Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 11th September 2018


BURNDEN picked up a hefty haul of eight age group victories at the Blackleach 5-Mile Multi-terrain race.
Steve Nolan led home the club’s turn-out, 1st M55 and 9th overall in 29mins 17secs.
Lee White won the M45 section, 15th overall in 29:55, while Pete Hopley took the M50 prize, 17th in 30:26. Keith Thomas crossed the line in 34:01 to claim the M60 top spot.
Mel Walker’s time of 39:01 took the M75 category, a time which would have been good enough to win the M65 and M70 prizes. Don Taylor was 1st M65 in 41:00.
Gwen Kinloch was the first female Burnden runner to finish, 5th in the women’s race, taking the F55 class in 33:26. Anne Ferguson was 1st F60 in 36:14.
Rob Short, 11th in 29:31, Paul Duke, 4th M40 and 13th overall in 29:47 and Marcus Taylor, 2nd M45 and 20th overall in 30:53 ensured the club had six finishers in the top 20 in the men’s race.
Other notable male age category successes included Martyn Pollitt, 2nd M55 in 31:27, Ed Ashton, 3rd M50 in 31:49 and Don Nichol, 4th M60 in 37:04.
In the women’s race, Lyndsay Darbyshire’s time of 35:33 saw her claim 3rd place in the F50 section, closely followed by Isaline Pollitt, 4th F50 in 35:54. Jane Forrest was 2nd F55 in 39:41.
Other results:
Simon Marland (33:50), Sarah Watton (34:27), Stewart Jones (35:23), Vicki Hamer (37:06), David Broadhurst (37:53), Mark Butler (38:15), Carolyn Barker (39:09), Kathryn Page (42:03), Emma Walker (43:19), Liz Hopley (44:53), Sue Blackman (49:58), John Hall (50:35), Julie Morrison (54:48), David Morrison (54:49).


Lorraine Halwood is nearing her target of 50 marathons, completing her 44th at the Yorkshireman event in Howarth, posting a time of 5:47:10.

Three runners travelled to the North-East to take part in the Great North Run. Joanne Darby completed the iconic course in 2:29:54 with Jackie Cairns alongside her in 2:29:55. Ann Hardman finished the race in 3:12:07.

Rhian Vickers posted 1:06:07 around the City of Salford 10K course starting and finishing in Media City. Dave Beevers crossed the line in 1:36:19.

Louise Fox and Karen Ratcliffe were testing themselves over three disciplines again at the Lancaster University Triathlon. Results will be added as soon as they become available.

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