80 finished in 94.27. Red Rose finishers: Michael Oddie 44.31, Richard Barnes 45.54, Ian Wharton 49.31, Peter O’Grady 49.54, Joan Gouldthorpe 53.16, Sam Edwards 57.12, Debbie Porter 57.27, Marion O’Grady 63.33, Toshif Vally 72.11, Jenni Sloan 78.35.
At the Radcliffe 10k Dan and Nicola Hughes ran the course together in 48.25, meaning Nicola was 8th lady overall and 4th in her age group.
Parkrun performances included Gareth Case gaining a PB of 18.18 in sunny San Francisco. Meanwhile in Jamaica Pond, Boston Melanie Lowe ran 26.44 and Kris Lowe finished in 29.54.
Closer to home, Kelly Day gained a new PB at Preston with a time of 29.10 and at Cuerden Valley Nicola Hughes was on form with her impressive new time of 23.09.
Ben Smithers continued his marathon challenge with his third in three weeks. Last week’s Manchester time of 3.44 was surpassed this week in Boston,UK with a time of 3.38.
Kris Lowe was in Boston USA, for the marathon. Unfortunately he was nursing an achilles injury. He successfully completed the course in 4.38.27.
A quintet of Red Rosers ventured to the Ribby Hall sprint triathlon on Sunday, which is the first of three triathlons in the Fylde Tri-olgy series. The challenge consisted of a 400m swim, 10.5 bike ride and 5k run. Overall results: Phil Darwen 1:02:58 (blink and you miss him!), David Bayliss 1:11:04, Annie Owens 1:22:21, Janet Tolson 1:25:00 and Jenny Fairclough 1:28:35. Congratulations to Janet, who won the second senior vet lady prize in a really strong field. Top Red Rose support was provided by Sue Austin and Dave Tolson who got up at an unearthly hour to be there right from the start.
My first newsletter name check – yay.
P B on my 5K too. Thanks all. Annie