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Updated: May 16

Burnden’s one coveted entry ticket to the famous London Marathon went to our Burnden Bee graduate, Louise Righini, who started with us in the Beginners’ group in 2021. Louise has gone from strength to strength with her running and, following her marathon debut at Manchester, decided one marathon just wasn’t enough! Louise travelled down to the capital with her family this weekend and ran the 26.2 in memory of her beloved dad and to fundraise for Alzheimer’s Society.

First held in 1981 and welcoming over 1.2 million finishers across its line since that year, the London Marathon is one of the ‘Big Six’ and is the Holy Grail for many UK athletes. The largely flat course is set around the River Thames, starting in Blackheath and finishing on The Mall with amazing support all the way. It is full of spectacular sights and costumers with thousands of runners competing each year for a host of reasons. Our Louise took on the challenge in memory of her beloved dad and to fundraise for Alzheimer’s Society.

Louise commented,

“Loved it, once in a lifetime experience. Been smiles and laughter and some tears…Loved having something to focus on and doing it memory of my dad made it even more special.”

Our Louise finished in 5:28:24 – a seven minute PB from Manchester Marathon.

To donate to Alzheimer’s Society, follow this link to Louise’s page. Well done Louise from all at Burnden Road Runners !


The picturesque route of the Rivington 10 Mile is a stunning but challenging undertaking. Leading runners from the Bowling Green by the Upper Rivington Reservoir, it is a carefully mapped out circular trail around the woodland and fells of the Lancashire beauty spot. Travelling up Knowsley Lane and past Anglezarke Reservoir, runners are rewarded by the spectacular views around White Coppice and reach elevation heights of 1,048 feet at the summit of Great Hill before circling back around Wheelton Plantation.

Ravi Patel was first home for Burnden in a lung-busting 1:22:13 with Lyndsay Darbyshire 1st Burnden lady in 1:32:31. Following Ravi and Lyndsay were Anne Ferguson in 1:39:39, Paul Willan in 1:55:50, Emma Walker in 2:10:10, Jitendra Patel in 2:10:11 and Tony Fulop in 2:30:46.


It was the Burnsall 12K for two Burnden originals this week and Jackie Oakes and Mumtaz Patel were happy to be back in the kit. The Burnsall race, in the Yorkshire Dales, is a new addition to the Due North Trail series and gives runners a treat with stunning countryside before a diversion from Appletreeweick to bring them back to the finish line at Burnsall.

Mumtaz was flying high as 1st FV50 and 4th overall lady in 1:10:38. Jackie crossed the line in 1:30:54.


Bolton – Attendance 283

Suleman BADAT - 20:05, Andy DUNLEAVY - 21:04, John SIMMS - :22:22, Andrew CRAWFORD - 23:16, Marcus HAMER - 23:42, Andrew NORMAN - 23:46, Vicki HAMER - 25:08, Simon ENTWISTLE - 26:15, Rick WINNARD - 26:57, Martin ARCHER - 27:08, Steven WALSH - 27:08, Jenni PARTINGTON - 29:22, Nicola HALSALL - 29:43, Lyall MEW - 29:48, Ravi PATEL - 29:49, Paul JOHNSON - 29:53, Gareth DOHERTY - 30:13, Marcus CHESTER - 30:18, Lawrence MCDONALD - 30:45, Luke NEWELL - 30:46, Philip GLASSBROOK - 31:08, Natasha CLARKE - 32:15 (PB), Maggie SLAMIN - 32:32, Nia BELL - 33:22, Sarah Jane WELLS - 34:17, Howard SPARKE - 34:49, Teresa RILEY - 36:08, Jordan HULME - 38:35, Ian MANN - 38:41, Andrew PARKINSON, 39:13, Gillian MCGOWAN - 39:30, Cheryl DUNLEAVY - 40:48, David ALLEN - 41:34, Jennifer ENTWISTLE -55:44

Heaton Park – Attendance - 914

Adrian ASHBURN - 21:55, Gayle GERRARD - 24:53, Chris GREENALL - 26:23, Steven BATE -27:36

South Manchester – Attendance 474 - Michael Kermode – 20:17

Pennington Flash – Attendance 136 - Joyce Tyldesley – 59:21

Haigh Woodland – Attendance 214 - Carol Richardson – 31:12

Lytham Hall – Attendance 278 - Tom Stratton – 19:41, Katherine Baines – 23:13 – 3rdlady

Macclesfield – Attendance 196 - Sue Marland – 35:14, Simon Marland – 35:15

Alexandra, Moss Side – Attendance – 532 - Mark Jackson – 21:50, Mark Charlton – 24:29

Clarence – Attendance 62 - Jocelyn Chadderton – 33:09

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