Runners in the Ice Cream 10k in Garstang on Sunday were awarded with just that; an ice cream at the finish on a warm day. Steve Abbott knew what he went there for and he was rewarded with a straight win, crossing the line in pole position with a time of 38:36 with a 9-second advantage over 2nd place. He was also first M40.
finished off the Kendal 10k Series at Endmoor on Wednesday evening, the
traditional tough finish to the 4-race programme. Paul finished 14th
in 41:40 for the tough hilly circuit, 4th M40. Peter Bartlett placed
78th in 60:08 and was 3rd M70 with the age group winner
clocking 48:00 with an incredible run.
finished 130th in the City of Manchester 10k last week in 42:43 with
a good run. Paul Carter ran the Holme Howler obstacle race near Carnforth in
Cumbria on Saturday and was the only Wesham runner, finishing 87th
in 63:13 in a big race of 230 competitors but with a lot of challenges
clambering up, down and through the various obstacles on the 6-mile route.
was a busy week locally for Wesham members and there were a good variety of
events to choose from.
Tuesday evening the Wesham Fell Running Championship continued with the 20 Barriers
Race at Carnforth, a cross country event over stiles and through gates hence
its name, no one counts if there are still twenty on the course! On a barmy summer evening for running Paul
Gregory excelled with finishing in 6th place with a time of 37:42 to
come in 2nd M40. Steve Myerscough was 19th and 3rd
M45 in 40:25, with Carmel Sullivan 5th woman and 1st W50
in 38th position overall with a time of 43:13. Elliot Costello
finished 59th in 44:57 and Ian Hogg 72nd with 48:02. Ryan
Azzopardi came in 78th in 48:37, Suzanne Leonard was 21st
woman with both her and George Kennedy together in 86th and 87th
places with 49:42. Debbie Myerscough was 63rd woman and 164th
overall in 71:22.
was a very busy week for Wesham with the fourth round of the Inter-Club Grand
Prix on Tuesday evening, Witton Park Trail Relays on Thursday evening and then
the weekend Endure24 event where the club had 4 large teams and one solo member
won the overall team in the fourth fixture of this year’s Inter Club Grand Prix
hosted by Thornton at Anchorsholme as Rob Danson scored another runaway
victory. The Wesham masters’ team were also winners in a good result for the
club. Full results and report next week.
were four Wesham runners in the Sabden 6 Mile Trail Race, the next fixture in
the Wesham Trail Championships, with Paul Gregory finishing 25th and
4th M40 in 43:03. Elliot Costello finished 120th with a
plucky run in 54:10. Kath Hoyer was 21st woman and 2nd
W55 in 152nd place over all in a time of 57:57. Dave Young finished
3rd M70 in a tough field in 209th place overall in 66:53.