18th November – Alex’s Newspaper Report

Daniel Shaw on the pace on Sunday in the Lytham Windmill Remembrance Day 10k

There were six Wesham members in the Windmill Remembrance Day 10k on a circuit from Lytham Green near the Windmill along the front to King William and back. Daniel shaw finished 10th in a time of 37:53 in wet and blustery conditions along the Promenade to place 4th M35. Lee Nixon was 19th in 39:31 and 3rd M40. Andy McDonald was 272nd in 51:51 and 32nd M55 with James Danson 332nd in 53:31 for 35th M55. Sharon Cooper secured 80th place in the women’s result with 53:49 for 346th overall and 9th W50. Agness Woods placed 9th W55 in 54:33, 92nd woman and 375th overall. Helen Dutton finished 188th woman in 59:07 for 586th position and 29th W40. There were 1352 finishers in this very popular event.

Last week 23 members ran the Wesham Monthly handicap for November around the 4-mile 2-lap circuit around Dowbridge. Adam Wilding had the fastest time in 23:45 with an 11-minute handicap. Chris Haines was second in 25:28 with the same handicap. Third placed was Carl Groome in 26:59 and Mick Edge ran 27:08 with a 9-minute handicap. Bradd Flatt clocked 27:28 and Nigel Shepherd was sixth in 29:11. Alona Versinina was the fastest woman with a time of 33:36, with Agnes Woods second in 33:53. Kirsty Holland placed third with 35:10. Rob Wallace was seventh fastest overall in 30:19 with James Danson running 35:15. John Burns recorded 35:23; Tanya Shaw 36:04; Sharlane Butcher 36:39; Julie Paton 36:46; Dawn Biggs ran 36:55; Andy Moore 36:56; Tom Nicholson 37:04; Natalie Mulrooney 37:06; Catherine Nicholls was on 38:16; Matt Holton 38:21; Antoinette Holton 39:05 and Claire Bellfield returned 39:13.

This week it was the 8th anniversary of the Lytham Hall parkrun (although being celebrated a fortnight early), and the 500th run at the Preston run in Avenham Park. There were 24 Wesham members running on Saturday morning, and most were content with the three events in the Fylde. At Lytham Hall Carl Groome ran the fifth fastest time of the day with a time of 20:04 for an M50 age graded performance of 75.91%. Agness Woods recorded her time 25:39 with a W55 graded 70.57%. Peter Rooney clocked 26:18 for M65 63.75% and Andy Moore 28:59 for M60 55.84%. Pauline Eccleston and Anne Berry ran together for times of 29:47 and 29:48 with a W50 58.48% and W60 66.05% respectively. Jo McCaffery returned 31:42 for W45 50.58%. In the Blackpool parkrun in Stanley Park Daniel Bolton scored the fastest time of the day with 18:00 for his age graded 71.67%. Jonathan Lawson ran 22:23 for M55 69.25%; Lee Barlow came in at 23:08 with an M50 graded 64.27%; and Rob Wallace ran 26:10 for 49.43%. It was perfect conditions for a run on Fleetwood Promenade with bright skies, crystal clear vision across Morecambe Bay and no wind, enough to attract Steve Myerscough from Preston for the sixth fastest time of 19:19 and M50 76.36% in his new age category. Vicky and Steven Gore clocked 25:08 and 25:09 for W45 64.46% and M40 55.07% respectively. Alan Hudson was just behind in 25:18 with his M70 73.65%, and Kirsty Holland clocked 37:41 for a 39.54% age grade. In the Preston parkrun Nigel Shepherd ran 21:39 for an M65 77.44% and Michelle Tickle clocked 24:09 for W45 68.60%. Starting and finishing in Victoria Park Ryan Azzopardi ran the Warrington event and recorded 25:48 for M40 54.13%, and in Longford Park in Stretford Tracey Hulme returned 29:26 for a W60 65.91% grade. Martin Bates ran the Alexandra parkrun in 25:39 for M65 66.60%, and in the Alderford Lake run in Whitchurch Emma Wright returned 30:24 for W45 52.74%. Mark Renshall was at the York Racecourse run and he clocked 23:47 for an M50 graded 62.02%. Emma Brook notched another run at the Riverside event in Chester-Le-Street for a time of 27:58 and a W40 age graded 54.71%.