Latest CLGP results after Chorley here.
Opportunity for masters (veterans) to represent England at the Marathon! For details click here.
Burnden Parkrun table after #281 (Sat 27th August) here.
The Club Championship table after the Pennington Flash trail race and parkrun #281 is here.
Sponsors of our race the Trotters 5
Sun 18th Sept. 2016 - NORTHERN MASTERS MONTHLY TRAIL RACE (10K or 5K) ALL VETS WELCOME - 11.00am Start from Barlow Institute, Edgworth
Sun 25th Sept. 2016 - SWINTON 10 ROAD RACE - 9.30am Start from Swinton FC Clubhouse, Barton Road, Swinton M27 5LJ
RESULTS - Sun 28th August 2016 - PENNINGTON FLASH 5 MILE TRAIL RACE - Provisional Results.
RESULTS - Wed 24th August 2016 - HARROCK HILL SERIES [4of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Sat 20th August 2016 - DARWEN GALA FELL RACE - Results.
30 Burnden runners braved a typically wet Bolton summers day. With a nice selection of achievements to write about.
Celebrating her 32nd first lady spot was Paula Pilling (21:05). We saw PBs from Nadia Raza (27:32) taking 37 seconds off her best time from her very first of 13 runs back in December 2014 and Don Taylor (28:01) taking 1 min 20 seconds off his previous time. Making her first appearance as a Burnden runner was Maggie Slamin (26:28) - welcome to the club Maggie!
Special runs this week for
Phil Glassbrook (27:36) run 40
Gill McGowan (41:10) run 40
Susan Wood (29:10) run 50
Adrian Merritt (22:41) run 80
Ben Knight (24:49) run 90
Steve Yates (23:45) run 170
Brightening an otherwise dull day in were the Burnden volunteers: -
Mark Butler, Ann Butler, Emma Donaldson, Paul Duke, Louise Geoghegan, Craig Leatherbarrow, Julie Newton and Jeffrey Pendlebury.
A solo traveller this week saw Steven Bate (21:40) over at Heaton Park who celebrated his second visit with a PB taking 16 seconds off his previous best time.
HORWICH JUBILEE SERIES
25th August 2016
BURNDEN’S ladies dominated the Horwich Jubilee Series at Rivington yet again.
Our trio of Lyndsay Darbyshire, Vicki Hamer and Anne Ferguson picked up the team prize in the fourth and final 5-mile race to complete a clean sweep of all four titles and, naturally, the series team title too.
Lyndsay was 2nd L45 in 35mins 56secs in the final race, with Vicki following in 38:19 and Anne close behind with her time of 38:21 earning her the L55 prize.
Lee White was the first member to complete the course in Race 4, 16th overall and 1st V40 in 31:35 with George Butler next, 3rd U20 in 33:28. Adrian Merritt was 2nd V40 in 34:34 and these three times, along wirg Steve Bate’s 37:22, took the men’s team to fourth place on the night.
Other notable category successes included Mel Walker who was 1st V70 in 38:56 as he continued his comeback from injury, Paul Christie who secured 2nd V60 in 37:43, Rebecca Wensley 2nd L35 in 38:33 and Jeff Pendlebury, 3rd V55 in 43:03.
Mark Butler (37:46), Jenna Leeks (47:52) and Kierenne Baldwin (49:55) completed the Burnden turn-out.
Lyndsay ended the series in second place overall and also second place in the vets’ standings. Anne was 7th overall and 6th in the vets.
Lee finished the series in 9th place overall and 5th in the vets’ rankings with the club having three more members in the men’s top 20 overall – Adrian (15th), Keith Thomas (16th) and Steve Bate (20th).
Julie Newton and Paul Duke travelled to Lancaster for the Riverside Half Marathon, a scenic route largely run along the banks of the River Lune.
Paul finished 17th overall in a fantastic time of 1:30:03 with Julie narrowly missing out on dipping under the two-hour mark with a time of 2:03:42.
Lesley Fisher and Don Nichol both won their categories in the Darwen Gala Fell Race, a 4.7-mile test with nearly 1,000ft of climb. Lesley was 2nd female finisher overall and 1st F55 in 43:48 with Don 1st M60 in 49:34.
Iain Conner covered the course in 53:16, closely followed by Neil Critchley (55:40) and Dave Pearson (59:18).
The Pendle Three Peaks Race is a tough fell race that tests runners to the limit. The 9.8-mile route with 2,800ft of ascent takes in the three toughest climbs in the area - Mearley Moor, Scout Cairn and Pendle Hill.
Four members took on the 2016 challenge with Martyn Pollitt quickest in 1:47:28 just ahead of Marcus Taylor in 1:56:43.
Anne Ferguson was 2nd F55 in 2:01:41 and Isaline Pollitt followed her home in 2:06:21.