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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Alex’s Newspaper Report.

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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Ryan Azzopardi climbing up Avenham Park in the Run Preston 10k

Rob Danson ran a big new personal best in the Berlin Marathon to break the 2:30 margin. With 2:38:37 he took 8:21 off his previous best from the 2015 London Marathon. He finished 89th in the German capital with a good even time split with a marginal slowing in the 5k leading up to the 40k mark. Carmel Sullivan finished 12th W50 with a time of 3:17:35 having taken 3:43 to cross the start line, with her best performance since 2010 with her personal best at 3:11:17. She was 295th woman, overall position not given. Continue reading

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Paul Hetherington makes a splash in the Yarrow river at full charge

The big event for Wesham members this week was the Yarrow River Splash 10k Trail Run in the yarrow Country Park south of Chorley. Won by Gareth Booth of Horwich in 42:18 this was a challenging and testing course.
Lee Barlow and Paul Gregory were neck and neck throughout the race, with Barlow coming in 23 seconds clear in 45:04 for 4th place and 2nd M45, and Gregory 5th in 45:27. Continue reading

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