On Saturday, fifteen members of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers made the short trip to take part in the Heptonstall Fell Race, a ‘B’ long race of 15½ miles (25K) with 3000 feet of climb around the moors and trails of Hardcastle Crags. First Clayton home, in fourth place was Matt Lalor, in a time of 2:05:08, just 7 minutes behind the winner, Adam Osborne of Leeds City. Also in the prizes was Anna Kelly, who was third female to finish, first LV50 in a new record time for her age category, in 100th place overall out of 225 finishers.
Earlier in the day, Tom Brewster had finished in first place and set a new PB – 18.01 – at the Burnley Parkrun, a 5K run held each Saturday morning in Towneley Park. Not to be outdone, Clayton juniors Chris Archer and Eleanor Root also set personal bests, as did Tony Scott, Christine Leathley and Yvonne Wickham, who are not juniors any more!
Meanwhile, in the southern Lake District, winner of last week’s Dentdale Run Breton Holdsworth maintained his good form by gaining a very creditable 7th place at the Cartmel Trail Race, a very wet and muddy course along the tracks and trails to the north of Morecambe Bay.
Last, but by no means least, Steve Biscomb completed the Ultrafit St Annes 10 mile road race in 1:10:00, a time which gave him 72nd place, 9th in his age group. Yvonne Wickham completed her second run of the weekend in 181st place (5th F45) in a field of 255 competitors.