FIONA Lynch was the fifth woman when she ran the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Sunday in 3hrs 11mins 52secs.
In good running conditions, it was the fourth time the vet-40 had taken on the event. She was first in her age group, fifth out of 951 women and 124th overall out of a field of around 3,000 runners.
Ian Warrington clocked 3hrs 13mins 29secs, having completed three marathons in eight weeks , and Luigi Salzano, also running the marathon for the fourth time, finished in 3hrs 39mins 06secs.
Three members did the double at Liverpool running the 5k on the Saturday and then the half marathon the following day. Kate Holden clocked 24mins 53secs in the 5k then1hr 47mins 39secs in the half. Kirsten Cook (V55) ran 24mins 54secs in the 5k, a personal best time and she was fourth in her age group and in the half clocked 2hrs 09mins 34secs and Sarah Oxley ran 28mins 21 secs in the 5k and in the half 2hrs 14mins.
Peter Warr ran the 5k and clocked 26mins 32secs, wearing his Radcliffe vest for the first time in an event, and in the half marathon it was good to see Paula Abernethy racing for Radcliffe again and clocking 1hr 40mins 08secs. Amanda Hey ran 1hr 45mins 44secs:Louise Bowden 1hr 49mins 32secs and Caroline Mullineaux 2hrs 01min 55secs.
Six joined the thousands on Manchester’s streets on Sunday for the Greater Manchester 10k and the new half marathon. John Wrigley did a fine run in the half marathon in 1hr 30mins 21secs, Mike Kontowtt, doing his first half in 13 years, was well pleased with his 1hr 32mins 43secs and Chris Saville clocked 1hr 50mins 40secs in his first half marathon. He ran with his brother William who clocked 1hr 55mins 36secs.
In the 10k Mark Williams ran 39mins 54secs: Sheila Jones (V60) who ran 48mins 39secs was first in her age group and Lucy Dewhurst clocked 1hr 4mins 11secs.
There was another great turnout on the fells when the club had 20 runners in the 4 mile Foe Edge Fell Race at Cowpe Village Hall, Waterfoot, Rossendale. The event, with 984 feet of climbing, is part of the Run The Moors Grand Prix the club takes part in and after the event runners and teams were featuring well up in the series results so far.
Neal Emmerson was first in for Radcliffe in 19th place out of 142 runners in 36mins 51secs. James Hall clocked 39mins 50secs and Ian Warrington 40mins 06secs. John Wrigley was close behind in 40mins 24secs. Paul Swyers (V50) clocked 41mins 08secs: Dave Rushton (V50) 41mins 49secs and another vet-50 Mike Kontowtt ran 42mins 32secs. Fiona Lynch (V40) was first woman for Radcliffe and seventh woman overall in 42mins 54secs: Mauro Rotondi (V40) ran 43mins 59secs:Kris Lee (V40) 44mins 21secs: Katie Percival 44mins 47secs: Mark Cartwright (V50) back into his racing clocked 48mins 14secs: Scott Baxter 48mins 54secs: Mark Wolfenden (V50) 49mins 05secs with Steve Hamer, also vet-50 close on his heels in 49mins 10secs: Lisa Carter (V50) ran 51mins 07secs:Kate Holden (V40) 55mins 16secs: Chris Fletcher 56mins 41secs: Susanne Andrew (V40) 57mins 41secs and Wayne Holden 1hr 02mins 12secs.
In the popular 5k park runs Peter Hunter clocked 22mins 49secs at Heaton Park: Sheila Jones 24mins 37secs: Nick Barnes 25mins 13secs and Iain Harris 32mins 17secs. At Bolton Dave Rushton (V50) ran 24mins 11secs: Ken Smith (V60) 24mins 13secs and Rob Lister,(V50) 24mins 14secs: Sarah Rushton (V45) clocked 30mins 57secs.
Tourist park runner Vince Ashton ran at Barrow Parkrun, his 40th location, and clocked 26mins 05secs and was sixth in his age category.