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Yet Another Win for Ben Fish

Ben is having a great year. He has contested 12 Races since the beginning of the year from 1500m and 5000m on the Track to 20 miles on the Road; And just to top it off, at the beginning of the year he won the Lancashire Cross Country Championships. His record so far is a little like that of Alex Ferguson winning 9 of them, placing 2nd twice and 3rd once. Ouch – Ben’s a Liverpool fan!!!

His latest Race was the Sheffield Half-Marathon held last weekend – 12th May – and the Race featured 5400 runners. Ben won it in a time of 66:51 exactly a minute and a half in front of 2nd place runner, Alastair Watson of Notts AC

Full Results HERE:

In the National Rankings Ben is placed 2nd for 5 MIles; 7th for 10k; 9th for the Half-Marathon and 2nd for 20 Miles –  Ben is building up towards the Berlin Marathon and an attempt at the Commonwealth Championships qualifying time of 2:17.00 and if present form is anything to go by he is on target.

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On the Road

Last weekend – May 12th – saw a number of Blackburn Harriers compete in the Blacksticks 10k. Chris Barnes came 2nd out of 178 runners in a time of 35:25, just nine seconds behind the winner. Pauline Powell continued her comeback with another good race finishing 8th in 38:59 and winning the Womans Race and the Womens V35 prize as well. John Cookson maintained his current form with a solid 39th place (45:39).

Full Results HERE:

The week before – May 5th – Shaun Livesey went one better than Chris and won the Dallam Dash 10k in a time of 35:28.

Full Results HERE:

In between these two Races came the Haigh Hall 4 – May 8th – which saw 58 runners turn out and amongst them John Chaplin and Steven Foley who both were winners. John came in 11th place (24:41) winning the V55 category and Steven was just behind in 12th (24:50) winning the V45 category.

Full Results HERE:

And not to be outdone, prolific father and son competitors Paul and Jack Wilkinson went over to Blackpool along with a massive 2342 other runners to contest the Beaverbrooks 10k. Jack ran a time of 47:16 with father Paul just 4 seconds behind in 47:20.