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Stephen Browne and Alan Hudson in a photo finish

The sixth round of the Inter Club series took place on Wednesday evening this week in Astley Park in Chorley between torrential rain storms and Rob Danson took the reins from the start and quickly saw off the chaser through the wood on the first small lap to build an unassailable lead from Luke Minns and Dave Rigby. Steve Litter worked through the field to come in 4th place. The full results and report next week.

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Team piccie in the Quay Meadows in Lancaster Sunday morning

The Riverside 10 Mile race on Sunday along the waterfront in Lancaster and up and down the old Leeds Morecambe railway along the Lune banks saw Wesham’s Steve Littler take 2nd place overall and 1st M45 in a good 57:13, a double out-and-back course but mainly completely flat. Andrew Harling was 10th and 5th M35 in 1:06:38 and Steve Abbott 14th and 1st M40 with 1:08:47 to take the men’s team win. Similarly, with Helen Lawrenson 2nd woman and 1st W40 in 1:18:18, 37th overall; Kay Twist 14th and 69th in 1:29:39, 4th W45; and Antionette Holton 9th woman and 110th overall with 1:38:05; and the ladies also won the women’s team. Paul Lancashire headed the strong backup placing 31st in 1:15:05 and 7th M35; Stuart Clayton was 40th and 3rd M50 with 1:19:46; Martin Allison was 46th in 1:22:00; James Danson 53rd and 4th M50 in 1:24:27 with a new 10-mile personal best time; and Stephen Twist 109th in 1:38:05. Jo McCaffery was 41st woman and 115th overall in 1:39:37, 6th W40; and Dawn Biggs and Sharlan Butcher finished 70th and 71st in 1:55:21, 155th and 156th overall.

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Paul Gregory near the top of Delph Lane in the Caldervale Summer 10

The Caldervale 10 Mile on Sunday was a worthy counter to the main race that happens on Good Friday but this one runs the course in the other direction. There were just three Wesham members in action, with Paul Gregory leading the way finishing 25th in 1:07:36 over the hilly course. Finlay McCalman was 114th in 1:33:25 and Paul Carter 124th with 1:37:31.

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Photo finish for Andrew Harling at the Wesham Inter Club on Monday

Wesham hosted the fifth round of this year’s Inter Club Grand Prix at Springfields in Salwick and came away with a good result and a turnout of 339 runners from the seven clubs. Rob Danson was the overall winner with a runaway lead of 1min 14sec over Preston’s Dave Rigby, completing the 4.6 miles in 22:45. The Wesham team finished 2nd behind Preston with Simon Denye 12th in 26:09 coming in with David Taylor 13th in 26:20 and Ugis Datavs 16th with 26:26. Andrew Harling was 24th in 27:12; Paul Gregory 27th in 27:28; Mark Belfield 28th in 27:28; Steve Abbott 30th in 27:30; Tom Crabtree 34th with 27:56 and Lee Barlow 35th (28:00). The Wesham women were 5th team, with Carmel Sullivan leading the way in 6th place with a time of 31:14 (95th overall); Sue Coulthurst 12th in 33:19 (131st); Suzanne Leonard 23rd with 35:15 (180th); Alice Deacon 29th in 36:31 (200th); and Sara Ward 31st with 36:33 (202nd).

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