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VET CATEGORIES COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS






It was a Christmassy crowd that gathered outside St Peter’s Catholic Club in Clitheroe to race the ‘last ever’ Turkey Trot 5 Mile. A jail-full of cops and robbers complete with police car, a workshop of elves, Home Alone’s Marv and Harry, a winged angel, many many Santas and even eight maids a milking plus cow could be seen on this bright morning. The ‘Elf and Safety’ was patrolling and witnessed several tumbles down the immensely slippy grass slope but on the whole, it was an enjoyable, ankle-twisting final race for Burnden Road Runners’ Club Championship.


The Trotters Vets cleaned up in various categories with 1st MV45 going to first and fastest home for the Club - Mark Whittington in 34:36. Andy Dunleavy was named 1st MV65 with 39:53.

2nd Male Cats were claimed by Paul Duke – 2nd MV45 in 36:55, Tom Stratton – 2nd MV40 in 37:52. and Ian Pudge - 2nd MV50 in 39:17.

David Smith took 3rd MV60 in 42:34.

Verity Harrison took 1st FV45 in 42:51 and Shirley Staveley 1st FV55 in 43:47. Gwen Kinloch was crowned 1st FV60 with 45:15 and Anne Ferguson 1st FV65 in 45:52.

2nd Female Cats went to Lyndsay Darbyshire – 2nd FV55 in 44:22, Jane Forrest – 2nd FV60 in 49:12 and Linda Doherty – 2nd FV50 in 50:56.


Other Turkey-licious results –

Michael Kermode - 40:00, Suleman Badat – 43:29, Lawrence McDonald – 44:16, Martin Fielding – 44:53, Gareth Lowe – 45:49, Keith Thomas – 47:00, Gareth Doherty – 47:39, Ged Turner – 47:59, Andy Warburton - 48:40, Colm O’Brien – 49:07, Simon Entwistle – 49:14, Vicki Hamer – 49:17, Paul Christie – 49:38, Mark Butler – 51:39, Kathryn Berry – 54:46, Jenni Partington – 54:56, Nia Bell – 57:07, Kathryn Baron – 57:11, Gillian Morris – 57:15, Mark Turner – 57:35, Bernie Jones – 57:38, Jocelyn Chadderton – 58:49, Teresa Riley – 1:00:19, Carolyn Edwards – 1:01:15, Sarah Brown – 1:02:51, Chelsea Entwistle – 1:05:12, Anthony Fulop – 1:08:29, Louise Righini – 1:09:37, Jennifer Forkin – 1:13:59, Jennifer Entwistle – 1:13:59, Alyson Cullen – 1:23:27, Sarah McConnell – 1:24:10, Gillian McGowan – 1:31:31, Cheryl Dunleavy – 1:31:31.


CAINE FIRST SANTA HOME FOR BURNDEN

Michael ‘Candy’ Caine was dancing with delight as he was the first Burndener to cross the line in 36:47 at the Mad Bull 4 Mile Santa Dash Race in Rivington.

Notoriously a tough and hilly course, there were no Scrooges on this race as all of our members brought home some great times and some huge smiles. Caine was followed closely by Men’s Captain, Gareth ‘Dasher’ Doherty in 37:13 and Paul ‘Wreath’ Willan in 37:55.

First Mrs Claus home was Anne ‘Frost’ Ferguson in a fast 39:00 with snow lady, Linda ‘Lightning’ Doherty mere minutes later in 43:42.

Other Santa-riffic results –

Anthony ‘Fa-la-la’ Fulop – 1:03:28, Emma ‘Winter Wonderland’ Walker – 1:07:54, Sandra ‘Carolling’ Caine – 1:07:55, Gillian ‘Merry’ Morris - 1:07:55, Kathryn ‘Bauble’ Baron – 1:08:47.


DEWHURST REPS AT GMAA XC

Matt Dewhurst was the sole representative for Burnden Road Runners this Saturday at the Greater Manchester Athletic Association Cross Country Championships. Matt finished the 10,000 metre (approximately 6 miles) in a whippet-fast 39:21 and position 35.


PARKRUN ROUND-UP

Heaton Park – Mark Charlton -24:43, Chris Greenall – 25:28, Gayle Gerrard – 25:46, Steven Bate – 25:58.

Bolton – Mark Cannon (4th position) – 22:07, Chris Worthington (6th position) – 22:40, Katherine Baines – 24:07, Neil Counsell – 28:14, Paul Johnson – 28:43, Gillian Morris – 39:11, Emma Walker -39:12, Debra Hennessey – 40:14, Jennifer Entwistle – 1:02:53.

Stretford – Luke Newell – 27:11

Peel – Carol Richardson – 29:59, Michelle Livesey – 36:37

Pavillion Gardens – Simon Marland – 23:30, Sue Marland – 33:25.

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