Joanne Nelson and Victoria Mousley made started off a weekend of endurance running for the Harriers as they entered the Pairs Realy at the Lancashire Off Road Marathon & Relays event, held on Sunday 27th september which covered a distance 27 miles on off-road moorland, towpaths, fields and hills along The Burnley Way – startng at 8.00am in the morning. Joanne got the day off to a problem start as she broke down on the way.
So, leaving the car and making her wat to the Race, she and Victoria set off 15 minutes after everyone else, but still managed to pull through and come home as first female pair on the day with a time of 5hr 09.40. Post race, with car retrieved, Victoria said that “Joanne summed up the day perfectly” who told us thye “Enjoyed a fabulous 28.6 mile race with my partner in crime, Victoria Mousley. We decided to enter the Lancashireman offroad event as a bit of a challenge. Unfortunately my mileage has been next to nothing for 2 months as I have struggled with my piriformis and nerve ends, so this was a “fun” event. It wasn’t too much fun in the morning, when my car broke down on the motorway and I needed to ring the RAC and leave my car abandoned. We may it to the start, late and where on a chase to catch others. I loved it! The legs held up and we had a fabulous day. First ladies team. Not too bad for two old cronies.”
Outlaw X – September 27th
This a full on race at the best of time comprising a 1.2 mile open water Swim, a 56 mile Bike Ride followed by a Half-Marathon. What you don’t want to throw into the mix is freezing cold weather and a headwind on the bike!! This didn’t deter Janine Fallon who made the trip to Nottingham and battled realy hard to place 174th in the Women’s Race out of 261 finishers, with many more posting DNF’s in the conditions. Janine clocked a total time for the Swim, Ride and Run of 6hr 30.41.