The latest championship race was the Padiham multi terrain 10K. With about 30 Red Rose Road Runners appearing on the start line it was soon clear that the club were going to have a successful day. Simon Croft finished in first place in 35.17 followed in second place by Karl Hodgson in 37.24 and in third place Philip Marsden in 38.09. David Parkinson finished next as the first V50 in 40.44. Scott Jackson earned first V40 in a time of 42.26. Alan Jolly ran 43.00 followed by Manolo Mendoza in 43.19, Gary Corcoran 43.25 and Stuart Smith in 43.30. More success came from Sam Edwards who was 2nd female in 46.02, Jill Jefferson who was first F60 in 47.04, Vicky Ardern first F45 in 49.04, Janette Rayton first F40 in 49.26. Other results: Michael Oddie 44.17, Stuart Cann 44.26, Steven Moon 45.10, Simon Worbey 51.18, John Wiseman 51.34, James Hughes 51.51, Natalie Croft 54.25 Sian King 55.22,Margaret Worbey 55.58, Anthony Pope 59.20, Jo Roberts 59.29, Louise Withnell 59.45, Zoe Cain 60.07, Laura Walker 60.19, Michelle Jolly 60.53, Lisa Baron 65.14.
The Lancashireman Off-Road Marathon is a brand new 27 mile event covering the off-road moorland, towpaths, fields and hills along The Burnley Way, open to Solo or Paired runners. The race was very hard – extremely muddy, wet, 4500ft of climb and self-guiding. Shane Cliffe and Aimee Midgley ran the correct course in 8.41.34. John Naylor’s day was eventful! A 24 mile bike ride to Burnley, followed by this 27 mile fell race. He got lost and disorientated on the moors in the fog with 21.5 miles on his watch, so had to work out his own route back. He ran just over 28 miles in 6.45.22.
Running Granny, Angela White, passed through Preston on her amazing record attempt at running from John O’Groats to Land’s End. In spite of her reaching Preston in midweek she was still welcomed by Red Rose Road Runners. Colin Manning joined her north of Preston with Pete O’Grady and Sam Edwards guiding her through Preston city centre. She was then accompanied for several miles by an unofficial tag team consisting of Anneke Crosby, Wendy, Richard and Eric Ward, Catherine and Mary Latham, Pauline Moorcroft, Lynn Melvin, Nicola Jane, Trish McDonald and Jenny Fairclough. Chris Corrigan nipped out of work to say hello on the A49. Scott Jackson caught up with her on the Avonmouth Bridge whilst he was down there. She was eager to thank Red Rose for all the company she received on her way through Preston.
Peter and Marion O’Grady travelled to the Stafford 10k and enjoyed a very well organised race, finishing in palindromic times of 51.15 and 62.26.
Proud daughter, Emily reports Judi Ingham absolutely smashed the OutlawX Half Ironman this weekend. After pulling out of the swim at Outlaw in May, she beat her demons and proved she can do anything. She’s an inspiration 1.2 Mile Swim, 56 Mile Bike, 13.1 Mile in a time of 7.54.30. Emily completed the course in 6.43.50.
Red Rose parkrun tourism saw a group of eight travelling to South Manchester to complete the Platt Fields event. Michael Oddie 20.16, Eddie Hamilton 22.55, James Hughes 23.55, Anneke Crosby 23.57, Pete O’Grady 23.59, Anees Shaikh 26.55, Mary Conway 27.18, Marion O’Grady 29.33.
In the tough Williamson Park event Jo Worswick ran 30.06 and Steve Worswick 27.29.
Gina Biggs did the Milton Keynes parkrun in 25.37 followed by the MK Half Marathon in 2.31.27, all part of a 22 mile training run!
At Cuerden Valley Matt Holmes crossed the line way ahead of the field in 18.11. Dan Hughes was second in 19.13 and PB’s were posted by Neil Healy 25.56 and Emily Atkinson 33.23. At Preston Simon Shaw ran sub 20 in19.50, PB’s were also posted by James Bretherton, 22.16, David Stewart 23.45 and Christine Walker 30.36.
[Weekly Roundup 23 September 2019]