Saturday 19th October saw the second Round of this years Red Rose Country League take place at Chorley.
Red Rose Full Results HERE
Seventy Boys competed in the U11 Race and even more in the Girls U11 with eighty nine – really good turn outs on the day. Brothers Jamie and Rory Teare making their debut this season ran in the Boys Race with Jamie posting a really good time of 6.27 in 8th place and Rory in 40th (7.21) – splitting the brothers was another debutant Oliver Wilkinson also having a good run in 33rd (7.11). In the Girls Race Amy Davies continued with her good form adding a 4th place to her 2nd place at the opening fixture at Leigh in September. In the U13 Boys Jack Evans came 49th (12.43.
In the U15 Boys, Byron Abbott, Thomas Harbour and Jack Wilkinson combined to take the second placed Team behind winners Pendle. Byron took 4th (14.58); Thomas 7th (15.16) a joint time with 6th place in the Race and Jack finished 21st (17.01). Liz Greenwod in excellent form took the U15 Girls Race in a winning time of 15.49.
The U17 Men’s Team of Joseph Howe, Robert Buckley and Joe Monk had a good day being First Team on the day just a fraction ahead of Rossendale. Joseph led the team home with 5th place (17.18), followed by Robert 9th (17.41) and Joe 13th (18.09).
In the Senior Races with 198 runners in the Men’s and 121 in the Women’s Races, Jackie Taylor 39th (22.30) and Louise McCauley 48th (22.56) contested the Womens Race. In the Men’s Senior Race Paul Guinan came in 15th (38.32) and 2nd V40; next came Chris Davies in 27th (40.00); Allan Hartley 117th (47.39); Ian Clarkson 147th (51.26); Paul Wilkinson 152nd (51.44).
Ben Fish took himself off to Oxford and the Abingdon Marathon at the weekend – Sunday October 20th. Ben duly won the Race in 2.26.55 – a season’s best – and just 6 seconds clear of Matthew Bennett of Southampton.
Abingdon Marathon Results HERE
After the Race Ben explained his approach to the Race – “I checked my watch every 5 miles, deciding to run more off feel than try to be a slave to a specific pace. I went to the front after half a mile, 5 miles was 27:19, 10 in 54:55, 15 in 1hr 22:30, then 20 in 1hr 50:55. My lead was never commanding and I was only between 20 – 30 seconds ahead. The race carried on this way pretty much to the end. I threw in the odd surge to maintain the gap, which seemed to work, but it went down to the wire as I finished just 6 seconds ahead in 2hr 26:54. For me I did what I set out to do; win in a reasonable time, it was the best I could have hoped for“.
Standish Hall Trail Race – October 19th 2013
127 Runners competed in this local Race near Wigan and Harrier Tom Blaney had a really good run with a 2nd place (37.54) to James Riley from Liverpool Harriers.
Full Results HERE
Burnley Parkrun – October 19th 2013
Phil Morton, getting a welcome day off work got back to doing a Race and competed in the Burnley 5k Park Run on 19th October, finishing in 12th place out of 128 runners (21.15)
Park Run Results HERE