RADCLIFFE AC’s John Scarlett was first under 21 for the second year running when he competed in the Freckleton Half Marathon on the Fylde Coast on Sunday
He beat his previous time by six minutes when he clocked 1hr 32mins. His name was engraved on the official trophy for first under 21 for the second time and the trophy went on display at the event. He was awarded a replica trophy to keep after his achievement and also took home a medal, a gift voucher, and a race momento half marathon towel. He said it was very hot but he felt strong in the heat.
There was a great turnout for the Jubilee 5 Mile at Rivington with 15 members running. Rob Shiels finished a fine 40th place out of 274 finishers with a time of 30mins 49secs. He was followed home in hot conditions on a demanding hilly course by Steve Lomax in 53rd position in 31mins 39secs and Tony Holt (V50) who was 62nd in 32mins 05secs. Mike Cooke (V40) clocked 33mins 11secs: Dave Bartlett 34mins 50secs: Mark Wolfenden (V45) 35mins 33secs: Wayne Jennings just behind in 35mins 38secs: Mauro Rotondi (V40) clocked 36mins 56secs: Chemane Brier was 25th woman out of 78 in 38mins 42secs: Sheila Jones was second vet-55 in 39mins 27secs: Mark Emmett (V55) ran 39mins 56secs: Robson Maycock 40mins 22 secs: Amanda Hey (V50) 41mins 13secs: Eileen Royle who was first vet-65 ran 43mins 52secs and Iain Harris (V60) clocked 48mins 32secs. The men’s team was 11th out of 38 and the women’s team 11th out of 19. The event was one of the races in the Central Lancs Grand Prix in which Radcliffe take part along with several other clubs.
Dave Ward and Phil Wolfenden ran the two mile Brown Wardle Fell Race at Whitworth, Rochdale. T here was only a small field for the tough event with 856 feet of climbing but Dave must be pleased with a 5th place and Phil a15th. They described it as “a cracking little race.”
Steve Hamer took to two wheels when he rode the 1km race from the Hare and Hounds pub at Holcombe Brook up to Holcombe Village. Seventy riders took part and the fastest time was just outside two minutes so Steve was pleased with 3mins 75secs. It was his first time trial and he described it as a “lung buster.”