Chairman’s Report Summer 2017

As the summer months come to an end and mid-week racing is nearing its completion, we can only look back with pride.

The Interclub
We have fought every step of the way to make it a battle with Preston, we go to the final fixture just 1 point behind, and yes, we are the massive underdogs but we can dream, and the spirit we have shown this season is remarkable. It truly has been one of the biggest team efforts our club has produced. We have one more fight to take on – by pulling together one more time, let David take on Goliath! Let’s find that Holy Grail! Continue reading

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Rob Danson revelled in the sixth race in the Inter Club Grand Prix series in Chorley’s Astley Park, recognised as the toughest course in the series with a small loop on multi-terrain through the trees with two large laps with an out-of-the-park challenge up the hill of Southport Road. He stormed away from the start and had a big lead into the second mile of the 4.7 mile distance, lapping half of the field as he strode to the finish 85 seconds clear to clock 25:03 for the win. Continue reading

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 Out on the moors in the sun, what more could you wish for?  Worsthorne on Sunday

The 4th race of the Astley Park Trail series over 4.6 miles of parkland and woodland trail on Wednesday evening saw a good Wesham team staging the next leg of the new club trail running championship. Continue reading

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The Wesham team in the latest Pilling 10k on Saturday morning.

Rob Danson won the latest Pilling 10k race on Saturday morning, crossing the line in a swift 31:54, some 1min 53sec clear of second placed Joe Monk of Blackburn. David Taylor was 9th in 37:19.  Alan Hudson was 1st M65 in 44:13 in 33rd place. Tracey Hulme finished 11th woman and 2nd W50 in 46:23, 43rd overall.  Dave Young was 62nd in 51:06, 4th M65, with Robert Wallace 76th in 53:24. There were 114 runners overall. Continue reading

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Wesham runners as superheroes; DT and the Gores at Penrhyn Castle for Megan’s 100th parkrun

 

Monday evening saw the fifth race of this year’s Inter Club Grand Prix, hosted by Wesham at Lea Town with a 4.5 mile circuit around Salwick.

Rob Danson was again a clear winner, stringing out the field with a time of 22:39 and a margin of 42 seconds over second place. Continue reading

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Garry Barnett in great form

It was a quieter week for athletics in the North West, with the local clubs preparing for the fifth round of the Inter Club Grand Prix at Wesham this Monday evening. On a glorious summer evening there was another large turnout of runners; Continue reading

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Wesham trail running troupe in the sun on Sunday at Northwich

The week kicked off with the 20 Barriers Race in Carnforth, the latest round in Wesham’s new trail championship. Garry Barnett was the first Wesham finisher in 10th place with 37:52 for the 5 miles of canal bank and field paths, Continue reading

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Dave Young in the finishing straight at the Witton Trail Relays

Wesham had a very successful evening in the fourth round of the Inter Club Grand Prix on Tuesday evening, hosted by Thornton at Anchorsholme. They won the Open, M40 and W40 team categories and were 2nd in the Ladies, M50s and M60s teams. Individually Rob Danson was dominant from the gun with another win and opened up a lead of 1 min 25secs to cross the line first with a time of 25:43 for the undulating 5 mile course along the cliff top to Ginn Square and back along the Promenade. Continue reading

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Steven Gore going over the top in the Sabden Trail Race

It was a quiet week for athletics in the Fylde area, and Wesham runners had to search around for races last week. In contrast, Tuesday evening this week has seen the fourth round of the Inter Club Grand Prix, where Rob Danson clocked up another win in emphatic style with over a minute and a half lead. Wesham won the Open team category and the men and women’s veteran categories, and 2nd for the women’s team Full results will be in next week’s report.

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The importance of keeping hydrated in the Freckleton Half Marathon

The Preston Inter Club race on Wednesday evening was the big local athletics event last week with 340 runners, another big turnout with 54 Wesham members, a new venue and revised course through Avenham Park. The first lap saw Rob Danson leading with Adam Sciacca and Andy Benson right on his shoulders but he pulled away to a decisive win over the 4 miles in 21:26.  24 seconds clear. Continue reading