Latest CLGP results after Chorley here.
Reminder that this Sunday (28th August) is the date for the next Club Championship race, PENNINGTON FLASH 5 MILE TRAIL RACE - 11am Start from Leigh Sports Village, WN7 4GX, the race is also part of the Central Lancs Grand Prix.
Opportunity for masters (veterans) to represent England at the Marathon! For details click here.
Burnden Parkrun table after #280 (Sat 20th August) 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 - 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.
17th August 2016
BURNDEN runners scored two firsts in the Boulsworth Fell Race in Trawden.
The 6.5-mile race with nearly 1,000ft of climb is part of the weekend’s Trawden Show attractions at the Pendle village.
Lesley Fisher was 1st F55 and 58th overall in 56mins 47secs and Don Nichol was 1st M60 in 60:52 in 81st place overall.
Iain Conner, in his first experience of a fell race, put in a great performance to cross the finish in 67:58.
For Don, it was his second fell race in four days as he also tackled the midweek Pilgrim’s Cross Fell race, a 6-mile challenge up Holcombe Moor, crossing the high point in a figure of eight route. Don completed the tough course in 64:09.
Keith Thomas was the first member to finish in 48:06 with Isaline Pollitt also managing to dip under the hour in 58:50.
Three members tested themselves at triathlon in two separate, both very tough, events.
George Butler took part in the Liverpool Triathlon, part of the British Triathlon Championships series. He covered the 1500m swim in Albert Dock in 20:37 – 33rd out of the water overall - and completed the 40km bike ride in 1:10:22 before registering 38:54 for the 10K city centre run for a total time of 2:15:36.
Meanwhile, up in the Lake District Nick and Tim Taylor competed in the Bassenthwaite Standard distance triathlon. Nick completed the swim in 30:54, the bike ride in 1:23:13 and the 10K run in 51:50 for a total time of 2:49:23. Tim clocked a total time of 3:05:00 with 38:24 for the swim, 1:25:47 on the bike and 56:59 for the run.