Race Report 7/6/21

Two Radcliffe Athletic Club runners were in long-distance action in the Lake District. Neil Greenhalgh was pleased with his time of 4:14:06 in the Lakeland Trails Marathon. Billed as “the most scenic trail marathon in Britain”, the course was a lap of Coniston Water. Greenhalgh finished 49th out of a field of 221 ... More

Piece of cake for Radcliffe runners

Three Radcliffe AC runners took to the Saddleworth hills for the popular Cake Race. The 10-mile course with 1,700ft of climbing is the first race in this year’s Run the Moors Fell Grand Prix. Neil Greenhalgh was first home for the club in 1.33:23 followed by Julie Robertson who ran 1.41:30 and John Wrigley in ... More

Marathon effort for Natalie Hitchen

Radcliffe Athletic Club’s Natalie Hitchen raised more than £1,000 when she completed the virtual Bolton Marathon. She ran the challenging 26.2 mile course, which started and finished in Queens Park, in aid of Bolton Hospice. The hilly route with around 1,914ft of ascent also takes in Daubhill, Lostock, Doffcocker, ... More

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