Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 13th June 2018


BURNDEN scored three victories at the Hendersons End Fell Race.
Paula Pilling was second in the women's race and 1st F35 in 1:07:11, Tony Wall 1st M60 a few minutes later in 1:11:42 and Anne Ferguson was 1st F55 with her time of 1:18:47.
Steve Nolan was the first club member to finish, 2nd M50 in 1:02:28, followed by Marcus Taylor on 1:05:17.
Keith Thomas was 2nd M60 in 1:12:03.
Other results:
Ged Turner (1:15:38), Steven Bate (1:15:41), Paul Duke (1:19:13), Don Taylor (1:23:13), Tony Woodiwiss (1:23:19), Sarah Woodiwiss (1:34:00), Phil Glassbrook (1:34:00), Jackie Oakes (1:34:00), Sally Cottrill (1:36:00), Emma Walker (1:36:50), Nadia Raza (1:38:06), Louise Wall (1:44:16).

Louise Fox and David Morrison were also on fell race duty, covering the tough 10K Knowl Hill course with more than 1,200ft of climb. Louise finished in 1:40:51 with David right behind her in 1:40:53.

Seven members took part in the Edgworth 10K, with Sarah Watton first home, coming second in the women’s race and 2nd FS with her time of 49:06.
Vicki Hamer was 7th in the women’s race in 54:54 and Jenna Leeks made it three members in the top 20 with her time of 60:00 exactly.
Paul Drew was the only male Burndener to tackle the event, finishing in a time of 57:50. Jackie Spiby crossed the line in 62:28, followed by Julie Riddle in 65:50 and Joanne Darby in 71:00.

Anne Ferguson also picked up the F60 prize at the second of the Astley Park series with her time of 34:15. Lyndsay Darbyshire was 2nd F50 in 33:42 and Colm O’Brien finished in 34:19.

The Race the Train event between Bury and Rawtenstall attracted five members, with Marcus Taylor 3rd V45 in 1:19:13.
Don Nichol was 4th V60 in 1:42:07, followed closely by Jackie Oakes, 3rd F45 in 1:44:42.
Kerry Stevenson posted a time of 1:56:44 with Tracey Lowe completing the Burnden representation in 2:03:40.

In Staffordshire, Alec Cottrill conquered his first Ironman 70.3 event in great style. A 52:31 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater reservoir near Burntwood was followed by a time 3:34:39 over the 56-mile bike course before a half marathon of 2:25:18 gave him a total time of 7:12:48.

Trevor Fishwick and Lorraine Halwood chose to test themselves over the same distances at the Epicman event in Lancaster.
Trevor came out of the water in 51:33 and completed the bike course in 4:03:59 and ran the 13.1 miles in 2:43:24, giving him a total time of 7:49:05.
Lorraine's times of 46:45 for the swim, 5:15:18 for the bike and 2:33:54 gave her an overall time of 8:46:32.

Jane Forrest scored an age group win at the legendary Man v Horse challenge at Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales. She was 1st F55 in a time of 4:29:37.
Andy Staveley was the fastest on the day in 3:45:06, closely followed by Colin Rigby who completed the arduous 22-mile course in 3:50:52.
Keith Thomas crossed the line in 4:13:28 followed by Shirley Staveley in 4:29:38, Christophe Menand in 4:31:56 and Colm O’Brien in 5:01:24.
Team Burnden Road Runners was the pick of those who chose to run the course as a relay and they finished in 3:45:12.

Paul Johnson completed the Tatton Park 10K in a time of 49:15.

Lee and Kirsty White joined the DEFRA Environment Agency team for the Welsh Castles Relay, a mammoth event over two days covering 200 miles in total.
Kirsty ran from Penygroes to Criccieth – a distance of 10.7 miles – in 1:16:42, while Lee covered the route from Dinas Mawddwy to Foel (10.8 miles) in 1:13:34 just over 11 minutes behind the stage winner. Both runs were the fastest Team runs in their respective stages.

Burnden Road Runners Race Reports