U17 Josh Boyle has been in tremendous form of late winning his last two Fell Races. On the back of that he traveled up to Scotland to take part in the Scottish Hill Running Championships at Ben Lomond on Sunday May 10th. He had a tremendous run to win the U17 Age Group Championship by 23 seconds from Tristan Rees (Fife AC) in second place.

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Josh was understandably delighted and told the Club after the Race that “the race was different to what I am used to in that it was loops with two climbs and two descents and was a fairly short course, it was close on the first climb with, I think, four of us still in contention. I felt strong going into the second climb and managed to get away from the guy from Fife. the conditions were perfect and although the terrain on Ben Lomond was totally different to what I am used to with the FRA, we ran up rocks and down a very narrow track through a bog and burn, all that said it was a great race and obviously I am delighted I won! “


 Meanwhile, over on the Roads, Joe Monk joined 40000 other runners – including some of the best in the world – in the Gt Manchester 10k. Joe had a cracker of a run finishing 47th overall, 1st U17 and knocked nearly a minute of his previous best for a new PB of 33.32.

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haile_gebrselassie1(27 World records – just a magnificent athlete)

Joe was pleased indeed with his Race, his time and the occasion and when speaking to the Club said “Well, today couldn’t have gone any better, jogged 200m with the greatest distance runner ever Haile Gabrselassie giving me advice what an inspiration, then to run 33:32 for 10k knocking nearly a minute off my previous pb, over the moon! …..As we arrived I saw Halie Gabreselassie warming up and saw my opportunity to speak to him. After that I was inspired to have a good run. A group of 5 assembled and felt comfortable to stick with the group. We went through 3k in 9:42, then 5k in 16:25. The pace felt good and I knew I was in good shape to break 34. As we approached the 4th mile the group broke up and we were just battling for positions. I managed to hold 5:30 pace for the last 2 miles and come in at 33:32. The race couldn’t have gone better for me and over the moon to run nearly a minute off my previous pb”.



Harriers – Brian Fogarty who is in training for the forthcoming Lanzarote Ironman and Jack Hindle – competed for the FITT Team at the weekend in the 153 strong field Pendle Triathlon and came out with a win for Brian and 4th place for Jack. Brian ran the Manchester Marathon the other week in 2.52 as part of his training for Lanzarote and is obviously in good nick.

Brian told the Club that he was “Very happy, always great for the confidence to get the win certainly at this stage with it being a little preparation race for Ironman Lanzerote. I felt strong and fit so really good signs”.


After the event Jack said that I managed a good swim and it was very windy on the bike, but didn’t manage to pull it together on the run. Nevertheless I enjoyed it and well done to Brian on getting the win!”.


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