Alex’s Newspaper Report.

“What do you think George?” “No idea, Nigel. Why don’t we put these t-shirts on?”

There were just 8 Senior men from the Fylde competing in the English Cross Country Relays in Mansfield on Saturday and only 4 teams from 2 clubs west of Blackburn and no senior women, which has made the action quiet for this week. On other fronts, the British & Irish Masters International is set to be staged in Southport next November (this year’s event is next weekend in Swansea), and plans are well ahead to stage the next round of the European Masters Non-Stadia Championships in London, with most of the action set to take place in Regent’s Park. Continue reading

Alex’s Newspaper Report.

Stuart Clayton and Paul Lancashire celebrate success in the Manchester Half.

Wesham runners were out in force in the Fairclough Five mile race around the very scenic lanes of Stannah from the Wyreside Country Park, the event in memory of Bob Fairclough a much loved local runner from Cleveleys. With an undulating course Rob Danson was a clear winner in 26:08 but Blackpool’s Luke Minns was tailgating in 26:34. Paul Gregory had a good run as he targets a return to performance, finishing 9th in 30:22 and 2nd M40, just holding off a fast finishing Lee Barlow who placed 10th in 30:37 for 1st M45. Garry Barnett was running well again with 31:46 for 14th place and 1st M50. Continue reading

Alex’s Newspaper Report.

Rob Danson and Simon Denye showing at the front of the Green Drive Five race on Sunday

The big race of the week was the Lytham Green Drive Five, which was a Wesham club championship event and also hosted the Lancashire AA County Championships. With a big entry for this very popular race it was a conservative start as Wesham’s Rob Danson and his running mate Dave Norman from Altrincham quickly took the lead and pushed on. Rob, with a recurrent problem with his knee, was on the comeback and he and Norman ran together for 4 miles until Danson pushed on for the finish and came in clear by 19 seconds to win in 25:41. Continue reading