21 Results for author: Karen Doherty

Runners “line up” for charity

More than 70 runners took part in a 24-hour challenge on the Totty Lines to raise £3,700 for a community defibrillator. They ran continuously up and down the 2.14-mile length of the former railway line from Greenmount to Brandlesholme Road, Bury – officially called the Kirklees Trail - with at least two people on the route at all times. The event ... More

Michelle’s virtual US challenge

A Radcliffe Athletic Club member has described how running helped her mental wellbeing after she ran the length of a US state during lockdown. Michelle Hincks completed the 1,000km Virtual Great Run Across Tennessee after the Covid-19 restrictions put paid to her planned ultra races at home and abroad. She had to complete the equivalent of the distance ... More

Race report 24/08/20

Radcliffe AC runners have raised £875 after one of their young members was diagnosed with a brain tumour for a second time. They were inspired to go the extra mile by 17-year-old Matthew Pullan who is undergoing radiotherapy following surgery. Matthew was admitted to hospital in July, eight years to the day after he lost his mum to breast cancer. He ... More

Radcliffe AC athletes rack up the miles

Three Radcliffe AC runners chalked up more than 200 miles when they completed virtual ultra-running challenges. Helen Andrew took on the Virtual Montane Lakeland 100 – which despite its name is actually 105 miles – while Sheila McNulty and Sarah Jackson did the 50-mile option. Usually held as non-stop races in the Lake District, they had a week to ... More

Alex’s fundraising effort for his brother

A Radcliffe AC member  is going the distance to support his twin brother during his treatment for brain cancer. Alex Pullan (17) is running at least 5km every day for the entire duration of his sibling’s radiotherapy treatment. His brother, Matthew Pullan, also a member of the club, was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour for the second time.... More

Terry Nortley Relays

Hundreds of runners enjoyed some lockdown racing action when they took part in the Terry Nortley Relays. The event, named in memory of the much-respected former Radcliffe AC president, is normally held in Close Park, Radcliffe. But coronavirus restrictions meant that it had to be held as a virtual event this year, with a record 120 teams taking ... More

New club badge unveiled

Radcliffe AC have unveiled a new club badge which reflects the town’s heritage. The logo, in the club’s yellow and black colours, has been designed by the company which created Radcliffe Borough FC’s badge. It incorporates images of Radcliffe Parish Church, the former town hall and the River Irwell, and includes the motto Industria Didat - Industry ... More

Race report 26-1-20

It was another good week for Radcliffe AC members who took part in a variety of races across several North West counties. Mark Williams was 49th out of a field of 352 at the St Annes 10 Mile Run. He completed the flat course, which heads along St Annes promenade before looping around Fairhaven Lake, in 1:09:20 to finish eighth Vet-50. Meanwhile Lee ... More

Race report – 21/01/20

Fiona Lynch conquered one of the world's most brutal endurance races – the 268-mile Spine Race along the entire length of the Pennine Way. The superhuman Radcliffe AC athlete battled Storm Brendan, freezing temperatures, snow, strong winds and deep mud when she completed the Spine Race. The epic challenge crosses some of the most beautiful and ... More

Race Report 19/11/19

It was a hugely successful weekend for Radcliffe AC who picked up a raft of awards at the Central Lancashire Grand Prix presentation ceremony. The club won the team title in the competition which is contested over ten races ranging from a mile to a half-marathon. Neal Emmerson was crowned the men’s champion and Robert Short was fourth, while Iain ... More