Alex’s Newspaper Report

Steve Myerscough and Neil Tate in the Fishwick Five on Monday

The Fishwick 5-Mile was the latest in the Wesham Trail Championships on bank holiday Monday morning and David Taylor placed 5th with a time of 31:16 on the undulating course in and out of the Ribble valley towards the Tickled Trout. Steven Gore was 9th in 33:23 having got ahead of Steve Myerscough who came in 10th with 24:23, 2nd M40. Helen Lawrenson was in a close finish with Sarah Ridehalgh just losing 1st place by 2 seconds clocking 36:08. Jason Blagden was 20th in 37:05; Graham Brock 27th in 43:27; Alan Taylor 28th with 43:36; Paul Eccles 29th in 43:39. Dave Young was 1st M65 and 34th in 46:42; Kerry Eccles 10th woman and 2nd W55 in 48:48; Debbie Myerscough 11th and 2nd W50 in 49:11. Paul Carter was 41st in 50:58; Peter Cooke 43rd in 51:14; Julie Rooney 44th in 55:46.

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The leading group soon after the start of the Christleton 5k on Friday evening

Rob Danson ran the Christleton 5k one of the top races at the distance in the North West and he finished 3rd with a time of 14:56, another sub-15 minute clocking. Anne Mayers-Smith was 73rd woman and 12th W35 in 23:32, 364th overall. Molly Watson was 97th and 408th overall in 28:04 (chip time 27:40). Continue reading

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The big event last week was the second round of the Inter Club Grand Prix at Lytham from St Annes Promenade down to Fairhaven Lake and back, an accurate 5 miles, and it was a big event with over 400 runners, a new record. Wesham had a bumper 73 runners. Rob Danson was once again the winner, pulling away from the start with Preston’s Dave Rigby and new Wesham recruit Joe Monk so that the three made a clear lead group coming out on to the road up to the first mile mark. It was a tight run with Rob winning by 5 seconds in 25:23 and Joe dropping back over the second half retaining 3rd place with 26:43. James Mulvany was powering behind and finished 8th in 28:20 with David Taylor 11th in 29:04. Continue reading

Chairman’s Report May 2017

Spring has finally arrived, and that can only mean one thing, London Marathon! All the hard work through those dark cold winter days paid dividends for so many. Wesham, once again had a fab turnout and a great weekend. I’m so glad that many of our members experienced it for the first time. Julie Rooney had the run of the day, smashing her PB, Stuart Topping was also rewarded with a PB. Elliot made the start line this year and can be proud of his achievements, the club was also represented by Nicola, Gemma, Pete Cruse and myself. The support team for the weekend included Kerry, The Dansons, Ryan, Mick & Carmel, Nicola’s husband Andrew, just to name a few, each and every one of them motivated Team Wesham on the course. They were amazing. The only disappointment was that Sally Deacon, who had tried so hard to be fit, was unable to shake off the injury she has been plagued with for over the last couple of years, and was not able to join us.

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Team picture at the Wigan Trail Race

The third round in Wesham’s new club trail championship took place within the Wigan Trail 10k on Sunday within the Amberswood park on a variety of paths and trails over two varying laps. There was a very strong turnout of 16 men and 13 women, lead by David Taylor who finished 5th overall in 37:05. Paul Hetherington was 11th in 39:13, 2nd M40; Steve Myerscough 18th in 40:27, 4th M40; Nigel Shepherd 26th in 42:02, 2nd M55; Jason Blagden 33rd in 42:54; Mark Renshall 34th in 42:58; John Collier 35th and 1st M60 43:07. Tracey Hulme was 10th woman and 2nd W50 in 47:59; 76th; Kath Hoyer 13th and 1st W55 in 49:09, 87th; Sharon Cooper 18th and 4th W40 50:16, 103rd; Kerry Eccles 24th; 2nd W55 in 51:39; 116th; Vicky Gore 33rd in 52:59; 129th; Fran Hodskinson 37th in 53:32; Diane Blagden 48th and 4th W50 54:49; Debbie Myerscough 52nd; 5th W50 in 56:17. Roger Leadbeater was 81st in 48:41; Chris Moss 97th with 50:06; Alan Taylor 105th (50:28); Dave Young 132nd (53:11; 2nd M65); James Danson 152nd (54:41); Dave Waywell 161st and 1st M70 in 55:25; Graham Brook 178th (57:10); Peter Cooke 208th (1:02:26); Clive Berry 210 (1:02:28). Pauline Eccleston finished 58th woman (181st) in 57:38; Maureen Danson 63rd (188th; 59:38); Jayne Hurst 79th and Julie Rooney 80th (1:03:12); and Caz Wadsworth 88th (1:05:56). Continue reading