11-01-19 Update

Fiona Lynch notched up another win when she was first woman in the Pendle Way in a Day ultra.

She completed the 30-mile course and 4,600ft of ascent in 5:47:50, taking ninth place overall.

Radcliffe AC teammate Sinead Maguire also clocked 8:12:50 on the modified version of the Pendle Way in East Lancashire.

The race was in aid of the Doing it for Laura charity, which is raising money for experimental brain cancer treatment for Lancashire teenager Laura Nuttall.

Windy Hill Fell Race lived up to its name when five Radcliffe AC runners tackled the nine-mile race on the hills above Hollingworth Lake. They battled strong winds on the course which has 1,281ft of ascent and crosses the high-level bridge over the M62.

Andy Haines was first home for the club in 1:20:55, finishing 67th out of 238 runners. He was followed by Lee Turner who knocked three minutes off his personal best with 1:22:25. Paul Swyers ran 1:24:39, Lisa Carter 1:42:16 and David Schofield 1:49:46.

Two runners also put in impressive performances in windy conditions at Tatton 10k. Donna Cartwright was fifth woman and first Vet-40 in 44:37 while Amanda Callan was 15th woman and fourth Vet-35 in 48:01.

Closer to home, Radcliffe had a trio of runners among the 232 participants at the Smithy’s Charity Trail Run.

Mauro Rotondi finished 20th and third Vet-45 in 43:04 at the five-mile event in aid of Bolton Hospice. He was followed by Andy Wheeler in 1:06:58 and Christine Berry in 1:11:28.

Karen Doherty took part in the Northern Masters Cross Country Championships at Winsford, Cheshire. A minute’s silence was held before the start in memory of Radcliffe AC stalwart Jim Rhodes who died recently and was a second claim member for Northern Masters AC.

In the popular parkruns, Sheila Jones ran 24:02 to finish ninth woman and first Vet-60 at Heaton Park. Also running were Chris Fletcher 27:27; Amanda Darbyshire 33:08; Iain Harris 33:16.

The good performances continued at Bolton Parkrun where Kathryn Davies was 12th woman in first Vet-55 in 27:59 and Elaine Bailey was second Vet-60 in 31:11.

Sinead Maguire at the Pendle Way in a Day.

Sinead Maguire at the Pendle Way in a Day.

All smiles for Christine Berry at Smithy’s.

All smiles for Christine Berry at Smithy’s.

Radcliffe runner Andy Wheeler crossing the finishing line at Smithy’s.

Andy Wheeler crossing the finishing line at Smithy’s.

Radcliffe runners at Smithy's Charity Trail Run

Good cause: Andy Wheeler (left), Christine Berry and Mauro Rotondi at Smithy’s Charity trail run.

Amanda Callan at Tatton 10k.

Amanda Callan at Tatton 10k.

Blown away: members at Windy Hill Fell Race.

Blown away: members at Windy Hill Fell Race.

Winning way: a victory for Fiona Lynch in Pendle.

Winning way: a victory for Fiona Lynch in Pendle.

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