The Garstang Gallop is a 7 mile route over an undulating route and this weekend subject to some strong winds. The race winner was Red Rose Runner, Phil Marsden in a great time of 41.15. Equally impressive was the performance of one of our new members, Sophie Pilkington, who was the second women home in 49.20.other results: David Parkinson 44.10,(V50 winner),Stuart Smith 47.26, Stephen Woodruffe 47.54, Richard Barnes 53.14, Doug Bryden 57.50, Ruth Travis 58.44, Carol Douglass 59.24,(F70 winner), Ellena Farrow 62.17, Brian Hanley 62.49, Julie Thorley 63.37, Sandra Rolston 70.56, Susan Beardsworth 87.04.
The Wilmslow Half Marathon is big event on a good course. Jill Jefferson ran brilliantly for a time of 1.34.01 to be second V60 women home – and beat the second V60male. Several of our runners recorded PB’s, Manolo Mendozo ran 1.27.48, Ann Donoghue improved her 10k and half marathon times and Zoe Cain improved by 19 minutes encouraged all the way by Sian King. Full results are on www.tdleventservices.co.uk.
The London Landmarks half produced a surprise result. Claire Shaw and Grey Brennan announced their engagement and ran the course in 1.55.12. Susan Heatley ran a great new PB of 2.21.31.
‘To the Pike and Back’ half marathon was held at Moss Bank Park, Bolton. Sue Brookes finished in a great time of 2.08.27 along with Emily Atkinson who finished in 2.39.28.
At the Cheshire 10k Lee Quibell produced a surprise PB of 38.26 and Julie Longdon ran a time of 66.21 showing her excellent progress since starting to run 6 months ago.
The Canalathon 50k race from Sowerby bridge saw Dave Brunton cover the course in a very respectable time of 4.44.56 and Kelly White tackling her first ultra,( over 31 miles) finishing in 6.50.33.
John Naylor returned to the Gin Pit marathon event, opting for the one race rather than two, and finished in 3.58.50.
Preston parkrun saw 6 of our runners achieving PB’s. Chris Hall 21.13,Phil Butler 21.55, Heather Whelan 26.41, Julie Doublett 28.56, Nicola Millington 30.56,Dylan Fox 32.02.
At Cuerden Valley Laura Renke ran 28.38, Karen Smith 31.21, Walter James 36.08. Abigail Cleece ran the course for the 19th time in a time of 40.36 and Emma Moon running her 3rd event finished in 40.33.
At the Preston Junior parkrun Abigail Cleece PB’d the course and Jack completed his first event.
Four Red Rosers ventured to North Cumbria for the annual ‘Daffy Do’ event, which is a 12 mile trail route, starting in Pooley Bridge and following part of the Ullswater Way before ascending and descending Hallin Fell and returning back the same way. The event was set up in 2015 as a fundraiser to help rebuild the community, following the floods in that year and it has become a popular annual event for runners and walkers. With the emphasis for many on scenery gazing, sociable banter and photo opportunities, finish times were of little importance but for the record are as follows: Alison Parkinson 2:57:52, Sue Tonge 2:57:53, Lynn Melvin 3:04:49 and Jenny Fairclough
[Weekly roundup 26 March 2019]