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.
Wednesday evening saw the third round of this year’s Inter Club Grand Prix hosted by Preston from Avenham Park in the centre of Preston across the river with a revised two-lap course around the old East Lancs railway line and the Old Canal Tramway. Wesham’s Rob Danson assumed the lead from the start, running the first lap with Blackpool’s Luke Minns before easing away on the second lap to win by 36 seconds in 19:27 for the 3.9 miles. Gareth Booth finished 3rd in 20:29 but as a guest without a bib number. David Taylor was 10th in 21:24 with a great run and Neil Harrison 25th with 22:27. Paul Gregory was 28th and 7th M40 in 22:29 and Thomas Crabtree 32nd with 22:40. With great packing Andrew Harling and finished Chris Hastwell 34th and 35th in 22:49; and Steve Abbott was 39th in 23:11. Steve Myerscough came in 62nd in 24:37 and Jason Parkinson 66th with 24:56.
was a busy week for athletics but quiet for Wesham members. In the Catforth 10k
on Sunday Chris Hastwell finished 7th in 38:39 with a great run on a
fine sunny if a little windy morning. Steve Abbott was 9th in 39:55 finishing
3rd M40. Steve Myerscough came
in 14th and 1st M45 with 41:56. Peter Cruse was 3rd
M55 and 22nd overall in 43:34, with Finlay McCalman 70th in
51:52. Sharlan Butcher placed 30th woman and 99th in 60:09.
was a select few in the Marsden 10 Mile Trail race on Sunday across the
Yorkshire moors, the latest fixture in the Wesham Trail Running Championship.
Paul Gregory took it all in his stride and finished 8th and 2nd
M40 in 1:14:46, with two severe climbs over the moorland circuit. Steven Gore
found it challenging but he came in 18th in 1:19:59 with a good
performance for 4th M35. Elliot Costello finished well in 68th
place in a time of 1:28:47.
The Wesham squad were away over the weekend for their annual trip to Ambleside for the Grasmere Gallop. In the 10km trail race along the shores of the lake James Mulvany finished an excellent 2nd place and 1st M40 in 39:09 with winner a little way ahead in 37:45. Jason Barlow ran well for 16th place and 5th M50 in 44:47. Ryan Azzopardi was 49th in 53:32, and Alan Taylor finished 266th in 20:32 having had a late night. There were 289 finishers in the 10k.