The Astley Park Trail Series


It was the first race of this years Astley Park Trail Series on Wednesday May 4th and it was won comfortably by Horwich’s Chris Farrell in 22.45.

First Senior Race of the Series RESULTS

 The Harriers Dave Almond (V50) came home in 19th spot with a time of 27.40 earning him the 2nd V50 place on the night, just three seconds behind the winner of that age group category – Gary Barnett. Danny Teare had a run following his London marathon and took 65th place in 33.17 followed by Michael Sharp (69th) in 33.38, Mick Nolan in 82nd (35.27) and Carly Edwards 84th in 35.46.

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First Junior Race of the Series RESULTS

The Junior field was even bigger than the Senior Race with one hundred and thirty five youngsters taking apart and among them a number of Blackburn Harriers. Matt Ramsden who will be 13yrs old in July this year had a great run in 4th pace with a time of 5.10 as did Jamie Teare in 6th with an equally impressive time of 5.12. Amy Davies who is 13yrs in August set a new PB for the mile placing 15th overall and 2nd girl on the night with a time of 5.32.

Dexta Thompson and sister Liberty Thompson who run on the Track for the Harriers were competing for Clayton on the night and had good runs with Dexta finishing in 12th place (5.28) and 1st in his age group whilst Liberty placed 47th in a time of 6.17.


IMG_0304IMG_0306The next two Harriers home had a battle with Daniel Brown coming in 24th (5.53) and Charlotte Corrigan 25th in 5.54. Also having a cracking run on the night was 10yr old Saul Sharp who ran a good time of 6.06 in 36th place with Matt’s brother 9yr old George Ramsden finishing 65th in 6.45 and the first home in his age group. 7yr old Hannah Davies – who just wants to run everywhere – was 67th with a great time of 6.47 and then came the youngest of them all – 6yr old Lulu Sharp and yet another young girl who just loves running, coming home in126th place with a time of 8.44.