Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 31st July 2018


BURNDEN scored notable victories at the James Herriot Trail Race in Castle Bolton, Yorkshire.
Steve Nolan was the first member to complete the 14K course over moorland trails and paths. He came home 10th overall and 2nd V50 in 61.85 mins (note decimal timing).
Paul Duke was next in 62.38. followed by Rob Short in 63.13 and Pete Hopley in 64.75.
Paula Pilling was the first member to cross the line in the women’s race, 4th overall and 1st F40 in 70.85.
Age group wins also went to Gwen Kinloch, 1st F50 in 73.73, and Anne Ferguson, 1st F60 in 78.88.
The club’s fantastic success earned them top spot in the female team and the mixed team standings.
Mel Walker was 2nd V70 in 85.50.
Other results:
Marcus Taylor (65.60), Ed Ashton (66.20), Simon Marland (71.75), Tony Wall (73.62), Ged Turner (75.30), Christophe Menand (77.13), Mark Butler (77.72), Lyndsay Darbyshire (79.08), Don Nichol (80.03), Steven Bate (80.97), Jackie Oakes (83.12), Andy Warburton (85.12), Don Taylor (87.05), Sheila Christie (89.92), Sarah Woodiwiss (91.00), Tony Woodiwiss (91.03), Craig Philpot (91.33), Phil Glassbrook (94.05), Nadia Raza (96.63), Louise Wall (103.97), Jackie Cairns (103.97), Sally Cottrill (112.73), Maria Parkinson (112.80), Sue Blackman (121.17), Fiona Ashton (121.17).


Steve Nolan was also first of the Burnden stars to finish the 10K Lee Mill Fell Race in Bacup, a tough course involving 1,115ft of climb.
Steve was again 1st V55 and posted a time of 53:55 while Anne Ferguson was 1st L60 in 1:07:00.
Don Taylor was 2nd V60 1:17:18 and Phil Glassbrook 2nd V70 in 1:27:56.
Other results:
Paul Duke (54:53), Marcus Taylor (57:46), George Butler (1:00:49), David Haire (1:09:38), Mark Butler (1:14:30), Nadia Raza (1:30:33).
Mark Jackson tested his endurance at the Leigh Track 6-Hour Challenge, and turned in a fantastic performance to finish third overall, completing 137 laps in 5:58:02.

Meanwhile on two wheels, Julie Riddle and Karen Taylor completed the Prudential Ride London 100-Mile bike ride at the weekend, in appalling weather conditions.
They covered the daunting course from the centre of London out round Surrey’s fabulous countryside, finishing up The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace in 7hrs 7mins.