The Fairhaven Flyer 10K attracted 23 Red Rose with prize winning performances from Michael Oddie first V45 in 40.50, Peter O’Grady first V60 in 50.01 and David Hindle first V65 in 52.05. Other results. Andrew Stell 43.31, Steve Murphy 45.21, David Bayliss 46.29, Natalie Croft 48.55, Paula Stell 52.00, Helen Ormerod Pateman 54.27, Michael Turner 55.02, Catherine Latham 55.31, Gayle Cookson 57.28, John Wiseman 59.05, Leslie Renshaw 61.31, Paul Halliwell 61.45, Ruth Watkinson 64.45, Julie Longdon 67.25, Martin Wells 67.38, Sarah Slater 68.40, Cath Furesz 69.37, Sandra Davies 74.26, Susan Beardsworth 75.11, Lauren Hatton 75.11.
The Lancaster Castle 10K saw some good performances. Stuart Smith finished in 10th place and first V40 in 41.57 with Vicky Ardern in 23rd finishing as 5th lady in 46.16. Janette Rayton ran 48.03 followed by Gail Bristo,51.58, making these three the Ladies Vet team prize winners. Mark Wardley ran 51.58. Tracy Alami claimed 100th place in 60.56 and Carol Heaton ran 66.49.
Sian King ran solo at the Vale of York Half Marathon. It was a nice flat course, the weather was very warm weather but with lots of headwind. She smashed a 4 min PB and broke the 2 hour barrier.
Some Red Rose runners and Rosebuds took part in the inaugural mental health marathon – all completed a minimum of 2 laps (1.46 miles per lap) and some completed 10 (Steven Moon). The organisers were thrilled to see so many Red Rose there supporting, raising awareness of mental health and also raising money for 2 charities, St Catherine’s and SEED. In attendance were: Stephanie Atkinson, Louise Withnell, Zoe Cain, Faisal Ali, Esther Stanier, Joel Stanier, Sharon Birkbeck, Wendy Bee, Emily Ingham, Judi Ingham, Anneke Crosby, Anees Shaikh, Jackie Brunton Maureen Laney, Sandra Davies, Ruth Watkinson and Rosebuds Jess Brunton, Joe Atkinson, Eva Atkinson, Jack Cleece and Abigail Cleece (Abigail completing her longest ever run of 5 miles!) plus Katy Cleece and baby bump managed to run a lap and walk one.
The latest race in our Fell championship was the Great Westmorland Trail race which took place on Saturday afternoon and it certainly lived up to its name. 8 miles of great views on runnable trails from Crosby Garrett village hall. Competitors were treated to afternoon tea as part of their entry and spot prizes along with the usual winners’ prizes. Nicola Hughes was first Red Rose home due to the detour taken by the lead runners on the marked course. David Stewart also achieved with his first ever Fell race. Frank Nightingale, Duncan Anderson, Stephen Woodruffe, Dan Hughes and Julie Thorley also ran in an event down on Red Rose numbers due, mainly, to holidays.
Gina Biggs took on the Wirral Half finishing in 2.19.55.
Jenny Fairclough was the only Red Roser to stray into White Rose territory to participate in the award winning Ilkley Triathlon. Categorised as a sprint triathlon, with a 500m swim,(15.09) a 15k bike ride(61.44) and a 5k run(35.14), it presented a huge mental challenge for Jenny, who had to face her fear of scary descents on the bike route, down the infamous Curly Hill, three times! She is pleased to report that she finished in one piece with great relief, and although coming second last in the whole event, the person behind her was half her age, which was a small but pleasing victory!
The latest Parkrun tourism venue was Heaton Park in Manchester. 804 runners ran this event with a good turnout from Red Rose. Michael Oddie 20.15, Craig Goldsworthy 22.02, Sam Edwards 22.08, Janette Rayton 23.06, Ian Wharton 24.09, James Hughes 24.59, Anneke Crosby 25.01, Anees Shaikh 29.03, Sandra Rolston 29.32, Mary Conway 31.55, Davina Bowling 31.56, Arthur Green 41.37.
At Preston parkrun PB’s were achieved by Daniel Fernandes 19.57, Gina Biggs 25.52 and Phil Storey 28.43. At Cuerden Valley more PB’s were achieve by Simon Shaw 20.37, Neil Healy 26.23, his 7th since May, Natalie Barber 27.38,Tracy Alami 30.47.
[Weekly Roundup 16 September 2019]