Race report 20/9/21

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 clocked 49:09 on the scenic paths around the country park in Salford.

It was a quiet week for the club after last week’s hectic fixture list.

Gary Adkins was the only other member racing, finishing a superb 67th out of a field of approximately 4,000 at the Chester Half Marathon.

He ran a 1:22:53 pb on the course which starts and finishes in the historic city, and takes in a mixture of city and rural roads.

There was a good turnout from Radcliffe runners at the popular Saturday morning 5k parkruns.

Paul Barrington ran 25:12 at Bolton parkrun followed by Steve Hamer in 25:31 and Mark Wolfenden in 27:59.

At Heaton Park, Jenny Yates clocked 24:42, Jen Entwistle 34:06 and Iain Harris 36:48, while Craig Ward and Stephen Crowe ran 27:27 and 29:14 respectively at Worsley Woods.

Further afield, Rob Lister was 7th at Tewkesbury parkrun in 21:12, Caroline Malone ran 28:13 at Hereford and Elaine Bailey clocked 29:37 at Pontefract.

Half marathon PB for Gary Adkins at Chester.

Karen Doherty and Andy Wheeler at Blackleach.

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