Burnden Race Reports

Sunday 5th September 2021


24 Burnden runners turned up to tackle Ged Fell run. A two and a half kilometre (just over one and a half miles in real terms) run with 137 metres (450 feet) of climbing. With great marshaling support from non-running Burnden members including Nia Bell, Gillian McGowan and Don Taylor the snaking course, with its multiple surfaces, stiles, gates and steps was negotiated without mishap by all the runners. Leading the men home in a time of 11 minutes and 53 seconds was Jonathan Sangster. Paul Duke (12:30) was second with Steve Nolan finishing 3rd man in 13:42. The ladies race was much closer with just 25 seconds separating the first three finishers. Anne Ferguson time of 15 minutes and 5 seconds just pipped Sarah Watton's time of 15:12, with Gwen Kinloch finishing third in 15:30. Other finishing times were :- Neil Counsell (13:50), Andy Staveley (14:02), Andy Dunleavy (14:18), Gareth Lowe (15:00), Ged Turner (16:20), Colm O'Brien (16:37), Holly Craggs (16:41), Andy Warburton (16:41), Jane Forrest (17:43), Stew Jones (18:11), Louise Righini (18:50), Chelsea Entwistle (18:59), Sheila Christie (19:24), Paul Christie (19:24), Phil Glassbrook (19:36), Cheryl Dunleavy (22:02), Tony Fulop (22:22), Jen Forkin (22:43).


Monday 23rd August 2021


Lee White continued his impressive form in 2021 with another personal best in the 10k distance, he was joined by other Burnden members at the race held all on closed roads along the Alderley Edge bypass, the runners were entertained along the way with music and acts at every kilometre.

Lee White completed his PB time in 37:29, Jason Attwood followed in a time of 58:07,Jennifer Forkin 01:05:55 and Shirley Robinson 01:05:56.


Jennifer Entwistle was the sole representative at the Birchwood 10k, hosted by Spectrum Striders this course is also billed as a fast 10k race with only slight hills passing over the motorway bridges. Jennifer completed the race in 01:06:08


One the moors above Milnrow Andy and Cheryl Dunleavy took part in the Piethorne 10k, starting along side Ogden Reservoir Andy and Cheryl ran the stunning circular route passing Piethorne Reservior before running out under the M62 towards Hollingworth Lake before returning to Ogden Reservoir passing the finishing line, Andy completed the race in 51:28 and Cheryl in 85:40


Emma Walker headed to the coast and took part in the Fleetwood Half Marathon, the race all on coastal paths saw Emma finish in 02:10:20.


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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