Freckleton Half-Marathon – Sunday June 22nd 2014

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(cover photo courtesy of Terry Lonnergan)

The Annual Freckleton Half-Marathon was run on Sunday in conditions generally associated with the race – hot and draining for endurance runners. Ben Fish won the Race in a time of 70.30 some two and half minutes in front of Rob Affleck from Preston (73.04) and John Mason unattached (73.39).

Remarkably, this is Ben’s eighht win in the Race, but even more remarkably, it is eight wins in succession. the last time the Race was won by anyone else was in 2006 when Peter Newton took the first prize. It will take some athlete to surpass this level of performance. Ben was happy with his win and told the Club “All I can say was that it was awfully hot out there. I ran a controlled race without checking my watch. I was just focusing on gradually increasing the gap from John Mason and Rob Affleck. Very happy to manage 8th consecutive win! “

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Jane Tomlinson’s Pennine 10K 2014

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One thousand six hundred and sixty six runners finished this Race again in very warm conditions. The Race was won by Matt Lalor (Barlick Fell Runners) in a time of 34.00. Chris Davies from the Harriers took a good 15th place with a strong run in the conditions (37.56) with Laura Hesketh not far behind in 47th spot (41.29). Jan Buckingham returned to racing after her leg operation earlier in the year to post a 55.51 clocking (743rd) – great to see her back racing as well. After the race she told us that “It was a fantastic route, I had no idea Burnley had so many nice bits. It was very hot though, which isn’t an excuse for the rubbish time 55.51 – or maybe it is! Anyway my first run back, nearly 5 months after the second bout of cancer and as Katie says ‘why are you getting so frustrated with times, you’re running a 10k’ and she’s right, so I am happy”.