The Salford 10k always attracts a highly competitive field and this year Red Rose turned out in force. Simon Croft finished in 48th place with a brilliant time of 34.50. Jill Jefferson won the F60 prize in 43.59 and Carol Douglass won the F65+ prize in 52.19. Ray Taylor did well finishing as second V65 in 45.50. Other results: Karl Hodgson 36.28, Dan Hughes 36.46,Dave Parkinson 37.45, Joe Martin 38.56, Lee Quibell 39.51, Alan Jolly 40.57,Manolo Mendoza 42.09, Chris Charnley 42.37, Stuart Cann 42.45, Samantha Edwards 47.30 Paula Plowman 51.16, Simon Worbey 54.10, Margaret Worbey 54.10, Joan Gouldthorpe 55.57, Natalie Croft 56.55, Laura Houghton 56.58, Alison Mercer 58.02.
On Good Friday the Calder Vale 10 miles took place. Sophie Pilkington was our stand out performer with a time of 76.10 to be 5th woman home and first non Vet. The tough course was made even harder with high temperatures. David Raynor ran 79.31, David Bayliss 85.51, Doug Bryden 93.58, Brian Hanley 97.20. In the shorter distance race of 4 miles, Rik Chippendale finished 6th in 31.31.
Yorkshire’s Guisley Gallop multi terrain 10k was the destination for three Red Rosers. Austin Trelfa ran 62.59, Emily Atkinson 74.58 and David Watson 78.57.
The Rivington Pike fell race over 3.2 miles was held on Saturday. John Naylor finished in 26.20 followed by Jon Royle 28.33 and Gareth Fairey 45.27.
Cuerden Valley parkrun saw over 30 Red Rose participants and an army of helpers. Matt Holmes ran an excellent time of 18.37 with Karl Hodgson immediately behind in 18.53. Nicola Hughes ran a new PB of 21.56. A group of four went to Lytham Hall. Jo Roberts ran 27.55, Daniel Smith 28.26, Karen Smith 28.27 and Lesley Renshaw finished with a PB of 29.30. At Preston, Helen Frudd achieved a PB of 33.37.
The Manchester to Liverpool Ultra started close to Manchester United Football Club. The race is a heavily supported 50 Mile Ultra-Marathon following the Trans-Pennine Trail and the River Mersey from Manchester to Liverpool. Ben Smithers was our only representative but Gina helped marshall, with a view to doing it next year.
[Weekly Roundup 22 April 2019]