Race report 2/8/21

A quartet of Radcliffe Athletic Club runners notched up four races in four days when they completed the Tour Of Tameside.
Gary Adkins, Alex Pullan, Julie Robertson and Karen Doherty ran a trail 10k, a six-mile fell race, a half marathon and the Dr Ron Hill Hyde 7-mile road race.
Gary was a great tenth overall after clocking 41:05, 43:55, 1:25:29 and 43:14 respectively.
Pullan (18) was the youngest tour finisher and was 65th overall, despite struggling with stomach problems and sickness during the half marathon. He ran 45:39, 49:36; 1:49:19 and 46:30.
Robertson knocked a staggering 21 minutes off her time from the last tour, held two years ago, to clinch third FV50. She was 13th woman after finishing the four races in 49:01, 52:44, 1:45:04 and 52:55.
Doherty ran 1:06:00, 1:12:51, 2:26:18 pb and 1:15:14.
Four Radcliffe runners were also in action at the Heaton Park Half Marathon. Neil Greenhalgh knocked 12 minutes off his pb to finish 18th overall in 1:39:08, a place ahead of Chris Paxton who was second V40 in 1:39:11. There was a PB for Ian Swan in 1:49:42 while Peter Hunter ran 2:02:59.
At York 10k, Sheila Jones was fourth FV65 in 49:11 while Bev Quinton and Debi Warrington both ran 1:10:13.
Rob Lister was second V55 in 1:10:20 at the Lancaster Riverside 10-mile, his first race in 16 months.
In the popular 5k parkruns, at Bolton Mark Garner ran 23:34, Steve Hamer 25:15, Steven Lomax 27:12, Kath Davies 28:56, Mark Wolfenden 30:29, Elaine Bailey 31:21 and Dave Rushton 34:22.
At Heaton Park, Sheila Jones clocked 24:23 followed by Helen Sandiford in 34:24, while further afield Jackie Faith ran 32:01 at Penrith, Jen Entwistle 30:14 at Preston and Craig Ward 30:02 at Trelissick in Cornwall.

Heaton Half Marathon runners (from left) Chris Paxton, Peter Hunter, Ian Swan and Neil Greenhalgh.

All smiles at York 10k (from left) Bev Quinton, Debi Warrington and Sheila Jones.

First race in 16 months for Rob Lister.

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