The Weekends Action

ByChristopher Holdsworth

The Weekends Action

The Weekends Action

Rivington Pike Juniors

Apologies for the lateness of this weeks weekend report, we’ve just been waiting on results to come through from Rivington Pike. The report should be with us soon and will be combined with this post in due course.

So! Without further adieu, on to the rest of the weekends action…

Our solo fell runner this week comes in the form a VF60 Eileen Jones. Although finishing last at the Loughrigg Fell Raceshe put in a tremendous effort to finish in under the hour mark with a time of 00:59:07. Tough as it is to come through in the final position, she showed excellent determination and showed the rest of us up for not getting out there with here. Well done Eileen!

It is true that Clayton-le-Moors Harriers produce some hardy runners, unafraid of stepping up to any and all races, even if it means going it alone. Let me introduce you to our sole trail runner of the week, Martin Brady! As another Harrier showing us the way, he also had an excellent run finishing in a time of 00:51:33 at this years Guiseley Gallop MT Trail Race.

On Easter Friday, two big races took place which were Caldervale Country 10 and Salford 10k. Firstly, at the Garstang based 10 mile race two Clayton-le-Moors Harriers took to competing were Brian Wildman and Robert Hirst. Contending against 169 other runners, all must have been eager to get back for Good Friday beverages as there were some speedy times on show, with our duo posting times of 01:17:09 and 01:54:36. Over in Salford, there was another solo Harrier on show! This time it was road runner Steve Biscomb in an outstanding time of 00:40:26, who also managed to smash his PB!

So that’s three solo runners this week. Where are we all hiding this easter?! If you’re struggling to find races, fixtures can be found here. If you have any questions you can direct them to our Facebook or Twitter pages where we will be happy to help!

Elsewhere, at the Anniversary Waltz three Clayton-le-Moors Harriers competed over this very tough race. Wendy Dodds was the first harrier back across the finish, coming in at the century mark and a time of 02:19:02. Next back was Marion Dixon in 133rd, followed by David Naylor in 166th. Great efforts all round!

On Easter Monday,  Cannonball’s Hollingworth Lake 5k took place with no less than 7 Harriers! That’s where you’ve all been, laying in wait for this speedy 5k! These were, in order of how they finished, Steve BiscombKenan Eti, Alan Clarkson, Beth Quin, Alice PierJackie Kershaw and Marion Wilkinson. Everyone had pulled out top performances here, especially by our talented and promising youth. Well done to all who ran.

Remember that it’s the Three Peaks this weekend, we wish all the Harriers competing the best of luck! I’ll be there sweeping so make sure to avoid me, though I’ll be bringing my camera so be sure to pose for pictures. See you all there!


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