Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 28th January 2020

PARK AND RIDE 10K

Gwen Kinloch starred again taking First ladies prize at the Park and ride 10k in Preston. The race which was formerly the Harvest 10k was keenly contested by over 250 runners, Gwen held off a strong ladies contingent to finish the race in 43:28. Also finishing in the race was Andy Warburton who had a good race and finished in a time of 51:59.

HEATON PARK HALF MARATHON

In a strong week for the Ladies, Emma Walker took part in the Heaton park half marathon. Emma finished the four lap course in a time of 2:16:46

ST ANNE'S 10 MILE ROAD RACE

Four members took to the seaside for the St Anne's 10mile road race.The course which took in the Promenade and Fair haven lake in tricky conditions, didn't stop the quartet putting in strong times.

Results;

Steven Bate 1:18:41, Jen Forkin 1:54:41, Shirley Robinson 1:54:41 and Nicola Hardy 2:05:40

PRESENTATION EVENING

Earlier in the Weekend, the club held their annual presentation evening celebrating the club championship from 2019, along with other selected awards being presented. Twenty three Men and the same number of ladies completed the internal championship.

Other awards presented on the night went to Carolyn Barker( Chairman's award), Andy Dunleavy (members award), Gareth Doherty (Men's captain award), Gwen Kinloch ( Ladies captain award) and Debbie Allison( New Starters award).

Tuesday 21st January 2020

FOUR VILLAGES HALF MARATHON

Marcus Chester impressed on his first race of the year and putting his marathon training to the test at the Four villages half marathon. The event which takes in the villages of Helsby, Mouldsworth, Manley and Alvanley held no fears for Marcus who finished in a great time of 1:29:56. Joining Marcus was Steven Bate who also impressed and Finished in a time of 1:44:33.

INSKIP HALF MARATHON

Also in Half marathon action was Mel Walker continuing his busy start to the year, this time it was at the Inskip half marathon. Mel finished as second in the masters 75 category in a strong time of 1:58:09.

SOUTH EAST LANCS CROSS COUNTRY

Saturday saw plenty of impressive performances throughout in the South East Lancs cross country league this time at Heaton park, which was a replacement venue as the original venue Tandle Hill was deemed un runnable due to recent weather conditions. Leading the way and not for the first time were the Ladies, who had a trio of category winners and finished third overall.

Results; Gwen Kinloch(1st F55 34:22), Anne Ferguson(1st F60 35:11) and Lyndsay Darbyshire(1st F50 35:44).

The Men also showed well finishing first over 50 team, with the first three counters all starting in the M55 category.

Results; Steve Nolan (1stM55 42:53), Ed Ashton(44:33), Andy Duffy(45:33), Keith Thomas(2ndM60 46:02),Mark Cannon(47:47) and Ged Turner(53:23).

MAST 10K

Closer to home saw the Mast 10k being held from the club's home venue at Smithills sports centre. The course taking runners up Smithills Dean Road, across to Coal pit lane before carrying on up to the halfway point at the landmark that is Winter Hill Mast before turning round and repeating the downhill leg proved tricky in frosty conditions, but four Burnden members proved more than matches for the course.

Results; Anne Fergurson(53:29), Robert Bell(1:02:37), Sue Blackman(1:24:35) and Tracy Berry(1:29:22)

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Popular Masters duo Anne Ferguson and Mel Walker both claimed category victories in very different races over the weekend.

ASHURST BEACON FELL RACE

Anne ( F60) was 8th female overall at the Ashurst Beacon fell race close to Skelmersdale. The 9.5k course which also included 950ft of climbing didn't stop Anne recording a great time of 51:47.

GARSTANG 10K

Mel Walker was first M75 at the popular Garstang 10k road race, nearly 500 runners took on the course and Mel won his category with a strong time of 52:40.

PETZL NIGHT RUN

Gemma Chapman probably run the toughest race of the weekend for Burnden, as she took part in the Petzl 10k Night run in Rivington. Gemma completed the Event in 1:58:49

PARK RUN

The turn of the year saw the completion of the club's latest New beginners training sessions which take part over a 13 week period from the club's base at Smithills School. The group celebrated their achievement by taking part in the Bolton Parkrun in full fancy dress.

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