A large contingent of Red Rose Road Runners travelled to Chester for the Marathon and the Metric Marathon.Plenty of excellent well paced races were recorded with very satisfying times. Dave Foolkes 3.16.49., Michael Oddie 3.17.02, Steve Tingle 3.23.48, Scott Jackson 3.24.36, Gary Corcoran 3.25.55, Vicky Ardern 3.43.24, John Wood 3.45.07, Manolo Mendoza 3.45.33, Greg Atkinson 3.47.00, John Naylor 3.58.36, Rob Mather 4.04.15, Judi Ingham 4.12.45, Emily Ingham 4.26.50, Craig Goldsworthy 4.31.58,Craig Lancaster 4.52.08, Wendy Ward 5.35.36, Sharon Birkbeck 5.35.36. Colin Manning 5.49.22.
In the metric marathon, 26.2 K, Simon Croft came 5th in 1.35.16 to be first V35. Natalie Croft 2.24.24, Kathryn Abbott 2.25.53, Richard Field 2.50.27, Anees Shaikh 2.56.05, Anneke Crosby 2.56.04,Fiona Gutteridge 3.15.11.
Starting and finishing at Landing Point, Coniston Hall near Coniston village, the 10K Coniston Trail Run and the 15K Coniston Trail Race follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Lake Coniston. 17 Red Rosers completed the 15KChallenge with 2 doing the 10k distance. 17 of our runners took part in the 15k event. David Bayliss 1.30.35, Alecia Johnstone 1.33.23, Doug Bryden 1.34.51, John Wiseman 1.35.32, Margaret Lupton 1.37.41, Gail Bristo 1.38.12, Michelle Griffiths 1.47.28,Pauline Moorcroft 1.47.28,Claire Shaw 1.49.21, Lisa Semley 1.50.19, Zoe Cain 1.52.28,Helen Greenhalgh 1.54.13, Louise Withnell 1.57.22. Helen Ormerod Pateman 2.00.09, Austin Trelfa 2.04.23, Martin Simpson 2.32.51, Tracy Woods 2.36.04, Josephine Walsh 2.38.19. In the 10k event Emily Sinkinson ran 1.16.00 and David Watson finished in 1.31.43.
The West Coast Half Marathon is a point to point race starting Baffito’s Restaurant on Preston Docks finishing at Fairhaven Lake taking in parts of the Guild Wheel, through Freckleton and Warton. The first Red Rose home was Richard Barnes in 1.44.39 followed by Steve Murphy in 1.45.41. Sian King ran a PB of 1.57.24 with Kerry Dewhirst next in 1.57.30. Steven Carson ran 2.11.04, Heather Whelan 2.15.42 and Lesley Renshaw 2.26.35 a PB by 11 minutes! Lucy Turner 2.32.05.
The Loch Ness Marathon also follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside world famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands. We had 5 runners. Shane Cliffe showed his experience with a well paced 3.42.38. Ian Croft followed in 3.51.03. Alicia Croft ran 4.32.42. Karen and Chris Clark tackled the course together finishing in 5.35.28.
Well done to 5 superstars at the Avenham Junior parkrun- PB for Chloe Smith and first official run for Joe Atkinson now he’s turned a big 4! Brilliant running all the rosebuds- also big well done to Rosebud volunteers Dan and Holly Smith.
The Aintree 5k attracted a healthy number of entrants. Sam Edwards ran 21.07 to be 11th overall and first female after running the Crosby parkrun in 22.40. Martin Well ran a PB of 31.22. In the 10k Jay Rayton ran 47.30.
At Preston only 2 of our runners ran PB’s, David Stewart 22.57 and Fiona Gutteridge 31.40. At Cuerden Valley Matt Holmes finished first and Dan Hughes, third. Emily Atkinson ran a PB of 31.30. Elsewhere, Dave Park came 6th in the Munich parkrun. Ben Smithers and Gina Biggs ran the Jersey parkrun on Saturday as a warm up for the marathon on Sunday. Ben ran 3.57.44 and Gina finished in 4.52.48.
[Weekly Roundup 7 October 2019]