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There were 1123 finishers at this very popular 10k Race at Arley Hall which was eventually won by Patrick Martin of Stockport in 30.08. Blackburn Harriers Vets – Andy Buttery (V45) and Evan Cook (V65) – were out in this one and had a great day, both winning their respective age category.
Andy came in 12th overall and 1st Vet 45 in a time of 33.56 which puts him at 8th in the 10k National Rankings, backing up his excellent 4th place in the National 5k Rankings with 16.18. Andy has raced eleven times in 2016 taking 6 wins, a second place and two thirds.
Evan came in 1st V65 and 121st overall in a time of 40.51 which puts him in 7th spot in the National 10k Rankings on top of his 6th place in the 5k Rankings with 20.56. Evan is in great form, racing ten times so far this year and recording 9 wins and a 2nd place.
AoC National Championships
The AoC Sport National Championships is one of the largest annual sporting events in England, involving over 1,800 college students and 200 staff.
Students qualify for the championships through regional tournaments that take place in the autumn term. Byron Abbot was competing in Cross Country for the North West and came in 36th in 31.23 with his Team taking the Silver Medal.
Full Results HERE
Speaking to the Club, Byron explained a little about the competition commenting “you do like a qualifier to get into a team of 8 this year it was at Witton. Colleges usually know all about them because it’s like the national games for them then after you qualify for the northwest which is all the colleges in northwest you travel to the games where ever they are and stay over and race the next day against all the other teams and there are individual for like 1-2-3 places and then a team of six medals 1-2-3 it’s one of the best weekends I have had”.
Park Run Results
The numbers are steadily creeping back up with 121 runners out at the latest Witton Park 5k – RESULTS – first home for the Harriers at this latest Witton run was Joe Gebbie in 8th place ( 21.47) followed by 12yr old Jasper Smith in 10th spot (22.05) with 11yr old Kyle Taylor-Pomfret just behind in 12th setting a new PB of 22.28 and Brian Searby in 13th (22.31). V50 Ian Clarkson was also having a run for the first time at Witton finishing 27th in 25.56 and at the opposite ends of the age groups came young Oliver Gill (U11) in 35th spot (28.06), V60 George Woodburn in 40th place (28.24) and U11 Emily Snape (60th) in a time of 31.08.
(Young Oliver Gill getting a few Coaching tips from Veteran George Woodburn)
Liz Greenwood kept up her winning streak with another win at the Burnley Park Run – RESULTS – finishing 8th and first female in the 239 strong Race with a time of 19.04. Also having a good run was 12yr old Charlotte Corrigan who came home in 29th place with a new PB of 21.18 and was 4th female overall.
Twelve year old Ethan Barbarewicz was among the 158 runners at the Cuerden Valley Park Run – RESULTS – and did really well again placing 16th in a time of 22.44. Freya Black who also likes running at Cuerden Vally finished 40th in a time of 26.02 and just 15 seconds away from her PB.