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

Race report 13/3/22

It was another winning weekend for Radcliffe Athletic Club members. Jenny Yates and Sheila Jones both won their age groups at the Trimpell 20 Mile, part of their preparation for the upcoming Manchester Marathon. Yates was first VW55 in 2:39:41 while Jones ran 3:00:23 to claim the VW65 category. The club’s wins ... More

Race report 7/3/22

IT was a varied week for Radcliffe Athletic Club members who raced on the road, fells, trail, and cross country fields. Lee Turner was the club’s first finisher at the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round fell race in Barley, Lancashire, the second race of the Run the Moors Fell Grand Prix which is contested by local clubs. He ... More

Race report 2/3/22

Six Radcliffe Athletic Club members competed at the Hoppits Hill Race, the first event in this year’s Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix. Craig Norman was the club’s first finisher, clocking 24:48 over the 5km Peak District course which has 689ft of climbing. He was followed by John Gibbs in 26:09, Chris Paxton (28:20), ... More

Race report 20/2/22

Two Radcliffe Athletic Club members faced very different conditions when they ran half marathons on different continents. Gary Adkins ran a superb 1:23:09 at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates. Billed as the world’s fastest half marathon, he finished 44th out of more than 20,000 runners ... More

Race report 14/2/22

Rob Lister didn’t love the “sideways rain” at the Lancaster Valentine's 10k. Despite the bad weather, the Radcliffe Athletic Club member clocked a superb 43:45, to finish 20th and second VM55. It rounded off a great weekend of running for Lister – just a day earlier he was 17th and first in his age group in ... More

Race report 7/2/22

Sheila Jones took a superb age group victory at the Blackburn Winter Warmer. The Vet65 was among five Radcliffe Athletic Club members in the 670-strong field at Sunday’s popular 10k. Jones clocked 50:13 on the challenging course which takes runners up the notorious Buncer Lane hill. Also running were Paula ... More