Race report 25/5/22

Veteran Radcliffe Athletic Club member Sheila Jones won her age group at Sunday’s Great Manchester Run Half Marathon for the second year in a row. Jones clocked a time of 1:49:27 to clinch first WV65. She shaved 21 seconds off her time last year, on a course which started in Portland Street before heading out to the ... More

Race report 16/5/22

England’s largest body of water proved no match for Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Neil Greenhalgh and Simon Foulkes. They took on The Lap ultra marathon, a 47-mile clockwise lap of Lake Windermere with around 7,500ft of climbing. Run on picturesque and challenging trails, the pair completed the race in 13:27:57 and ... More

Race report 9/5/22

Radcliffe runner Simon Foulkes swapped The Rock in Bury for the Rock of Gibraltar! He clocked 1:34:57 at the Gibraltar International Half Marathon – knocking nearly six minutes off the time he posted in last week’s Estepona Coastal Trail Half Marathon in Spain. Closer to home, Sheila Jones continued to notch up ... More

Race report 2/5/22

Craig Norman was a superb second in the 36-mile Holcombe Howler Ultra race. The experienced ultra runner was one of three Radcliffe Athletic Club athletes who took on the tough challenge with 6,400ft of climbing on Saturday. Norman was “over the moon” with his performance of 7:13:08 on the Holcombe and Rossendale ... More

Race report 24/4/22

RADCLIFFE Athletic Club had a great turnout of 21 runners at a sunny Bolton 5k at Leverhulme Park. They posted superb times and personal bests over the flat and fast two-lap course, the second race in the Central Lancashire Grand Prix championship which is contested by local clubs. John Gibbs was the first RAC runner ... More

Race report 18/4/22

Four Radcliffe Athletic Club members got Easter off to a cracking start at the Salford 10k. They took part in the popular Good Friday race, a fast two-lap course in Lower Kersal. Rob Shiels was the club’s first finisher in 40:45 while Simon Foulkes was pleased with a new pb of 41:25. Sheila Jones notched up another ... More

Reach for the sky

A trio of Radcliffe Athletic Club members took to the hills above Rochdale in the Wardle Skyline Fell Race. Craig Norman was 26th, completing the seven-mile route with 1,250 feet of climbing in the South West Pennine moors in 55:30. Part of the Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix contested by local clubs, Peter Hunter ran ... More

Manchester Marathon successes

Eight Radcliffe Athletic Club members joined the thousands of people taking part in the Manchester Marathon. Neal Emmerson was first home for the club, finishing a fantastic 103rd in 2:35:27. More than 20,000 people took on the flat course which started and finished in Trafford and took runners through Timperley, ... More

Donna Cartwright tames the beast

Radcliffe Athletic Club's Donna Cartwright had a superb age group win at the 'brutal' Beast of the Black fell and trail race in the Brecon Beacons. She was the first VW45 and seventh woman overall in the 20-mile race which has 4,700ft of climbing. Cartwright finished in 3 hours 38 minutes and said: "It was brutal ... More

Race report 21/3/22

Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Neal Emmerson finished a superb second at the Wigan Half Marathon. The V40 clocked 1:14:53 on the route which starts in Wigan town centre before taking runners past landmarks such as the DW Stadium, Wigan Pier and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. More than 600 people completed the course, which ... More