Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 5th November


51 members turned out for the final race in the Club Championship and Central Lancs Grand Prix which was also the 49th Through the Villages Race which started at The Dressers Arms in Wheelton taking runners through the villages of Brinscall, Abbey Village and Withnell. Jonathon Sangster was first home for Burnden in a time of 00:54:33. The first V40 over the finish lines was Burnden's Paul Duke in a great time of 00:54:56. There were category wins also for Gwen Kinloch 01:01:07 (F55), Sarah Watton 01:01:45 and Lyndsay Darbyshire 01:03:21 (F50), Andy Dunleavy finished second V60 in 00:59:04,Francis Makin finished second in V70 in a time of 01:16:56 and Phil Glassbrook 1st v75 in 01:20:03.

Other results, S Nolan(57:15),Richard Pollitt(58:11),Pete Hopley(58:55),Gareth Doherty(01:02:53),Keith Thomas(01:02:55),Christophe Menand(01:04:31),Adrian Ashburn(01:05:25),Simon Marland(01:05:32),Marcus Hamer(01:06:28),Mumtaz Patel(01:08:18),Tim Taylor(01:08:55),Don Nichol(01:09:12),Steven Bate(01:09:19),Paul Drew(01:09:28),Vicki Hamer(01:11:20),Mark Butler(01:12:15),Gayle Gerrard,(01:12:42),Ged Turner(01:13:12),Linda O'Byrne(01:13:15),Colm O'Brien(01:13:39),Elaine Roper(01:14:23),Andy Warburton(01:14:30),Shirley Stavley(01:14:32),Jane Forrest(01:16:10),John Edge(01:16:23),Richard Blake(01:17:04),Emma Walker(01:18:09),Nadia Raza(01:20:00),Karen Smith(01:21:31),Gillian Morris(01:22:53),Liz Hopley(01:23:07),Kathryn Berry(01:23:50),Tony Wall(01:23:54),Diane Wylie(01:24:13),Louise Wall(01:25:34),Jackie Cairns(01:26:28),Sarah Woodiwiss(01:29:29),Tony Woodiwiss(01:29:30),Debra Hennessey(01:33:41),Diane Morrison(01:40:27),Susan Wood(01:40:28), Cheryl Dunleavy (01:44:00),Gillian McGowan(02:25:00).


Three members headed over to Tatton Park, Cheshire to run the Tatton Half Marathon, the route which is entirely within Tatton park takes competitors around two laps taking in the scenery and wildlife of the park.  Shirley Robinson led home the trio in a time of (02:34:13), followed by Jen Forkin in (02:34:15) and Nicola Hardy in (02:50:41).


Midweek saw a chilling run over at Walker Fold where Time2Run events held their Time2Trick or Treat 5k, Mark Jackson finished in first place is a time of 22:52, David Smith was the first V55 finishing in  27:40 and Philip Glassbrook winning the V70 Category in 35:33.







Tuesday 29th October 2019


Saturday proved a busy day all round as Burndeners were racing in all parts of the UK.

Mark Jackson led the team by completing his latest Marathon, this time taking on the climbs of the Snowdon marathon and finishing in a strong time of 4:12:49.


Team wise it was the second race in the Red Rose cross cross country at Leverhulme park in Bolton. With a wet couple of weeks, conditions underfoot were always going to be tricky but the club more than held there own both individualy and in the Team categories. The men's team led superbly by Jonathan Sangster ( 47th-43:10) finished 9th overall and 5th vets team, the Ladies were not to be outdone first home was Sarah Watton (15th-24:45) and team wise 5th in both sections in what a tremendous result against some of the regions top teams.
Other category sucesses were, Keith Thomas( 46:54 2nd V60), Liz McLellan (26:02 1st V50), Gwen Kinloch ( 27:04 2nd V55) and Lyndsay Darbyshire ( 27:20 2nd V50).
Other results; Paul Duke 44:00, Steve Nolan 47:25, Andy Dunleavy 47:52, Peter Hopley to 47:59, Andy Duffy 49:47, Mark Cannon 51:34, David Smith 52:41, Ged Turner56:35,Steven Bate 56:39, Andrew Warburton 58:07, Mark Turner 59:51
Ladies; Vicki Hamer 28:33, Liz Hopley 33:14, Louise Wall 34:03, Cheryl Dunleavy 40:03.


Diane Wylie continued her progress and increasing race mileage by completeing the Cannock chase trail half marathon. A tough off road race with a total of 1335ft of elevation didn't stop Diane posting a great time of 2:38:22.


Also on there Travels again this weekend at Lincoln Parkrun , Simon Marland (22:28 1st V60) and Sue Blackman (40:00).


On Sunday, Andy Dunleavy( 43:59 1st V60)and Phil Glassbrook( 58:36 1st V70) recorded category wins in the Serpent 6 located around the climbs of Belmont road and The Smithills estate.
Other results; Robert Bell ( 56:29),Debra Hennessey(1:10:27) Cheryl Dunleavy (1:18:59), Nicola Hardy (1:19:59)

Tuesday 22nd October 2019


Mumtaz Patel completed her second marathon in a fortnight over the weekend travelling to Amsterdam and completing the course in a great time of 3:45:01. Mumtaz was joined at the same festival by Elaine Roper( 1:55:03) and Mark Butler ( 1:54:03) who both took on the half marathon distance.
Even further afield Adrian Ashburn (43:34) took part in the Santa Monica 10k in America.


Closer to home members took part in the first races in two separate leagues. On Saturday the South East Lancs League started at Heaton park with various successes throughout. In the men's race Steve Nolan( 44:14 2nd V55), Gareth Doherty (45:00), Andy Dunleavy (45:14 1st V60) followed very closely by K Thomas( 45:24 2nd V60).
The Ladies also had similar success, Gwen Kinloch (36:03 2nd V55), Lyndsay Darbyshire ( 36:06 2nd V50) and Anne Ferguson ( 36:27 1st V60). There was also two first timers in the ladies race for Burnden Gillian Morris ( 45:50) and Cheryl Dunleavy ( 56:47) both putting in good performances on never an easy course.
Other results;
Pete Hopley( 46:46), Andrew Duffy( 47:14),Mark Cannon( 49:49),Steven Bate( 52:57), Ged Turner( 53:38) and Mark Turner( 1:00:17).
Lynda O'Byrne (42:39) and Liz Hopley( 45:35).


Sunday saw the First race for the club in the Cross country Sunday league with races based mainly around Merseyside and Cheshire. The First race was held in very tricky underfoot conditions at Beacon fell country park. Over 300 competitors took part in a mixed race on a two lap course covering nearly 5miles. Leading the team home in 40th place was Captain Paul Duke, the three other men finished within ten places of each other, Keith Thomas( 80), Lee White ( 82) and Andy Dunleavy(90). The sole lady runner saw Kirsty White finish in a strong 28th position in the Ladies race.


Following on from last week's successes at Parkrun, Mark Jackson( 20:07)was 3rd at Bolton. Richard Pollitt(19:59) matched him, but at Haigh Hall other runners at Haigh Hall included Gareth Lowe ( 27:13) and Steve Bate ( 30:47).


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