Andrew Harling braves the Mini Beast from the East along Bispham cliff top.
The “Mini Beast from the East” put paid to several more local races than its elder did two weeks ago, with the cancellation of the Wilmslow and Wigan Half Marathons and the Thirsk 10 in Yorkshire. The Lincoln 10k, selection race for the England Athletics Masters Age Group team was also called off, leaving only Chichester with a result for the selection after cancellation of the Trafford 10k three weeks ago. The Sweatshop 10-mile race in Bispham went ahead successfully despite weather warnings but the conditions were fine on the Fylde coast if cold and threatening snow. However, the numbers competing was depleted as competitors from the east could either not travel or chose not to risk it. However, there was no reason to call the race off and there was a good local contingent, sporting a fine array of woolly hats and buffs with the winning times (56:21 for the men and 68:23) perhaps affected by the cold conditions. Continue reading
The 12 Stage Northern Relays Birkenhead 25th March takes place this Sunday. If anyone wants to car share we will be meeting at the Cricket Club at 9am prompt. Anyone else can meet us at the venue, post code. CH43 8SQ
Relays start at 12 prompt! Remember to put your clocks forward on Saturday night.
The Wesham Road Road Runners Cross Country Presentation will be held at the cricket club after the run on Monday 26th March at around 8.20pm.
Jason will be putting on chips and sandwiches so it’s well worth attending.
Steven Gore and Paul Gregory on the ascent in the Roddlesworth Roller
The Mother’s Day 10k in Lancaster was 24 hours early, taking place on Saturday, but it did at least give runners the chance of a race and a celebration in the same weekend. David Taylor was the first Wesham finisher in a very good 7th place with a time of 37:42. Helen Lawrenson was 4th woman and 2nd W45 in 34th place overall with 43:28 just losing out to former team-mate Nicola Unsworth who had an excellent run. Emma Lund finished 10th woman and 55th overall in 47:05. It was fresh and damp but the earlier rain was clearing away, with the course starting alongside the River Lune and then heading out to Morecambe and back. Continue reading
Monday 12th March is our last Handicap Race on the winter route. If you are wishing to qualify for the Trophy Race in September this is your last chance on the winter route. Please refer here for full details.
Registration will be at the Club from 6.40 pm, with the start being as soon as possible after 7.00 pm, on Preston Street.
John Collier gives it everything in the Mid Lancs in Ulverston
The Mid Lancs Cross Country League season drew to a close at the new venue at Glaxo in Ulverston under the shadow of the Hoad at the end of a week of extreme weather. There was no snow or ice anywhere in the Lakes Peninsular region and apart from a stiff cold easterly wind it was a bright afternoon with sunshine and a real hint of spring. Continue reading
Following the final Mid-Lancs XC fixture of the season, the current standings and all results have been updated on our XC page.
Our new online shop is now open for club kit. Only a few lines so far, more to follow. There’s a sale on too!
Gemma Owen running well again
There was more athletics action as Wesham members took to the road as the cold weather started to bite. Lee Barlow ran the Lostock 6 Mile race on the outskirts of Horwich on Sunday morning and he clocked 35:50 for 13th place and 2nd Over-40. Sion Denye made a strong return to racing with 36:24 for 16th place overall, 5th Over-40. Helen Lawrenson was 6th woman and 1st W45 in 41:22, 67th overall. Martin Bates was 129th and 9th M60 in 45:57; Maureen Danson was 223rd and 12th Over-45 in 51:17; Tanya Barlow finished 234th and 13th Over-45 in 51:45 and W45 James Robert Danson 246th with 52:30. Continue reading
Our new online membership registration is now open and renewals for 2018 are now due. UKA registrations expire at the end of March. All members must renew their membership in order to continue to run for the club. WRR membership is now easier and simpler than ever before. If you are joining us for the first time or just renewing your membership, the online form could not be easier. First and second claim memberships available online now. £25 first claim or £11 second claim. Get £2 off most road races and run for us at the Inter-club series.
To Renew/ Register please click the image below.