Race report 26/9/21

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 finishing back in the city centre.

Jen Entwistle notched up a new half marathon personal best of 2:09:20 in the same race.

Meanwhile, Steven Fawcett ran 45:21 at the Great Manchester Run 10k and Elaine Bailey clocked 57:34 to claim second F60 at the Warrington 10k.

Four members took part in the midweek 5k at Cowm Reservoir, Whitworth. Rob Shiels was 17th overall in 19:31; Jenny Yates was third woman and first F55 in 22:02; Kath Davies was third F55 in 26:24, and Andy Wheeler ran 32:26.

At the Worsley Woods Five Mile Trail Race, Karen Doherty ran 49:38, Tracy Wroe 54:19 and Andy Wheeler was back in action, clocking 58:35.

Juniors Alex Kenny and Sophie Scholes received a medal and a T-shirt after finishing the Ironkids event in Bolton town centre.

Away from racing, Craig Norman did a sponsored marathon in aid of the mental health fcharity Mind.

He devised a tough route which included The Rake in Ramsbottom and the climb to Peel Tower, finishing in 4:08:57. You can sponsor Craig here.

Radcliffe runners were also in action at the 5k parkrun events.

Rob Shiels was eighth at Bolton parkrun in 21:17 followed by Mark Williams (23:38), Stephen Crowe (30:27) and Elaine Bailey (32:19).

At Heaton Park, Mike Kontowtt ran 21:40, Nick Barnes 29:27 and Iain Harris 34:22.

Elsewhere, Neal Emmerson clocked 17:59 to finish second at Worsley Woods parkrun; Sheila Jones was first F65 in 24:16 at Rothay parkrun in Ambleside; Emma Wolstencroft did 29:39 at Glossop and Caroline Malone ran 28:40 at Peel parkrun in Salford.

Steven Fawcett at Manchester 10k

Half marathon pb for Jen Entwistle

Cowm runners (from left) Andy Wheeler, Jenny Yates, Kath Davies and Rob Shiels

Marathon man Craig Norman

Andy Wheeler, Karen Doherty (centre) and Tracy Wroe at Worsley Woods.

Elaine Bailey at Warrington 10k

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