Alex’s Newspaper Report.

Gritting his teeth on Jeffrey Hill, Stuart Clayton

The big action of the week was the Longridge Christmas Pudding 7 Mile road race up and down Jeffrey Hill, 4 miles undulating uphill with the wind followed by 3 miles downhill against very blustery conditions. Wesham members had a good turnout being one of the fixtures in their new road race championship for 2020. David Taylor was the first Wesham finisher in 6th place with a time of 44:42. Garry Barnett was 3rd M50 and 18th in 47:35. Neil Harrison finished 21st in 48:32, and Neil Gregson was 28th with 49:16. Chris Haines placed 30th in 50:00, Sue Coulthurst was 3rd woman and 50th overall in 52:39 with a great run, and Stuart Clayton was 66th with 54:10. Helen Lawrenson was 7th woman and 69th in 54:28. Ian Garrod took an outing on the roads finishing 112th in 58:48. Stephen Browne was 120th in 59:24; Sharon Cooper was 128th in 60:13; Ian Nichols Hogg 141st in 61:11 with James Danson 142nd in 61:19. Peter Rooney was 169th in 62:35; Alex Beaumont 201st in 1:04:49; Tanya Shaw paced by Stuart Topping 203rd in 1:05:03; and Maureen Danson 227th in 1:06:21.

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Alex’s Newspaper Report.

Cool on the pool; Martin Bates in Lanzarote

There was a tremendous turnout of Wesham members in the Wesham 10k, considering the number involved in the organisation of the event, 18 women and 43 men. Sue Coulthurst was the leading Wesham woman in 4th place and 1st W50 in 43:21, 93rd overall in the race. Emma Lund was 13th and 2nd W35 in 45:27, 125th overall. Leanne Nield was 21st and 161st overall in 47:35, and Kath Hoyer finished 25th and 1st W55 in 49:13, 183rd.

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Fun in the sun; Wesham trophy winners in Benidorm

The third fixture of the Mid Lancs Cross Country League saw a great turnout by Wesham on a damp but favourable afternoon in Liverpool’s Sefton Park as guests of the UK Cross Challenge and the European Cross selection race. Rubbing shoulders with the best of the British Helen Lawrenson finished 37th in the incorporated Mid Lancs meeting over 3 laps of 8.1km and she was 7th W45 in 39:13. Kay Twist was 71st and 14th W45 in 42:09, and Kath Hoyer 84th and 7th W55 in 43:06. Anne Mayers-Smith turned in 93rd and 31st W35 in 43:34, and Louisa Denye ran well for 115th and 35th W35 with 46:07. Antionette Holton was 139th and 43rd W35 in 48:47; Lucy Neighbour 147th and 45th W35 in 49:24; Clare Belfield 161st with 51:36; Sally Deacon 166th in 53:04; Tanya Barlow was 167th with 53:25; and Kerry Eccles 176th and 25th W55 in 56:08. The Wesham women were 20th team overall; and 34th “B” team; 10th W35s (Lawrenson; Twist and Hoyer), and the W45s 3rd team.

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