JENNY Yates was first vet-50 in the popular We Love Manchester 10k on Sunday.
In a field of more than 1,600 on a route billed as fast she clocked 44mins 58secs in scorching conditions and was presented with a rucksack of goodies by the Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor June Hitchen.
Having a great season she was one of 11 from the club running the event, starting and finishing at the Manchester Regional Arena in the Etihad Campus. Paul Barrington clocked 49mins 16secs: Amanda Callan 49mins 49secs: Peter Hunter 53mins 53secs: Kirsten Cook, who was third vet-55 56mins 02secs: Katie Benson 58mins 25secs: Deborah Barrington (V40) 58mins 46secs: Karen Doherty (V45) 1hr 02mins 31secs: Amanda Darbyshire 1hr 03mins 57secs: Andy Wheeler (V60) 1hr 05mins 11secs: Debi Warrington (V45) 1hr 06mins 26secs and Tracey Wroe (V50) 1hr 23mins 22secs.
Sarah Oxley faced 7,000 feet of climbing including three mountain passes when she took on the Ultimate 55k Trails Challenge in the Lake District. Starting in Ambleside it took her just over 12 hours. She described the heat as “brutual” but can be proud of finishing such a tough challenge in the conditions.
Rob Lister took on a race that lived up to its name, The Sale Sizzler 5k, and clocked 20mins 49secs.
Ben Darbyshire did his first triathlon, aking part in the GO TRI Junior Event at Failsworth Sports Centre. In the under 14s he swam 200m, cycled 2km and ran 1.2k.
Two faced the midweek evening heat to race the tough Rochdale 10k with Sarah Oxley clocking 1hr 03mins 20secs, two mintues slower than last year and Karen Doherty, five minutes slower than last year with 1hr 05mins 01sec. Also racing in the evening midweek was vet-50 Mark Wolfenden who ran the Don Ashton Memorial Fell Race at Tockholes, Darwen. Covering 5.8 miles amd 1,099 feet he clocked 55mins 44secs.
In the popular parkruns Mark Williams ran 23mins 21 secs at Bolton with Ken Smith clocking 24mins 30secs: Steve Lomax 24mins 57secs: Dave Rushton 25mins 01sec: Elaine Bailey 30mins 44secs: Sarah Rushton 30mins 57secs and Wayne Holden 30 mins 58secs. With no run at Heaton Park other members moved to the Worsley Woods Parkrun with Jen Entwistle getting a pb there in 30mins 07secs: Iain Harris running 31mins 40secs: Lisa Donnelly 32mins 35secs: Sharon Peterkin 33mins 19secs: Rob Lister 34mins 15secs and Christine Berry 36mins 47secs.