FOUR Radcliffe AC women faced a windy seaside prom when they competed in the Lytham St Annes 10 Mile Run on Sunday.
On a flat straight course along the promenade and then around a seaside lake with a field of 364 Jenny Yates was first in for the club with a personal best which put her 16th woman and second woman vet-50 in 1hr 16mins 58secs. Helen Andrew was 19th woman and sixth woman vet-40 in 1hr 18mins 37secs. Caroline Mullineaux (V40) back to racing after illness, clocked 1hr 30mins 05secs and Bev McGrath (V50) 1hr 41mins 15secs.
Appropriately Peter Hunter ran the Hunter’s 10k in 44mins 14secs. The event started from the Hunter’s pub in Preston.
Three of the club’s juniors got a taste of competition on the big stage when they took part in the Greater Manchester Sports Hall Championships at the Sports City Indoor Arena at weekend. Fleur Carter, Niamh and Ewan Warr competed in speed bounce, sprints and the standing long jump among other events. It was the first competition of its type the juniors have experienced since the section was formed.
Eight runners took part in the 5k Great Run Local at Burrs Country Park in Bury on Sunday with Chris Whittaker coming first out of 72 in 20mins 05secs: John Wrigley clocking 21mins 58secs: Kath Davies, back to racing again, 30mins 26secs: Debi Warrington 31mins 13secs running with husband Ian: Karen Doherty 31mins 58secs: Lisa Donnelly 32mins 25secs and Jen Entwistle 39mins 30secs.
In the popular 5k parkruns Chris Whittaker had come 10th the day before at Heaton Park in 18mins 59secs. Peter Hunter ran 23mins 27secs: Nick Barnes 23mins 31secs and Amanda Callan 25mins 41secs.
At Bolton Mark Williams (V50) was 13th in 20mins 47secs: Paul Swyers (V50) ran 22mins 33secs: Mark Murphy (V45) 33mins 24secs: Natalie Hitchen (V40) 37mins 18secs and Kath Davies helped out as the tail runner.
The club already has 170 entries for its popular Terry Nortley 10 Mile Multi-Terrain Race on February 25. After the great response to the club’s half marathon it has been decided to up the entry limit for the ten mile race to 500. The course takes in the local nature trail and part of Philips Park . Named after the club’s former coach Terry Nortley who died in 2011 the race headquarters will be at Cams Lane Primary School, Radcliffe, and the start at 11am is five minutes away in Sion Street. Details of the event can be found on this site.