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Garry Barnett in great form


It was a quieter week for athletics in the North West, with the local clubs preparing for the fifth round of the Inter Club Grand Prix at Wesham this Monday evening. On a glorious summer evening there was another large turnout of runners; Continue reading

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Wesham trail running troupe in the sun on Sunday at Northwich

The week kicked off with the 20 Barriers Race in Carnforth, the latest round in Wesham’s new trail championship. Garry Barnett was the first Wesham finisher in 10th place with 37:52 for the 5 miles of canal bank and field paths, Continue reading

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Dave Young in the finishing straight at the Witton Trail Relays


Wesham had a very successful evening in the fourth round of the Inter Club Grand Prix on Tuesday evening, hosted by Thornton at Anchorsholme. They won the Open, M40 and W40 team categories and were 2nd in the Ladies, M50s and M60s teams. Individually Rob Danson was dominant from the gun with another win and opened up a lead of 1 min 25secs to cross the line first with a time of 25:43 for the undulating 5 mile course along the cliff top to Ginn Square and back along the Promenade. Continue reading

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                       Steven Gore going over the top in the Sabden Trail Race

It was a quiet week for athletics in the Fylde area, and Wesham runners had to search around for races last week. In contrast, Tuesday evening this week has seen the fourth round of the Inter Club Grand Prix, where Rob Danson clocked up another win in emphatic style with over a minute and a half lead. Wesham won the Open team category and the men and women’s veteran categories, and 2nd for the women’s team Full results will be in next week’s report.

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Witton Park Trail Relays 29th June

The teams for Witton Park Relays are now online.Witton Park relay teams
For details about the event visit the event website
Due to a few more runners unable to attend the Relays for various reasons, some teams have been amended. Could you all please check the team list and make sure you know when you are running. Please if you are running over the weekend either wrap yourself in cotton wool or just take it easy.

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The importance of keeping hydrated in the Freckleton Half Marathon

The Preston Inter Club race on Wednesday evening was the big local athletics event last week with 340 runners, another big turnout with 54 Wesham members, a new venue and revised course through Avenham Park. The first lap saw Rob Danson leading with Adam Sciacca and Andy Benson right on his shoulders but he pulled away to a decisive win over the 4 miles in 21:26.  24 seconds clear. Continue reading