Alex’s Newspaper Report.

Lee Nixon running well

There were some good autumn fixtures on this week and Wesham members were out and about. The most popular event was the highly scenic and undulating Derwentwater 10-mile road race from Keswick. Helen Lawrenson was 13th woman and 4th W45 in 1:17:14, 127th overall in this popular run in stunning surroundings. Jen Salt was 59th woman and 6th W40 in 1:27:20, 247th overall. Sharon Cooper finished 63rd and 15th W45 in 1:28:21, 254th overall with a new personal best time. Sharlan Butcher and Dawn Biggs both took 9 minutes off their previous best running together with Emma Wright, with the trio coming in 382nd, 383rd and 385th in 1:46:15, 1:46:15 and 1:46:23, 138th, 139th and 141st women. Tom Crabtree finished 25th in 1:03:59, also a new best time. Stuart Clayton was 125th in 1:17:04, 11th M50, and Peter Bartlett placed 7th M70 in 1:40:53, 354th overall. James Birchall finished 417th in 1:57:14.

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Rob Danson tackles the flood around Stannah in the Fairclough 5

The Fairclough 5 race at Stannah in Thornton was the big event of the week. Rob Danson put in a strong performance with part of the course flooded on a wet day and he won the race convincingly in 26:35 for the undulating 5 miles with a leading margin on 27 seconds. Neil Gregson was 9th in 32:09 and Charles Colby out for a quick freshen up after the previous evening’s night run was 25th in 36:12. Stuart Topping finished 27th in 37:15 and Rob Wallace was 29th in 37:16 with Stephen Browne 30th with 37:20. Kay Twist was 7th woman 1st W50 in 39:32, 41st overall. James Danson finished 43rd in 40:14, and Dave Young was 2nd M70 in 62nd place overall with 43:10, with Maureen Danson 17th woman and 3rd W50 in 43:16, 63rd overall. Lucy Neighbour was 19th woman and 65th in 43:36; Stephen Twist 67th in 44:14; Sharlan Butcher 23rd woman and 70th with 44:57, and Peter Cooke finished 84th in 48:31.

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Ugis Datavs heads into the sun in Preston’s Avenham Park in the re-scheduled 10k

Out of 332 finishers there were 175 men and 157 women in Sunday’s Green Drive Five race in Lytham, a very encouraging gender distribution. And hosting the Lancashire 5-Mile Championships there was a 105 to 104 ratio which shows the attraction to this hugely popular event. There were 37 Wesham members running, 16 of them women, with David Taylor the first finisher in 10th place with a time of 28:11 for a new personal best performance. Tom Crabtree finished 22nd in 29:46, and Simon Denye was 27th and 3rd M45 in 30:22.

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Wesham group at the Palma 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon

Wesham had a large party in Palma for the mixture of 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon, with 33 runners taking part. Paul Carter was the only Wesham member in the Marathon, finishing 862nd in 5:31:25, 131st M45, with a chip time of 5:27:02. 27 members ran in the 10k, with Lee Barlow first in 43rd place in 39:54; Jason Barlow was 50th with 40:39; Steve Myerscough 56th in 41:13; Steve Waterhouse 58th with 41:27. Carmel Sullivan was 14th woman and 108th overall in 44:30 winning 1st W50. Mick Edge was 186th in 47:37; Stephen Browne 243rd with 49:29; Martin Bates 280th in 50:26, 5th M60; Nigel Shepherd 379th in 52:36, 9th M60; Ryan Azzopardi 385th in 52:43; James Danson 445th in 54:06; Anne Mayers 539th and 130th woman in 55:55; Suzanne Leonard 143rd woman and 580th in 56:40, with George Kennedy 581st in 56:41. Peter Rooney finished 674th in 57:58; Maureen Danson 839th in 60:24, 246th woman; Kerry Eccles 949th and 297th woman in 61:57, 23rd W55; Louisa Denye 1071st in 63:37, 359th woman; Debbie Myerscough was 400th woman and 1141st with 64:35; Sally Deacon was 452nd woman and 1235th in 65:42; Heather Buckel 720th and 1682nd with 1:11:33; Sue Rigby and Julie Rooney 1125th and 1126th women in 2285th and 2286th in 1:23:06; Kerrie McNeill 154th and 2328th in 1:23:52; Carl Groome was pace-making Graham Brook finishing 2330th and 2331st with 1:23:52; and Tanya Barlow was 1334th and 2600th in 1:36:16. Rob Danson finished 2nd in the Half Marathon after his disappointment in Berlin last month with 1:12:08 for an easy run in the sun. Simon Denye finished 31st and 6th M45 with 1:24:27, with Chris Hastwell 78th in 1:29:52. Lee Nixon came in 150th in 1:34:55 and Helen Lawrenson procured 82nd woman place and 12th W45 in 1:51:11, 643rd overall.

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