RAC runners complete virtual Lake District challenges

Radcliffe AC member Kathryn Davies notched up an incredible 250k when she took on a virtual running challenge. She completed the Virtual Lakeland Trails 250k – running the equivalent distance of all the regular Lakeland Trail races which are usually held throughout the year. Entrants had up to six weeks to complete ... More

Ultra success for RAC members

Three Radcliffe AC members have completed a virtual ultra running challenge. Kath Davies, Michele Hincks and Sheila McNulty all finished the 108-mile Montane Challenger Spine Race. The Spine Race is a famous non-stop ultra race along the entire length of the 268-mile Pennine Way, from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk ... More

Poppy half marathon

Two Radcliffe AC members have completed a half marathon in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Natalie Hitchen and Sarah Rushton did the virtual Poppy Run, raising more than £430. The pair ran a 13-mile route through Bolton and Radcliffe at the weekend, finishing in 2:36:26. They received poppy-shaped ... More

Jones impresses in Cheshire

It was a winning return to racing for Radcliffe AC’s Sheila Jones at the Cheshire 10k. She was first Vet-65 in a personal best of 46:29, in what is one of the fastest 10ks in the UK. The race starts and finishes at Arley Hall and is run on traffic-free roads. It was Jones’s first race as a Vet-65 and, with ... More

Caroline Malone dives into racing

Radcliffe AC’s Caroline Malone made a splash when she returned to racing action. She took part in the UswimRun event at Media City, Salford, which combined open water swimming and running. Malone completed a 750m swim, a 1-mile run, 450m swim, 1-mile run, 250m swim and 1-mile run in 59:47. She was tenth female and ... More

Runners “line up” for charity

More than 70 runners took part in a 24-hour challenge on the Totty Lines to raise £3,700 for a community defibrillator. They ran continuously up and down the 2.14-mile length of the former railway line from Greenmount to Brandlesholme Road, Bury – officially called the Kirklees Trail - with at least two people on the ... More

Michelle’s virtual US challenge

A Radcliffe Athletic Club member has described how running helped her mental wellbeing after she ran the length of a US state during lockdown. Michelle Hincks completed the 1,000km Virtual Great Run Across Tennessee after the Covid-19 restrictions put paid to her planned ultra races at home and abroad. She had to ... More

Race report 24/08/20

Radcliffe AC runners have raised £875 after one of their young members was diagnosed with a brain tumour for a second time. They were inspired to go the extra mile by 17-year-old Matthew Pullan who is undergoing radiotherapy following surgery. Matthew was admitted to hospital in July, eight years to the day after he ... More

Radcliffe AC athletes rack up the miles

Three Radcliffe AC runners chalked up more than 200 miles when they completed virtual ultra-running challenges. Helen Andrew took on the Virtual Montane Lakeland 100 – which despite its name is actually 105 miles – while Sheila McNulty and Sarah Jackson did the 50-mile option. Usually held as non-stop races in ... More

Alex’s fundraising effort for his brother

A Radcliffe AC member  is going the distance to support his twin brother during his treatment for brain cancer. Alex Pullan (17) is running at least 5km every day for the entire duration of his sibling’s radiotherapy treatment. His brother, Matthew Pullan, also a member of the club, was recently diagnosed with a ... More