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Impressive Turnouts for Radcliffe AC as Forty-Two Runners Take on Haigh Hall.

17 June 2024 (by D.Cartwright)

An incredible forty-two runners from Radcliffe AC took on the Haigh Hall 4-mile race in midweek as part of the Central Lancashire Grand Prix league. Radcliffe were led home by Gary Adkins in 24:26. Elaine Bailey came second V65 in 36:26, and Emma Horner came fourth lady in 28:49.


Also racing Haigh Hall were Ryan Hallworth (25:25), Steven Fawcett (26:02), Ian Swan (26:06), Robin Shiels (26:33), Christopher Mihalyi (28:02), Mark Taylor (28:07), Mark Williams (28:16), Mark Garner (28:25), Dominic Parry (28:42), Joseph Bramwell (29:07), Adam Wills (29:47), Neil Naisbitt (30:24), Dave Rushton (30:24), Mia Derbyshire (30:25), Paul Stevens (30:29), Neil Greenhalgh (31:21), Charlene Leyden (31:42), Ethan Malone (31:46), David Bartlett (32:53), Lisa Antrobus (32:58), Karen Wells (34:11), Brennan Tighe (34:51), Trevor Fishwick (35:29), Louise Shield (35:41), Laura Aiken (36:24), Sarah Wilson (36:35), Lucie Tighe (37:00), Wayne Holden (38:13), Steven Crowe (39:03), Lucy Tetler (39:28), Caroline Malone (40:45), Tracy Wroe (41:08), Helen Kay (41:11), Sarah Rushton (48:30), Michael Scott (49:35), Iain Harris (50:02), Bev Quinton (50:17), Sara Parry (50:20), and Natalie Hitchen in 50:44.


It was the return of the Tour of Tameside last week, a consecutive four-day running festival exploring the many terrains of Tameside.


Stage 1 of the tour, the X-Trail 10k takes runners through a variety of terrain as the route heads through two local country parks. Adam Wills came in at 48:59, followed by Karen Doherty in 57:31. Adam Wills was once again first over the line for Radcliffe in stage 2 of the tour, finishing Hell on the Fell in 55:08, followed by Karen Doherty 62:39. Stage 3, The Hero Half Marathon, is the longest of the four, and the race with the largest Radcliffe contingent. Karen Doherty bagged a half marathon PB during the out and back route along the Longdendale Trail, finishing in 2:07:36. Dominic Parry was first over the line for Radcliffe in 1:44:27, followed by Mia Derbyshire (1:59:36), Adam Wills (2:09:15), Lucie Tighe (2:25:25), and Brennan Tighe (2:25:26). The tour is concluded by the Dr Ron Hyde 7-mile road race. Adam Wills was the first finisher for Radcliffe in stage 4 (55:44), followed by Mia Derbyshire (60:58), and Karen Doherty (64:36).


Elsewhere, two Radcliffe AC runners completed Race The Train at the weekend, Christopher Mihalyi coming in at 1:24:59 and Laura Aiken in 2:01:59. Kath Biddle ran the Coed Y Brenin Half Marathon, to complete her 100th unique location for the half marathon distance, in a time of 2:42:06.




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