RADCLIFFE AC’s McKenzie Madison took on the challenging Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon at weekend clocking 7hrs 32mins 21secs.
The South Wales event starting from Talybot-on-Usk covered 32 miles and 1,1600 feet and he came home in 38th position.
He has set himself a target to run several marathons to raise £10,000 for the Wirral-based charity Claire’s House and has already taken part in the Hong Kong Marathon and the Greater Manchester event. His next one will be the Inca Trail Marathon in Peru next month. Bev McGrath ran the Brecon Beacons Half Marathon from the same venue and clocked 3hrs 03mins 16secs.
Eight members ran a classic Lakeland race when they ran the popular Fairfield Horshoe, nine miles with 3,000 feet of climbing starting from Rydal Hall in Ambleside. Dealing with mist and wind on the tops Ian Warrington was well-pleased with his time of 2hrs 01min 57secs, in his first fell race in the Lakes.
Paul Swyers was second in from Radcliffe in 2hrs 06mins 21secs with Mauro Rotondi running 2hrs 09mins 21secs. Luigi Salzano clocked 2hrs 11mins 31secs and Fiona Lynch 2hrs 13mins 07secs. Lisa Carter ran 2hrs 22mins 39secs and Kris Lee and Katie Percival ran together in 2hrs 43mins 39secs.
There was a great turnout from Radcliffe when 33 ran the midweek four mile Haigh Hall Night Race at Wigan. The event is part of the Central Lancs Grand Prix which the club takes part in along with several other local clubs. Last year Radcliffe had a handful of runners but this year the club is really getting behind the races.
Neal Emmerson was first home for the club in 11th place out of 265 runners in 24mins 58secs. Ian Warrington was 26th in 26mins 41secs and Chris Paxton a fine 31st place onlky ten seconds behind in 26mins 51secs.
Dave McGrath clocked 27mins 47secs: Mike Kontowtt (V50) 28mins 17secs: John Wrigley 28mins 27secs: Kris Lee (V40) 29mins 53secs: Nick Barnes 30mins 36secs: Mauro Rotondi (V40) 30mins 41secs: Steve Hamer (V55) 31mins 56secs: Katie Percival 32mins 05secs: Peter Hunter 33mins 04secs: Sarah Turner (V45) 34mins 34secs: Chris Saville (V40) 34mins 47secs: Mark Emmett (V55) 35mins 39secs: Caroline Mullineaux (V40) 36mins 08secs: Lisa Carter (V45) 36mins 23secs: Dave Bartlett 36mins 43secs: Chris Fletcher 37mins 08secs: Susanne Andrew (V40) 37mins 30secs: Alan Brown (V60) 37mins 37secs: Ian Hopkinson (V40) 38mins 17secs: Kirsten Cook (V55) 38mins 37secs: Karen Doherty (V40) 39mins 45secs: Wayne Holden 40mins 36secs: Bev McGrath (V45) one second behind in 40mins 37secs: Sarah Oxley (V40) 41mins 15secs: Sarah Rushton (V45) 42mins 41secs: Iain Harris (V65) 43mins 11secs: Lucy Dewhurst 45mins 24secs: Andy Wheeler 48mins 11secs and Jim Rhodes first vet-75 and Eileen Sharman ran together in 57mins 34secs. The men’s A and B teams were fifth, the women’s team fourth and the vets team seventh and bodes well for the club’s overall position in the grand prix by the end of the season.
Nick Barnes travelled to Lymington to run the Lymington Lifeboat 10k and clocked 43mins 49secs, putting him 115th out of 1,059 runners.
In the Ian Casey Memorial Cowm 5k at Whitworth Karen Doherty got herself a personal best witha sprint finish when she clocked 28mins 19secs.
In the popular parkruns Mike Kontowtt got himself a personal best of 20.00mins and put himself in a great 36th position out of 736 runners at Heaton Park., a great end to a good week or racing for him. Peter Hunter ran 23mins 07secs: Sheila Jones (V60) 24mins 03secs: Chris Fletcher 26mins 20secs and Iain Harris 31mins 08secs.
At Bolton Dave McGrath finished in 12th place out of 295 runners in 20mins 14secs: Mark Williams (V50) ran 20mins 48secs: Rob Lister (V50) 21mins 42secs: Mark Wolfenden (V50) 23mins 52secs and Mark Murphy, getting back to his racing, 36mins 18secs.
Travelling parkrun fan Vince Ashton was at his 39th location at Millom in Cumbria and clocked 26mins 36secs, 11th overall and third in the vet-45 age category. The week before he had volunteered at the race briefing at Worsley Wood Parkrun and then run the 5k clocking 25mins 56secs.