03/12/18 Update

Lisa Carter was honoured at a Christie awards evening after raising nearly £2,000 in memory of former Radcliffe AC head coach Eileen Royle.

She ran the hottest London Marathon on record in April – followed by the 23-mile Three Peaks fell race just six days later –in aid of the world- famous cancer hospital where Eileen was treated.

Eileen was a member of the club for almost 30 years and was an inspiration to fellow runners. She lost her fight to cancer in 2017 aged 69.

Lisa received an ‘I did it for The Christie’ pin badge at a ‘thank you’ event for people who have raised money for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust through sporting challenges.

She said: “I won the club ballot for a London Marathon place and decided it was a fitting tribute to Eileen to raise money for The Christie.

 “I was overwhelmed by the response of friends’ generosity in their sponsorships and donations. Eileen would hopefully have been proud.

The presentation evening highlighted the achievements of fundraisers and gave an insight into the work done by the Christie and how the money has been spent.

Lisa added: “So many people have been affected by cancer themselves or their family and friends. The Christie is a great cause which needs all our support.”

On the racing front, ten represented the club in Todmorden at the final fixture of the Red Rose Cross Country league.

In muddy conditions, Neal Emmerson finished 19th in the men’s race to claim 13th place overall in the four-race series. Chris Whittaker was 47th at Todmorden and John Wrigley 48th.

Lisa Carter was 66th in the ladies race and Karen Doherty finished 106th while Lachlan Burke was 14th in the under-17s men. Sam Howard, Arthur Howard and Christian Cullen were the 11th team in the under-11s boys and Fleur Carter ran in the under-11s girls.

Donna Cartwright did not race at Todmorden but finished the series joint second vet-40.

Paul Barrington and Kris Booth both ran pbs of 1hr 39smins and 36 secs to  finish 40th and 41st respectively in the Oulton Park Half Marathon at the famous motor racing circuit in Cheshire. At a rainy Myerscough 10 Mile Road Race in Garstang , Steve Hamer was 4th vet-60 in 1hr 18 mins 54 secs .

Closer to home, Kirsten Cook donned fancy dress to claim second Vet-55 in the Manchester Christmas Pudding Five Mile Dash, clocking 45mins 08secs. Iain Harris also dressed up and was third Vet-65 in 57mins 14secs.

Jenny Yates was second lady at Heaton parkrun with a 21mins 21secs pb, despite a leg injury, while Sheila Jones was fifth lady in 22mins 45secs

Junior Olivia Whittaker made it a perfect ten when she celebrated her 10th parkrun with an amazing tenth pb on the trot, crossing the line in 28mins 10secs. Also running were Mark Garner 21mins 13secs pb; Steve Hamer 28mins 11secs; Lucy Tetler 29mins 02secs pb and Sharon Peterkin 31mins 51secs.

At Bolton parkrun Kathryn Davies ran 27mins 55secs, Elaine Bailey 30mins; Lisa Donnelly33mins 30secs and Christine Berry got a new pb of 36mins 54secs.

Parkrun tourist Vince Ashton notched up his 61st location, running 30mins 51secs at Clitheroe Castle. 

Lisa carter with her fundraising award.

Lisa carter with her fundraising award.

Inspirational Radcliffe AC Coach Eileen Royle.

Inspirational Radcliffe AC Coach Eileen Royle.

Neal Emmerson in cross country action at Todmorden.

Neal Emmerson in cross country action at Todmorden.

Kirsten Cook and Ian Harris (right) in fancy dress at the Christmas pudding dash.

Kirsten Cook and Ian Harris (right) in fancy dress at the Christmas pudding dash.

Olivia Whittaker celebrates her 10th straight pb at Heaton parkrun.

Olivia Whittaker celebrates her 10th straight pb at Heaton parkrun.

Paul Barrington on route to a half marathon PB.

Paul Barrington on route to a half marathon PB.

Neal Emmerson, Chris Whittaker and John Wrigley at a muddy Todmorden.

Neal Emmerson, Chris Whittaker and John Wrigley at a muddy Todmorden.

Lachlan Burke, Karen Doherty, Chris Whittaker and Lisa Carter at Todmorden.

Lachlan Burke, Karen Doherty, Chris Whittaker and Lisa Carter at Todmorden.

Parkrun tourist Vince Ashton at Clitheroe Castle.

Parkrun tourist Vince Ashton at Clitheroe Castle.

 

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