Another busy week and a treat for you as I’m the guest editor of the weekly roundup (just hope I do it justice). The week started with the 1st of the Clayton Summer series races .
The Ogden Valley round a tough 6.2miler was won by Jacob Boyle with Paul Hesketh not to far behind, and guest Joshua Boyle in 3rd. In the more important guess the time competition Ralph Baines took the prize being only 9 seconds out (you sure you didn’t wear a watch Ralph??). There were 23 runners in total. Full results are here.
Horwich Jubilee Street Races
The jubilee street race is part of a series of races over the summer which is run over a competitive five mile undulating course through picturesque Rivington. Race 1 in the series saw ‘Super Ted’ (Ted Orrell) as the only Clayton senior competitor finishing in 102nd place in a time of 41:16. Full results are here.
In the junior event we had Team Thompson out in force with a number of the other young harriers running the one mile course, Dexta Thompson was the 1st harrier to come over the line in 23rd place (4th U11). Full Results are here.
23. Dexta Thompson U11 6:08
29. Liberty Thompson U13 6:26
32. Jenson Bentham U9 6:29
36. Sophie Ashworth U13 6:37
69. Kady Thompson U9 8:13
Blackstone Edge Fell Race
Blackstone edge a very tough 3.5miler from Littleborough had 3 members taking part. Full results are here.
1. Danny Hope (Horwich Harriers) 30:24
45. Alex Braysford (V40) 39:30
70. Keith Thompson (V60) 41:53
109. Linda Lord (V65) 47:06
Cautley Horseshoe Fell Race
Cautley Horseshoe with its steep and sharp climbs over 4.7 mile of some of this area toughest hills had Wendy Dodds taking part as our sole Clayton runner finishing the race in 69:44. Full results are here.
John Carr 5k Series.
Jonny McKenna was out again in this midweek 5k running in the 3rd race of this super fast 5k series. He finished in 8th place in a time of 16:17. Full results are here.
Burnley Lions 10K Race
Friday night saw the 4th race of the Pendle and Burnley grandprix with a 2 lap 10k around the outskirts of Colne. The race part of the club road championship series was full of the Clayton tangerine.
The overall race was won by Mark Hartley of Barlick but as you can see below our runners were hot on his heels. Full results are here.
Jonny McKenna – Chasing them down courtesy of David Belshaw
|3||69||Jonny McKenna||M||Clayton Harriers||35.30|
|5||199||Jordon McDonald||MJ||Clayton Harriers||36.53|
|6||201||Andrew Stubbs||M45||Clayton Harriers||36.59|
|9||146||Jacob Watson||M||Clayton Harriers||38.00|
|11||203||Russ Clarke||M||Clayton Harriers||38.21|
|13||192||Kevin Davis||M50||Clayton Harriers||38.38|
|14||107||Jonathan Pye||M||Clayton Harriers||38.42|
|15||162||Richard Stevenson||M||Clayton Harriers||38.50|
|16||52||Matthew Duckworth||M||Clayton Harriers||38.55|
|23||86||Paul Hesketh||M50||Clayton Harriers||39.44|
|26||193||Carl Helliwell||M||Clayton Harriers||40.04|
|30||87||John Hartley||M55||Clayton Harriers||40.27|
|32||47||Michael O Donnell||M40||Clayton Harriers||40.46|
|33||184||Richard Briscoe||M||Clayton Harriers||40.56|
|36||65||John Roche||M55||Clayton Harriers||41.30|
|37||93||Chris Funnell||M45||Clayton Harriers||41.49|
|41||147||Chris Snell||M||Clayton Harriers||42.16|
|44||133||Nick Roscoe||M45||Clayton Harriers||42.33|
|45||40||Stephen Ainsworth||M55||Clayton Harriers||42.40|
|47||79||Neil Garnett||M50||Clayton Harriers||42.46|
|53||179||John Wilcock||M50||Clayton Harriers||43.15|
|54||175||Andrew Payne||M||Clayton Harriers||43.25|
|56||111||Gary Balmer||M45||Clayton Harriers||43.32|
|58||211||Sean Clare||M50||Clayton Harriers||43.37|
|62||59||Claire Vincent||F||Clayton Harriers||43.51|
|66||183||Andy Bradley||M45||Clayton Harriers||44.02|
|70||123||Stephen Biscomb||M60||Clayton Harriers||44.27|
|77||108||Jeffery Pickup||M60||Clayton Harriers||45.15|
|90||91||Andy Quinn||M40||Clayton Harriers||46.19|
|91||76||Stephen White||M60||Clayton Harriers||46.20|
|94||171||Stuart Proctor||M||Clayton Harriers||46.58|
|98||66||Irene Roche||F55||Clayton Harriers||47.20|
|104||6||Martin Brady||M50||Clayton Harriers||48.26|
|107||97||Martin Griffin||M50||Clayton Harriers||48.53|
|109||34||David Scott||M70||Clayton Harriers||49.06|
|111||51||Barry Mitchell||M65||Clayton Harriers||49.24|
|115||135||Sarah Angelone||F||Clayton Harriers||49.59|
|116||137||Joanne Bennett||F45||Clayton Harriers||50.00|
|123||198||Tanya Burnham||F||Clayton Harriers||50.10|
|130||143||Jean Knightley||F55||Clayton Harriers||50.46|
|131||118||Donna Airey||f||Clayton Harriers||50.48|
|133||119||Andrew Taylor||M55||Clayton Harriers||50.54|
|141||41||Rachel Todd||F40||Clayton Harriers||52.14|
|142||57||Martin O Rourke||M50||Clayton Harriers||52.15|
|144||67||Ted Orrell||M75||Clayton Harriers||52.52|
|145||43||Andrew Webster||M45||Clayton Harriers||52.54|
|148||53||Bianca Bennett||F||Clayton Harriers||53.09|
|155||7||Kath Brady||F50||Clayton Harriers||53.46|
|158||15||Richard Lawson||M70||Clayton Harriers||54.01|
|160||145||Elouise Pemberton||F||Clayton Harriers||54.10|
|163||136||Leanne Cottam||F35||Clayton Harriers||54.31|
|170||22||Ian Hargreaves||M50||Clayton Harriers||55.49|
|171||141||Ron Chappell||M65||Clayton Harriers||55.50|
|175||173||Joanne Motley||F||Clayton Harriers||56.23|
|178||180||Natalia Suchomsua||F||Clayton Harriers||56.35|
|179||38||Stuart Baker||M45||Clayton Harriers||56.38|
|188||29||Karin Goss||F65||Clayton Harriers||58.50|
|206||17||Jack McGuire||M55||Clayton Harriers||64.36|
Pendle Boar Clough Fell Race
Saturday saw race 2 of the weekend of running and another race in the Fell Club Championship. This new race was a real tester for the runners of Clayton taking you up Boar Clough past the trig before descending sharply to the bottom of the big end, then traversing across to the cart track for the 2nd major climb and then onto the fast run off the spine back to Barley.
And there off…… courtesy of Adam Shaw
The 1st Clayton runner back taking maximum points in the club championship was Jonny McKenna?? Stewards enquiry by the fell lads, How did that happen?. Full results are here.
In the junior race we had 20 young harriers taking part with wins for Eve Waters in the U10 race and Dexta Thompson in the U14’s. Full results are here.
After the race we held a little social and prize giving in the Pendle Inn with a few of the lads celebrating their success.
Forrest & Garry Wilkinson celebrating their joint 4th place.
Hutton Roof Crags Fell Race
A glorious summer’s day greeted 244 senior and 129 junior fell runners to Hutton Roof Crags 30th Fell Race. This race was originated by Ian Rooke, Pete Bland and Dave Bayliss with the first offical race taking place in 1985 to support the building of the new Village Hall. The event, in conjunction with the fabulous County Fair – with its famous cakes – have supported the Village Hall ever since.
The lovely weather dried up the course well, with a few muddy areas remaining under the trees, making it the fastest race since 2009, when it was an inter-counties fixture. Full results are here.
- Chris Whitoak 64:56
- Vicky Heys 74:42
- Angela Shian 76.08
- Kath Brady 86.50
- Michael Frost 87.01
- Robert Hirst 87.28
- John Francis 106.01
Helvelyn & The Dodds Fell Race
This 15mile fell race is a real beast and our sole Clayton runner was Wendy Dodds who finished the race in 98th position in a time of 3:15:46. Full results are here.
Great Eccleston Scouts flat 4 miler
Lee Moore was our sole represative it this race finishing in a time of 31.15. Lee said after the race “It was a really enjoyable race”
Red Rose 100
Adrienne Olszewska took part in this LDWA 100 mile event (hence why I’m here today).