Alex’s Newspaper Report.


The Blackburn Winter Warmer get underway on the track with Alan Hudson in the mix




The Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k was the event for Wesham members this week, with 9 men and 6 women running in the next event in the club championship series for 2018. Lee Barlow ran well on the hilly course to finish 36th in 39:20, 9th M45. Paul Hetherington was 43rd with 39:53, 3rd M40. Steven Gore finished 65th in 41:32 just edging ahead of Carl Groome who came in 68th in 41:54. Helen Lawrenson finished 3rd woman and 1st W45 in 43:40, 91st overall. Gemma Owen was 19th woman and 2nd W35 in 47:37, 167th overall. Kath Hoyer placed 4th W55 in 49:56, 27th woman and in 216th place overall. Kerry Eccles was 5th W55 and 48th woman with 52:47, 280th overall, and Tanya Barlow was 63rd woman, 13th W45 and 337th overall. Vicky Gore finished 71st woman, 21st W40 and 352nd in 55:47. Andrew Harling placed 90th in 43:36; Alan Hudson on the road to recovery was 4th M65 in 50:29, 226th overall. Paul Carter finished 314th in 54:17, 43rd M45 and Rob Danson Snr was 351st in 55:40, 35th M50. Dave Waywell was 5th M70 and 414th in 58:13.

Julie Rooney was the only Wesham member running in the Mad Dog 10k in Southport on Sunday, she finished 947th woman in this very popular sea front race in a time of 1:07:58, 1836th overall and 355th W35. She ran a chip time of 1:06:56.

Last week’s report for the Hunter’s 10k were incorrect, with the right results seeing Paul Hetherington finish 10th in 38:34, the first M40. Paul Carter was 161st in 53:17; Stephen Wilkinson 162nd with 53:35; and Steven and Vicky Gore 175th and 176th in 54:07.

Alex Rowe completed his third Lytham Hall parkrun in a row with 20:44 for an M60 age graded performance of 77.33%. Helen Lawrenson ran the second fastest women’s time of the day with 20:52 for W45 78.43%. John Burns made a very welcome return to the running scene and he ran 22:52 for M60 71.36%, a tremendous debut as a first-timer. Phil Leaver ran 24:27 for M60 67.96%. In the Preston parkrun Steve Myerscough clocked 20:32 for M40 68.51% and Elizabeth Johnson ran 26:26 for a W35 grade of 57.25%. Robert Brown ran 27:50 for M60 57.60%. Graham Cunliffe was in action again at the Hyndburn run and he had an M60 performance of 53.38% with a time of 30:19. Chris Pike ran St Helens in 25:51 for M40 53.58%. David Taylor was up in Lancaster for the Williamson Park event, clocking 19:24 for 66.84%, with Steven Gore running 20:59 for M35 63.22%. Vicky Gore finished in 28:17 for a W40 grade of 54.80%. Carl Groome ran the best time of the Wesham runners at the Blackpool parkrun, recording 20:53 for M45 70.07%. Mark Renshall ran 22:12 for M40 63.36%, with Dave Marsland coming in with 22:51 for M60 71.41%. Rob Wallace ran 23:28 and a grade of 54.97%; Martin Bates 23:44 and M60 68.19%; George Kennedy 24:04 for M60 66.62%; Sara Ward 25:26 and W50 67.56%; Dave Young ran an M70 65.43 grade with his time of 26:57; Andrew Moore 27:26 and M55 56.50%; Stephen Twist 28:30 with M50 52.16%; and Sue Rigby 30:57 with W40 50.83%.