Alex’s Newspaper Report.

This is what it’s all about! Kath nips over a handy fence on Parbold

Kath Hoyer ran the Parbold Hill Race on Saturday, covering the 6 miles in 1:03:18 finishing 27th woman and 1st W55 with an excellent run. An old historic race it follows the traditional pattern of racing up the nearest hill, and this event is the obvious target from Liverpool and Merseyside, being the first tract of upland northwards and the obvious significant hill, it and does see a large turnout from Liverpool clubs. There were 461 competitors in this sold-out event.

Steve Littler finished 13th in the high-quality Wrexham Half Marathon amongst a field of 2373 runners In a time of 1:12:50 to take 2nd M45 position.

Angela and Chas Colby ran the Silverdale Circuit from Arnside round the limestone ridge with 20 miles of low level but hilly running with a full ascent of the Knott itself on Saturday in glorious conditions, coming in joint 98th with a time of 5:14:25, a great run.

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Sally Deacon with a cheery wave and a reminder of the arrival of spring

The fifth and penultimate fixture of the Mid Lancs Cross Country League took place at Leigh on Saturday, slightly out of the county boundaries but hosted by Leigh Harriers affiliated for extra competition. In the Senior Women’s 6.8km course Kath Hoyer Wesham’s only female runner, finished as 4th W55 and 73rd overall in 25:44. In the incorporated M70 race Peter Bartlett performed well to finish 4th in 30:25. Dave Waywell was 5th in 31:22 and the pair just beat Chorley AC to the M70 team glory with the same points but winning by countback. In the Senior Men’s 10km race Rob Danson was back in action and flew away from the field to win in 32:02 with a 21-second lead from second placed Luke Minns of Blackpool.

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Mid Lancs Cross Country

MID LANCS XC No 5 – Leigh Sports Village. 10 th February 2019

Fortunately the winds abated in the afternoon and the rain held off so it was a great day for cross country running. The course is predominately flat but with sections through woods and along embankments as well as open country it is quite interesting. There was less mud than previous years but a narrow twisty section through trees proved tricky. Full results on our cross country page.

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Thumbs up to February!  As the days draw out and the snow drops are blooming

The Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k on Sunday was blessed with good weather although there was still a good deal of snow lying around, and the race organisers Blackburn Road Runners had done an excellent job of gritting the course and sweeping all lanes of the athletic track used for the start and finish clear of snow. And they were well prepared for the 700+ competitors, a very good turnout for this hilly and countryfied course with its awesome initial climb up the notorious Bunser Lane.

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