FIONA Lynch took to the Yorkshire moors when she ran the challenging 32 mile Haworth Hobble Fell Race.
The vet-40 was third in her age group and 12th woman with a time of 5hrs 11mins after covering Pennine paths and tracks from Haworth over to Calderdale up Stoodley Pike and back via Heptonstall and Crimsworth Dean. The route climbed 4,400 feet and despite clag and mud on the tops she said the overall conditions on Saturday were good.
Also taking in a long event in West Yorkshire was Peter Hunter running the Spen 20 from Liversedge. On a hilly two loop road run he clocked 2hrs 38mins 07secs. He is in training for the Greater Manchester Marathon in April along with other runners from the club. The day before he had run the 5k Heaton Parkrun clocking 21mins 44secs.
Eight members ran the tough 9km Roddlesworth Roller at Abbey Village. Chorley with Dave Rushton first home for the club in 50th place out of 217 runners in a time of 41mins 12sec, coming in sixth vet-50. Next in was Rob Lister, another vet-50, who was 58th in 42mins 22secs. Lee Turner (V45) was 73rd in 43mins 31secs: Mark Wolfenden ran 44mins 22secs: Ian Hopkinson (V40) 55mins 08secs: Beverley McGrath (V45) 58mins 06secs and after a tussle at the finish Karen Doherty (V40) was a second behind in 58mins 07secs. Andy Wheeler (V60) clocked 1hr 00mins 15secs, after running the Bolton parkrun the day before in 31mins 56secs.The trail race covered paths and roads around lakes and through woodland.
In the popular 5k park runs Nick Barnes clocked 21mins 51secs at Heaton park with Sheila Jones (V60) running 23mins 39secs and Lucy Dewhurst 31mins 06secs. At Bolton Steve Lomax ran 23mins 05secs: Ken Smith (V60) 24mins 56secs and Paul Barrington (V40) 28mins 25secs.