Winning return for Jenny Yates

IT was a return to racing and a return to winning for Radcliffe AC’s Jenny Yates. She described the conditions as “character building” when she was first F55, and 11th woman overall, in 44:07 at Tatton 10k. It was Yates’s first race in 17 months, and she said: “Conditions were horrid – heavy relentless ... More

RAC runners back in race action

A quartet of Radcliffe Athletic Club runners were back in race action after the Covid-19 break. Alison Howarth said it was “great to be back” after clocking 02:12:43 in Sunday’s Run Tatton Half Marathon. Three of her teammates also completed the Run Tatton 10k held on Saturday. It was a return to winning ... More

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