Alex’s Newspaper Report

It was a big week for Wesham and the local clubs with the final of the Inter Club Grand Prix on Wednesday evening and the Lancashire Road Relays in Blackpool’s Stanley Park on Saturday.

Red Rose hosted the final Inter Club race of the year as usual in Worden Park in Leyland. Rob Danson was straightaway the leader for Wesham with already a big lead after 400m and he won the 4-mile 3-lap course in 22:50 with a 1min 39sec advantage. James Mulvany was 8th in 25:55 with Lee Barlow making a big finish with 26:16 for 13th place. David Taylor came in 21st in 26:47 with Steve Myerscough and Garry Barnett together in 26th and 27th with 27:12 and 27:13. Mark Belfield finished 36th in 27:43; Paul Gregory 43rd with 28:02; Arran Galvin 56th in 28:53; and Carl Groome bringing in Stuart Topping as the pair finished 62nd and 63rd in 29:04 and 29:05. A gallant effort but the Wesham men secured 2nd team and 2nd for the series, a good result.

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Carl Groome in a world of his own in the Lakeland Trails

Wesham had a good turnout at the Garstang Half Marathon on Sunday over a testing course from Bowgreave up and around Grizedale.

Garry Barnett was the fastest club member finishing 16th and 2nd M50 in 1:27:28 on a wet and windy day. Peter Cruse was 25th and 2nd M55 in 1:29:40 with a good run, and Steven Gore 37th in 1:34:01. Mark Renshall came in 70th in 1:42:18; Nicola Unsworth was 5th woman and 2nd W45 in a time of 1:47:43 in 82nd place overall. Martin Bates was 88th and 4th M60 in 1:51:10; Lee Nixon finished 94th with 1:53:55; Dave Young was 2nd M65 and 99th with 1:55:17. Sharon Cooper came in 116th and 5th W40 in 1:59:28; Finlay McCalman 140th in 2:08:18; John Howorth 144th and 3rd M65 with 2:10:53; and Paul Carter 168th in 2:30:38.

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Road Race Championship

The updated standings after today’s Great Eccleston Fast 4 mile race are now available. The next race in the championship is the Garstang Half marathon on Sunday 3rd September.

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