Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

There were series wins for both Anne Ferguson at Harrock Hill Race and Mark Jackson at Lollypop 5k series midweek.


At Harrock Hill fell race competitors run over 5.3 miles of tracks and fields of Harrock and Parbold. Burnden newcomer Gareth Lowe finished first for Burnden in a time of (39.03). Anne Ferguson finished in 46.42 and was the Series winner in her V60 Category over the four races. Other results Steven Bate (49.17), Mark Butler (52.46), David Smith (66.37)


The final race of the popular Ice Lolly 5k was also held midweek at Walker Fold Woods, where Mark Jackson finished in his fastest time of the series in (21.15), also winning the series as overall 1st male in an average time of (22.17). Eight other members took part with Sarah Watton finishing 1st female in a time of (23.12) and Vicki Hamer in 3rd place (24.42)
Other results Richard Blake (27.55), Sarah Woodiwiss (29.11), Phil Glassbrook (29.56), Claire Yates (36.07), Janine Taylor (36.07),Nicola Hardy (39.07)


Into the weekend and six members completed the Wigan 10k with many accomplishing personal bests, Paul Duke led the club home in a PB time of (38.37), Andy Dunleavy in a PB of (39.56).
Gayle Gerrard who was aiming for a sub 50 minutes time sneaked in just under in a time of (49.50). The ever improving Trevor Eagle was all smiles as he crossed the finished line with his PB of (01:19:27).
Other results
Kaite Wells (48.47), Cheryl Dunleavy (1:06:08).


The Golden Ball 10 and 20 miler at Lancaster saw four members take part. Paul Drew opted for the 10mile race which saw him run one lap of the fast and flat course around the paths of Lancaster, Paul completing the race in (1.18.21).
Mumtaz Patel took on the 20 mile course completing two laps in (2.44.59), Emma Walker finishing in (3.21.55) and Sharon Drew in (3.37.26).

Tuesday 27th August 2019


Mark Jackson continued his fine performances at the Ice Lolly 5k Series midweek, where he completed the race in a personal best of (22.15) coming in second place overall. He was followed closely behind by Andy Dunleavy in third place and first V60 in a time of (22.44).
Sarah Watton was the first Burnden lady home and second female home overall in a time of (24.13). Vicki Hamer completed the race in (27.32) and Cheryl Dunleavy completing her third race in the series and her best time yet finishing in (37.00).


Midweek saw a trio of Burnden members taking in the Golf Ball fell race at Rawtenstall the race is aptly named after the weather radar station shaped as a golf ball which competitors pass at the summit of Hameldon Hill.
Diane Wylie, Julie Morrison and David Morrison all completing the event in 1 hour 32 minutes.


Into the weekend and Andy Dunleavy led home the Burnden contingent at Pennington Flash 5 mile. Andy finished second male V60 in a time of (34.11). Gwen Kinloch was first female V55 in (36.33). Other results Steven Bate (39.28), Andy Warburton (42,17) Mark Haslam (44.00) Cheryl Dunleavy (1.00.17), Nicola Hardy (1.01.33)Gemma Chapman (1.03.15).


Three members took part in the West Lancashire Summer Triathlon, held at Edge Hill University, competitors completed a 400m swim, a 18.5km cycle followed by a 5km run. Liz McLellan was the fourth female overall and first Female V50, completing the swim in (9:17) the ride in (37:45)and the 5k in(21:48), (1.13.06) overall.
Trevor Fishwick completed the swim in (10:25), the ride in(40:32) and the 5k in(32:25), (1.30.11) overall.
Phil Glassbrook completed the swim in (13:32), the ride in(1:07:32) and the 5k in (28:18), (1.58.39) overall


On Bank Holiday Monday Burnden members completed a virtual race running 7.605 km in memory of PC Andrew Harper 7605 who tragically lost his life whilst on duty in Berkshire.
The team ran from Walker Fold up to Winter Hill Mast before returning back to Walker Fold completing their 7.605 km. The event organised by Trail Snails Bingley had runners and walkers all over the country talking part in the virtual event raising money for the charity Care of Police Survivors which is a charity which supports families of Police officers and staff who have lost their lives on duty.

Tuesday 20th August 2019


Andy Dunleavy capped off a busy week coming in 3rd V60 at this year's Fleetwood half marathon. A strong time of 1:45:02 on a blustery sea front course, followed very closely by Aidy Ashburn who came in at 1:45:04 new member Luke Newell completed a Burnden trio at the race and recorded a time of 2:14:31.


Husband and wife team Paul and Sharon Drew were also on half marathon duty, this time in Lancaster at the Riverside half marathon, both recording PB'S on the course. Paul recording 1:48:51 and Sharon 2:13:26.


In a third race on the Fylde coast this weekend saw three members taking part in the Run through the lights 10k Night race in Blackpool. Diane Wylie enjoying her first year at Burnden was first home in a time of 1:00:40, followed by Husband and wife team David Morrison 1:09:50 and Julie 1:09:51.


Mel Walker continued his fine Summer form, claiming first V75 prize in a years best of 51:17 at the Birch wood 10k.


Off road events this week brought individual and team success too, Mark Jackson went one better this week and won the Ice lolly 5k challenge, followed in second place overall by Andy Dunleavy. Sarah Watton brought home the ladies and was second Lady overall.
Times; Mark Jackson 22:48, Andy Dunleavy 23:10, Sarah Watton 25:27, Dave Smith 27:25 (1st v55), Gareth Lowe 28:01, Richard Blake 30:56, Cheryl Dunleavy 40:40.


David Morrison was the sole Burnden runner at the Whittle fell race Nr Waterfoot, a 4.5 mile course with 1400ft of Accent. In very tricky midweek conditions David completed the course in 1:33:23.


The team of Emma Walker, Louise Wall and Nadia Raza won the Ladies team prize at the Catherine Dowdall memorial fell race in Darwen. The race that formed part of the clubs internal fell championship also saw Ged Turner being the clubs front runner in a time of 49:01.
Results: Ged Turner 49:01, Emma Walker 1:00:22, Louise Wall 1:02:31, Nadia Raza 1:05:10.

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