It’s been a fairly quiet week. With autumn well and truly upon us, the nights are beginning to draw in and the temperatures are dropping so there’s not a great deal of racing to be had. However, as always you have been out and about nonetheless. There’s been cross country for schools and at the Northerns for our junior runners, and there’s been ultra running success, road marathons and fell races for our seniors.
Runfurther Championship 2016
Congratulations to ultra runner Martin Terry who finished 7th overall in this year’s RunFurther championship and as a club we finished 4th team (Martin Terry, Nicholas Olszewski and Simon Halliday) from 31 teams in total.
Next Year’s races will be announced at the prizegiving on 13 November.
Wednesday 19 October
Burnley Secondary Schools Cross Country
Well done to all of our junior runners that took part in this event.
Saturday 22 October
Fifteen Clayton-le-Moors Harriers took part in this 4 mile fell race with 1558ft of ascent organised by Wharfedale Harriers. The race starts at the bottom of the fell and the initial ascent is on grass following track and path through the fields uphill to a cottage at Hag Dyke. After passing through a gate the terrain changes dramatically. First a rocky scramble over rough ground followed by a short stretch of peat and bog and then a final steep descent over rocky ground. At the cairn it’s then about turn and anyway back to the start; either across the heather or back down the path.
Matt Perry was our first finisher in 14th place. Wendy Dodds was our first lady runner and also 1st V60 lady.
Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays
Report from Chris Thompson
A team of under 13 boys travelled down to Sheffield to compete in the Northern cross country relays. There were three boys in the team, Jackson McKay, Lennon Jackson and Dexta Thompson. The event took place at Graves Park in Sheffield which is a great course for cross country with some good hills although not too steep and with a very open area that was great for spectators.
First off was Jackson in leg one; he put in a great race up against some strong competition and finished back in 10th position. He was followed by Lennon who gave it his all and finished back in 22nd. Dexta took the last leg and gave it his all up against not only some tough competition, but against boys a few years older to finish in 18th. The boys’ team finished in 18th position from 39 teams so not a bad run.
Standish Hall Trail Race
Well done to Lee Smith who was our sole representative at this trail race. He finished in 5th place overall and got a free pie and a £20 prize voucher which was not a bad day’s running!
Sunday 23 October
Stephen Hartley Reports
I finished 87th out of 800 starters with a time of 3 hours and 1 minute! I did this marathon 15 years ago and as I am on holiday this week, I thought I could stop off and run this on our way to our holiday destination. It’s a lovely flat marathon round the Oxfordshire countryside. I just missed getting under three hours but pleased with my run. Felt strong all the way round.
Bolton parkrun – A total of 265 runners took part.
|128||Bianca BENNETT||27:40||SW25-29||First Timer!|
Burnley parkrun – A total of 360 runners took part.
|3||Jacob WATSON||17:39||SM30-34||New PB!|
|9||Curtis Robert HOLT||19:17||JM15-17|
|28||Reece Adam LAWRENCE||20:26||JM15-17|
|61||Michelle ABBOTT||22:33||VW35-39||New PB!|
|72||Ian HARGREAVES||23:11||VM50-54||New PB!|
|76||David Ian SCOTT||23:14||VM70-74|
|81||Chris LAWRENCE||23:18||VM50-54||New PB!|
|180||Charlie PLANT||28:17||JW10||New PB!|
|226||Christine Jennifer EGERTON||30:15||VW65-69|
Burnley Junior parkrun – A total of 54 runners took part
|17||Charlie PLANT||10:22||JW10||New PB!|
|20||Bronia OLSZEWSKA||10:58||JW11-14||New PB!|
Dewsbury parkrun – A total of 106 runners took part.
Heaton parkrun – A total of 580 runners took part.
Pendle parkrun – A total of 77 runners took part.
|9||Mark WIGHTMAN||21:46||VM55-59||First Timer!|
Witton parkrun – A total of 106 runners took part.
|2||Garry R WILKINSON||19:37||VM50-54|