Jess Judd won the European trials at Liverpool on November 23rd and continued that form with a great run in Lisbon at the European Cross Country Championships held in Portugal at the weekend.
Jess placed 6th overall with a time of 28.05 and was first counter for the GB team who finished with five in the first twenty places, going on to comment on social media “Without a doubt the hardest race I have ever done! But walking away with 6th place individually and 1st place team made it all worthwhile! Absolutely over the moon and so proud of all the girls today, special thanks to @clitherstherunner for all the help and cheers!”
The smiles and happiness of a Gold Medal Winning Team
GB Senior Women’s Team – No. 1 on the Podium
Ian Clarkson won the inaugral BBH Pride of Pendle Fell Ruinning Championships, organised by John Orrell for the Harriers Fell Runners and told the Club about it – “Wednesday evening 4th December, John Orrell, John C, Danny Teare, Tom Cubbon, myself and partners attended the BBH Pride of Pendle Fell Running Championship Presentation, at the Traders Arms in Mellor, which I won. The Championship consisted of 8 fell races of different categories on Pendle Hill, 4 short, 2 medium and 2 long. I completed 6 of the races with Danny Teare completing 5 and John Orrell 4 races. The Races are Stan Bradshaw Round BM, 10.4 miles, 1936ft. Pendle Hill Night Race BS, 5.7 miles, 1148ft. Pendle Fell Race AS, 4.5 miles, 1499ft. Pendle Cloughs AL, 14 miles, 4101ft. Mearley Clough AS, 3.5 miles, 1247ft. Pendle 3 Peaks AM, 9.4 miles, 2838ft. Pendleton Fell Race AS, 5 miles, 1499ft. Tour of Pendle AL, 16.8 miles, 4833ft. John Orrell organised a fantastic Championship on Lancashire’s finest hill with good fell running catering for all abilities in all conditions and very much appreciated”.
The Winner – Ian Clarkson – being presented with his prize by Championship Organiser John Orrell.
The Telford 10k produced some top class perforamnces at the weekend which saw Adam Craig (Inverclyde) clock 28.32 to take the win with the first five all coming home in sub 29 minute times. Blackburn Harriers Calum Holmes went into the Telford 10k with a personal best of 34.15 and finished 227th with a solid time of 34.57.