Race Report 21/07/2019
THREE Radcliffe AC runners lined up against athletes from around the world when they took on the highest peak in England and Wales.
Lisa Carter, Mark Wolfenden and Paul Swyers joined a top-class field at the 44th Snowdon Race.
The famous mountain challenge starts from the edge of Lake Padarn in the Welsh village of Llanberis and goes to the summit of Snowdon and back.
Swyers completed the 10 mile-route with around 3,117ft of climbing in 1:53:54, finishing 389th out of 609 runners. Carter was 8th Vet 45 in 2:06:36 and Wolfenden, who was carrying an injury, ran 2:37:29.
The race was also a round of the World Mountain Running Association World Cup series and was shown on TV.
Carter said: “It was great – I really enjoyed it. It was tough but the atmosphere was brilliant and it was great to see the leaders coming down on the descent.”
Craig Norman took part in a race with a difference when he ran the Hive Virtual 22 Mile Race. Held in memory of the Manchester Arena bombing victims, participants could complete 22 miles whenever and wherever they wanted, in one go or in segments. Norman completed his miles in one go in 3:08:07.
Sharon Peterkin notched up her 50th Parkrun at Heaton Park on Saturday. She ran 45:28 with family and friends, including daughter Megan who is a Radcliffe AC junior.
Also taking part were junior Olivia Whittaker who posted another great time of 27:50; Deborah Cliff ran 29:56; Amanda Darbyshire 33:34 and Bev Quinton 38:59.
Dave McGrath was second at Bolton parkrun in 20:14 while Steven Lomax ran 27:07 and Lucy Dewhurst claimed a new personal best of 33:55.
Parkrun tourist Vince Ashton notched up his 78th location with a time of 27:37 at Crewe.
Max Ansbro won the club’s Junior of the Week award for his excellent running and 100 per cent effort.
Away from running, Lee Cooper took to the bike for the 100-mile Cheshire Sportive, his first cycle ride at that distance.
Lisa Donnelly completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in ten hours and 27 minutes in aid of the Bone Cancer Research Trust. She was part of a team raising money in memory of a friend’s son who died of the disease at the age of 12.
The 24-mile route has 5,200ft of ascent over the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. People can donate here .The Radcliffe Trio at Snowdon.