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  • Success at a hot Blackpool Festival 10k.
    22nd April 2018

    22/04/18 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Neal Emmerson may have faced the hottest ever London Marathon on Sunday but he ran 2hrs 39mins 25secs, a record time for the club since its formation in 1984. He beat his previous best marathon time by almost two minutes ...more
  • Runners ready to go. Eventual winner James Kovacs, number 294, is on the far left (Pic by Debi Warrington).
    15th April 2018

    15/04/18 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC had more than 300 finishers at their annual 10k Trail Race on Sunday adding another success to their list of events. First place went to James Kovacs (V40) from Salford in a time of 36mins 39 secs and first woman was Hayley ...more
  • Runners get pbs at Tatton 10k.
    9th April 2018

    08/04/18 Update

    IT was girl power when it came to the Manchester Marathon with five Radcliffe AC women taking on the challenge. They joined the thousands on Sunday in perfect conditions on a course billed as the flatest and fastest in the country. Kate ...more
  • A midweek 5k round Cowm.
    2nd April 2018

    02/04/18 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Fiona Lynch took on the challenging 14 mile Howgills Fell Race on Saturday finishing sixth woman and third vet-40 in a time of 3hrs 58mins. In good conditions the event from Sedbergh in Cumbria had nearly 7,000 feet of ...more
  • Prizewinners on Saturday night.
    26th March 2018

    26/03/18 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC had 80 at their presentation night on Saturday and chairman Chris Paxton said it had been a "cracking" year for the growing club. A dinner, raffle and disco was held at Bury Masonic Hall for members, family and friends ...more
  • Pyjama game at Heaton Park!
    19th March 2018

    19/03/18 Update

    THERE was a seventh place out of 1256 in the Wigan 5k on Sunday for Radcliffe AC's Neal Emmerson and it wasn't even the race he had planned to run! He clocked a fine 16mins 57secs but had entered the Wigan Running Festival's half ...more
  • Mckenzie, Bev and Dawn took on the ultra challenge.
    11th March 2018

    11/03/18 Update

    IT was a busy weekend of racing for Radcliffe AC with runners in nine races over two days of totally different weather conditions. On sunny Sunday Neal Emmerson, show his form yet again got himself a fine fourth place in the Spen 20 ...more
  • Braving conditions at the Trotters.
    4th March 2018

    04/03/18 Update

    RADCLIFFE had a good turnout of 18 runners at the Trotters 5 Mile Trail Race on Sunday despite initial fears the course could be hit by the week's extreme weather conditions. Neal Emmerson showed his form by taking fourth place out of a ...more
  • Runners at the start of the 10 Mile.
    26th February 2018

    26/02/18 Update

    IN perfect conditions Radcliffe AC had 240 finishers in the popular Terry Nortley 10 Mile Multi-Terrain Race on Sunday. First place went to non-club runner Lee Szymanski in 1hr 01min 57secs with first among the women going to local club ...more
  • Vet-50 Jenny taking a trophy and voucher prize at the Central Lancs 5k.
    19th February 2018

    19/02/18 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC had a great turnout of 34 runners at the Central Lancs 5k at Bolton on Sunday with Neal Emmerson coming home eigth out of 309 in a time of 17mins 20secs. The race in and around Leverhulme Park was also the opening fixture ...more
  • Donna gets a second place, with Lisa and Kate making up the first women's team at Windy Hill.
    11th February 2018

    11/02/2018 Update

    DONNA Cartwright showed her form again this weekend when she was second woman and first vet-40 in the Windy Hill Fell Race at Littleborough. Having a great start to the season she clocked 1hr 20mins 18secs for the nine mile event with ...more
  • Amanda, Sheila and Chris at Heaton Park.
    5th February 2018

    05/02/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC women were prizewinners at the Red Rose Cross Country League presentation night when Donna Cartwright took first place among the vet-40s and Jenny Yates was third vet-50. They were both also successful in the team prizes ...more
  • Youngsters Fleur,Niamh and Ewan get a taste of the big competition.
    29th January 2018

    29/01/18 Update

    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 ...more
  • Some of the club who took part in The Hebden.
    21st January 2018

    21/01/18 Update

    DONNA Cartwright was fifth out of 82 women at the South East Lancs Cross Country League race at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday. In heavy muddy conditions she clocked 29mins 41secs and was also first vet-40. Radcliffe took third place ...more
  • Bev at the ultra.
    15th January 2018

    15/01/17 Update

    FIONA Lynch described the challenging Trigger fell race in the Peak District as "ace" after she took it on running 24.5 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing in 5hrs 22mins. A strong field left Marsden Cricket Club to run from Marsden to ...more
  • Neal in action
    7th January 2018

    07/01/18 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Donna Cartwright took a fine 23rd place out of 82 women in the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships at Heaton Park on Saturday. On a four mile plus course with deep mud in the wooded section but great conditions ...more
  • Still in the festive spirit at the Ribble Valley 10k.
    1st January 2018

    01/01/18 Update

    THIRTEEN Radcliffe AC's runners kept up the festive spirit taking on the popular Ribble Valley 10k road race on New Year's Eve with John Wrigley first home for the club in 41mins 38secs. The event from Roefield Leisure Centre in ...more
  • 27th December 2017

    27/12/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC runners have been getting into the festive spirit and showing off some great fancy dress outfits. Seven of them ran Rudolf's Red Nose 5 Mile Trail Race at Blackpool, joining hundreds at the start at Blackpool Fire Station ...more
  • Katie on her way to 12th.
    18th December 2017

    18/12/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Katie Percival finished 12th out of 88 women when she ran the South East Lancs Cross Country League event at Tandle Hill, Royton. She was one of 11 members taking on mud and frost on a hilly course on Saturday and she ...more
  • Lucy with her well-deserved Christmas pudding and festive medal
    10th December 2017

    10/12/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Lucy Dewhurst turned out to be the club's lone racer this weekend after snow and ice caused havoc and events were cancelled. She took on the 34th Longridge Christmas Pudding Race at Preston on Sunday and braving a strong ...more
  • Runners at Stockport.
    4th December 2017

    04/12/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Neal Emmerson took 12th place out of 995 runners at the Stockport 10 on Sunday. He had a personal best time of 57mins 42secs, beating his previous time by more than two-and-a half minutes on a testing course with two ...more
  • Ladies at Salford.
    27th November 2017

    27/11/17 Update

    NEAL Emmerson and Katie Percival were among the top prizewinners in this year's Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix. At Bamford Bowling Club on Friday night they beat runners from several clubs taking part in the well established series to ...more
  • The start of a successful 13 Arches.
    20th November 2017

    20/11-17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC notched up another success with the second running of their sell-out 13 Arches Trail Half Marathon on Sunday and the honours went to local club Bury AC who took first and third place. On the undulating course in perfect ...more
  • Men at Chorley.
    13th November 2017

    12/11/17 Update

    THE club had a good turnout of 29 runners at the Red Rose Cross Country League event at Chorley with the women taking fifth team place overall and second among the veteran teams. Facing deep stream crossings and mud on a tough hilly ...more
  • Runners at Through The Villages.
    5th November 2017

    05/11/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC made the final 10 when they were nominated as the borough's Community Club of the Year at the Bury Sports Awards. At a special ceremony in the Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall the club were presented with a framed ...more
  • Great fancy dress at the Trick or Treat 4 Mile Trail Race.
    30th October 2017

    30/10/17 Update

    NEAL Emmerson was second when he ran the Bradford City Half Marathon on Sunday. Showing his form yet again he beat his previous best time at this distance by 1min 51secs clocking 1hr 17mins 28secs on an undulating four lap course of the ...more
  • Runners at the Serpent 6 where Donna was first woman.
    23rd October 2017

    23/10/17 Update

    DONNA Cartwright showed her form when she was first woman in the Serpent 6 Mile Trail Race at Bolton. In very wet and windy conditions on Sunday the vet-40 clocked a fine 40mins 27secs winning herself a meal for two at the Wilton Arms ...more
  • Success for the ladies
    15th October 2017

    15/10/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's new junior section had its first outing when they joined the seniors at the Red Rose Cross Country League event at Leigh on Saturday. Harry Andrew, Fleur Carter, Niamh and Ewan Warr, Adam McWilliams and Jude Hockenhull ...more
  • Fiona, Mauro and friend Stuart all smiles at the end of a tough Langdale Horshoe.
    9th October 2017

    09/10/17 Update

    SEVEN Radcliffe AC runners took on marathons on Sunday with Neal Emmerson coming a fine 14th in the Yorkshire Marathon in 2hrs 41mins 09secs, a new personal best time. In great conditions he was aiming to get under 2hrs 40mins and got ...more
  • Celebrating after the Ron Hill 79th Birthday race with the man himself.
    2nd October 2017

    02/10/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC had 31 runners in the Gin Pit 5 at Tyldesley keeping up their challenge in the Central Lancs Grand Prix series. In the tenth and final race Neal Emmerson was fifth overall out of 265 runners in 30mins 03secs, Donna ...more
  • Group pic at Swinton.
    24th September 2017

    24/09/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC runners have certainly been clocking up the miles..... to get to events. One travelled to the Berlin Marathon and three took on monster challenges at Scotland's Loch Ness. Sarah Oxley had "an amazing experience" when she ...more
  • Group shot at Bury 10k.
    17th September 2017

    17-09-17 Update

    THERE was success for Radcliffe AC when 30 joined more than 1,600 runners in the second Run for All Bury 10k on Sunday. In great conditions, Donna Cartwright came home fourth woman and first vet-40 in 42mins 55secs while an improving ...more
  • Runners at Blackleach.
    11th September 2017

    11/09/17 Update

    THERE was a great turnout when 31 Radcliffe AC runners took on the Blackleach 5 Mile Trail Race with Ian Warrington first home for the club and 15th overall out of 211 runners in 32mins 27secs. Chris Paxton was close behind in 18th ...more
  • Relaxing after the Grisedale!
    4th September 2017

    04/09/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC women are proving they are hot stuff when it comes to ultra running. Fiona Lynch blazed a trail through the 135 mile Ring O' Fire race in North Wales coming home second woman and Sinead Hayes ran 85 miles in The Buff Joust ...more
  • Great turnout in the Pennington Flash. (great pics by Debs).
    28th August 2017

    28/08/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Ian Warrington had a good weekend when he finished in the top ten in the Blackpool Illumination 5k clocking 19mins 19secs and then beat 200 runners in the Pennington Flash 5 the following day. In the Blackpool event on ...more
  • Runners at Sedbergh.
    21st August 2017

    21/08/17 Update

    THERE was drama for Radcliffe AC's Neal Emmerson when four miles into the tough 14 mile Sedbergh Hills Fell Race in Cumbria his shoe fell apart. Determined to carry on he used his shoelace to tie it up and finished the course with its ...more
  • Runners at Pilgrim's Cross
    14th August 2017

    14/08/17 Update

    THERE were some good placings in events for Radcliffe AC runners when Neal Emmerson took fourth in the Leigh Community 10k out of 541 runners and Jenny Yates came second woman in the new midweek Ramsbottom Mile. Neal clocked 35mins 07 ...more
  • Thirty turn out for the race at Chorley.
    6th August 2017

    06/08/17 Update

    FIONA LYNCH added another top three placing to her long list this season when she ran the gruelling ultra Peak Skyline. She was third woman in 5hrs 45mins 53secs, putting her 18th overall in the 30 mile event in the Peak District. It ...more
  • Runners at Lee Mill.
    30th July 2017

    30/07/17 Update

    SARAH OXLEY faced her toughest challenge yet when she ran the Lakeland 50 ultra trail race finishing in 19hrs 03mins 46secs. Despite cold and wet conditions when she started mid-morning on Saturday and heavy rain at night she was well ...more
  • Sinead refuelling at 30 mile with the help of her family.
    23rd July 2017

    23/07/17 Update

    GUTSY Sinead Hayes added another ultra to her list and an eigth place when she took on the Coltswold 24 Hour Race at weekend. Runners in the event, on the Bathurst Estate just outside Cirencester, could compete as a relay team or ...more
  • Tough day in glorious weather at Kentmere.
    17th July 2017

    17/07/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Neal Emmerson took first place when he ran the challenging Pendle Festival Half Marathon beating his nearest rival by more than five minutes. On a course with more than 2,000 feet of climbing from Barley on Saturday he ...more
  • Great turnout at Rochdale.
    9th July 2017

    09/07/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC had another successful Bull Hill Fell race with 221 finishers and Horwich RMI Harriers taking the first three places. Phil Mardsen, who was second last year, ran the 5.2 mile course in excellent conditions in 34mins ...more
  • Great turnout for Eddie's Revenge.
    2nd July 2017

    02/07/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Fiona Lynch was third woman home when she took part in the Ultimate 110k Trails Challenge through some of the most dramatic scenery in the Lake District. She took 15hours 50mins 46secs to finish the tough 68 mile plus ultra ...more
  • Runners at the Horwich 5
    25th June 2017

    25/06/17 Update

    TWENTY THREE faced humid conditions to take part in the midweek Horwich 5 and there were some close battles between them. Neal Emmerson was first home for Radcliffe in 15th place out of 231 runners clocking 31mins 12secs in the ...more
  • Runners at Holcombe 2 Towers
    19th June 2017

    19/06/17 Update

    THERE was success on the hills for Radcliffe AC women when they took the team prize in the midweek Holcombe 2 Towers Fell race. Round the local moors 12 from the club competed on the tough four mile course with 1,312 feet of climbing. ...more
  • Good turnout at the Knowl Hill.
    12th June 2017

    12/06/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Fiona Lynch showed she was on top form when she was first woman in the tough Bolton Hill Marathon. Leading all the way in the Saturday event she came home in a time of 3hrs 58mins on a course which had 3,700 feet of ...more
  • Sea of yellow at Bolton Parkrun.
    5th June 2017

    5/6/17 Race Update and Bolton Parkrun Tribute to Eileen Royle

    NINE Radcliffe AC runners travelled to the Lake District to take part in marathons and half marathons at Coniston. In hot conditions, Fiona Lynch ran the Coniston Trail Marathon and was the seventh woman and second vet-40 with a time ...more
  • Eileen Royle Radcliffe AC, an inspiration
    29th May 2017

    Eileen, an inspiration!

    AN INSPIRATION is how fellow runners have been describing Radcliffe AC's head coach Eileen Royle who died in hospital on Sunday aged 69 after losing her fight against cancer. Eileen, who lived in Little Lever, had been a member of the ...more
  • Great turnout at Foe Edge.
    29th May 2017

    29/05/17 Update

    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, ...more
  • Runners at the Crazy Cow 10k.
    22nd May 2017

    22/05/17 Update

    RADCLIFFE AC's Lee Cooper went to China for his latest challenge. Combining a race and a holiday he ran the Great Wall Marathon with its 5,164 historic steps, finishing in 5hrs 53mins. He said it was the hardest race he had done and ...more

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