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A good Wesham turnout at the Rivington 10 Mile trail Challenge at the weekend

The Manchester Marathon drew 30,000 runners to the streets, and they were joined by Wesham’s Sharlan Butcher and Dawn Biggs. They finished 15173rd and 15176th with the same chip time of 4:57:26. They finished 3636th and 3648th in the women’s results. Stuart Clayton finished 5350th in 3:40:03.

In the Three Bridges 10k in Lancaster on Sunday from the Salt Aire athletics track, Chris Haines finished 10th in 39:26 with a good run up to the Lune Aqueduct with its climb of 50 steps to the height of 61ft. Stuart Topping placed 37th with 45:55, James Remnant was 42nd in 46:16; and Peter Rooney 87th in 52:40.

Tom Crabtree won the Rivington 10 Mile Trail Challenge on Sunday in 1:13:43, by a 5-second advantage over second place. Alek Walker finished 3rd in a great team result for Wesham completing the course in 1:14:13. Steve Myerscough was 12th in 1:21:56 placing 2nd M45 with. Ian Nichols Hogg coming in 45th in 1:33:54. Kay Twist lead the Wesham ladies finishing 13th woman and 65th overall in 1:40:31 placing 2nd W50. Jo McCaffery was 30th woman and 98th in 1:50:40, 8th W45, with Anne Berry 116th overall in 1:58:49 and 2nd W60. Finlay McCalman finished 121st in 2:04:21; Alistair Morris was 128th in 2:07:29, 4th M60; and Kirsty Holland placed 130th in 2:09:04.

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