Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 14th September

ULTRA WOODIWISS RUNS THE KESWICK VALLEYS

Burnden’s seasoned Ultra runner, Sarah Woodiwiss travelled to beautiful Keswick to run the Adidas Terrex 50km Trail Ultra Marathon, part of the Keswick Mountain Festival. The tough course takes in trails, tracks and open running across the scenic valleys and reaches elevation of 1,995 metres.

 SPLASH FUN AT YARROW 10K

A fun and splashy race through the Yarrow Valley saw eight members complete the Yarrow River Splash 10K, which includes two river crossings.

First Burndener to cross the Finish line was Adam Austin in a time of 54:08 followed by Ged Turner and Anne Ferguson neck and neck with times of 57:36 and 57:38 respectively. Other runners representing Burnden were Louise Righini, home in 1:11:33, Nicola Hardy in 1:16:32, Nick Adams  - 1:24:14, Jennifer Forkin – 1:38:00 and Cheryl Dunleavy – 1:38:02. 

DREW RACES THE SWITCHBACK VALLEY

Sole Burnden representative, Paul Drew, headed over to Hurstwood to compete in the tough and hilly but beautifully scenic 5.5 miles of the Switchback Valley Trail Race, part of the Inov-8 Pennine Trails series. Paul finished 47th out of a field of 116 in an impressive time of 48:15.

THE RON HILL MEMORIAL RIVINGTON PIKE FELL RACE

Seven members stayed local and ventured to Rivington for the 3.5-mile Rivington Pike Fell Race on Saturday 11th September, one of the oldest fell races in the country.

Welcoming 210 competitors to the route, which reaches heights of 800 feet, Mad Bull Events dedicated this historic fell race to the great Ron Hill, who sadly passed away in May this year. Ron was a legendary local athlete, hailing from Accrington. He competed in this race a total of 40 times - winning it 3 times.

Leading Burnden home through the fells was Peter Hopley in a time of 24:35. Just behind was Steve Nolan in 24:34 and Neil Counsell followed in a time of 25:52. Other results in this historic race were First Female home, Anne Ferguson, in 27:25, Fell Race Captain, Ged Turner, in 28:11, Lyndsay Darbyshire in 28:14 and Anthony Fulop in 42:48.

WILMSLOW HALF MARATHON 

Steven Bate and Tim Taylor competed in Wilmslow's Running Festival - racing 13.1 miles and joining over 1300 runners. Taylor completed the course in 1:48:55 while Bate crossed the Finish line in 1:51:17.

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