Red Rose News

Red Rose News

The Standish Hall Trail Race over 10k was the latest race in the Red Rose Grand Prix. In bright conditions and drier than normal conditions, 35 of our runners lined up. We had success with our first three men Michael Oddie 44.36, Barry Wheeler 45.25 and David Brunton 45.30 taking the second men’s team prize. Jan Rayton was 2nd F40 in 52.18 Pauline Moorcroft was 3rd F55 in 55.38 and Alison Parkinson was 4th F50 in 55.50. Ray Taylor took the men’s V65 prize in 51.34 and Joan Gouldthorpe took the F65 prize in 59.08. Full results on ukresults.net.

At Preston parkrun PB’s were achieved by Lee Quibell 19.46 and Pongchai Watcharakhueankhan 31.50. A well organised car share took a large happy group to the Skipton parkrun.

The Stanley Park 10k Weekend attracted a good number of Red Rose, some running in both races. On Saturday Karl Hodgson finished in third place in a great time of 36.30. Ben Smither s ran 47.00 and Richard Barnes 48.02. Carol Douglass, our first lady home, finished as the only F70 in an amazing time of 51.51, good enough to have won two of the younger age categories. Liz Airey was close behind in 52.20 and Becky Platt in 55.05.

In the Sunday race Lee Lawrenson was our first finisher in 43.17 with Andrew Stell next in 44.42 and Richard Barnes 47.46. Gina Biggs lead our ladies home in an amazing personal best of 53.18 with Paula Stell next in 54.28 and Joanna Worswick 56.20. Full results for both races on Fylde Coast Runners.

Eight Red Rosers ventured to Cumbria for the popular 10k Dalemain Trail Race, which takes place mostly within the private grounds of the Dalemain Estate near Lake Ullswater. The scenic route takes place on paths and fields around the estate and opens up to beautiful views, which were enhanced all the more by the lovely weather. In a very competitive field, Team Hughes triumphed with Dan leading the Red Rosers as 4th male overall, just narrowly missing out on a prize in a time of 40.14 and Nicola finishing as 1st lady in 46.13. The other times were Christopher Hargreaves 47.08, Andy Birkbeck 49.50, Iain Mitchell 53.39, Lorna Taylor 1.05.32, and Sarah Haslam and Jenny Fairclough finishing together in 1.14.32. Top Red Rose support was provided by Ruth Travis and Glynis Leo in their car park management and marshalling roles and By Lynn Melvin who kept popping up unexpectedly on parts of the route as a supporter. Badger Hughes wagged his tail enthusiastically and looked on proudly as Nicola received her prize! ‘

We had a good turnout at the Lostock 6 mile. Phil Marsden was home in 8th position in a time of 34.57 followed by David Parkinson, 14th in 36.15. Other results: John Wiseman 47.07, Doug Bryden 47.14, Simon Worbey 47.33, Peter O’Grady 48.29, Eddie Hamilton 50.43, Margaret Worbey 51.36, Marion O’Grady 57.56, Sandra Rolston 60.51.

[Weekly Roundup 25 February 2019]

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