Burnden Race Reports
Two first places, one second place, one third place and a PB was Burnden’s haul this week. In his second week in the 30 minute competition, Mel Walker increased his distance from April’s run by just 38 metres, setting himself a new personal best of 5,288 metres. Mel won the M75 category and ran the 4th best distance of all the M70+ males. Andy Dunleavy (7,160) and Tony Wall (6,680) finished in 1st and 2nd place in their M60 category, while Paul Christie (6,250) came 3rd in the M65 grouping. Jenni Partington (5,691 metres) led home the Burnden ladies trio of runners and was just 110 metres shy of setting herself a second PB of 2021. Nia Bell (4,778) clocked up her 12th appearance in the competition, while Cheryl Dunleavy’s run of 3,540 metres took her to joint first place (22 runs) in appearances by Burnden ladies in this 30 minute event. In the team event this week Burnden finished 7th of the 16 teams that appeared in the results.
Friday 23rd April 2021
One new personal best this week as Burnden’s website wizard Lawrence McDonald ran his second 30 minute challenge event and increased his distance covered by 160 metres to 5,270 metres. Paul Duke ran just 72 metres less than Lawrence with an effort of 5,198 metres. Trevor Eagle (4,410) ran his best distance for 5 weeks, while Paul Christie (6,290) returned to the challenge after a two week break. Mr Consistency, Tony Wall, ran in his 31st consecutive weekend and again was 2nd in his M60 category with a run of 6.56 kilometres. For the ladies Louise Wall (4,810) just pipped Nia Bell who ran 4,686 metres in her 30 minute workout. In the team competition Burnden finished in 11th place.
Friday 16th April 2021
They did it again this week! For the second week on the trot Andy Dunleavy (7,080 metres) and Tony Wall (6,550) were 1st and 2nd in the M60 category. I won’t jinx anything by referring to a hat-trick!! Our other male runner this week was Trevor Eagle (4,280) who, over the pass 4 week’s, has consistently (within 90 metres) ran almost the same distance – Mister Metronome! Our 2 lady runners this week both completed their 20th attempt at this virtual 30 minute event. Louise Wall recorded a distance of 4,990 metres, whilst Cheryl Dunleavy ran a total of 4,010 metres. Louise and Cheryl along with Andy (22), Tony (30), Trevor (17) and Paul Christie (22) have 131 runs against their names, from a total of 266 runs by Burnden runners in the event! In the team event this week Burnden finished in 9th place of the 18 teams to compete. In the 2021 standings Tony Wall is currently the first M60 in 18th place overall, having covered a distance of just over 97 kilometres.

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