Race Report 12/01/2020
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 in six hours and 26 minutes after failing to finish last year.
Entrants have to navigate from Marsden to Edale over Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder.
Carter, who was 9th Vet-40 and 19th lady, said: “I took a fall two miles in and didn’t know whether I could continue but pushed on. High winds and rain together with low clag made it a tricky course.
“With some really good navigation I made up quite a few places which I’d lost due to limping along in the first half of the race.”
Sarah Oxley was also pleased with a course personal best of 2:09:40 when she travelled to York for the Brass Monkey Half Marathon.
Closer to home, Radcliffe AC head coach Ian Warrington finished first out of 1,080 runners at Heaton parkrun in 18:03 and Chris Whittaker was third in 18:21. Also running were Sheila Jones who clocked 23:39; junior Olivia Whittaker 25:18; Katie Davies 30:20; Sarah Oxley 32:31; Deborah Warrington 33:56; Bev Quinton 35:35. Juniors Lily and Ben Darbyshire were tail walkers with mum Amanda, finishing in 58:40.
At Bolton parkrun Steven Lomas ran 27:47; Caroline Malone 33:36; Deborah Barrington 33:46; Lucy Dewhurst 35:58 and Sarah Rushton 35:59.
Nick Barnes ran 23:31 at Worsley Woods, Craig Ward clocked 25:34 and Helen Sandiford 27:48.
Parkrun tourist Vince Ashton notched his 87th venue, running 30:19 at Skegness in Lincolnshire, and Elaine Bailey ran 28:34 at Stamford Park in Stalybridge.
A great result for Lisa Carter.
No monkeying around for Sarah Oxley.
A first placed finish for Ian Warrington.
Vince Ashton in Skegness.