17-02-19 Update

Jenny Yates continued her great form when she was first Vet-50 in the Great North West Half Marathon in Blackpool.

She said that she had “nothing left in the tank” after clocking a personal best of 1:38:50 in windy conditions, finishing 132nd out of a field of 900.

Three other Radcliffe AC members also took part in the race along the seafront, with Dave Rushton running 01:44:34. Amanda Darbyshire was pleased with her personal best 02.23:28 and Sarah Rushton ran 02:34:39.

Four other runners also competed over 13 miles at the weekend.

In the Stockport Trail Half Marathon, Tracy Wroe and Bev Quinton ran 02:33:38 and 02:50:31 respectively.

Lucy Dewhurst and Sarah Oxley both finished in 02:49:08 when they travelled to Wales for the Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon. They ran an extra mile before and after the race as part of marathon training.

Five members took part in the final fixture of the South East Lancashire Cross Country League.

Samuel Howard was sixth in the under-11s boys’ race at Yarrow Valley Park in Chorley while Lachlan Burke was third in the under-17s men’s race, taking third place overall in the four-race series.

Chris Whittaker ran 36:23 to finish 14th in the senior men’s race and Mark Wolfenden ran 52:59. In the shorter senior women’s race, Karen Doherty clocked 42:26.

Despite not racing at Yarrow, Neal Emmerson was ninth in the senior men’s series. Runners had to complete at least three races to be placed.

The club had ten runners at the Central Lancashire 5k at Leverhulme Park in Bolton.

Robert Short was first home for Radcliffe and sixth overall in 18:17. Chris Paxton ran a personal best of 19:04 to finish 12th, despite having already run ten miles before the race as part of his marathon training.

Also running were: John Wrigley 20:12; Mark Garner 22:07; Peter Hunter 24:47; Lucy Tetler 30:31; Karen Doherty 30:40; Andy Wheeler 31:04; Iain Harris 31:54 and Natalie Hitchen 34:16.

In the popular parkruns, Michael Kontowtt finished in 21:42 at Heaton Park while Sheila Jones was first Vet-65 in 22:59. Also running were: Nick Barnes 24:15; Chris Fletcher 25:40: Junior Olivia Whittaker 26:32 personal best; Sarah Oxley 31:14; Sharon Peterkin 36:02 and Lisa Donnelly 36:04.

Elaine Bailey ran 30:13 at Bolton Parkrun.

Members and supporters at Yarrow.

Members and supporters at Yarrow.

PBs for Amanda Darbyshire and Jenny Yates.

PBs for Amanda Darbyshire and Jenny Yates.

Mark Wolfenden at Yarrow.

Mark Wolfenden at Yarrow.

Chris Whittaker at Yarrow.

Chris Whittaker at Yarrow.

Members at the Central Lancashire 5k.

Members at the Central Lancashire 5k.

Bev Quinton (left) and Tracy Wroe at the Stockport Trail Half Marathon.

Bev Quinton (left) and Tracy Wroe at the Stockport Trail Half Marathon.

Lachlan Burke finished third in the South East Lancashire Cross Country series

Lachlan Burke finished third in the South East Lancashire Cross Country series

Jenny Yates chalked up a win at the Great North West Half Marathon.

Jenny Yates chalked up a win at the Great North West Half Marathon.

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