Alex’s Newspaper Report.

Wesham Santas in the dark on the fells!

The main race of the week was the Myerscough 10 Mile, replacing the previous Guy’s 10, taking in the quiet Fylde roads out round Inskip.  David Taylor was the fastest Wesham runner in the field, finishing 12th in 61:56. Carmel Sullivan was next in, back on form after her holiday and 10k in Benidorm last week, finishing 4th woman and 1st W50, 53rd overall in this case with a fine run of 1:11:22. Jason Blagden was 66th in 1:14:21 finishing 10th M45. Rob Wallace was next in in 71st place with his time of 1:15:08 and Ben Wrigley ran 1:23:59 for 123rd place. Finlay McCalman was 151st and 12th M50 in 1:27:05 and Paul Carter 168th with 1:30:08. Tanya Shaw finished 45th woman and 11th W40 in 1:31:19, 179th overall. Peter Bartlett was 2nd in his new age group M70 with 1:30:20 for 173rd place overall. John Howorth finished 7th M65 and 228th in 1:40:46. Debbie Myerscough ran her longest distance since returning to running this year with a fine 1:41:01 to place 8th woman and 9th W50, 232nd overall. Collectively the Wesham men finished 8th team with hosts Garstang RC first, and the women were 6th with the winners Garstang again.

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Ugis Datavs strides his stuff

The main focus of the week for Wesham Road Runners was their annual 10k road race on Saturday morning, which attracted not only arecord entry but a record number of finishers. It also marked another win for Rob Danson who crossed the finish line in 32:23. Not a record for him this time but he headed a stellar Wesham team, with Gareth Booth 2nd in 34:28and the M45 win, followed up by Ugis Datavs in 5th place with a time of 36:11; David Taylor 11th in 37:18 and Lee Barlow 12th with 37:27 finishing 3rd M45, adequately securing the senior men team win. The leading woman in the race was Jill Jefferson of Red Rose in 42:19, a W60 with one of the best performances in UK history. Wesham’s first finisher was Emma Lund in 8th position with 45:53, 106th overall and 1st W35. Helen Lawrenson was 9th in 45:58 in 108th place and placing 4th W45. Suzanne Leonard was 16th and 5th W45 in 48:36, 148th overall. There were 60 Wesham runners in the race, with Paul Gregory finishing 1st M40 and 15th overall in 37:40; World Ironman Ian Garrod 2nd M55 in 41:01, 41stoverall; Peter Cruse 3rd M55 with 41:02, 42nd; Nigel Shepherd 2nd behind only Paul Muller in 42:14, 56th.

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Wesham 10k

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Wesham 10k today. We are glad to confirm that today’s Wesham 10k was the biggest in the events history, with 491 runners crossing the line. Well done to all runners. The provisional results are now available on our event website http://www.wesham10k.co.uk/wesham-10k-2018-results/
We hope you enjoyed the race today and look forward to seeing everyone again in May for our Summer 10k

Newspaper Report

Written by John Collier.

Wesham Race Results for week ending 18th November 2018.

The 37th Preston 10 mile run, including the Lancashire 10m Championships, saw sixteen Wesham athletes line up at Hutton Grammar School to compete over the 2 lap course.  Conditions were good leading to some fast times and several personal bests.

Rob Wallace in action at Preston 10

Rob Danson was second overall, behind Blackburn Harriers athlete Tim Raynes, in a time of 52:37.  Ugis Davats was 18th in 58:18closely followed by Simon Denye in 24th position in 58:47.

Andrew Harling was 57th in 01:03:10, Daniel Shaw 83rd in 01:06:00, Mark Renshall 95th in 01:06:46.  Lee Barlow 99th in 01:06:59 paced Neil Gregson 100th in 01:07:00 to a personal best.  Peter Cruse was 122nd in 1:08:38 followed by Lee Nixon 143rd in 01:10:00. A contingent of senior statesmen comprising Nigel Shepherd 153rd in 01:10:35, John Collier 155th in 01:10:42 and Stuart Clayton 188th in 01:14:21 followed, just ahead of Rob Wallace 191st in 01:14:27.

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