27-01-19 Update

Radcliffe AC’s Sharon Peterkin joined the “ultra club” when she conquered a challenging trail race in Nottinghamshire.

She said that she was “dead proud of herself” after completing her first ultra race, the Waterway 30.

Despite its name, the circular trail route is actually around 32 miles and takes in the picturesque tow paths of the Chesterfield Canal and River Trent.

Peterkin finished in 8hrs 33mins and said: “It was hard in bits as running on grass was soul destroying.”

Tracy Wroe and Bev Quinton battled 56mph winds when they travelled to the coast on Sunday for the St Annes 10 Mile race. Wroe finished 01:52:47, despite a bad fall at Worsley Woods parkrun the previous day, and Quinton ran 01:57:55.

There were also strong winds to contend with for a trio of Radcliffe runners at the Hunters 10k near Preston. Jenny Yates was first V50 and first home for the club in 44:35. She was followed by Peter Hunter in 47:37 and Caroline Malone in 55:51

Husband and wife Peter and Kirsten Cook had strong performances in the wind at the Run Heaton 10k which attracted 374 runners.

Peter finished first V60 and 69th overall in 51:11 while Kirsten was third V55 in 55:35. In the Run Heaton Half Marathon on the same day, Mark Garner ran 1hr 49mins.

Robert Short led the field at Bolton parkrun, finishing first in 18:20. It was his first local parkrun representing Radcliffe after switching clubs from Burnden Road Runners.

He was joined by new team-mates Ken Smith in 23:50; Mark Williams 25:18; Mark Murphy 31:23; junior Grace Williams 31:28, her 60th parkrun; Andy Wheeler 32:21.

Junior Olivia Whittaker continued her impressive series of pbs at Heaton parkrun by bagging her first sub-27 minute 5k. She ran 26:44 to finish first JW10 and 51st lady.

Amanda Callan was seventh lady in 23:05, followed closely by Sheila Jones in 23:09. Also running were Mark Wolfenden 24:09; Peter Hunter 26:39; Sarah Oxley 39:22; Lucy Dewhurst 39:23.

At Worsley Woods parkrun, Craig Ward ran 26:32 and Tracy Wroe 31:07.

Sharon Peterkin’s Waterway 30 medal.

Sharon Peterkin’s Waterway 30 medal.

Olivia Whittaker joined the sub-27 club.

Olivia Whittaker joined the sub-27 club.

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside...Bev Quinton (left) and Tracy Wroe at St Annes 10 Mile.

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…Bev Quinton (left) and Tracy Wroe at St Annes 10 Mile.

Blown away…Mark Garner at a windy Run Heaton Half Marathon

Blown away…Mark Garner at a windy Run Heaton Half Marathon

Taking on the Hunters 10k (from left) Caroline Malone, Peter Hunter and Jenny Yates.

Taking on the Hunters 10k (from left) Caroline Malone, Peter Hunter and Jenny Yates.

Ultra runner Sharon Peterkin.

Ultra runner Sharon Peterkin.

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