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Comments Off on Leah Runs Cown 5k – Dexta 3rd in 1st BOFRA Race – Gt Hambledon Hill Race – Mearley Clough

Leah Runs Cown 5k – Dexta 3rd in 1st BOFRA Race – Gt Hambledon Hill Race – Mearley Clough

Ian Casey Memorial Cown 5k Race – May 11th

U13 Leah Hoole decided on a run out at this local 5k Race on Wednesday evening finishing 35th overall out of a field of 125 runners and 2nd Female Junior with a time of 20.38 which was great running by her.



First Race in this years BOFRA (British Open Fell Runners Association) for the Junior categories and run in warm sunny conditions at the Sedbergh Gala Fell Race on May 7th. Dexta Thompson had a very good run to finish 3rd overall and 3rd Boy in the mixed U12 Race with a time of 12.43. Sister Kady Thompson competed in the same Race placing 30th overall and 12th Girl with a time of 11.26 and just one second separating the Girls in 28th, 29th and 30th place. In the U9 Race Felix Thompson came home 8th overall and 7th Boy, posting a time of 6.19.






Gt Hambledon Hill Race – May 7th

Great weather for the Gt. Hambledon Hill Race greeted the two hundred and forty eight runners on Sunday May 7th, a Race won by Steven Snape by over two minutes in a time of 36.33.

Hambledon Hill Results

Great to see V50 Gary Pearse back racing after such a long time out and having endured a torrid time with back issues. Gary came home in 60th spot with a time of 49.00 and was 8th in his age category. Good also to see V50 Alison Armour back in the Blue & White a she came home in 231st spot in a time of 73.35.

Mearly Clough Fell Race – Tuesday May 9th


A couple of Blackburn Harriers out in this Race which saw John Horrocks come home in 14th spot out of the one hundred and ninety four runners who finished the race in a time of 35.33. 14yr old Harry Wilkin also tackled this Race, which isn’t easy by any stretch and featuring a pretty tough climb. He ran well to place 90th overall in a time 44.17.



Comments Off on Holly takes 4th place in Doha Diamond League – Samantha in GB Team for UIPM World Cup in Hungary

Holly takes 4th place in Doha Diamond League – Samantha in GB Team for UIPM World Cup in Hungary

IAAF Diamond League – Doha May 5th

Blackburn Harrier Holly Bradshaw was competing in her first outing of the year in the Diamond League last weekend and she got off to a great start with first time clearances at 4.45m and 4.55m to finish 4th overall.



Holly was pleased with her competition and spoke to the Club afterwards telling us “It was a solid performance from me in Doha. I felt content but left wanting slightly more! Training has been going really well so I am now excited to head back to full run for the rest of the season and hopefully get close to my PB. Technically and physically I am the best place I’ve ever been so I’m hoping this reflects in my results this year. My main aim is still to stay healthy and enjoy being back doing my sport”.


Samantha Murray was selected to represent Great Britain in the 3rd Event of the World Cup Series held in Hungary last weekend – the previous two being held in Los Angeles and Cairo. Samantha qualified for the Final which was contested on Saturday May 6th.



In the Final Samantha finished 4th overall at the end of the swim phase with a time of 2.13.28 and followed that up with a good performance in the fencing, scoring 20 victories. The combined results at this stage meant that Samantha was in 8th spot overall and the leading athlete from GB. Unfortunately, as sometimes can happen in the Modern Pentathlon, Sam got a really bad horse for the riding phase of the competition which undid all the good work she had put together in the Swim and Fencing.

The next round of the World Cup will be held in Drzonkow, Poland (25th-29th May) with the World Cup Final being held in Druskininkai, Lithuania from 23rd-25th June.