Veteran Radcliffe Athletic Club member Sheila Jones won her age group at Sunday’s Great Manchester Run Half Marathon for the second year in a row.
Jones clocked a time of 1:49:27 to clinch first WV65. She shaved 21 seconds off her ...more
England’s largest body of water proved no match for Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Neil Greenhalgh and Simon Foulkes.
They took on The Lap ultra marathon, a 47-mile clockwise lap of Lake Windermere with around 7,500ft of climbing.
Radcliffe runner Simon Foulkes swapped The Rock in Bury for the Rock of Gibraltar!
He clocked 1:34:57 at the Gibraltar International Half Marathon – knocking nearly six minutes off the time he posted in last week’s Estepona Coastal ...more
Craig Norman was a superb second in the 36-mile Holcombe Howler Ultra race.
The experienced ultra runner was one of three Radcliffe Athletic Club athletes who took on the tough challenge with 6,400ft of climbing on Saturday.
RADCLIFFE Athletic Club had a great turnout of 21 runners at a sunny Bolton 5k at Leverhulme Park.
They posted superb times and personal bests over the flat and fast two-lap course, the second race in the Central Lancashire Grand Prix ...more
Four Radcliffe Athletic Club members got Easter off to a cracking start at the Salford 10k.
They took part in the popular Good Friday race, a fast two-lap course in Lower Kersal.
Rob Shiels was the club’s first finisher in 40:45 ...more
A trio of Radcliffe Athletic Club members took to the hills above Rochdale in the Wardle Skyline Fell Race.
Craig Norman was 26th, completing the seven-mile route with 1,250 feet of climbing in the South West Pennine moors in 55:30.
Eight Radcliffe Athletic Club members joined the thousands of people taking part in the Manchester Marathon.
Neal Emmerson was first home for the club, finishing a fantastic 103rd in 2:35:27.
More than 20,000 people took on the flat ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club's Donna Cartwright had a superb age group win at the 'brutal' Beast of the Black fell and trail race in the Brecon Beacons.
She was the first VW45 and seventh woman overall in the 20-mile race which has 4,700ft ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Neal Emmerson finished a superb second at the Wigan Half Marathon.
The V40 clocked 1:14:53 on the route which starts in Wigan town centre before taking runners past landmarks such as the DW Stadium, Wigan ...more
It was another winning weekend for Radcliffe Athletic Club members.
Jenny Yates and Sheila Jones both won their age groups at the Trimpell 20 Mile, part of their preparation for the upcoming Manchester Marathon.
Yates was first VW55 ...more
IT was a varied week for Radcliffe Athletic Club members who raced on the road, fells, trail, and cross country fields.
Lee Turner was the club’s first finisher at the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round fell race in Barley, Lancashire, the ...more
Six Radcliffe Athletic Club members competed at the Hoppits Hill Race, the first event in this year’s Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix.
Craig Norman was the club’s first finisher, clocking 24:48 over the 5km Peak District course which ...more
Two Radcliffe Athletic Club members faced very different conditions when they ran half marathons on different continents.
Gary Adkins ran a superb 1:23:09 at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates.
Billed as the ...more
Rob Lister didn’t love the “sideways rain” at the Lancaster Valentine's 10k.
Despite the bad weather, the Radcliffe Athletic Club member clocked a superb 43:45, to finish 20th and second VM55.
It rounded off a great weekend of ...more
Sheila Jones took a superb age group victory at the Blackburn Winter Warmer.
The Vet65 was among five Radcliffe Athletic Club members in the 670-strong field at Sunday’s popular 10k.
Jones clocked 50:13 on the challenging course ...more
Jenny Yates flew the flag for Radcliffe Athletic Club at the North of England Cross Country Championships.
She contended with 50 mile per hour winds at Pontefract Racecourse, but described the 8.8km course as “fantastic”. Yates ...more
Craig Norman and Karen Doherty represented Radcliffe Athletic Club in the latest cross country fixture at Heaton Park.
They enjoyed perfect conditions for the third and penultimate race in the South East Lancashire league.
Norman had ...more
Two Radcliffe Athletic Club members proved that they aren’t scared of the dark when they took on a 10k with a difference.
Michelle Hincks and Carl Willcock received ‘glow in the dark’ medals after finishing the Petzel Night Runner ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club member Peter Warr completed an epic challenge to run the length of the country.
He took part in the 874-mile LeJog, covering the equivalent of the distance from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.
It was a winning end to 2021 for two Radcliffe Athletic Club members.
Jenny Yates was first VW55 in 43:18 at the Ribble Valley 10k while Sheila Jones clocked 48:07 to win the VW65 age group.
They were joined by four more Radcliffe ...more
Four Radcliffe Athletic Club members were in cross country action in Heaton Park.
They enjoyed perfect conditions at the second fixture of the South East Lancashire Cross Country League.
John Gibbs led home the trio of RAC members in ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Karen Doherty got into the festive spirit at the Longridge Christmas Pudding seven-mile race.
She completed the tough, undulating course on the country roads over the beautiful Longridge Fells near Preston....more
Radcliffe Athletic Club members faced harsh conditions in the final Red Rose Cross Country League fixture of the season.
They contended with chilly temperatures, strong winds and driving rain on the testing course at Marl Pits in ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club runners posted sizzling performances in chilly temperatures.
Eight members braved the weekend’s cold weather to run the Wilmslow Festive 10k.
Rob Shiels was first home for the club in a speedy 39:46 followed ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Gary Adkins described completing the Athens Marathon as an “amazing experience”.
He completed the tough route in 3:00:23, finishing a great 162nd out of a field of 29,059.
Closer to home, six Radcliffe ...more
Jenny Yates took a superb silver medal at the British Masters 5k Road Championship.
In blustery conditions, the Radcliffe Athletic Club member was second FV55 in a new Vet PB of 20:13.
The event in Nelson, Lancashire also incorpora...more
There was some animal magic for two Radcliffe Athletic Club members who took on a race with a difference.
Natalie Hitchen and Sarah Rushton received fantastic animal-themed medals after completing the Chester Zoo 10k in 1.04:58 and ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club runners were back in cross country action at Heaton Park.
They took part in the first South East Lancashire Cross Country fixture of the season, which featured a tough new course around the park.
In the ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club had a strong turnout at the second cross country fixture of the season.
Members were out in force at the Red Rose Cross Country races at Leverhulme Park, with the men running approximately 10k while the women ran ...more
Several Radcliffe AC athletes were among the tens of thousands of runners who took part in the Manchester Marathon.
Neal Emmerson clocked 2:37:05 to finish a superb 26th, just a week after winning the Rochdale Half Marathon.
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Neal Emmerson won the Rochdale Half Marathon in 1:16:10.
He took victory by more than a minute on the out-and-back course which started in the town centre before heading along the Rochdale Canal and taking in ...more
Sheila Jones continued her great form with a superb age group win at the Great Manchester Run Half Marathon.
She was first F65 in 1:49:48 over the course which started in Portland Street before heading out to the Etihad Stadium and ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club's Andy Wheeler ran a great 54:46 in his longest race since suffering a heart attack May.
He was pleased to finish in well under an hour at the Blackleach Five Mile Trail Race.
Team-mate Karen Doherty also ...more
Three Radcliffe Athletic Club members were among the tens of thousands of people who took part in the iconic Great North Run.
In a busy weekend of racing for the club, Elaine Bailey finished the world’s largest half marathon in ...more
There was a hat-trick of wins for Radcliffe Athletic Club at the Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon.
Husband and wife Donna and Mark Cartwright were the first relay team at the event which comprises a 25k bike ride sandwiched by two 5k trail ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Craig Norman finished fifth in the Overload obstacle and mud run in Derbyshire.
He raced in the elite championship wave of the tough 10k course which is packed with 40 obstacles. Despite struggling at times, ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Rob Shiels was in fine form when he clocked 2:22:14 at the Trimpell 20 Mile Race.
He finished 32nd out of a field of 255 in the race which takes in the historic city of Lancaster and the stunning Lune Valley. ...more
There was a fantastic turnout from Radcliffe Athletic Club when 19 members took part in the popular Ramsbottom Summer Mile.
Gary Adkins was the club’s first finisher and a great seventh overall in 5:07 over the mile course which is ...more
Seven Radcliffe Athletic Club runners fought their way through torrential rain at the Trotters five-mile race in Bolton.
Ian Swan was first home for the club, and a great 35th overall, in 38:38 on the popular course which is a mixture ...more
A quartet of Radcliffe Athletic Club runners notched up four races in four days when they completed the Tour Of Tameside.
Gary Adkins, Alex Pullan, Julie Robertson and Karen Doherty ran a trail 10k, a six-mile fell race, a half marathon ...more
Two Radcliffe Athletic Club members completed the challenging Lakeland 50 ultra race.
Helen Andrew and Michelle Hincks took on the popular 50-mile event in the Lake District which has around 10,000ft of climbing.
Andrew finished in ...more
Jenny Yates set a new 3,000m Northern Masters record in soaring temperatures in Yorkshire.
The mercury hit 27C as the Radcliffe Athletic Club member clocked 11:58 on the track in the Masters Grand Prix at Sheffield Hallam University ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Donna Cartwright put in a superb performance to be the first woman across the line in the Lakeland Trails 14k.
In hot and humid conditions, she ran to victory in the Lakeland Trails 14k in 1:23:00.
Donna Cartwright flew the flag for Radcliffe Athletic Club at the Blencathra English Championships Fell Race.
In her first fell race since breaking her ankle on a hill race three years ago, and her first race of any kind in 18 months, ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Michelle Hincks said she was “amazed to get to the finish” after battling brutal conditions in the 108-mile Spine Challenger Race.
She completed the non-stop race from Edale in the Peak District to ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Neil Greenhalgh completed his second marathon in less than a week.
Running with his mum Julia, a member of Prestatyn Running Club, he finished the scenic Ladybower Trail Marathon in the Peak District in ...more
Two Radcliffe Athletic Club runners were in long-distance action in the Lake District.
Neil Greenhalgh was pleased with his time of 4:14:06 in the Lakeland Trails Marathon.
Billed as “the most scenic trail marathon in Britain”, ...more
Three Radcliffe AC runners took to the Saddleworth hills for the popular Cake Race.
The 10-mile course with 1,700ft of climbing is the first race in this year’s Run the Moors Fell Grand Prix.
Neil Greenhalgh was first home for the ...more
Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Natalie Hitchen raised more than £1,000 when she completed the virtual Bolton Marathon.
She ran the challenging 26.2 mile course, which started and finished in Queens Park, in aid of Bolton Hospice.
IT was a return to racing and a return to winning for Radcliffe AC’s Jenny Yates.
She described the conditions as “character building” when she was first F55, and 11th woman overall, in 44:07 at Tatton 10k.
It was Yates’s ...more
A quartet of Radcliffe Athletic Club runners were back in race action after the Covid-19 break.
Alison Howarth said it was “great to be back” after clocking 02:12:43 in Sunday’s Run Tatton Half Marathon.
Three of her teammates ...more
Radcliffe AC member Kathryn Davies notched up an incredible 250k when she took on a virtual running challenge.
She completed the Virtual Lakeland Trails 250k – running the equivalent distance of all the regular Lakeland Trail races ...more
Three Radcliffe AC members have completed a virtual ultra running challenge.
Kath Davies, Michele Hincks and Sheila McNulty all finished the 108-mile Montane Challenger Spine Race.
The Spine Race is a famous non-stop ultra race along ...more
Two Radcliffe AC members have completed a half marathon in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Natalie Hitchen and Sarah Rushton did the virtual Poppy Run, raising more than £430.
The pair ran a 13-mile route through ...more
It was a winning return to racing for Radcliffe AC’s Sheila Jones at the Cheshire 10k.
She was first Vet-65 in a personal best of 46:29, in what is one of the fastest 10ks in the UK.
The race starts and finishes at Arley Hall and ...more
Radcliffe AC’s Caroline Malone made a splash when she returned to racing action.
She took part in the UswimRun event at Media City, Salford, which combined open water swimming and running.
Malone completed a 750m swim, a 1-mile ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
*** 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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Radcliffe AC's Olivia Whittaker represented Bury at the Greater Manchester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships at Heaton Park.
She battled through the pain barrier to finish 90th out of around 200 competitors in the under-11 girls ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
It was a tough day out for Radcliffe AC’s Lisa Carter when she completed the 21-mile Trigger Race in horrendous weather despite falling and hurting her knee.
She was ‘chuffed’ to complete the route with around 1,650 ft of climbing ...more
Radcliffe AC members got the new year off to a winning start at the Holcombe Howler Trail 10k and Half Marathon races.
Katie Percival was the winning woman and a fine eighth overall in the half marathon, completing the testing course ...more
Radcliffe AC’s Jenny Yates rounded off the year on a high when she was among the prize winners at the Ribble Valley 10k in Clitheroe.
Her gun time of 44:33 saw her claim third Vet-50, though her chip time of 43:22 was ...more
Radcliffe AC members enjoyed the red carpet treatment at their movie-themed Christmas party and annual presentation.
They dressed up as an array of colourful film characters for the event at the Bolholt Country Park Hotel, Bury.
The club ...more
Olivia Whittaker won the Jim Rhodes Junior of the Year Award at Radcliffe AC’s junior presentation ceremony.
She was presented with the cup, which is named in memory of the former club member who died in January aged 78 and was ...more
Radcliffe AC’s Donna Cartwright finished a fantastic sixth in the Red Rose Cross Country league and has been crowned first Vet-40.
Cartwright, who started running at the age of ten, was taking part in her 32nd cross country season.
Radcliffe AC members posted great cross country performances in the mud at Heaton Park.
Donna Cartwright ran 31:44 to finish fourth out of 105 ladies, and Junior Olivia Whittaker came a great 12th in 7:26 in the under-11 girls’ ...more
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 ...more
Radcliffe AC junior Olivia Whittaker retained her ladies’ crown at the Run Heaton Park 5k, knocking 52 seconds off the time she ran when winning the same race in July.
She ran a course personal best of 25:27 to finish first woman and ...more
RADCLIFFE AC’s Neal Emmerson has been crowned the Central Lancashire Grand Prix men’s champion, and the club has won the team title.
The results were confirmed after Radcliffe fielded a fantastic 21 runners in Sunday’s testing ...more
Donna Cartwright continued her great cross country form with a superb fifth place in the second race in the Red Rose league.
The club had a strong turnout of 25 seniors who took on the muddy, strength-sapping courses at Leverhulme Park ...more
Radcliffe AC's Sheila Jones and Jenny Yates celebrated with superb marathon times when they represented England.
The pair competed for their country at the Celtic Nations Masters Marathon Championship which was incorporated into Sunday's ...more
Neal Emmerson made it two wins in a row when he led home a strong contingent of 18 Radcliffe AC runners at the Gin Pit 5 Mile Trail Race on Sunday.
He clocked 28:39 to take the victory by more than a minute - a week after winning the ...more
Radcliffe AC members notched up a string of victories in distances ranging from ultra marathon to 10k.
The flying Fiona Lynch was the first woman finisher in the gruelling Three Towers Ultra Marathon, covering the 44-miles and 8,000 ft ...more
Radcliffe AC's Donna Cartwright didn't let the bad weather rain on her parade when she was third woman at the Worsley Woods Five Mile Trail Race.
She also clinched first Vet-40 in a superb 34:51 in the new race which had a strong ...more
Newly-wed Peter Hunter took on the Mykonos Run 10k while on his honeymoon in Greece.
The Radcliffe AC athlete, who tied the knot last month, finished 52nd in 56:52 on the course which took in some of the historical sites of the pictures...more
RADCLIFFE AC’s women took a clean sweep of the podium places at Bury 10k.
The versatile Vet-40 Fiona Lynch was the first woman in a new personal best of 39:57.
Vet-50 Jenny Yates knocked 30 seconds off her PB to take second place ...more
There were peak performances from Radcliffe AC athletes who conquered everything from the UK’s highest mountain to the world’s biggest half marathon.
Four from the club joined the 57,000 people who took part in the iconic Great ...more
Neal Emmerson represented England Masters when he finished a superb 26th at the Maidenhead Half Marathon.
He ran 74:30 at the event where the country’s top age group runners took on those from the Celtic nations.
Emmerson was seventh ...more
THERE were great results for two Radcliffe AC runners when they battled tough obstacles in a race with a difference in Derbyshire.
Craig Norman and Mark Gardner pushed themselves to the limit over the 6k Overload course which had 40 ...more
There was team victory for Radcliffe AC’s Paula Abernethy, Amanda Hey and Sheila Jones at the Riverside Half Marathon.
The winning women’s team also picked up a hat-trick of age group wins on the flat and fast course along the Lune ...more
Neal Emmerson was a thrilling second in the Ramsbottom Summer Mile and led Radcliffe AC’s men’s team to victory in a great week of racing for the club.
He clocked 4:58 on the course in Nuttall Park in an exciting race in which just ...more
Radcliffe AC’s Chris Whittaker knocked more than two minutes off his time from last year to finish a superb 22nd out of thousands of runners at a hot and humid York 10k.
He was among the 5,200 people who completed the course around ...more