Race report 2/3/22

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 has 689ft of climbing. He was followed by John Gibbs in 26:09, Chris Paxton (28:20), Lee Turner (30:28), Mia Derbyshire (30:56) and John McNicoll (32:45).

As well as being part of the Run The Moors series, which is contested by eight local clubs, Hoppits Hill was also the first race in Radcliffe’s club championship.

There were great performances by two RAC members at the Pilling 10k in Lancashire. Rob Shiels was third VM45 and 14th overall in 39:06 while Jenny Yates ran 43:49 to take first VW and 21st position.

In their first runs in Radcliffe colours, Simon Foulkes clocked 41:13 at the Lostock Six Mile Race and Donna Bannon ran 47:05. They were joined by David Schofield who finished in 57:19.

Radcliffe runners were out in force at Saturday’s popular 5k parkruns. At Bolton, Mark Williams ran 24:36, Mark Wolfenden 28:59, Kathryn Davies 29:29 and Elaine Bailey 31:13.

Sheila Jones was first VW65 at Heaton parkrun, clocking 23:00, followed by Stephen Crowe in 28:05, Iain Harris 38:06, Bev Quinton 39:41, Cheryl Gallagher 49:05 and Michael Scott 49:33.

Tracy Wroe ran 36:04 at Penrhyn parkrun in Wales, Peter Hunter 25:16 at Burnley and Karen Doherty 29:42 at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Rob and Jenny at Pilling

First club run for Simon Foulkes and Donna Bannon.

David Schofield at Lostock.


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