4th November – Alex’s Newspaper Report

Adam Wilding running well in the Green Drive Five last week.

There were 380 finishers in the popular Accrington 10k on Sunday in glorious autumn conditions and there were seven Wesham members in amongst the competitors. Mick Edge was the first Wesham finisher in 67th place and coming in 3rd M60 in a time of 45:53. Carmel Sullivan was 12th woman over the undulating course and 74th overall running 47:04 and placing 1st W55. Ian Nichols Hogg was in 88th place with his time 48:21; Peter Rooney finished 157th and 4th M60 53:53 with James Danson in 168th position in 54:34. Sharlan Butcher and Dawn Biggs came in together in 78th and 79th, 264th and 265th in 1:03:07 and 1:03:08.

Rob Wallace ran the Dublin Marathon on Sunday and he finished 7134th overall in 4:10:09 with a chip time from line to line of 4:09:29 for a great run.

Martin Bates ran the Red Rose Cross Country League fixture in Leverhulme Park in Bolton on Saturday over 3 laps giving a 10.2m distance. He finished 177th and 2nd M65 in 1:02:47

The entries are filling up for the Wesham 10k on Saturday 25th November with the limit set at 350 this year.

There were over 30 Wesham members running a 5km parkrun at 9am on Saturday morning. The largest turnout was at the Blackpool run in Stanley Park with 15 members. Adam Wilding ran the fastest time of the morning with 17:46 to record an age graded performance of 73.17%. Daniel Bolton had the third fastest time with 18:10 for an age graded 71.01%. David Taylor was fourth fastest in 18:17 for an M35 graded 73.02%. Carl Groome ran 20:13 for M50 75.35% and Will Parkinson 21:21 with M35 61.75%. Lee Barlow clocked 23:05 for M50 64.40%; Bev Wilding 26:26 with W60 74.46%; Stephen Twist recorded 26:52 for M55 58.19% and Emma Wright ran 27:14 with a W45 grade of 58.32%. Vicky and Steven Gore ran together in 27:23 for W45 59.16% and M40 50.58% respectively. Andy Moore returned 28:14 for an M60 57.32% and Dave Young ran 29:32 with M75 65.29%. Michelle Pitt and Sue Rigby were together in 48:31 and 48:32 for W40 31.95% and W50 34.55%. In Lytham Hall Mark Holton recorded the fourth fastest time with 20:05 for an M45 age graded 70.62%. Jonathan Lawson ran 23:33 for M55 65.82%; Ian Nichols Hogg 24:54 with 52.21%; and Agness Woods clocked 26:59 for W55 67.08%. Out and back along Fleetwood Promenade there was a headwind on the return and Jo McCaffery ran 28:09 for W45 56.96% with Martin Allison on 35:54 for an M40 graded 38.02%. In Preston’s Avenham Park Nigel Shepherd ran 22:07 for M65 75.81% and in Wilson’s Fields in Hyndburn Alona Versinina was the fourth fastest woman in 27:57 with W35 53.67%. Further afield Chris Banks ran the fastest time of the day in the Penrith run at Brougham Castle with 18:27 for M35 72.90%. Tracey Ann Hulme ran the Fountains Abbey parkrun near Ripon in 25:33 for a W60 74.89% and at home in Chester-Le-Street Emma Brook was at the Riverside run and clocked 28:13 for W40 54.22%. Steve Myerscough was in Dublin for his birthday and took in the parkrun in Corkagh Demesne to run the third fastest time of the day with 20:10 for M45 72.56%.