EIGHT Radcliffe AC members competed in the midweek Three Sisters 5k at Wigan with Rob Shiels clocking a fine 18mins 58secs and coming 35th out of 219 runners. He was followed home by Rob Andrew in 19mins 57secs: Tony Holt (V50) in 20mins 04secs: David Ward (V40) in 20mins 20secs Dave Bartlett in 21mins 40secs: Mauro Rotondi (V40) in 23mins 12secs: Kath Davies (V50) 25mins 29secs and Eileen Royle was first vet-65 in 25mins 35secs.
In the Freckleton Half Marathon, the oldest half marathon in the UK and set in the heart of the Fylde Coast, Steve Lomax showed he still had good form clocking 1hr 33mins 54secs, coming 92nd out of 635 finishers. John Scarlett was first under 21 in 1hr 38mins 55secs and Alison Vidler (V45) ran 1hr 57mins 33secs.
Don Whiley was top in his age group when he competed in an Olympic distance triathlon in Cheshire. Also a member of Boltontri, the vet-50 was 14th overall out of 139 entries in the Capesthorne Triathlon taking part on the picturesque Capesthorne Hall Estate. The 1500m swim was in the Mere and Don completed it in 34mins 57secs. In the 39k bike ride he took 1hr 15mins 10secs and and on the 10k ran 48mins 03secs.
Four members ran the four mile Holcombe Two Towers Race, with 1,300 feet of climbing and Wayne Jennings was first home for the club in 23rd position out of 78 runners, clocking 41mins 35secs. Martin Stott (V45) was next in 45mins 48secs then Mark Wolfenden (V45) in 54mins 17secs. Steve Hamer donned the vest of Holcombe Harriers to run this in 49mins 12secs.
David Wells took on the Prestwich Challenge as part of a works team which came second overall. The course covered eight miles of natural and man-made obstacles in Prestwich Clough and Prestwich Forest Park.