Chairman’s Report Summer 2017

As the summer months come to an end and mid-week racing is nearing its completion, we can only look back with pride.

The Interclub
We have fought every step of the way to make it a battle with Preston, we go to the final fixture just 1 point behind, and yes, we are the massive underdogs but we can dream, and the spirit we have shown this season is remarkable. It truly has been one of the biggest team efforts our club has produced. We have one more fight to take on – by pulling together one more time, let David take on Goliath! Let’s find that Holy Grail! Continue reading

Alex’s Newspaper Report.

Rob Danson revelled in the sixth race in the Inter Club Grand Prix series in Chorley’s Astley Park, recognised as the toughest course in the series with a small loop on multi-terrain through the trees with two large laps with an out-of-the-park challenge up the hill of Southport Road. He stormed away from the start and had a big lead into the second mile of the 4.7 mile distance, lapping half of the field as he strode to the finish 85 seconds clear to clock 25:03 for the win. Continue reading

Handicap Trophy Race 28th August 2017

This year the final race in the 2016 – 2017 series, for the John Hearn Memorial Trophy and Joyce Smith Memorial Rose Bowl will take place on Monday 28th August. This is because the last Inter Club race is due to take place on Wednesday 6 September, two days after the original Handicap Race day and obviously we would like as many people as possible to take part in both events.
I know that 28th August is a Bank Holiday and also in the last week of the summer holidays but it is not possible to transfer the race to 11th September as by then it will be too dark to be running on the country lanes.
The above link also gives you the start times for the race and indicates who is eligible to race for the Trophies. This does not mean that only these people can run on the night, everyone is very welcome to join in. Please note that in order to run on the night you MUST be wearing high viz and/or reflective clothing. This does not include the bright yellow, orange technical T shirts, these do not show up in poor light.
We also need to get the race underway at 7.00 pm, so please can everyone be at the Club early in order to complete registration by 6.45 and get down to the start by 7.00.
Marian Rhead
Wesham Road Runners –  Secretary

Alex’s Newspaper Report.

 Out on the moors in the sun, what more could you wish for?  Worsthorne on Sunday

The 4th race of the Astley Park Trail series over 4.6 miles of parkland and woodland trail on Wednesday evening saw a good Wesham team staging the next leg of the new club trail running championship. Continue reading

Alex’s Newspaper Report

The Wesham team in the latest Pilling 10k on Saturday morning.

Rob Danson won the latest Pilling 10k race on Saturday morning, crossing the line in a swift 31:54, some 1min 53sec clear of second placed Joe Monk of Blackburn. David Taylor was 9th in 37:19.  Alan Hudson was 1st M65 in 44:13 in 33rd place. Tracey Hulme finished 11th woman and 2nd W50 in 46:23, 43rd overall.  Dave Young was 62nd in 51:06, 4th M65, with Robert Wallace 76th in 53:24. There were 114 runners overall. Continue reading