RADCLIFFE AC had 171 finishers at its annual Multi-Terrain 10K Race on Sunday.
First place in the popular event went to unattached runner Cameron Ronaldson in 37mins 29secs while Hannah Price from Bury AC was first woman in 42:47, adding to her victory at Radcliffe’s 10-mile race in February.
Second overall in chilly but dry conditions was Gary Bailey from Pudsey and Bramley AC in 37:38 while Bury AC’s Patrick Babb was third in 37:54.
There was more success for Pudsey and Bramley AC with Karen Pickles clocking 44:04 to finish second woman. Third was Erica Booth from Horwich RMI Harriers in 44:34.
Todmorden Harriers won the men’s team prize and Thornton Cleveleys Running Club took the women’s team title.
The race along the Outwood Trail and canal towpath started from the Nellie Halstead Track at Cams Lane in Radcliffe, named after the town’s former Olympian.
Prizes were presented at Cams Lane Primary School by race director Fiona Lynch and club member Mark Emmett.
A cake sale along with massages by club member and sport therapist Paula Abernety raised £252 for the Salford Royal neuro-oncology unit .
On the club racing scene, Radcliffe had a fantastic 23 runners at the Curley’s 5k Trail Race at Horwich, the third fixture in the Central Lancashire Grand Prix which is contested by ten local clubs.
Just three days after setting a club marathon record, Neal Emmerson was second overall in 18:21 on the hilly and challenging course while Katie Percival was second woman in 22:34.
They helped Radcliffe to claim team victory, continuing the club’s great start to the grand prix.
Christopher Whittaker was fifth overall in 18:54 and Chris Paxton finished 12th in 20:29, one place and five seconds ahead of John Wrigley.
Also running were Benn Heywood 21:44; Robert Short 22:33; Lee Cooper 23:13; Mark Garner 24:00; Peter Cook 24:35; Steve Hamer 25:26; Dave Rushton 26:04; Paula Abernethy 26:14; Phill Prince 27:28; Kathryn Prince 30:38; Deborah Barrington 30:40; Elaine Bailey 31:55; Karen Doherty 32:59; Stephen Parker 33:41; Andy Wheeler 35:18; Sarah Rushton 35:19; Tracy Wroe 35:57, and Iain Harris 36:07.
Three members took on the 41st Calderdale Hike, with two circular routes open to runners and walkers.
Ian Warrington and Fiona lynch finished the longer 39-mile route which has around 6,200ft of ascent in eight hours, 24 minutes. Sarah Oxley completed the 28-mile route with approximately 3,200ft of climbing in 8:11:00
David Schofield travelled to France for his first marathon, running the Paris Marathon in 5:20:10. Closer to home Caroline Malone was third Vet 50 at the West Lancs Spring Triathlon in Ormskirk, completing the 400m swim, 18.5k cycle and 5k run in 1:22:49.
In the popular 5k parkruns, Nick Barnes was first home for the club at Heaton Park in 24:27. He was followed by junior Ben Darbyshire 26:04; Kathryn Davies 26:13; junior Olivia Whittaker in a personal best of 26:29; Katie Benson 28:59; Helen Sandiford 29:04; Tracy Wroe 30:56; Lucy Tetler 31:06; Iain Harris 32:08; Amanda Darbyshire 32:55, and Lisa Donnelly 33:14.
Rob Lister clocked 22:38 to finish sixth at Chadderton Hall parkrun in Oldham while Vince Ashton ran 29:14 at Phoenix parkrun in Runcorn.