Lee Mill Fell Running Relays - Sunday 27th November - Teams of four - Details here.
Opportunity for masters (veterans) to represent England at the Marathon! For details click here.
Club Championship race Guys 10 on Sun 4th Dec 2016 is almost 75% full. If you plan on running please enter soon to avoid missing out.
Burnden Parkrun table after #276 (Sat 23rd July) here.
The Club Championship table after the Bull Hill fell race and parkrun #275 is here.
Sponsors of our race the Trotters 5
Wed 27th July 2016 - Leigh Sports Village - Northern Masters Track and Field - ANY over-35 can enter. £4 for up to 4 events. - 7:00pm start
Wed 17th August 2016 - HORWICH JUBILEE ROAD RACE SERIES [4 of 4] - 7.30pm Start from Rivington Village Club Horribin Lane, Rivington, Bolton, BL6 7SE
Wed 24th August 2016 - HARROCK HILL RACE SERIES [4 of 4] - 7.30pm Start from Farmers Arms, Bispham, L40 3SL
RESULTS - Thu 21st July 2016 - HARROCK HILL SERIES [3of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 20th July 2016 - HORWICH JUBILEE ROAD RACE SERIES [3of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Thu 14th July 2016 - BULL HILL FELL RACE - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 6th July 2016 - ASTLEY PARK SERIES [3of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 22nd June 2016 - HARROCK HILL SERIES [2of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Sun 19th June 2016 - Horwich Festival - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 15th June 2016 - HORWICH JUBILEE ROAD RACE SERIES [2of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Thu 9th June 2016 - TWO LADS FELL RACE - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 8th June 2016 - HOLCOMBE TWO TOWERS FELL RACE - Results.
RESULTS - Sat 4th June 2016 - WHARFEDALE TRAIL HALF MARATHON - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 1st June 2016 - ASTLEY PARK SERIES [2of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 25th May 2016 - HARROCK HILL SERIES [1of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 18th May 2016 - HORWICH JUBILEE ROAD RACE SERIES [1of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 11th May 2016 - HAIGH HALL 3.75mile - Results.
RESULTS - Wed 4th May 2016 - ASTLEY PARK SERIES [1of4] - Results.
RESULTS - Sun 1st May 2016 - YARROW RIVER BLUEBELL TRAIL RUN - Results.
It was the day before Ironman UK and all was quiet at Bolton parkrun not even a PB to write about, we did however have a first lady in Lesley Fisher (22:32) who also topped the age category table with a magnificent 81.43%.
Only 13 other Burnden runners joined Lesley on Saturday with special runs for Don Nichol (25:34) on run 40 and Rob Short (20:39) on run 210. Celebrating his return to running after injury Mike Gregson tail ran in a time of (45:46).
Keeping the show on the road, this week's lovely volunteers Fiona Ashton, Gemma Chapman, Mike Gregson, Linda Haines, Laurence Keighley, Craig Leatherbarrow, Jackie Oakes, Jeffrey Pendlebury and Christine Pendlebury.
This week's tourists at Mansfield parkrun Simon Marland (20:48) with a PB by 23 seconds and Sue Blackman (29:29) beating her previous best on the course by 1 minute 11 seconds. Colby Parkrun saw a debut appearance by Chris Greenall (22:30).
18th July 2016
MARTYN and Izzy Pollitt conquered the gruelling Ironman challenge in Bolton on Sunday in inspiring style – both finishing high up their division rankings.
Martyn was 8th M55 in a superb time of 12hrs 12min 47secs, placing him inside the top 400 finishers in 391st place.
He finished the 3.9km swim in Pennington Flash in 1:21:28, putting him 23rd in his division. A fantastic effort on the bike, averaging 29kph, saw him post a time of 6:12:59, raising him to 6th spot as he entered the second transition at Middlebrook.
He ran a solid marathon time of 4:19:50 to complete his fantastic effort.
Izzy was 10th F50 in 14:06:24 and was just outside the top 100 female finishers in 103rd place.
She emerged from Pennington Flash in 1:41:07 and covered the bike course in under seven hours, posting 6:59:48 for the 180.2km. She completed the marathon in 5:09:00.
Burnden again provided massive support to the event with a huge posse of members turning out to man the lap band station in Chorley New Road under the organisation of Andy Warburton and others offering encouragement all round the course from the first competitors into the water to the last runner to cross the finish line.
As well as Martyn and Izzy, Jeff and Christine Pendlebury were another couple in action together on Sunday as they took on the Windmill Half Marathon in Lytham along with Michael Cook.
The flat, picturesque course through the town and along the seafront saw Michael cross the finish line in 1:53:20. Jeff was next to complete the race in 2:20:03 and Christone came home in 2:27:11.
Lesley Fisher was 1st F55 and 4th female finisher in the Burnley Leisure 5-Mile Trail Race at the Pendle Running Festival, coming home in 44:08.
Don Nichol was 2nd M60 in 46:13, less than three minutes behind the category winner.
Colin Faulds visited Ingleton Gala on Saturday afternoon to run the 6.8-mile Ingleborough Fell Race, a gruelling linear course from the village green covering 1900ft of ascent.
Colin put in a sterling effort finishing 45th overall in 1:03:52.
Tim Taylor travelled to London for the Great Newham 10K, a popular race which finished with a lap of the Olympic Stadium. Tim recorded a time of 50:03 in difficult conditions because of the heat.