05/03/Update

  • Radcliffe AC girls getting personal bests at Trafford 10k run

THE club had a turnout of 27 at the Trotters 5 at Bolton with Neal Emmerson getting a top ten place.

Neal clocked 31mins 11secs and was eighth out of 339 runners. He was followed in by John Wrigley in 20th place in 32mins 58secs: Ian Warrington in 25th in 33mins 21 secs and Chris Paxton, 31st, clocking 33mins 36secs. Team results are not out yet but Radcliffe should be high on the list. The event is the second in the Central Lancs Grand Prix which the club takes part in along with several other local clubs. Some members ran two events over the weekend.

Following Chris home was Peter Hunter in 34mins 56secs with Mike Kontowtt (V50) clocking 35mins 55secs: Rob Lister (V50) 37mins 03secs: and right behind him Kris Lee (V40) 37mins 05secs: Dave Rushton (V50) 37mins 27secs: Mauro Rotondi (V45) 37mins 48secs: Lee Turner (V45) 38mins 03secs:Nick Barnes 38mins 31secs: Katie Percival first Radcliffe woman clocked 38mins 30secs: Steve Hamer (V55) 40mins 25secs: Chris Fletcher 41mins 56secs: Chris Saville (V40) 42mins 48secs: Caroline Mullineaux (V40) 43mins 46secs: Louise Bowden (V40) 44mins 11secs:Lisa Carter (V45) 45mins 04secs: Ian Hopkinson (V40) 45mins 18secs: Mark Emmett (V55) 49mins 30secs: close on his heels Wayne Holden 49mins 31secs: Sarah Rushton (V45) 50mins 43secs: Lucy Dewhurst 51mins 48secs: Andy Wheeler (V60) 54mins: Wendy Fairhurst 57mins 44secs and Jim Rhodes (V70) 1hr 20mins 26secs.

Fiona Lynch received a shield for her first vet-40 placing in the Red Rose Cross Country League series at a prize presentation at Horwich on Friday night. The next day Fiona was competing in the 10.4 mile Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round Fell Race from Barley and clocked a fine 1hr 34mins 09secs, first runner home for Radcliffe. On a spring like day but with plenty of mud, she was joined by Mauro Rotondi running 1hr 42mins 09secs; Paul Swyers clocking 1hr 43mins 33secs and Lisa Carter finishing in a time of 1hr 56mins 54secs.

Five women took on the popular Trafford 10k with two getting personal best times. Chemane Brier was first home for the club in 46mins 21secs. Sarah Turner (V45) had a pb with 47mins 13secs: Kate Holden (V40) also had a pb running 47mins 55secs Sheila Jones was third vet-60 in 48mins 59secs and Susanne Andrew (V40) ran 55mins 46secs.

Peter McNulty (V60) took on an overnight mountain event in the wildest part of the Peak District when he was part of a team of four in the 42 mile High Peak Marathon. Starting from Edale the route was on the challenging moors of Derbyshire, much of it on pathless peat bogs, and tested endurance and navigational skills, covering 5,397 feet of climbing. Runners and walkers were competing and because two of the team were carrying injuries it was decided to walk the event, finishing in 16 hours.

Peter is training for the 37 mile Old Counties Tops Fell Race in May, a classic Lakeland event..
Kirsten Cook was pleased with her run at the hilly Accrington 10k, clocking 58mins 48secs, on her way back to fitness after shoulder surgery.

In the popular 5k park runs Peter Hunter ran 20mins 30secs at Heaton Park with Nick Barnes clocking 22mins 38secs: Chris Fletcher 23mins 31secs and Sheila Jones (V60) 23mins 54secs. At Bolton Mark Wolfenden (V50) clocked 22mins 21secs: Steve lomas 24mins 19secs: Rob Lister (V50) 24mins 45secs: Ken Smith (V60) 25mins 23secs: Mark Williams (V50) 30mins 39secs and Natalie Hitchen 36mins 40secs.

An improving Sarah Oxley ran the Anglesey Half Marathon and was well pleased with her 2hrs 18mins 34secs.

Radcliffe AC girls getting personal bests at Trafford 10k run

Personal best times in the popular Trafford 10k.

Radcliffe boys and girls taking on the tough hills at Pendle Race

Taking on the tough hills at Pendle.

Fiona Radcliffe girl gets a shield at the cross country presentation.,

Fiona gets a shield at the cross country presentation.

Radcliffe runner Peter wearing his High Peak Marathon t-shirt

Peter wearing his High Peak Marathon t-shirt.

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