Alex’s Newspaper Report

Steve Swarbrick in the Mid Lancs Cross Country fords the Lostock     In the first Mid Lancs cross country league meeting of the 2017/18 season held at Cuerden Valley Country Park in very warm conditions, fairly boggy underfoot due to recent rain.

In the women’s 6km Jenn Thompson was 72nd in 30:53, 24th W35; Fran Hodskinson 91st in 32:58 21st W45; Diane Blagden 110th with 35:04, 28th W45; and Anne Berry ran very well to place 111th in 35:07, 13th W55. The Wesham women finished 15th W35 and 8th W45 in the teams, 28th overall. Divisional results are to follow. In the Senior Men’s 10km event Steve Swarbrick had an excellent run to place 11th and 1st M40 with a strong run in 38:49. David Taylor was 50th with a great effort to record a time of 43:43. Steve Myerscough was 90th in 46:50, 22nd M40, and John Collier was 5th M60 and 138th in 50:08. Russell Mabbett was 213th in 60:42; Ben Wrigley 220th with 63:21, and Dave Marsland 223rd in 65:57, 17th M60. Overall the Wesham men finished 17th with the M40s 8th and M50s (Collier, Mabbett, Marsland) 11th. Continue reading

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Handicap Series

The first race of the new handicap series will take place on Monday 9 October on our 2 lap, 4 mile, winter course.

The race will be organised by Diane Blagden and Ryan Azzopardi, as always registration will be at the Club from approx 6.40 pm with the race starting as soon after 7.00 pm as possible; once all the runners have gathered at the starting point on Preston Street.

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Helen Lawrenson with a new 5km personal best in Lancaster (this is Preston I know!)

The end of September is traditionally a busy weekend for athletics as the autumn season gets underway before the winter weather sets in and there were Wesham members spread across several events.

James Mulvany finished 2nd in the final Pilling 10k of the year on Saturday morning clocking 36:29 in tandem with brother Richard. Paul Gregory finished 19th in 40:40 and Alan Hudson 31st in 44:19. Roger Leadbeater came in 35th in 45:03 with Tracey Hulme 8th woman in 46:10 for 41st place. Kath Hoyer was 10th woman and 1st W55 in 48:34, 48th overall, with Dave Young 57th and 6th M65 in 50:19. Dave Waywell finished 79th in 57:18 placing 3rd M70 with some strong opposition. Continue reading

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