Burnden Race Reports

Monday 16th August 2021


On Sunday thirteen members took part in the Club Championship race The Riverside Half Marathon.
Held in Lancaster the out and back route saw athletes run alongside the River Lune out of Lancaster into the village of Caton before running back along the Lune Estuary footpath.

Mark Jackson led team Burnden home finishing in 01:30:26, with Andy Dunleavy following taking 2nd V60 spot in 01:34:30. Third home for Burnden and the first female V60 was Gwen Kinloch finishing in 01:40:36.

New Burnden member Jason Attwood completed another first by completing his first half marathon in a time of 02:26:31, with fellow new members also taking part, Teresa Riley finishing in 02:07:43 and Sarah McConnell crossing the line in 02:41:44. Other results Adrian Ashburn 01:44:01, Steven Bate 01:52:22, Paul Drew 01:54:08, Louise Righini 02:16:22, Jennifer Forkin 02:40:55, Shirley Robinson 02:40:55 and Gillian McGowan 02:43:43.

Just one Burnden member returned to Wythenshawe Park to take part in The Neil Cliffe Sizzler 5k, taking on the same route as the Sale sizzler the extra race was staged to raise money for St Ann's Hospice. The race is named after Neil Cliffe, a fellow runner when diagnosed with cancer went onto run a marathon and raised over 1 million pounds for a respite centre at Wythenshawe Hospital.
This year the funds raised from the event were being donated to St Ann's Hospice to help them with plans for a new building desperately needed. 
Neil Counsell was our sole representative finishing the 5k in 20:45.
Tim Taylor ran in the Wimbledon 5 mile trail series, taking part in the midweek race he joined other runners overground on Wimbledon Common ' wombling free' he completed the race in 48:55. 
One of the brightest runs in the Northwest took place at the weekend in Blackpool with the Run the Lights 5 and 10k, the race starting at 9pm under the illuminations saw Burnden member Jenni Partington take part in the 10k and finishing  in 52:11 3rd FV40.
Burnden fell captain Ged Turner headed to Lowther Castle for the 35th staging of the Lowther Lakeland Fell & Trail run,  the race starts in front of the castle before taking runners across Askham Fell and the Lowther Valley.
Ged completed the race in 02:11:48.

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