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 1:12:23 and John Mcnicoll finished in 1.13.27.

Alex Pullan bagged a 32:13 personal best in the Hartlepool Marina Five Mile Road Race, finishing 47th out of a field of 221.

Neil Greenhalgh won a place in the Lakeland Trails Hawkshead 10k after nominating his mum as his running inspiration in an International Women’s Day competition. They ran the race together, clocking 1:30:57 on the course which has panoramic views of Windermere and includes the tough “Coffin Trail” climb.

Radcliffe runners were in action at a variety of parkruns. There were pbs for Rob Shiels and Simon Foulkes at Heaton Park who finished 10th and 20th respectively in 19:24 and 20:27. Sheila Jones was first VW65 in 23:01, Nick Barnes ran 29:55 and Iain Harris clocked 37:32.

Elsewhere, Tony Holt ran 23:59 at Bramhall Park; Peter Hunter 26:11 at Centre Vale; Cheryl Gallagher 36:05 at Chadderton Hall; Elaine Bailey 28:41 at Delamere; Bev Quinton 38:43 at Greenfield Valley; Kris Booth 25:09 at Pendle; Rob Lister 22:40 at Preston; and Alison Howarth 27:00 and Tracey Wroe 33:06 at Worsley Woods.



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