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Rob Danson flying the flag for Wesham

The final race of the Inter Club series between the Blackpool, Chorley, Lytham, Preston, Red Rose, Thornton and Wesham clubs was a pitched battle right to the finish line in Worden Park in Leyland, with the Open category tied between Wesham and Preston before this seventh event. Rob Danson laid the challenge right from the start and stormed away over the 3-lap 4-mile course to complete an unparalleled winning streak, clocking 20:44 to win by 38 seconds from Preston’s Dave Rigby.

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Rob Danson unprecedented running streak in the Inter Club Grand Prix

Wesham were narrowly defeated by Preston in the final round of the Inter Club Grand Prix in Worden Park Leyland on Wednesday, hosted by Red Rose having been equal placed over the previous six races. Rob Danson was once again a clear winner from the start line, roaring away from Preston’s Dave Rigby having now had a clean sweep of virtually all the events in this series for well over 5 years, an unmatched achievement in the 25-year history. Full results and report next week.

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Ugis Datavs completed the Liverpool to Leeds Canal Race over 130 miles of towpath

The Pilling 10k on Saturday morning attracted a few Wesham members as it was the next race in the Age Graded series, and the good-sized field of athletes were rewarded with a fine late summer morning with rising temperatures for the Bank Holiday weekend.  Paul Lancashire finished 21st in a good position with a time of 43:23. Carmel Sullivan was 6th woman and 1st W50 in 23rd place in 43:32. Mick Edge was the next Wesham finisher in 35th place and 3rd M55 in 46:41. Alan Hudson won the M70 age category and he finished 39th in 47:20. Peter Rooney was 5th M60 and 46th in 49:32.

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A sea of Wesham vests in Astley Park in the Inter Club

Wesham made a strong attempt to turn out a top team at the sixth round of the Inter Club race series on Wednesday evening in a sodden Astley Park in Chorley but were narrowly beaten by 15 points by Preston. Rob Danson was once again the overall winner though as he strode way from the start and made his winning advantage on the first small loop along the slippery path down through the trees. Rob completed the hilly 4.6 miles in 24:46 with a winning advantage of 1 min 18 secs. Steve Littler set off steadily and worked his way into 4th place over the first large lap, holding on to this to finish in 27:03 and first in the Masters. David Taylor was 9th with an excellent run to clock 28:24, with Tom Crabtree 18th in 29:13. Neil Harrison finished 28th in 30:03 and Andrew Harling was 30th in 30:04. Chris Hastwell was tucked in behind in 32nd with a time of 30:09. Paul Gregory was 33rd in 30:24 and Steve Abbott 38th in 31:21, Lee Barlow 39th in 31:22 to clinch the 2nd place team. Carmel Sullivan led the Wesham women with 35:22 for 8th place and 91st overall. Leanne Nield was 17th and 132nd overall in 37:25 with Kay Twist 27th and 170th in 40:17. Maureen Danson was 44th and 196th in 42:32 and Anne Berry 81st and 259th in 48:22. The Wesham women were 6th team with several team members missing.

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