Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 13th November 2018

RED ROSE CROSS COUNTRY - BOLTON

BURNDEN had two age group winners at the Red Rose Cross Country League meeting around Leverhulme Park.
Steve Nolan was 1st V55 in the men’s race with a time of 42:48 and Anne Ferguson took the L60 category in 25:54.
Jonathan Sangster led the Burnden team home in the men’s race, finishing 37th overall in 40:08, just ahead of Steve, followed by Pete Hopley (43:45), Keith Thomas (46:55), Mark Cannon (47:49), Christophe Menand (48:54), Tony Wall (49:28) and Frank Mackin (58:20).
Sarah Watton was 28th overall in the ladies race with a time of 24:23. Lyndsay Darbyshire was 3rd L50 in 25:40 and Les Kaneen was 2nd L55 in 26:19.
Other results:
Shirley Staveley (26:40), Clare McKenna (28:00), Kath Page (30:46), Louise Wall (31:50), Liz Hopley (32:12).

SWINSTY & FEWSTON FESTIVAL
Lorraine Halwood completed her 46th marathon and Jackie Oakes her 18th at the Swinsty & Fewston Festival in Timble, near Harrogate.
Jackie was 3rd in the women’s race with a time of 4:38:37 with Lorraine 4th female finisher in 4:44:36.

MAD BULL TORCH RUN

The Mad Bull Torch Challenge 5-mile night trail race through the woods around Rivington saw Andy Staveley finish 4th overall and 1st V55 in 37:01 – less than 90 seconds behind the winner. Adrian Ashburn was next home in 44:07.
Then came a string of age group winners. Mumtaz Patel was 1st F45 in 44:45, Elaine Roper 1st F55 in 55:28, Brenda Sedgwick 1st F70 in 1:12:02 and Paul Sedgwick 1st V70 in 1:12:16.

WINDMILL 10K
Debra Hennessey was our sole representative at the Remembrance Day Windmill 10K at Lytham and crossed the line in 60:28.

Tuesday 6th November 2018

CENTRAL LANCS GRAND PRIX RESULTS

BURNDEN’S Gwen Kinloch is the women’s champion in this year’s Central Lancs Grand Prix series as the club dominated the overall results.
She claimed first prize in the open section, beating off all other female runners, with the club’s Sarah Watton second overall to make it a fantastic 1-2 for Burnden. Isaline Pollitt made it three Burndeners in the top six.
Rob Short was overall runner-up in the men’s series with Paul Duke another prize-winner in 5th place and Marcus Taylor just missing out on the prizes in 6th position.
There were a clutch of age group victories over the series. Marcus Taylor and Lee White made it a Burnden 1-2 in the M45 group and Tony Wall emerged top of the M60 class.
Paul Duke was runner-up in the M40 category with Martyn Pollitt 2nd M55 and Don Taylor 2nd M65.
In the women’s section, Anne Ferguson was runner-up to Gwen Kinloch in the F55 category. Linda O’Byrne was 2nd F45 with Emma Walker 3rd and Isaline Pollitt and Sheila Christie were 2nd and 3rd respectively in the F50 section.
Burnden made it a clean sweep of the team prizes, winning the A and B mixed team leagues, the Women’s Series table and the Veterans table.

LANCASTER HALF MARATHON

Shay Walker once again did the vest proud, this time coming a brilliant 5th overall out of 314 finishers and 2nd V45 in the Lancaster Half Marathon with a time of 1:23:36

THOUGH THE VILLAGES

Several members chose the Through the Villages race at Wheelton, Chorley, to stretch the legs with Pete Hopley leading them home, 24th overall and 3rd M50 in 55:54.
Marcus Taylor was next to complete the 8.4-mile course in 58:08, followed by Simon Marland in 1:01:49.
Anne Ferguson was 2nd F60 and 11th overall in the women’s race with a time of 1:06:02.
Other results:
Mark Butler (1:10:39), Don Nichol (1:11:07), Colm O’Brien (1:12:29), Graham Robinson (1:14:34), Liz Hopley (1:25:41), Michelle Houghton (1:29:26), Sharon Drew (1:29:59), Debra Hennessey (1:35:22), Sue Blackman (1:38:46), John Hall (1:44:55).

RUN TATTON 10K
Liz McLellan powered to 6th place in the women’s race at the Run Tatton 10K. Liz was 3rd F45 in 42:53.

Tuesday 30th October 2018

MILLTOWN TO MOORS HALF MARATHON

BURNDEN’S Mel Walker put in a terrific effort to win the V75 category at the Milltown to Moors Half Marathon at the weekend with a time of 1hr 58mins 22secs.

BEACH HEAD MARATHON
David Morrison chose to challenge himself in the (very) undulating Beachy Head Marathon, following the testing route high above the cliffs and crossing the line in 6:31:34.

SNOWDONIA MARATHON
David Newman was also in action over 42K, running the Snowdonia Marathon in Llanberis in 4:36:55.

ACCRINGTON 10K
Emma Walker and Louise Fox tackled the Accrington 10K, coming home together in 53:02.

SERPENT 6 MILE


Four members ran the Wilton Arms Serpent 6-Mile race with Gayle Gerrard first to finish in 54:17.
Phil Glassbrook was a few seconds behind, 1st V70 in 54:29. Jackie Spiby (57:51) and Jackie Oakes (62:02) completed the turn-out.

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