Burnden Race Reports


5th December 2017


BURNDEN finished the traditional Langdale Christmas Pudding 10K race with four of the top five places in the F50 age group.
Ladies captain Gwen Kinloch won it in a time of 43mins 39secs, with Lyndsay Darbyshire second F50 in 44:04. Isaline Pollitt was fourth in the category with 46:05 and Anne Ferguson fifth in 46:50.
Paula Pilling was the 7th female finisher overall and 4th F40 in 42:44.
Rob Short was the first club member to finish in a quickfire 39:03, finishing 21st overall just ahead of Marcus Taylor, 24th overall in 39:33, the only two members to break 40 minutes.
Keith Thomas was 2nd M60 in 43:24 and Tony Wall 3rd M60 in 47:28. Mel Walker was 2nd M70 in 50:47 with Phil Glassbrook 3rd in the same category with his time of 55:51.
Please note all times are gun times. The finish line had chip-timing, but not the start (have checked this with the organisers) so only the times of those who were at the front of the mass start are likely to be accurate. Hopefully, your watches will have recorded your correct time.
Other times:
Ed Ashton (40:30), Colin Rigby (40:51), Pete Hopley (41:40), Mark Jackson (42:13), Gareth Doherty (42:51), Mark Butler (45:55), Ged Turner (46:01), Adrian Ashburn (47:22), Richard Blake (47:28), Martyn Pollitt (48:01), Lucille Corrigan (48:34), Jane Forrest (48:39), Colm O’Brien (50:07), Michael Caine (50:19), Don Nichol (50:46), Linda O’Byrne (51:22), Andrew Ostle (51:41), Elaine Roper (52:55), Sheila Christie (53:25), Paul Christie (53:27), Kath Page (54:17), Jackie Oakes (54:50), Don Taylor (55:11), Nadia Raza (56:08), Julie Riddle (57:34), Sarah Woodiwiss (57:49), Jackie Cairns (59:41), Joanne Darby (59:51), Louise Bentley (1:00:01), Debra Hennessey (1:01:39), Nia Bell (1:01:57), Sally Cottrill (1:02:01), Louise Wall (1:03:10), Rita Ledwards (1:04:32), Susan Wood (1:07:43), Dawn Evans (1:08:52), Fiona Ashton (1:09:17), Liz Hopley (1:09:17), Sandra Caine (1:10:07), Tracy Hindley (1:13:12), Johnny McGowan (1:27:03), Gillian McGowan (1:36:35), Anne Larkin (1:36:36).

Lee White and Andrew Duffy took part in the Stockport 10-Mile race at the weekend with Lee 57th overall in a strong field with a time of 1:03:19 and Andy crossing the line in 1:15:19.

The final race of the Red Rose Cross Country Series at Rossendale clashed with the club race at Langdale so only Paul Duke and Steve Nolan were there to represent the club.
Paul finished in 39:45 and Steve was 4th V55 a few seconds behind in 39:54.
Over the whole series, the club had three prize winners. Steve Nolan was 1st V55 with a mean 5pts. Isaline Pollitt ended 2nd F50 on 8pts and Anne Ferguson picked up 2nd prize in F55 with 9pts.


28th November 2017


BURNDEN chairman Rob Short led the club contingent home at the David Staff Memorial Fell
Race up to Darwen Tower and back to Sunnyhurst Wood.
Rob completed the 6K course with 305 metres of climb in 33mins 18secs, finishing 6th
overall and 2nd senior 18 seconds ahead of George Butler, 9th overall and 3rd senior in
33:36. Keith Thomas was 3rd M60 in 36:29.
Paula Pilling was second female finisher overall and first Burnden member to finish the
ladies race, 2nd F40 in 39:31.
Anne Ferguson was 2nd F50 in 40:25 and Louise Fox was 3rd F40 in 48:04.
Other results:
Marcus Taylor (34:55), Paul Duke (35:09), Mark Jackson (37:37), Mark Butler (41:18), Don
Nichol (45:29), Emma Walker (50:27), Sally Cottrill (52:47).

Three members took part in the City of Salford 5.25-Mile Ladies Race at Swinton with Kerry
Stevenson first to finish with a time of 50:46. Tracey Lowe was next in 51:01
Followed by Dawn Evans in 55:36.

Jackie Oakes was the fastest member to tackle the Wesham 10K, covering the course in 48:37.
Jeff Pendlebury was next in 52:38, followed by Debra Hennessey (58:42) and Gillian McGowan

Andy and Shirley Staveley went the farthest to compete this week, travelling to Benidorm
for the Spanish resort’s 10K event. Shirley crossed the line in 46:34 and Andy recorded a
time of 1:02:23.


21st November 2017


BURNDEN’S Gwen Kinloch won the L55 category at the third Red Rose Cross Country League
fixture at Leverhulme Park.
Gwen completed the muddy course in 25:53 with Anne Ferguson 2nd in the same age group in
Paula Pilling was the first to finish the race, 12th overall, 9th vet and 3rd L40 in 24:18.
Sarah Watton was 19th overall in 24:47.
Isaline Pollitt was 2nd L50 in 25:45. Other results:
Lyndsay Darbyshire (25:56), Shirley Staveley (26:11), Lucille Corrigan (26:42), Vicky Hamer
(26:54), Jane Forrest (27:42), Mumtaz Patel (27:49), Katy Thompson (28:20), Linda O’Byrne
(28:44), Kath Page (30:31), Sheila Christie (30:46), Julie Riddle (31:12), Jackie Cairns
(33:17), Louise Wall (33:36), Joanne Darby (33:50), Fiona Ashton (35:25), Nia Bell (35:27),
Liz Hopley (36:58), Dawn Evans (29:29), Rita Ledwards (45:53), Gillian McGowan (46:13).
Paula, Sarah and Isaline combined to give the club third place in the team standings, while
Paula, Isaline and Gwen's times placed them i the same position in the vets team list.
In the senior men’s race, Steve Nolan was the first Burnden member to finish, 2nd V55 in
Keith Thomas scored the other age group success for the men, 3rd V60 in 44:53. Other
Marcus Taylor (43:08), Robert Short (43:51), Paul Duke (44:12), Ed Ashton (44:35), Colin
Rigby (44:46), Martyn Pollitt (46:00), Pete Hopley (46:03), Gareth Doherty (46:20), Mark
Jackson (48:52), Ged Turner (50:03), Andrew Duffy (50:36), Tony Wall (50:58), Mark Butler
(53:20), Colm O’Brien (54:42), Phil Holden (57:45).
Phil Glassbrook was 1st in the V70 race over the shorter course in 31:58.
After 3 races, Paula Pilling is 14th overall and 3rd place in the L40 category, Isaline is
3rd in the L50 standings with 4pts and Shirley Staveley and Lyndsay Darbyshire 5th equal on
Gwen Kinloch is 2nd in the L55 standings with 4pts, with Anne Ferguspn 3rd on 5pts and Jane
Forrest 6th on 11pts.
Overall the club stands 3rd in the table with 92pts, 11 adrift of second-placed Radcliffe
Steve Nolan is the highest ranked club male runner in 37th place on 81pts. He is ranked
second in the V55 standings after 3 races on 3pts, with Martyn Pollitt 7th in the same
category on 12, with Andrew Duffy 8th on 17pts and Colm O’Brien 14th on 34pts.
Keith Thomas is 3rd V60 after 3 races on 6pts.
Paul Duke is 13th in the V40 category so far, ahead of Gareth Doherty in 15th spot with
35pts and Marcus Chester 17th on 36pts.
Marcus Taylor is 11th V45 going into the final race with 21pts. Ed Ashton is 11th in the
V50 section on 23, a point ahead of Pete Hopley.

Lorraine Halwood completed her 36th marathon, part of the Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running
Festival in Leeds. Lorraine completed the course in 4:58:53.

Liz McLellan was 1st F45 and 2nd female finisher at the 13 Arches Half Marathon leading
home the turn-out of 14 members in a time of 1:36:49.
There were also age group wins for four other members, Lyndsay Darbyshire in the F50
category with a time of 1:41:44, Anne Ferguson in F55 with 1:50:46, Mumtaz Patel in F40
with 1:53:16 and Phil Glassbrook in M70 with his time of 2:10:48.
Isaline Pollitt was 3rd F50 in 1:47:58. Other results:
Don Nichol (1:49:08), Richard Blake (1:51:35), Katy Thompson (1:53:08), Mark Kenny
(1:59:49), Elaine Roper (2:01:54), Emma Walker (2:27:43), Louise Fox (2:27:44), Tracy
Hindley (2:57:00).

Five members travelled to Preston for the MyProtein 10-Mile Road Race with Adrian Ashburn
first home in 1:17:32.
Less than two minutes behind was Jackie Oakes (1:19:19) followed by Gayle Gerrard in
1:20:44, Denise Hodgkinson in 1:29:59 and Debra Hennessey with a time of 1:34:47.

Tim Taylor completed the Run in the Dark 10K midweek around Manchester City’s Etihad
Stadium complex and despite a nasty fall in the first mile battled on to complete the race
in 47:20.