Kendal Mid Lancs XC Race Results 2014 + The Rest of the Weekends Action

ByChristopher Holdsworth

Kendal Mid Lancs XC Race Results 2014 + The Rest of the Weekends Action

The Final Mid Lancs Cross Country Race at Crooklands, Kendal on Saturday 1st March 2014.


The final Mid Lancs cross country race took place at the Crooklands, Kendal on Saturday 1st March 2014. Weather conditions were extremely generous and the sun beamed down on the course, any warmer, and deck chairs and sun cream would have been required at the ready.

Clayton-le-Moors Harriers carried out a recce of the course prior to their race time and all were surprised to find that the ground was dry and as commented by our President, David Scott on the day ‘Good ground conditions for a fast race’ and that it was. The course route comprised of small, medium and large circuits which all generally routed through reasonable dry fields, gravel trail tracks and up a sneaky hill to a pylon where the course circled back round to the starting field.

Once again support around the route from other Clayton runners, family and friends (especially Jill Scott) was tremendous and some may say deafening with the ladies team cheering on others. The distances ranged from 2km (U11 Girls & Boys), 2.2km (U13 Girls), 3.02km (U13 Boys & U15 Girls), 4.4km (U15 Boys & U17 Women), 5.9km (U17, U20 Boys & Ladies) and 10.3km (Men’s). The results were excellent from all our Clayton-le-Moors Harriers, across the board, well done all our juniors, ladies and men.  The names are listed below of our ever succeeding Clayton runners:


U11 Girls

Roanna Holdsworth 1st Clayton Girl

U13 Girls

Briony Holt 1st Clayton Girl

U13 Boys

Daniel Bradley

Thomas Bradley 1st Clayton Boy

Adam Quinn

 U15 Boys

Curtis Holt 1st Clayton Boy

 U17 Ladies

Bethany Quinn 1st Clayton U17 Lady


Susan Allen

Kath Brady

Vicky Heys 1st Clayton Lady

Christine Leatherley

Rebecca Rawcliffe

Georgina Slater

Yvonne Wickham

Ladies Team Results

Both Vet 35 and 45 Ladies categories finished in the top ten.


Peter Browning

Breton Holdsworth 1st Clayton Man

Robert Hirst

Richard Lawson

Ted Orrell

Andy Quinn

David Scott

Mark Wightman

Melyn Thistlethwaite

Men’s Team Results

Over 50 Vets positioned in the top 10, Vets over 60 resulted in a strong 3rd place: David Scott, Melyn Thistlethwaite and Ted Orrell.


The majority of names listed above have all participated in the 6 Mid Lancs Cross Country races, an outstanding achievement.  Well done to all those who have participated in at least one cross country race as well.

Full results can be found here. Thanks to Rebecca Louise Rawcliffe for the race report!

The Rest of the Weekends Action

A hectic schedule of weekend races brought many Clayton-le-Moors Harriers out to bask in springs frosty sunshine. On a day where many a Harrier broke their personal best, Road Captain Tom Brewster lead the way at Blackpool’s Stanley Park 10k finishing 10th with an outstanding effort in 35:06. One place behind and also breaking his PB was Christopher Holdsworth in a time of 35:25. Juniors Jordan McDonald and Kenan Eti showed great determination by finishing in times of 39:10 and 40:15 respectively. First V60 around the course was Stephen Biscomb producing a brilliant time of 41:30. There was also excellent efforts shown by Jackie Kershaw, Marion Wilkinson and Sophie McIntosh rounding up an excellent showing from the Clayton-le-Moors Harriers!

Elsewhere this weekend; at the Black Combe Fell Race, the ever faithful fell runner Neil Hardiman had a terrific run posting a time of 1:31:39. A tremendous achievement also occurred in this race as Jean Brown arrived back first in the ladies category. A second placed finish transpired in the Trollers Trot 25 Mile race by Martin Terry in a time of 3:26:22. There was also excellent efforts by Ivan Whigham and Mick Dobson finishing in at 18th and 19th. Well done to all who ran this weekend, what a weekend it was!

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Christopher Holdsworth