The fifth Mid-Lancs fixture took us back to a rarely used venue which although in a park setting was an interesting course with some testing uphill pulls and muddy sections. The sunny, wind-less day gave a hint of spring in the air to lift the spirits.
The club has had another successful year, and this has been achieved by the club members pulling together and taking on roles and responsibilities. Our membership is in a very healthy position along with our club funds. The club funds are there to improve the club and to move it forward for the benefit of all our members. Continue reading
Happy faces in Lancaster at the Valentines 10k on the river front
It was a quiet week for athletics with an unusual lull in racing activity and with very unsettled and wintry weather Wesham members did not seem keen to venture out.
Kath Hoyer ran the Valentines 10k in Lancaster on Sunday from the George and Dragon, and she finished 83rd in 49:55, 22nd woman and 1st W55. Vicky Gore was 115th in 54:05, and Dave Waywell 132nd in 56:20, 1st M70. Continue reading
The 12 & 6 Stage Northern Relays are on Sunday 25th March 2018 at Birkenhead Park Wirral. Teams of 12 men and teams of 6 women.
The Men’s Stages 1,3,5,7 are Long Legs approx. 9.5K
The Men’s Stages 2,4,6,8,9,10,11 and 12 are Short Legs approx. 5.2K
The Women’s Stages 1 & 4 Long Legs approx. 9.5K
The Women’s Stages 2,3,5 and 6 Short Legs approx. 5.2K
These relays are a fantastic team event, suitable for all members and all race fees are paid by the club
Thanks for your valued support
The fifth Mid-Lancs XC fixture takes place at Ryelands Park, Lancaster this coming Saturday – 17th February. The course is predominately flat but there will be muddy patches. Spikes are best, if you have them.
The women run 6k and start at 14.00.
The men run 9.6k and start at 14.30.
You must run in a Wesham vest and if you haven’t got your Mid-Lancs number yet you can pick it up from me at the Wesham tent on the day. Brews are served in the tent after the race.
The first six home count for the men’s team and the first four home count for the ladies team.
If you would like to car share meet at the cricket club at 12.15.
Hope to see you there.
The Blackburn Winter Warmer get underway on the track with Alan Hudson in the mix
The Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k was the event for Wesham members this week, with 9 men and 6 women running in the next event in the club championship series for 2018. Lee Barlow ran well on the hilly course to finish 36th in 39:20, 9th M45. Paul Hetherington was 43rd with 39:53, 3rd M40. Steven Gore finished 65th in 41:32 just edging ahead of Carl Groome who came in 68th in 41:54. Helen Lawrenson finished 3rd woman and 1st W45 in 43:40, 91st overall. Gemma Owen was 19th woman and 2nd W35 in 47:37, 167th overall. Kath Hoyer placed 4th W55 in 49:56, 27th woman and in 216th place overall. Kerry Eccles was 5th W55 and 48th woman with 52:47, 280th overall, and Tanya Barlow was 63rd woman, 13th W45 and 337th overall. Vicky Gore finished 71st woman, 21st W40 and 352nd in 55:47. Andrew Harling placed 90th in 43:36; Alan Hudson on the road to recovery was 4th M65 in 50:29, 226th overall. Paul Carter finished 314th in 54:17, 43rd M45 and Rob Danson Snr was 351st in 55:40, 35th M50. Dave Waywell was 5th M70 and 414th in 58:13. Continue reading
The results of the penultimate winter handicap of the season are now online on the handicap page.
The next Mid-Lancs Cross country is at Lancaster on 17th February. Cross country is free to enter for all members. With over half the season over, time is running out to try xc this year. If you would like to run the cross country in Lancaster, and have not run xc before, please look at our cross country page.
The Annual General Meeting of Wesham Road Runners will be held at Kirkham and Wesham Cricket Club, Woodlands Road, Kirkham, PR4 2JQ on Monday 12th February, 2018 at 8.00 pm Prompt.
The agenda and minutes of the 2017 AGM have been emailed to all members.
Rob Danson gets a head start in the St Annes 10-Miler on Sunday
Rob Danson was a clear winner in the 2nd St Annes 10-Miler road race on Sunday in blustery conditions along the seafront to the end of Lytham Green. He covered the out-and-back course in an excellent time of 52:59. Second in for Weshan was Lee Barlow, 29th in 1:05:31, 7th M40, with Steve Myerscough 33rd in 1:06:18, 9th M40. Carl Groome was 41st in 1:08:18, 11th M40. Helen Lawrenson was 11th woman and 3rd W40 in 1:12:43, 73rd overall, Gemma Owen was 20th and 114th overall in 1:19:18, and Kerry Eccles finished 32nd and 153rd in 1:24:44, 7th W50. Troy Watson was 82nd in 1:14:04; Simon Denye 100th with 1:17:18; Rob Wallace 120th in 1:20:28; Stephen Browne 128th with 1:21:21; Ryan Azzopardi 141st in 1:23:20; Dave Young won the M70 category in 1:27:24 in 174th place overall; Rob Danson Snr came in 187th in 1:28:50 with Ben Wrigley 198th in 1:29:42. Anne Berry was 54th woman and 204th in 1:30:25; Pauline Eccleston 66th and 226th with 1:33:24; Kay Twist 69th and 232nd in 1:34:07; and Sue Rigby 108th in 1:44:27, 305th overall. Continue reading