41 Results for author: Deborah Warrington

Virtual Race Report 04/06/2020

Radcliffe AC members haven’t let the cancellation of the racing calendar due to coronavirus slow them down. They have been taking part in virtual races and challenges, earning themselves an impressive array of medals and raising money for charity in the process. Dave Ward completed the Great Run Solo challenge in aid of the NHS, running an impressive ... More

James runs a garden half marathon

Runner James Higginson beat the coronavirus blues by completing a half-marathon in his parents' back garden. The Radcliffe AC athlete admitted he felt "a little dizzy" after completing around 1,300 lengths of the garden path in 3 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. And he has since estimated that he probably ran closer to 18 miles than the 13 his GPS ... More

Weekly update 23/03/2020

Radcliffe AC has set up virtual running sessions and a hardship fund to help members during the coronavirus crisis. The club announced the moves because of the restrictions on people socialising and the financial impact that coronavirus is having on some members. Chairman Chris Paxton said: "As scientists and health professionals work hard to fight ... More

*** All Radcliffe AC races for 2020 postponed ***

*** All Radcliffe AC races for 2020 postponed *** Following guidance from both England Athletics and the UK Government, we have taken the decision to postpone all Radcliffe AC races planned for 2020, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For the avoidance of doubt this includes the Jim Rhodes Memorial 5k, Bull Hill Fell Race, 13 Arches Half Marathon ... More

Race Report 15/03/2020

Neal Emmerson was a superb fourth in the tough Spen 20 in West Yorkshire in a busy week of racing for the club - despite the running calendar being hit by coronavirus fears. He was among more than 150 runners who tackled the challenging hills in the 20-mile course around the Spen Valley, clocking 2:00:21. A total of 23 Radcliffe runners were in action at ... More

Race Report 08/03/20

Radcliffe AC had a strong turnout of 22 runners at the tough Roddlesworth Roller. Robert Short was 19th out of a field of 324 in the undulating 9k race, the first fixture in the Central Lancashire Grand Prix which is contested by local clubs. He clocked 37:12 on the trails and paths above Abbey Village while Alex Pullan was the fifth male junior in 41:50 ... More

Race Report 02/03/2020

A trio of Radcliffe runners took on the trails around Smithills in Bolton in the popular Trotters Five Mile Race. Mark Williams was the club's first finisher, coming 39th out of 241 runners in 36:41. He was joined in the cold conditions by John Mcnicoll who was fourth Vet-55 in 39:30 while David Bartlett clocked 44:47. Plenty of Radcliffe runners made ... More

Race Report 25/02/2020

RADCLIFFE AC athletes battled gruelling conditions at the English National Cross Country Championships. The club took a nine-strong team to the event at Wollaton Park in Nottingham. One of the muddiest ever national courses, they also had to contend with strong winds, knee-deep puddles and log obstacles. Alex Pullan clocked 33:54 in the under-17 men’s ... More

Race Report 17/02/2020

It was a double race weekend for Andy Haines when he took to the hills for Radcliffe AC. He contended with high winds and several river crossings in Sunday’s New Chew Mountain Marathon in Saddleworth. A test of running and orienteering skills, he had to visit as many checkpoints as possible in 3.5 hours. The weather was kinder when he finished 16th ... More

Race Report 09/01/2020

Runner Vince Ashton, who became a 'parkrun tourist' after being diagnosed with MS, has bagged his 90th location. The Radcliffe AC member notched up the milestone where he clocked 29:14 at Woodhouse Moor parkrun in Leeds,  the world's fourth oldest. Vince was diagnosed with MS in November 2011 and explained: "I pulled out of racing as it was maybe causing ... More