The latest Race in the Burnley & Pendle Grand Prix Series took place on May 31st at the Kellbrook Fell Race with four Harriers competing.
Full Results HERE
First home in 4th place overall was V40 Andy Buttery with a time of 23.22 and first V40 on the night. Andy has targeted the 13 Race Series this year and told the Club “I found Kelbrook to be a lot tougher than I expected for a short race. It’s a real lung-buster so I was happy to hold onto 4th and 1st Vet 40 after being pushed by fellow vet Michael Keedy of Skipton all the way round. He got in front of me going up the steepest section, but I managed to pass him as we ran off the top and kept a gap on the fast run back. I’m planning on doing all 13 races in the Grand Prix and making the series my main goal of the summer. They all offer something a bit different, so although they come thick and fast, they don’t feel repetitive. I’m aiming to finish 1st V40 and top 3 overall, but its not going to be easy as the standard is very good and there’s a lot of talented local young lads that are keen to do all the races. Really enjoying it, and all the races are well organised, friendly and have great support.”
V50 Michael Toms wasn’t far behind in 14th position overall and first V50 in a time of 24.36, followed just seconds away by V45 Gary Pearse in 16th place (24.42). Sarah Toms placed 49th overall in 27.30 and was the second Woman home.
West Nab Fell Race May 31st
Jack Hindle – recently having been selected for England – contested the latest Fell Race in the Series at West Nab putting in a really good performance finishing 5th in a time of 45.06 – just three seconds behind 4th place and eleven seconds behind 3rd. Jack commented after the Race “I found the race tough! With a full race of challenges from long distance with steep climbs to tricky steep descents!! But I was happy with my performance and pick up some valuable points”.
Senior Full Results HERE
U16 Full Results HERE
In the U16 Age Category, Liz Greenwood with two wins already under her belt finished 10th overall (33.03) in the mixed boys and girls Race to Erica Byram from Holmfirth. Liz can secure the Series title if she wins her next Race. Kelsey Rutherford placed 21st in 36.15; and Megan Clarkson was 27th in 39.35.
(Photo’s courtesey of WWW.woodentops.org and Derek Hindle).
Welcome Tavern 5k – Preston May 27th
Catforth 5k May 31st
Joe Monk contested The Welcome Tavern Race and has been in really good form over the last few months setting PB’s at 5k and 10k. He finished fourth overall in a field of 109 finishers and in a good time of 17.01. Next up was the Catforth 5k featuring 89 runners and Joe finished in 7th with a time of 16.41 which was a new PB by seven seconds.
Welcome Tavern Results HERE
Catforth Results HERE
Crazy Cow 10k
Chris Davies; John Cookson; Carol Cookson and Kaylie Panaro were amongst the 127 runners who lined up for this 10k Race in hot and not very conducive conditions for distance running.
Full Results HERE
First Blackburn Harrier home was Chris Davies in 3rd place (37.35) with John Cookson in 24th (44.47); Kaylie Panaro 32nd and a new PB of 46.54 and Carol Cookson in 71st (54.43).
Star show of the day may well have been from 8yr old Kate Cookson who finished 2nd in the Fun Run out of 26 runners in a time of 6.28 and was the first girl home in the mixed Boys and Girls Race.
Fun Results HERE