Rose Road Runners participated in Standish Hall 10K Trail Race in very testing conditions. The terrain was a mixture of tracks, woodland paths and muddy fields. Times were noticeably slower than would have been achieved on a drier day.

Fred Lynch ran an excellent race leading Red Rose home and taking the Vet 55 prize with Joe Swarbrick a minute behind. Phil Butler’s cross country prowess brought him home in 46:08 in front of Barry Wheeler who just held off Cliff Utting.

Dave Earnshaw worked hard to beat 50 minutes and Debbie Kirkman once again challenged Stuart Cann being only 18 seconds behind and taking third place in her age category. Joan Goldthorpe and Carolyn Douglass both picked up Vet prizes.

Full results:

  • F. Lynch 44:15
  • J. Swarbrick 45:14
  • P. Butler 46:08
  • B. Wheeler 48:51
  • C. Utting 48:56
  • D. Earnshaw 49:54
  • S. Cann 50:36
  • D. Kirkman 50:54
  • S. Coey 52:50
  • C. Douglass 59:06
  • J. Goldthorpe 60:07
  • G. Orritt 60:07
  • Y. Johnson 63:08
  • R. Johnson 63:32
  • K. Clark 66:36.

Meanwhile on the other side of the world Ken Addison, in New Zealand, was sweltering in 31 degrees and tackling the Wellington Half Marathon. Adjusting to the conditions he decided to stick with the 1hr 30min pacers. This turned out to be a good decision finishing in 1hour 29 min.

Members are reminded that the club presentation of trophies takes place on March 15th at Fulwood Leisure Centre. Meet in the bar at 8pm. Usual Tuesday training will take place prior to presentation.