Recently V40 Shaun Livesey had a great run in the Manchester Marathon with a 2.46.17 clocking. V60 Evan Cook and V55 John Chaplin have had great starts to 2014 racing consistently well and taking lots of Veteran Category Prizes in their races.
Evan has competed in 7 Road Races and the Northern 12 Stage Relays this year amassing six V60 Category wins and one 2nd place. His wins came in the Central Lancs 5k (19.38); Lostock 6 (37.59); Trafford 10k (39.04); Welcome Tavern 10k (40.08); Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k (41.41) won by Blackburn Harrier Tom Blaney in 35.47 with Brian Fogarty in second place (36.08); East Lancashire Hospice 10k in 40.36 – a race won by Blackburn Harrier, Matt Lalor in a season’s best of 32.56. Evan’s second place V60 Category came in the Cheshire 10k with 38.26. In the National V60 Rankings headed by Martin Rees with a fabulous time of 33.43 and nearly three minutes in front of the rest, Evan stands in 12th place out of 215 which reflects his really good and consistent performances in the year to-date.
John has competed in 5 Road Races and 2 sets of Relays taking four V55 Category wins and one 2nd. John’s wins came at the Central Lancs 5k (18.25); Lostock 6 (35.52); Cheshire 10k (36.07) and Trafford 10k 36.41. Paul Bradshaw also had a good run at Trafford with a 34.14 finish. John’s 2nd place V55 Category came at the Garstang 10k in a time of 36.48. John lies in a fantastic 3rd position in the V55 National Rankings list of 300 runners headed by Paul Muller, but is only 18 seconds behind him. Great performance.
V40 John Cookson narrowly missed out on setting a new PB recently when he ran at the Lancaster Three Bridges 10k (Results). His time of 43.49 (42nd overall) was just shy of his PB. But in the Preston 5k Park Run, he did set a new PB by 8 seconds in running 20.56. In the most recent Preston Park Run, he finished in 32nd place with 21.13.
V45 Mark Almond, recovering from his 3.11.56 PB at the Manchester Marathon ran the Preston 5k Park Run on April 19th finishing 4th in 18.19. Brother David Almond, also a V45 ran in the same Race and finished (17th) with a new PB of 20.00.
V35 Chris Davies, decided to race twice in the two weeks following the Manchester Marathon where he ran 3.02.39. At the Bolton 10k he finished with a time of 37.49 (Results) and on Good Friday at Salford clocked 36.23 (Results).
Andy Heys, who becomes a V35 next year, has chalked up PB’s already this year at 5k and 10k. At the Trafford 10k, he took nearly a minute off his previous best clocking 36.59 (Results) and at the North West 5k Grand Prix on April 5th he did even better, cutting one and half minutes off his 5k PB, finishing with 18.12 (Results).