Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 18th February 2020

The recent bad weather hasn't put off members of Burnden, who have taken part in recent races across the region.


Mumtaz Patel completed a double header in the Lake district by taking part firstly in the Silverdale circuits event which took in 17.4 miles and 2018 feet of climb in a time of 3:46:56, the route took in locations such as Milnthorpe, Dalham deer park and Arnside Knott.

The following day saw Mumtaz take on pretty much the same route but in reverse, this time under the banner of the Heversham hobble. With conditions not as favourable underfoot her second day time was recorded at a very competitive 4:23:42


Dave Smith continued the off road theme, this time taking part in the iconic Parbold Hill race which was in its 50th year. Dave finished in a time of 1:04:12 (144th) on a course which took in 6.75 miles and 238 metres of climb


At the Great North Western half marathon in Blackpool, Steven Bate battled the sea front elements on a blustery day and clocked a very credible 1:51:09



Tuesday 12th February 2020


Busy Burnden duo Anne Fergurson and Lyndsay Darbyshire took part in this years Anglezarke Amble. The pair took on the 24mile course, which took in landmarks after starting at Rivington such as Rivington pike, Winter Hill, Belmont, Darwen tower, Roddlesworth and White coppice before returning to Rivington via Anglezarke. Underfoot conditions were reported as muddy but passable. The pair recorded a time of 5 hours and 8 mins on a course which also took on 3545ft of ascent.


Three members collected their rewards for a terrific Red Rose cross country season, all claiming runners up prizes in their categories. Gwen Kinloch ( F55), Liz Mclellan ( F50) and Keith Thomas( M60).

Tuesday 4th February 2020

Top female Duo Gwen Kinloch and Anne Ferguson put in top performances in the Northern masters cross country championships. The ladies took on the 5k undulating course at Spenborough AC close to Liversedge in Yorkshire.

Gwen finished 3rd F60 and 7th overall in a time of 26:03 followed very closely by Anne who came home in a time of 26:14 and was 4th F60 ( 8th overall).

Andy Warburton was the sole member in the men's race, covering 8.5k on the same course.

Andy finished in a time of 46:53.


In the Sunday Merseyside cross country league the men faired well on a very soggy course at Croxteth park in Liverpool. Leading the way was captain Paul Duke.


Paul Duke(36)Dave Smith(136) Gareth Lowe(202) and Trevor Eagle(228)


Andy Duffy finished in a great position at the very competitive Blackburn Winter warmer 10k. Andy was 8th in his category from a total of 40 MV55 and in a time of 44:11

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