Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 10th July 2018


PAULA Pilling was fourth in the ladies race and 2nd F40 at the Don Ashton Memorial fell event in Tockholes.
She completed the 9.4km course with 310 metres of climb in 47mins 6secs.
Paul Duke led home the Burnden contingent in 22nd place overall with his time of 42:27, followed by George Butler in 45:26.
Tony Wall was 3rd M60 in 49:47.
Don Nichol (54:15), Mark Butler (56:27) and Louise Wall (65:44) completed the club’s representation.


Jackie Oakes travelled to Ambleside for the Ultimate Trails 22km event, part of the Lakeland Trails series, and she completed the tough course in 3:30:40.

Louise Fox and Emma Walker ran the Sawley Abbey Half Marathon. Times to be confirmed.

Louise and Emma also ran together at the Stoodley Pike Fell Race last week. Louise finished in a time of 36:37 with Emma crossing the line in 36:57

Clare McKenna, Julie Riddle and Diane Smith were also in the Lakes but they were tackling Derwentwater’s Epic Lakes Swims. Clare covered the 500m course in 10:46 while Julie, at her first open water event, followed her in with a time of 13:57.
Diane tackled the one-mile course and finished in 39:45.

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

JOAN RHODES AND FRED NORRIS MEMORIAL 5KBURNDEN enjoyed a successful outing at the Joan Rhodes and Fred Norris Memorial 5K event at Radcliffe.
Steve Nolan was 9th overall and 1st V55 in 18mins 50secs, with Rob Short (19:11), Paul Duke (19:23) and Marcus Taylor (19:35) the others to finish under 20 minutes.
Paula Pilling was 3rd in the ladies race and 2nd F40 in 21:05, ahead of Sarah Watton, 5th overall and 3rd FS in 21:31.
Two members won their age categories. Gwen Kinloch was 1st F55 in 22:16 and Anne Ferguson was 1st F60 in 23:47.
Sheila Christie was 3rd F55 in 26:10, Carolyn Barker 2nd F50 in 26:15 and Emma Walker 2nd F45 in 26:27.
Other results:
Mark Jackson (20:33), Lee White (20:36), Gareth Doherty (20:58), Keith Thomas (21:39), Tony Wall (22:08), Andy Duffy (22:20), Mark Butler (22:48), Adrian Ashburn (23:14), Vicki Hamer (23:28), David Broadhurst (23:36), Don Nichol (24:25), Gayle Gerrard (24:57), Andy Warburton (25:44), David Morrison (25:46), Kerry Stevenson (27:04), Louise Fox (28:04), Linda O’Byrne (28:07), Don Taylor (28:12), Louise Wall (29:40), Tracey Lowe (29:53).
Shay Walker was 4th in the Morecambe Half Marathon in 1:25:39 although confusion caused by a marshal suggests he could have actually finished even higher.

Kirsty White won the Trailblaster Ultra 6-hour Solo ladies race at Burnley completing 11 laps – the equivalent of 55km in 5:22:55 a full lap plus 26 minutes ahead of the second placed female finisher.
No competitor managed more laps than her and she was only six minutes off overhauling the time of the first-placed male runner.
Lee White completed eight laps in 3:56:32 and Sue Blackman registered six laps in 4:49:34.
Simon Marland finished fourth overall in the 12-Hour Solo event, completing 12 laps in 7:53:19.

Dawn Evans was in Leeds for the Endure 24-hour Ultra and covered seven laps of the course in 23:03:57, stretching a total of 35 miles.

Steven Snape, Joyce Tyldesley and Bill Kelly travelled to the coast for the Southport Half Marathon. Steven was first to finish in 2:45:50, followed by Joyce in 3:02:38 and Bill in 3:19:27.


Lucille Corrigan took on the tough climbs of the Lake District at the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon. Partnered by Richard Smith, she covered the 17km Wansfell course, with 1,140m of steep climb in 6:33:10 on the Saturday and followed that up with 5:30:35 over the 12km Sunday course, with 920m of ascent

Julie Riddle and Jackie Oakes opted for a cycling challenge and took on the Sigma Sports West Coast Classic Sportive, covering the 56-mile short route together in 5:04:12.

Tuesday 26th June 2018


BURNDEN came away from the Horwich Jubilee 5-Mile race with a clutch of prizes as a massive turn-out of 57 members took part.
Rob Short was first of the Burnden runners to finish in 30mins 13secs a few seconds ahead of Paul Duke (30:45) and Lee White who was 2nd V45 in 30:52.
The club won three age groups. Steve Nolan was 1st V55 in 31:04, Gwen Kinloch 1st L55 in 34:42 and Anne Ferguson 1st L60 in 39:01 but there were several other notable successes.
Second spot in their respective categories went to Andy Staveley in the V55 race with 32:56, Tony Wall in the V60 group with 36:01, Isaline Pollitt 2nd L50 in 36:07 and Elaine Roper runner-up in the L55 group with 41:35.
Marcus Taylor was 3rd V45 in 32:08, Keith Thomas 3rd V60 in 36:09, Lyndsay Darbyshire 3rd L50 in 36:22 and Phil Glassbrook 3rd V70 in 44:01.
Gwen, Sarah and Isaline’s combined placings earned them the ladies team prize. The aggregate postions of Rob, Paul, Lee and Steve lifted them to third place in the men’s team rankings.
Other results:
Martyn Pollitt (33:55), Gareth Doherty (33:37), Sarah Watton (35:28), Jackie Oakes (36:19), Christophe Menand (36:28), Ged Turner (36:53), Michael Caine (37:04), Mark Butler (37:04), Steven Bate (37:07), Vicki Hamer (37:10), Colm O’Brien (37:14) David Broadhurst (37:14), Mumtaz Patel (37:17), Shirley Staveley (38:24), Tony Woodiwiss (38:40), Stewart Jones (39:18), Adrian Ashburn (39:33), Richard Blake (39:45), Kris Worsley (40:04), Craig Philpot (40:07), Jenna Leeks (40:36), David Morrison (40:39), Andy Warburton (40:42), Lawrence McDonald (41:22), Paul Drew (41:28), Linda O’Byrne (41:31), Gayle Gerrard (41:31), Sheila Christie (42:15), David Aulton (42:16), Nadia Raza (43:38), Mark Davis (43:57), Kerry Stevenson (44:09), Kathryn Page (44:20), Julie Riddle (45:44), Louise Wall (47:05), Sharon Drew (47:21), Susan Wood (48:16), Tracey Lowe (48:28), Jackie Cairns (49:11), Joanne Darby (49:11), Debra Hennessey (50:55), Sandra Caine (51:26), Shirley Robinson (55:41).

Three members tackled the Wilmslow Half Marathon. Marcus Taylor was first to finish in 1:31:07, followed by Liz McLellan in 1:43:01 and David Broadhurst in 1:49:15.

Rob Short completed the North Devon Half Marathon in 29th place in 1:46:47.


Sarah Woodiwiss, Trevor Fishwick and Maria Parkinson tested their endurance at the 50-Mile Pennine Barrier Ultra Marathon in Malham. Awaiting the confirmation of results from the organisers.

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