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Andrew Harling braves the Mini Beast from the East along Bispham cliff top.

The “Mini Beast from the East” put paid to several more local races than its elder did two weeks ago, with the cancellation of the Wilmslow and Wigan Half Marathons and the Thirsk 10 in Yorkshire. The Lincoln 10k, selection race for the England Athletics Masters Age Group team was also called off, leaving only Chichester with a result for the selection after cancellation of the Trafford 10k three weeks ago. The Sweatshop 10-mile race in Bispham went ahead successfully despite weather warnings but the conditions were fine on the Fylde coast if cold and threatening snow. However, the numbers competing was depleted as competitors from the east could either not travel or chose not to risk it. However, there was no reason to call the race off and there was a good local contingent, sporting a fine array of woolly hats and buffs with the winning times (56:21 for the men and 68:23) perhaps affected by the cold conditions. Continue reading

Cross Country Presentation

The Wesham  Road Road Runners Cross Country Presentation will be held at the cricket club after the run on Monday 26th March at around 8.20pm.

Jason will be putting on chips and sandwiches so it’s well worth attending.

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Steven Gore and Paul Gregory on the ascent in the Roddlesworth Roller


The Mother’s Day 10k in Lancaster was 24 hours early, taking place on Saturday, but it did at least give runners the chance of a race and a celebration in the same weekend. David Taylor was the first Wesham finisher in a very good 7th place with a time of 37:42. Helen Lawrenson was 4th woman and 2nd W45 in 34th place overall with 43:28 just losing out to former team-mate Nicola Unsworth who had an excellent run. Emma Lund finished 10th woman and 55th overall in 47:05. It was fresh and damp but the earlier rain was clearing away, with the course starting alongside the River Lune and then heading out to Morecambe and back. Continue reading

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John Collier gives it everything in the Mid Lancs in Ulverston

The Mid Lancs Cross Country League season drew to a close at the new venue at Glaxo in Ulverston under the shadow of the Hoad at the end of a week of extreme weather. There was no snow or ice anywhere in the Lakes Peninsular region and apart from a stiff cold easterly wind it was a bright afternoon with sunshine and a real hint of spring. Continue reading