Alex’s Newspaper Report.

Glorious sunshine for the start of the Race 2 Remember

There was a lot of action this week with races all over the region and Wesham members were out and about. Steven Gore ran the Haigh Hall Night Race 5-mile on Wednesday evening, finishing the hilly course from the hall in 30th place with 27:48. Elliot Costello came in 114th in 31:15 and Ryan Azzopardi 123rd in 32:57. VickyGore was 8th W40 and 53rd woman in 37:36, 180th overall in this popular event. Debbie Myerscough finished 14th W40 and 90th woman in 46:17, 233rd overall.

The action returned to Scorton on Sunday from the Wyresdale Park up around Nicky Nook for the Race 2 Remember. Steven Gore finished 7th in 41:59; Vicky Gore 76th in 57:40; and Debbie Myerscough 102nd in 66:53 for the multi-terrain 5.7 miles.
The Kendal 10k race series kicked off at Kendal with three Wesham members joining the 109 runners. James Mulvany finished 5th and 2nd M40 in 36:28 over the undulating course with a steep uphill mile at halfway. He outkicked David Taylor over the closing mile as he came in 8th in 36:52 with a great run. Phil Leaver finished 68th in 49:28 in his final preparations for the upcoming European Masters’ Non-Stadia Championships in Alicante, Spain, placing 3rd Over-60. Conditions were damp but the rain largely held off and conditions were good for running.
Paul Hetherington finished 6th and 1st M40 in the Blacksticks Blue 10k from Inglewhite up around Beacon Fell, clocking 39:16 in the hilly terrain, following up on the similar Sherriff 10k the previous week. Paul Carter was 116th with 59:26 with 162 runners in the race.
Sarah Sherratt made a return to the fells in the Fairfield Horseshoe on Saturday, finishing 28th woman in 2:08:26 and 13th W40 (181st overall) over the 9 miles and 2999ft of ascent.
Thomas Crabtree was the only Wesham runner in the opening race of the Inter Club Fell race series at Mearley Clough on Tuesday evening, finishing 96th in 44:04 for the 3.5 miles and 1247ft climb.
Rob Wallace was the only credited Wesham finisher in Sunday’s Blackpool 10k fun run; he finished in 46:51 in 161st place overall. Elliot Costello clocked 44:45 for 101st place; Sean Murray 45:24 for 116th; Alan Hudson 47:20 for 174th (3rd M66+); Dave Marsland 179th with 47:31 (10th M56-65); Ben Wrigley 189 th in 47:53; Sharon Cooper 193rd with 47:56 (6th W36-45); Phil Leaver 270th in 50:17 (18th M56-65); Kay Twist 276th in 50:26 (4th W46-55); Dave Young 346th in 51:59 (5th M66+); Pauline Eccleston 500th in 54:54 (17th W46-55).
Martin Bates finished 81st in the Wray Caton Fell Race on May Day Bank Holiday in 1:14:13 for the 6.8 miles and 1099 ft of climb.
Three Wesham members ran the Wigan 10k Trail Race with 332 runners on Sunday in Amberswood, with Maureen Danson leading the way finishing 37th woman and 3rd W50 in 53:48,165th overall. Kerry Eccles was 45th woman and 2nd W55 in 54:45, 175th overall. James Danson was 179th in 55:11, 21st M50.
Graham Cunliffe ran the fastest Wesham time in Saturday morning’s Lytham Hall parkrun, scoring a new personal best time of 24:56 for an M60 age graded performance of 64.91%. Finlay McCalman clocked 27:36 for M50 55.19% and Andrew Moore ran 27:37 for M55 56.13%. Ben Wrigley was running with daughter Emily (JW10 64.54%) for 31:39, and Rob Wallace 35:20 on pacing duties. Sharon Cooper was on tail-end duties completing the course in 53:28. The parkrun tourists were in Manchester’s Heaton Park with a whopping 915 other runners, with David Taylor running 17:59 for a new personal best time with a grade of 72.10% and 6th fastest time of the day. Steven Gore ran 26:02 as a run pacemaker, and Vicky Gore finished 27:00 for W40 57.41%. Nigel Shepherd ran the Preston parkrun in 21:49 for M60 73.49%, with Elizabeth Johnson clocking 26:38 for W35 56.82%. Robert Brown ran 30:51 for M60 51.97%. Chris Pike was out at the St Helens run and  he had 26:47 for M40 52.15%. Martin Bates was out in Bolton’s Leverhulme Park and ran 24:08 for M60 67%. George Kennedy was on home ground in Glasgow’s Tollcross Park and ran 24:03 for M60 66.67%