Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 22nd May 2018


BURNDEN produced a strong club performance at the first of this year’s Pilling 10K series with Colin Rigby leading the way, finishing 4th overall and 2nd V45 in 38mins 4secs.
The club had three more finishers in the top 10, with Lee White 7th overall and 3rd V45 in 38:53, Rob Short 8th in 39:05 and Paul Duke 9th in 39:07.
There were four Burnden age group winners. Andy Staveley was 1st V55 and 16th overall in 41:43, Gwen Kinloch was 2nd in the ladies race and 1st F55 in 42:37, Anne Ferguson secured 1st F60 in 48:39 and Mel Walker came 1st V75 in 48:41.
Paula Pilling was 3rd female finisher and 2nd F40 in 43:15, with Simon Marland 2nd V55 in 43:19 and Lyndsay Darbyshire 2nd F50 with her time of 46:14.
The club’s great showing earned both the men and women the team prizes at the event.
Other results:
Ed Ashton (40:50), Marcus Taylor (41:29), Tony Wall (45:48), Keith Thomas (46:11), Ged Turner (46:40), Adrian Ashburn (46:51), Steven Bate (48:04), Tony Woodiwiss (48:40), Mark Jackson (49:43), David Newman (49:57), Paul Drew (50:13), Phil Holden (51L23), Andy Warburton (52:39), Sheila Christie (53:25), Don Taylor (54:26), Mark Davis (56:48), Julie Riddle (57:32), Nadia Raza (57:46), Fiona Ashton (58:53), Louise Wall (59:48), Sally Cottrill (1:00:04), Nia Bell (1:00:50), Joanne Darby (1:01:16), Jackie Cairns (1:01:16), Debra Hennessey (1:02:00), Rita Ledwards (1:02:11), Sue Blackman (1:07:34), John Hall (1:07:34), Gillian McGowan (1:28:46).

Two members took on the Liverpool Rock N Roll Marathon in hot and draining conditions with Craig Philpot and Kris Worsley crossing the finish line together in 5:11:27.
Seven members tackled the half distance, with Sarah Watton the first to finish in a great time of 1:43:09 ahead of Neil Critchley in 1:52:34. Jenna Leeks was next in 2:00:43 followed by Julie Riddle in 2:10:13, Diane Smith in 2:30:00, Karen Ratcliffe in 3:33:55 and Gillian McGowan in 3:33:56.


Jackie Oakes and Sarah Woodiwiss travelled further afield for their long distance fix, completing the tough Windermere Marathon in 4:19:39 and 4:59:23 respectively.

Tony Wall led home the seven members at the first race in the Horwich Jubilee 5-Mile series in midweek, finishing 3rd V60 in 35:47.
There were two age wins. Anne Ferguson was 1st L60 in 38:22 and Colm O’Brien was 1st V55 with his time of 38:45.
Lyndsay Darbyshire was 2nd L50 in 37:59, Sheila Christie 2nd L55 in 43:19 and Louise Wall 3rd L50 in 47:17. Jenna Leeks recorded a time of 43:48 as her final preparations for the weekend’s Liverpool marathon.
Lyndsay, Anne and Sheila’s times combined to lift the club into fourth place in the team results.

Kate Ellis led home the Burnden contingent at the Great Manchester 10K among illustrious company. She came home in 47:10, followed by Tracey Lowe who also dipped under an hour in 58:51.
John Egan finished in 1:05:55 ahead of Steven Snape (1:10:00), Joyce Tyldesley (1:22:41) and Faye Fairweather (2:24:24).
Two members took on the half marathon at the same event. Denise Hodgkinson recorded a time of 2:01:09 while Sandra Caine crossed the line in 2:31:06.


Katy Thompson travelled to Cheshire for the inaugural Anderton Boat Lift 10K near Northwich, and came home 3rd F45 in 56:04.


Rob Short was 14th in the Hollingworth Lake 5K event with a brilliant time of 17:43.